Patrick Henry Key Club

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Information is courtesy of keyclub.org, cnhkeyclub.org, and kiwanis.org.

What is Key Club?

Key Club is the oldest and largest service program for high school students. It is a student-led organization that teaches leadership through service to others. Members of the Kiwanis International family, Key Club members build themselves as they build their schools and communities. Key Club has approximately 260,000 members in approximately 5,000 clubs. Key Club is represented in 30 countries.

For more information, check out our About Us page!

Where and when are the meetings held?

Weekly meetings are held (unless otherwise noted) during Lunch on Thursdays, location is to be determined. Meeting locations are posted under "Important Info!" on the homepage of our website and the day before on our Facebook page!

Who can sign my community service sheet?

Community service sheets can be signed by any Kiwanis advisors, our president, Kathy Doan, or the person in charge of the event itself (the volunteer coordinator, not our service chair) to verify your hours.

Who do I report my hours to?

Each month, our Secretary submits a monthly report to our LTG, which includes the amount of community service hours the club has done each month. Our current secretary is Lindsay Stall -- please report your hours to her as soon as possible.

What division are we? Our mascot? Our color? Region? District?

PHHS Key Club, are apart of Division 21 (D21), located in Region 2, which is located inside the CNH (California-Nevada-Hawaii) district. Division 21's mascot is the hippo, and our color is turquiose. The CNH district's mascot is the bee, and our color is black and yellow.

What is a divisional council meeting (DCM)?

Lieutenant governors lead three to 10 meetings each year. This is a great time to update, educate and train Key Club officers and advisors, as well as potential club leaders, within the geographic region.

What is Regional Training Conference (RTC)?

A Region Training Conference is put on every year by the current Lt. Governor in your division in conjunction with other Lt. Governors in the same region or group of regions. At the Region Training Conference you will meet Key Club members from all the other clubs in your region and division. There will be informative workshops on various topics that will help you and the other members of your club. There will be Icebreakers so you can get to know some of the members of the other clubs in the region. You will leave this conference knowing so much more about Key Club and how to be a more effective officer and/or member.

Some of the workshops that may be presented at your RTC are: Membership development, service projects, fundraising, member recognition, running for office, all officer workshops, District Projects, Kiwanis Family, Major Emphasis Project, and Key Club 101 to name a few. You will also get more information about Fall Rally and the CNH District Convention.

What is Fall Rally?

Due to the District's massive size, two Fall Rallies are held each year; one in Northern California at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, one in Southern California at Six Flags Magic Mountain. Thousands of members gather at each of the two theme parks on their selected day, one in October, one in November. At Fall Rally North and South, LTGs and Executive officers are "auctioned" off to Divisions; the winning Division is able to then spend a designated period of time with the "purchased" officer. Auction funds and a portion of the ticket sales for both events go towards the Pediatric Trauma Program (also known as PTP).

What is a district convention (DCON)?

At district conventions, which happen each spring, Key Club members elect new student leaders, learn new service projects, meet other Key Club members and attend interesting workshops. Each district convention is held annually and usually lasts two days. 

What is Key Club International Convention (ICON)?

The Key Club International convention occurs annually in July. The purpose of the convention is to elect the international officers, review accomplishments of the past year and set policies for the coming year. New programs are announced and national speakers participate. Members from every club should attend each year. 

How is Key Club structured?

Individual Key Clubs belong to divisions, which belong to regions, belonging to a district -- forming Key Club International!


International

Key Club International encompasses all clubs within the organization's 33 organized districts and in foreign countries that are not included in any specific district. Key Club International is led by the International Board of Trustees, which is typically composed of the International President, International Vice-President, and 11 International Trustees (Trustees being assigned to three districts and also assigned to serve on various committees within the board). Furthermore, the International Council is composed of the International Board as well as the District Governor from each of the 33 organized Districts.

Districts

There are 33 organized districts. Each district, normally defined by state or nation, tends to match a similar Kiwanis district and is led by a governor, who is elected by delegates at the annual district convention.

Region
The CNH district is split into 18 regions.

Divisions

Districts are divided into divisions and each division has a lieutenant governor, a student leader who carries out the district’s policies and provides support to the clubs. There are 13 clubs in our division.

Clubs

Key Clubs are established in a high school or equivalent institution. A community-based club also may be chartered. Elected officers can include president, one or more vice presidents, secretary, treasurer, editor and one director from each class. 

What is the Eliminate Project?

With The Eliminate Project, Kiwanis International and UNICEF have joined forces to eliminate maternal and neonatal tetanus. This deadly disease steals the lives of nearly 60,000 innocent babies and a significant number of women each year. The effects of the disease are excruciating — tiny newborns suffer repeated, painful convulsions and extreme sensitivity to light and touch.


To eliminate MNT from the Earth, more than 100 million mothers and their future babies must be immunized. This requires vaccines, syringes, safe storage, transportation, thousands of skilled staff and more. It will take US$110 million — and the dedicated work of UNICEF and every member of the Kiwanis family.

Kiwanis and UNICEF joined forces to tackle iodine deficiency disorders, achieving one of the most significant public health successes of the 20th century. Now, they are eliminating MNT from the face of the Earth. And in doing so, the project will reach the poorest, most neglected mothers and babies with additional lifesaving health care. The end of this one disease means the beginning of better health for so many families.

What is Pediatric Trauma Program (PTP)?

The purpose of this program is to develop local service projects to educate people of children’s safety to decrease the number of children who are severely injured or killed due to traumatic unintentional injuries.

The reason why we raise money for PTP is because it will benefit the children; 90% of unintentional injuries can be prevented! The money raised goes towards the training of pediatric doctors, nurses, and first responders. The funds raised for this program will also help to purchase the much needed pediatric equipment. Donations designated for the Pediatric Trauma Program are spent in three major areas: grants to our partner hospitals; grants to Kiwanis and Service Leadership Program clubs; and PTP safety items which are available for purchase by the Kiwanis family at a subsidized cost.


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If you have any other questions, feel free to contact any of the board members!

Last updated 1/14/14.