MSJ Key Club is part of Division 12 East, a division of CNH Key Club.
Division Website: d12eastkeyclub.strikingly.com
CNH Website: cnhkeyclub.org
Mission statement: Key Club is an international student-led organization which provides its members with opportunities to provide service, build character and develop leadership.
Vision: We are caring and competent servant leaders transforming communities worldwide.
Core values: The core values of Key Club International are leadership, character building, caring and inclusiveness.
Pledge: 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.
Motto: Caring -- Our Way of Life.
A snapshot of some of our previous events!
Fremont Main Library Family Fun Day Service Event
During our first event of the 2019-2020 school year, volunteers helped out at the Fremont Main Library's Family Fun Day event by maintaining the petting zoo, carnival games, face painting, cotton candy making, prize station, and information desk. Because of the collaborative efforts of Key Clubbers, the event of more than 200 attendees was able to run very smoothly.
Tule Ponds Service Event
At the Tule Ponds Service Event, volunteers participated in restoration efforts to clear hiking paths surrounding the pond. Using loppers to clip away weeds and invasive plant species, volunteers were able to help protect the native plant species of the pond ecosystem. Afterwards, volunteers use wheelbarrows to bring weed clippings to compost.
Thank you to the 130 students who signed up for MSJ Key Club's mailing list during orientation, and thank you to everyone who stopped by our booth. It was great seeing so many new faces, as well as returning members. We hope you learned more about our club and cause!
Homeless Care Package Assembling
This service event was a collaboration with EM Collective, a cultural organization that seeks to empower Asian Americans. Volunteers assembled care packages for people experiencing homelessness in Milpitas. Packages included new toys, hygiene products, and food. Thank you to the 40+ members who came! With your help, we were able to assemble 600+ care packages!
Fall Rally North
Congratulation to our Division 12 East for placing 3rd at the spirit rally. Thank you to the MSJ Key Clubbers who contributed to this effort! We hope you had a rewarding experience fundraising for the Pediatric Trauma Program, networking with Key Clubbers from all over Northern California, and showcasing your Key Club spirit!
Fall Bonding 2019
At our first-ever Key Club Bonding event, members engaged in a variety of team bonding activities including a "What does Key Club mean to you?" art contest, spirit chant challenge, Key Club Kahoot trivia, and more. We hope everyone had a rewarding experience filled with building new friendships and exploring Key Club's values. The winning team of the art contest is pictured on the right, but everyone who attended that day was a winner!
InterKeyLeo Canned Food Drive
With Thanksgiving around the corner, this event was a collaboration between three Mission San Jose High School service clubs: Key Club, Interact, and LEO. First, volunteers passed out flyers to each household in the community around our high school, asking for donations of non-perishable food items. One week later, volunteers returned to collect donations. The donations were brought to the Abode Homeless Shelter. It was really impressive seeing how many Key Clubbers showed up, and with your help we were able to collect more than 45 cans of food!
Shinn Historical Park Service Event
Preparing for the Holiday season, Key Clubbers helped out with making holiday wreaths at Fremont's Shinn Historical Park. It was an excellent opportunity for them to explore their creativity and practice their teamwork skills during the process. The wreaths were put up around the garden afterwards for visitors of the public park to admire.
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The 2020-2021 MSJ Key Club Board:
Hey everyone! I’m Avantika Sharma and I’m so excited to serve as your 2020-2021 Key Club President. When I first joined Key as a freshman, I had no idea how great this club's impact would be on my life. This organization has definitely been one of the most rewarding parts of my high school experience. My journey in Key Club has taught me how to be a leader, more confident, and a kinder person overall. Through Key, I’ve had the opportunity to create meaningful relationships and meet countless people. The core values of the club and its members inspire to be a better person each day. I hope that I can make this upcoming term one of the best so far! Some things I love to do include reading, playing the piano, singing, cooking (trust me i’m not the best), and hanging out with my family friends and family. I can’t wait to meet all of you, so if you see me around or want to chat, feel free to message me or say “hi” around school!
