2011For the 2011-2012 Service Year
The Official Campaign and Elections Packet of the New Jersey District of Key Club International
This packet contains all the information needed for any Key Club member interested in running for District or International Key Club office. Most of this packet is devoted to running for Lieutenant Governor. However, if you are interested in running for a higher officer, fill out the additional information request form and another packet will be sent to you.
Club Advisors and Presidents: Please make sure the information in this packet and all forms are made available to any and all potential candidates.
Questions? Contact: Alyssa Keenan Elections and Credentials Chairperson 473 Wheaton Avenue Bayville, New Jersey 08721 Ltgdiv2@njkeyclub.org (Home): (732)269-5541 (Cell): (732) 966-5406
District and International Office Descriptions …………………………… Running for a Lieutenant Governor Position Lieutenant Governor Election Dates, Times & Locations ……... Lieutenant Governor’s Service Agreement ……………………... Candidate’s Checklist ……………………………………………….. Running for a District Executive Board/International Office Position Information Request Sheet ………………………………………. Important Forms Schedule for the 2011-2012 NJ District Board of Trustees ….. Expense Report for District Officer Candidates ……………… Miscellaneous Sample Caucus Questions ………………………………………. Application for 2011-2012 District Webmaster ………………..
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District and International Office Descriptions
A Lieutenant Governor represents each of the twenty-one divisions in the New Jersey District. He or she serves as a liaison between the clubs in his or her division and the NJ District Board, as well as their representative. The Lt. Governor is required to attend the Mid-Winter Training Conference, District and International Convention, all District Board Meetings, Fall Rally, and the Regional Training Conference for his or her division. He or she must publish at least ten newsletters for his or her clubs, file monthly club and board reports, hold Officers Training Conferences until all officers are trained, publish a divisional roster, and serve on District committees as needed. He or she must also stay in constant contact with his or her clubs, the executive board, and the Kiwanis Board. He or she is expected to organize divisional service projects, hold President’s Council Meetings, and visit each club in his or her division. The duties are many and the time commitment is large, but the amazing leadership experience obtained is even greater. See service agreement.
The District Webmaster is in charge of updating the New Jersey District Key Club Website, www.njkeyclub.org. He or she is expected to update it to include all current projects, committee information, registration for district events, and other important facts. The Webmaster is required to attend District Convention, all board meetings, and the Regional Training Conferences. The Webmaster is not elected. After sending the Webmaster’s Application, interviews may be conducted at District Convention, and he or she is appointed by the incoming District Governor. All District Webmaster candidates are encouraged to attend the Midwinter Training Conference in March. See service agreement.
The Editor has the tremendous task of publishing the four issues of the Jersey Key, the official publication of the New Jersey District. He or she must find a printer, create article logs for each issue, assign and collect articles, edit and layout the entire paper, and distribute them throughout the District. He or she must create newsletters to publish to the District Board, and be present at the Mid-Winter Training Conference, District and International Convention, all board meetings, all Regional Training Conferences, and Fall Rally. See service agreement.
The Treasurer should have a very good calculator. He or she must work to collect 100% dues from each Key Club in the state. The treasurer is expected to create monthly financial reports, publish ten newsletters to the District Board and three to club treasurers, and handle all invoices and vouchers. He or she is expected to be in constant communication with the board, especially with the Financial Counselor. Attendance at Mid-Winter Conference, District and International Convention, all Board Meetings, Fall Rally, and all Regional Training Conferences is mandatory. See service agreement.
District and International Office Descriptions
The Secretary is the great communicator. He or she must produce the District Handbook, minutes for each District and Executive board meeting, publish ten newsletters to the District Board and three to club secretaries. He or she is also in charge of all District mailings, publishing the KEYping Up, and submitting a District Convention report, including all contest winners, election results, and a report to the International Office. The District Secretary is expected to receive all District communication; all Lieutenant Governor monthly reports, club reports, and other related reports are sent to him or her. Mandatory events include the Mid-Winter Training Conference, District and International Convention, all Board Meetings, Fall Rally, and all Regional Training Conferences. See service agreement.
The Governor is in charge of the entire District. He or she presides over each Board meeting, publishes ten newsletters to the board, arranges training of all Lieutenant Governors-elect, appoints Board members to committees, and is expected to be in constant communication with the District Board, Kiwanis committee, and the International Trustee. He or she is expected to improve K-family relations by attending as many Kiwanis events as possible and must execute other responsibilities as they arise throughout the year. He or she must be present at Mid-Winter Training Conference, District and International Convention, all Board meetings, all Regional Training Conferences, Fall Rally, and International Convention. See service agreement.
The Trustee serves as a liaison between the District and International Level. He or she must be present at all International Board Meetings, serve on International Committees, and report to his or her district about International events and decisions. A lot of travel is required; Trustees are expected to visit their districts. To run for this position, one must first run for endorsement at District Convention and then run for office at International Convention.
