San Diego Indie Music Fest

What: Volunteer at a concert full of cutting-edge bands right here in San Diego! They need help with set-up, tear-down, backstage, techs, etc. on the day of the event.

Saturday, March 28th, Time TBA
Sign up online ASAP at Spots are getting really full for the afternoon shifts!
After you have reigstered, the coordinator Kelcie Kopf will send you email asking for your desired volunteer assignments. Put any shift from 3 pm - 7 pm.

Where: San Diego IndieFest V will take place in NORTH PARK, San Diego, (92104) in multiple Venues on and off University Ave., between Kansas and 30th Streets.

5000 N Harbor Dr # 200
San Diego, CA 92106

I-5 South to Rosecrans Street (CA 209 S via exit 20)
Left onto North Harbor Drive (just west of Nimitz Boulevard)
Sun Harbor Marina is on the right side of the street

Ugly Dog Contest Donation Collection

What? The annual Ugly Dog Show held at the Del Mar Fairgrounds is coming up, and we need YOUR help! If you donate any new items for dogs (leashes, collars, treats, chew toys, bowls, shampoo, brushes, etc.) you will get hours for it.

Donor Form
Donor Letter

This charity event benefits the Helen Woodward Animal Shelter, and Kiwanis needs your help with donations. We need all items by March and would greatly appreciate your help. Also, if you are interested in helping find businesses/pet shops that would like to donate, I have 2 forms for you, one of which is a tax deductible form. Let me know if you'd like one. E-mail

Relay for Life

Coordinators: Mina Zhou and Michelle Chow
Register online
Update: It will be $10 to participate. It will be $20 after February 27th.
--> Join the team TPHS Key Club!

About the Relay for Life:

Have you ever wanted to spend the night with all of your closest friends? Do you want to have fun while making a difference? The American Cancer Society Relay For Life® is your chance to meet new people, make lasting friendships, and join the fight against cancer.

Relay For Life unites campuses and communities across the country each year to celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against a disease that takes too much.

Watch a short video on Relay For Life and the impact that the event has on people and the community, by clicking on the image above.

This is your invitation to join us, so gather your friends, spread the word, and help change the course of cancer!

This year marks the beginning of our celebration of 25 years of Relay For Life®. Won’t you join us this year and be a part of Relay? Help us mark this milestone and celebrate the successes we’ve achieved together during the last 25 years.

Your involvement with the American Cancer Society Relay For Life is essential to supporting our mission to eliminate cancer as a major health issue.


One day. One night. One community. One Fight. Relay For Life is a life-changing event that brings together more than 3.5 million people- to celebrate the lives of those who have battled cancer; remember loved ones lost to the disease; and fight back against a disease that takes too much. By participating, you honor cancer survivors, pay tribute to the lives we've lost to the disease, and raise money to help fight cancer here in your community.

Event Date and Time
Saturday 9 AM to Sunday 9 AM, April 18-19, 2009

Event Location
UC San Diego - North Track, La Jolla

Driving Directions:
Google Map Link

Event Schedule
Opening Ceremony: 10am Saturday
Survivors Lap: 10am Saturday
Luminaria Ceremony: 9pm Saturday
Fight Back / Closing Ceremony: 9:30am Sunday

Important Reminders
Check back soon for more information!

Youth Guidelines:
Students/Youth need to follow the “Rules of Courtesy” that are utilized by every event participant
  1. Students/Youth that do not raise $100.00 will be required to be picked up by a parent or guardian by 10:00 p.m.
  2. Student/Youth Teams must provide a full team roster, including chaperone information, to the event chair or staff person at least one week prior to the event. Information for each Student/Youth must include how to reach a parent/guardian by telephone at all times during the event.
  3. Hard Copy Waivers (not electronic) are needed for every student/youth that is under the age of 18.
  4. Students must bring ID to the event to receive a wristband. Wristbands will include the cell number of the chaperone.
  5. Student and chaperone will need to attend the mandatory Youth/Chaperone meeting. If student/youth and/or chaperone cannot attend the meeting or receive alternate training, they will need to return home after 10:00 p.m.

Chaperone Information

  1. All Youth Teams must have one chaperone for every 10 youth on the team.
  2. Chaperones need to be 25 years of age or older
  3. There must be a chaperone in attendance at the event for the full 24-hours. Chaperones can ensure coverage through “shifts” but need to be sure that one chaperone does not leave the event prior to the next chaperone arriving
  4. Chaperones and students need to attend the mandatory Youth/Chaperone meeting. If student/youth and/or chaperone cannot attend the meeting or receive alternate training, they will need to return home by 10:00 p.m.
  5. Chaperones are responsible for youth conduct at the Relay For Life event

SDSU Men Basketball Game VS. UNLV

What: The San Diego Food Bank has partnered with SDSU Mens Basketball to sell programs at their home games at Cox Arena. The Food Bank receives half the proceeds. Our job is to be selling out these programs. As a volunteer, one way to make it fun is to shout, "Programs, get your programs here!" (like the vendors do at the baseball games).