Hey there! My name is Shamika Gavaskar, and I’m super excited to serve as your 2020-2021 co-vice president! I joined MSJ Key Club my freshman year, and it was undoubtedly one of the best decisions I’ve made to this day. Through Key Club, I’ve met so many kindhearted and supportive individuals that have shown me the importance of being a leader in my community. This club has served as a medium for me in my path to gain a sense of identity and passion for service. I’m beyond grateful for my experiences over the past three years, and I can’t wait to take MSJ Key to new heights in the upcoming term. So, a couple random things that I love are dance (I’ve been dancing since I was 4!), binge watching shows on Netflix (especially The Office and Grey’s Anatomy!), hiking and going for runs with my best friends, and meeting new people, so if you ever see me around, make sure to say hi! <3
HELLO KEY CLUBBERS! My name is Rayna Tsai, and I am serving as your co-vice president this term! My passions include playing the violin, dancing, consuming large amounts of boba, and most importantly … SERVICE! Key Club is all about serving the community and making a positive impact on the world. Through Key Club, I have learned so much about myself; I realized how much I enjoy being a student leader in our community. During my journey, I have met so many compassionate and proactive individuals. I have been given so many unique opportunities, such as executing events, discussing new ideas with my officer team, and speaking to crowds of people about upcoming service events. Seeing our members smile and have fun at our events truly warms my heart. I have so many positive memories of this club, and I hope to make more with all of you this year! Come to our general meetings, our service events, and JOIN OUR FAMILY! Please feel free to message me if you have any questions about Key Club, or if you want to have a conversation!
Hey Key Clubbers! My name is Rachel Lin, and I’m serving as your treasurer this term! I joined Key Club as a freshman but only became an official member during my sophomore year. At the time, I did not know that it would be one of the best decisions of my life. Key Club has given me some amazing, unforgettable experiences and made my high school experience so much better. Through Key Club, I was able to grow and improve myself while dedicating my time to bettering the community. Key Club has shaped me to be a more confident and outgoing version of myself. Outside of Key Club, I’m also in Leadership 2’s student store committee (so if you see me there, please feel free to say hi as well)! In my free time, I enjoy binging tv shows, playing video games, reading, eating (yes), and spending time with my friends, family, and dog. A fun fact about me is that I was named after the Rachel in Friends! Being a part of Key Club has allowed me to meet so many amazing, passionate people, and I look forward to meeting more of you at our service events and general meetings! Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or just need someone to talk to, and I hope you join our key club family! :) <3
hi! i’m chloe tse, your secretary for the 20-21 term. for me, key club has been an amazing journey so far and i got to learn so much about our members and officers. it has taught me how to become a responsible, compassionate, and diligent leader. i’ve gained so many precious friends in key club and i can’t wait to make friends with YOU too
here are some little things about me: i’m from hong kong; my mbti personality type is enfp; my favorite boba order is peach tea with lychee jelly; and i really like hotpot and japanese cuisine
Hey Key Clubbers! My name is Ariel Kim and I'm so honored and excited to introduce myself as your Bulletin Editor of Key Club! When I first entered Mission San Jose, I was terrified of highschool and the responsibilities that came with it. As I adjusted to high school life, I decided to join a select few clubs. The very first being MSJ Key Club. As I got more involved in Key Club, I grew to love the purpose of this club, the events, and the new people I met. Due to this, I ran in the 2019-2020 term, and made the position of Freshman Representative! During this time, I not only got to give back to my amazing community, but I met so many amazing people from different grades, schools, divisions, and so much more. Getting more familiar with the officer team around me, I started to consider them as my huge loving Key Club family.. Through my experiences in Key Club, I got to learn that it's purpose is not about gaining service hours. It's about giving back to our community and the people inside of it. It is beyond satisfying and heartwarming for me to see the fun, smiles, and happiness Key Club brings to its members and the community around us. Key Club is filled to the brim with the amazing hearts and mindsets of the people around me and I can't wait to share that with more awesome people. Just so that you can get to know me, here are some things that I enjoy doing! My hobbies include reading, horseback riding, exercising, baking, watching tiktoks (if that counts hehe), playing the flute, and golf. I am an absolute animal obsessed freak who owns a very temperamental little 10 year old dog. I consider myself an extrovert who loves talking to and meeting new people! If you see me around campus always feel free to say hi or strike up a conversation! I am beyond excited to meet you all :))
Hey Key! My name is Justin Hoffner and this year, I am pleased to serve as your 2020-2021 Meetings Coordinator. Key Club has allowed me to change as a person and has given me so many opportunities. During freshman year, I was never the most sociable person. Always being shy, I never took an approach to anything. However, that all changed when I joined Key Club. My first event was Fall Rally North. During the event, I was able to meet so many new people and enjoy the most of Key Spirit. Interacting with so many other people allowed me to change and become more open to everyone around me. These also helped me with some of my hobbies such as playing volleyball, basketball, waterpolo, and swimming. These sports are team related and allowed me to connect better with my peers. Some other things I do outside of sports include piano, Peer Resource, and throwing league games with my friends. If you have any questions, or if you just want to say hi, feel free to ask!
