Club Officer Training
The District Board and Kiwanis Committee conduct club officer training at the annual District Convention/Leadership Conference and division meetings. Training includes positional leadership, committee structure, how to lead meetings, and service opportunities. (Note: In order to be distinguished, club officers must attend a club officer training by December 1st.)
Election of new officers (president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer, editor, and webmaster) should be held at a Club meeting in February and they should take office in May. New officers are encouraged to be trained at the annual District Convention/Leadership Conference or spring division meeting. Officers should contact their Lt. Governor for more information.
Each Key Club is led by a student board. The club president, club vice president, club secretary, club treasurer and club bulletin editor comprise the board. In some cases, one or more of these offices may be combined (i.e. secretary-treasurer or secretary-bulletin editor).
Article 3 of the Key Club International Bylaws states that the officers of each Key Club shall be the president, one or more vice-presidents, the secretary, the treasurer, the editor, and one director from each class. These officers shall constitute the Board of Directors of the club and shall be active members in good standing of the club.
The president, vice-president(s), secretary, treasurer, and editor should be elected at a meeting in February. These officers-elect shall serve until their official installation following the district convention. Prior to their installation they should attempt to learn the aspects of their respective positions from the current officers. The duties of each office are described in greater detail below.
The directors of the club shall be elected from and by the classes they represent at the first meeting of the club following the opening of school in the fall and shall serve for one year.
The committees of the club and the duties of the committees shall be prescribed in the club bylaws. The club president shall appoint all committee chairs and assign each club member to one or more standing or temporary committees.