When: Saturday March 7th, 2009 from 5:30-8:30 PM. We will be meeting in front of TPHS at 5pm and will be heading down there together to cheer on the Aztecs! Woot woot!

Where: Cox Arena at SDSU.

Directions for Drivers: Take I-8 S. Keep left to take I-805 S. Merge onto I-8 E toward EL CENTRO. Take the COLLEGE AVE SOUTH exit, EXIT 10, toward ALVARADO ROAD. Merge onto COLLEGE AVE. Turn RIGHT onto CANYON CREST DR. Follow Canyon Crest Drive to Parking Structure 4. We will be meeting in front of the Parking Structure 4 and walk to the floor with the pedestrian bridge, past the Aztec Rec. Center and onward to the COX ARENA AT the AZTEC BOWL!

Interactive Map:

If you have any questions, you can email Lynn Truong at

Women's History Month Presentation

Note: Some history teachers will be giving extra credit for attending this presentation. The teachers who will be supporting this event are TBA.


What: The 63rd Annual California-Nevada-Hawaii District Convention!!!
Where: Anaheim Convention Center. Living at Anaheim Hilton Hotel.
-->Map of convention center & surroundings

When: Friday, April 3rd (~12 pm) through Sunday, April 5th (~4 pm)
Tentative Schedule
Total Price: Around $250 (hotel + ticket + transportation)



By Thursday, 2/19: Turn in a $152 check made payable to TPHS Key Club + a completed Code of Conduct Form for convention registration only (this is separate from hotel registration, which you will be $100 or less depending on the success of the fundraisers). To lower the price it is crucial for you to get friends to go to the Bowling Fundraiser on February 28th.

Advisors must also turn in by Thursday, 2/19 the Code for Conduct Form, $152 check, and also the Background Check Authorization Form:
Advisors, simply for reference, can view the Advisor Responsibilities Form

**Remember, the $152 is only for registration. Later you will be asked to pay more for the hotel.

KPBS TV Campaign

What? Volunteer at KPBS Studios! You will take pledges to support our local TV station and you will be on live TV. Key Club's name will even be read on the air, and you will recive a complementary dinner.

When? Saturday, March 7 from 6-10 p.m. We will meet at TPHS at 5:30 to get rides over to the station.

Location: 5200 Campanile Dr San Diego, CA 92182

Gardening Event at the Point Loma Native Plant Garden

What: Join the Friends of the Point Loma Native Plant Garden for a morning of easy gardening activities. The Point Loma Native Plant Garden houses many rare and endangered native plants.
Some in the collection are not found naturally anywhere else in the world but in our region.
Visit the garden and get a rare glimpse of what San Diego looked like over 100 years ago before Palm Trees and grass lawns became the norm. The Garden is part of the City of San Diego's Collier Park West.It is located at Mendocino and Greene Street in Ocean Beach.Learn about native flora and see how beautiful a water wise garden can be. Tools provided. No experience is necessary, community service hours can be verified for those that require them.

When: February 15th from 9am-11am. (Meet in front of TP @ 8:20)

For Drivers: Directions - Take I-8 or Sea World Drive to their west end. Follow sign to Nimitz Blvd. Stay on Nimitz past West Point Loma Blvd. and take the Famosa/Catalina Blvd. exit. Turn right onto Famosa Blvd. (Famosa Blvd becomes Catalina Blvd.). Turn right at the traffic light onto Voltaire Street. Turn right onto Mendocino Blvd. The Reserve is located at Mendocino Blvd & Greene St, San Diego, CA 92107. Park on the adjacent residential streets.

Note: All volunteers would need to sign a waiver in order to help out.

Remember to wear sunscreen and your fashionable gardening outfit, of course.

If you have any questions regarding this event, please feel free to email me at and I will try to get back to you as soon as possible.


