By Kayla Yim
Key Club officers and select members attended the New York State Key Club Conference in Albany with their advisor Ms. Buffalino in March of 2016. The Carle Place Key Club received awards for increased membership, perfect paperwork, early bird dues, public relations, State Club of the Month – October 2015, and the NYS Diamond Membership Level Club. The Key Club’s Fundraising through Fashion 2015 event was awarded in the Platinum Division for a single service event. The club was awarded the highest honor in the state for the highest cumulative fundraising award for having fundraised over $37,000 from April of 2015 – February of 2016. The club was also awarded the highest honor in the state for excellence in fundraising. This was awarded for Battle of the Classes, Battling for a Cause which was co-run with the Student Organization in February of 2016 and generated $20,000 for Tuesday’s Children.
This fall, the Carle Place Key Club was awarded on an international club level as a result of attending the Albany Conference. The club was awarded as a 2015-2016 International Diamond Distinguished Club. The Distinguished Club Award recognizes clubs for their overall performance in the combined areas of club administration, membership, leadership development, Kiwanis involvement, service and fundraising.