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.

2022-2023 Special Election

Because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the 2022 Service and Leadership Conference will be held in a hybrid format where in-person space is limited.

 

As a result, and in accordance with the Georgia District policies, the 2022-2023 District Board positions (Lieutenant Governor, Bulletin Editor, Secretary-Treasurer, Governor) and International endorsement will be voted on by the outgoing 2021-2022 District Board. 

 

Members of the Georgia District Board will serve as the voting delegates to elect the 2022-2023 Georgia District Board.

 

There will not be a separate caucusing session; instead, candidate speeches will be filmed and viewed prior to the House of Delegates. At the House of Delegates, candidates will answer pre-screened questions from delegates that are selected at random.

Candidates for lieutenant governor will not be required to answer questions during House of Delegates. 

Graduating seniors are not eligible to apply for district office.

The House of Delegates will only include the voting delegates (2021-2022) Georgia District Board) and those seeking office or endorsement. 
 

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 2022 Service and Leadership Conference. The deadline to apply is Sunday, February 13 at 11:59pm.

  • The application will require a video submission featuring 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, non-delegate lieutenant governor candidates will not be permitted to attend the House of Delegates session.

 

Bulletin Editor & Secretary-Treasurer

  • Those who seek the office of bulletin editor or secretary-treasurer must fill out an application prior to the 2022 Service and Leadership Conference. The deadline to apply is Sunday, February 13 at 11:59pm.

  • The application will require a video submission featuring a maximum 3-minute speech that would normally be given at caucusing, as well as a flier outlining their platforms and goals for the upcoming year. 

  • 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 one minute to answer.

 

District Governor

  • Those who seek the office of district governor must fill out an application prior to the 2022 Service and Leadership Conference. The deadline to apply is Sunday, February 13 at 11:59pm.

  • The application will require a video submission featuring a maximum 3-minute speech that would normally be given at caucusing, as well as a flier outlining their platforms and goals for the upcoming year. 

  • 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 one minute to respond to each question.

 

International Endorsement

  • Those who seek endorsement for International Trustee, International Vice President, or International President must fill out an application prior to the 2022 Service and Leadership Conference. The deadline to apply is Sunday, February 13 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 application will require a video submission featuring a maximum 3-minute speech that would normally be given at caucusing, as well as a flier outlining their platforms and goals for the upcoming year. 

  • 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 one minute to answer.

 

Voting

After all candidates have answered questions, 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.

 

Application and Video Instructions

Applications are completed online. The application must be submitted by February 13, at 11:59 pm. 

 

Video speeches should be uploaded to YouTube as unlisted. The online application will include a response field for the video URL.

 

Flyers will be uploaded directly via the application form. Only PDFs will be accepted.

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

  • 2022 Service & Leadership Conference (virtual or in-person): February 26-27, 2022

  • Board Training: March 25-27, 2022

  • Key Club International Convention: July 3-10, 2022

  • Summer Board Meeting: August 12-14, 2022

  • Georgia Leadership Training Conference (Six Flags Over Georgia): August 26-27, 2022

  • Winter Board Meeting: December 9-11, 2022

  • 2023 Service & Leadership Conference & Pre-Conference Board Meeting: March 1-5, 2023

 

Required Events for District Governor*

  • GATC (Governor and Administrator’s Training Conference): April 28-May 1, 2022

  • LeadCon in Indianapolis: August 4-7, 2022

  • Kiwanis Convention: August 13, 2022

  • 2023 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.