The Standard Form for Club Bylaws states each club’s agreement with Kiwanis International on basic standards to belong to the organization and to use the Kiwanis names and marks.
The current Standard Form for Club Bylaws often includes a high level of detail that, for the most part, probably is no longer helpful or necessary in modern society. The club bylaws have been reviewed by a special multinational task force and a new version proposed. The proposal reduces the rules prescribed by Kiwanis International and provides greater flexibility and autonomy to clubs. It also simplifies the language, increases global applicability and applies to traditional and nontraditional clubs.
The Kiwanis International Board would like to know what members think about the proposal. Read over the proposed bylaws and frequently asked questions at www.KiwanisOne.org/proposedclubbylaws. Comments can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
There also will be two forums on this topic at the 2012 Kiwanis International Convention in New Orleans.
Before the proposed bylaws can be adopted, some provisions of the Kiwanis International Bylaws first will have to be amended. The Kiwanis International council adopted some necessary revisions in January 2012. Other amendments will be considered at the convention in New Orleans. Review those also at www.KiwanisOne.org/proposedclubbylaws.
We hope each club will consider sending two delegates to the 2012 Kiwanis International Convention to vote on the corresponding changes to the Kiwanis International bylaws.
Mar 15 2012, 12:42 PM