Hello, PNW Key Clubbers!

Can you believe that we only have about a month left of school? I know that many of us are probably finishing up AP Exams and you should be so proud of yourself for all the commitment you’ve displayed to your schools and communities. Moving on from the topic of school, summer is right around the corner, and I cannot wait to see what exceptional service our district-wide Key Clubs partake in during the summer months.

I am beyond proud of all that our district has accomplished this past service year. It is fair to say that the PNW has reached new heights in service and leadership, which would not have been possible without the amazing support and generosity of our Kiwanis family volunteers. If you have not yet done so, you should consider reaching out to your sponsoring Kiwanis Club and begin to strengthen relations with them. Kiwanis clubs have so much to offer to our Key Clubs, and they continue to shape our organization.

In my home club, I have gratefully had the opportunity to see first-hand the positive impact a Kiwanis advisor can have on a club. Not only do Kiwanis advisors provide our clubs with support and structure, but they also provide clubs with external opportunities, community connections, and one-on-one guidance. Our Kiwanis advisors volunteer their time each week by attending weekly club meetings to help ensure Key Club’s legacy. Their long-term dedication to this organization truly shines through, and as Key Clubbers, it is vital that we reflect upon their contributions to our clubs through recognition and appreciation for all the work they do behind the scenes. If you aren’t sure what the key roles of your Kiwanis advisor are, I’d recommend that you check out the Key Club advisor guide below.

If you have any questions, concerns, or ideas, please never hesitate to contact me at governor@pnwkeyclub.org or through Instagram @_nola.grace_. I hope to be a resource for you this year!

Key Club Advisor Guide

As it is currently Mental Health Awareness Month, the Positivity Pledge through Erika’s Lighthouse makes mental health empowerment fun! The campaign includes themed weeks focused on nutrition and mindfulness, along with a new challenge each day. Please also be sure to tag #pnwkeyclub as well.

Erika’s Lighthouse Positivity Pledge

Are you finding it difficult to maximize your club’s impact due to a lack of member engagement? If so, take a look at Key Club International’s Spring Resources! Here you will find meeting kits to help your club interact and engage and officer guidebooks that will maximize your club’s community impact. This resource will guide you in finishing off the service year strong.

KCI Spring Resources

Additionally, if your club wants to learn more about Key Club International’s partners, programs, and preferred charities, check out The Programs & Partners Involvement Guide! This resource is a comprehensive guide to who our Key Club International programs, partners, and preferred charities are. All of these programs and partners consist of a variety of different opportunities to grow as an individual and as a club leader. If you’re interested in utilizing this PowerPoint at a weekly club meeting to help your members gain a better understanding of KCI, feel free to do so!

KCI Programs & Partners Slideshow

Do you want to learn how to make a real impact – the kind that changes lives and improves the world? Through the Global Leadership Certificate Program, you’ll learn how to get your voice heard and your community’s concerns met. With 39 different courses being offered based on Key Club’s core values of fellowship, leadership, and service, it is guaranteed that this program will not only help you stand out as a candidate for post-secondary education/employment – it will help you become a stronger leader and change maker.

Global Leadership Certificate

Now is the time to celebrate your outgoing seniors with Key Club International’s End-of-Year Celebration Kit. Linked below, this kit offers valuable insight on how to recognize and honor your senior members. It includes ideas and a sample meeting agenda that are sure to make your celebration more meaningful and memorable.

End-of-Year Celebration Kit

While the End-of-Year Meeting Kit can provide you with ideas for your celebration, what is a better way to honor your seniors than with a gift? Lucky for us, the Kiwanis Family Store makes the job easy. They offer graduate items to honor these exceptional students, who deserve to be recognized for their contributions and accomplishments!

Kiwanis Family Store

PNW Key Club requires clubs to elect their officers by March 31st. If your club still has not conducted elections, please do so immediately. Keep in mind that your faculty advisor should help oversee the voting process. Once elections are complete, reach out to your Lieutenant Governor to submit the contact information of newly elected officers. If your division does not have a Lieutenant Governor, please contact District Secretary Tin Vo at secretary@pnwkeyclub.org. Submitting contact information is the only way your club can continue to maintain communications with and receive resources directly from the District, which is vital to maintaining the health of your Key Club.

For any questions and concerns, please contact District Administrator Brian Egger at administrator@pnwkeyclub.org.

We are pleased to report that nearly all divisions have Lieutenant Governors now, 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 34
  • Division 52
  • Division 76
  • 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 governor@pnwkeyclub.org or District Administrator Brian Egger at administrator@pnwkeyclub.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.