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ELECTIONS, AMENDMENTS & RESOLUTIONS

 

 

 Kiwanis International Bylaws only allow 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.


CANDIDATES FOR ELECTION

ANNOUNCED CANDIDATES FOR ELECTION TO THE KIWANIS INTERNATIONAL BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Positions to be elected during the 2022-23 administrative year for terms beginning in the 2023-24 administrative year:
(Reported to Kiwanis International as of November 1, 2022)

PRESIDENT 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

PRESIDENT-ELECT CANDIDATE

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


LEE KUAN YONG

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

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

VICE PRESIDENT CANDIDATES

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


KIP CRAIN

Wooster, Ohio, U.S.

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


CHUCK FLETCHER

Frankfort, Kentucky, U.S.

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


MICHAEL MULHAUL

Interlaken, New Jersey, U.S.

NEW JERSEY DISTRICT
Kiwanis Club of Greater Parsippany
Kiwanis Club of Asbury Park
Kiwanis Club of Eye of the Tiger eKiwanis, I-I

UNITED STATES AND PACIFIC CANADA TRUSTEE CANDIDATES

THREE PEOPLE TO BE ELECTED BY DELEGATES FROM THE UNITED STATES  
AND PACIFIC CANADA REGION TO SERVE A THREE-YEAR TERM


DENNIS BAUGH

Palmyra, Virginia, U.S.

CAPITAL DISTRICT
Kiwanis Club of Charlottesville
Kiwanis Club of Big Sky RX


MATTHEW CANTRALL

Lakeland, Florida, U.S.

FLORIDA DISTRICT
Kiwanis Club of Lakeland


RONALD R. HILL

Kansas City, Missouri, USA

MISSOURI-ARKANSAS DISTRICT
Kiwanis Club of Conway  
Kiwanis Club of Eye of the Tiger eKiwanis, I-I


CATHLEEN ANN “CATHY” TUTTY

Butte, Montana, U.S.

MONTANA DISTRICT
Kiwanis Club of Silver Bow, Butte
Kiwanis Club of Big Sky RX

ASIA-PACIFIC TRUSTEE CANDIDATES

ONE PERSON ELECTED AT THE 2023 KIWANIS ASIA-PACIFIC CONVENTION (MARCH 2023) BY DELEGATES FROM THE ASIA-PACIFIC REGION TO SERVE A THREE-YEAR TERM


CHANG-CHING HSU

Tainan City, Taiwan

TAIWAN DISTRICT
Kiwanis Club of Ying Feng, Tainan Hsien


MOHAN LAMSAL

Kathmandu, Nepal

NEPAL DISTRICT
Kiwanis Club of Kathmandu, Nepal
Kiwanis Club of Peace Nepal
Kiwanis Club of Likasi, DCR-Virtual
Kiwanis Club of Eye of the Tiger eKiwanis, I-I
Kiwanis Club of Helping Hands

AT-LARGE CANDIDATES

ONE PERSON ELECTED AT THE 2023 KIWANIS INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION BY DELEGATES FROM ALL REGIONS TO SERVE A THREE-YEAR TERM

Candidates from all regions, except United States and Pacific Canada, are eligible.


JON FADRI HUDER

Ebnat-Kappel, Switzerland

SWITZERLAND-LIECHTENSTEIN DISTRICT
Kiwanis Club St. Moritz/Oberengadin

 

The Canada and the Caribbean Region does not have a guaranteed trustee seat open until the 2024-25 administrative year.

The Europe Region Seat does not have a guaranteed trustee seat open until the 2024-25 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 2023 Kiwanis Annual Meeting on Saturday, June 24, 2023. Kiwanis International Bylaws only allow in-person voting for the House of Delegates.

BYLAWS MODERNIZATION REVISION

 

From time to time, every organization should conduct a comprehensive review of its governing documents and make appropriate adjustments. The last such review of the Kiwanis International Bylaws took place 30 years ago. A special global committee recently spent two years conducting a new review. Their recommended changes are being presented to clubs as a special type of amendment called a revision.

Most changes simply move text, improve clarity or update language to reflect current processes, with no change to the way Kiwanis does business. Substantive changes were removed and addressed individually at the 2022 Kiwanis International Convention.

The 2022 House of Delegates established some special rules for consideration of the revision at the 2023 convention.

  • No other bylaw amendments on new topics may be proposed at the 2023 convention, except those which may be offered by the Kiwanis International Board directly related to the financial management of the organization.
  • Amendments cannot be proposed to any bylaw provisions that are not already slated for change in the revision. For example, the revision does not include any change in the criteria for life membership, so an amendment to change that criteria would not be valid.
  • Due to the complexity of the whole revision, amendments are not encouraged. However, they are permitted via the proper process.
  • There are two separate deadlines for clubs or districts to offer amendments to the revision:
    • February 24, 2023, which is approximately 120 days before the convention. Amendments received by February 24 will be debated by the House of Delegates and ultimately approved or defeated.
    • May 24, 2023, which is approximately 30 days before the convention. Amendments received by May 24 will be offered to the House; however, the House will have the option to not consider those amendments. If the House agrees to consider an amendment received by May 24, it will be debated and ultimately approved or defeated.
  • Amendments may not be proposed after May 24.
  • Amendments may not be submitted from the floor.

Click here to review a summary.
Click here to review the entire plan.
Click here to learn how to propose a bylaw amendment at the 2023 House of Delegates.

Contact the Kiwanis International governance specialist with any questions.

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