The New England & Bermuda District of Key Clubs consists of 177 Key Clubs with over 7,000 members in high schools from Presque Isle, ME, to Weston, CT; from Canaan, VT, to Hamilton, Bermuda. Together, we serve our schools and communities while coming together to support our four district projects.
Along with the New England & Bermuda Kiwanis Family, we support three District Projects: the Kiwanis Pediatric Trauma Institute, Camp Sunshine, and Children of Peace International
We come together each April in Springfield, MA, for the annual New England & Bermuda District Educational Conference: a weekend dedicated to growing as leaders, celebrating our service, and learning about Key Club. In addition, the District Board hosts Regional Training Conferences around the district in the fall.
The District is led by an elected District Board consisting of a Governor, Secretary, Treasurer, Bulletin Editor, several appointed positions, and 26 Lieutenant Governors representing divisions of club. Our official mascot is NED the Lobster.
NED the Lobster
The Official Mascot of the New England and Bermuda Districts
of Key Club, Circle K, and Kiwanis is NED the Lobster.
NED stands for New England (and Bermuda) District!
Yeah, you want it L-O-B-S-T-E-R
Yeah, NED's got it L-O-B-S-T-E-R
From Maine to Rhode Island
New Hampshire to Vermont
Mass. to Connecticut
N-E-D's what's hot (like Bermuda!)
About Key Club International
Key Club International is the oldest and largest service program for high school students. It is a student-led organization that teaches leadership through service to others. Members of the Kiwanis International family, Key Club members build themselves as they build their schools and communities.
Just the facts:
- Key Club has 270,000 members
- There are more than 5,300 clubs
- Key Club is represented in 38 countries
Key Club is an international, student-led organization that provides its members with opportunities to provide service, build character and develop leadership.
Leadership » Leadership is grounded in humility and service to others. A true leader listens, recognizes, and empowers.
Character building » Character is built by everyday acts of kindness, integrity and teamwork to grow stronger relationships and communities.
Caring » Compassion for others is a cornerstone of the Key Club experience, inspiring action and service to one’s community.
Inclusiveness » We welcome people of all backgrounds and ethnicities to join in serving and making a positive difference in our world.
Objectives of Key Club International
Key Club aims to cooperate with school principals and teachers to provide high school students with invaluable experience in living and working together and to prepare them for useful citizenship. Our members develop initiative and leadership skills by serving their schools and communities.
In doing so, we hope to promote and accept the following ideals:
- To give primacy to the human and spiritual, rather than to the material values of life.
- To encourage the daily living of the Golden Rule in all human relationships.
- To promote the adoption and application of higher standards in scholarship, sportsmanship and social contacts.
- To develop, by precept and example, a more intelligent, aggressive and serviceable citizenship.
- To provide a practical means to form enduring friendships, to render unselfish service and to build better communities.
- To cooperate in creating and maintaining that sound public opinion and high idealism which makes possible the increase of righteousness, justice, patriotism and good will.
Key Club Pledge
I pledge on my honor to uphold the objects of Key Club International;
To build my home, school, and community;
To serve my nation and God; and
To combat all forces which tend to undermine these institutions.
New England and Bermuda District of Key Club International
About the New England and Bermuda District
Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world, one child and one community at a time. Kiwanians are professional adults in communities in 80 countries around the world who work together to serve their communities and the world. Kiwanis Clubs sponsor Key Clubs and other Kiwanis Family clubs. The word "Kiwanis" means "We Build."
Circle K International
Circle K International is the world's largest international collegiate community service organization. Much like Key Club, CKI promotes service, leadership, and fellowship on college and university campuses around the world. Though newer and smaller than Key Club International, CKI is just as fun!
Aktion Club is the Kiwanis Family branch for adults living with disabilities. The fastest growing Kiwanis Family branch, Aktion Club empowers members to be themselves, work together with friends, and serve those in need. Find an Aktion club near you and plan a joint service project!
There are 12 Aktion Clubs throughout New England with about 200 members.
With over 1,300 clubs in 18 nations, middle school students serve their schools and communities through Builders Club. If you have a Builders Club in your communitiy, plan an interclub and encourage their members to join Key Club when they come to high school!
K-Kids is a student-led community service club for elementary students that teachers members the value of helping others through service projects. Find a K-Kids in your community and plan a service project or set up a mentoring program with them!