Greetings, PNW Key Clubbers,
I hope you had a restful Thanksgiving break, and were able to take a step back to appreciate the people, opportunities, and resources around you.
One of many things I’m thankful for is all of your and this opportunity to serve as District Governor. Each and every one of you continue to inspire me with the dedication, hard work, and time you put into Key Club and helping others. With Thanksgiving and the holiday season, I’ve been especially impressed with the efforts everyone has been putting in to help end food insecurity through Help End Hunger. I’m thrilled to announce that, as a District, we have already provided over 90,000 meals to families in need throughout the Pacific Northwest since April 1, 2022. We are well on track to meeting our goal of providing 100,000 meals by DCON 2023, as a result of your dedication.
You should all be incredibly proud of the work you have been doing to support our District Project and various other causes this year. I cannot wait to see what you continue to accomplish by DCON 2023, which will be from March 31-April 2, 2023, in Seattle, WA. Although it may seem far away now, it will come sooner than you expect, so please begin planning!
If you are ever in need of support, or have any questions, concerns, or ideas, please reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you want to learn more about DCON 2023 and the registration process? Well, we have good news for you! In this year’s DCON Registration Webinar, which will take place on Wednesday, December 14th from 7:00-8:00 PM PST, all Key Clubbers and faculty advisors will have the opportunity to learn more about DCON 2023. We will talk about our keynote speakers, overview fundraising ideas for transportation/registration fees, and watch a step-by-step example of the registration process. At the end, we’ll have an opportunity for an open floor Q&A to address any remaining questions regarding the registration process. Be sure to register at the link below no later than Monday, December 12th, at 11:59 PM. We cannot wait to see you then!
Join the District Project Committee on Monday, December 12th, 2022 at 7:00 PM PST to hear updates, special Club recognitions, and the announcement of our video competition winner at our Fall webinar. Additionally, you’ll learn how we can hold hands to Help End Hunger this season by listening to a guest speaker and participating in interactive games for a chance to have $25 donated to a local food bank or hunger relief organization on your behalf! Register through the link below by December 11th at 11:59 PM to receive a Zoom link to attend the webinar.
Get excited, because PNW Key Club will be hosting its annual Running for Higher Office Webinar on Wednesday, December 7th, at 7:00 PM PST. If you are interested in running for the office of Lieutenant Governor, District Executive (Editor, Treasurer, Secretary, Governor), or International Board, this is a webinar you won’t want to miss. During our time, we will go over the positions’ responsibilities, election process, and more! We will save time for a Q&A at the end of the webinar. Registration closes on Monday, December 5th, at 11:59PM through the link below. Please know that all candidates seeking to run for District Executive Office or seeking International Endorsement must attend District Convention 2023 in-person. Feel free to reach out to me with any questions at email@example.com.
PNW Key Club is excited to announce that we are now working with the VING Project: VING, as in gi-VING, is empowering teens 14-18 years old to make a difference in their community by allowing teens to give a $1,000 grant to someone in need of assistance. The rules are simple. Nominees must be U.S. residents, non-extended or immediate family members, and in need of financial assistance to be eligible. All you have to do is create a video stating why the nominee is deserving of the $1,000 grant. That’s it! To learn more about the VING project, check out the slideshow below or visit their website. Nominations are evaluated on a rolling basis, so now is the time to get gi-VING!
Every quarter, the District Board, comprised of LTGs, the Executive Committee, and our Kiwanis Committee, meets to conduct training, discuss official business, and connect with one another. Fall Board was recently held from November 4th through November 6th, and official meeting minutes are now available. If you are interested in learning more about this meeting and its content, please consider looking over the minutes completed by our District Secretary Mia Shi, which are attached below. She would be happy to answer any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The registration and election packets for District Convention 2023 have officially been released! DCON 2023 will be held in person from March 31-April 2, 2023 in Seattle, WA. For the first time in three years, Key Clubbers from all over the Pacific Northwest will meet fully in person and experience everything DCON has known to offer.
The theme for this year’s convention is Once Upon a Service, where you’ll spend the weekend learning more about Key Club, engaging in impactful service, and, of course, enjoying your time at the Governor’s Ball before the clock strikes 12. Linked below is the Call to Convention Video and Webinar Recording, where you can learn more about the convention, as well as the registration and election packets. The registration, candidate, and award forms must be submitted by Tuesday, February 1st, so please plan accordingly.
If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to Convention Chair Lynnsay Pham at email@example.com with any questions or concerns. Any questions about the Elections Packet can be directed to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We cannot wait to see you at DCON 2023!
PNW Key Club can now be supported through Amazon Smile! Activate AmazonSmile on the Amazon mobile app or shop through smile.amazon.com with Pacific Northwest Key Club as your selected charity to have a portion of your eligible purchases donated to Key Club at no extra cost to you.
Follow the instructions below to activate AmazonSmile on the mobile app.
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 22/24
- Division 34
- Division 42c
- 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 2022-2023 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.