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Official Newsletter of Key Club Baldwin Club/Division 7

Volume 1 Issue 1

Hooray for April!

In this issue!
Welcome! From Gretchen=) BBC Easter Egg Hunt2
Hello Fellow Key Clubbers!! there are any changes. If you Blood, Sweat, and
Welcome to the first issue of our have any comments, questions, Tears(Literally).........3
Baldwin Key Club Newsletter. or concerns about this first issue,
Leadership Training
There will be one newsletter per LET ME KNOW!! Thanks, and
month, filled with Key Club news enjoy the rest of the issue!
from Baldwin and Beyond. As Key Club is the largest service Congrats Shellee!.....4
your editor for this year, I’ll be leadership organization in the
Executive Board ‘09. 4
reviewing any and all suggestions world. Key Club empowers its
for this newsletter. Short and quarter million youth members to Committee Chairs....4
sweet articles synopsizing Key lead and serve in almost 5,000
Club events are particularly clubs in 24 nations. Providing
welcome. Feel free to write a more than 12 million service
short article about anything hours annually, Key Club proves Picture Below: New
related to Key Club, like an event to be an ever-popular high school Lieutenant Governor
you attended, or an anecdote organization for teenagers Shellee Wong at the
about an observation you’ve seeking to cultivate leadership Spring Board Meeting
made. If you have any pictures skills, develop friendships, and ’09, discussing
relating to key Club that you’d perform service in their fundraising ideas!
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BBC Easter Egg Hunt!!


If there’s one thing that little outside and ride horses provided inclusiveness
kids, students, and even adults by Baldwin Kiwanis. It was
look forward to each and every indeed with their help, along with
year, it is Baldwin Key Club’s the work of the members of
Annual BBC Easter Egg Hunt Baldwin Key Club, that such a
hosted at the Baldwin Middle memorable and exciting event
School. This year, children and was able to be great, if not
their families all across Baldwin greater than the previous years!
came to the pancake breakfast
hosted before the Egg Hunt to building
gather and celebrate the spirit of
Easter and its undermining
symbolism. Baldwin Key Club
and Kiwanis helped buy, cook,
and serve foods such as bagels,
bacon, and pancakes to all who
came. Afterwards, students
where given a duty to search for
eggs that were scattered around
the school cafeteria. If a child
was to find an egg that held a key
inside, they would be awarded an
opportunity to win a grand prize
at the prize table, one of which
included a life-sized, stuffed
bunny. Perhaps the climax of the
Easter Egg Hunt came went the
Easter Bunny made its special
appearance as it does each year.
Students gathered to hug, hold
hands, and take pictures with the
bunny, an experience that no one
will forget. Sweet and delicious
treats were also handed out by
the bunny and its helper to all of XxxYOUR COPY GOES HEREXXXX
the students. Towards the later Key Club is the largest service
portion of the BBC Easter Egg leadership organization in the
Hunt, kids were allowed to go world. Key Club empowers its
quarter million youth members to
lead and serve in almost 5,000

2 KEY CLUB <Baldwin/division 7> newsletter

Blood, Sweat, and Tears (Literally) =/

Key Club got involved in a branches, fallen and rotting trees,

community clean up on Sunday grasses, and many sharp thorn straight face through the pain as
April 19th. This Cleanup was bushes. Our working-clothes clad our first-aid arrived. We
held at the Brookside Preserve. group, with waterproof boots or disinfected Shellee's foot to the

This project has recently come dirty sneakers, armed with best of our abilities and she was
into the spotlight of our gardening gloves, rakes, and driven home, despite her will to
community members, after going plastic clean-up bags were keep going. She was brought to
unkempt for quite some time. walked through the preserve. Our the hospital and will be on
The preserve lies just north of brief tour was followed by hours medicine for a few weeks to
Sunrise Highway on Brookside of cleanup. prevent infection. Shellee came
Avenue. A group of Key Clubbers into school the following day on
Kiwanis, and our Key walked along the water to collect crutches with nothing but a sock
Clubbers joined forces to fight down-stream trash all the while covering her foot.
Our dedicated members were

