California-Nevada-Hawaii District Key Club International

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California-Nevada-Hawaii District of Key Club International
TypeService club
HeadquartersRancho Cucamonga, California
  • California, Nevada, Hawaii
Official language
District Governor
Jonathan Lum (2018–present)
Key people
Doug Gin (District Administrator)

The California-Nevada-Hawaii District Key Club International, Cali-Nev-Ha, or simply CNH is a governing body of Key Club International, a youth sponsored community service organization of Kiwanis International, local Kiwanis clubs and school districts across the state.

The CNH District is the largest District in Key Club International, with nearly 45,500 members.[1] It was in Sacramento, California where Key Club was first founded in 1925.

The CNH mascot is the "Bee."

Currently, the District consists of 75 Divisions spread throughout the three states.[2]

History of CNH[edit]

California-Nevada-Hawaii District Logo
California-Nevada-Hawaii District Logo'.

In 1924, Sacramento High School in Sacramento, California was in trouble. Destructive clubs and fraternities, although outlawed, moved underground and continued to exercise a negative influence on the student population. Educators and community leaders feared these detrimental effects and sought some means of replacing the clubs with wholesome youth activities.[citation needed] The principal and a faculty member thought that what the school needed was an organization of students that discouraged delinquency by its example. Mr. Vincent asked the local Kiwanis Club for help and, together, they decided to pattern the new group after Kiwanis.

The idea of a junior service club similar to Kiwanis was presented to the school in 1924, but it was not put into practice until eleven students signed a petition on March 25, 1925 which was sent to the Kiwanis International office with a request to be chartered as a Junior Kiwanis Club. By the time the charter was granted and the club held its first meeting, the membership had grown to twenty-five members. Through this group, Kiwanis hoped to provide vocational guidance to the students of the entire school.

The club became known as the Key Club because of the positive influence of these key students who held luncheon meetings each week to which Kiwanians came as guest speakers. Key Club members also attended Kiwanis meetings, thus bringing these young men into constant contact with the business and professional men of the community.

As the experience of the Key Club grew, the club became a complete service organization open to the whole school. A social program was offered to balance its service activities. Over the following years, Key Club went through a period of expansion by word-of-mouth. Other communities throughout the United States started Key Clubs patterned after the one in Sacramento High School. By 1939, about fifty Key Clubs were chartered, many of them in the Southern United States.[citation needed]

CNH Key Club CyberKey Logo
CNH CyberKey Emblem.

The first five clubs officially chartered by Key Club International were those of Sacramento, Monterrey, Oakland Technical, Hemet, and Stockton (now Edison) High Schools. Since Key Club was growing in the area of its birth, and a few clubs existed in neighboring Nevada, by 1947 it was decided that a district should be formed. The first step was to hold a conference in San Diego in October to which all the California Key Clubs and Kiwanis Clubs were invited. A full slate of officers was elected and a set of District Bylaws and a Constitution were adopted. John Cooper of Oakland Technical High School was the first District Governor of the Cali-Nev District. The first official District Convention was held in Oakland in March 1948; it was attended by eighty members representing the 23 recognized district Key Clubs. With the chartering of the McKinley High School Key Club in 1952, the district became Cali-Nev-Ha. The first edition of the Cali-Nev-Ha KEY appeared on May 1, 1954.

The advent of the new millennium saw the Cali-Nev-Ha Key Club District grow to over 500 clubs with nearly 29,000 members. It continues to grow. As of May, 2012, membership neared 45,500.[3]


The California-Nevada-Hawaii District is divided into three main levels of governance; District, Division, and Club. Divisions are placed into Regions, groups of neighboring divisions who are partnered together as an alliance for service within their borders. The highest recognized position is the District Governor with the lowest ranking being the Club Bulletin Editor. Key Club also adopts the inverted pyramid, in which the members are the highest governing body, while the District Board and International are the lowest.

The District Board[edit]

The CNH Board is similar to all other Key Club International District boards.

A total of five board meetings, (Initial District Convention, Spring Board, Summer Board, Winter Board, and Concluding District Convention), are held during the Key Club term of one year. The initial assembly of the District Board at the initiating District Convention is primarily used as a transitional/training conference for the elected Lt. Governors.

