Hello, PNW Key Clubbers!

The end of October means the early bird dues deadline is coming up in just four short days on November 1st! By submitting your club’s payment by the early-bird deadline for just 11 members through the Membership Update Center (MUC), your club will win an early-bird patch and preferred seating at DCON 2024. Additionally, clubs that submit dues by the early-bird deadline will also be entered into a Key Club International draw to win a free hotel room at the Atlanta Hilton for the 2024 Key Club International Convention! The prize is valued at over US$875. Both the PNW District and Key Club International want to ensure that clubs get their dues submitted within the next few days so that you don’t miss out on the amazing opportunities that come with early dues submission. 

On the topic of Key Club International (KCI), the KCI Board – consisting of our president, vice president, and eleven international trustees – has been working hard to establish stronger connections with the club level this year. To do this, they have been featuring international trustees on their website. For October, president Kyle Hanson and trustees Abigail Choi, Alyssa Kline (PNW District international trustee), and Emily Dudash were all featured! Read their introductions below to learn more about who they are as leaders.

Kyle Hanson
Abigail Choi
Alyssa Kline
Emily Dudash

Finally, if you believe your club has already hosted its most engaging service projects for member recruitment season and are looking for new project ideas, look no further than the Kiwanis Family Committee Joint Project Guide! This guide lists joint project ideas appropriate for each Kiwanis Family branch. Find the resource through the link below.

K-Fam Joint Project Guide

Would you like to learn more about our new PNW District Project? Is your club interested in helping alleviate the impacts on youth experiencing houselessness? Join the District Project Committee on Monday, October 30th, from 7-8 PM for the SEAD (Support, Empower, Act, Destigmatize): End Youth Houselessness Initiative Webinar!

Register through the form below no later than Sunday, October 29th at 11:59 PM, and contact District Project Committee Chair Amy Tran (project@pnwkeyclub.org) if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you there!

SEAD Initiative Webinar Registration

The Membership Growth and Reactivation Committee has been working hard all summer to provide you with a few new resources to help grow your club membership throughout this service year! This campaign includes two new resources: How To: Land a Non-Kiwanis Sponsor and How To: Grow Member Engagement. The committee has also released a new “Why Key Club?” video that is now on the PNW Key Club YouTube channel! Don’t forget about the recently updated 8th Grade Recruitment Kit and the many other great resources and tips and tricks inside the MGRC Toolkit. All of these resources can be found in the MGRC Linktree linked below. This is the time to focus on growing your membership or consider chartering new Key Clubs, Builders Clubs, or K-Kids in your area, so please utilize the many resources provided.

2023-2024 Membership Campaign

The PNWOF Application is OPEN. The Pacific Northwest Opportunities Fund (PNWOF) is a grant provided by the District to assist with funding a club’s service project or fundraiser. The grant amount ranges from $100 to $1,000 and covers up to 2/3 of the anticipated project cost. The grant opened on Friday, September 1st, and closes on Tuesday, October 31st, 2023, and can be found on our District’s Website. Begin planning your service projects and thinking about your application now! If you have any questions about the PNWOF application or grant, please contact PNWOF Committee Chair Eric Li at pnwof@pnwkeyclub.org.

PNWOF Application

Here is a special message from our PNW District Administrator for club advisors:

Please join us on Thursday, November 16th at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom for our fall Advisor Town Hall. We will be discussing club resources that can help enhance the member experience and leading practices for successfully mentoring club officers. The link to register can be found here.

We hope to see you there!

In service,

Fall Advisor Town Hall Registration

The PNW 74th annual District Convention will take place from March 8-10th in Portland, OR, at the Oregon Convention Center. Registration for this year’s DCON is officially open. The registration deadline is February 1st, 2024, so now is the time to start planning and fundraising with your club! Here are some important resources relating to convention:

DCON 2024 Registration Packet
DCON 2024 Award Links
DCON 2024 Workshop Application

Click here to learn more about this year’s convention, Service with a Splash, and find the registration link, Registration Packet, Election Packet, and more.

The VING Project provides students with the opportunity to give someone in their life who needs a little help $1000 by submitting a brief nomination video. The only guidelines are that the nominee must be over the age of 18, living in the US, not family, and struggling with finances. Watch THIS quick video to see what The VING Project is all about! To nominate someone, go to vingproject.org/nominate-now and type PNW Key Club under “Where did you hear about VING?” To learn more about the VING Project and its mission, click the link below!

VING Project

Do you want an opportunity to showcase your Key Club spirit on an international scale? On Saturday, November 18th, 2023, at 4 pm Pacific Time via Zoom, Key Club International members across the globe will engage with diverse volunteers and explore different backgrounds and perspectives at the Global Engagement Rally. Don’t miss out on this international opportunity. Register below!

Global Engagement Rally Registration

Key Club Week 2023 is taking place from November 6-10th. Each day of the week, Key Club International has a new challenge for your club to take on. Get involved with this annual event to show your school what Key Club is all about. Repost graphics on social media, get your members to use hashtags, and lead through action by demonstrating club spirit! Learn more about what challenges KCI has in store for your club this year below!

Key Club Week

Need someone to talk to? Have questions about Key Club International? Want advice or support? Come to Office Hours! International President and Vice President Office Hours will be held every other Tuesday from 6 PM to 7 PM PST. The next call will be on Tuesday, October 31st. These office hours are open to any Key Clubber who wants to ask questions, get advice, or simply talk to Kyle and Maria.

Link to Join Office Hours

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

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 who 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 46
  • 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.