International Vice President
The Vice-President is in charge of constantly assisting the President. He or she attends all International Board Meetings and serves on and oversees the Key Club International committees. Again, travel and communication are the main features of the job. For this office, the candidate must first run for endorsement at District Convention and then campaign at International. Candidates for this position usually have District office experience.
The highest position in all of Key Club, the International President embodies Key Club International. He or she presides over International board meetings, represents Key Club at Kiwanis events, and appoints the International Committees. Communication is maintained with countless individuals, and traveling is a must. Again, to run, the candidate must first seek endorsement at District Convention and then run for office at International Convention. Candidates usually have District office experience.
Lieutenant Governor Elections
Division 1 Date: 1/18/11 Time: 6:00 PM Location: Lower Cape May Regional High School Snow Date: 1/25/11
687 Route 9, Cape May, NJ 08204
From the Atlantic City Expressway: Head southeast on Expressway East. Take exit 7S toward Parkway South. Merge onto Delsea Drive/NJ-47 North by the ramp to Rio Grande. Left at Shore Road for about 3 miles. Then make a left into the school. From NJ Turnpike: Take Garden State Parkway South. Continue on until merging onto Delsea Drive/NJ-47 North via the ramp to Rio Grande. Take a left at Shore Road and another left into the school.
Division 2 Date: 1/17/11 Time: 6:00 PM Location: Millville High School Snow Date: 2/6/11
200 Wade Blvd., Millville, NJ 08332
From NJ Route 55 : Take Exit 24. Turn right onto NJ Route 49 (Westbound). Proceed Westbound to first traffic light at the intersection of Wade Boulevard & NJ Route 49 (Wawa Market, Rite Aid Drugs, and Bank of America are located at this intersection). Turn right onto North Wade Boulevard. You will see Millville Senior High School located ahead of you on the left. From NJ Route 49 Eastbound: Proceed Eastbound on NJ Route 49 through Millville (crossing NJ Route 47 and numbered city streets). After passing 14th Street you will see a city park and a pond on your left. Ahead is a traffic light at the intersection of Wade Boulevard & NJ Route 49 (Wawa Market, Rite Aid Drugs, and Bank of America are located at this intersection). Turn left onto North Wade Blvd.. You will see Millville Senior High School located ahead of you on the left.
Divisions 3 & 3B Date: 1/19/11 Time: 6:30-8 PM Location: Gloucester County Institute of Tech.. Snow Date: 1/26/11
1360 Tanyard Rd., Sewell, NJ 08080
From 295 North: Head east on I-295 N toward Exit 18. Take exit 21 toward Woodbury/ National Park. Follow signs for Woodbury E/Burlington Co 640 E and merge onto Co Rd 640/Delaware St. Turn right at S Broad St/Co Rd 551 S. Turn left at E Barber Ave. Continue onto Co Rd 663/Egg Harbor Rd/Tanyard Rd From 295 South: Take the ramp onto I-295 S. Take the exit onto I-295 S. Take exit 25A to merge onto Delsea Dr/NJ-47 S toward Deptford/Glassboro. Turn right toward Co Rd 663/Tanyard Rd. Turn left at Co Rd 663/Tanyard Rd School on the left.
Division 4 Date: 1/12/11 Time: 6:00 PM Location: Hamilton Township Library Snow Date: 1/27/11
1 Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. Way, Hamilton, NJ 08619
From New Jersey Turnpike - North and South: Turnpike to Exit 7A . Take 195 West. Follow directions below for I-195, East and West. From I-195, East and West: I-195 to Exit 3B, Hamilton Square. Make left turn at first traffic light, onto Kuser Road. Make right turn at second traffic light, onto WhitehorseMercerville Road. Make left at the first traffic light, onto Justice Samuel A, Alito. JR. Way, past Police/ Court building, to the Library
Division 5 Date: 1/13/11 Time: 7:00 PM Location: Ocean County YMCA Snow Date: 1/20/11
1088 Whitty Rd., Toms River, NJ 08755
From Parkway South: Take the GS Parkway South. Take exit 88 towards Lakehurst/ Lakewood/Brick Twp. Slight right onto New Hampshire Ave, and continue on the road. Take slight right onto W. Whitty Rd. End at 1088 W. Whitty Rd. From NJ Turnpike North: Take the Turnpike North, and merge onto I-195 E via exit 7A towards Lakewood/Shore Points. Merge onto CR- 527 S via exit 21 towards Jackson. Turn right onto Whitesville Rd. Turn Left onto Stevens Rd. Turn right onto US-9/ Lakewood Rd. Turn left onto W. Whitty Rd and end at 1088 W. Whitty Rd.
