Key Club Dues !
Good day Key Clubbers!
This year, you will be paying your dues via RevTrak, which is a program our high school uses for many online payments such as AP Registrations, Parking Fees, Lunch payments, etc. Some of you may already be familiar with this platform, as we have used it during our 2020 - 2021 service year. If you are not familiar with this platform, please see the attached photo for instructions on how to pay your dues through RevTrak.
Dues are $15 and the deadline to pay is October 5th!
Once you have completed your payment, please return to this post and submit a response!
If you have any further questions feel free to reach out to an officer or advisor or sends us a private comment on this assignment, Thank you!!
Members of the Month
Amazing and outstanding, guys!!
April member: Roger Flores
April OCC: Macy Jiang
May member: Sujoy Gupta
May OCC: Nashita Alamgir
June member: Krisha Patel
June OCC: Diana Dang
July member: Ansana Khan
July OCC: Karan Acharya
August member: Kenneth Phung
August OCC: Arwa Muhamed
Sept. member: Angela Chan
Sept. OCC: Nashita Alamgir
Oct. member: Laine Elliott
Oct. OCC: Kristel Dalisay
Nov. member: Justine Ho
Nov. OCC: Andry Vargas Aguilar
Dec. member: Jade Qin
Dec. OCC: Sadia Rahman
Jan. member: Emilia Kristina Fedasz
Jan. OCC: Saleha Iftikhar
Feb. member: Sujoy Gupta
Feb. OCC: Kevin Le
2021 Key Club Winterfest
2021 Key Club Winter Fest
Hey, Key clubbers!! Come join us at our 2021 Winterfest on March 5th!!
We will be hosting a fun virtual event over discord this year to replace VBAT. We will be hosting all sorts of different fun events, such as watching movies, doing dare challenges, and playing different video games such as Among Us, Minecraft, etc. Invite your friends to enjoy an amazing event!!
Attached below is a form that asks you what time slot you want the event to be as well as what movie(s) you would like to watch. Please fill it out before February 23.
2021 Officer Elections/Interviews
Since our current board’s term will be ending in about 2 months, officer positions will be opening up!
**All potential candidates MUST attend the Officer Interest Meeting that will take place instead of our regular General Meeting next week on Tuesday, January 26th, from 2:20 PM - 3:30 PM.
Details about officer duties and election/interview dates can be found in this document: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ulR8dL73LdM51CvNwl7vHY1kv9pbmBzJyFhdiq4EFGc/edit
Please read through it thoroughly!
If you’re interested in running for a position, contact an officer to add you onto the list.
If you have any questions, reach out to an officer! :-)
NEW SERVICE YEAR
Hello Key Clubbers! Welcome to the start of the new service year. Here's some important info:
Reminds! We will be sending out periodically reminds about anything of sorts like meeting dates, events that are on the website, and much more!
We have reminds for each class:
@ehtkc2021 @ehtkc2022 @ehtkc2023 @ehtkc2024
Join the one that corresponds to your graduating year! So if you are a freshman you join the ehtkc2024 remind, and so on and so forth.
Next is google classroom! Google classroom serves another way of communication with everyone.
Here is the code:
And ask an officer for the Discord link, since the link needs to be resent every so often!
Social media (e.g. Instagram)! We post on there for important events and reminders.
Summer Regional Training Conference ( RTC)!
On Saturday, August 22nd, for the first time ever, the New Jersey District of Key Club will be hosting its Summer Regional Training Conference!
What are Regional Training Conferences (RTCs)?
Regional Training Conferences (RTCs) are held in the Spring, and Fall to educate and train all Key Clubbers. NJKC is hosting a unique SUMMER RTC this Saturday, August 22nd, so mark your calendars! The NJ District Board will host workshops on various topics. Anyone, from club presidents to general members to non-key clubbers can attend!
Why Should You Attend?
If you attend at least FOUR workshops, you are entered into a raffle and have a shot at winning a $50 DCON voucher! (To enter, please be sure to complete the sign-in/feedback form at the end of your workshops.) This year’s “theme” for RTCs is the Roaring 20’s! So, you bet that this year’s Summer RTC is going to be AMAZING! You won’t want to miss having a ROARING good time!
