Great Lakes - Grand River
Hello Key Clubbers! My name is Stephie Lee Varghese and I will be serving as your Lieutenant Governor for Division 2/3. I enjoy spending time with family, being outdoors and dancing. I joined Key Club in Grade 9 and later became the Social Media Representative of our home club. My first steps as LG will be to connect with the Key Clubs in our division and establish rapport. I hope to establish a sense of unity by having more events and opportunities for many to engage in. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. I am looking forward to working with all of you this service year!
Divisions 2 and 3 were combined and formed Division ⅔ in 2020. This is the newest division in the ECD Key Club District. There are around 10 total clubs in the division, spanning from as far South-West as Ridgetown, all the way to Kitchener/Waterloo, and as far North as Sarnia, and all the spaces in between. It is the biggest division in terms of geographical area in all of Eastern Canada! Driving, it would take upwards of 3 hours to travel from the Western end of the Division to the Eastern end! In all clubs combined, there are more than 70 confirmed members! Even though our division is pretty small in numbers, we have some pretty notable alumni. The 2019-2020 Eastern Canada Key Club Governor Hannah Zimagrodzki, and 2020-2021 Eastern Canada Circle K Governor Deanna Fisher are alumni from D2/3. Way to represent the division! Division 2/3 is all about leading big change in small communities!
BLM Educational Club
2 of the division’s clubs, Great Lakes Secondary School and Virtual Learn at Home Secondary School, have partnered up to open a BLM discussion group that intends to combat the racism in their schools and communities, where they post thought-provoking videos on their google classroom that allows for great discussion every other Monday and hold meetings all the other Mondays! This initiative allows for members to be a part of a virtual forum where they can advocate for, or learn more about social issues by taking part in healthy discussions.
Great Lakes Secondary School conducts colouring contests in their Key Club and chooses winners from each grade who receive an incentive. After the competition, they send all the completed pieces to places that may need them the most, especially during these unprecedented times. For Easter, they gave their coloured sheets to a program called Meals on Wheels, a program that delivers affordable and healthy food to those who are in need of food to eat when they cannot make it for themselves. For St. Patrick’s Day, they plan to send off their coloured sheet to a local nursing home for senior residents.