February/March 2015 www.floridakeyclub.org Volume X Issue 6
In the Spring
3 Editor’s Message
12 SNAP Week
14 Service in the
18 Kiwanis One
19 Vision Partners
20 January District
Happy New Year! I hope 2015 is
full of great accomplishments and
happiness for you and your club.
There are many important things happening
this year, such as the end in
our campaign for The Eliminate Project,
Kiwanis’ 100 year birthday, and
the Centennial Celebration in Indianapolis,
IN, for our International Convention!
Thank you to all the clubs featured
in the “Service in the Springtime”
article for planning incredible
service projects! If your club is interested
in being featured in the next issue
of The Sunshine Source or if you
have any questions regarding this issue,
feel free to let me know.
As we enter Spring Zone Rally Season, I hope each and
every one of you is ready to learn and grow as leaders. Your
club officer elections, to be held in February, are rapidly approaching.
Please give some time and thought to what your
plans are for the upcoming year. If you are a senior, think about
the legacy you will leave in high school. Will people remember
you for the impact you made on their lives If you are an underclassman,
consider running for a higher office. There are so
many possibilities and opportunities, so make sure to make the
most of your time and talent!
Governor’s Project Week is also approaching and I hope
you are as excited as I am! Take this opportunity to spend a
week getting to know the Special Needs individuals in your
communities. Your life will undoubtedly be enriched by this opportunity,
and you will experience service in an entirely different
way! If you have any questions about the Governor’s Project
or the Governor’s Project week do not hesitate to ask Governor’s
Project Chair Taylor (firstname.lastname@example.org) or me
Have a happy Valentine’s Day and show your love for your
Yours in service and friendship,
1. My club is running out of service project ideas now that
we are in the second semester, what should we do
There are variety of resources that will help with this very common
problem. On floridakeyclub.org under the “Service and Major Emphasis”
tab on the bottom left, there are service directories and
“Spectacular Service” videos that will help you gain ideas for projects.
Also under the “Documents and Resources” tab on the left
and below the subheadings of “Project Planning Tools” and
“Service Projects”, you will find more resources to help you create
the most successful service projects possible for your members!
2. What is the difference between FLOF and YOF
The FLOF grant is managed by the Florida District of Key Club
International. On the other hand, YOF is a Key Club International
grant program. FLOF and YOF also differ in the amounts of money
that they can award. The FLOF grant will award up to 2/3 of the
project’s costs (maximum rewarded is $1,000). With YOF, a club
can receive between $100-$2,000 for the project (amount decided
by the International YOF committee). For more details about
the two grants check out http://floridakeyclub.org/flof/ or contact
District Treasurer Nick Azcarate at email@example.com.
Are you ready to be a star If so, the 77th Annual
Florida District and Educational Leadership Conference
(DCON) is the event for you! This year, DCON will be
from April 9-12, at the Rosen Shingle Creek Resort. The
theme of this year's DCON is “Stars of Service” and we
are going all out. There will be a red carpet, paparazzi,
and much more! Also, while at DCON, you will get a
chance to meet the Key Club International President,
our District Officers, and over 2,000 other Key Clubbers all
there to celebrate our Key Club year. There will be a service
fair to spread new innovative service projects
throughout the district, a talent show, an oratory contest,
2 dances, workshops, and so much more! Make sure not
to miss any of the awesome things going on at this year's
DCON. Visit www.floridakeyclub.org/dcon to find out
more information, and to register!
Registration for the 77 th annual District Education and
Leadership Conference is officially open! Start now to is
fundraise so that your club is able to attend this amazing
event. Registrations for DCON must be completed no later
than February 28 th to avoid an additional cost of $50
per person. Package pricing varies on room accommodations:
Quad $260; Triple $315; Double $355; Single $545.
If you wait until after February 28 th , you are considered
part of late registration, and your spot cannot be guaranteed.
Late registration, with its $50 increase, ends March
Awards and Contests
It’s that time of year when you and your club can be
recognized for all of your accomplishments and excellent
leadership skills. All awards and contests that require applications
are fillable Microsoft Word documents found on
http://floridakeyclub.org/awards-and-contests-2/ so be
sure to carefully read and follow all instructions that accompany
each application in order to avoid disqualification.All
of the awards and contest have one of two deadlines
that must be met in order to qualify. Pre-District Conference
Awards must be completed and turned in no later
than midnight of March 13, 2015. All other awards or
contest materials must be turned in no later than 10:00pm
of April 9, 2015.
