Key to Caring
Official Bulletin of Wisconsin-Upper Michigan Key Club
Issue 1 May 2015
In This Issue…
Table of Contents
Successful Service Projects: Page 3
Caring Key Clubber: Page 4
Committee Information: Page 6
Committee Application: Page 7
Convention Information: Page 8
Key Club International Partners: Page 9
Governor’s Introduction: Page 10
International Trustee Introduction: Page 11
District Board Introductions: Page 12
Kiwanis Family Baseball Game: Page 25
Contact Information: Page 26
Memorial Provides Refreshment for Runners
Every year, Eau Claire has a marathon that our Key Club volunteers at. This year,
the theme was Hawaiian, so everyone that participated dressed to the theme. We all
brought decorations for our water station, and we then decorated our table with
streamers and other various Hawaiian items. Our Key Club demonstrated responsibility
because we were there on time and had all our materials ready to be used as soon as
we arrived. We also supported every runner that went by our water station and made it
easier for them to grab water as they ran by holding it out for them to grab. This is
usually one of our most popular events because it is always fun to cheer on the runners
and it is a good way to help out the community.
By Phillip Akfaly, Eau Claire Memorial Key Club
Eliminate With Henna Tattoos
How do you mix fundraising with learning about a different
culture? With the aid of our foreign exchange student, Appleton
West Key Club was able to raise $100 for the Eliminate Project. We
raised the money by providing students with henna tattoos before
school, after school, and during lunch. Henna tattoos are a form of
temporary tattoo that lasts for a few weeks. A paste made from
the henna plant is the “ink” used for henna tattoos. The paste is
applied to a person’s skin and gives a brown color to the skin as it
dries. Students were able to receive traditional henna tattoos as
well as other designs like the one pictured. As students were
tattooed, they were amazed by the artistic ability of our exchange
student and asked questions about what the different tattoos
meant. The fundraiser went so well, we asked our principal if we
could do it again in the spring.
By Amanda Stickney, Appleton West Key Club
Bonding Through Bell Ringing
The Wausau West Key Club does many events that involve getting its members
active in the community. Every time I think about Key Club, I think about ringing bells
for the Salvation Army and singing carols with our awesome club members! Every
year, Wausau West Key Club gets together with the Salvation Army where our club
sings (and even dances) outside of Fleet Farm in Wausau. This is always so much fun
because when we are all together, there is an amazing community feeling. Knowing we
are all together because we all want to volunteer and make our community a great
place to live makes this event as much fun as it is. So this December, we brought out
hot chocolate and Christmas spirit and stood outside Fleet Farm spreading the joy to
make everyone's holiday just a little more cheery! This is by far one of my favorite
events, and every year that I do this event, I get to spend time with all of our awesome
By Benjamin Rauen, Wausau West Key Club
Don’t Let Summer be a Stop Sign for Service
The Wisconsin-Upper Michigan District of Key Club accomplishes amazing things
over the course of nine months. There are many opportunities that are taken
throughout the school year to create a very successful year of service. However,
summer vacation can often mean a decrease in service. These three months can be a
major stress reliever and a much-needed break from the pressures of school. There is
generally a large amount of free time that is experienced during the summer. Instead
of spending this time being bored or doing small activities you will soon forget, why not
make some memories and find a volunteering opportunity?
Even though summer is time away from school, people still have activities going
on and it can be very hard to coordinate schedules. If you would like to volunteer with
Key Club, you can try to contact members of your club to see if they would like to
organize a service project. If it is hard to establish communication or find a time that
works, try contacting your Lieutenant Governor to create a project for the whole
division to participate in! Even if you are not able to get in contact with Key Club, you
can still volunteer by yourself or with a few friends!
No matter who you volunteer with this summer, there are many great
opportunities! You could sell lemonade for The ELIMINATE Project. If there are veterans
in your area, offer to help them out with an event they have coming up or offer to
organize one for them! The opportunities are endless. Even though summer is a
vacation from school, do not let it become a vacation from volunteering.
By Jason Shebilske, District Bulletin Editor
Providing service of your home, school, and community impact the lives of many
in the simplest of ways. Whether it’s helping a classmate with a math problem or
working an event, Key Club has taught its members to make minuscule changes in their
own lives in order to influence the lives of those around them.
In Key Club, most students are influenced to become members because it looks
good on college applications, their friends are in it, or because they want to go to the
District Leadership Convention (DCON), but they stay in Key Club for a much deeper
reason: they find their niche. Throughout my freshmen year of high school, there were
always sign-up sheets for NHS events in my Accelerated English class, and since I had
nothing going on that day, I’d sign up to work the events, even though I wasn’t yet a
part of the club. Little did my freshman self know that community service would
become a large part of my life. Since my freshmen year, I have been a member of Key
Club with a total of over 500 service hours throughout my high school career thus far.
Furthermore, I have applied to NHS not only for college scholarship opportunities or to
wear the stole at graduation, but because I wanted more volunteer opportunities. As a
senior in high school, I have learned to sign up for events and chair them as much as
possible, instead of only doing it as a default. I have fallen in love and developed a
passion for helping the members of my community. The love for the purposes of these
events is the key difference between being a member of some club at school and being
a proud member of Key Club International. The key to caring is working events even
though you may have loads of homework, fundraising for the greater good, being
president to pass this passion along to others. I encourage you to watch the following
video. It will be worth your while. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZGghmwUcbQ.
