On St. Patrick's Day weekend, Dan Hamm, Gina Girio and Jessi Solley of Loyalsock Township Key Club attended the Key Club District Convention in State College.
Hamm served as a state level officer throughout the year, while Girio served as a lieutenant governor for part of northcentral Pennsylvania.
Both Hamm and Girio, along with a few other Key Clubbers from around the state, planned and executed an amazing convention for all participating Key Clubs throughout the state district.
On St. Patrick’s Day weekend, Dan Hamm, Gina Girio and Jessi Solley of Loyalsock Township Key Club attended the Key Club District Convention in State College.
They were responsible for officer elections, caucusing, leadership presentations and a variety of other tasks.
More impressively, Hamm and Girio helped raise $3,600 for the Ronald McDonald House charity throughout the 2011-12 school year.
While this was their main focus, along with Key Clubs throughout the state, both Hamm and Girio took time out from fundraising and work to help with flood clean up in the beginning of the year. Since the Key Club did so much work with flood clean up, and their adviser Jennifer Beck, was the contact person for flood clean up for Loyalsock Township School District, the club decided to make this project their "Single Service" project, which was recognized statewide at the annual district convention and the club received honorable mention for a phenomenal project idea and need in the community.
Hamm and Girio also worked very hard on raising awareness for Project Eliminate, which is a partnership through UNICEF and Kiwanis International. The campaign is meant to help raise awareness and money to help cure neonatal tetanus in 38 nations throughout the world.
In addition to raising awareness for Project Eliminate, the club won an award for the second-largest amount donated in the state.
They also received an award for highest number of service hours per member in the club throughout the state.
Key Club recognizes all clubs who work an extensive amount of hours with their local Kiwanis Club. They Loyalsock Key Club received state recognition for outstanding participation with the local Kiwanis Club.
Solley was elected as lieutenant governor and she will take Girio's place and doing the same job. Solley will be responsible for facilitating communication between clubs throughout northcentral Pennsylvania.
The position entails a great deal of responsibility, according to Beck.