The awards that fall under the Pre-District
Conference Awards are:
Every Child a Swimmer
Governor’s Project Banner Patch
Kiwanis family Relations
Kiwanis Family Ties Banner Patch
The Eliminate Project Fundraising
Distinguished Club Class Director
Distinguished Club Member
Distinguished Club President
Distinguished Club Secretary
Distinguished Club Treasurer
Distinguished Club Vice-President
G. Harold Martin Outstanding Club President
Governor’s Project member
Robert W. Thal Outstanding Sponsoring Kiwanis Club
Florida District Key of Honor
G. Harold Martin Fellowship
Jack Gander Outstanding Key Club Faculty Advisor
J. Walker Field Outstanding Kiwanis Advisor
Each award application and any applicable supporting
documents must be submitted electronically by March 13,
2015 to the awards committee
at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make sure that all
awards applications are signed by the Faculty Advisor
and the applicant. Also scan the application(s) and the
letter(s) of recommendation (if applicable) and attach
them to the email; however, do not submit a picture of
the application for judging. Submit only one application
per email to the Awards Committee and please ensure
that the subject line of the email is as follows: Name of the
There are also six awards that do not require an application.
The awards that do not require an application
Club Membership Growth
Key Club Service
Early Bird Dues
Pride Report Submission
Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF
The awards that are part of the District Conference Contests
Distinguished Club – Diamond
Malcom K. Lewis Key Club of
Club Poster (Digital and
Club Project Display
Single Service Award
Year in Review:
These awards require that, along with your club’s entry
to the contest, you must include an entry form as well.
The original of the completed entry form for all contests
must be delivered by 10 PM on April 9, 2015, to the Awards
Committee at District Education and Leadership Conference
As seniors enter the season of college
applications, keep in mind that the Florida
District offers a variety of great scholarships.
The scholarships to be awarded this year are
the DCON Program Ad Scholarship, Governor’s
Project Scholarship, Florida District
Matching Scholarship, Naranjo Scholarships, and the G.
Harold Martin Outstanding Club President Scholarship.
In addition, if a club sells more than $250 in ads for the
DCON Program Booklet, then their seniors will be eligible
to apply for the DCON Program Booklet Ad Scholarship.
There will a total of at least 16 scholarships given
out- each one being $1,000. All award, contests, and
scholarship applications can be found at
The Governor’s Project this year created by Governor Lauren McAllister is SN
Week is a whole week dedicated to doing service under the Governor's Project. Thi
Project Week has a variety of activities that everyone in your club can participate in
your love of service with SNAP! What will your club accomplish during this week
February 9th- “Bettering Our Community Together”
Key Clubbers work with those with special needs to clean up and beautify an indoor
or outdoor area.
”February 10th- “Game Day”
Key Clubbers play games with special needs children
or adults, ranging from checkers to baseball. Everyone
is a winner!
February 12th- “Baking Together”
Key Clubbers share the experience of making their favorite desserts with those
with special needs, or can make the items for them.
February 11th- “Do It Your Way”
Key Clubbers can utilize this day to do any service project for or with special
needs individuals that fits best with their schedule.
AP, which stands for Special Needs Awareness Programs. The Governor's Project
s year's Governor's Project week is from February 9th to February 14th. Governor's
. From beautifying the community to making Valentine's Day arts and craft, show
Start planning now on how your club will participate.
February 13th- “Arts & Crafts For Your Valentine”
Key Clubbers can engage in making cards for their special
needs friends, or make cards and other crafts with them!
ebruary 14 th - “Share The Love”
ocial event for Key Clubbers to share good food, dancing,
nd laughter with those with special needs.
Make a difference in someone’s life and bring smiles to everyone in
the community that you touch. Hopefully these examples of great service
projects can inspire your club to make an impact in your home,
school, and community.
This year, the Governor’s Project is
SNAP, which stands for Special Needs
Club: William R. Boone High School
Students spent time having lunch with
their special needs partners in a program
called Best Buddies.
Club: Crystal River High School
Members assisted at a bowling party for
special needs individuals.
Making Memories with Music
Club: Marjory Stoneman Douglas High
Key Clubbers assisted special needs students
with playing music.
Creating Coloring Books
Club: Boyd Anderson High School
This Key Club made coloring books for
their ESE department.
The Eliminate Project
With The Eliminate Project, Kiwanis In
ternational and UNICEF have joined
forces to eliminate maternal and neonatal
tetanus. Neonatal tetanus kills one
baby every nine minutes—nearly 60,000
newborn children every year. A significant
number of women also die because
of maternal tetanus. The end of this disease
means the beginning of better
health for so many families.
. Putt-Putt Golf Tournament
Club: Jesuit High School
This Key Club raised money for The
Eliminate Project by hosting a putt-putt
Bagging for Eliminate
Club: Island Christian High School
Island Christian High School bagged groceries
at their local grocery store
(specifically Publix) to raise money for
The Eliminate Project. The money was
raised from the tips that were given from
March of Dimes
Club: Cooper City High School
This Key Club planned a skating and arcade
day for the community to attend.
All the proceeds went to March of
Club: Mater Academy Charter
This Key Club sold purple paper baby
bottles and purple candy for March of
Dimes. By selling purple items, they also
exposed the signature color of March of
Children’s Miracle Network
Children’s Miracle Network Hospital is a
nonprofit organization that raises money
to benefit kids and increases the awareness
of its member hospitals.