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Division 6 Date: 1/25/11 Time: 7:30 PM Location: Ocean County Library (Brick) Snow Date: 2/7/11
301 Chambers Bridge Rd., Brick, NJ 08723
From the North: Garden State Parkway to Exit 91. Follow signs for Brick/Lakewood. Continue straight through traffic light as exit. Cross Route 88 (bowling alley, Shell and Exxon on corners). Go under Parkway, past Brick Municipal Building and tennis courts on your left, Brick Township High School on your right. Library is across the street from High School. In order to get to the library, make the jug-handle U-turn at the second traffic light (by the Post Office). From the South: Take the Garden State Parkway to Exit 90 and merge onto Chambers Bridge Road. Continue on Chambers Road for 2/10 of a mile. Brick High School is on your right and on your left is the Brick Library. In order to get to the library, make the jug-handle U-turn at the second traffic light (by the Post Office).
Division 7 Date: 1/23/11 Time: 2:00 PM Location: West Park Recreation Center Snow Date: 2/5/11 (4:00 PM)
615 West Park Avenue, Oakhurst, NJ 07755
Directions from North: Take Route 18S to exit 12A (West Park Avenue East). Continue 1.6 miles. Make a left into the Ocean Township Pool and Tennis Facility. If you reach Ocean Township High School, you've gone too far. Continue down the entrance road and make a right at the end of the road. Park in the parking lot and enter the building. Enter the room on the right on the first floor. Directions from South: Take Route 18N to exit 11A (Deal Road East). Take a left at the first traffic light onto Poplar Road. Turn right at the first traffic light onto West Park Avenue. Continue 1.4 miles. Make a left into the Ocean Township Pool and Tennis Facility. If you reach Ocean Township High School, you've gone too far. Continue down the entrance road and make a right at the end of the road. Park in the parking lot and enter the building. Enter the room on the right on the first floor.
Division 8 Date: 2/1/11 Time: 7-9:00PM Location: Monmouth County Library Eastern Branch Snow Date: 2/22/11
1001 Route 35, Shrewsbury, NJ 07702
From the North: Take New Jersey Turnpike to Exit 11 (Garden State Parkway South). Take Garden State Parkway South to Exit 109 (Red Bank). You must stay in the outside (right) lane on the Parkway after crossing the Raritan River since this is the local lane. Turn left after getting off Exit 109 and head East on Route 520 (Newman Springs Road) to Route 35 (about 1 1/2 miles). Turn right on Route 35 and go about 1 1/2 miles. The library will be on your left. From the South: Take Garden State Parkway to Exit 105. Follow 36 East to Route 35 North. After going past Fort Monmouth (on the right), the 3rd stoplight will be Avenue of the Common. Turn right onto Avenue of the Common. Library will be on the corner. Go around the library to the parking lot.
Division 9 Date: 2/8/11 Time: 7-9:00 PM Location: Matawan High School Snow Date: 2/15/11
450 Atlantic Avenue, Matawan NJ 07747
Suggested Route from Holmdel and Saint John Vianney: Take NJ State Route 34 North Make a right on S. Atlantic Avenue
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Division 10 Date: 1/27/11 Time: 6:00 PM Location: North Brunswick Township High School Snow Date: 2/3/11
98 Raider Road, North Brunswick, NJ 08902
Garden State Parkway: Take exit 130 to merge onto US-1 S toward Trenton. Take Merge onto US-130 S via the ramp to Camden. Turn right at Raider Rd and continue down the street. You will see the school at the end of the street. New Jersey Turnpike: Take exit 9 to merge onto NJ-18 N/County Route 527 N toward US-1/ New Brunswick. Merge onto US-1 S via the ramp to Trenton/Princeton. Merge onto US-130 S via the ramp to Camden. Turn right at Raider Rd. You will see the school at the end of the street. Route 287: Take exit 9 for River Rd toward Bound Brook/Highland Park. Turn right at River Rd. Turn right to merge onto NJ-18 S. Take the ramp onto US-1 S. Merge onto US-130 S via the ramp to Camden. Turn right at Raider Rd. You will see the school at the end of the street.
Division 11 Date: 1/11/11 Time: 6:00 PM Location: Bridgewater High School Snow Date: 1/18/11
600 Garretson Road, Bridgewater, NJ 08807-2496
From 202 North: Take Commons Way Exit towards Garretson Road, turn left at Commons Way, turn leftt at Garretson Road- destination will be on the left. From 202 South: Turn left at 1st Avenue, continue onto Country Club Road, turn right at Garretson Road- destination will be on the right.
