Kiwanis clubs can take advantage of new options for elections as a result of two amendments adopted at the 93rd Annual Kiwanis International Convention, held this past June in Orlando, Florida.
New options regarding club elections:
1. Any/All club officers now may serve either one-year or two-year terms, as determined by each club.
2. Clubs now have the option to use electronic balloting methods to elect officers.
To take advantage of either option, clubs first need to amend their bylaws with Kiwanis International. Clubs should begin the process now to revise their bylaws so the proper rules are in place before club elections are held in April/May 2009. Suggested language for club bylaw revisions will be posted soon on KiwanisOne.org.
If a club decides to not take advantage of either option, no bylaw revisions are needed.
However, now is a great time to take a look at your club’s bylaws. The Standard Form for Club Bylaws has changed over the years. Are your club’s bylaws updated?
Jul 07 2008, 11:21 AM