By Elise Langdon, Escanaba Key Club
Caring Key Clubber
For the 2015-2016 Key Club year, the Governor’s Project will be “Service for
Service”, enabling Key Clubbers to serve the veterans who have served us! On the
committee, we will be finding new and fun ways to support and help out our nation’s
veterans. One idea can be as simple as sending out thank-you letters and holiday cards
to the veterans. We will brainstorm ways to give back to the veterans and find more
ways to do service projects in order to say thanks! Also, there are many hospitals, soup
kitchens and other organizations that support veterans in our District. As a committee,
we will get contact information for these organizations and help spread awareness
throughout the entire District!
By Abbey Claes, Governor’s Project Chair
Public Relations and Communications:
The Public Relations and Communications Committee is in charge of spreading
Key Club spirit and improving communication throughout the District! Joining this
committee will be an exciting roller coaster ride of Key Club Spirit! If you are able to be
a part of the Public Relations/Communications Committee, you will not only get to be
with other amazing committee members, but you will also be able to raise awareness
about Key Club throughout our entire District through fun videos and designing new
materials! Fresh and new ideas are a must; so come prepared with fun and interesting
ideas on how to achieve new heights that we have never seen before!
By Max LaCosse, Public Relations and Communications Chair
Awards and Contests:
All Key Clubbers are encouraged to join the Contests and Awards Committee! On
this committee, Key Clubbers will brainstorm innovative and new ideas for contests,
banner patches, and awards. The committee will also work together in order to design
the banner patches and awards! As a part of this committee, members will be in
contact with me, Jennifer Englebert, the Committee Chair of Contests and Awards,
through email, Google Hangouts, and Skype. With your help, Key Clubbers will make
service fun and be awarded for their hard work at the upcoming District Leadership
By Jennifer Englebert, Awards and Contests Chair
This year for the District Project we will be raising money for Camp Wawbeek in
Wisconsin and Bay Cliff Health Center in Upper-Michigan. As a committee, we will be
helping clubs complete projects and educate them on both of the camps and why they
are beneficial to the community and the campers that stay there! We will also be
coming up with new and clever ideas for service projects and fundraisers. It would be
very helpful to get people from around the District on this committee so we can work
with as many clubs and divisions as possible! The committee members will stay in
contact with one another and work as a team in order to make this a great year and
celebrate everything that these amazing camps do!
By Derek Kamin, District Project Chair
The committees serve as a useful asset to the Wisconsin-Upper Michigan Key Club
District Board. Each committee’s purpose is to improve the District by providing
resources to members and making them readily available by advertising and
communicating. Committees work to support all of the divisions within the District and
work directly with members in order to give Key Clubbers opportunities to improve their
Key Club experience! All Key Club members are strongly encouraged to apply!
Other than Key Club, what groups and activities are you involved in?
What Committee are you interested in joining, and why?
Do you have any specific projects that the committee could do?
Phone Number: _______________________________
Completed applications are due by Tuesday, July 7. Please send them to your
LTG or email the Director of Committees, Taylor Hurst, at
firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!
This March, the Hyatt on Main was transformed into Hogwarts School of
Witchcraft and Wizardry, and it was a magical experience! The district leadership
convention theme of Harry Potter lived up to expectations by providing education and
fun similar to what would be seen at Hogwarts. The first night began with the
decorating of floors that corresponded with the house that each Division represented.
Later in the night, the convention officially kicked off with the opening session and the
keynote address by speaker Michael McGowan. His message of being passionate and
enthusiastic in whatever you do helped to inspire the Key Clubbers that attended to
have an even bigger commitment to service. After the opening session, Key Clubbers
attended workshops on subjects from board duties to general information on Key Club.
Finally, the night was capped off with the dance in the convention center along with a
fundraiser for The Eliminate Project. The next day was even busier than the last! It
contained caucusing for District Board elections, awards, more workshops, House of
Delegates, where the voting delegates for each club elected the new board, and
another dance! The weekend came to a close on Sunday morning at the closing
session, where the 2014-2015 District Board was retired and the 2015-2016 District
Board was installed. The weekend helped to reinforce the idea for Key Clubbers in the
Wisconsin-Upper Michigan District that service beyond measure is man’s greatest
The 2015 Key Club International Convention in Indianapolis will be very busy, but
a lot of fun can be expected as Key Club celebrates its 90th anniversary! WIUM Key
Club has a tour planned that includes visiting tourist attractions in both Chicago and
Indianapolis! The first day of the tour will be spent in the Windy City visiting tourist
attractions like the Shedd Aquarium and Navy Pier. The next day, the District will
depart Chicago for Indianapolis, where we will visit the Indy Zoo and have a chance to
shop in the morning. Later in the day, we will arrive at the convention and prepare for
opening session. Key Clubbers will get the chance to attend workshops the next day,
followed by a celebration for Eliminate! Not only does this year mark the 90th
anniversary of Key Club, but it also marks the 100th anniversary of Kiwanis! This
anniversary will be celebrated the next day with a Birthday Bash and a celebration of
the Kiwanis Family at Victory Field. The final day in Indianapolis will be filled with
workshops, a launch to the next 100 years of service, and a concert for Key Club and
Circle K featuring Hellogoodbye and A Great Pile of Leaves! ICON is sure to be a fun
and rewarding experience for all Key Clubbers in attendance!
Key Club Major Emphasis: The ELIMINATE Project
The partnership with Key Club and The ELIMINATE Project may be in the final
stretch, but that doesn’t mean that it is over! There is still time to join the fight with
Kiwanis and UNICEF against maternal and neonatal tetanus. 60,000 newborn children
die every year due to neonatal tetanus, and a significant number of women die of
maternal tetanus each year. In order to eliminate this disease from the Earth, 129
million mothers and their future babies have to be immunized. In order to do this,
Kiwanis and UNICEF hope to raise $110 million. More details can be found on the Key
Club International website.
