NEWS: Law Key Club Continues To Grow
By Cassandra Soda – Staff Reporter
The Jonathan Law Key Club had a successful start to the new school year.
Key Club meets on Wednesdays at 7:05 p.m. in the senior cafeteria. The club has 123 members signed up and typically over 100 people attend the meetings.
“Key Club does community work and events like raising money for the Salvation Army, working at picnics, and open houses for elementary schools,” junior secretary Christina Mohammed said.
Many new students have joined Key Club as a way to get the 200 hours of community service required to graduate with distinction.
There have recently been changes to the club that will help in a positive way. Sign-ups will now take place on Google which will make it easier for people to sign up for events rather than on paper.
“The club switched to online sign up because it allows us to track people’s volunteer hours more easily than a paper trail,” senior vice president Jordan Negron said.
Key Club gives students a chance to meet new people and be a bigger part of the community.
“It gives me a chance to meet new people who have the same passion of volunteering,” junior bulletin editor Dominick Buccitti said.
For some people, Key Club does more than help students get their 200 hours of community service in school.
“Key Club helps me gain better communication skills,” junior member Salma Samih said.
The club has been a part of Jonathan Law since 1964. There have been different advisors, but the current one, Mr. Boynton, has been the advisor since 1993.
“I really like the idea that I get the kids involved and aware of things going on in the school and in the community,” Boynton said.
Many new students have joined the club this year. The officers think that the new members will do well this year.
“I think they will do very well. There are a lot of people in the club but the officers and I are going to do our best to make sure everyone is volunteering,” Mohammed said.
The officers have high expectations for what the club as a whole will accomplish this year. For example, they wish to increase the membership, increase participation in activities, have repeated business, and to be platinum level at the Key Club convention in April.
Key Club attends a convention in April in Springfield, Massachusetts. The club is a part of the New England and Bermuda district.
New members are welcome at meetings until the end of October and all members are required to pay dues which are $15.