Hello PNW Key Clubbers,
Congrats on making it to the final few weeks of the 2022-2023 service year! As we all make the final push for our term, I want to remind you about the value of taking breaks. Between completing tasks and projects, it’s not only helpful but critical to give yourself a break. Research supports that taking breaks makes us more productive, not less, depending on how you take the break. By going on a walk, talking to a family member, or making food rather than scrolling through social media or your laptop, you can boost your creativity and productivity. Additionally, you should aim to break down any feelings of guilt you may have associated with taking breaks. After all, it’s in your best interest to give yourself a break!
You can read more science-backed tips and tricks on how to effectively take breaks below. The article by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill will be sure to set you up for success in completing work and being more productive. Keep this in mind as you battle the burnout and stress that can come with the end of a term!
Key Clubbers, prepare yourself for the Key Club International Convention (ICON)! ICON is an opportunity to gather with over 1,000 Key Clubbers from across the globe to hear about new programs, develop personal and professional skills, attend educational workshops, and elect the International Board for the upcoming year.
The 80th Annual Key Club International Convention is being held July 4-9, 2023 in Anaheim, CA. The Pacific Northwest District of Key Club will be conducting its District tour, which will begin Tuesday morning, July 4th, 2023, and return Sunday afternoon, July 9th, 2023. Included in the cost are round-trip airline reservations between Los Angeles, CA, and Seattle, WA, or Portland, OR. The guided Disneyland Adventure will include a full day at Disneyland (with a park hopper), time to explore Santa Monica, including the pier, and much, much more. You’ll even enjoy a District dinner at Bubba Gump Shrimp Company.
The tour package includes all air and ground transportation, along with a hotel room, registration fees, tour admissions, some meals, district pins for trading, and many other items. It costs $1,300, including a $500 deposit due by Friday, April 28th, 2023. Attached below is the Registration Packet, Shop Link, and a Sponsorship Toolkit. You can offset some of the costs by soliciting support from your club and local Kiwanis clubs. Begin planning now!
We’re pleased to share some exciting news about the Global Leadership Certificate: Four new courses are now live! In three of the new courses, well-known Key Club alumni share knowledge and lessons learned:
- The Value of Networking by Felice Gorordo.
- The Great Thing About Failing by Sal Khan.
- So You Wanna Be a Leader by Neil Giuliano.
An additional course, Building Your Networking Plan, will help guide you as you expand your network. In these new courses, you’ll learn about the value of networking, lessons learned from failure, and why investing in relationships is key to networking — among many other things. Consider working on your courses during spring break!
District conventions are right around the corner, and Key Club International wants to see all the great things you and your district do! Send us your photos for a chance to be featured on Key Club’s social media accounts. Better yet, take a video of your club wishing Key Club a happy 98th birthday to use on our big day! Fill out this form — and make sure to include your name, your club’s name, and your district. You also can tag us or use #KeyClub on your post.
We are pleased to report that nearly all Divisions have Lieutenant Governors now, and some for the first time in many years. This is all thanks to the help of the advisors and Key Clubbers that nominated eligible students. However, we still need your help! Lieutenant Governors are vital to the health of each Key Club division and serve as the critical connection between the club and district levels. Clubs in divisions that have no Lieutenant Governors lack a consistent source of relevant updates, resources, and leadership.
The following divisions have Lieutenant Governor vacancies.
- Division 9
- Division 19/36
- Division 22/24
- Division 34
- Division 46
- Division 52
- Division 74
- Division 78
If you or anyone you know is from one of these divisions and is interested in serving as a Lieutenant Governor during the 2023-2024 year, please contact me at email@example.com or District Administrator Brian Egger at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. I can assure you that serving on the District Board is an incredible experience and will help you develop your leadership skills.