Be a part of the district board

Being a part of the Key Club district board is a life-changing experience. As the world's largest student-led community service organization, Key Club provides servant-leadership opportunities at all levels.

Read more on how you can run for a position on the district board that is elected at the annual Service & Leadership Conference.

2021-2022 Special Election

The 2021 Service and Leadership Conference has been moved to a virtual platform as a safety precaution due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

 

As a result, and in accordance with the Georgia District policies, the 2021-2022 District Board positions (Lieutenant Governor, Bulletin Editor, Secretary-Treasurer, Governor) and International endorsement will be elected by the outgoing 2020-2021 District Board.  Members of the 2020-2021Georgia District Board will serve as the voting delegates to elect the 2021-2022 Georgia District Board.

 

There will not be a caucusing session; instead, speeches will be filmed and viewed prior to the House of Delegates. The House of Delegates will only consist of the delegates (2020-2021 Georgia District Board) and those seeking office or endorsement. 

 

All questions will be submitted beforehand and randomly selected during House of Delegates, with the specific number depending on the respective positions. Please note that those running for lieutenant governor will not be required to answer questions during House of Delegates. 

 

Below outlines the process for this year’s election for each position in detail:

 

Lieutenant Governor

Those who seek election to become a lieutenant governor must fill out an application prior to the virtual Service and Leadership Conference. 

 

The application will require a video submission of a maximum 3 minute speech that would normally be given at caucusing. 

 

Delegates will review the applications and the video speeches prior to the House of Delegates, and the formal vote will take place during the House of Delegates. 

 

Since those running for lieutenant governor will not be required to answer questions at the House of Delegates, prospective lieutenant governor candidates will not be required to attend the House of Delegates session. 

 

Bulletin Editor & Secretary-Treasurer

Those who seek the office of bulletin editor or secretary-treasurer must complete an application prior to the virtual Service and Leadership Conference. 

 

The application will require a video submission of a maximum 3 minute speech that would normally be given at caucusing. 

 

In addition, candidates should prepare a flyer that outlines their platforms and goals for the upcoming year. This flyer will also be submitted along with the application. 

 

Delegates will view the speeches prior to the House of Delegates and submit questions to the elections chair before the session. During the House of Delegates, the elections chair will randomly generate one submitted question for the candidate to answer, and the candidate will have 1 minute to answer. 

 

District Governor

Those who seek the office of district governor must complete an application prior to the virtual Service and Leadership Conference. 

 

The application will require a video submission of a  maximum 3 minute speech that would normally be given at caucusing. 

 

In addition, candidates should prepare a flyer that outlines their platforms and goals for the upcoming year. This flyer will also be submitted along with the application. 

 

Delegates will view the speeches, applications and flyers prior to the House of Delegates and submit questions to the elections chair before the session. During the House of Delegates, the elections chair will randomly generate two of the submitted questions for the candidate to answer, and the candidate will have 1 minute to answer each question. 

 

International Endorsement

Those who seek endorsement for International Trustee, International Vice President, or International President must complete an application prior to the virtual Service and Leadership Conference. 

 

In accordance with the Key Club International bylaws, a district shall endorse no more than one candidate for the office of president or vice president and two candidates for the office of trustee.

 

The application will require a video submission of a  maximum 3 minute speech that would normally be given at caucusing. 

 

In addition, candidates should prepare a flyer that outlines their platforms and goals for the upcoming year. This flyer will also be submitted along with the application. 

 

Delegates will view the speeches prior to the House of Delegates and submit questions to the elections chair before the session. During the House of Delegates, the elections chair will randomly generate one submitted question for the candidate to answer, and the candidate will have 1 minute to answer. 

 

Voting

After all candidates have answered questions, the delegates will vote for all the positions at once. Those who have been elected for the positions of Lieutenant Governor, Bulletin Editor, Secretary Treasurer, and Governor will be announced at the closing ceremony of SLC. Those who have been endorsed for International Trustee, International Vice President, and/or International President will also be announced at the closing ceremony.

