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I pledge, on my honor, to uphold the Objects of Key Club International; to build my home, school and community; to serve my nation and God; and combat all forces which tend to undermine these institutions.
Hey my Beautiful Orcas! I hope that you've all been having a magical summer this year and will make the best of these last few days as it comes to an end. It was great to see many of you at our 2011-2012 Officer Training Conference with 42 East. The Narwhals loved meeting all of you and as the Simi Val- ley president said to me, "All of you Orcas are so cute!" And you really are. We just need to work on our spirit because the Narwhals beat us bad. Speaking of spirit, Fall Rally South is coming up! To prepare for this big event as early as possi- ble, our September DCM will include activities to get you all pumped up and ready to go. That is only a small part of the fun we'll be having, however. Our September Division Council Meet- ing will also include a crazy water balloon fight that you all will find totally unexpected. Just please make sure you wear a white shirt that you don't mind getting messy! Aside from that, this newsletter also includes short biographies as well as a farewell message from our 2010-2012 Lieutenant Governor, Tigran Parsadanyan. Then buckle up for a ride as you have a flash back of our OTC and July DCM. What else is there? Much more. Lastly, with the school year starting soon, we all know what that means - club day and first meet- ings. Officers, as you go through this issue you will find tips and tricks for these big days. They have a huge impact on the rest of your year so plan well and think about what your possible members will be attracted by! Also remember that the members' suggestions and opinions are important since you are serving THEM! Good luck to all of you this year! Keep this in mind. When things get rough, just keep on swimming.
Linda Taing Division 42 West Lieutenant Governor
Dear Key Clubbers, or in better words, our high school's very own shin-
ing stars. High school has been an interesting learning experience that I will never every little detail of the entire picture. Key club and my involvement in school activities played a big role in who I am today and what kind of a leader I continue to be in my present and future. Not only has it taught me right from wrong, integrity, honesty, responsibility but it has taught me that there is more meaning to life then our very own neighborhood. That is only the beginning; my advice to all of you is to think global, as big as you possibly can. Do not fear that your goals will crumble, push yourself as far as mentally and physically possible to achieve incredible heights. We are the future of not only our nation, but of our global humanity so make your predecessors proud. :] Long live Bulldogs! (Even though I am an Aztec now). Sincerely,
Tigran Parsadanyan 2010-2011 Lieutenant Governor
So who am I? My name is Linda Taing, and I will be serving all of you in our 2011-12 Key Club year as your Lieutenant Governor. I'm currently an upcoming junior at Buena High School, home of the Bulldogs. Although I have been at Buena since freshman year, Key Club didn't become a part of my life until the beginning of my sophomore year. At first, Key Club only seemed like a community service group to me. But as time went on and I attended more events, it became so much more. I became so passionate in helping others and realizing that I am making a difference. And then when I attended Fall Rally South, the spirit got me going. It's such a nice feeling to be around Key Clubbers who have the same passion as you and are cheering for the club we all love. The two greatest things about Key Club: The feeling when you help others and the excitement when everyone cheers. Key Club isn't the only thing I love, though. I also enjoy baking, drawing, and listening to music. Singing and dancing have been some things I've always wanted to do but sadly, I don't have that kind of talent. But it's okay. I have friends who do that for me. Besides my hobbies, I'm also a pretty good student in school. I try to maintain my grades at all A's. During my sophomore year, I wasn't too involved in clubs but in the upcoming year I'm planning to join a few more. I really look forward to meeting each and every one of you in the near future and hopefully we will create a strong friendship! I don't want to be thought of just as your Lt. Governor, I also want to be your friend. However, I'm still here to serve YOU! Please enjoy the rest of your summer everyone and remember to encourage your friends to join Key Club as well! Sincerely,
Linda Taing Division 42 West Lieutenant Governor
Linda, our Lieutenant Governor, is on the left.
