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 firstname.lastname@example.org or through Instagram @nolastenstrom. Keep up the good work, and continue to stay engaged!