Wednesday, January 27, 2016

February 2016 Events

Registration Forms for Carolinas District Convention (DCON)!

Making summer plans? Talk to Carolyn May and Rebecca Brandes about service with other Key Clubbers through Rustic Pathways!  See their presentation here.

Sat. Feb. 7th - Teens for the Cure Charity Polo Match - Set up, break down, and enjoy event, sign up here from Lily Sykes. Presentation Here.

Monday, February 8th - Executive Board (President, Vice President, Secretary) forms released. Print from here or pick up from the KC bulletin board near the office. Project chair forms coming March 14, to turn in by March 24.

Red Cross Blood Drive - Tuesday, Feb. 9 - DAY 3, classes C,B,A,G - On Cox Court in the MS Gym in Richards Hall. Signup to volunteer here or email to donate between 7:45-12:45. Questions? See Jaxson, Menaka, and Abbie. Sixteen year old and weight forms!

Thursday, February 11 - Deadline for Registration for DCON 2016! Turn in your check and permission slip to Bridget, a Key Club officer, or Mrs. Thrash in the World Languages suite!

Yard Sale for LiNK (North Korean Refugees) NOW Friday, February 12 in the Finley Center Lobby. Volunteers, don't forget to come during Community Time and bring $!  See Elina and Rena, and it's not too late to bring items, sign up here.

Sat. Feb. 13 - Warmth for Wake - Evan, Justin, and Andrew - Saturdays at the wood lot, from 8:30- noon. Ages 16+. See details here and signup here!

Sat. Feb. 27 - two events!
  • Warmth for Wake - Evan, Justin, and Andrew - Saturdays at the wood lot, from 8:30- noon. Ages 16+. See details here and signup here!
  • Adopt A Highway - 9 - 11 AM - Meet at the Outback Steakhouse on Creedmoor Road. You must fill out this form.  McKenzie Jacobs and Kate Dempster coordinate (sign up here) and Mrs. Welsh will be there to chaperone!
Monday, February 29th at 3:45 PM. Applications due for 2016-17 elections. Link here to form.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Next Step: Leadership!

Do you want to take your Key Club experience to the next level? Then a position with the Carolinas District of Key Club might be for you!

On this banner, you'll see that Ravenscroft has had many Lt. Governors over the last 10 years. There are badges to represent their service working to grow Key Club with others from around North and South Carolina.

College Admissions counselors know these positions show a level of commitment beyond even the local club, you will grow as a leader by challenging yourself to go beyond our local club. Read what one Lt. Governor had to say about the experience:

“I spent 12 months on the Carolinas District Board but the memories and the lessons I learned have lasted far beyond that single year. To be on the district board means to challenge yourself, to go beyond yourself and inspire others to lead and serve. I would never give up the people I met during my term or the person I am because of Key Club. I made irreplaceable friendships and developed leadership and communication skills I use every single day.” 

This is the ideal role for a freshman or sophomore, allowing for growth later in the local club or on the district board. Our own Sarah Lowery, top left, ran for Lt. Governor in the spring of her sophomore year and then became our club President the spring of her junior year. The term goes from March to March, like our club officerships. Cory Carr, right, also served as Lt. Governor as a sophomore/junior and is now about to finish his term as District Editor, writing newsletters and maintaining the website for thousands of Key Clubbers in North Carolina.

Juniors, we know you can do this too, realizing that you will need to manage time in your senior year for this commitment. Zoe and Cory will be happy to answer any questions you have. Zoe Strafford-Price, left, has been a terrific Lt. Governor this year, making friends and traveling to International Convention!

If you're interested, read through this packet from the Carolinas Key Club website, especially the commitment on page 10. Mrs. Thrash can help you and your parents understand the commitment. Elections will be this Sunday, January 31 at 2 PM in our Library. You'll need to prepare a 1 minute speech about your experience as a Key Clubber at Ravenscroft!

Friday, January 1, 2016

January 2016 - Start the year with Service!

Sat. Jan. 9 - Warmth for Wake - Evan, Justin, and Andrew - Saturdays at the wood lot, from 8:30- noon. Ages 16+. See details here.  

Sat. Jan. 9 from 2-6 PM Gaming Tournament for the Boys and Girls Homes of NC -Halo Tournament and free-play games. See Tori, Andy, and Andrew!  - Sign up on these forms.

Yard Sale Meeting - Room 278 at 10:45 AM.

Monday, January 18 - MLK Day of Service - Gleaning with Society of St. Andrew! WARNING, it will be cold (26-32 degrees) and spaces are limited, so make sure you can go before you sign up. See Maddy and Rob, or sign up here.

Yard Sale Collection - Thursday, January 21 in advisory locations at 10:45. BRING your stuff!

Wednesday, January 27th - full club meeting in Jones Theatre at 10:45!

Thursday, January 28th - Conference Keepers in the Lower School. Sign up on this form and see Rena with Questions!

Sat. Jan. 30 - Warmth for Wake - Evan, Justin, and Andrew - Saturdays at the wood lot, from 8:30- noon. Ages 16+. See details here and signup here!

Sunday, Jan 31 @ 2PM- Regional Meeting in the Library. All are invited, we’ll be voting for Lt. Governors!