Hello I'm April Sky Zavala, I am the LTG's Executive Assistant. This will be my second year in Key Club, I love very motivating inside and outside of school. This year I hope to help Linda reach out to all our district schools and pull them in to make our club family closer by helping Linda with fundraisers and socials and other fun. I am planning on doing my very best with this position so I can have a glimpse at LTG life and can prepare myself for next year :) Sincerely, April Zavala Division 42 West Division Executive Assistant Dear Orcas, senior taking 5 AP classes. I am very dedicated to my education and to Key Club. At the current time I am not in any sports at school, but I am an avid surfer. My friends and I got into key club last year and we have loved it since the first day. My goals for the club are simple. I would like for a better unified club. The last few years it seems that not everyone has gotten into it and become close friends. This year I look to change that. I have made many new friends in Key Club and wish to help others experience the same. I am looking to make the members more excited and dedicated to the club. Our events have been fun, but I want a larger turn out and I plan on that occurring. My fellow officers and I are up to any challenge that we arrive at. There is nothing we cannot overcome. We are all dedicated and pumped for the New Year! Sincerely,
Jackson Zeman Buena High School President 7
Hello D42W Key Clubbers! I'm Lina Partida, a junior at Santa Paula High School, and I'm Santa Paula's Key Club President for 2011-12. First off, I love Key Club! I joined the club this last school year and pretty much, I've become devoted to this great organization. Even with my busy schedule of soccer, AP courses and VC classes, I still make Key Club my top priority. At the start of my sophomore year, I knew that I had to get involved with clubs since all I had done freshman year was soccer. One of the clubs I chose to join was Key Club, of course, due to the convenience of my friends being in it. Thanks to those friends, I also got a feel for what goes on behind all the meetings and events since they were officers. From this knowledge I knew that I definitely wanted to run for an officer po- sition for the following year. I felt like I was a good candidate for president, so I ran and I luckily won. For this new year, I'm just really looking forward to emphasizing the great benefits of community service to not only our community but to ourselves. I kind of speak for everyone when I say how great it feels to help that help others. Another thing I'm looking forward to this year is watching our division go from ruins to becoming a big brotherhood, thanks to all of Linda's efforts including all our own efforts as well. On that note, I hope all of you take pride in your clubs as much as I do. I love Key Club and I'm pretty sure no other club can compare to the great benefits we earn through community service. See you all this new year! Sincerely,
Lina Partida Santa Paula High School President
Dear Orcas, My name is Krisha Algoso, and I am a junior at Pacifica High School. Although my dent. I have been a Key Club member for two years, and in my tenure of being an ac- tive member, I enjoyed volunteering at the Breakfast with Santa event and the Rose Parade Float Set-Up the most. As Key Club president, I understand a great deal of time, effort, and responsibility comes with such a task, but I am willing to commit to the club and represent Pacifica past two years as a club member, Key Club meetings were merely informational. This year, I want to present information in a lively manner and make meetings more inter- active between the board and its members. With this, I hope my contributions to the club will bring satisfaction to many. Museum. I am also a JV sprinter and a varsity tennis player. I have aspirations to be- come a productive member of society as an adult and travel the world after college. Sincerely, Krisha Algoso Pacifica High School Presidential Candidate
Dear Division 42 West, Welcome to my world: the busy life of Ventura High School Senior Sky Johnson. I take on a lot of work, between all my A.P. courses, extra curricular activities, and living on a small farm, but I en- joy every minute of it. I support environmental conservation (how could I not, being born on Earth Day and boasting a name like Sky?) and human rights. I love writing and poetry, and music. I play bass clarinet in my high school's wind ensemble, which is something that I love. I've been involved with Kiwanis programs since sixth grade, starting with Builders Club and pro- gressing to Key Club. I served one year as a freshman representative and two years as editor on my Key Club's board, and this year will mark my fourth year as a board member and I couldn't be hap- pier. I first got involved because I was looking for a way to connect with others while simultaneous- ly giving back to my own community. Volunteering makes me feel good and brings a smile not on- ly to my face, but to my community's. I volunteer because it is something that I love to do- it's a passion that I embrace and would even say it defines me as a person. Each year, my club puts on a few annual events. We go Christmas Caroling each year at the Ventu- ra Convalescent Hospital, put on a Senior Citizen Prom, and participate on a team for Relay for Life. This year, I hope to have more big projects that will hope- fully turn into annual events in our Key Club's history. I look forward to leading our club to new heights, and bringing our home club closer together as a family. Sincerely,
Sky Johnson Ventura High School President
