Pennsylvania Key Club

Division Lt. Governor

Division Lt. Governor

To run for Lieutenant Governor, a Key Club member must be an active member in good standing of his/her home club in the division to be served, must be eligible at least one (1) more year in Key Club, and submit the completed Statement of Candidacy for District Office to the District Administrator before the election. In addition, the candidate's home club dues must be paid for the year.

If you are interested in running for Lieutenant Governor, please contact your division's current Lieutenant Governor or Zone Administrator by February 1st.

At least thirty (30) days before the election, the current Lieutenant Governor will notify each of the clubs in the division, in writing of the time, place, and procedure for the election meeting. The current Lieutenant Governor is also responsible for submitting the properly certified election results.

Each candidate shall deliver a speech and each candidate will be allotted an equal time for a question and answer period.

To constitute a quorum for the election of Lieutenant Governor, no less than one third (1/3) of the clubs in the division must be represented. Each club is entitled to two (2) voting delegates. The voting is to be executed by secret ballot, with the candidate receiving a majority vote awarded the position of Lieutenant Governor. The current Lieutenant Governor shall vote in the election only in the case of a tie. If a majority does not exist, the candidate who receives the least amount of votes is dropped from the election, and a run-off is held between the remaining candidates. This process is continued until a majority consensus is reached.

In the case of inclement weather or adverse traveling conditions (i.e. snow, long distance, etc.), a mail-in ballot election will be allowed. In order to have valid results the Lieutenant Governor must receive ballots from 1/3 of the clubs in the division by a set date. Only in case of a tie will the Lieutenant Governor vote. This procedure is to be used in place of and only as a last resort should an election meeting be impossible to hold. Use of mail-in ballots needs to be approved by both the District Governor and the District Administrator. All other divisional election procedures are to be followed in the event of a mail-in election.

For more information on Lt. Governor elections, contact your Division Lt. Governor or Corresponding Zone Administrator.

The following are the dates of 2016-2017 District Board Meetings.

Spring Trainer
April 21, 22, 23, 2017
God's Mountain Retreat, Waymart, PA

Summer Meeting
July 22 & 23, 2017
Harrisburg, PA

Fall Meeting
October 27 & 28, 2017
Harrisburg, PA

Winter Meeting
January 6 & 7, 2018
Harrisburg, PA

District Convention
March 22, 23, 24, 25 2018
State College, PA

  1. All candidates need to review the duties and responsibilities of Division Lt. Governor. Below are the dates of District Board Meetings.
  2. Candidates must complete and submit:
    • The Statement of Candidacy for District Office

      • Statement of Candidacy (document missing)

Submission of Materials

The Statement of Candidacy for District Office should be brought to the Division Lt. Governor election and handed to the Corresponding Zone Administrator

Other Notes

  1. Only clubs in "good standing" may have candidates for office.
  2. All elected Lt. Governors must attend training at the District Convention/Leadership conference starting on Friday, March 10th, 2017, at 2:00 PM.
  3. Key Club International and Pennsylvania District Boards require all officers relinquish any other Key Club positions (on the local level) that they might hold, should they be elected (or appointed) as District Officers.
  4. Any candidate not complying with these rules, or not acting as a Key Clubber should, may be eliminated from running for office. The decision of the Pennsylvania District Board and Administrator is final.

Details of Events and Activities

Election Procedure
Purpose: Evaluate the qualifications of each candidate and determine the most qualified for each designated office or endorsement.

Format: Set period of time per candidate for a brief speech and answer questions from all attendees.

Moderators: Lt. Governors and a Kiwanis Committee member will act as a moderator. The Kiwanis Committee member has authority to disallow any question deemed personal, in bad taste, or of a harassing nature to the candidate.

Etiquette: The candidates are not to be touched, asked to ingest any material or asked to partake in any behavior that is in poor taste. Rude behavior will not be tolerated.

Note: Adults are not allowed to ask questions or to suggest questions to Key Clubbers!

• Explore the qualifications of the candidate for the office which he/she is seeking.
• Seek knowledge of the duties of the office, past experiences, goals, organizational skills and experience serving on a team.
• Persons are not allowed to enter or leave the room while candidates are present.

Events and Time Limits

• District Officer Candidate Speech - 2 Minutes
• Standard Key Club Questions and Open Questions from the Floor - 5 Minutes

Standard Key Club Questions and Open Questions from the Floor Procedures
Note: Timing of the five minutes will start after the first question is asked.

  1. Key club members will raise their hands and wait to be called upon by the Lt. Governor or candidate.
  2. Question will be asked to the candidate.
  3. If the question is deemed inappropriate by the moderator, he or she will intervene and have the candidate not answer the asked question.

Sample Key Club Caucus Questions
Key Club members can ask a standard question below to the candidate OR ask a question that he/she has developed.
• What is the Key Club pledge?
• What is the Key Club motto?
• What is one thing you would change while in office?
• How are you qualified?
• What sets you apart from the other candidates?
• What previous offices have you held in Key Club?
• What is the hardest obstacle you will have to overcome while in office?
• What inspired you to run for Key Club office?
• What does Key Club mean to you?
• Who is your hero? Why?
• What does KEY stand for?
• What would you do with $1,000,000?
• What are your strengths and weaknesses?
• What other activities are you involved in?
• What was your favorite Key Club activity and how will it help you on the board?
• What superpower would you like to possess? How would you use it in Key Club?
• Why should you be elected?
• What are your goals?
• How would you balance your extracurricular activities with Key Club?
• How would you, as a Key Club board member, reach out to the Kiwanis Family?
• Who is the most important person in Key Club and why?
• What are the other branches of the Kiwanis Family?
• Where is International Convention this year?
• Why did you join Key Club?
• Tell us your favorite Key Club story.

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