Greetings, PNW Key Clubbers,
I’m sure you are looking forward to the Holiday break as much as I am! I know this final stretch can be a stressful time, so try to remember what’s waiting just around the corner.
Similarly, as our 2022 year comes to a close, I want to take some time to give some shout-outs to clubs across our District. This week, I’m honored to spotlight Roseberg High School Key Club in Division 74.
Recently, Roseberg High School received the Youth Opportunities Fund – a grant given by Key Club International to help clubs fund high impact service projects. With this additional funding they received, they’ve been able to start a Campus Clothing Closet. Let’s learn more about this project from their Club’s Vice President, Sylvia Eckman!
“Our chapter started a clothing closet on our campus several years ago and just recently we have been able to see a big influx of visitors. With the Youth Opportunities Fund, we are going to help jump start a campus clothing closet at a local middle school that mimics the clothing closet we started on our high school campus three years ago. It is a closet located on the middle school campus that will provide clean clothing, underwear, school supplies, and hygiene products to students and staff. Our Key Club chapter is working side by side with the middle school to maintain the closet and keep a continuous flow of donations coming in. We are super grateful for the support of Kiwanis and our community in this project to help support our peers and build a stronger school community.”
Hats-off to Sylvie and the rest of Roseberg Key Club for putting this project together!
If you are interested in learning more about the Youth Opportunities Fund, please visit the link below. Please note that applications are due on March 1st at 8:59PM PST for the next application cycle.
With that, thank you and have a wonderful holiday break! If you are ever in need of support, or have any questions, concerns, or ideas, please reach out to me at email@example.com.
Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Running for Higher Office Webinar last week! During this event, we discussed running for the office of Lieutenant Governor, District Executive (Editor, Treasurer, Secretary, Governor), and International Board. Additionally, we went over each positions’ responsibilities, election process, and recommended skill sets!
If you missed out, don’t worry. We’ve already posted a recording on our YouTube channel, which I’ve linked below for your convenience. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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!
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 been 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 Amazon Smile 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 70
- 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 2023-2024 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.