What: Just bring $10 (covers two games), come bowl, and you'll get 1 hour of community service. It's that easy :)
When: Saturday, Feb 28th, 6 pm - 8 pm
Where: The Aztec Center Lower Courtyard at SDSU (campus map: The bowling alley is located in the Aztec Center, NOT the aztec recreation center. The Bowling center is #19 of the Aztec Center Lower level map:
Directions:After you exit Highway 8 on College Avenue, the Aztec Center will be on your right, right before Montezuma Rd. It's by the arched bridge, amongst white(-ish) buildings - go downstairs to the lower level of the Aztec Center and you'll find it.
Why: To raise money for District Convention in April and Key Club funds, so we can continue to help out the community and various organizations!

Riverside Cleanup

Help pick up trash along the riverside. Tools and supplies will be provided.
Saturday February 28 from 9a.m.-12
Meet @ TP at 8:30 a.m.
A map can be found here:,-117.203425&sspn=0.011873,0.018797&g=4891+Pacific+Hwy,+San+Diego,+CA+92110&ie=UTF8&ll=32.766347,-117.210045&spn=0.094981,0.150375&t=h&z=13
I will also have printouts tomorrow.

I encourage that long pants and tennis shoes of some sort be worn. Also feel free to bring sunscreen and/or a hat. :)

If you didn't sign up at the Thursday meeting, but would like to go, PLEASE EMAIL ME ASAP at
Help make the river healthy!

Hope to see you there!

Love Your Wetlands Day!

What: The San Diego Audubon Society and the UC Natural Reserve System invite you to celebrate “Love Your Wetlands Day” by helping us patrol the Northern Wildlife Preserve in Mission Bay for invasive mangrove plants and trash.

When: Saturday, Feb 14th 10am - 1pm

Where: Northern Wildlife Preserve, Mission Bay

Why: We are working to restore this rare coastal salt marsh to benefit the endangered Light-Footed Clapper Rail and Belding’s Savannah Sparrow, just two of the many bird species that depend on this important wetland. We'll be clearing the nesting site of invasive plants so the terns can use the site for nesting and rearing their young.

Directions: Meet in the front of TP for rides at 9:15 AM.

For drivers: The project site can be accessed via Campland at 2211 Pacific Beach Dr. Parking is available at the end of Pacific Beach Drive just outside the main entrance. Proceed by foot through the Campland entrance, take your 2nd right on Great Blue Heron Run and follow signs to Riding Hood Wood Park on the left.

ATTENTION! FOR KEY CLUBBERS AGES 13-17: As required by the San Diego Park and Recreation Department, for volunteers 17 and under, a parent or guardian must sign a waiver for each child before the event. (Waivers would either be present at the Thursday Key Club Meeting or will be handed out when we meet in the front of the school)

****Remember to wear work clothes (long pants, long-sleeved shirt, hat, and sturdy shoes) and sunscreen. If you have them, bring work gloves and weeding tools or clippers. Snacks and water will be provided. If you have one, feel free to bring your own reusable water bottle to help us reduce paper cup waste.

If you have any questions regarding this event, please feel free to email me at and I will try to get back to you as soon as possibile.

River Side Clean Up

When? February 14th, Saturday. 12:30 - 3 :30 pm. Meet outside TPHS at noon.

What? Help clean up the river side. Tools and equipments will be provided, along with refreshments.

Where? 2398 W Mission Bay Dr, San Diego, CA

coordinator-Rachneet Sethi
If you are interested in volunteering at this event or have any questions, please email me at .
hope to see you there!


Seabass Restoration Training Session

Learn how to feed the fish, maintain the fish pens, and record important info about their health and feeding habits. This is merely a training session, but if enough people are interested, I can schedule a time for the "actual" volunteering.
Sunday February 22 from 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Please meet at TPHS at 11:30.
In downtown San Diego along the San Diego Bay. Directions can be found at:
Additional information if you're interested can be found at:

Waivers can be found at:
Scroll down, and under Program Resources you will find "Volunteer Waiver"
Please fill it out and give it to me on the day of the event :)

If you would like to go but didn't sign up for it at the meeting, PLEASE CONTACT ME AT:
:3 help save the fishies!

Please dress warmly for this event & Hope to see you there!

DCM/Conclave (electing the next LTG)

What: Divisional Council Meeting/Conclave.. where we will elect the new Lieutenant Governor!
Where: Carmel Mountain Library
Address: 12095 World Trade Drive, San Diego, CA 92128-4380
When: Saturday, February 21, 10 am - 12 pm. We are meeting at TP at 9:30 am for carpools. DO NOT BE LATE.
Dress semi formally!!
Email if you are attending.

It is imperative that all newly elected officers attend. But we need as many people at the DCM as possible, because the more people that attend the DCM, the more points we get towards keeping that trophy Nadia talked about at the recent general meeting! TP must remain #1!