Key Club Co-Sponsor: Rustic Pathways
Rustic Pathways has had 30 years of experience leading programs that provide
both international education and service programs for students. They are the global
leader in their field, having over 130 programs in 20 countries. Rustic Pathways has
partnered with Key Club to provide members the opportunity to learn more about other
parts of the world while performing service. In 2016, the Wisconsin-Upper Michigan
District of Key Club will be participating in an international service project in Costa Rica
through Rustic Pathways! For more information about Rustic Pathways, visit their
website. If you’d like more information about the service project in Costa Rica, contact
Kathy Gillis. Her contact information can be found on the final page of this issue.
Key Club Vision Partner: Nickelodeon
Nickelodeon has joined Kiwanis International as a vision partner with an
emphasis on the Big Help initiative, which addresses issues in service, education, the
environment, and health. More information on Nickelodeon’s Big Help, their Halo
Awards program, and Day of Play can be found on Nickelodeon’s website.
Preferred Charity Highlight: Children’s Miracle Network
Key Club participates with Children’s Miracle Network by sponsoring fundraisers.
In addition, members of Key Club volunteer at their local children’s hospital. CMN has
over 170 hospitals throughout the nation and they save the lives of over 14 million
children every year. For more information on how your Key Club can help, visit the
WIUM Key Club website or the Key Club International website.
Hey, Wisconsin-Upper Michigan District!
My name is Joshua Dvorak and I will be serving as your District Governor for the 2015-
2016 Key Club year. I’m super excited to work with all of you to make this next year the most
successful one ever!
First off, I’d like to tell you a little about myself. I am currently a junior at Wausau West
High School. Aside from Key Club, I take part in many activities in my own school, including
Spanish Club, Bible Club, Math Team, Link Crew, curling, orchestra, and choir. I play the piano
and violin, which I love doing! Music has a huge role in my life, but I aim to go on to college to
complete my pre-medical studies in something, whether it be genetics, biochemistry, or
something else. Outside of school, I enjoy being with my friends, my family, and my dog. I do
my best to spend time with them as much as possible; while I make my schoolwork a priority,
I do my best to have some fun every once in a while, usually by watching a classic Disney
movie with whoever wishes to join me!
Introductions aside, there is a lot I would like to accomplish with your help this year.
With the ELIMINATE Project coming to a close, I would like to place an emphasis on expanding
membership in the district. The fastest way to do this is to simply spread the word. Tell the
world what Key Club means to you and how it has impacted you and that is sure to be
enough!! A school or an advisor can advertise Key Club, but its members have the largest
impact on growing their own clubs. I hope to work with the District Board, specifically the
Lieutenant Governors, to help you make that happen.
Another goal I’d like to accomplish is to give back to those who have served our country
and have lived their lives according to our own core values. It is now our generation’s turn to
serve them as they have served us. Now, I’m not charging all of you to go and sign up for the
draft, but there are a plethora of other ways to give back to our veterans. This project,
“Service for Service,” is my Governor’s Project for this upcoming year, and I believe that by
giving back to our veterans, Key Clubbers will build lasting relationships with people from all
generations and find satisfaction in the impacts that they make on people in their own
Key Club has had an enormous influence on me; I have become close with so many
people from every corner of the world, and I have truly learned to lead and serve my home,
school, and community. Now, I have the opportunity to lead and serve the entire Wisconsin-
Upper Michigan District, and I am so thankful for this opportunity. Please, PLEASE don’t
hesitate to contact me with any questions, comments, or suggestions that you have
throughout the year! Together, we will propel the Wisconsin-Upper Michigan District to new
Yours in service,
Wisconsin-Upper Michigan District
Key Club International
International Trustee Introduction
Greetings Wisconsin-Upper Michigan District,
My name is Barry Seng and I am honored to serve as your International Trustee.
I am thrilled that I have the opportunity to work with all of you to improve the
organization as a whole. Together, we will spread Key Club values around the world.
As trustee, it is my duty to connect the district and
international levels. I will provide updates from international
to your district board and will represent all of you at
international board meetings. The constant communication
will allow me to better serve your district. I will work closely
with Governor Josh and all of you to ensure a successful
year of service.
One of my goals for the year is to make Key Club
International more accessible to Key Club members.
Through increased communication between international and
district levels and transparency on the international board,
more members will be involved in the organization. My main
goal is to emphasize service, the foundation of our organization. I will help your district
with its service initiatives and service projects. We will strengthen Key Club through
If you have any questions or concerns throughout the year, please do not
hesitate to reach out to me. I am here to serve all of you. I look forward to a great
term of service with the Wisconsin-Upper Michigan District!
Yours in service,
Barry M. Seng
Secretary-Treasurer: Daniela Beltran
My name is Daniela Beltran from Burlington High School in Burlington, Wisconsin
and I am your new Secretary-Treasurer for the 2015-2016 school year. It is going to be
a great year and I can’t wait to work with the numerous Key Clubs in
I have been in Key Club since freshman year and I am currently
a junior. This is my fourth year as a Key Club member. My experience
with Key Club has been especially unique because I was part of it in
the California-Nevada-Hawaii District and I’m now ready to be an
equally active participant in the WIUM District. I hope to incorporate
new ideas and I hope everyone participates with me.
