Nadia Farjood

Jeff Tsao
Vice President

Jessica Nguyen



Michelle Chow

Miriam Choi
Lt. Governor

Jamie Ding
Junior Representative

Jae Rho
Sophomore Representative

John Lee
Sophomore Representative

Rachel Kao
Sophomore Representative

Natalie Prussak
Freshman Representative

Iris Wu
Freshman Representative

Welcome to the New Website!

Hello members, and thank you for your patience while we worked to build a new and much-improved website. This new site is a blog, which will allow us to post news, updates, and events much more frequently than before!

In addition, you may leave comments on each post, so if you have any questions about a certain event of announcement, ask away and we'll try to get back to you as soon as possible. Finally, this website is still new, so if you find any odd glitches or just have suggestions, don't hesitate to email Kevin. Thanks!

Rose Parade Float Decoration

What: Every year, the TPHS Key Club travels to Pasadena to help decorate the Kiwanis International rose float to be used in the Rose Parade. Typically this involves climbing around on the float itself and gluing the various flowers and seeds (yes, every square inch must be covered with a natural flower, fruit, seed, etc) in their proper places. Think of it as a gigantic, 3-D coloring book. The warehouse is refrigerated to preserve the flowers, so it is highly recommended that you dress warmly. Food and refreshments will be provided.

When: December 30, 2006. Our shift is from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, but because we must travel to Pasadena we will leave early in the morning and likely arrive back home in the evening.

Where: The floats for the Rose Parade are stored in a warehouse in Pasadena until the day of the parade. We will travel either by bus, with the rest of Division 37S, or carpool there. More details about travel coming soon.

Last year's Kiwanis rose float, which your own TPHS Key Club helped finish!

Weekly Recycling

Event Co-Chairs: Anthony Phung & Alan Tsoi

What: Key Club is responsible for emptying and sorting the contents of ALL of the recycling bins on campus. We then sort and empty the bottles and cans. Along with this, we are now also cleaning and picking up trash along a few areas of the school. This is a large endeavor and we need many dedicated volunteers! Bags, and carts are all provided. Gloves are there, if needed.

When: Every Friday after school until approximately 3:30 p.m.

Location: Meet after school by the Media Center ramp in the main building.

Brighton Gardens

This is an independent event. You may do this at any time. Volunteers can do Bingo calling, visitation, assistance in special care, chatting, etc at the Brighton Gardens Senior Living Center (next to the fire station).

For more information call 259-2222 and ask for Amie Carter.

To participate, simply go to the front desk and tell the attendant you are from TPHS Key Club. Express interest in any of the above activities or tend to any task that is appointed.

Any apparel is okay. Please turn all electronic devices on silent mode, as a loud ring tone may startle the residents. The seniors love musical talent and if you can play an instrument please share your skill with others - this still counts as service!

Monthly Media Center Cleanup

The next Media Center cleanup is scheduled for Thursday, January 25, 2007.

Event Chair: Iris Wu (209-5319)

What: The books in the Media Center collect at lot of dust (both literally and figuratively), so Mrs. Goldberg the librarian wants volunteers who will vacuum the Media Center once a month. We will need approximately six people each time, and you will use backpack vacuums. Ghostbusters style!

When: Every fourth Thursday of the month, starting January 2007, unless otherwise noted.

Where: Come to the Media Center after school and talk to Mrs. Goldberg.

Tutoring Center

Contact: Kinsen Choy

What: Tutor other TPHS students in various subjects. If you think you are good at certain subjects and want to help somebody else out, go talk to Kinsen. Tell him you are from Key Club so he will know to send your hours to us.

When: Every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday. After school, from 2:30 - 3:30.

Where: The tables by the computers in the Media Center. There should be a sign that says "Tutoring Center."

Monthly Beach Cleanup

The next monthly beach cleanup is scheduled for Saturday, January 20, 2007. It will be at 2:00 pm instead of the usual 10:00 am.

Event Chair: Kevin Zhang (342-2940)

What: Enjoy a nice day at the beach while helping the environment! Pick-up sticks and trash bags will be provided. Wear comfortable clothes you can walk on the beach with.

Where: Meet at Powerhouse Park (Take Del Mar Heights Road toward the ocean, turn right onto Camino Del Mar, and turn left onto 15th Street. The park is on your left.)

When: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, the last Saturday of every month unless otherwise noted.


Kevin Zhang, Reyu Sakakibara and Michelle Chow had quite the time at the 2007 Wags for Wishes event, the largest dog show on the west coast which raised money to support the Make-A-Wish foundation.

