Pioneer Key Club has been integrating new ideas and innovating old ideas into
the 2011-2012 term. We have also taken on numerous new projects and community
We introduced new ways to expand member involvement at Key Club activities,
such as community service events and divisional council meetings. For example,
we initiated a point system, which is used to record the amount of activities
Key Club members partake in throughout the year. Members receive a special
Pokemon point card to keep track of their points. They begin as a starter
Pokemon (Charmander, Squirtle, or Bulbasaur) and evolve as they earn more
points. At the end of each month, one non-officer member is selected as the
member of the month and is recognized for their participation and dedication
to Key Club.
The point system has done its job by encouraging members to participate in
events, and Key Club spirit has increased this year at Pioneer. In October,
thirteen members attended the Regional Training Conference and ten members
attended Fall Rally North. Everyone who attended the events exclaimed they
had an amazing time and made lasting memories, and those that were unable
to attend are excited to go next year. Additionally, it was great seeing
the D12 South spirit being represented at Pioneer during Key Club Week.
Members showed their Key Club spirit by wearing their D12 South shirts to
school, and we thanked our staff advisor at our Wednesday meeting and posted
on Facebook to thank our Kiwanis advisor. Members actively participated
throughout the week and displayed their villain spirit!
Pioneer Key Club has also been buzzing with community service events. In
October, members volunteered with our K-Kids at the Simonds 2011 Walk-a-Thon,
raised awareness about breast cancer through Paint the Town Pink, raised funds
for diabetes at Step Out: Walk to Fight Diabetes, and supported cancer victims
at Light the Night. Towards the end of October, Pioneer Key Club introduced
Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF. Members responded enthusiastically and after just
two weeks of collecting, twenty-five members were able to collect over $500
to support the Eliminate Project. In November, we volunteered at Sacred
Heart and helped at the St. Judes Walk for Children. In addition, Pioneer
Key Club spread holiday joy by volunteering at Toys for Tots, helping at
the Santa Clara Fairgrounds, and wrapping presents at InnVision.
Pioneer Key Club has successfully ended an astounding 2011 year filled with
Key Club spirit and community service events, but we are also eager to ring
in 2012 with even more spirit and more service.
--contributing writer Tiffany Trannguyen
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