Club: Pensacola High School
Each meeting, Key Clubbers fold paper
cranes to give to children at a local hospital.
The origami birds represent hope to
the recovering child.
Club: DeLand High School
Students at the Deland High School
Key Club, in conjunction with their
Kiwanis club, participated in a poptab
collection project. The proceeds were
donated to Children’s Cancer Re-
Auction a Key Clubber Off
Apple Cider Sale
Club: Mariner High School
Club: Lake Minneola High School
This Key Club sold hot apple citderin
their lunches to raise money for
Key Clubbers were auctioned to
teachers to assist them with any
thing they needed. Most of the students
helped the teachers clean their
Club: John A. Ferguson Senior High
Key Clubbers held a weekly pizza sale
Club: West Broward High School
Key Clubbers sold West Broward High
School tumblers during their lunches
to raise funds for their club.
Soap and Suds
Club: Olympia High School
Volunteers help sort soap to be sent to
families in developing countries.
Board Game Night
Club: Barbara Goleman Senior High
This Key Club organized a board game
night at a local community center.
b: Lecanto High School
b members cut out coupons to give
bitat for Humanity
b: Pine View High School
is Key Club organized a house deopment
project along with Habitat
Humanity. They helped paint the
Club: Crestview High School
By teaching safety to children in a
class, this Key Club ensured that the
children of the community were more
conscious of unsafe environments and
what to do in those situations.
Migrant Family Outreach
Club: Ekklesia Christian Academy
Members went along with their church
mission team and had a festival filled
with food, donated clothes, and activities
for local migrant families in need
within the community.
Kiwanis One Day
Get ready for Kiwanis One Day! On Saturday, April 4 th 2015, Kiwanis families
across the world will join together and will impact their communities through service
projects. The idea of Kiwanis One Day is to “bridge the gap” between Kiwanis and
its Service Leadership Programs (SLPs), such as Key Club. Every Key Club is encouraged
to participate in Kiwanis One Day with Kiwanis Clubs as well as other SLPs in
your area. This day of service will not only strengthen your relationship with your Kiwanis
family, but will also help you establish relationships between members of Circle K
International, Aktion Club, K Kids, and Builders Club. You can get involved by contacting
your local Kiwanis family group to see what activities they have planned! And if
there are not any activities planned in your area, create the plans yourself. The options
Here are a few tips if you are helping to plan activities with your Kiwanis family:
Plan, plan, and plan! The more preparation that goes into Kiwanis One Day, the less
chaos will be at the event.
Include as many people as possible across all SLPs. Be sure to invite members from
all types of clubs. The more diversity in the ages present will allow for even more
Make it fun! Service should never be boring. After volunteering, hold a picnic or a
In addition to our Preferred Charities (UNICEF, March of Dimes, and Children’s
Miracle Network), Key Club International has partnered with three organizations as vision
partners. These organizations and Key Club together, make a difference in the lives
of children. and teens across the world.
Key Club Co-Sponsor Rustic Pathways has 30
years of experience leading exceptional international
education and service programs for students.
Together, Key Club and Rustic Pathways
have the opportunity to broaden their global perspective
while performing meaningful service projects
in communities around the world.
Hershey Track and Field
Key Club has joined with Hershey Track and Field
to serve children by helping them get active and
develop healthy lifestyles.
Nickelodeon joined the Kiwanis family as a 2013
Vision Partner of Kiwanis International with a focus
on its Big Help initiative, which addresses issues
in service, education, the environment and
health. Learn more about Nickelodeon’s Big Help
efforts, the Halo Awards program and Day of Play
at pro-social.nick.com or nick.com/thebighelp.
On January 3rd through the 5th, the Florida District Board of
Trustees met in Orlando for training and to develop plans for the District
of Florida. Training throughout the weekend included preparation
for our District Education and Leadership Conference (DCON), standing
committee work, and an amendment and bylaw discussion After
training on Friday and Saturday, the District Board had a secret Santa
exchange, superlatives awarded to board members, and a s'mores celebration
and bonfire. Many hugs and goodbyes were given after the
board meeting on Sunday, as everyone headed home ready to apply
what they learned to their roles.
Objects of Key Club International
To develop initiative and leadership.
To provide experience in living and working together.
To serve the school and community.
To cooperate with the school principal.
To prepare for useful citizenship.
To accept and promote the following ideals:
To give primacy to the human and spiritual, rather than to
the material values of life.
To encourage the daily living of the Golden Rule in all human
To promote the adoption and application of higher standards
in scholarship, sportsmanship and social contacts.
To develop, by precept and example, a more intelligent,
aggressive, and serviceable citizenship.
To provide a practical means to form enduring friendships,
to render unselfish service and to build better communities.
To cooperate in creating and maintaining that sound public
opinion and high idealism which makes possible the increase
of righteousness, justice, patriotism and good will.