 

Application and Video Instructions

The application to apply is located at gakeyclub.org/district-board-elections. This application must be filled out completely before March 2, 2021 at 11:59 pm. 

 

For candidates that are required to submit a video speech, please upload your speech to youtube as an unlisted video and then paste your video URL link in the appropriate section application for your video speech. 

 

For candidates that are required to submit a flyer, please upload your flyer to the dropbox on the application as a pdf. No other format will be accepted.

Agreements

All board members must agree to the following:

  • Attend all district board meetings (see below for dates/locations)

  • Attend all district-wide events (Georgia Leadership Training Conference and Georgia  Service and Leadership Conference at the beginning and end of their terms).

  • Attend the Key Club International Convention (need-based grants are available)

  • Other responsibilities as outlined in the respective position’s contract

 

Note that each board member will have an expense account to cover the costs of performing their duties adequately (including travel expenses). The Georgia District will work with each individual board member to ensure that financial burdens are minimized.

District board members will be required to miss school due to events and meetings throughout the year. The district works to minimize the amount of school that will be missed, but it is impossible to avoid altogether.

Lieutenant Governor

There are 15 lieutenant governors that serve on the Georgia District Board – one for each of the 15 divisions. Lieutenant governors are responsible for the Key Clubs in their division to ensure that they are informed of all Georgia District and Key Club International initiatives and events. In addition, lieutenant governors must also ensure that the clubs in their division pay dues promptly during their term.

 

 

Lieutenant Governor elections will occur via the process outlined above. Only one candidate per club may run for Lt. Governor. ​
 

Executive Positions

Executive board positions include those of governor, secretary-treasurer and bulletin editor. These three positions carry the most power in the district, in addition to the most responsibility. Candidates must have exemplary leadership and time-management skills in order to be elected. All executive positions will be elected as outlined above.

Specific details about each position can be found in the following contracts:

Committee Chairs


Committee chairs are appointed each year by the district governor during the three weeks following the Service & Leadership Conference. Committee Chairs include (subject to change):

  • Kiwanis Family Chair

  • District Projects Chair

  • Policies & Contests Chair

  • District Events Chair

  • Public Relations Chair

  • Major Emphasis Chair
     

Committee Chair Contract

Applications are available at www.gakeyclub.org/apply

 

Endorsement for International Office

The following agreements must be complete for a Key Club member to seek endorsement for a Key Club International Office by the Georgia District:

All candidates endorsed must abide by all rules and regulations set forth by Key Club International for the election of officers.

 

Required Events for all Board Members

  • 2021 Service & Leadership Conference - March 5-6 (Virtual)

  • Board Training: Dates TBD

  • Key Club International Convention: Dates TBD

  • Summer Board Meeting: Dates TBD

  • Georgia Leadership Training Conference: Dates TBD
    *Board members must arrive by 6:00 p.m. on the Friday before GLTC

  • Winter Board Meeting: Dates TBD

  • 2022 Service & Leadership Conference & Pre-Conference Board Meeting: February 23-27, 2022 (Peachtree City, Ga.)

 

Required Events for District Governor*

  • GATC (Governor and Administrator’s Training Conference) - April 29 – May 2 (Virtual)

  • LeadCon in Indianapolis

  • Kiwanis Convention (in conjunction with Summer Board Meeting)

  • Circle K District Convention 
     

*Flights/travel, accommodations paid for by Key Club International or the Georgia District.

Transportation Release & Medical Release Form

All board members must bring a signed Transportation Release Form and Medical Release Form to the first board meeting (board training) in order to participate. 

Expense Accounts

All district board members will receive a budget for some incurred travel expenses. District and international event registration fees are the responsibility of board members and are not reimbursed. Financial assistance may be provided.

 

Questions?

Contact District Administrator Brad Malone with any questions regarding district board member positions.