Kiwanis International


Kiwanis International is governed by a set of rules called bylaws. The bylaws inform and compliment the Kiwanis International Policies and Procedures. These documents guide the governance decisions made by the Kiwanis International Board of Trustees.

Kiwanis International Bylaws (revised June 2022)
Kiwanis International Policies and Procedures (revised September 2022)
Policy revisions (adopted previously by the Kiwanis International Board of Trustees)
How to propose a bylaw amendment or resolution
Amendments to the Kiwanis International Bylaws as acted upon by the 2019 Kiwanis International convention



From time to time, every organization should conduct a comprehensive review of its governing documents and make appropriate adjustments. The last comprehensive review of the Kiwanis International Bylaws was conducted in 1988 and 1989 – 30 years ago. A special Governance Committee composed of members from North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific spent two years conducting a new comprehensive review of the Kiwanis International bylaws and recommends several changes which have been approved by the Kiwanis International Board. These changes are presented to clubs as a special type of comprehensive bylaws amendment called a revision. The revision was introduced to clubs in 2022 and will be considered for adoption at the 2023 Kiwanis International Convention.

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Click here to review the entire plan.

Contact the Kiwanis International governance specialist with any questions.

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