Service and Fundraising
District Educational Conference
April 6-8, 2018 - Springfield, MA
New England and Bermuda District of Key Club International
Governor Raphaella's Governor's Project
Supporting Camp Sunshine
I am very excited to announce this year’s Governor's Project! This year I am hoping for the New England and Bermuda District to collaborate with Camp Sunshine in helping them collect items on their wish list! For those who don't know, “Founded in 1984, Camp Sunshine provides retreats combining respite, recreation and support, while enabling hope and promoting joy, for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families through the various stages of a child’s illness."
Camp Sunshine is the only program in the nation offered year-round with the distinction of having been designed to serve the entire family in a retreat model. The program is free of charge to families and includes on-site medical and psychosocial support. Bereavement sessions are also offered for families who have experienced the death of a child from a supported illness.
This year the New England and Bermuda Key Club District will be partnering up with one of our very own District Projects, Camp Sunshine. Camp Sunshine relies on our donations so anything helps! Items must be new and store-bought.
At the end of the Key Club year at the District Educational Conference, we as Key Clubbers will all come together to package all of the items to send off to Camp Sunshine!
Don’t forget to raise money for the three District Projects to present at DECON at the Parade of Checks.
Ned's Den Service Spotlight!
After the sessions on Friday and Saturday, Key Clubbers will have a chance to relax and get to know other Key Club members from all across New England in our various evening activities in Ned's Den. They can choose to attend the Dance, the Governor's Service Project, or the "All Hands on Service!" Spotlight! Ned the Lobster is asking for 4-5 Key Clubs to bring a hands-on service project to share with the District each night during the Student Lounge and Dance.
Please sign up to host a service project no later than March 1, 2017.
Every year at District Educational Conference, there is a service fair held at which Key Clubs showcase a service project their club participated in. This service project can be an original creation or a fundraiser for the many organizations the New England and Bermuda District supports. The service fair is held during both lunch sessions and allows all of the attending Key Clubbers to gain information about other clubs’ activities.
Please sign up to present no later than March 15, 2017.
Fundraisers for District Projects
Parade of Checks
At the Saturday Night Awards and Recognition Session, Key Clubs will have the chance to donate to our District Projects: Kiwanis Pediatric Trauma Institute, Camp Sunshine, and Children of Peace International. Key Clubs from around New England contribute each year to provide necessary support to these programs to improve the lives of children. All checks can be made out to: NEW ENGLAND DISTRICT OF KEY CLUBS. The Key Clubs with the largest donations will be recognized!
The race is on between MA, CT, ME, and the Quad (NH, VT, RI, & Bermuda) as Key Clubbers have the chance to donate to our District Projects! Look for the jars throughout the weekend. Bring change to make a change! Please note, pennies are worth 0 points. Please only bring nickels, dimes, and quarters.