Key Club walks away winner

Awards always confirm good work and the Key Club members from Grand Cayman got their share at the annual District Education and Leadership conference in Orlando, Florida. 

Past Lieutenant Governor (the student head of the high school club) Alexandra Franklin was honoured with two awards: the Leader of Leaders award as well as the Robert F. Lucas Outstanding Lieutenant Governor Award.  

Cayman Prep Kiwanis Advisor and Kiwanis Treasurer Mr. Ruud van der Pluijm was also one of only four individuals to receive the G. Harold Martin Fellowship Award. The award is one of the highest honours that can be bestowed on an adult in the Florida District of Key Club International.  

The Key Clubs of Triple C and Cayman Prep also received the Pride Report Submission Awards. 

“On behalf of all the Key Clubs, I would like to thank the Kiwanis Club of Grand Cayman for aiding us financially on our trip as well as supporting us throughout the whole year,” says new Lieutenant Governor Matthew Welds. “Without the support of the Kiwanis Club many things would be impossible for us to do.” 

Key Clubs are a service programme for high school students, which operate as part of the Kiwanis Club. A student-led organisation, the club teaches leadership through service to others. Members take part in community service activities and assist with Kiwanis projects.  

There are approximately 5,000 Key Clubs in 30 countries worldwide with some 260,000 members. 

Seventeen Key Clubbers from Grand Cayman attended the regional conference from 4 to 7 April at the Rosen Shingle Creek Hotel and Resort, and participated in various fun and informative workshops all geared toward individual improvement.  

They also attended several high-energy sessions and fundraising dance events.  

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