Dear Key Club, Hello! My name is Jessica "Jessie" Madlangsakay (please excuse how long my last name is, it means "people who ride" in Tagalog/Filipino). I am 17 years old and I am senior in high school attending Channel Islands. Besides taking on the occupation of student, I am a fellow tennis player and a pianist on the side. Motto: "The only thing that beats luck is hard work." - my mom, Olive Madlangsakay For my aspirations in Key Club, I strive to create a more unified group of Channel Islands' Key Clubbers so that the communication, dedication, and work becomes effortless to point that it benefits community that we serve. In development of 2011-2012 CIHS Key Club, we're creating committees such as Technology, Public Relations, Membership Development, and more to generate an efficient circulation of activity. We're currently searching new methods in fundraising to increase profit to the club and focusing on some projects that our club can support. In addition, we're planning to incorporate the ideas and innovations from other Key Clubs in our area so that the job can only be done correctly but in sync with what other Key Clubs have accomplished. As I have stated above what I intend to achieve as Key Club President, I also want to make a change in the club that it will stick even after my fellow officers have finished their terms. After seeing other school Key Clubs from our division and district, it puts a lot into perspective and opens a lot opportunity for growth when seeing how much energy and hard work is witnessed from these individuals [from other schools]. I may be new to this term, but that holds no excuse to what I have to accomplish within my term as president and the vision that you want to make a reality through your club and its fellow members (something that my LTG Division 42 West once men- tioned to me, thank you for the inspiration, Linda! :D). In other words, I'll do what I can to accomplish the "vision". This all I have to say about who I am. Briefly... Sincerely,
Jessica "Jessie" Marie Ferrer Madlangsakay Channel Islands High School President
Dear Key Club, My name is Brandon Rominger. I am currently a senior at St. Bonaventure. This past year I was elected as president of the Key Club. The Key Club is a great organization that raises money and promotes community service while making it fun. This year I am planning on making the Key Club more involved in my school. Last year we did a few fund raisers that all did well, but everyone seemed to enjoy running a 5k the most. We plan on running many more throughout the year. I joined the Key Club because it stood out most to me because of its aspirations. I plan on making it some- thing everyone can participate in and have a great time. Besides from key club, I am the kicker for our football team and striker for the soccer team. Sincerely,
Brandon Rominger Saint Bonaventure High School President
Dear Division, Hi my name is Jenna Dobrin and I am the President of Rio Mesa High School Key Club. This year, I hope that all the members of my club get more active in events and are motivated as much as I am to help their school and community. I also hope to increase Key Club spirit as well as awareness around the Rio Mesa campus and beyond. Sincerely, Jenna Dobrin Rio Mesa High School President
Dear Division 42 West Orcas, -12 Division News Editor. I am very glad I stumbled upon this position through Linda because it is a position that is very fun despite its level of responsibility. So, you may won- ter that goes out to the six schools in our division once a month. This year I hope to bring our division closer to- gether by way of this newsletter and to help make Key Club something that everybody wants to be involved in. As well as my position as Key Club Division News Editor, I participate in many other activities. This year will be my -President, my second year in CSF, my first year of three with a chair position in Interact (the Rotary equivalent to Key Club), my third year in German Club, and my school years, and this is most likely going to be true with my three AP classes, my online college course, and my zero period German 3 class, plus all of the aforementioned interests. I also play piano for personal pleasure, with lessons once a week, and I try to appreciate all music and art. In my opinion, the greatest community service is preserving our environment because, quite frankly, the elderly or fectly eco-friendly, but I do simple things that make a difference, things as simple as recycling, being a vegetarian, bringing a reusable bottle or bag, or growing a garden. I believe that community service should always be environ- mentally-conscious since it is rather counter-productive to help somebody at the cost of destroying our unique eco- system. that has no parallel, it makes you feel good beyond explanation. And to make the community service work even bet- ter, we are lucky enough to get awesome people to share the goodness and memories with. I am greatly looking for- ward to this year because of the awesome opportunities I know I will come across, including this newsletter and Key Club. If ever there is anything you would like changed or added to the newsletter, please let me know. I aspire to make this year an unforgettable one, meet- ing new people, having fun, and making a difference. Swimming in Service,
Brian Gialketsis Division 42 West Division News Editor 13
July Division Council Meeting
he July DCM, short for Division Coun- cil Meeting, was held on July 31st at Ar- royo Verde Park in Ventura. We were lucky enough to have guests from our neighboring division, the D42E Narwhals. Our very own Region 10 Advisor Mike Van Etten and his wife attended; they even made us food! We sat on blankets and ate hot dogs, hamburgers, grilled cheeses, and chips as we social- ized. Along with the amazing food we played several fun ice breaker games including the well-known Ninja and The Human Knot. After the icebreakers, people took up small games of football, volleyball, Frisbee, and Bop- hit. At the meeting Linda took roll call, and each president that attended told of their plans for the upcoming year. Next we discussed the OTC and finalized our colors as being black, white, and teal. We also discussed the deadline for our Division Shirt submissions which we will be voting on short- ly. It was a blast, and Linda and I hope to see you all again at our September DCM/Water Balloon Fight on the 24th of September!