I have had a lot of experience with leadership positions in Key
Club as I was secretary of the Southwest High School Key Club last
year. I continue to be very involved in school, but my position as
Secretary-Treasurer for WIUM will be my priority. During my free time,
which is rare, I like hiking, swimming, working out, or playing my
As Secretary-Treasurer, my goal is to get more clubs to turn in
their MRFs, as well as keeping everyone well informed on upcoming events. I hope to
promote more active involvement through social media, such as Facebook, Twitter, or
even Instagram. I also plan to keep the WIUM website updated and easy for everyone
I am super excited for this year, and everyone is welcome to contact me through
email, text, call, or any social media!
Bulletin Editor: Jason Shebilske
My name is Jason Shebilske and I am privileged to serve as the WIUM District
Bulletin Editor for the 2015-2016 school year. I am incredibly excited to have the
opportunity to strengthen unity in our district this year!
I am currently a junior at Appleton East High School and the 2015-
2016 will mark my third year as a member of Key Club. In addition to
Key Club, I am also involved in activities such as the school newspaper,
Ski Club, Bridging the Gap, DECA, National Honor Society, and Quidditch.
As Bulletin Editor, my goal is to encourage Key Clubbers to submit
articles to the district publication, the Key to Caring. There are so many
successful events and outstanding members in our district, and I would
like to help all members feel comfortable sharing their experiences
through articles in the publication. The information that somebody
receives from reading an article in Key to Caring may be just the inspiration they need
to take a step in Key Club, whether it be leading an event, running for a board position,
or simply dedicating more time to volunteering. The more articles that are submitted to
Key to Caring, the more opportunities that members have to improve their Key Club
If anybody has any questions for me, please feel free to contact me anytime! I
am available via text, call, email, and Facebook, and I will get back to you as soon as
possible. I am very excited to see what our District will accomplish in this upcoming
Director of Committees: Taylor Hurst
My name is Taylor Hurst, and I am thrilled to be your District Director of
Committees for the 2015-2016 Key Club year. This year is going to be phenomenal,
and I cannot wait to start it with all of you!
Helping people is my biggest passion, and it’s because of Key
Club that I’ve been able to do just that! I am currently a sophomore at
Kimberly High School. Since I joined Key Club, I have served as a
member on my school’s ELIMINATE Committee for two years as well
as the District Chair of Preferred Charities. I’ve met so many amazing
people, and I have grown as a person and as a leader. In addition to
Key Club, I do many other things to get involved such as Life Force,
Sparklz, Project Unify, Peacemakers, National Honor Society, HOSA,
Project Green, Cross Country and Choir. I love working with others
and I always keep an open mind for new possibilities!
As the Director of Committees, my goal is to raise awareness
about all of the amazing committees that the District Board has to offer. The
committees will create many easily accessible resources such as fundraising ideas, new
membership recruitment methods, and much more! I will also strive to increase the
communication between Key Clubbers and the committees in order to make more
opportunities readily available. The committees are here to serve each Key Clubber in
order to enhance their Key Club experience for the 2015-2016 Key Club Year!
Please feel more than welcome to contact me via Facebook, email, text or phone.
I would love to hear about any ideas or questions that you may have! I cannot wait to
see how much of an impact we make this upcoming year!
Director of Technology: Mikaela Hanrahan
My name is Mikaela Hanrahan and I will be serving as your District Director of
Technology for this 2015-2016 Key Club year! I look forward to meeting all of you this
upcoming year and working together to make a positive impact in our district!
As Director of Technology, I will reach out to clubs and encourage
them to create a club website, because it can be a very beneficial
resource. Also, I would like to publish four newsletters this year which
will include helpful tips for club webmasters to enhance their use of
technology as well as information about what we have been doing in
our district on a technological scale. A goal of mine is to efficiently keep
updating the district website. I hope to make it an easier and more
widely used tool throughout our district. I look forward to serving you
on the District Board this year and cannot wait to see how we can make
a difference together.
I am currently a sophomore at St. Mary’s Springs Academy. I am
involved in Vocal Jazz, Choir, Math Team, Chess Team, Optimist Club,
ASTOP (Assist Survivors Treatment Outreach Prevention) Committee,
Music Liturgy, Theater, Volleyball, and of course, Key Club.
This past year on the 2014-2015 District Board as Director of Technology has
allowed me to grow in my understanding and love of Key Club. I hope to surpass last
year’s accomplishments and lead you all through a successful year of service!
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me anytime!
Division 1 Lt. Governor: Sarah Candee
My name is Sarah Candee, and I will be your new Lieutenant
Governor for Division 1! Over the following year, we will be in contact
so I can provide you and your club with information and services offered
from Key Club International. In addition, information will be given on
DCON, service projects, scholarships, and awards.
I am currently a sophomore at Kenosha Tremper High School.
This is my first year in Key Club, and I can assure you that I absolutely
love it. I really look forward to diving into Key Club this year and doing
everything possible to keep our division at its best. Not only am I
involved in Key Club, but I am also involved in Student Government, FBLA, and DECA.
Our division made a great step this past year. I am proud to say that at DCON
several of our seniors received grants and scholarships. Not only that, but our Division
won the Divisional Unity Award thanks to our superb past Lieutenant Governor, Zach
Raetzman, and your participation! We have such a great head start, and I am excited to
see what the future holds.
I also really want to emphasize the importance of communication. I completely
understand that sometimes emails are not always checked and procrastination can get
the best of us – trust me, I know. However, I do encourage everyone to keep up-todate
so your club stays on its toes.
Throughout my short time in Key Club, I have met so many wonderful people and
made many very close relationships. I can’t wait to personally meet and work with all of
you in the future. Let’s make this year the best it can be!
Division 2 Lt. Governor: Jessica Korducki
My name is Jessica Korducki, and I am honored and very excited to be serving as
the Division 2 Lieutenant Governor for the 2015- 2016 year!
