The Ohio District of Key Club International
~ Princeton HS Key Club ~
Princeton HS Key Club of Division 7 & 8
Reporting Faculty Advisor: Mrs. Dana J. Zinnecker
Total Membership paid ~ 85 students
Princeton HS Key Club performed:
over 30 Community Service Projects so far
with over 140 volunteers
providing over 470 Community Service hours in their Communities!
Another 75 -100 Community Service hours were provided independently by Key Club members outside of the Club Calendar Schedule (church daycare, tutoring and free dance lessons)
Some Key Club highlights:"4th of July" Sharonville Parade ~ Student walk the parade route handing out American flags to the crowd ...rain or shine!
Matthew 25 Ministries ~ We have a monthly commitment/ partnership with the Sharonville/Princeton Kiwanis organization. The student usually sort and pack items that will be used in relief situations including natural disasters like hurricanes and forest fires.
“Think Pink” Staff Outreach ~ For PHS Staff mailboxes~ Provided Breast Cancer Awareness Pink pens and ribbons raising awareness and support for October.
"Trick or Treat for UNICEF" Key Club members collected pocket change to help with the Eliminate Project. The monies raised helps provide maternal and neonatal tetanus shots in 14 countries to help eliminate tetanus a deadly disease that takes 34,000 babies and mothers each year.
"March of Dimes" collected donations on November 16th from students and staff to help raise awareness to World Prematurity Day. $200 was collect & donated to assist with research, education, advocacy and community programs to help give every baby the chance to survive and thrive."Honor Flight Tri-State" students collected donations and private donation was added for Honor Flight in Washington, DC ~ $250 was donated!"Stockings for the Troops" partnered with the American Legion Post #681 and filled 44 stockings this year! The students collected the most requested items soldiers miss while deployed. They filled stocking with beef jerky, slim Jims, hard candies, gum, socks, movies, puzzle books, cookies, and toiletry products."Buddy Day" at Sharonville Elementary ~ (34) PHS Key Club students qualified to participate (based on service hrs). They were paired with elementary students that did not have a parent, grandparent or someone as their buddy for Buddy Day. The student shared in their daily classroom academics and activities, have lunch and even play with the students during recess."Fill the Truck.org" the students donated & collected canned goods, non-perishable food items, warm hats, gloves, blankets and personal hygiene items.*This annual drive assists 14 organizations including The Princeton Closet
Plus Regular scheduled events:
- The Key Club babysits for PTA, PFO and PSTO meetings monthly for Sharonville, Glendale and Woodlawn.
- The Key Club assists with Mrs. Janet Maine's Special Education meetings providing "Buddies", creating crafts, playing games and eating dinner with the kids while parents attend the meetings.
- Assist with Sharonville Rec. Center events including:
- Kiwanis Halloween Party ~ providing snacks, drinks and judging children's various ages costume competition
- Breakfast with Santa ~ assisting with set up/serving breakfast and dress as characters (Frosty & Elf) to visit with the children while waiting for Santa & Mrs. Clause
- PHS Curriculum / Clubs Night
- EV "Math Night"
- GL "Holiday & Crafts"
- PAC "Thanksgiving" food baskets ~ Check in/ translation
- YMCA "Camp Kern" Arctic Dash volunteers
- WO "Literacy Night"
Princeton HS Key Club is the most inclusive organization in the building. Our membership is comprised of all students interested in volunteering and sharing of their talents. When a student signs up to be a Key Club member, membership is not based on a student's GPA, but their willingness to volunteer, give back, serve others and make a meaningful difference in our communities!
The PHS Key Club Mission:
To engage students with opportunities to provide service, build character, and develop leadership, by serving our surrounding communities and beyond...One service project at a time!