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Welcome to Key Club
Plastic containers with the Pennies for Peace sticker will be placed in each homeroom for people to deposit their loose change in. Normally, we would only collect pennies, but we're going to change it up a bit. Every homeroom will be competing against each other. For every penny they have collected, they will earn one point. However, they will lose points for having any coin other than a penny in their container (5-nickel, 10-dime, 25-quarter). For example, Mr. Rice's homeroom can try to sabatoge Dr. Rush's homeroom by dumping in a whole bunch of dimes and quarters into Dr. Rush's Pennies for Peace jar. The homeroom with the most points at the end of the fundraiser will win a supercool prize.
Key Club is the oldest and largest service program for high school students. What makes Key Club so successful is the fact that it is a student-led organization that teaches leadership through serving others. Members of the Kiwanis International family, Key Club members build themselves as they build their schools and communities.
Today, Key Club exists on more than 5,000 high school campuses, primarily in the United States and Canada. Growth efforts, however, have taken the Key Club experience internationally to Canada, the Caribbean nations, Central and South America, and most recently to Asia and Australia.
Key Club International is an organization of individual Key Clubs and is funded by nominal dues paid by every member. Its officers are high school leaders elected by the members at district and International conventions. The organization offers a wide range of opportunities to its members:
• Leadership development
Originally, Key Club adopted as its motto, "We Build," the same motto as its parent organization, Kiwanis International. In 1976, the organization opted to change its motto to "Caring – Our Way of Life" because these words more clearly conveyed members' reasons for helping others.
* this was taken from http://keyclub.org/about/
History of Key Club:http://keyclub.org/about/history/