When Key Clubbers get together, service is never far from their mind. The K-T District Board members are no different.
Last weekend, your K-T District leadership met at the site of the 2016 District Convention: the Cool Springs Marriott in Franklin, Tennessee. Although the purpose for the winter board meeting is to make plans for activities such as divisional spring rallies, convention workshops, and convention assignments, the K-T District Board took the opportunity to serve its community. Each board member brought a stuffed animal to donate to the Ronald McDonald House (RMH) in Nashville, Tennessee. As a board, they presented the toys to the RMH in Nashville. Below is a note that the board received from the Nashville RMH:
On behalf of the staff and families of the Nashville Ronald McDonald House, I would like to take the opportunity to thank you for your donation of stuffed animals. It was such a thoughtful gesture for our house and families! With your continued support, we can continue to provide a “home away from home” for so many people who are caring for their critically ill child.
The general community must be credited with providing the major support of our House. Because of this support, the Ronald McDonald House served as a “home away from home” for 574 families in 2014, averaging an 18-night stay. Coping with a seriously ill child can be one of the most difficult and painful experiences a family may ever face. For families having to travel long distances to hospitals for their child’s medical treatment, the strain is even more severe. Your support provides a great alternative to families who otherwise might have to pay a large amount for a motel or perhaps sleep in a hospital waiting room, or even their car.
Thank you for understanding the importance of providing a place those families with seriously ill children can call “home for a while.”
Jenny N. Lee
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Nashville, TN, Inc.
2144 Fairfax Avenue
Nashville, Tennessee 37212
P: (615)343-4000 F: (615)343-4004
Representatives of the Ronald McDonald House in Knoxville sent this message to the K-T District in response to the items donated at the 2015 Fall Rally. The one item they mentioned specifically on the phone was the step-ladder. They only had one so they were REALLY happy to receive another!
To: Our Key Club Friends of Ky Tn & Ga c/o Bob Hillhouse
Thank you so much for the wonderful truck load of supplies for our house! For the much needed ladder and the gift cards are a blessing! Thank you for caring!
Donation: A truck-full of Love!
From: Carolyn Broscrois – House Manager
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Thanks to all the Key Club members, advisors, Kiwanians, parents, and other chaperones who attended the Fall Rally this past weekend at Dollywood. It was also great to have members of the Nolachuckey Builders Club attend the rally.
It was great seeing everyone at the rally! I hope you had a great time, and that you returned home with enthusiasm that you will share with your entire club.
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WHERE: Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
WHEN: Saturday, October 17, 2015
TIME: Park Hours: 10 AM – 7 PM
Rally: 11 AM
Meal Voucher Included
Generate excitement to start your Key Club year
Bring prospective members
Expose new people to Key Club fun and enthusiasm
Make it a Kiwanis Family outing
Enjoy a day at a great theme park!
(Includes: Park Admission+Meal Voucher+T-Shirt)
This is a GREAT value as Regular Park Admission alone is $66.25!
The dress is CASUAL.
Registration: You can register and pay in two ways
- For SECURE CREDIT CARD registration, go to https://ktkey.org/2015rally
- For CHECK registration, download the registration form HERE and follow the instructions on the form.
If you have questions, please contact Steve Phillips at 423-508-4885 or e-mail email@example.com
-Introductions from officers!
-Pg. 6: District Project: Ronald McDonald House
-Pg. 7: Preferred Charities
-Pg. 8: Co-Sponsor & Vision Partner
-Pg. 9: Youth Opportunities Fund
-Pg. 10: ICON Recap
-Pg. 11: Featurings!
-Pg. 12: Upcoming Events
-Pg. 13: Calendar
-Pg. 14: Dollywood
-Pg. 15: Kiwanis Family Conference
-Pg. 16: School Service Spotlight
-Pg. 17: Board Contact Information