ELECTIONS & AMENDMENTS

 

Only approved delegates may vote in Kiwanis International elections and on proposed amendments and resolutions. Kiwanis clubs in good standing are allowed two representatives in the House of Delegates, along with two alternates who may serve if one or both delegates cannot attend. Download the certificate of election of club delegates and alternates and submit it by April 30 to become certified. Make sure you review the voting device instructions.


ANNOUNCED CANDIDATES FOR ELECTION TO THE KIWANIS INTERNATIONAL BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Positions to be elected during the 2019-20 administrative year for terms beginning 2020-21
(Reported to Kiwanis International as of March 23, 2020)

PRESIDENT CANDIDATE

ONE PERSON TO BE ELECTED TO SERVE A ONE-YEAR TERM


ARTHUR N. RILEY

Westminster, Maryland

CAPITAL DISTRICT
Kiwanis Club of Westminster
Centennial eKiwanis Club

PRESIDENT-ELECT CANDIDATE

ONE PERSON TO BE ELECTED TO SERVE A ONE-YEAR TERM


PETER J. MANCUSO

North Bellmore, New York

NEW YORK DISTRICT
Kiwanis Club of East Meadow, New York

VICE PRESIDENT CANDIDATES

ONE PERSON TO BE ELECTED TO SERVE A ONE-YEAR TERM


CHUCK GUGLIUZZA

Homestead, Florida

FLORIDA DISTRICT
Kiwanis Club of Homestead-South Dade
Kiwanis Club of Centennial Internet Club
Kiwanis Club of Sonrisas de Amor-Bogota D.C 
Kiwanis Club of Wakiso


RICHARD "DICK" OLMSTEAD

Lancaster, California

CALIFORNIA-NEVADA-HAWAII DISTRICT
Kiwanis Club of Palmdale West
Kiwanis Club of Rosefloat of Pasadena


ERNEST SCHMID

Einöde, Austria

AUSTRIA DISTRICT
Kiwanis Club of Lentia
Centennial Internet Club


BERT WEST

Divide, Colorado

ROCKY MOUNTAIN DISTRICT
Kiwanis Club of Ute Pass/Woodland Park
Kiwanis Club of ELaMissTenn, Baton Rouge, LA
Kiwanis Club of Northeast Denver Metro
Kiwanis Club of Eye of the Tiger eKiwanis, CNH


TERRY WHITE

Evansville, Indiana

INDIANA DISTRICT
Kiwanis Club of Evansville-Green River
Kiwanis Club of Historic Newburgh

UNITED STATES AND PACIFIC CANADA TRUSTEE CANDIDATES

THREE PEOPLE TO BE ELECTED AT THE 2020 KIWANIS INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION IN INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA, BY DELEGATES FROM THE UNITED STATES AND PACIFIC CANADA REGION TO SERVE A THREE-YEAR TERM STARTING OCTOBER 1, 2020.


ROGER BELL

Yakima, Washington

PACIFIC NORTHWEST DISTRICT
Kiwanis Club of Yakima
Kiwanis Club of Central Valley
Kiwanis Club of the Lower Valley


KIP CRAIN

Wooster, Ohio

OHIO DISTRICT
Kiwanis Club of Wooster
Kiwanis Club of I-NExT


CHUCK FLETCHER

Frankfort, Kentucky

KENTUCKY-TENNESSEE DISTRICT
Kiwanis Club of Frankfort
Kiwanis Club of Lawrenceburg


NATHANIEL S. KYLE

Barboursville, West Virginia

WEST VIRGINIA DISTRICT
Kiwanis Club of East Huntington
Kiwanis Club of Barboursville
Kiwanis Club of Centennial Internet Club
Kiwanis Club of Eye of the Tiger eKiwanis, CNH


MICHAEL MULHAUL

Interlaken, New Jersey

NEW JERSEY DISTRICT
Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany

AT-LARGE TRUSTEE CANDIDATE

ONE PERSON TO BE ELECTED AT THE 2020 KIWANIS INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION IN INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA, BY DELEGATES FROM ALL REGIONS TO SERVE A THREE-YEAR TERM STARTING OCTOBER 1, 2020.