Nadia Farjood, Brandon Young and John Lee in their styling hairnets after serving breakfast for the needy at St. De Paul Village.

Here's the crew that attended the 2007 Cali-Nev-Ha District Convention in front of the Long Beach Convention Center. As you can see, we had a lot of fun. Maybe too much!

Lucia Wang and Diane Gerstenfeld lent a helping hand in Pasadena to make floats for the Rose Bowl Parade. They worked on the Dragon Float that was televised the following morning.

Danielle Butbul, Belinda Sztrom and Nadia Farjood participated alongside NHS in the 2006 Dollars for Scholars Walk for Education to help raise money for student scholarships. Also pictured is news anchor Alicia Barnes who made an appearance.

Michelle Chow, Elise Chen and their friends came out to support Key Club by participating in our annual bowling fundraiser. We raised over $150!

Kendrick Yim and Martin Wang diligently serve by answering calls and making pledges for the KPBS Radio Campaign.

Jaime Ding is all smiles working the rock wall
at Sage Canyon's annual Fall Festival.

Board Members

Division 37S Officers

Douglas Bi (RB)
Lieutenant Governor

Stephen Jin (TP)
Executive Assistant

Alyssa Godfrey (Poway)

Gautam Gupta (RB)
Technology Editor

TPHS Officers

Tammy Truong

Alan Tsoi
Vice President

Lydia Chen

Connie Liu

Becky Kuan
Bulletin Editor

Megan Ho


Lucy An

Danielle Li

Rachael Lee

Tri Luong

Max Wong

Claire K. Chen
Assistant Recycling

Member Hours

All the names of non-members have been removed and are on a separate file. Until you turn in your member application, you are not considered a member and your hours do not get your dues in ASAP!



Beginning 6/17/11...

Minimum required hours has been changed to 40 HOURS.

Individual Hours:

If you would like to add individual hours to your Key Club community service hours, please turn in a sheet with the 1) name of the event, 2) your name, 3) the number of hours and 4) the coordinator's signature. Or, you can have the coordinator email Lydia with the above information!

MAXIMUM: 10 hours from any one event (Ex: if you volunteered for 20 hours at the library, that cannot be added to your Key Club hours) MAXIMUM 20 INDIVIDUAL HOURS IN ALL.

1 ink cartridge = 0.5 hours

30 soda can lids = 0.5 hours

Please turn all donations (with your name on them) in to Lydia so that you get hours for them!

MAXIMUM: 10 hours for donations per year


If you show up to an event without (a) signing up or (b) emailing the coordinator, you will receive HALF HOURS for that event. We would like to stay organized, and people showing up unexpectedly causes problems =]

DRIVING: now half an hour each way. If you give rides both there and back, that's an extra hour! We've been having problems finding rides, and we would really, really appreciate it if each member gave at least one ride during the school year!


For each fundraising event you attend, you will receive 1 hour (the length of the fundraiser is irrelevant).


Contact the coordinator of that event, and have them email Lydia to confirm that you were there. Thank you!


Hours are updated every two weeks. Contact Lydia at if you have any questions, comments or concerns.

Year 2011-2012 Hours will be posted after dues are paid.

Year 2011-2012 Hours (Soon to be updated!)

Year 2010-2011 Hours (Last updated 9/10/11)

Year 2009-2010 hours (Last updated 8/28/10)

Year 2008-2009 hours (Last updated 6/9/09)

About Us


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.

What is Key Club and what does it do?

Founded in 1925, Key Club is the oldest and largest community service program for high school students in world. What makes Key Club so successful is the fact that it is a student-led organization that teaches leadership through serving others. As members of the Kiwanis International organization, Key Club members build themselves as they build their schools and communities.

Today, Key Club exists on almost 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
• Vocational guidance
• College scholarships
• Service-learning
• Personal enrichment

How can I join the TPHS Key Club?

Come to one of our meetings held during lunchtime every Thursday in the Lecture Hall (near the gym). Everyone is welcome to attend. Membership applications can be obtained either at the meetings or at the website.

How does the TPHS Key Club operate?

At each meeting the officers will announce the details about upcoming events and lay out sign-up sheets for those events. Members may then sign up for events they are interested in. Members are not obliged to go to a certain event--they may attend as many or as few events as they wish to. If a member misses a meeting, he or she can check the website for up-to-date information.

What has the TPHS Key Club been doing recently?

Key Club is very busy with many events every week. A few events we have recently done include: packing food at the San Diego Food Bank, helping the elderly at the Brighton Gardens Senior Living Center, making cards for cancer patients at the Children’s Hospital, picking up trash on the beach, and collecting supplies for victims of Hurricane Katrina, to name just a few.