Kentucky-Tennessee District of Key Club International
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2017-2018 District Appointments

Hello Kentucky-Tennessee District!

I hope everyone is having a successful and productive Key Club year, and that those who attended District Convention are rested up! I also hope that those of you who attended District Convention have brought many memories and ideas back to your home clubs. With all of this being said, I would now like to introduce myself.

I am Lauren Pike, a Key Clubber from LaFayette High School in Division 3 of our wonderful K-T District! This past weekend at District Convention, I had the AMAZING opportunity to run for Governor of the K-T District, and thanks to all of you I was elected to serve this year! I am very excited to serve in this position this year, and I look forward to being able to represent our district! As the year goes on, I would like each and every member to remember that I am ALWAYS available to talk about issues you feel should be addressed (should any arise), or if you would just like to chat, I am always open to that as well! Please do not hesitate to contact me at lauren@ktkey.org! I always love hearing from everyone!

Now, as my first order of business as Governor, I need to appoint a District Projects Chair and Historian. I believe the best way to go about this is by linking an application below and allowing any member to access and submit one should they wish. I hope many of you will submit applications and I look forward to selecting the new Historian and Projects Chair! However, if you chose to submit an application, please be sure to read through the time requirement and duties very carefully, as it is very important that you are able to attend every event and fulfill all of the duties. Because our first board meeting is quickly approaching I ask that all applications be emailed to me at lauren@ktkey.org by no later than 5pm eastern time on March 29, 2017.

Click here to view the application for District Historian Application
Click here to view the application for District Projects Chair Application

After I carefully consider each application I will then contact the people selected to serve in these positions. I look forward to receiving applications and hope you will all consider applying! If anyone has any questions, please feel free to contact me at any time at lauren@ktkey.org. I check my email several times a day so you should have an answer fairly quickly.

Thank you all again for allowing me the opportunity to serve as your Governor this year, I cannot wait to see how we grow and learn together as a district!

Lauren Pike
K-T District Governor
Key Club International
lauren@ktkey.org

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DCON Info :)

Good afternoon K-T District,

Can you believe that District Convention is in 18 days? I hope y’all are looking forward to our convention as much as I am. If you don’t already follow the K-T District on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook go do it now to keep up with the convention countdown with Jodi the Pig!

On Saturday night, we will be hosting a fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House at the dance. The board will be selling something fun 😉 and also, members will have the opportunity to buy tickets to win a dance with a board member of their preference. Tickets for dancing with a board member will be $1, so I encourage everyone to bring some cash. The money is going towards a great cause, so please get involved and help us raise money!

If you are a first timer or even a seasoned convention attendee, I highly suggest checking out the DCON Special Edition Newsletter which was created by Division 15’s Lt. Governor, Emily Fox! This is such a great resource for planning out what you need to bring for convention and how to get ready for each session. You can find this on the website, by searching “DCON” so go take a look!

If you have any questions regarding District Convention or anything else, please feel free to contact me by sending an email to britni.graves@ktkey.org. I’m always happy to answer any questions.

Have a great day and I can’t wait to see y’all in Gatlinburg, TN on March 17th!

Britni Graves
K-T District Governor
Key Club International

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January 2017 K-T Key

p. 2- Divisional Spring Rallies
p. 3- Ronald McDonald House Charities
p. 4- Preferred Charities/ Service Partners
p. 5-10- Guide to District Convention
p. 11- Service Project Ideas
p. 12- Dues
p. 13- ICON 2017 Preview
p. 14- Club Announcements
p. 15- Calendar
p. 16- 2016-2017 Kentucky- Tennessee District Board

Download your copy today! (1.5 MB)

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PARK VISTA – DOUBLETREE and GATLINBURG PREPARED for KT DISTRICT CONVENTION

I just returned from a stay at our district convention hotel, the Park Vista – Doubletree, in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. We have read a lot and heard a lot of conflicting reports about the status and condition of the hotel since the devastating fires last month. I have had quite a few questions about whether we would still be able to have our convention as planned.

The answer is a resounding, YES! The hotel looks great, and it is ready for our visit in March. In fact the hotel was full of high school students during my stay. The cities of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge were bustling and very busy – Lots of people. We don’t want to forget those who lost so much in the fires, and there is a long recovery ahead for many people.

However, Gatlinburg thrives on tourists, and it is ready for our convention March 17-19, 2017. Registration information has been sent to all clubs. Information is also available at https://www.ktkey.org/dcon2017/. Start making plans now to attend this memorable event.

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Wildfire Assistance for the Gatlinburg Area

The Kiwanis Club of Sevierville, Tennessee has opened an account for Wildfire Assistance. The K-T District and Kiwanis International are partnering with Sevierville Kiwanis Club in an effort to raise funds for the recovery of the area. The Sevierville Kiwanis Club has also partnered with the B&G Club of the Smoky Mountains to identify families and children who lost their homes. Funds will also be used to help these families and children. The need of the area will grow once the Red Cross leaves and the shelters close. The Kiwanis Club wants to be prepared and ready to help when this happens.

If you or your club would like to contribute to this effort,

Make checks payable to the Kiwanis Club of Sevierville Kiwanis Wildfire Assistance Fund
Mail Checks to:

Kiwanis Club of Sevierville
P.O Box 5225
Sevierville, TN 37864
Attn: Kiwanis Wildfire Assistance Fund

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