The RTC packet contains all of the information about registering, opening session, Zoom links, workshops, and scheduling. It can be found linked HERE. Additional info on the Summer RTC is also on njkeyclub.org.
Lebanon Relief Project - Event
We’ll be hosting a fundraiser event for Lebanon this Saturday the 15th. The event will consist of three parts, and you must donate at least $5 in order to get hours for participating. It’s a divisional event so we will be asking students from other schools to participate as well. The event will take place from 6:00 PM to 12:00 AM.
We will be showing a presentation, playing a kahoot, hosting poster making (and potentially powerpoint contests), and we will be playing Minecraft and some other fun games and challenges that we have planned.
A reminder that if you’re participating in more than one part, you only need to donate once (Feel free to donate more. This is a very good cause). Sign up on the Event page of the Website, and email Arwa Muhamed, Macy Jiang, or Kristel Dalisay with any questions you may have.
All of these charities were found through this article; you could read it to gain knowledge of what you'll be donating for!
Tested donation sites (tested by officers, OCCs, and general members):
Impact Lebanon for direct crisis relief (donate here when using a credit card since it's in pounds/£)
Impact Lebanon's site maintenance, which is more indirect (donate here when using a gift card)
Note: Impact Lebanon is a fairly new organization that set up because of the crisis. But, that's also because it's a crowdfunding event. Check out other organizations too if you are apprehensive.
Organizations with legitimate track records of providing assistance:
Humanity & Inclusion for rehabilitation and physcological support
CARE for emergency responders with impact on the ground
Thank you to the one who voiced their concern on whether the donation link was legitimate due to it being a newly set up organization. Thus, we provided other alternative sites. If you guys find any other sites that are legitimate, contact an officer on the board page!
Lebanon Relief Project - Bingo Boards
All OCCs & Officers will be receiving their own bingo board for Lebanon & will raise money for it on any social media (in most cases, Instagram stories). Support some OCCs and Officers with filling out their bingo board slots with donations to help the situation in Lebanon! Each day, they'll repost their updated bingo board until the week ends, whenever you or anyone donates!
If you see a bingo board and want to donate, simply message the person with the bingo board and they'll guide you through a link to donate, then send the OCC/Officer a receipt of your donation. Ta-da! Your @/name (or emoji, depending on them) will then be added to the board!
By the end of the week, the bingo boards will be sent to Kristel Dalisay to be posted onto our Instagram at @ehtkeyclub!
Virtual Kick Off Party!
Come join us at our Annual Kick Off Party on August 8th, from 2 p.m. to 5 or 6 p.m.!
Starting off with introductions, you'll get a sense of what kind of activities we do in Key Club (Haha, I swear it's not making keys!) and you'll get to know your officers, committee chair members, and fellow general members!
Invite your friends and anyone interested in joining!
Then, we'll be diving into icebreakers, dare challenges, and a mini presentation contest!
Lastly, we'll be streaming a movie of your choice! Fill out the form here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1GlORI_dJs9TY1pSXKR56QHTxeC5mLBgxM25Mclvr8fQ/viewform?edit_requested=true
In June, the district board held the Spring Regional Training Conferences. Many of you were able to make it, but for those of you who were not or just want to go back through some workshops, all RTC videos have been uploaded to our NJ Key Club Youtube! You can find all RTC workshops in this Youtube playlist.
There will also be a Summer RTC on Saturday, August 15th!
OCCs Results 2020-2021
Hello guys! Hoping you all are doing great and staying healthy!
With that said, we are pleased to announce our final decisions on the new OCC board this year!
Andry Vargas Aguilar
If you did not get a position, keep in kind that you can run again next year! (Additionally, if an OCC is suddenly no longer able to serve their term, we will be reconsidering some people who didn't make it this time.)
There were many tough decisions on how to arrange everyone on the board, and all the interviews went really well.
Thank you for participating in the interviews, and congratulations to those who made it!
OCC Interviews 2020-2021
With OCC interviews coming up on March 24th, here is some information you need to know!
