Key Club Happenings

It was that time of year again. That time where I voluntarily put myself through the wringer and run around like my head was cut off. It was time for the Texas-Oklahoma District Key Club Convention.

When I was in high school, I was really involved in Key Club. It was the one thing that kept me grounded as I moved 3 high schools in 4 years. Soooooo, when Jeff, one of the Assistant Administrators, asked me to stay on as an Convention Intern after I graduated, I stayed. And then I graduated from college, and I stayed. And now a full 6 years after getting involved I'm still staying, which must mean something. I guess I like it? :)

This year, Jason was sweet enough to come along for the entire weekend and help out and I think he's hooked now! When people ask me what I do, it's a bit hard to explain what the role as T-O Events Specialist entails. I handle some of the logistics for the convention that caters to over 1,100 Key Clubbers and their sponsors, I help set the stage, I help write scripts, I set up teleprompters, I pick all the music for all events and a lot more. Our convention team consists of 5 people, and even with Jason helping, we were always busy and putting in 16 hour days.

There's something rewarding about being involved in an influential high school volunteer organization. Working for Key Club also had an unexpected plus to it. It was actually by working for Jeff for Key Club that he decide that one day he'd like to hire me. So, 6 years later, I started working for the same guy that I help Key Club with. And I love my job!

Top:  Jeff and I wrapping a box to put on the stage as decoration.  Bottom:  Pomping decorations with some Key Clubbers
Back Row (left to right):  Jeff M., Assistant Administrator; Daniel M., 2010-2011 Convention Liaison.  Front Row (left to right): Krishna S., 2010-2011 Convention Intern; John D., IT Specialist; Me, Events Specialist

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