Greetings, PNW Key Clubbers,
Congrats for making it through February! I know it was a busy month with deadlines such as DCON Registration, Executive candidacy, Kiwanis scholarships, and more, so I commend you for your hard work. We only have one more month left of the service year, so let’s make it our most meaningful and productive month yet.
First, I want to say thank you to those who registered to attend District Convention 2023. I’m proud to announce that we will have over 1,100 in-person attendees this year in Seattle, WA. I know that the registration process can be time consuming and stressful, but I promise you it will be worth it. You’ll hear amazing Keynote speakers, attend captivating workshops, meet Key Clubbers from all across the Pacific Northwest, and much more! I’d encourage you to begin practicing your spirit chants now. Who knows, maybe your Division will win the spirit stick this year.
If you are looking forward to DCON 2023, and want to attend similar events this year, look no further than International Convention 2023! From July 4th-9th, thousands of Key Clubbers will gather in Anaheim, CA, for an unforgettable Disneyland Adventure. You’ll have a full day with a park hopper pass in Disneyland, in addition to time exploring the Santa Monica pier, a District dinner at Bubba Gump Shrimp Company, and much more. As someone who attended ICON last year, I assure you that the energy and atmosphere is unbeatable. You can find more information regarding ICON 2023 later in this Biweekly update, so continue reading for more details. Keep in mind that registration is $1300, with a $500 deposit due Friday, April 28th, so now is the time to begin planning! You can solicit support from your local Kiwanis clubs to help subsidize costs.
With that, I want to encourage you to continue pushing through this last month of the service year. If you are a club officer, you should begin training your incoming officers now, reflecting on your term and thinking of ways to set them up for success. I’ve always believed that the end of a termed position is the most important part. This is your chance to leave a legacy on your community, club, and Division, and to accomplish any of your remaining goals. If I can ever support you in any way, please let me know. You can always reach me via email at email@example.com.
With that, thank you, and I look forward to seeing many of you at DCON 2023, in Seattle, WA!
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 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!
Now is typically the time where clubs see issues regarding meeting attendance and/or engagement. This year, the Membership Growth and Reactivation Committee has been working hard to gather and create resources that will help your clubs combat these issues! To make things easy for you, they have created a Linktree that hosts all the tips, tricks, and tools needed to help your club continue to see growth during the end of the school year. The MGRC Committee will continue to share and make resources throughout the year, so make sure to stay up to date by bookmarking the Linktree, which can be found below! If you have any questions, concerns, or suggestions for the MGRC Committee, please don’t hesitate to contact our MGRC Chair, Hannah Kim, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
A new partner of Key Club International, Schoolhouse, established by Sal Khan, is an organization that provides free online tutoring to students across the world. After starting Khan Academy, Sal Khan saw the need for more individualized peer support, which resulted in the creation of Schoolhouse!
Key Clubbers now have the opportunity to become a tutor themselves and host live tutoring sessions, as well as become a student ambassador to help expand Schoolhouse.
If you are interested in either of those service opportunities, please visit the link below.
We are pleased to report that many of 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 26
- 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.