San Dieguito Half Marathon and 5K Run/Walk

When? February 8th , Sunday. Meet outside TPHS at 7:30 am. The event starts at 8 am -11 am

What? Volunteer! . Help at the water/fruit stations.

Coordinator- Rachneet Sethi. Please do contact me if you are interested in attending this event .You can approach me s during the Thursday general meetings with any questions, or email me at

Take I-5 North to Lomas Santa Fe, go east one mile

to the stop sign at the top of the hill.
turn left onto Highland,
go to the bottom of the hill, turn right onto El Camino real
do 1/4 mile to the entrance of the park,
park off to the right and walk towards the finish line area.

San Diego MathCounts Competition

What: There will be middle school students from 18 schools, trying to advance to the state competition. Our job is to help them with grading the work of these math genuises. No math skills are needed and food will be provided for lunch. Up to FIVE volunteers are needed.

When: February 28th from 9am-1pm (or stay and watch the conclusion). We will meet in front of TP for rides at 8:30.

Where: UCSD-Center Lecture Hall

Driving Directions: Take I-5 to the La Jolla Village Drive exit (west). Turn right at Villa La Jolla Drive and the parking structure is right in front of the “T intersection” of Villa La Jolla Drive and Gilman Drive. Park at Gilman Parking Structure at intersection of Gilman and Russell. The second entrance for the parking structure is on Russell (make a left on Gilman and immediate right on the first stop sign (Russell) and the parking entrance is on your right. Parking is free. Center Lecture Hall is on the north-east side of Gilman and the Library Walk.

If you have any questions regarding this event, please feel free to email me at and I will try to get back to you as soon as possible. OR contact Peter Livingston, Mathcounts Coordinator by Phone (858) 663-6989 or by email :

ATTENTION: Five volunteers have already confirmed to go to this event: Jill Wong, Ji Seo, Sean Ha, Max Wong, and Lynn Truong (myself). I apologize to all other volunteers who wanted to volunteer at this event because there was such a strict limitation. Remember to go to the BOWLING FUNDRAISER instead (which is on the same day) ! :]

Give Your Heart of the Monarch 5K Run

What: The 1st Annual Give Your Heart to Monarch 5K Run/Walk is presented by The San Diego Chapter of Meeting Professionals International. This fundraising run/walk benefits the Monarch School, a school that serves the needs of San Diego’s homeless and at-risk children, ages 8-18. A Health and Lifestyle Expo will follow the race, including food, prize drawings and live entertainment. All participants will receive an event T-Shirt and gift bag.

When: Saturday February 21st. All volunteers will need to meet at the gazebo at De Anza Cove in Mission Valley by 6:00am, which means we will meet in front of TP for rides at 5:30am.

Where: 3000 East Mission Drive in North Mission Bay

To help us identify our volunteers, we are asking each of you to wear a brightly colored T-shirt, jacket, or hat. Whatever you can wear that would make you “stand out” from the participants would be great!

*****Note: Waivers would need to be signed, but we will recieve them when we arrive on site on Saturday.
If you have any questions regarding this event, please feel free to email me at and I will try to get back to you as soon as possible.

Come to a Board Meeting!

Are you interested in running for a Key Club position? Have you ever wondered how Key Club events come to be? Come to Mr. Montgomery's Room 54 at lunch on Tuesday, Feb. 3 and come see how board members and representatives conduct meetings. Feel free to come and ask questions about any position, or just learn about what we do from behind-the-scenes!

Ink Cartridges for Hours!

Help the environment and get hours by collecting your empty ink cartridges and turning them in to Key Club at meetings on Thursday at lunch in the Lecture Hall!

2009-2010 Key Club Board Election Results

Hello Key Clubbers!

I would like to first and foremost thank everyone who ran for Key Club office today. It takes a lot of courage to get up in front of the entire club to speak, and that courage is valued.

The Torrey Pines High School Key Club Board for the 2009-2010 school year is:

President- Eden Berdugo

Vice President- Lynn Truong

Secretary- Jill Wong

Treasurer- Mina Zhou

Bulletin Editor- Jeff Chao

Historian- Isabelle Nievera

Newly elected board members are now all required to attend board meetings (Tuesdays at lunch in Mr. Montgomery's room, Rm 54) and general meetings (Thursdays except the first of the month in the lecture hall at lunch).

To those of you who did not win, please remember that there are always ways to get involved and serve your communities. You can coordinate events and create service projects to make a difference in an area you are passionate about. A position does not define the leader you are.


Congratulations to Jennifer, our new Lieutenant Governor! TP represent!