1. Even if there is no competition for your position, it is NOT guaranteed that you will get it, so make sure to actually prepare for your interview. It will be apparent if you did not research at least a little about the responsibilities of your position.
2. It is recommended that you create a resumé, and then send it to the respective officer before your interview.
3. Think of what YOU can bring to the table, and what ideas you have specific to your position (and how to carry out those ideas!).
5. Contact the officer that will be interviewing you, so that you both can set up a time that works.
The interviews will likely be taking place through a call on discord.
Special Events: Jackson Liang
Major Emphasis & Advocacy: Crystal Luong
Preferred Charities: Vinita Acharya
Environmental: Kenny Au
Fundraising: Tasmiah Haque
Public Relations: Amber Luc
K-Family: Rohan Gonthkar
Welfare: Joseph Johnston
(And here is the interview list again for reference.)
You may change what committee you are running for up to a day before your interview!
And anyone is still allowed to try out for the interviews!
Hey everyone! Volleyball-A-Thon is coming up on February 14, which is a volleyball tournament hosted by the Special Events Committee to raise money for the Community Food Bank!!! It is open to ALL EHTHS students, faculty, and alumni, and it will take place in the gym from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.
We encourage as many people as possible to make a team and try for a chance to win! Your team can have any combination of staff, students, and faculty as long as 2 girls are on the team, and 1 girl is playing on the court at all times. All participants will get a slice of pizza and a water during the break. There will be concessions sold at the event, and the team entry fee, regardless of the number of members, is $100 ($10 per person on a 10 person team).
If you have any questions regarding the event, contact Joey Johnston, Ivan Wang, or Arwa Muhamed. We hope to see everyone there!
If you plan on playing, be sure to read the rules, as this is how referees will determine calls. All rulings by the head referee are FINAL!
Refer to the forms below to sign up. Turn them into Mrs. Phillips (E111) or give them to an officer by January 31.
Hey Everyone! You now have the chance to sign up to be a Volleyball-A-Thon Referee for VBAT on Friday, February 14th, 2020. This is a great chance for you to hang out with your friends, get some more hours, and run the games! Come out to our interest meeting on Thursday, January 16th, 2020 in Lower Cafe. It’s a mandatory meeting for anyone who is interested in signing up. We will be ordering shirts and training volunteers to understand the rules and procedures of VBAT. We’ll be having our second training day after school on Monday, January 27th, 2020. More information will be added later!
Sign up on the spreadsheet below!https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/10_ICQ3ZJnklM4NIJqxz_ybP7Hm0vbat_jIIWepjXAis
We will be collecting donations for the upcoming Volleyball-A-Thon. Please make sure you only bring in non-perishable items such as water, gatorade, chips (only in SMALL packs), and other individually packed items. If you have something that you’d like to donate but are unsure about, contact a Special Events OCC and ask. Drop off your donations at E111 (Mrs. Phillips’ room) and you will be rewarded with hours (3 max.). Sign up sheet below!!
Walk for Water
Walk for Water 2019
This year, we are holding our 2nd annual Walk for Water, in partnership with the Thirst Project. The Thirst Project is a nonprofit organization that raises funds to send missions to countries that do not have clean water sources, and help them build wells and reservoirs in order to provide water for whole villages and communities. Last year, we raised about $400. This year, our fundraising goal for the Thirst Project is $2,000, and you can help us reach our goals!
Our Walk for Water is going to be held on Saturday, November 16, registration starting at 12:00 pm. It will be held at our EHT High School Track at 12:30 pm. Admission is $5, and 100% of this donation goes directly to reaching our fundraising goals for the Thirst Project. You will earn volunteer hours for attending this event. There are two ways your are able to sign up to attend: online or on-site. If you are interested in registering early, then you can use the Walk website (linked below) to register using a card. If you would rather prefer to register on-site, donations will be accepted at the walk. Either way of registration is completely fine and safe!