I am currently a junior at Burlington High School. I
have been in Key Club since my freshman year and have
served as Secretary and Vice President. Besides Key Club, I
am very active in other clubs and activities. I am a member
of my school’s Varsity Poms Dance Team, DRIVEN Leadership
Program, HART Club, Forensics, NHS, Partners2, and Student
For this year, one of my main objectives is to help
strengthen the communication between the clubs in our
Division. If we work together, we can truly make a huge
impact on our community. Also, I hope to meet with the
leaders of each club, whether by phone or by visit every
month, and find out what each club is up to! I am here to answer any of your questions
and let you in on all the fun things going on around the district.
Feel free to contact me at any time by Facebook, phone call, text, e-mail, etc. I
am super excited for this next year and look forward to meeting you all!
Division 3 Lt. Governor: Noah Goetzke
My name is Noah Goetzke, and I will be your new Lieutenant
Governor for Division 3!
I am currently a junior at Dodgeville High School. I joined Key
Club my freshman year, and since then, I have served as treasurer
my junior year before becoming lieutenant governor. In addition to
Key Club, I participate in NHS, musicals, forensics, soccer and track.
During my free time, I enjoy spending time with friends, hiking with
my dog, listening to music, and playing Xbox.
I would like to stress the importance of communication. I want
to increase use of our Division 3 Facebook page by adding more
members and updating information on a regular basis. Another one of
my goals is to personally get to know my clubs and be able to engage
members whether they are new or returning. I really would like to be
able to visit all of the clubs and if you have any questions about Key
Club, please do not hesitate to ask! Let’s make this year the best it
can be and I look forward to meeting all of you!
Division 4 Lt. Governor: Charlie Deakman
My name is Charlie Deakman and I am the Lieutenant
Governor for Division 4 Key Club. I currently attend Madison East
High School as a freshman. I have had the greatest year at Key
Club and am hoping to do a great job as Lieutenant Governor.
Some of my goals for this year are to increase in collaboration
between clubs to make our communities better. I would also like to
educate the new officers to help them turn forms in on time. It is a
honor to serve you as the Lieutenant Governor of Division 4.
Division 5 Lt. Governor: Abigail Sann
My name is Abby Sann and I am the Lieutenant Governor of
Division 5. I am so excited to be working closely with all of the
amazing projects we have planned as a District this year. As
Lieutenant Governor I have centered most of my goals around
increasing membership. I hope to work with several middle schools
in my Division to promote Key Club at the high school level. In
addition, I would also like to promote internal recruitment
throughout Division 5 high schools. Overall, I am excited to work
with a variety of different schools who have service projects that
they are passionate about. My favorite part of Key Club is service,
and I am excited to share my love for helping others with everyone
in our District.
Division 6 Lt. Governor: Emily Li
My name is Emily Li, and I will be serving as your new Division 6 Lieutenant
Governor for the 2015-2016 year! I am extremely excited to work with all of you to
improve our local communities and the world!
Currently, I am a sophomore at Germantown High School, and for the past two
years, I have had the honor of serving as Secretary and Vice-
President to Germantown’s 300-strong Key Club. Through Key
Club, I found a myriad of opportunities to venture out of my own
narrative and understand others’ experiences. For example, until I
tutored middle schoolers, until I helped organize a wheelchair
basketball fundraiser, until I aided in rebuilding trails using 30
pound planks, I did not know what it was like to struggle in
seventh grade math or to maneuver without legs or how much
common property needs to be maintained.
In spreading the core message of service, I will assist your
clubs by communicating effectively, offering advice, organizing
regular meetings, answering questions, and providing invaluable
information. I understand the anxiety associated with chalkboards
eclipsed with fundraising plans and deadlines, and I assure you
that you will not be alone in working through this.
I emphasize strong communication between all levels of Key Club, so I plan on
sending regular emails and setting up a shared calendar and folder with ideas,
descriptions, and general advice. If you ever have any questions, concerns, or
comments, I’m always available. Let’s make the world a much more lovely place!
Division 7 Lt. Governor: Kristen Navis
My name is Kristen Navis. I am the Division 7 Lieutenant
Governor and I am a freshman at Neenah High School. Being a
freshman this is my first year in Key Club, but I am already so
excited to see where this year takes us!
I have three siblings, two older and one younger, and also
an older foster brother. I love reading, being outside, and
spending time with my friends and family! I am an avid movie
watcher, and would be content spending all weekend watching
movies with my family. All three of my older siblings have been
in Key Club, and it already feels like home to me.
I have made so many great friends, and I also hope all of
you are able to create these kinds of friendships throughout
another successful year of service!
Division 8 Lt. Governor: Stevie DeCloux
My name is Stevie DeCloux, and I’m the Lieutenant
Governor for Division 8. Currently I am a junior at Menomonee
Falls High School and an employee at the local Panera.
Though I’ve only just entered Key Club this year, I have
a lot of leadership and service experience from 4-H, Amnesty,
and varsity athletics. My biggest goal this year is to participate
in at least two service activities outside of my Division, so keep
me in mind if you’re planning an exciting project.
Feel free to contact me any time via text, e-mail, or
Facebook with questions about my clubs or myself. I look
forward to a great year!
Division 9 Lt. Governor: Sam Simon
Following another successful year of service by our Wisconsin-
Upper Michigan District, I’m proud to be Lieutenant Governor of
Division 9 for the 2015-2016 school year!