Division 12 Date: 1/19/11 Time: 7:00 PM Location: Warren Hills High School Snow Date: 1/27/11
041 Jackson Valley Rd. Washington, NJ 07882
From the North: Route 80 to Exit 19-Allamuchy/Route 517 South. Go South on 517 for approximately 5 miles to Route 46 Light in Hackettstown. You will see the “Dad & Lad” store on the right. Turn LEFT at the light and travel approximately 1 mile through town to a 5 way intersections. You will see a HESS Station on the left. Bear RIGHT and road becomes Mountain Ave./ Route 182. Travel 1 mile to 4th light at Route 57. There are many fast food restaurants at the 4th light. Turn RIGHT onto Route 57 and go about 10 miles into center of Washington. In Washington (just under the overpass) turn RIGHT at light onto Route 31 North. Travel 1 mile and turn LEFT at 1st light onto Jackson Valley Road. The school is on the right ½ mile From Southern and Western Morris County: Route 78 to Route 31 North (Clinton Exit). Travel 31 North about 11 miles into center of Washington. Go straight through Route 31/Route 57 Intersection. There is a Dunkin Donuts on the right up ahead past the traffic light. Turn LEFT at the light onto Jackson Valley Road. The school is on the right ½ mile
Division 13 Date: 1/21/11 Time: 7:00 PM Location: Clark Public Library Snow Date: 1/28/11
303 Westfield Ave Clark, NJ 07066
From Parkway South: Take Exit 135. Bear right onto Central Ave. First light, make left onto Raritan Road. At the second light, make left onto Westfield Ave. (the library is on that street, next to the high school). From Parkway North: Take Exit 135. Bear right onto Brant Ave. At the first light, make a right
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Division 14 Date: 1/16/11 Time: 1:00 PM Location: Springfield Public Library Snow Date: 2/3/11 (7:00 PM)
66 Mountain Ave., Springfield, NJ 07081
From Parkway North: Take Garden State Parkway South. Get off at exit 142 and pick up Rt. 78. Get off Rt. 78 at exit 50B. Continue straight on Vauxhall Rd. to 2nd light. Turn left on Springfield Ave. Follow Springfield Avenue to Morris Ave. Turn right on Morris Ave. to the 1st light (Mountain Ave.) Then turn left on to Mountain Ave. Library is on the 2nd block on the right. From Parkway South: Take Garden State Parkway North. Get off at Exit 138. Make a left turn at the traffic light and travel WEST on Kenilworth Boulevard/CR-509 for 2 miles. As you pass the Union County College baseball field on the left, stay straight to go onto Springfield Avenue/CR577. Stay on Springfield Avenue, crossing over Route 22, for approximately 2.4 miles. Turn left onto Wabeno Avenue. Turn right onto Mountain Avenue. Library is on left.
Division 15 Date: 1/20/11 Time: 4:15 PM Location: William Dickenson H.S. Snow Date: 1/27/11
2 Palisade Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07306
From NJ Turnpike: Take NJ Turnpike Exit 15E toward Newark/Jersey City and merge onto Doremus Avenue. Take the ramp to US-9 Truck N/US-1 Truck N. Keep Left at the fork, follow signs for US-1 N/US-9 N/Bayonne/Jersey City and merge onto US-9 Truck N/US-1 Truck N. Turn left at US-1 Truck N. Turn right at Country Road 644/Newark Avenue. Turn right at county Road 617/Summit Avenue. Slight left at Newark Avenue, turn left at Palisade Avenue, destination and parking lot entrance will be on the right. From Garden State Parkway: Take exit 140 on the parkway for US-22/NJ-82 E toward Holland Tunnel. Merge onto US-22 E and drive for 4.6 miles, take the ramp onto US Highway 1 North. Drive for 6.8 miles then take the US-1 N/US-9 N/Tonnele Avenue exit toward Lincoln Tunnel. Merge onto US-1 N/US-9 N. At the traffic circle, take the first exit onto Tonnele Avenue. Turn left at County Road 646/St. Pauls Avenue. Make a slight right at Hoboken Avenue. Turn right on Palisade Avenue, destination and entrance to school parking lot will be on left.
Division 16 Date: 1/18/11 Time: 6:30 PM Location: Secaucus Public Library Snow Date: 1/25/11
1379 Paterson Plank Road, Secaucus, NJ 07094
Secaucus.bccls.org for Directions
Division 17 Date: 1/20/11 Time: 7:00 PM Location: Nutley Library Snow Date: 1/27/11
93 Booth Drive, Nutley, NJ 07110
Please refer to Google Maps for Directions.
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Division 18 Date: 1/18/11 Time: 7:00 PM Location: Livingston High School Snow Date: 1/25/11
30 Robert H Harp Drive, Livingston NJ, 07039
From Rt. 280: Take Exit 5a for Livingston continue on south Livingston Ave. for approximately 2 miles, turn right on Civic Center Drive and then make a right onto 30 Robert H. Harp Drive.
