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Key Club

By Mickaela Del Pozo
Staff Writer | The Pacific Times

Are you interested in getting involved in your community? Becoming a leader? Starting your own service project? If so, NP3’s Key Club is the place for you!

Key Club is a student-led organization that encourages students to better their communities through service. Kiwanis International, a global organization and host to thousands of service projects, created Key Club with the intent of empowering communities and improving both the world and ourselves. Through Kiwanis clubs, members work to improve their communities through service projects and money-raising events.

On our campus, Key Club is a brand-new addition to NP3. One main aspect of Key Club is the service projects that contribute to the improvement of communities. Some Key Clubs in other schools perform simple acts such as raking leaves or cleaning up the campus, while others participate in larger projects like building houses for families in need.

The events Key Club will hold rely on the passion and efforts of its members. At NP3, look out for donation drives (ex. canned food drives, toy drives) and other events that make our community better.

Because Key Club is student-led, Key Club members are expected to take initiative towards their own service projects. The club develops their members’ leadership skills through community engagement and other opportunities. Joining Key Club is a huge responsibility, and members must abide by certain requirements such as:

  • 15 hours of community service (per term) **Key Club will provide you with service opportunities, but feel free to volunteer on your own!
  • Respect
  • Attendance
  • Good work ethic and academic excellence

Being a Key Club member requires active participation and dedication. Key Club members are expected to be present at every meeting. Failure to attend meetings may result in a meeting with the leaders and advisor, and possible disqualification. Members are also responsible for maintaining their grades and schoolwork. Academics are the highest priority, and falling behind in schoolwork may result in disqualification.

Key Club meets every Monday at lunch in Ms. Vallesfino’s room (F-1). Key Club membership is by application ONLY, please see Ms. Vallesfino for more details. If you have any questions, please contact Jieleen Lomo ([email protected]) or Charles Paltzer ([email protected]).

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