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By Rebecca J. Williamson
June 27, 2012 (El Cajon)--While advisors prepared sign-up sheets to volunteer at a Father Joe’s facility in the back; a room full of teens at the El Cajon Branch Library were learning how to become a “Key” to the future. A key to home, school, the community, and the future via serving their communities as members of  the Kiwanis’ Key Clubs.
Saturday’s, June 23,  turn-out for the annual officer’s training conference was good. District 11 and 31 were in attendance which encompassed San Diego, South San Diego, and East County.
According to advisor, Geoff Tobias, the trainees will take with them the requirements of being an officer for this high school branch of Kiwanis and help them organize and implement the kids’ 50 hours of annual service.
Service that can include serving breakfast at Santee’s Edgemoor Hospital to helping out at Rachel’s House in San Diego to mention a few of their recipients.
Led by officers Ale Delgado, Madison Draper, and Cecelia Li who started out with the basics—icebreaker introductions, a history of the Key Club (started in 1925), and then cheers. Agendas in place the Key Club members dug into the training.
One of the opening cheers was “We feel good….oh so good” as they are preparing to serve their communities.


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