As always, there is a lot of activity taking place in our
organization, and it is my goal to help keep that progressive style
alive both within our District and within my Division. As this year’s
Division 9 LTG, I have made my pledge to make frequent face-toface
contact with my clubs while circulating service and fundraising
project ideas amongst them.
My duties also extend into District affairs where I will help
make District Board decisions regarding club grants, district wide
fundraising, and the annual District Leadership Conference (DCON).
Our District has big goals for this year, so, as my favorite
saying goes, “never doubt that a small group of thoughtful,
committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”
Division 10A Lt. Governor: Kai Schmitt
I am Kai Schmitt, and I am the new Lieutenant Governor for Division 10A.
Currently attending Southwest High School for my junior year, I am excited that I have
the honor to serve with such a spectacular district board.
Apart from Key Club, I also participate in DECA and Language
Arts Academic Team. Outside of those, you can generally find me
partaking in a variety of activities: fishing out on the Fox River,
enjoying a bike ride, relaxing in my hammock, gaming on my
computer, or hanging out with friends, whenever I am not working at
my job; a stocker & bagger at Austin’s, a local grocery store.
As Lieutenant Governor, I have three main goals. First, I would
like to increase Inter-Division communication by developing a
reliable communication network, where information can be spread
quickly and efficiently between our schools. I would also like to
encourage club member attendance, by the means of myself working
with club officers, offering them the tools they will need for membership
retention. Finally. I would like to expand my division to encompass
I hope that this introduction gave you an idea of who I am and what I would like
to accomplish this year. If you have any questions for me, please feel free to contact
me through phone or email anytime!
Division 10B Lt. Governor: Keegan Downham
My name is Keegan Downham, and I will be serving as your Lieutenant Governor
for Division 10B during the 2015-2016 Key Club year. In the coming year, I will be a
resource for any important Key Club information and services at the District level and
will provide insight into things such as scholarships, awards,
DCON, ICON, divisional projects and service opportunities.
I am currently a junior at Kimberly High School. I joined Key
Club my freshman year and have been a highly dedicated member
ever since. In addition to Key Club, I play football and baseball,
serve as a Link Crew leader, participate in Free3 (a drug and
alcohol awareness club), compete with the math team, play in five
different music ensembles, and serve as the librarian for the band
I would like to start off the new Key Club year by urging all
schools to turn in your NOIS forms to me as soon as possible. With
this information, I will be able to start contacting each club and
develop a strong communication network between each of the
clubs within the Division. If you have any questions or need help with NOIS forms, feel
free to ask!
The most important thing I want to stress this year is communication. I would like
to implement the buddy system into our Division in order to promote cooperative
service projects between schools. This way, members from each club can get to know
each other and form new relationships through service.
I am very excited to be able to serve as your Division 10 Lieutenant Governor and
build new relationships with all of you throughout the coming year.
Division 11 Lt. Governor: Leslie Kent
My name is Leslie Kent and I’m honored and excited to be the Division 11
Lieutenant Governor for the 2015-2016 Key Club year.
I’m currently a junior at Eau Claire Memorial High School.
I’ve been involved with Key Club since my sophomore year and
have loved the opportunities I’ve received while being a part of it.
I’m also a member of Student Council, concert band, soccer, cross
country, dance, Holiday Club, and Link Crew. I’ve found that
staying busy helps me avoid my horrible habit of procrastination,
and participating in more activities also allows me to meet lots of
My biggest goals for our Division this year are for us to
come together for Divisional Council Meetings as well as
participate in joint service projects in order for us to be even
more successful in our attempts to help others. I believe that with
a lot of communication we can achieve these goals and others
that we set for ourselves. Setting and achieving Divisional goals
will help the Wisconsin-Upper Michigan District reach their goals, ultimately helping to
meet Key Club International goals.
I can’t wait to see all that we can accomplish as a District in this upcoming year!
Division 12 Lt. Governor: Ryan Lucka
My name is Ryan Lucka, and I am the new Lieutenant Governor for Division 12. I
will keep Division 12 up-to-date and will create and maintain communication among all
the clubs throughout the year.
I am currently a junior at West Bend East High School. As a
sophomore, I joined Key Club and Future Business Leaders of
America (FBLA). I was invited to join the West Bend East National
Honors Society this past fall.
In addition to these extra-curricular activities, I joined the
West Bend High School Trapshooting Team in its inaugural
season. I have been both a varsity shooter and a Student
Representative on the Board of Directors since joining the trap
team as a freshman. I also work at Jumbo’s, a small family owned restaurant in West
Bend, and have been employed there for almost a year.
Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions. I would like to use the
Divisional Facebook page to share volunteer experiences, so please request to join. I
look forward to a great year working with many fantastic people.
Division 13 Lt. Governor: Tyler Radke
My name is Tyler Radke, and I will be the new Lieutenant Governor for Division
I am currently a freshman at Berlin High School. In 8 th
grade, I was a leader in a club that welcomed incoming classes
and new students to our school. I joined Key Club this year, but
have participated with my older sister long before. Next year, I
hope to join Mock Trial, Link Crew, Kind Committee, and some
other clubs. In my free time, I like to read, hang out with my
friends and family, and watch Disney movies with my sister.
As we all know, having good communication is important.
Feel free to contact me anytime. If you have any questions
about Key Club, I will do my best to answer.
I am so excited to be able to get to know each other throughout this new Key
Club year! I hope I am able to make as many new friends as I can during my term.
Division 14 Lt. Governor: Phoebe Hu
My name is Phoebe Hu, and I’m the Lieutenant Governor
for Division 14.
