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Key Club 101
24 Jan 2018
The first Key Club meets at Sacramento High School in California.
Florida association forms, becoming the first Key Club district.
Key Club movement achieves “International” designation. Delegates to the first Key Club convention formally vote to form the International Association of Key Clubs, electing Malcolm Lewis the first president.
In May, the first issue of the Keynoter magazine is published, and in December, the first Key Club Week is observed.
The first Key Club outside the United States and Canada is chartered in Nassau, Bahamas.
Female students are admitted into Key Club. Photo of Renee Wetstein one of the first to join Ramapo High School in New York in 1977.
The first three female Key Club governors are elected: Beth McClain (Kansas District), Lynne A. Fletcher O'Brien (New Jersey District) and Sue Petrisin (Michigan District).
Kiwanis allows females to become members.
Michelle McMillen of the Missouri-Arkansas District becomes the first female member to be elected Key Club president.
Key Clubs raise more than US$1.2 million for UNICEF to fight iodine deficiency disorders (IDD).
Membership tops the 200,000 mark.
Key Club members raise more than US$1.3 million to fight HIV/AIDS in Swaziland.
Key Club launches its first international service-immersion program: Breakthrough.
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