Greetings, PNW Key Clubbers,
Wow! Our clubs have been incredibly busy recently. Throughout this past month, I’ve witnessed each and every one of our clubs hard at work to serve their homes, schools, and communities. Our clubs have participated in Trick or Treat for UNICEF, executed impactful service projects to Help End Hunger, planned fundraisers for DCON 2023, paid dues, and so much more. I know now can be a hectic time between school and Key Club, so be proud of everything you have accomplished!
And, while it might seem early, it is incredibly important to begin thinking ahead. Now is the time to prepare for the 2023-2024 service year. You should consider what goals you have, what positions you may seek, and what you need to do to get there.
One especially relevant thing to think about is Running for Higher Office! Lieutenant Governor elections will begin taking place in December, so now is the time to consider running for LTG. If you or anyone you know is interested in the position, please reach out to your Division’s current Lieutenant Governor as soon as possible. If you would like more information before making a decision, I’ve attached the LTG Candidate Packet below for your viewing. If you are a club officer, please ensure your club has a say in electing next year’s officers by designating two delegates to vote in your division’s LTG election as soon as possible.
Similarly, if you are interested in running for District Executive Office or International Office, please find the DCON 2023 Election Packet later in this Biweekly Update, or on the DCON 2023 website.
Finally, if your club has yet to pay dues, it is time to begin seriously taking action to collect and submit payments through the Membership Update Center. Fundraising and planning for District Convention 2023 in Seattle, Washington, should have also begun taking place by now. Since this is the first fully in-person convention since 2019, you do not want to miss out!
I cannot wait to see what all of you continue to accomplish between now and the end of this service year. If you are ever in need of support, or have any questions, concerns, or ideas, please reach out to me at email@example.com!
Get excited, because PNW Key Club will be hosting its annual Running for Higher Office Webinar on Wednesday, December 7th, at 7:00 PM PST. If you are interested in running for the office of Lieutenant Governor, District Executive (Editor, Treasurer, Secretary, Governor), or International Board, this is a webinar you won’t want to miss. During our time, we will go over the positions’ responsibilities, election process, and more! We will save time for a Q&A at the end of the webinar. Registration closes on Monday, December 5th, at 11:59PM through the link below. 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.
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 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!
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.
Thank you for all of our clubs who submitted dues by the Early Bird deadline, November 1st. These clubs will receive an Early Bird Dues Patch as well as be entered into a raffle to win a Key Club spirit bundle and pizza party!
If you were not able to make the Early Bird deadline, there’s no need to worry. You still have the regular dues deadline, which 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. If you are unable to access the MUC using your username and password, please contact 1-800-KIWANIS between the hours of 8 am and 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time or by emailing email@example.com.
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.
As you know, Help End Hunger is aiming to provide over 100,000 meals to those in need during the 2022-2023 service year! Our District’s contributions to this goal will be calculated through monetary and food donations recorded in secretary reports, so please help us reach our goal this year.
To help you contribute, the District Project Committee has created a variety of resources, which you can find below at our Issuu page. They have published numerous resources, ranging from General Fundraising Guides to Food Bank locators. Recently, they released an updated One Pager in addition to a LinkTree, which houses all Help End Hunger resources. The time to get involved in the District Project is now! You are always welcome to reach out to our District Project Committee Chair, Pauline Adonis, at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions, ideas, or suggestions.
Trick or Treat for UNICEF
Every year, Key Clubs around the globe unite in fundraising for UNICEF’s Trick-or-Treat Campaign during October. This year, we supported their “Start Strong: Zambia” project. Our clubs came together from all across the world to help support this cause. All of your participation means UNICEF can continue delivering safe water and emergency nutrition in the Horn of Africa, rushing warm clothes this winter to families in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and reaching the children of Ukraine with education, medicine and mental health support. You can find a video summary of your impact below.
Get excited, because nine new courses have just been added to the Global Leadership Certificate. New topics include radical listening, conflict management, being a change agent and more! Included in your membership, the Global Leadership Certificate can help you develop or deepen skills that will go far beyond your Key Club service. You can get started at the link below.
Are you looking for something to do over the summer? Do you desire to become a better leader? If the answer to either of those questions is yes, then, you should consider getting yourself a Global Leadership Certificate. Check out the video below by our International Trustee, Emily Leonard, to learn more!
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 2022-2023 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.