CNH Key Club Divisional/ Regional Map as of the 2009-2010 year.
CNH Key Club District Map of Regions and their respective Divisions as of the 2009-2010 year.
Current Executive Board
  • District Governor - Jonathan Lum, Dougherty Valley
  • District Secretary - Zoe Yao, Amador Valley
  • District Treasurer - Kara Yoshiyama, Hilo
Lt. Governors

A Lieutenant-Governor has general duties as prescribed by Key Club International. In Cali-Nev-Ha, there may be sixty or more, all of whom, sit on the district board, and constitute a majority.

Each Lt. Governor is assigned to a committee with a specific domain of policy making, each committee is led by an appointed non-Lt. Governor committee chair. Changes and adoption of policies made by the committees are debated by the Lt. Governors and must be approved by a majority vote in order to pass at a District Board meeting.

Current Lieutenant Governors
  • Division 2 North - Tina Lin, Skyline
  • Division 2 South - Vivian Luong, Arroyo
  • Division 3 North - Rachel Coventry, Crescenta Valley
  • Division 3 South - Nivram Castro, Eagle Rock
  • Division 4 East - Chelsie Tsai, Villa Park
  • Division 4 Central - Mulan Homo, Northwood
  • Division 4 North - Emily Ngo, La Quinta
  • Division 4 South - Sydney Karimi, Aliso Niguel
  • Division 4 West - Josh Hessel, Marina
  • Division 5 North - Vacant
  • Division 5 South - Allyson Bautista, Selma
  • Division 7 North - Victoria Chen, John F. Kennedy
  • Division 7 South - Diego Andrades, Laguna Creek
  • Division 8 - Katrina Isabel Sacluti, Vanden
  • Division 10 North - Hanna Von, San Marino
  • Division 10 South - Michelle Wang, Gabrielino
  • Division 11 - Nya Kim, SDSCPA
  • Division 12 East - Sabrina Huynh, Piedmont Hills
  • Division 12 South - Chloe Dang, Leland
  • Division 12 West - Kaitlynn Lee, Branham
  • Division 13 North - Jessica Lee, Cerritos
  • Division 13 South - Gerard Legaspi, Sato
  • Division 13 West - Beverly Jordan, King Drew
  • Division 14/39 - Cailin Born, East Nicolaus
  • Division 15 East - Ethan Lee, Santiago
  • Division 15 North - Jessica Ortega, Rancho Cucamonga
  • Division 15 South - Gina Min, Chino Hills
  • Division 16 East - Emily Tran, Northridge
  • Division 16 North - Evelyn Kong, Golden Valley
  • Division 16 South - Jason Kwon, Burbank
  • Division 16 West - Vicky Tran, El Camino Real
  • Division 18 East - Ryan Cometa, Harmony Magnet
  • Division 18 West - Savannah Shaw, Hanford West
  • Division 19 North - Jared Keating, CAMS
  • Division 19 South - Eloise Belandres, Bishop Montgomery
  • Division 20/32 - Emily Lau, Piner
  • Division 21 - Ryan Lieng, Patrick Henry
  • Division 22 Hikina - Lawrence Guittap, Farrington
  • Division 22 Komohana - Halia-Alana Hanzawa, Damien
  • Division 22 Makai - Charlene Tan, Kauai
  • Division 23 - Kathryn Clewett, Galena
  • Division 24/29 - Diane Martinez, Paso Robles
  • Division 26 North - Courtney Sanchez, Antioch
  • Division 26 South - Justin Tang, Monte Vista
  • Division 27 North - Chuofan Yu, Middle College
  • Division 27 South - Eunice Nguyen, Mountain House
  • Division 28 North - Daniel Chong, Advanced Technologies
  • Division 28 South - Katrina Orevillo, Ed W. Clark
  • Division 28 East - Estefany Merino Rojas, Valley
  • Division 28 West - Steven Hoang, West Career and Technical
  • Division 30 North - Jenny Yoo, Buena Park
  • Division 30 South - Anjika Morari, Whitney
  • Division 31 - Vivi Nguyen, Helix
  • Division 33 - Vacant
  • Division 34 North - Kristie Poon, South San Francisco
  • Division 34 South - Sadhana Sarma, Lynbrook
  • Division 35 East - Bill Yen, Walnut
  • Division 35 West - Gina Duong, Arroyo
  • Division 36 East - Tam Dao, Redlands Senior
  • Division 36 West - Daniel Sanchez, Jurupa Hills
  • Division 37 East - Camille Bianca Luancing, San Marcos
  • Division 37 North - Irin Shim, Great Oak
  • Division 37 South - Mylan Mayer, Canyon Crest
  • Division 37 West - Karen Mina, El Camino
  • Division 38 East - Juan Navarrete, University Preparatory
  • Division 38 West - Mariah Hernandez, Quartz Hill
  • Division 42 East - Michelle Le, Moorpark
  • Division 42 West - Grace Nguyen, Oxnard
  • Division 43 - Vy Dang, Marina
  • Division 44 North - Scott Yuki, Antelope
  • Division 44 South - Jessica Wong, Mira Loma
  • Division 45 - Alexandra Edmondson, Dayton
  • Division 46 North - Mia Hargrave, Enochs
  • Division 46 South - David Chen, Merced
  • Division 47 - Xavier De Anda, Southwest
District Leadership Team

