Staff Officers

Dianna Cardenas, District Governor (

Hi y’all!

My name is Dianna Cardenas and I am honored to serve as the new Governor for the amazing Texas-Oklahoma District whose motto is “Whatever it takes!” I am aware of the hard work and dedication this position entails and I am more than willing to go above and beyond. I want to be able to prove to you that I am worthy of your trust and be an amazing servant leader with you all!

My three main goals for this year, are to grow our membership by reactivating suspended clubs, do my best to visit every region, and build unity between the k-family by encouraging inter-clubs. All of this is possible if each one of us (320 clubs, and about 20,000 members) puts our piece of the puzzle.

My Governors Project this year, will focus on helping the American Cancer society. Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the US, and affects many of us either directly or indirectly. With knowing many people who have been affected by cancer in many ways including myself, I have chosen this as my Governor’s Project.

I am an incoming senior at the Judson Early College Academy and originally from Los Angeles, California. When I’m not volunteering, I spend my time playing soccer, dancing, or at my parish. Words will never be able to explain how much I owe to the Kiwanis Organization and Key Club. Being a part of these two amazing organizations has helped me become the person I am today. From being on board as the Lieutenant Governor for Division 5 my freshmen-sophomore year, I knew being a part of Key Club was set in my path. I cannot wait to see all the experiences this year has in store for us! I would like to thank everyone for supporting me and once again would like to say how honored I am to be serving you as your 2016-2017 Texas-Oklahoma District Governor!

Yours in service,

Dianna Cardenas

Mackenzie Merbach, District Secretary (

Mackenzie Merbach, District Secretary
7980 Blue Bonnet St.
Beaumont, Texas 77713

Hello Texas-Oklahoma!

My name is Mackenzie Merbach, but I go by Kennie so don’t be confused if you see or hear someone call me by that. I am excited to serve alongside all of you as the 2016-2017 District Secretary for Texas-Oklahoma! It is an honor and privilege to be able to serve amongst the best Key Club has to offer.

Key Club, to me, is a second family. I would not have been able to grow this much as a person without Key Club and the amazing people who are in it. Key Club may just sound like another one of those clubs that you will eventually lose interest, but that’s where you are wrong. After joining Key Club my freshman year, I created stronger bonds with my friends and met new people who eventually became my friends and family who shared the same devotion to serving the community and making an impact. After almost 3 years in Key Club and serving my own community, I am a Junior soon to be Senior at West Brook High School. Whenever I’m not serving my school or community, I practice my Saxophone, hang out with friends sharing our latest pun jokes, and finding “the memes.”

As District Secretary, I have set some goals for the year. My main goals are to increase reporting within our district, communicate effectively to club secretaries across the district, and to give back helpful and useful feedback on reports to help better clubs. I am glad to be able to continue my service to the world, district, and my community as your 2016-2017 District Secretary. Remember, I am YOUR District Secretary and I want to help YOU as much as I can, so please utilize me as much as you can.

Yours in Service,

Kennie Merbach

Leia George, District Treasurer (

Info coming soon!




Sophia Tran, District Editor (

Howdy T-O!
I’m Sophia Tran and I am honored to serve as your 2016-2017 District Editor! Words cannot describe how ecstatic I am to serve the Texas-Oklahoma who have such palpable passion for service and leadership.

I am a senior who attends North Garland High School. I have a refined taste for sweets; I can practically eat them any time of the day. Anime and Key Club are my life and the key to my heart, along with cheesy puns and jokes. Reading and video games (League of Legends and Pokemon anyone??) are my past time when I am not out helping the community with my T-O family!

I truly hope to get to know you all throughout this term. It is an absolute honor to be serving you and this community. I can’t wait to see what this year holds for our mighty District!

If you ever need help or guidance with anything at all, please feel free to contact me at!

Chris Do, Convention Liaison (

What’s up, Texas-Oklahoma!

My name is Chris Do and I am honored and ecstatic to serve as your next Convention Liaison for our mighty district this spectacular service year. I am so excited to be putting together and planning the best convention in all of Key Club; The Texas – Oklahoma District Convention!

When I’m not in the water swimming competitively, trying to find a comfort colors shirt, or being basic, I extremely enjoy serving others in my home, schools, and communities and may seem high maintenance at times but people like to say I have a great attitude and spirit for Key Club and life in general. Don’t be afraid to talk to me as I don’t bite! I’ve been a fanatic and been in this organization ever since my freshman year and have never looked back. I can’t wait to meet all the passionate Key Clubbers at District Convention and reflect back on a year of incredible service.

I am here for you so don’t be afraid to contact me and I can’t wait to answer all the questions, concerns, and comments you have for me. I can’t wait for what this year has to hold for our district and look forward to seeing you all soon!

Yours in service,
Chris Do
Convention Liaison

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