Our walk will have food, music, and many more great things so please plan on attending. This is a family event, so anyone is able to come: your mom, dad, siblings or even pet goldfish! It will be an amazing time so come out and help raise money for thirsty children around the world. If you have any questions, please contact Natasha Iqbal (contact information can be found at the bottom of the Board page). Register and spread the word! Hope to see you there!
Walk for Water Donations
We are asking for donations for our 2019 Walk for Water. Since our Walk will be such a HUGE event, we are asking for donations of food and drinks such as granola bars, fruit snacks, cases of water, etc. A list of all the items and the quantity we need can be found on the google doc below. Depending on how much you donate, you will be able to receive up to 3 extra hours! Please drop off all food to E111. If you are able to donate, please list your name, grade, item you’re donating and the quantity you are donating on the google doc below, and when you drop off your donations please write your name on them so you get the credit you deserve. A minimum of 1 box of food or 3 cases of water are necessary to receive 1 hour, and from there you can earn more! If you have any questions, again, please contact Natasha Iqbal.
The Annual Key Club Induction Dinner is on November 15th, 2019!
This event is MANDATORY for all new Key Club members in order to be officially inducted into Key Club. If you are a returning member, you are more than welcome to attend. You can bring a guest with you to the induction dinner for a discounted price too.
The theme this year is the Jungle! There will be raffles, so bring extra money if you want to win the prizes!!
Message a Special Events Committee Chair (located on the Board page) for any questions.
Forms are now available!! You can either print them out from the Forms page or pick them up from Mrs. Phillips’s room, E111. The Induction Dinner forms and money are due by Wednesday, November 6th and must be turned in to Mrs. Phillips in E111 by the end of the day.
We would love to hear feedback from everyone about your likes/dislikes about events, or any ideas you have for who/where we can help and what events you’d like to see!
The feedback form is at the bottom of every page on this website: https://www.ehtkeyclub.com/feedback/
Also, I hope that those who went to Fall Rally (and everyone in general!) are inspired to continue volunteering and having fun in Key Club! There are many events that will continue to be posted, especially where organizers reach out to us requesting and relying on our help! We do a lot to help our community, and I wish that you all are able to find out for yourselves the reason/why you are in Key Club.
Random commentary about Fall Rally: “Fall Rally was really fun! I got to spend the entire day chatting and going on rides with my friends, and I had a really good bonding experience with them. It’s cool that key club took us to six flags for something key club related :o”
Hi! As you may have noticed, the members who handed in their forms during the general meeting or prior were added to the website and to the Membership Update Center early last week.
Currently, we are working on adding all the members from after the general meeting onto the website. Let us know if there are any errors. Stay tuned!
Google Classroom + Remind
Please join the Key Club Google Classroom to stay updated with important events and updates
Please also join the Key Club Remind for important push notifications that include reminders for meetings and upcoming events.
No worries if you accidentally joined the wrong one! Message the Webmaster to be removed from an incorrect grade level section.
The Purpose of Key Club // Finding Replacements
Hello! First, let's review our Key Club's Mission Statement.
Key Club is an international, student-led organization that provides its members with opportunities to provide service, build character and develop leadership.
1. We join Key Club because of the ENORMOUS impact we are able to make on others. This isn't just for hours. That's not the point of being a Key Club member. Please keep that in mind.
2. We join Key Club because our traits are to be selfless... and caring, our way of life. Be eager to help out! We are not here to play on our phones. There is a difference between volunteering and hanging out with friends.
3. Lastly, we join Key Club to develop real-world life skills. This includes how you prepare for a job. If someone decides to not show up without alerting their employer or not finding a replacement, they'd get fired.
As you may recall, negative hours are usually given to anyone who cannot find a replacement in time for an event (assuming you signed up for it and cannot attend). Please keep track of what events you have signed up for!
Please let the OCC that's in charge of the event know that you will be unable to make it as soon as possible! It will be your responsibility to find a replacement for yourself.
The OCC in charge may be able to help you look for someone. They can also have an Officer take off your sign-up for the event if you are sick, but make sure to message them at least 12 hours prior.
If you are unable to find a replacement the first time, it's okay! Please learn that you need to find a replacement because we need to give the organizer the number of people that can help out.