Division 19 Date: 1/11/11 Time: 6:00 PM Location: Parsippany-Troy Hills Public Library Snow Date: 1/25/11 (Lake Hiawatha Library)
449 Halsey Road, Parsippany, NJ 07054-5203
From I-80W: Take exit 42A, merge onto Cherry Hill Rd, Continue onto US 202 S for 1.3 mi, Turn left onto Halsey Road. Library will be immediately on your left. Snow Date Location: Lake Hiawatha Library
68 Nokomis Avenue, Lake Hiawatha, NJ 07034-2608
From Rt. 46: Make a turn onto North Beverwyck Road. Continue for 1.1 miles. Make a Right Turn onto Lake Shore Drive. Lake Hiawatha Library will be the building on the immediate right.
Division 20 Date: 1/22/11 Time: 2:00 PM Location: Denville Public Library Snow Date: 2/5/11
121 Diamond Spring Road, Denville, NJ 07834
From 80 East: Take 80E to the Denville exit (38). The exit lane leads you onto 46E. Go through the traffic light at Franklin Road (Burger King will be on the corner). Stay in the left lane and turn left at the "Denville Center" sign. Turn left onto Diamond Spring Road (Starbucks on corner). The Library will be on the left, just beyond the traffic light at Pocono Road. We are across the street from St. Francis Health Resort. From 80 West: Take 80W to the Denville exit (39). It's approximately 4 miles beyond 287. The exit sign reads "46 East to 53". Take 46E a very short distance to 53N. Turn right at the stop sign onto West Main Street (this is Rt. 53) and go to the second traffic light. Turn right onto Diamond Spring Road. The Library will be on the left, just beyond the traffic light at Pocono Road. We are across the street from St. Francis Health Resort.
Division 21 Date: 1/14/11 Time: 5-6:00 PM Location: The Main Library in Newton Snow Date: 1/28/11
125 Morris Turnpike, Newton, NJ 07860
From the North: South on 565, turn right on 206N. At first stop light, turn left on Augusta Hill Rd. At stop sign, turn right on Morris Turnpike; continue through blinking red light, the Library is 3/10ths of a mile on right. From the West: South on 206, turn right on 519 (Newton Ave.). At first stop sign, turn right on Morris Turnpike; continue 3/10ths of a mile to library on right. From the East: North on Rt. 15, merging with Rt. 206 at Ross' Corner (round Chatterbox restaurant will be on left just before the intersection), at first stoplight after Ross' Corner, turn left on Augusta Hill Rd. At stop sign, turn right on Morris Turnpike; continue through blinking red light, the Library is 3/10ths of a mile on right. From the South: From Newton, drive north on 206, after town square turn left on 519 (Mill St.) by Hayek's Market, follow 519 for 5 miles, straight through blinking red light, to Library on right.
Lieutenant Governor Service Agreement
NEW JERSEY DISTRICT
KEY CLUB INTERNATIONAL
CARING… our way of life
Lieutenant Governor Service Agreement The Lieutenant Governor of the New Jersey District of Key Club International agrees upon the following. It is understood that failure to meet any of the criteria of this agreement indicates that the Lieutenant Governor is failing to perform his/her duties, and appropriate action to remove the Lieutenant Governor from office will be undertaken. The following criteria are mandatory; however, if extenuating circumstances shall arise, the current District ministrator and District Governor will evaluate the situation on a case-by-case basis. Mandatory Criteria As Lieutenant Governor, you must: 1. Attend the following: a. Mid-Winter Training Conference before you take office b. District Convention at the beginning and end of your term c. International Convention while in office d. The Lieutenant Governor Forum at International Convention e. All District Board Meetings f. Fall Rally g. The Regional Training Conferences in your region 2. Attend all five Official District Board meetings and the unofficial board meeting at District Convention. One excused absence is permitted with adequate notification to the Governor and Administrator, but two absences could result in removal from the board. Attendance is defined as presence at 75% of the board meeting. 3. Not hold an elected club office during your term as Lieutenant Governor. 4. Abide by the accepted bylaws of Key Club International while in office. 5. Send out a letter of introduction by the Spring Board Meeting to the New Jersey District Board of Trustees, Kiwanis Committee and the club officers within your division. 6. Publish a minimum of 10 newsletters to club presidents while in office. 7. File monthly report forms with the District Governor, District Secretary, District Administrator, and Zone Administrator by the 20th of each month. 8. Submit a Lieutenant Governor’s Board Report at each Official Board Meeting. Ad-
Lieutenant Governor Service Agreement
9. Hold at least 1 Officers Training Conference before International Convention and others as necessary until 100% are trained. 10. Submit a Divisional Roster to the District Secretary by the Spring Board Meeting and update as needed. 11. Communicate with your District Governor, Zone Administrator, and Club Presidents at least twice a month. 12. Keep in touch with your counterpart on the Kiwanis District Board. 13. Make certain that both District and International dues are paid on time by each of the clubs in your division. 14. Make certain that club monthly report forms are filed by the 10th of each month by the clubs in your division and sent to the Lieutenant Governor, District Secretary, Zone Administrator, and the club’s Kiwanis Advisor. 15. Organize at least one divisional project or function. 16. Plan a Governor’s Visit if requested. 17. Hold at least 5 Presidents Council Meetings during your term. 18. Attend a general meeting at each one of the clubs in your division during your term. 19. Keep permanent files, which are to be passed on to your successor. 20. Serve on District Committees as appointed by the District Governor. 21. Produce committee correspondence (including report forms) as needed. 22. Attempt to build at least one new Key Club within your division. 23. Work to strengthen weak or inactive clubs. 24. Submit Jersey Key articles by the established deadlines. 25. Hold an election for your successor by February 15, 2010 at a location other than your home school. 26. Each Lt. Governor shall, at the end of their term, prepare a Robert F. Lucas Distinguished Lt. Governor binder. This binder shall meet the criteria that are given out by the current Key Club Governor at the August Board Meeting. The binder is due the Thursday prior to District Convention. This binder will be judged during the course of the weekend and the winners will be announced on Sunday morning.