MICHEL FONGUE

Noumea, New Caledonia

NEW ZEALAND-SOUTH PACIFIC DISTRICT
Kiwanis Club of Mont Dore
Kiwanis Club of Purple Heart Luzon


HENK OOSTDAM

Boskoop, Netherlands

NETHERLANDS DISTRICT
Kiwanis Club Rijn En Gouwe

ASIA-PACIFIC TRUSTEE CANDIDATES

DELEGATES AT THE 2020 KIWANIS ASIA-PACIFIC CONVENTION IN KATHMANDU, NEPAL, ELECTED BUHEITA FUJIWARA FROM THE JAPAN DISTRICT TO SERVE A THREE-YEAR TERM STARTING OCTOBER 1, 2020.


BUHEITA FUJIWARA (ELECTED)

Tokyo, Japan

JAPAN DISTRICT
Kiwanis Club of Tokyo

DELEGATES AT THE 2020 KIWANIS ASIA-PACIFIC CONVENTION IN KATHMANDU, NEPAL, ELECTED WILFREDO G. AGUILAR FROM THE PHILIPPINE SOUTH DISTRICT TO SERVE A TWO-YEAR TERM STARTING OCTOBER 1, 2020.


WILFREDO G. AGUILAR (ELECTED)

Koronadal City, South Cotabato, Philippines

PHILIPPINE SOUTH DISTRICT
Kiwanis Club of Marbel

 

The Canada and Caribbean Region does not have a guaranteed trustee seat open for the 2020-21 administrative year.

The Europe Region does not have a guaranteed trustee seat open for the 2020-21 administrative year.

Contact Denise Parker with any questions.

 

Amendments & Resolutions

 

Proposed amendments to the Kiwanis International Bylaws and proposed resolutions will be presented for action at the 105th Annual Kiwanis International Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. Several important issues will be considered and voted on at the House of Delegates on Saturday, June 20, 2020.

A summary is below. Complete information about parliamentary procedure and the standing rules for the House of Delegates is included in this booklet.

NOTE: On-site registration ends at 5 p.m. on Friday, June 19. There will be no on-site registration available on Saturday, June 20. Delegates who have pre-registered may pick up their packets and delegate cards on Saturday before the sessions begin. Delegates who have not submitted their club certification and been verified by 5 p.m. Friday, June 19 will not be able to secure a delegate card on Saturday.

 

Proposed Amendment 1: Protection of Kiwanis Name and Marks
Purpose: To provide stronger protection of the Kiwanis name and marks and therefore reduce liability risk exposure for Kiwanis International, clubs, and districts.
Read more.

Proposed Amendment 2: Designation of Kiwanis International Officers
Purpose: To adhere to best governance practices and significantly reduce liability for both Kiwanis International and key leaders by reducing the stated officers of the corporation to just the top offices of president, president-elect, vice president, immediate past president, and executive director.
Read more.

Proposed Amendment 3: New Member Add Fee
Purpose: To relocate the provision regarding the existing new member add fee and clarify the text, with no change of existing meaning or implementation.
Read more.

Proposed Amendment 4: Voting Process to Elect Kiwanis International Vice President
Purpose: To revise the election process for Kiwanis International Vice President to allow delegates more options if no candidate receives a majority vote on the first ballot.
Read more.

Proposed Amendment 5: Remote Voting for Kiwanis International Business
Purpose: To provide for candidate nominations and initial review of proposed amendments and resolutions at theKiwanis International convention, with final voting permitted to take place via secure remote voting.
Read more.

Proposed Amendment 6: Family Membership Status
Purpose: To permanently adopt a new family membership status that provides a 50 percent discount on Kiwanis International dues and fees for qualifying members. Clubs may utilize this new status, provided the club’s district also first adopts a family membership status (50 percent discount) regarding district dues and fees.
Read more.

Proposed Amendment 7: Basic Structure Governing Comprehensive Bylaws Revisions

Purpose: To adopt a basic structure that will govern consideration of major bylaws revisions, whenever comprehensive amendments are deemed necessary or advisable. (Refer to Bylaws Modernization Revision below.)
Read more.

Resolution: 2021 Kiwanis International Bylaws Modernization Revision
Purpose: 1) To request the Kiwanis International Board to propose the pending Bylaws modernization revision; and 2) to adopt special rules that will govern consideration of the modernization revision at the 2021 Kiwanis International Convention. (Refer to Bylaws Modernization Revision below.)
Read more.

Contact the Kiwanis International governance specialist with any questions.

 

 

Bylaws Modernization Revision

 

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 is being introduced to clubs this year, but formal action is not requested until the 2021 Kiwanis International Convention.
Read more.

Contact the Kiwanis International governance specialist with any questions.


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