What is Key Club?
Key Club is an international student-led organization that provides its members with opportunities to perform service, build character and develop leadership. It operates under the school and is sponsored by Kiwanis. Key Club is the oldest and largest service program for high school students.
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 combat all forces which tend to undermine these institutions.
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Key Club International & Districts/Divisions
There are 33 organized districts that comprise Key Club International. Each district, normally defined by state or nation, tends to match a similar
Kiwanis district and is led by a governor, who is elected by delegates at the annual district convention. Our district is Texas-Oklahoma. Districts are
divided into divisions and each division has a lieutenant governor, a student leader who carries out the district's policies and provides support to the
clubs. Our division is 40-West.
A Brief History of Key Club International
1925 - The first Key Club meets at Sacramento High School in California.
1952 - The 1,000th club is chartered.
1967 - The first Key Club outside the United States and Canada is
Chartered, at Government High School, Nassau, Bahamas.
1977 - Female students are admitted into Key Club membership.
1998 - Key Clubs raise more than $1.2 million for UNICEF to fight iodine
deficiency disorders (IDD).
2000 - Key Club celebrates its 75th anniversary.
2015 - As of its 90th anniversary, Key Club is the oldest and largest service program for high school students and has over 260,000 members in 31 countries. Are you one of them?
Key Club is sponsored by Kiwanis International. Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one
community at a time. Our members help shelter the homeless, feed the hungry, mentor the disadvantaged and care for the sick. We develop youth as
leaders, build playgrounds, raise funds for pediatric research and more. Working together, members achieve what one person cannot accomplish alone.
*Edmond Kiwanis sponsors our Key Club. They have generously helped us raise funds for BALTO Week and other service projects. Edmond Kiwanis
meets from 12 P.M. to 1 P.M. each Wednesday in the Cherokee Room in the University of Central Oklahoma's Nigh University Center. For more
information, call (405) 341-4205.
How did Key Club get its name?
In 1925, California State Commissioner of Schools Albert C. Olney and vocational education teacher Frank C. Vincent worked to establish the first Key Club at Sacramento High School in California. This club was comprised of the key boys in the school, willing to serve the school in any way possible and to create better school spirit. Thus, the club was dubbed Key Club. KEY Club stands for Kiwanis Educates Youth.
Key Club Colors
Blue symbolizes Unwavering Character
Gold symbolizes Service
White symbolizes Purity
Famous Key Clubbers
Brad Pitt, actor
Millard Fuller, founder of Habitat for Humanity
Elvis Presley, singer
Bill Nelson, astronaut and U.S. Senator from Florida
Joe Namath, professional football player
Bill Clinton, former President of the United States
Alan Jackson, country singer
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