Lieutenant Governor Service Agreement
If the above criteria have been met, the Lieutenant Governor will receive the following: ♦ First half subsidy to International Convention if the Lieutenant Governor has: ∗ Sent out a letter of introduction ∗ Filed April and May report forms ∗ Published a Divisional Roster and submitted it to the District Secretary ∗ Held an Officers Training Conference ∗ Published at least two newsletters ♦ Second half subsidy to International Convention if the Lieutenant Governor has: ∗ 100% District and International dues collected by February 1st. ∗ 100% Lieutenant Governor report forms filed (monthly, committee, OTC, PCM, etc.) ∗ Had at least (9) newsletters published ∗ Attended the Regional Training Conference in his/her region ∗ Attended al District Board Meetings ∗ Attended District Fall Rally ∗ Participated in all District Functions. ♦ Subsidy to all overnight Board Meetings, District Convention, and Fall Rally. ♦ An expense account per club in the division to cover the costs of travel, phone bills, postage, and materials.
** The amount of subsidy is based upon the annual budget and varies from year to year depending on the location of the event. Additional expenses may be necessary and they are the responsibility of the Lieutenant Governor.** ______________________________________ Name ______________________________________ ______________________________________ Address ______________________________________ Lieutenant Governor’s Signature ______________________________________ Lieutenant Governor’s Parent’s Signature ______________________________________ Principal’s Signature _____________________ Date _____________________ Date _____________________ Date ( ______ ) _____________________________ Telephone Number
______________________________________ _____________________ Faculty Advisor’s Signature Date All three pages of this Service Agreement (signed), the Board of Trustees Schedule (signed), and the Expense Report must be turned in at the Lieutenant Governor Elections in order for the candidate to run.
Checklist for Candidates for Lieutenant Governor Elections
The following is a checklist that all candidates for the office of Lieutenant Governor should use to prepare for their election. If you have any questions, please contact your current Lieutenant Governor, or your District Elections Chairperson, Namir Shah.
Speak with your current Lieutenant Governor to get some feedback about the position to see if it’s for you. Review the Lieutenant Governor Service Agreement with your parents/guardians. Sign the Lieutenant Governor Service Agreement and hand it in prior to the election. Review the Schedule for the 2011-2012 NJ District Board of Trustees with your parents/guardians. Sign the Schedule for the 2011-2012 NJ District Board of Trustees and hand it in prior to the election. Look over the Elections Procedure for Lieutenant Governor Elections to get comfortable with the process of the election. Prepare a three minute speech. Have an additional 2minute speech ready if needed. Review the Caucus Questions for LTG Candidates in the New Jersey District of Key Club International. Be prepared to answer any of those along with others not listed. Prepare any posters needed for the election. Be sure to record all monies used in the Expense Report and submit the report at the election. Dress in business professional attire at the LTG Election and show up on time!
Information Request Sheet: District Executive Office & Mid-Winter Training Conference
Are you interested in running for a New Jersey District Executive Office or an International Office? If so, please fill out this sheet and return it to Elections and Credentials Chair Alyssa Keenan as soon as possible! You will be sent an information packet. Please contact any member of the elections committee with any questions or concerns. This form must be postmarked and sent to Chairperson Alyssa Keenan by February 18th, 2011. Non-board members must pay $50 to attend Mid-Winter to offset our expenses. Name: _______________________________________________________ Division: __________ School: __________________________________________ Phone #: (______) _______________
Address: _______________________________________________________________________ City: __________________________________________________ State: NJ Zip: ____________
Email Address: __________________________________________________________________ You will receive very important information by email, so please list an email address you check regularly. Mark zeros as Ø and ones as 1) I am interested in running for: ______________________________________________________ Previous offices held in Key Club: ___________________________________________________ Will you be able to attend the Mid-Winter Training Conference from March 4-6, 2011 at the Valley Forge Convention Center in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania? ________________________________ Have you ever attended District Convention: ___________________________________________ If so, in what years: _______________________________________________________________ Please mail this form to: Alyssa Keenan Elections & Credentials Chairperson 473 Wheaton Avenue Bayville, NJ 08721
If you will be attending Midwinter Training Conference, include a check for $50 made out to “NJ District Key Club” with your name and “Mid-winter” in the subject line.
