Key Club officers reported that they recently sponsored a successful “Restaurant Night” fund raiser for The Children’s Specialized Hospital in Mountainside, NJ. The Key Club will also be taking a field trip to visit the Hospital where they can visit with the patients and see first-hand where funds are used. Club members also participated in a NJ state-wide “American Idol” style fund raiser. Chatham band “Castle Park” placed third in the competition, which also raised funds for the Children’s Specialized Hospital.
CHS Key Club meetings are held in the evening in the school cafeteria. Outside speakers make presentations and members sign up for volunteer projects. Officers for the 2011-2012 school year will be elected at an upcoming meeting.
The officers reported that funds were raised recently by selling “Pots O’ Gold” (a type of candy-gram which students give to their friends). Small leprechaun kettles filled with candy were sold for five days during lunch and then delivered to recipients on St. Patrick’s Day. A car-wash is also planned. The Key Club will be assembling goody-bags for the participants in a Special Olympics Bocce Ball Tournament to be held at Madison High School.