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					KEY CLUB
North Allegheny School District 350 Cumberland Road Pittsburgh, PA 15237 Phone: 412 -366-2100 E-mail: bschmid@northallegheny.org Advisers: Mrs. Barbara Schmid and Mr. Jeremy Rak

Official Newsletter of Key Club of North Allegheny Intermediate School District

>>October

Volume 10 Issue 1

November Newsletter!<<
DATES TO REMEMBER!
October 10th- Key Club Kennywood Fright Night! October 14th- Committee Meetings: all members meet in cafeteria October 21st- General Membership Meeting

In this Issue!
Dates to Remember………………1 Donation Opportunities …..........1 Rose Sale…………………………....1 Parent’s Message………………….1 Service Projects…………………….2 Scrap booker and photographer needed……………………………...2 Twitter Reminder…………………...2 Welcome to Key Club……………3 -Hour Requirement -Communication Key Club Website………………….3

Dates to remember

START THINKING CONVENTION! There is a Key Club convention in Hershey in March of 2010. All members are welcome to attend but one must have 30 hours by March 1st. Fundraising for this event is available through the wreath sale, where your profits go into your convention account. Chaperones will be Mrs. Schmid and Mr. Rak

Rose Sale
Roses are being delivered on October 29th and orders are being picked up in the cafeteria. Key Club needs volunteers to come in during any study halls 1st-4th period to arrange the bouquets and to sell the roses during lunch periods! Please tell your parents! Allegheny North Kiwanis Club is inviting all Key Club parents on October 13th to the NAI Library from 7:00pm9:00pm!

Donation Opportunities
Cell phone Donation Drive is going on all year! For every cell phone you donate, you will receive one donation hour. In addition, if you bring in small used printer cartridges, these act as donation hours as well. Trick or Treat Unicef Boxes will be due November 6th. For every $7.00 you will receive one donation hour. Coat Drives are being held at NAI and NHCO. Every three coats

equals 1 donation hour.

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Upcoming SERVICE PROJECTS

In Key Club Hours:
McKnight Homework Club McKnight Homework Club starts on September 29, every Tuesday and Thursday from 3:30-4:30. Coat Drives Key Club and NJHS have a coat drive at NAI on October 12th, 13th, and 14th: Donations and help with the drive qualify as hours. NHCO also has an annual coat drive Donations and help with the coat shop are needed. Homecoming Decoration A week before homecoming, volunteers are needed to decorate the school after school. Woodland Foundation The Woodland foundation in Bradford Woods has a haunted trail on October 24th from 6pm-8pm. Dress in a Halloween costume; you will be scaring the trail walkers! National Kidney Walk The National Kidney Walk is taking place at the zoo on Sunday, November 29th, 2009 from 6am-12pm. Volunteers are needed to help with this event. If you are interested, be sure to pick up a form for this activity and turn it in with your parent’s signature on it. Recycling Key Club is looking for volunteers to collect the NAI recycling during study halls, before school, or after school. Caitlin Smiles Stay tuned to hear about opportunities to decorate bags benefiting Caitlin Smiles! AGH Bellevue and Caring Place There will be opportunities to make dolls benefiting these two organizations coming soon! * Remember working the rose sale is another way to earn Key Club hours!

Crafty?
Key Club is looking for a scrap booker and photographer! Please contact Mrs. Schmid if you are interested in either!

Reminder! TWITTER.COM Key Club will be sending reminders about meetings, socials, and service projects through twitter.com. It is simple to register and make sure to pick up a direction sheet in the Key Club corner!

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Welcome to Key Club! Hour Requirement
In order to qualify to participate in Key Club next year, you must complete a total of 50 hours of service. The hours are broken down between In-club activities, outside of club activities, and donation hours. As a member, you must volunteer 25 hours annually through Key Club. These are projects, which you sign up for in the blue book, and are attended by fellow Key Club members. If you can not attend an event you have signed up for, please notify who is in charge of the event and find a replacement. You must also have 15 outside of Key Club hours. These can be completed at your church, a nursing home, library, hospital, or any place where you may volunteer. If you are having trouble finding places to volunteer, here are two websites which provide local volunteer opportunities: www.volunteermatch.org www.volunteersolutions.org By typing your zip-code in these sites they will supply information on local events and how to sign up for them. Lastly, you must have 10 donation hours by the end of the year. There are numerous drives throughout the year which offer chances to acquire these hours. An example of how to earn a donation hour would be the Unicef Trick or Treat boxes. Every $7.00 collected equals one donation hour. Remember! 50 hours is not the maximum amount of hours. Please strive to complete more than 50 hours!

Communication
There are many forms of communication which Key Club uses. First and most importantly is the Key Club website. This will have all of the updated information on events. It will also be replacing the blue book in mid October, so this is where you will sign up for activities. Second of all, Key club also uses Twitter.com to send out reminders about events and meetings. Make sure to sign up soon so you can receive announcements on upcoming events. Thirdly, there is always the Key Club corner. This will have a bulletin board and have recent posts about upcoming events. Lastly, there is, of course, a newsletter which comes out every two months. It contains service opportunities, news from successful projects and a member spotlight.

SIGN UP FOR THE KEY CLUB WEBSITE!

1. Go to http://northalleghenykeyclub.wetpaint.com 2. Click “Join now” button in upper right hand corner 3. Create account by providing email address and choosing your user name and password- Make sure to remember these! 4. Once you have signed up, click “My profile,” then click the profile drag button, and this will take you to your personal profile. 5. From here you can edit your profile by clicking the “Easy Edit” button. Please post a picture and some information about yourself so key club members can get to know you better! 6. Now you will be able to see upcoming service projects and events by clicking on the Event Calendar. Eventually, this is also where you will sign up for these events; the blue book is going completely virtual mid October!

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