Hi Key Clubbers! I’m Jennie Wang, your 2020-2021 Activities Coordinator! I joined Key Club in my freshman year because I wanted to become more involved in our community and I knew that I had a love for helping others. In just a year, Key Club has greatly influenced my perspective of life and helped me grow on so many personal levels. The opportunities that this club has given me have allowed me to explore my passion for volunteer work, make new friends from our division, become more optimistic, have a positive impact on our community, and so much more. Outside of Key, I play the violin and I’m part of the Student Wellness Committee in Peer Resource. I also love photography, bullet journaling, crying over Netflix shows, and baking! To say the very least, my Key Club journey has been wholesome, exciting, and joyful -- but what about yours? I’m really looking forward to meeting you, and welcome to our lovely Key Club family! If you’d ever like to get to know me, come say “hi!” to me at one of our meetings or in the hallways at school!
Hi Key Clubbers! My name is Angela Xiong and I am beyond excited to be serving as your 2020-2021 Publicist! Key club being the first club I joined at MSJ quickly captivated my interest. I decided to take a leap of faith and run for Freshman representative during the 2019-2020 term; little did I know, this decision would come to impact my entire foreseeable high school career. As our amazing club grew, so did I. Through service events and club meetings, I found a sense of purpose. Through board meetings and division events, a sense of confidence was instilled within me; something I continue to carry everywhere I go. Outside of Key Club, I explore a plethora of interests and hobbies. To not bore you with too many details, here are a few things I love to do/pursue! First, I love reading and writing, baking, and playing volleyball. I am an avid (newly converted) musical lover. Some of my favorites include Dear Evan Hansen and Hamilton! I love cats and dogs a lot and I mean A LOT (may have accidentally fostered 10+ dogs, but who’s counting…?). I also love meeting new people so don’t hesitate to say hi! around school, at our general meetings, or even at our service events! I am looking forward to meeting all of you, best regards, Angela Xiong.
Hey Key Clubbers! My name is Jessie Lau and I’ll be serving as your 2020-2021 senior representative. Since I joined Key Club in my junior year, I really regret not having joined earlier. Before joining high school, I always believed that there was no point in joining clubs and that they would be no fun. However, being in Key Club has given me an even better high school experience and I’ve met so many new people in just one year! Through all my experiences in Key Club, I have been able to improve myself with the lessons learned and my love for service events continues to grow. I’ve always wanted to get more involved and help with the community, and this club has definitely increased my chances of being able to do so. I never thought that I would be able to join the key club family, but they are definitely one of the most fun and loving families I’ve ever had. Outside of Key Club, I enjoy eating (my daily dose of boba <3), trying new types of food while traveling, binge-watching korean dramas, playing with dogs and cats (especially strays, even though I’m allergic ;-; ), and hanging out with friends and family! If you ever see me around school or have any questions, don’t be afraid to say hi and ask ! :)
Hey Key Club! My name is Brandon Sun and I am your junior representative this year! Joining Key Club has allowed me to make a positive impact in my community and I’m really proud to be part of such an amazing group of people who are so dedicated to serving our community and spreading positivity. At first when I joined this year I didn’t know many people but in just a short amount of time I have met so many new people and I continue to expand my social circles. I’ve had an awesome eye-opening experience so far and I’m eager for the plethora of opportunities for growth that are yet to come. It’s truly inspiring to see people be so passionate about service and I can’t wait for the big things that are to come. Some things that I love to do are playing with my dog, watching netflix, getting as much boba as possible, and hanging out with friends and family. If you ever have questions, feel free to message me or say hi if you see around campus!
Hello there! I’m Jackie Wang and I have the honor of serving as your Sophomore Representative this year! Key Club has given me the opportunities to make an impact in my community and has helped me build strong bonds with so many amazing people. Our club is full of some of the most dedicated and kind people you’ll ever meet, and I am beyond proud to be a part of this wonderful community that motivates me to be a better person each and every day. To sum things up, Key Club has taught me so many valuable lessons and it has truly changed my life in the most positive way imaginable, but who knows, it could change yours too! I’m super excited to see all the things our club will achieve this year, and I can’t wait for you to start your Key Club journey as well! Outside of Key, I play the piano and am a part of the Link Crew Committee in Peer Resource. Some random facts about me is that I love going on walks, listening to music, and cooking. Don’t be afraid to say hi if you ever see me around at our meetings or at our service events, and if you ever have any questions, do not hesitate to ask me or any of the other officers!