Schedule for the 2011-2012 NJ District Board of Trustees
Attendance at the following events is mandatory, unless otherwise noted: March 4-6, 2011 April 8-10, 2011 April 30– May 1, 2011 May 21, 2011 (South)* May 22, 2011 (North)* June 26– July 3, 2011 August 12, 2011 Sept. 17, 2011 (South)* Sept. 18, 2011 (North)* Sept. 24, 2011 (Central)* October 8, 2011 October 9, 2011 November 4-6, 2011*** November 19-20, 2011 December 9-11, 2011** January 14-15, 2012 March 9-11, 2012 April 13-15, 2012 Mid-Winter Training Conference Valley Forge Convention Center 65th Annual District Convention Valley Forge Convention Center May District Board Meeting Doubletree Hotel, Somerset, NJ Regional Training Conference—Spring TBA Regional Training Conference—Spring TBA International Convention Phoenix, Arizona August District Board Meeting Girl Scouts Bldg., Toms River, NJ Regional Training Conference—Fall TBA Regional Training Conference—Fall TBA Regional Training Conference—Fall TBA Fall Rally Unofficial Board Meeting DeFelice Residence, Clarksburg, NJ Fall Rally 2011 Great Adventure, Jackson, NJ Kiwanis Family Conference Black Mountain, North Carolina November District Board Meeting TBA Key Leader Weekend Camp Lebanon, Lebanon, NJ January District Board Meeting TBA Mid-Winter Training Conference Valley Forge Convention Center 65th Annual District Convention Valley Forge Convention Center
* For Lieutenant Governors, only attendance at the RTC’s corresponding to their Division is mandatory; all others are encouraged but not mandatory. Executive Board Candidates must attend all Regional Training Conferences. The Central RTC will be either June 6 or September 26. ** Optional, though we recommend that you try to attend. This is a great leadership development weekend with a cost of only $115.00 to Key Clubbers. *** Optional, though we recommend that you make an attempt to attend. The District pays airfare and you pay only the registration fee of about $195.00. Note: If you are aware of a conflict with a date at this point, talk to your Lieutenant Governor or District Administrator Werfel prior to your election. You must attend Mid-Winter Training Conference, however, or you cannot run. The Executive Board will arrive the evening before most District Board Meetings for the Executive Board Meeting. By signing, I, ___________________________, a member of the New Jersey District Board, understand that I must attend all required events during my term. I also know that absence from any one event may result in removal from office. With my signature, I confirm that this schedule is a part of the service agreement.
Signature of Board Member: ___________________________ Signature of Parent/Guardian: ___________________________
Date: ___________ Date: ___________
for Lieutenant Governor Candidates in the NJ District of Key Club International Name: ___________________________________ Division: ______________________
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1. Why, where, and under what circumstances was the first Key Club begun? Kiwanis in Sacramento, California wanted to provide vocational guidance to high school students in May 1925. 2. What is the Key Club motto? “Caring…our way of life.” 3. What is the Key Club Pledge? “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 to combat all forces which tend to undermine these institutions.” 4. What are the colors of Key Club International, and what do they symbolize? Blue—unwavering character, Gold—service, and White—purity 5. When is Key Club Week? It is the first full week of November. 6. How does one start a new club? Obtain a charter kit from KCI, find a sponsoring Kiwanis club, gain approval of school administration, find a faculty advisor, solicit members, and send paperwork to KCI. 7. How many divisions are there in New Jersey? 21 divisions 8. Who is the District Administrator? What is the highest position that he has held in Kiwanis? Barrie Werfel, New Jersey Kiwanis District Governor 9. What organizations make up the K-Family? Kiwanis, Circle-K, Key Club, Builder’s Club, K-Kids, and Aktion Club 10. How is the Key Club leadership structured? International President, International Vice-President, 11 International Trustees, District Governors, District Secretaries, District Treasurers, District Editors, Lieutenant Governors, Club Presidents, Club Vice-Presidents, Club Secretaries, Club Treasurers, Club Editors, and General Members 11. What is Fall Rally? It is a gathering at Great Adventure to motivate the District’s members. It is the highest percentage gathering in all of Key Club International. 12. Which individuals currently sit on the New Jersey District Executive Board and in what capacity? Rachel Orbach– Governor, Kevin Sun– Secretary, Devan Corona– Treasurer, Nicole Darrah– Editor 13. What is the official publication of the New Jersey District called? The Jersey Key 14. What is the 2010-2011 New Jersey District Project? Children’s Specialized Hospital 15. Sing the New Jersey District Song (To the tune of “Battle Hymn of the Republic”) “New Jersey is the District where the Key Clubs are the best, New Jersey is the District we’re the best of all the rest, we’ll take ‘em to the caucuses and when the night is done, you’ll know who’s number one! Glory, glory to New Jersey, glory, glory to New Jersey, glory glory to New Jersey, you’ll know who’s number one! 16. What is Key Club International’s Major Emphasis Project this year? “Live 2 Learn”, a focus on education and childhood development for 5-9 year olds.
