Lincoln-Way East student elected as Lieutenant Governor of Key ClubFriday, March 31, 2017
During the second weekend in March, 2017, the Illinois-Eastern Iowa District of Key Club held the annual District Convention/Leadership Conference (DCLC) to discuss service projects among participating schools and offer networking among Key Club members. While attending the DCLC in Oak Brook, Illinois, Lincoln-Way East junior Amanda Pohrte was sworn in as the new Lieutenant Governor for Division 23 of the Illinois-Eastern Iowa District.
“I am so happy to be able to serve the division on the district board,” says Pohrte, who was elected in December. In her role, Pohrte has begun overseeing 12 different Key Clubs, including all District 210 high schools; her division is one of the largest in the Illinois-Eastern Iowa District.
Lincoln-Way East Key Club is the school’s largest service club, performing approximately 1000 hours of service each year. “I believe that having an organization that is focused on service allows people to have an outlet for the service they want to do, and helps students find community service projects they are passionate about,” says Pohrte. “Service is about not only helping the community, but enjoying it in the process and seeing how you’re really making a difference in your community.”
Pohrte first became a member of Key Club in her freshman year, joining the executive board during sophomore year. “Amanda has been very active with Key Club throughout her high school career,” says Key club Advisor D. Matthew Jordan. “I am very excited to see her move into District-level leadership.”
Pohrte’s responsibilities as Lieutenant Governor include communicating between all schools in her division, as well as between the Illinois-Eastern Iowa District and Key Club International. She helps ensure that clubs receive necessary assistance, allowing them to best serve their schools and community. She says, “The best part of being Lieutenant Governor is that I get to meet tons of ‘Key Cubbers’ who share my passion for service in the process!”
“She already has great plans for our division this year, and I look forward to seeing them in action,” says Jordan. “I know that she will excel in this role.”