Hello PNW Key Clubbers,
As our school year drives into full force, now is the time to remember why you are here. Why did you run for office? What were your goals? What did you want to have accomplished by the end of your term?
With everything going on in our lives, ranging from school to other extracurriculars or spending time with family, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. You may forget your purpose in being here, in Key Club, today. To help prevent (or combat) this, I would advise you to take the time to do some reflection. Think about what you have accomplished so far in your term, and what you want to accomplish going forward. While the process may be tedious, taking the time to set goals, create action items, and carry out your plans is critical. Not only will it help motivate you and ground you in your work, but it will create intentionality with what you are doing. Ultimately, it will give meaning to your work while improving its quality as you have a specific objective in mind.
To help you reach your goals, PNW Key Club has a variety of resources and opportunities. Do you want to have more members from your club represented at District Convention 2023? You can attend our Call to Convention webinar tomorrow, Wednesday, October 12th, from 7-8PM. Were you hoping to better involve your sponsoring Kiwanis club in your Key Club? Well, planning a project for Kiwanis One Day (October 22nd) is the perfect opportunity for you. Or, do you want to provide more impactful service to your community? You can consider applying for our Pacific Northwest Opportunities Fund, which closes on Monday, October 31st.
You can read more about those opportunities, and additional ones, throughout this Biweekly Update. If you would like additional support, I would be more than happy to host a Zoom call, or respond to any questions or ideas via email. Be sure to follow us on Instagram (@pnwkeyclub) and continue to read Biweekly Updates to stay informed!
Hello PNW Key Clubbers, you’re invited to the Call to Convention Webinar, which will be taking place tomorrow on Wednesday, October 12th from 7-8 PM. This is the perfect opportunity to learn more about the 73rd annual District Convention: Once Upon a Service, which will take place from March 31-April 2, 2023 in Seattle, WA. During the webinar, we will go over the agenda, registration process, and more! You can find the Zoom link for this event below.
PNW Key Club is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: Call to Convention Webinar
Time: Oct 19, 2022 07:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 840 2685 8656
The Pacific Northwest Opportunities Fund, also known as the PNWOF, is a grant provided by the District to assist with funding a Key Club’s service project or fundraiser that aims to benefit our District Project, the Help End Hunger Initiative, or the applicant’s community at large. The grant amount can range from $100 to $1,000 and cover up to 2/3 of the anticipated cost of the project.
The PNWOF application opened Thursday, September 1st, 2022 and closes Monday, October 31st, 2022. If your club could benefit from financial support to administer a service project or fundraiser, we would highly encourage you to apply. For more information please check out pnwkeyclub.org/pnwof, and feel free to email District Treasurer Jessica Xiong at email@example.com with any questions!
Hello PNW Key Club! Get geared up for Kiwanis One Day, which will occur on Saturday, October 22nd, 2022. Every year, Kiwanis-family members around the world gather on the fourth Saturday in October for Kiwanis One Day. It’s a day set aside for clubs to work together to better their communities — and to invite friends and family to join them in a joint-service project! So, keep that date in mind. Check out the website below on best practices for joint-service projects and more on Kiwanis One Day.
The Membership Growth and Reactivation Committee’s (MGRC) Fall’s Membership Campaign has been officially released!! This Membership Campaign will give you and your clubs additional resources and new ideas for increasing engagement, recruitment, and retention throughout the school year. The resources included in the campaign will help your Key Clubbers learn how to become leaders, how to provide service to your community, and understand the importance of being a part of Key Club. The MGRC committee has been working hard to provide you with new resources that will help you charter and reactivate Key Clubs in your area! Be sure to utilize all these resources that can help your clubs progress and grow so we can grow our Key Club community. All resources can be found on the MGRC Linktree, which is linked below.
As with previous years, dues are $12.50, with $5.50 being for the PNW District and $7.00 for Key Club International, per member. Clubs are able to increase this amount if needed, and the money in excess of $12.50 can be used by the club to fund any additional costs, as allowed by your club bylaws.
It is encouraged that clubs submit dues by the Early Bird deadline, November 1st, to allow your club to qualify for the Early Bird Dues Patch as well as be entered into a raffle to win a Key Club spirit bundle and pizza party! The regular dues deadline is December 1st, 2022. Dues are paid through the Membership Update Center (MUC) to Key Club International. The club secretary and faculty advisor should have access to the MUC, which is now open for dues collection for the 2022-2023 year.
More information about dues, including a graphic you can distribute to your club, can be found below.
Please contact District Treasurer Jessica Xiong at firstname.lastname@example.org or District Administrator Brian Egger at email@example.com with any questions.
Global Engagement Rally
With 38 countries represented within Key Club, the Global Engagement Rally (GER) is an online event celebrating the strength of our shared service, with the opportunity to engage with diverse volunteers from around the world. At this year’s GER, you will have the opportunity to hear from guest speakers, attend breakout sessions, and meet Key Clubbers from all around the world! You can find more information, and the link to register, below.
October Advisor Webinar
Recently, Key Club International released the recording of their October Advisor Webinar! This webinar covered a variety of topics, ranging from Youth Protection Policy Guidelines to Key Club International Partners. You can find a link to the full recording below!
Trick or Treat for UNICEF resources
Every year, Key Clubs around the globe unite in fundraising for UNICEF’s Trick-or-Treat during October. This year, we will be supporting their “Start Strong: Zambia” project. You can find resources for Trick or Treat for UNICEF at the link below. Builders Club will be joining as a fundraising partner this year. Hope you have a great season fundraising for this important cause!
Recruitment Video (unveiled at ICON)
Here is a link and resources for the new recruitment video unveiled at ICON. You can download it at a variety of resolutions on Vimeo. You can also choose whether you want it to say ‘high school’ or ‘secondary school’.
Key Club Week
Save the date! We are just one month away from the best week of the year: Key Club week. Every year, we celebrate Key Club Week to join together as a service organization in highlighting the work we do. Resources are now live on Key Club International’s website at the link below. Check them out and start preparing your club’s week of activities.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or District Administrator Brian Egger at email@example.com 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.