There are currently eight active committees and three appointed editors on the District Board. All Lt. Governors must serve on the Candidate Training Conference Committee of their respective geographical region during their term.

  • District News Editor | Chair: Jenny Chen, Sheldon
  • District Technology Editor | Chair: Archishma Kavalipati, Dublin
  • District Video Media Editor | Chair: Leo Tafoya, California Academy of Mathematics and Science
  • Communications & Marketing Committee | Chair: Nathaniel Banlusak, Lincoln
  • District Convention Committee | Chair: Minah Yang, Irvington
  • Kiwanis Family & Foundation Committee | Chair: Brandon Ma, Diamond Bar
  • Membership Development & Education Committee | Chair: Christopher Kao, Torrance
  • Member Recognition Committee | Chair: Annaleigh Nguyen, Montgomery
  • Policy, International, and Elections Committee | Chair: Rita Nguyen, California Academy of Mathematics and Science
  • Service Projects Committee | Chair: Lily Marshall, Yuba City
  • Strategic Planning Committee | Chair: Nicole Sohn, Valencia

Non-District Board Officers[edit]

These are officially recognized positions held at the division and club levels of the district. All club level officers are elected democratically while Division Assistants remain appointed.

Division Officers
Division Assistant

Each Lt. Governor is allowed to appoint one Executive Assistant for every 5 clubs (and one Division News Editor) to help maintain the division. Their responsibilities are based on the discretion of the incumbent Lt. Governor and can range from chairing a division project to taking over certain Lt. Governor responsibilities when the current Lt. Governor is unable to achieve their task. Often, underclassmen Executive Assistants run for the Lt. Governor position when the current Lt. Governor's term nears its end.

Island Coordinators

These positions are exclusive to Division 22 Makai in the state of Hawaii. They are assigned to each of the islands to help administer the division because of the geographic obstacles that prevent the Lt. Governor from constantly attending each of the individual islands.

Club Level Officers
Club President and Vice President

The Club President and Vice President are responsible for maintaining their high school Key Club. President are typically in charge of running club and officer meeting as well as keeping in good relation with the host school's ASB and Administration as well with the sponsoring Kiwanis Club. Club Presidents train their clubs officer board and are able to delegate tasks to certain individuals as well as set up committees. Ultimate responsibility lies with the president and vice president when reporting to the Division and District.[4]

Club Secretary

The Club Secretary bears the responsibility of recording all club and officer meeting minutes as well as keeping track of all attendees at club administrated events. In the Cali-Nev-Ha District, Secretaries are responsible for submitting a Monthly Report Form to the Lt. Governor by the 5th of every month, (the date of submission can be set to an earlier date at the discretion of the Lt. Governor). The submission of membership roster to Key Club International is also the responsibility of the Secretary.

