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Key club vocabulary


These are all terms Key Clubbers should know!


KCI: Key Club International

CKI: Circle K International (Kiwanis for college students)

SMT: Social Media Team. This is the awesome group of people who capture the moments at DCON and occasionally have their work published in District publications. 


DCON: District Convention. This event is held once a year in the Rocky Mountain District. The new district board is elected and Key Cub members have an amazing weekend experience. To learn more, go here


ICON: International Convention. It's held once a year, just like DCON, but it includes every district and is twice as long. Key Clubbers meet from around the world to elect new international officers, go over accomplishments from the past year, and set policies for the upcoming year. To learn more, go here.


Lt. G: Lieutenant Governor. This person serves on the district board and is in charge of one division within the district. They are your "go-to" for anything as a club officer. Each month, the club president should send in a monthly report to the Lt. G. 


Key: Key does not have any significant meaning, but does have a fun history. Key Club is called "Key Club" because the small group of boys that started the organization in Sacramento called themselves the "key boys."


Caucusing: A procedure of questioning that takes place when electing new members of office. 


Endorsement: Typically for international office. To be endorsed means that public approval of ones continuing has been declared.


Buisness Professional: Refers to dress shirt, slacks, neck tie, sport or suit coat and appropriate shoes for males and dress or suite, skirt or slacks, blouse and appropriate shoes for females. 


Business Casual: Refers to slacks, collared shirt and appropriate shoes for males and slacks, skirt or skort, blouse or collared shirt and appropriate shoes for females.


Casual: Refers to shorts or jeans, collared shirts, sweatshirts or appropriate tee-shirts and casual footwear for males and shorts, skirt, skort or jeans, collared shirt, sweatshirt or appropriate tee-shirt and casual footwear for females.


RMD: An abbreviation for Rocky Mountain District.