Greetings, Pacific Northwest District Key Clubbers!


The start of October is a unique time for Key Clubs because it’s the time of year when we’re able to start seeing the results of our ideas, goals, and recruitment campaigns. I am so glad to see that many of the clubs in the PNW have hit the ground running with service projects, PNWOF applications, and successful first or second meetings. I’d like to give a shout out to the Kiwanis Club of Anacortes for helping their Key Club be successful in fundraising for the Thirst Project so far this term. The Kiwanis Club recently matched its Key Club’s donation for Thirst, bringing Anacortes’s total amount raised to $4,000.


This update’s primary focus is on service opportunities for the fall. Our two highlights are the annual Trick or Treat for UNICEF campaign and the Northwest Chocolate Festival in Seattle. After that, be sure to continue reading for information on the PNWOF and a recap of the first Key Club Day East.


As always, feel free to reach out to me at if you have any questions!

Every year, Key Club partners with UNICEF, one of our preferred charities, to put on Trick or Treat (TOT) for UNICEF. Whether you’re a club officer looking for a club bonding activity or a member looking for a fun way to give back, TOT for UNICEF is an annual tradition for many clubs that helps students have a fun and productive Halloween. Participating in TOT for UNICEF is simple. Members should receive a Trick or Treat box before Halloween, use that box to collect change from their neighbors, and then return the funds raised to their club in November. Clubs that raised more than $250 last year will automatically receive boxes, but if your club is new to TOT for UNICEF, you can get more information by clicking the button below.


Serving 10,000 plus attendees is not an easy task and that is why the Northwest Chocolate Festival is looking for volunteers in the Seattle Area! No experience in chocolate is necessary. The Northwest Chocolate Festival is a local event that helps support chocolate makers, producers, and chocolatiers from around the world. As the world's largest festival for artisan chocolate today, there is a great education program that needs volunteers. The festival takes place on November 9th and 10th in Seattle, Washington at Cruise Ship Terminal Pier 91. You can learn more about the festival by seeing the link below. For every shift a person volunteers, they will receive a complimentary admissions ticket to the festival. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Kayla Romey at for a link to the volunteer registration form and more information.


Applications for the Pacific Northwest Opportunities Fund, also known as the PNWOF, were launched last month! By providing funding for up to two-thirds of a service project, clubs have the opportunity to give back to their community in new and innovative ways that they may not have been able to accomplish before. I am so excited to see all of the unique ideas that clubs around the district propose this year.


The PNWOF will award grants of $100 to $1,000, and applications must be received by Thursday, October 31st, at 11:59 PM PST. I hope to see an increase in the number of applications submitted this year, as these grants open new doors for clubs. I encourage you to reach out to PNWOF Chair, Katie Sell, at with any questions. See the link below for more information about the PNWOF.


Nearly 70 Key Clubbers from Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho came together last weekend to participate in the first annual Key Club Day East! We are so appreciative of the clubs that drove long distances from places like Moses Lake, Sunnyside, Richland, and Moscow to join us for a day of fun at Wonderland in Spokane, Washington.


After a spirited divisional roll call and opening remarks from me, Governor, Justin Englund, our keynote speaker, Hoan Do, gave an impassioned presentation about mental health and personal motivation. This was my second year listening to Hoan speak at Key Club Days and I always find him to be an engaging, interactive speaker. From there, I delivered District Project education and information on Thirst Project’s Road Warrior Program. We also raised a total of $101.30 during the Miracle Minute! Lastly, before releasing everyone into the main gaming area, we were proud to present a spirit stick to Division 56. Thanks to everyone for attending, and we’re looking forward to seeing you at next year’s events!


If you have attended any of the three Key Club Days this year, please take a few minutes to fill out the Feedback Form linked below! Your feedback will be used to make adjustments to next year’s event so that future attendees can have an even better experience. Additionally, any attendees who fill out the survey between now and 11:59 PM on October 5th will be entered into a drawing for a $25 Amazon gift card.

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