Club Treasurer

Financial and monetary business is run and administered by the Club Treasurer. Depending on the monetary policies of the host school or school district, the treasurer may or may not have access to a private club account. Fundraising for charity as well as the club budget is the responsibility of the treasurer, often treasurers work alongside the president when developing blueprints for charity drives or socials. The Club Treasurer works with the Secretary to make sure all club dues are collected and submitted to Key Club International.

Club Bulletin Editor

The Bulletin Editor is in charge of publicizing and promoting club agenda events as well as District and Divisional Projects. Many Club Bulletin Editors act as historians, taking pictures at events and meetings; they may be responsible for comprising the club scrapbook at the end of the year

Club Publicity Officer

To publicize the club and get people to join the club. They make ice breakers, posters, brochures, etc.

Other Officer Positions[edit]

Current International Trustee to the California-Nevada-Hawaii District
Me'Shale Sherwood, Jamaica District

Sherwood also serves as the International Trustee for the Rocky Mountain and Caribbean-Atlantic Districts.[5]

District and Governor's Project[edit]

District Project

A specific project focus selected every other year by the District Project committee made up of members of the District Board. The current District Project (Project Jumpstart) covers the years 2012-2014. Clubs in the California-Nevada-Hawaii District come up with projects that encompass this District focus. Clubs do these projects throughout the year. The District has certain District Project weeks during the year that clubs throughout the district concentrate on certain aspects of the District project.[6]

Governor's Project


"Bee Clean CNH!" is a brand-new, 2-year long (2017-2019) Governor's Project that has been introduced this term. With the rise of "Bee Clean CNH!", clubs throughout the California-Nevada-Hawaii District are asked to dedicate at least one service event per month to improving our environment.

District Cheers and Spirit[edit]

Spirit tradition in the district primarily revolves around the infamous "How Do You Feel", Cheer in which a Key Clubber asks another Key Clubber or group of Key Clubbers how they feel, the targets then respond with the cheers answer. Nevada Key Clubbers are known to respond with an "Unga" instead of an "Abooga" while the KIWINS answer with an "Awooga". The "We've got Spirit" Cheer has a universal usage while all other cheers are rarely used as competitive cheers other than at Key Club International Convention. Division often mark their own unique cheers and battle cries to be used against one another at major district events.[7]

HOW DO YOU FEEL? WE FEEL GOOD! OH! WE FEEL SO GOOD! UUUH!(Pelvic Thrust) WE FEEL FINE! ALL OF THE TIME! ABOOGA! ABOOGA! ABOOGA, BOOGA, BOOGA! (Throw your fist over your head during ABOOGA and turn in a circle)



CALI-NEV-HA CHEER CALI-NEV-HA! CALI-NEV-HA! ABOOGA, BOOGA, BOOGA! HA, HA, HA! (Throw your fist over your head) (Repeat 3x, each time louder)



CNH Fall Rally South 2008.
CNH Fall Rally South 2008 session 3

The CNH Fall Rally is a fundraiser and the largest gathering of Key Clubbers held during the district year.[citation needed] Because of the District's geographic size, two separate fall rallies are held each year in order to allow for greater ease of attendance. Fall Rally North (FRN), held in late October, is currently held in Northern California at the Six Flags Discovery Kingdom. Fall Rally South (FRS), held in mid-November, is held in Southern California at Six Flags Magic Mountain. Thousands of members[8] gather at each of the two theme parks. Because of the sheer number of Key Clubbers at Fall Rally South, the rally is divided into four sessions, with divisions being assigned to specific rally times.