Having joined the Houghton High School Key Club as a
freshman, this upcoming school year will be my fourth and
final year in the club as a senior. In addition to Key Club, I
participate in JSA (Junior State of America) and I’m the junior
class secretary. I’m also an avid member of Houghton’s figure
skating team, local tennis team and orchestra. When I’m not
busy, I like hanging out with friends, shopping at the mall,
eating food, and marathon-watching shows on Netflix.
As a Lieutenant Governor, my division goal for this year
is to integrate the division buddy system to help encourage division unity. If you have
any questions, please feel free to contact me anytime!
Division 15 Lt. Governor: Huey Griep
Hello, my name is Huey Griep and I am the Lieutenant Governor in
division 15 for this upcoming year!
I attend Portage High School, where I am a junior. In school
I enjoy being a part of many extracurriculars, including Student
Council, FBLA, NHS, and of course, Key Club. Other activities of
mine include Cross Country and Tennis. Outside of school, in my
free time, I like to listen to music, hang out with friends, and go
hiking and skiing. I am also often a ball of energy and pretty
fun! Yet I'm also pretty easy to get along with and am easy to talk
I'd like to highlight some of my goals for this next year. I'd
love to see an increased amount of members in our division and not
only increased membership but also increased participation in volunteering
Now that you know a little bit about me, if you ever spot me, come up and
introduce yourself. I love to meet new people and get to know them! In addition,
please feel free to contact me if you have any questions!
Division 16 Lt. Governor: Charlotte Strom
My name is Charlotte Strom and I’ve been elected Division
16 Lieutenant Governor for the upcoming year. I’m really excited
about getting to work and meeting all of you!
My favorite part about Key Club is meeting new people and
making friends. As Lieutenant Governor of my Division, I aim to
increase the number of Club Monthly Report Forms that are turned
in and unify Division 16 as a whole.
In my free time, I enjoy reading, writing, cooking, and
playing instruments. Besides Key Club, I am involved in Science
Olympiad, Youth in Government, Drama Club, marching band, pep
band, concert band, and my school’s tennis and bowling teams.
I can tell that this is going to be a super great year filled with
awesome service projects, and I can’t wait to see what we as a District can achieve!
Executive Board Assistant/Eliminate Chair: Shiyue Xie
My name is Shiyue Xie. You are welcome to call me C.U.! I'm
your 2015-2016 District Executive Board Assistant and Eliminate
Chair. I’m currently a junior at Burlington High School. I’m
involved in different sports like tennis and poms and other
leadership organizations like NHS and DRIVEN. I played the
violin ever since I was in fourth grade. I love to read during my
free time. My favorite animal is a panda and I moved to the
United States in 2008 from Chongqing, China!
Anyways, I’m very excited to work with you all. I have
been involved with Key Club since my freshman year of high
school. As the past Lieutenant Governor of Division 2 and
Director of Committees, I gained many new experiences and new
skills every step of the way. With those experiences I will do my
best to assist the newly elected District Board and the entire
Wisconsin-Upper Michigan District. Just for the past two years, Key Club had taught me
many things. Thinking back to when I was a newbie, I had grown into a whole new
different person now. I was no longer the shy, sensitive, and quiet teenage girl. Key
Club has improved my leadership skills, my public speaking skill, and my view of world.
I was no longer living in that small bubble of mine; instead, I was interacting with
people all ages with all different backgrounds. Whether if you just joined Key Club or if
this is your last year, I hope you all will learn or have learned something from this
amazing organization just like I did. If you need any of help throughout this amazing
Key Club year, please let me know. I will do my best to help you out whether it’s
coming up with new ideas, suggestions, comments, paperwork, Divisional Council
Meetings, and Monthly Report Forms.
Public Relations Chair: Maxwell LaCosse
My name is Maxwell LaCosse and I am the new Public Relations and Communications
Chair for the Wisconsin-Upper Michigan Key Club District. Throughout the year, I will
improve communications between each club and improve our
I am currently a junior at Mid Peninsula Highs School in
Rock, Michigan and have been involved with Key Club ever since
I was a freshman. Outside of Key Club, I am involved with
National Honor Society, Gaming Club, and Ecology Club. Outside
of school, I am a member of the Youth Advisory Committee of
Delta County and I participate in cross country, golf, and
basketball. I have included a picture of my parents and me at
my National Honor Society banquet.
This year, my goal is to unite the clubs through various
means of communications while spreading Key Club awareness
throughout the schools of our District. I will be keeping touch
with all of the Lieutenant Governors to ensure they receive
personalized materials to promote their local clubs.
I am looking forward to a fantastic year!
Membership Development Chair: Matthew Jewell
My name is Matthew Jewell and I am the Membership Development
Chair for the 2015-2016 year! This year I plan to help make
many new clubs, and get more people involved in Key Club!
I feel like membership in Key Clubs can be increased by
throwing Key Club out in the air more. I have been thinking about
going to schools and giving presentations to the awesome freshmen
out there, to get them really involved in Key Club! I hope we all have
a great year!
Governor’s Project Chair: Abbey Claes
My name is Abbey Claes and I will be the Governor’s Project Chair this year. In
this new year of Key Club we will be focusing on 'Service for Service' or serving
Veterans! Every club should set a goal of doing at least two service projects. We will
also be pushing to do more service projects than fundraisers. Some things you can do
are volunteer at a veteran soup kitchen or hospital. Also, you can
make tie blankets or have a toy drive for children in military
Some things about me are I attend Escanaba High School,
and currently am a junior. I am in NHS, orchestra, and chorale.
Also, I teach and take dance classes. In my spare time I enjoy
watching Netflix, hanging out with friends, kayaking, and reading
books. This was my first year in Key Club and I am so excited to
see what this coming year has in store.