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17. Where is the 2011 International Convention? Phoenix, Arizona 18. What does KEY stand for? “It meant ‘those Key boys’ meaning the most prominent and integral boys in the school community. Kiwanis later used the word KEY and changed it to an acronym for ‘Kiwanis Educates Youth’. 19. What is advocacy? Speaking on behalf of those who cannot speak for themselves. 20. Where is the 2011 New Jersey District Convention going to be held? What is the convention theme? The Valley Forge Convention Center in King-of-Prussia, Pennsylvania The theme is “Cirque Du Service: Ride the Carousel of Service.” 21. What is the deadline for dues, and how many paid members must a club have? December 1; 15 members 22. Who are the current District Governors of the New Jersey Districts of Kiwanis and Circle-K? Kiwanis– Mr. Marc Litwack and Circle-K— Rob Acerra 23. What are the 4 core values of Key Club? Leadership, Inclusiveness, Caring, and Character Building 24. Who is our International Trustee, and what district is he from? Will Robertson, The Carolinas District
1. Why is Key Club important to you? 2. Who is the most important member of Key Club and why? 3. Of what importance is Kiwanis to Key Club? 4. Why should anyone join Key Club? 5. What do you feel will be the most important aspect of your job if elected? 6. What sets you apart from the other candidates? 7. What benefits have you gained from Key Club and what do you expect to gain as Lieutenant Governor? 8. What is most important to you as a person? 9. Do you feel a leader should bow to public opinion? 10. What is your vision for the future of your division? 11. What past experiences have prepared you to be a Lieutenant Governor? 12. What is one thing you want to change about yourself and why? 13. What do you fell are the most important qualities of a leader and how will you utilize these qualities during your term? 14. Relate Key Club to a pair of bifocals. 15. If you could be one animal, what would it be? Relate the animal to Key Club. 16. Describe your favorite service project and how you contributed. 17. If you could add a Key Club color, what would it be, why did you choose this color, and what would it symbolize? 18. If you could add a core value what would it be, and why did you choose it?
Application for 2011-2012 District Webmaster
The New Jersey District of Key Club is currently looking for a new Webmaster! If you are a dedicated, computer-savvy, and friendly Key Clubber, you should apply for the position of District Webmaster. This position is appointed at District Convention 2011 and is not an elected position. This position entails designing the New Jersey District Key Club website, www.njkeyclub.org, for the 2011-2012 service year, holding website-building workshops at the Regional Training Conferences and District Convention 2011, performing high-tech tasks like videoediting, attending District Board Meetings, and more. You will get to work with the new 2011-2012 District Board and have an amazing experience. Along with this application, please submit a resume of your high school activities. After we receive your application, we will send you the hotel room number and time that District Governor Rachel Orbach will conduct a short interview with you at District Convention 2011. If you cannot attend District Convention, we will meet with you elsewhere or conduct a telephone interview. Not attending Convention will not have a negative impact on your application. Don’t delay! Applications are to be postmarked by February 18, 2011. Please mail it to Alyssa Keenan, Elections Chairperson, 473 Wheaton Avenue, Bayville, NJ 08721. Name of Candidate School
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City Name Faculty Advisor
Sample links to websites you have created in the past (PLEASE PRINT CLEARLY)
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Will you be attending District Convention 2011? (Circle One) YES NO Midwinter Training Conference is a weekend during which all Lieutenant Governors-Elect and Executive Board candidates are trained for their positions. It is highly recommended that Webmaster candidates attend Midwinter on March 4-6, 2011. If you will be attending, please include a check for $50 made out to “NJ District Key Club” with your name in the subject line. This helps to offset the training costs. Will you be attending Midwinter Training Conference (Circle One) YES NO Please answer the following two questions in brief paragraphs on a separate sheet of paper and send it along with this application and your resume. Why do you want to be the 2011-2012 New Jersey District Webmaster? What do you envision for the future of njkeyclub.org? What is your most meaningful/significant high school activity and why? X Signature of Faculty Advisor X Signature of Candidate
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