At both Fall Rallies, all District Board members (Executive officers, Appointed board members, Lt. Governors) are "auctioned" off to Divisions. The winning Division is then able to spend a designated period of time with the "purchased" officer. Funds and ticket sales for both events go toward Pediatric Trauma Program (PTP) and Pediatric Emergency Medicine (PEM)programs at the partner hospitals in Oakland, San Diego, Loma Linda, Madera, Honolulu and Reno.[9] In 2009-2010, the Fall Rallies generated over $120,000 for PTP/PEM, more than double of the previous year.[10]

District Convention[edit]

The District Convention is held each year in March or April, the conclusion of the CNH Key Club year. This convention is held in celebration of the accomplishments of the individual Key Clubber as well as the clubs, divisions and District's achievements. A convention center has been required to host the assembly of massive amounts members at the general sessions, the location of the convention center alternates each year between Northern and Southern California. Workshops are hosted throughout a three-day period covering training and service project information for elected officers to member centered meet and greets and motivational seminars. The Policies International and Elections Committee oversees the election process of the new District Executive Officers and International Officer Candidates. Caucuses are held to allow the members of the District to hear candidate's platforms and ask questions. A House of Delegates assembles with two representatives from every club in the district to vote.

The results of the election are announced Saturday night at the general session. The general sessions also host a variety of talent acts by members as well as the presentation of scholarships and recognition of people and club who have shown outstanding service to the organization. Spirit rallies are conducted at each general session and a spirit stick goes to the group deemed most spirited. On the final day the Incumbent District Board is retired with all current divisional and club officers, the new District board is installed and all elected club officers gain official control over their positions at that point.[11]

Recent District Convention Locations
  • 2019: Ontario, CA
  • 2018: Reno, NV
  • 2017: Anaheim, CA
  • 2016: Sacramento, CA
  • 2015: Anaheim, CA
  • 2014: Sacramento, CA
  • 2013: Anaheim, CA
  • 2012: Santa Clara, CA
  • 2011: Anaheim, CA
  • 2010: Sacramento, CA
  • 2009: Anaheim, CA
  • 2008: Sacramento, CA
  • 2007: Long Beach, CA
  • 2006: San Jose, CA
  • 2005: Long Beach, CA
  • 2004: Sacramento, CA
  • 2003: Ontario, CA
  • 2002: San Jose, CA
  • 2001: Long Beach, CA
  • 2000: Long Beach, CA
  • 1999: Santa Clara, CA
  • 1998: Santa Clara, CA
  • 1997: Anaheim, CA
  • 1996: Long Beach, CA
  • 1995: Santa Clara, CA
  • 1994: Anaheim, CA
  • 1993: Anaheim, CA
  • 1992: Santa Clara, CA
  • 1991: Los Angeles, CA
  • 1990: Anaheim, CA
  • 1989: Santa Clara, CA
Past Governors
  1. Patrick Maurer 1997–1998
  2. Don Le 1998–1999
  3. David Chang 1999–2000
  4. Joe Gaudet 2000–2001
  5. Dennis Chon 2001–2002
  6. Annie Le 2002–2003
  7. David Voce 2003–2004
  8. Hai Vo 2004–2005
  9. Elliot Emmer 2005–2006
  10. Doris Vu 2006–2007
  11. Dorothy Yen 2007–2008
  12. Jennifer Zhu 2008–2009
  13. Jesse Truong 2009–2010
  14. Diana Nguyen 2010–2011
  15. Erinn Wong 2011–2012
  16. Alyssa Yocom 2012—2013
  17. Victoria Lai 2013–2014
  18. Jacqueline Tsang 2014–2015
  19. Joshua Nuesca 2015–2016
  20. Kevin Myron 2016–2017
  21. Angelica Garcia 2017–2018


  • After divisions have succeeded the sixteen club maximum, they realign into the two or more of the four cardinal directions.
  • The District is known for its District Board Attire in which District Board members wear all black business attire with a golden necktie.
  • The CNH District Office is located in Division 15 North
  • Sacramento High School is the oldest and founding chapter of Key Club International
  • The CNH District is the only district to share the same geographical domain as another Key Club District (CNH KIWIN'S)
  • The Sandy Nininger Award is the highest honor a Key Clubber in the District can obtain; the Jack Luther Advisor Award is the highest honor the District can bestow upon a faculty or Kiwanis advisor.


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  5. ^ "International Board". Retrieved 2015-10-02.
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  7. ^ "Mascot". Retrieved 2012-09-25.
  8. ^ "Fall Rally". Retrieved 2012-09-25.
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