Please do not hesitate to contact me, I will answer any of
your questions the best I can. I would also love to hear about any
upcoming service projects coming up, or any ideas you have. I am so excited to start
out our new Governor’s Project and this Key Club year.
Contests/Awards Chair: Jennifer Englebert
My name is Jennifer Englebert, I am from Green Bay, Wisconsin, and am
currently a junior at Preble High School. I am the Contests/Awards
Committee Chair for 2015-2016. This is the first full year of Key Club at
Preble High School, and I am honored to have the opportunity to serve
on the district level. As well as being the Contests/ Awards Committee
Chair for the district, I also am the President of Preble’s Key Club. In my
free time, I play the piano, the viola, read, watch Netflix, run and do
I am very excited to work with each and every one of you!
Through the course of this year, Key Clubbers can earn various banner
patches to represent their year of service. These will include patches for
turning in all of your club’s Monthly Report Forms, have 1,000 service
hours as a club, participate in the Governor’s Project, and many others.
To see a complete list of the banner patches and what is necessary to earn them, check
out the Wisconsin-Upper Michigan Key Club website (wiumkeyclub.com). At the District
Leadership Convention this coming year, there will be several new contests that clubs
can sign up for. These rubrics will be out early in September on the Key Club website
listed above. My goal as your Contests/ Awards Committee Chair is to bring our club’s
together and promote service through banner patches. I also will be working diligently
with the Director of Committees and the other Committee Chairs to make this year full
I look forward to working with this year’s district board. If anyone has any
questions, please contact me with the information listed below! Every Key Clubber is
full of ideas and I would love to hear every single one of them!
District Project Chair: Derek Kamin
My name is Derek Kamin and I am the District Project Chair.
I will be overseeing fundraisers and service projects for our District
Projects which are helping Camp Wawbeek in Wisconsin and Camp
Bay Cliff in the Upper Peninsula. These are both special needs
camps that run in the summer. They are in the Wisconsin Upper
Michigan District. These camps are in constant need for funds and
supplies. The resources will help send campers to both camps and
give them the supplies they need. Money can be raised by hosting
a miracle minute at a sporting event or hosting a special event that
you choose. I am here to help and have plenty of ideas floating
A few things about me are that I currently am a Junior at
Escanaba High School. This is my second year of Key Club. Also, I
am a member of NHS, the Usher Project, and Marching Band. Along
with those I am on my school’s track team and bowling team.
If you want to get involved with the district projects please
do not hesitate to contact me. Also, if you have any questions, comments, or a cool
service project coming up please contact me. I would love to hear from you and cannot
wait to see what this year has in store!
Kiwanis Family Baseball Game
Do you love the Brewers? Do you like meeting new people? Do you want a free
bobblehead? If any of these statements apply to you, then come to the Kiwanis Family
Baseball Game! On August 9, when the Brewers face the Cardinals at Miller Park, Circle
K is hosting an opportunity to meet other members from the Kiwanis Family while
watching the game! The game starts at 1:10 and all fans in attendance receive a Bob
Uecker bobblehead. The price of this event is $25, and $4 of that price goes toward the
Eliminate Project, which helps to eliminate maternal neonatal tetanus. The order form
for tickets is available here and the orders must be postmarked by July 1st. If you have
any questions, you can contact Kristie Polzin at email@example.com. I hope to see
Submitting Key to Caring Articles
Are you interested in writing an article for the Key to Caring? If so, don’t hesitate
to submit an article! They can be about a wide variety of subjects, such as outstanding
individuals or success in either your club or your Division! If you have any other ideas
for subjects to write about, feel free to submit it! Your article will be featured in an
issue of the Key to Caring and could be inspiration for another Key Clubber to take a
step in the club! Articles can be submitted on the WIUM Key Club website. If you have
any questions on writing articles or if you would like to brainstorm ideas for articles,
feel free to contact Jason Shebilske anytime. His contact information can be found on
the final page of this issue.
District Board Contact Information
E-Mail Address Cell Phone
Joshua Dvorak Governor
Daniela Beltran Secretary/Treasurer firstname.lastname@example.org 760-693-2660
Jason Shebilske Bulletin Editor
Taylor Hurst Director of Committees email@example.com 920-257-6517
Mikaela Hanrahan Director of Technology firstname.lastname@example.org 262-888-2712
Sarah Candee Division 1 LTG
Jessica Korducki Division 2 LTG
Noah Goetzke Division 3 LTG
Charlie Deakman Division 4 LTG
Abigail Sann Division 5 LTG
Emily Li Division 6 LTG
Kristen Navis Division 7 LTG
Stevie DeCloux Division 8 LTG
Sam Simon Division 9 LTG
Kai Schmitt Division 10A LTG email@example.com 920-676-0016
Keegan Downham Division 10B LTG firstname.lastname@example.org 920-470-9927
Leslie Kent Division 11 LTG
Ryan Lucka Division 12 LTG
Tyler Radke Division 13 LTG
Phoebe Hu Division 14 LTG
Huey Griep Division 15 LTG
Charlotte Strom Division 16 LTG
Shiyue Xie Executive Assistant/ email@example.com 262-215-4307
Maxwell LaCosse Public Relations/
Abbey Claes Governor’s Project Chair firstname.lastname@example.org 906-280-5647
Jennifer Englebert Awards/Contests Chair email@example.com 920-680-7972
Derek Kamin District Project Chair firstname.lastname@example.org 906-399-3123
Barry Seng International Trustee email@example.com 484-661-9120
Kathy Gillis District Administrator firstname.lastname@example.org 920-475-0500