Hello, PNW Key Clubbers!

Now that the new school year has begun, it’s time to emphasize back-to-school service! It’s the perfect time to get involved by volunteering at your local food bank or homeless shelter, doing a park clean-up, helping at a Kiwanis festival stand, etc. If you do not know where to start, I recommend reaching out to your sponsoring Kiwanis club, as they will be able to provide you with various opportunities to serve your communities. 

I know membership recruitment can be busy and stressful for club officers. Key Club International’s Back to School Meeting Kit and Key Club Recruitment Video may make your club officer board’s job much easier. 

To provide some back-to-school service ideas, if you’re interested in hosting a service project to contribute to our 2023-2024 PNW District Project, The SEAD: End Youth Houselessness Initiative, you can consider donating directly through pnwkeyclub.org to one of our three preferred organizations: YouthCare, Covenant House, or HomeAid. Additionally, one of Key Club International’s preferred partners & charities, Erika’s Lighthouse, is acknowledging Suicide Prevention Week from September 11-15th. Join KCI in participating in activities all week long and spreading the word about the importance of mental health. Click HERE to read more.

Now is also an opportune time for goal-setting and quarterly planning for the upcoming service year. While you take this yearly break from school, even just brainstorming some main goals you want to accomplish this next year can be extremely useful. If you’re a club member, that could be fulfilling eight hours of community service per month. If you’re a club officer, you could plan to hold consistent club officer meetings throughout the school year. Goal-setting and reflection are how we as an executive committee continue improving our annual PNW Key Club events such as Key Club Days, committee webinars, and, of course, District Convention. 

If you have any questions, concerns, or ideas, please never hesitate to reach out to me at governor@pnwkeyclub.org or through Instagram @nolastenstrom. Keep up the good work, and continue to stay engaged!

On Friday, September 8th, from 7:00 PM-9:00 PM PST, PNW Key Club brings you the Key Club Day North Virtual Event! We realize that not everyone is to attend an onsite Key Club Days program, which is why we are providing a fun-filled and educational evening to kick off Key Club Day North 2023 virtually.

At the Key Club Day North Virtual Event, you will get the opportunity to meet the Executive Committee, interact with Key Clubbers from all across the PNW, learn more about our new District Project, listen to our guest speaker, KCI President Kyle Hanson, and attend high-quality workshops at no cost to you! This being the first year our Key Club Days Virtual Events are free, we encourage you to take advantage of this unique experience. Registration will close on Thursday, September 7th, at 11:59 PM PST. 

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Key Club Day North 2023 Virtual Event Registration

Want to lead a workshop at the District Convention (DCON) 2024 in Portland, OR, March 8-10th at the Portland Convention Center? The DCON Committee is looking for workshop presenters! Please fill out this form, outline a detailed plan for your workshop, and answer some critical questions!

The DCON Committee will be reading over each application in an unbiased and open-minded manner. We are excited to see what you all have in store for us. Don’t hesitate to contact Sweta Puru at convention@pnwkeyclub.org if you have any questions.

Please fill out this form by Thursday, November 2nd, at 11:59 PM!

DCON 2024 Workshop Application

Ready to grow the Membership and your Kiwanis Family? Join the Membership Growth and Reactivation and Kiwanis-Family Relations Committee on Wednesday, October 4th, at 7 PM for their Unlocking Success Webinar!

Learn more about sponsoring clubs, recruiting members, connecting with your K-FAM, and more! Make sure to register through the link in our bio before October 2nd at 11:59 PM to attend.

Contact MGRC Chair Keera Michie (membership@pnwkeyclub.org) or K-FAM Chair Kaitlin Medina (kfam@pnwkeyclub.org) if you have any questions. Look forward to seeing you there!

Joint Webinar Registration

Recently, the Executive Committee hosted an Officer Training Conference (OTC) for officers without Lieutenant Governors and officers that could not attend their LTG’s OTC. Now that this has been conducted, we are pleased to share a recording and slides below.

2023 PNW Exec OTC Recording
2023 PNW Exec OTC Slides

Hopefully, these resources will help you learn more about your position while getting tips and tricks from the Execs. Feel free to reach out to me with any questions you have about this content.

The Membership Growth and Reactivation Committee (MGRC) has been working hard to gather and create resources that will help your club prosper and grow when the new school year begins! To make things easy for you, they have created a Linktree that includes tips, tricks, and tools needed to help your club see growth this service year. These resources include guides on how to recruit 8th graders, conduct your club meetings, and much more. 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, Keera Michie, at membership@pnwkeyclub.org

MGRC Linktree

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 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.