The East Meets West Officer Training Conference, or OTC for short, was a great event where Di- visions 42 East and West gathered to learn about Key Club, leadership, and character. It was held on Au- gust 13th at the Boys and Girls Club of Conejo/Las Virgines, and there was a stunning turnout! The of- ficers, ranging from secretaries and assistants to presidents and Lieutenant Governors, attended work- shops to learn more about their positions and to reach out to others in their own field. At the OTC, both D42W and D42E held their August DCMs. After roll call at our DCM, each president in attendance told of his or her plans for Club Day. Again we discussed the Division Shirt sub- nominations and the September DCM/Water Balloon Fight were also mentioned. We played an especial- ly heart-warming game at the end of the conference called Love Tap. Basically everyone got in a large cir- cle and closed their eyes. After this the LTGs called up a handful of people to tap the heads of the people This conference was well worth the $8.00 as we not only got pizza, chips, and drinks, but we gained friendships, skills, and memories that will stick with us forever.
Goals: -Motivate each club to increase the number of active members -Growth as each club tries to obtain points -Member motivation -To ensure active participation by club members -Allows clubs who are doing well to be recognized -Creates friendly competition Prizes? -Every month or so, small gifts may be given to the clubs with highest amount of points -At the end of the year, the club with the most points will receive an award and prize that is not determined yet Possible benefit for highest points: -Club with most points may get first serve for food at DCMs Possible disadvantages from not receiving a certain amount of points: -For events such as Fall Rally, DCON, ICON, etc. Clubs may not be able to participate if they do not have the required amount of points -More thought will be given to the idea above to ensure that mem- bers are active in their club if they would like to participate in big- ger, more fun events.
Buena: 820 Channel Islands: 380 Pacifica: 440 Rio Mesa: -100 Saint Bonaventura: -100 Santa Paula: 140 Ventura: 500
Club Day/First Meeting Tips and Tricks
Club Day tips:
-Create a fake long line: Gets students curious -Pass out free snacks to those who sign up
First Meeting tips:
-Print out small cards to have placed on each desk in the Freshman English classes: Invite them to your first Key Club meeting -Make it fun. That is when the most faces will be seen so get them interested to come back -Make sure that the members are aware that it is still a community service group -Introduce fun events such as Fall Rally, DCON, Rose Parade Float Decorating, etc.
The 2011-2012 International Board: PRESIDENT: ANNIE LEWANDOWSKI VICE-PRESIDENT: CATT LOVINS CNH TRUSTEE: YOO EUN KIM 10 OTHER TRUSTEES: NAMES FOUND ON KEY CLUB INTERNATIONAL WEBSITE The 2011-2012 District Board: GOVERNOR: ERINN WONG SECRETARY: ANDREW LIU TREASURER: CHRISTOPHER VAN TECH. EDITOR: ELIJAH KANG
Save the Dates!
All Officers: Submit Officer of the Month and Member of the Month nominee by September 3rd 6:00PM
EVERYONE: September DCM: September 24th Fall Rally South: November 19th
Secretaries: MRF due by September 3rd 6:00PM
Deadline for articles and visuals: September 18th by 6:00PM. Visuals must NOT be posed.
Any Key Club related articles are welcome!
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