BHS Key Club distributes voting information door to door

BHS senior Zoe Cox, Key Club president, distributes door hangers with voting information. Photo by Anita Bauknecht

The Bay High School Key Club has over 110 members volunteering to distribute door hangers to the residents of Bay Village during the start of October.

The door hangers were provided by the Bay Village Chapter of the League of Women Voters and were designed by chapter member Tara Wendell to give city residents information on voting by mail and in person voting.  The hangers also direct residents to the League’s election information website, Vote411 is an excellent site to get nonpartisan information on civic candidates, judicial candidates, issues, voter registration and links to various other sites with election information. A good voter is an informed voter.

This was a major undertaking for the Key Club, requiring them to map out routes, create teams, count out door hangers, and distribute over 6,500 hangers while practicing social distancing. We should all commend them on this effort to promote voter education in our city.

Key Club is a global organization, sponsored by the Bay Village Kiwanis, for high school students with members in 38 countries. Their goal is to provide members with the opportunity to serve, build character and develop leadership skills. They participate in many projects, including The Thirst Project, which raises money for clean water wells in South Africa; Fill This House to provide basic household needs for teens leaving foster care; and, in conjunction with Kiwanis, many community events such as Christmas Tree sales and Bay Days.

The clubs are self-governing with an advisor. Bay High’s advisor, Anita Bauknecht, counts membership this year at over 140 students. Any high school students wishing to join this service organization may do so by contacting Mrs. Bauknecht at Bay High.

The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political membership organization. We encourage informed and active participation in government, work to increase understanding of major public policy issues and influence public policy through education and advocacy. To donate to the League’s efforts or join as member, email Bay Chapter chair Jane Blackie,

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Volume 12, Issue 19, Posted 9:57 AM, 10.06.2020