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Be a part of the district board

Being a part of the Georgia Key Club district board is a life-changing experience.

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

2023-2024 District Board Elections

All candidates are required to attend and participate in all functions of the 2023 Service and Leadership Conference.  

 

In accordance with the Georgia District policies, the 2023-2024 District Board positions (Lieutenant Governor, Bulletin Editor, Secretary-Treasurer, Governor) and International endorsement will be voted by our House of Delegates. 

Graduating seniors are not eligible to apply for district office.

The House of Delegates will only include the voting delegates (up to 2 from each club present) and those seeking office or endorsement. 
 

A candidate can also be nominated from the floor during the opening session. Candidates nominated during the opening session will not be able to use any campaign materials during the SLC weekend. 

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

 

Lieutenant Governor

  • Those who seek election to become lieutenant governor must fill out an application prior to the 2023 Service and Leadership Conference. The deadline to apply is Sunday, February 19 at 11:59pm.

  • The candidate is required to attend the candidate credentials meeting during SLC at 4:00pm on March 10.

  • The candidate must have the statement of candidacy form completed and submitted at the credentials meeting. 

  • The candidates are required to deliver a 2-minute speech to be given at caucusing and participate in a 3-minute question round. 

  • The formal vote will take place at the end of divisional caucusing at SLC

 

Bulletin Editor & Secretary-Treasurer

  • Those who seek election to become bulletin editor or secretary-treasurer must fill out an application prior to the 2023 Service and Leadership Conference. The deadline to apply is Sunday, February 19 at 11:59pm.

  • The candidate is required to attend the candidate credentials meeting during SLC at 4:00pm on March 10.

  • The candidate must have the statement of candidacy form completed and submitted at the credentials meeting. 

  • The candidates are required to deliver a 2-minute speech to be given at caucusing and participate in a 3-minute question round per caucus room (4 rooms in total). 

  • During the House of Delegates, the candidate will give a one-minute speech. 

  • The formal vote will take place during the House of Delegates at SLC on Saturday evening. 

 

District Governor

  • Those who seek the office of district governor must fill out an application prior to the 2023 Service and Leadership Conference. The deadline to apply is Sunday, February 19 at 11:59pm.

  • The candidate is required to attend the candidate credentials meeting during SLC at 4:00pm on March 10.

  • The candidate must have the statement of candidacy form (found below) completed and submitted at the credentials meeting. 

  • The candidates are required to deliver a 2-minute speech to be given at caucusing and participate in a -minute question round per caucus room (4 rooms in total). 

  • During the House of Delegates, the candidate will give a three-minute speech. 

  • The formal vote will take place during the House of Delegates at SLC on Saturday evening. 

 

International Endorsement

  • Those seeking endorsement for International Trustee, International Vice President, or International President must fill out an application prior to the 2023 Service and Leadership Conference. The deadline to apply is Sunday, February 19 at 11:59pm.

  • 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 candidates are required to deliver a 2-minute maximum speech to be given at caucusing and participate in a 3-minute question round per caucus room (4 rooms in total), as well as a flier outlining their platforms and goals for the upcoming year. 

  • During the House of Delegates, the candidate will give a one-minute speech. 

  • The formal vote for district endorsement will take place during the House of Delegates at SLC on Saturday evening. International elections are held at the Key Club International Convention each summer.

Voting

After all candidates have given their final speeches, the delegates will vote for all positions at once. Those who have been elected to district office or endorsed for international office will be announced during the closing session at SLC.

 

Applications

Applications are completed online. The application must be submitted by February 19, at 11:59 pm. 

2023 Candidates Packet

Campaign Materials:

The rules governing all campaign materials used at the District Convention are described here.

Campaign material may not be displayed or distributed until after that campaign material has been presented and checked and approved at the credentials meeting that is held prior to the Opening Session. Rules governing the distribution and display of material will be further described at the credentials. Violation of these rules will result in the disqualification of the candidate.

The total cost of all campaign material to be used at the District Convention must not exceed $65.00 value. An itemized receipt must be provided to the District Administrator at the Candidates Meeting that lists the cost of each type of material used. If the Election Committee questions the total cost an independent printer will be consulted or by mutual agreement, certain items on the list may be deleted, according to the itemized receipt, to bring the total cost within the $65.00 limit.

 

The following types of campaign material are allowed:

  • Flyers: Maximum quantity of seven hundred (700). Maximum size unfolded is 8 ½ by 11 inches.

 

All materials will be identified by the Election Committee with a distinctive mark to preclude the introduction of additional material during the convention.

 

Food, candy, posters, and stickers are not permitted.

Candidates are not allowed to solicit and advertise endorsements from their own Division and local club only.

Agreements

All board members must agree to the following:

  • Attend all district board meetings

  • 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:

 

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

  • 2023 Service & Leadership Conference: March10-12, 2023 (Decatur)

  • Board Training: April 28-30, 2023 FCCLA/FAA Camp (Covington)

  • Key Club International SLC: July 2-9, 2023 (Anaheim, Ca.) 

  • Summer Board Meeting: August 25-27, 2023 (Savannah) 

  •  Georgia Leadership Training Conference: TBD (Atlanta - Six Flags)

  • Winter Board Meeting: December 8-10, 2023 (Stone Mountain) 

  • 2024 Service & Leadership Conference & Pre-Conference Board Meeting: March 6-10, 2024 (Stone Mountain) 

 

Required Events for District Governor*

  • Kiwanis Mid-Year Conference: April 15th, 2023

  • GATC (Governor and Administrator’s Training Conference): May 4-7, 2023 (Atlanta)

  • LeadCon in Indianapolis: August 3-6, 2023 (Indianapolis)

  • Kiwanis Convention: August 25, 2023

  • 2024 Circle K District Convention: TBD
     

*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.

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