Key­club mem­bers gather for fel­low­ship

Jamaica Gleaner - - YL: FEATURE -

EACH YEAR, the Key Clubs in Ja­maica gather at the Cathe­dral of the Most Holy Trin­ity to start off ‘Key Club Week’ with a church ser­vice. The aim is to fel­low­ship and wor­ship with mem­bers of the Ki­wa­nis fam­ily in Ja­maica. This year, Wil­liam Zhang from East­ern Canada District, who serves as the in­ter­na­tional trustee, was in at­ten­dance. Bring­ing greet­ings on be­half of Key Club In­ter­na­tional was Lieu­tenant Gover­nor Al­lan Causwell from Ki­wa­nis Di­vi­sion 25 of East­ern Canada.

Key Club Ja­maica District gen­er­ally com­mences its Key Club Week with an annual church ser­vice. This year the church ser­vice was held on Novem­ber 6 . The ser­vice com­menced at 11 a.m. with rep­re­sen­ta­tives from the Key Club In­ter­na­tional Board, Key Club­bers is­land­wide, Ki­wa­ni­ans, Cir­cle K’ers, past key club­bers, par­ents and guardians in at­ten­dance. The ser­vice was led by Rev­erend Dea­con Christo­pher Gooden who spoke on the ne­ces­sity of up­hold­ing high stan­dards in all com­mit­ments. Pre­ced­ing the ser­vice, there was a mass meet­ing at St Ge­orge’s Col­lege au­di­to­rium where there were ap­prox­i­mately 550 key club­bers in fel­low­ship. Key Club Week con­tin­ued with nu­mer­ous ac­tiv­i­ties led by each club, to cel­e­brate a cul­ture of ser­vice and com­mu­nity. Those were ac­tiv­i­ties in which Key Club mem­bers could join to cel­e­brate their pas­sion for a com­mon cause.

Gover­nor of Key Club Ja­maica District Vikram Sablani read the procla­ma­tion from the gover­nor gen­eral to de­clare the start of Key Club Week. Gover­nor Vikram spoke to the au­di­ence about serv­ing oth­ers and chang­ing lives. He chal­lenged Key Club mem­bers to make ser­vice to home, school and com­mu­nity a part of the day-to-day ac­tiv­i­ties and to be­come role mod­els in the so­ci­ety. The idea was to use the week to pro­mote the or­ga­ni­za­tion as it is the fastest-grow­ing ser­vice or­ga­ni­za­tion in the world. Gover­nor Vikram also men­tioned Project Elim­i­nate, the goal of which is to elim­i­nate ma­ter­nal neona­tal tetanus from the face of the earth. He urged mem­bers to con­trib­ute to the cause.

The church ser­vice was fol­lowed by a road march, su­per­vised by the po­lice force, across down­town Kingston, and then a gath­er­ing for fel­low­ship at Kingston Col­lege.

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