Glen A. Wilson’s Key Club hosted their annual Fall Fally South this past weekend at Six Flags Magic Mountain on Nov. 12. Thousands of Key Club members gathered together at the amusement park in an effort to raise funds for the Pediatric Trauma Program. These rallies that are hosted by Key Club are not only a way to meet others in the large program from different schools, but a way to help those in need by raising money.
Senior Lieutenant Governor Erin Tran shares how Key Club brings people together from all over, all with the same intent..
“Fall Rally unifies members from all around California-Nevada-Hawaii. Key Club International hosts two fall rallies; one for North California and one for South California. Although there are two, many members travel from all across California, Nevada, and Hawaii to support our initiative.”
Tran also explains what she will miss the most after highschool about key club as she graduates this upcoming spring.
“Graduating soon, I think I will mostly miss the community Key Club holds. Key Club is like a universal language that bonds a lot of students under one motto: caring-is our way of life. You can instantly bond with someone with the simple fact that they are involved with the KIWANIS family. I will miss every aspect of Key Club as it holds a special place in my heart!”
Tran had also shared that it was memorable being on stage with her division. Key club is about uniting students around the world and the support was felt from everyone at Magic Mountain. 2023 was Division 35 West’s (D35W) first time moving onto the last round which has not been accomplished in years.
Senior Noelle So gave some insight to the most exciting thing that occurred on the trip as a first year in Key Club.
“I think that the rally itself was the most exciting part because it was fun seeing everybody’s different chants and moving through the rounds,” So Said.
“It was also fun finally doing the chants because we worked hard to perfect them.”
Being a first year can be intimidating though Key Club welcomes all with open arms as they go into the fall rally and even school year, ready for the opportunities to impact the community in a positive way.
Key Club’s next event will be in December, decorating rose floats as a service event for the Covina Christmas Parade.