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ELECTIONS, AMENDMENTS & RESOLUTIONS

 

 

 Kiwanis International Bylaws allow only in-person voting for the House of Delegates. 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.

NOTE: There will be no on-site registration. Delegates' certification assistance will be available Wednesday, Thursday and Friday only.

 

CANDIDATES FOR ELECTION

ANNOUNCED CANDIDATES FOR ELECTION TO THE KIWANIS INTERNATIONAL BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Positions to be elected during the 2021-22 administrative year for terms beginning 2022-23
(Reported to Kiwanis International as of October 20, 2021)

PRESIDENT CANDIDATE

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


BERT WEST

Divide, Colorado

ROCKY MOUNTAIN DISTRICT
Kiwanis Club of Ute Pass/Woodland Park
Kiwanis Club of ELaMissTenn, Baton Rouge, LA
Kiwanis Club of Woodlake Division 18 California-Nevada-Hawaii District

PRESIDENT-ELECT CANDIDATE

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


KATRINA BARANKO

Albany, Georgia

GEORGIA DISTRICT
Kiwanis Club of Albany-Dougherty County
Kiwanis Club of Centennial Internet Club
Kiwanis Club of Rocky Mountain eClub
Kiwanis Club of 25KiwaniansWhoCare-PNW

VICE PRESIDENT CANDIDATES

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

Meet the candidates and learn about their vision for Kiwanis International.


GEORGE DELISLE

Westfield, Massachusetts, USA

NEW ENGLAND AND BERMUDA DISTRICT
Kiwanis Club of Westfield


LEE KUAN YONG

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

MALAYSIA DISTRICT
Kiwanis Club of Kuala Lumpur
Kiwanis Club of Eye of the Tiger eKiwanis, I-I

UNITED STATES AND PACIFIC CANADA TRUSTEE CANDIDATES

THREE PEOPLE TO BE ELECTED AT THE 2022 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, 2022.

Meet the candidates and learn about their vision for Kiwanis International.


ALAN D. GUIRE

Peoria, Illinois, USA

ILLINOIS-EASTERN IOWA DISTRICT
Kiwanis Club of Peoria Downtown Earlybirds  
Kiwanis Club of Rosefloat of Pasadena
Kiwanis Club of Centennial Internet Club
Kiwanis Club of I-I GRID eKiwanis
Kiwanis Club of Peoria
Kiwanis Club of Eye of the Tiger eKiwanis, I-I
Kiwanis Club of Metro East eClub, I-I


RONALD R. HILL

Kansas City, Missouri, USA

MISSOURI-ARKANSAS DISTRICT
Kiwanis Club of Conway


STEVEN R. INGRAM

Valparaiso, Indiana, USA

INDIANA DISTRICT
Kiwanis Club of Valparaiso
Kiwanis Club of Highland


GARY JANDER

San Diego, California, USA

CALIFORNIA-NEVADA-HAWAII DISTRICT
Kiwanis Club of Kiwanis Youth Development and Support Club of San Diego (KYDS)


JACKIE SUE MCFARLIN

Othello, Washington, USA

PACIFIC NORTHWEST DISTRICT
Kiwanis Club of Cascadia
Kiwanis Club of 25+ Kiwanians Who Care - PNW
Kiwanis Club of Eye of the Tiger eKiwanis, I-I

ASIA-PACIFIC TRUSTEE CANDIDATES

ONE PERSON ELECTED AT THE 2022 KIWANIS ASIA-PACIFIC CONVENTION (MARCH 31-APRIL 2, 2022) BY DELEGATES FROM THE ASIA-PACIFIC REGION TO SERVE A THREE-YEAR TERM STARTING OCTOBER 1, 2022.


TRINIDAD "TOTO" PAMINTUAN GONZALES

Pampanga, Philippines

PHILIPPINE LUZON DISTRICT

EUROPE TRUSTEE CANDIDATE

ONE PERSON TO BE ELECTED AT THE 2022 KIWANIS INTERNATIONAL-EUROPE CONVENTION IN VIENNA, AUSTRIA, (MAY 26-29, 2022) BY DELEGATES FROM EUROPE TO SERVE A THREE-YEAR TERM STARTING OCTOBER 1, 2022.


HERMANN BÜSING

Cremlingen, Niedersachsen, Germany

GERMANY DISTRICT
Kiwanis Club Braunschweig


VINCENT G. SALEMBIER

Kooigem, Belgium

BELGIUM-LUXEMBOURG DISTRICT
Kiwanis Club Kortrijk
Kiwanis Club of Centennial Internet Club

 

The Canada and Caribbean Region does not have a guaranteed trustee seat open for the 2022-23 administrative year.

The At-Large Seat does not have a guaranteed trustee seat open for the 2022-23 administrative year.

Contact Gretchen Anderson with any questions.

 

PROPOSED AMENDMENTS & RESOLUTIONS

 

Proposed amendments to the Kiwanis International Bylaws and proposed resolutions will be presented for action at the 2022 Kiwanis International Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. Several important issues will be considered and voted on at the House of Delegates on Saturday, June 11, 2022. A summary is below. Review the full proposals here. Complete information about parliamentary procedure and the standing rules for the House of Delegates is also included in the booklet.

NOTE: There will be no on-site registration. Delegates' certification assistance will be available Wednesday, Thursday and Friday only. 

 

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 significantly reduce liability for both the organization and members who hold key leadership positions by reducing the stated officers of the corporation to just president, president-elect, vice president, immediate past president, and executive director, and to give the board authority to designate other corporate officers as deemed necessary.
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 to the meaning or implementation.
Read more.

Proposed Amendment 4: Club Status to Propose Amendments and Resolutions
Purpose: To clarify that clubs must be in good standing to propose bylaw amendments and resolutions to be considered by the Kiwanis International House of Delegates.
Read more.

Proposed Amendment 5: Emergency Conditions Adjustments
Purpose: To update and improve provisions regarding emergency conditions in light of lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Read more.

Proposed Amendment 6: Remote Voting for Kiwanis International Business
Purpose: To provide for candidate nominations and initial review of proposed amendments and resolutions at the Kiwanis International convention, with final voting to take place via secure remote voting.
Read more.

Proposed Amendment 7: 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 8: 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.
Read more.

Resolution: 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 2023 Kiwanis International Convention. 
Read more.

Proposed Amendment 9: Lieutenant Governor Election Criteria
Purpose: To allow a member from outside a division to serve as lieutenant governor if no one from within the division is will or able to serve.
Read more.

Proposed Amendment 10: Prohibition on Purchase of Alcohol
Purpose: To prohibit the use of any Kiwanis International revenue, including membership dues, fees, or non-dues revenue, to purchase alcohol for or by Kiwanis International Board members or staff or their spouses or companions.
Read more.

Proposed Amendment 11: Prohibition of Purchase of Airfare
Purpose: To prohibit the use of any Kiwanis International revenue, including membership dues, fees, or non-dues revenue, to purchase first-class or business-class air tickets for the Kiwanis International Board members or staff or their spouses or companions.
Read more.

Proposed Amendment 12: Family Membership Status
Purpose: To designate 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 only if the club's district first adopts a family membership discount option also.
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 2023 Kiwanis International Convention.

Click here to review a summary.
Click here to review the entire plan.

Contact the Kiwanis International governance specialist with any questions.

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