the deteriorating wild life and to being splashed with mud and
preserve it's beauty. The preserve water. Others went deep into a clearly willing to get a little dirt
is protected by Nassau County's curving pathway leading to a and take some force to
Department of Parks, Recreation, tangle of bushes and many reestablish this preserve. It was a
and Museums and up kept by bottles. The heavy bags of debris wonderful opportunity and we
South Shore Audubon Society. needed to be cleaned up and love the impact it will have on
There is a creek running through taken out of this beautiful place. our community and will help the
the heart of the preserve, Some managed to remove what environment at the same time.
surrounded by think wooded seemed to be dumped roofing This was definitely a bonding
land. It is easily looked over, and shingles. Ants and larva experience for our K-family and
some members of our communityinhabited the roofing shingles community. We hope to be
aren't even aware of it's and the below dirt. There were continuously involved with this
existence. This project has been many more shingles that needed project.
brought to the attention of our to be dug up, which require a By Leanne Zick
Key Club and we were happy to permit. Some of us ventured off
help. The hard work involved a the pathway into muddy ground XxxYOUR COPY GOES HEREXXXX
lot of dirt, some sweat, a little and thorn bushes. Key Club is the largest service
elbow grease, and even some While jumping down to this leadership organization in the
blood. off-the-pathway littered area, one world. Key Club empowers its
Throughout the park was of our dedicated Key Clubbers quarter million youth members to
heavy litter and debris. Bottles got hurt! Shellee Wong had a lead and serve in almost 5,000
are thrown astray and line the sharp object actually go through clubs in 24 nations. Providing
creek bed, countless wrappers, the bottom of her sneaker and more than 12 million service
dirt speckled with broken glass, then her own foot! She was lifted hours annually, Key Club proves
windblown newspapers, plastic up to the pathway by her fellow to be an ever-popular high school
shopping bags tangled and Key Clubbers, removed her shoe organization for teenagers
ripped, graffiti, roping, and even to reveal a bloody wound. She seeking to cultivate leadership
roofing shingles are entangled dripped all over the below leaves. skills, develop friendships, and
with over growth of trees, fallen We were by her side as she kept a

Leadership Training Conference =)
March 27th to March . HEADER
29th, We stayed HERE
at the Nevele Grande new club positions officially
eight members of Baldwin SeniorResorte in Ellenville where we started until LTC next year!
High School attended the 61st attended many workshops such
annual Leadership Training as Life after Key Club, Major
Conference, also known as LTC. Emphasis Projects, Vendor and By Regina Zick
Formerly called District Key Club Information, Kiwanis
Convention, the main purpose of Charities, Service
LTC is to end one Key Club year Ideas/Spotlight, and Kiwanis
and start the next. In this past Charities. In order to help the
year, we served under New York new officers in Baldwin train for
District Governor Amy Lorenc. their positions, there were
We attended caucus sessions mandatory sessions for each April 24, 2009
where we heard numerous position where they taught us From March 27th to March 29th,
speeches from different what our job entails. There was eight members of Baldwin Senior
candidates to run for District even a Rock and Roll styled High School attended the 61st
Board. District Board is similar Meet and Greet, an amazing annual Leadership Training
to our Baldwin’s Executive talent show, and a formal Conference, also known as LTC.
Board however they are in Governor’s Ball! We learned a Formerly called District
charge of all of New York lot about Key Club International
executive members. Each club at a weekend full of networking,
Executive Board 2009
had two delegates that are able to business, and fun! At the end of
vote for the new District Board. LTC, Allen Yu was elected out Name: Elizabeth Capizzi
new District Governor and all Title: President
Name: Regina Zick
Title: Vice President

Congrats Name: Olivia Hawkins

Title: Secretary

Name: Mariam Mahbob
Title: Treasurer
Name: Gretchen Sandberg
Title: Editor
Name: Leanne Zick
Congratulations to the new top two most active Key Clubs in Title: Webmaster
Lieutenant Governor for the the Division, alone with
Name: Ryan Johnson
ENTIRE Division 7…SHELLEE Oceanside. Keep your ears open Title: Publicity Officer
WONG!! This hardworking chica for news of Divisional meetings, Name: Chelsea Redman
is a key club lover who has made which Shellee plans and runs. Title: Event Coordinator

us all very proud by making it up Congrats again Shellee, and Name: Alexis Redman
Title: Event Coordinator
to the position of Lieutenant Good Luck!
Governor, and by doing a Key Club is the largest service Congrats to all Shadow
fantastic job so far. We are leadership organization in the Council Members as well!
honored to have the leader of world. Key Club empowers its
Division 7 be a member of our quarter million youth members to
very own Baldwin Key Club! lead and serve in almost 5,000
Division 7 includes several other clubs in 24 nations. Providing
Key Clubs around the area, and more than 12 million service
Baldwin is honored as one of the hours annually, Key Club proves

Check out the New York District Key Club Website: www.
a Kiwanis-family member

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