Are you ready for a new year of service? We are thrilled to welcome the 2022-23 Key Club International Board of Trustees.
Lilian Thai of Garland, Texas, will serve as the new president for Key Club International during the 2022-23 administrative year. Thai joined Key Club during her freshman year of high school to make new friends and participate in volunteer activities. She most recently served as Texas-Oklahoma District governor (2021-22). Thai was inspired to run for president after serving on the international council as governor. Her favorite Key Club memory is volunteering at Kids Against Hunger with members from her home club. She helped package food to be delivered to women and children at the Mexico border, a project that was rewarding because she felt that her service made a positive impact on the lives of others.
Layla Nguyen of Peoria, Arizona, will serve as the new vice president for Key Club International during the 2022-23 year. As incoming vice president, Nguyen is interested in the global relations aspect of service work — collaborating with clubs overseas and pushing for accessibility and inclusivity within Key Club International. Nguyen has previous Key Club International leadership experience, serving on the international council as a Southwest District governor. Her favorite Key Club memory is the Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF event she attended her freshman year. During this event, she spent time with her friends while raising funds to fight maternal and neonatal tetanus. Outside of Key Club, she enjoys hanging out with her friends, reading, watching movies and traveling.
Additionally, Key Club International welcomes its new trustees:
- Ahmed Eldeeb, Spruce Creek High School, Florida District
- Shreya Mukunthan, Metea Valley High School, Illinois-Eastern Iowa District
- Taylor Petrofski, Lambert High School, Georgia District
- Drew Reetz, Webster High School, Minnesota-Dakotas District
- Shanelle Relucio, Clovis North High School, California-Nevada-Hawaii District
- Hope Roundcount, Mount Zion High School, Illinois-Eastern Iowa District
- Leo Shen, Auburn High School, Alabama District
- Kavya Sriram, Athens Drive High School, Carolinas District
- Avala Stamatakis, Glenelg High School, Capital District
- Ayano Tamura, Tenafly High School, New Jersey District
- Shuban Tiwari, North Allegheny High School, Pennsylvania District
In addition to electing new officers, Key Club members enjoyed four days of learning, motivation and fun during the 2022 convention. Members of the 2021-22 board, including President Salma Eldeeb, finished their remarkable year. Members were inspired by Paralympic medalist Lex Gillette, who epitomizes the saying “No need for sight when you have a vision,” and learned how Key Club was the beginning of a lifelong dedication to service for Sen. Bill Nelson, who is currently serving as NASA administrator.
Key Club members also took in the sights of Washington, D.C., and celebrated a year of achievements. (Click here for a list of the 2021-22 award and contest winners.) Attendees cheered members who showcased talents on stage, including dancing, singing, oratory skills, a balloon orchestra and more. The convention was capped off by a Key Club dance party.
The 2023 Key Club International Convention will be held July 5-9, 2023, in Anaheim, California.