Table of Contents:
1. District Director of Technology
2. Social Media
3. Club Webmaster Announcement
4. Club Use of Technology Ideas
Hey Key Clubbers!
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!
I am currently a junior at St. Mary?s Springs Academy, where I am an active member in our
school. I am currently involved in Vocal Jazz, Choir, Math Team, Chess Team, NHS, ASTOP
(Assist Survivors Treatment Outreach Prevention) Committee, Music Liturgy, Theater, and of
course, Key Club. In my free time I enjoy reading, writing, and singing. I live with my sister,
parents, and my dog, Maggie. Key Club has been a majorly significant part of my life since
freshman year. It has allowed me to become part of a community that shares my passion for
service. This past year, I served on the 2014-2015 District Board as Director of Technology.
That experience enabled me to grow in my understanding and love of Key Club. This year, I
hope to surpass last year?s accomplishments and lead you all through a successful year of
As District Director of Technology, I would like to make a point to reach out to clubs and
encourage them to create a club website, because it can be a very beneficial resource for
interdivisional communication. 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. An
obvious goal of mine would be 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. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me anytime!
Yours in service,
Cell Phone: 262-888-2712
How to Use Social Media in Your Clubs:
1. Promote Events on Facebook or Twitter to encourage members to attend
2. An Instagram page would be a great option to visually show your
members what Key Clubbers are like in action
3 . Added humor or some kind of incentive can be beneficial in your posts,
because they will encourage members to continue reading them.
4. If your club is just beginning to use social media as a method of
communication, I would recommend starting with Twitter or Instagram.
Facebook can be more difficult to keep up to date if you are just starting out.
5. Featuring members on social media, such as a Member of the Week, can
be a great way to keep your members engaged in their service
6. Instead of addressing your Facebook posts and tweets to only members,
it would be best to encourage nonmembers to join Key Club as well through
Attention Key Clubbers!
At ICON, the club and district Webmaster
position w as made an official position,
recognized by Key Club International. I w ould
encourage all clubs interested to elect a club
Webmaster this year or the next. I w ould be
happy to help and provide guidance in anyw ay
possible. Further information regarding this
position can be found on the district w ebsite
(w w w .w iumkeyclub.com), including the
recently created Distinguished Club Webmaster
criteria and form for DCON.
Yours in service,
M ikaela Hanrahan
How to Use Technology
In Your Clubs
1. Start a club website!
- Although this may seem like a difficult task,
it is definitely worth the effort, and with the right
tools it is easier than you think. I would advise
using Weebly, which is what the district website
was created with. It is a very easy tool that is
perfect for both the advanced website creator
and the beginner. You would also be eligible for
the Club Website Award at DCON. :)
2. Social Media
- As it is the 21st century, social media has
become a major source of communication
between teens. As a Key Clubber, the use of social
media is "key" to the success of your club. You
can use various social media outlets to promote
upcoming events, reminders, and even to
encourage nonmembers to attend a meeting.
If any Key Clubber would like to write an article
for this new Webmaster newsletter, you can send
it directly to my email:
firstname.lastname@example.org and CC:
*The first person to submit an article gets a very
exciting prize :)
Dist rict Governor
Direct or of Technology