Proposed amendments results

Consult this year's proposed amendments and resolutions booklet.

Here is a summary of Kiwanis International Bylaw amendments delegates considered in Vancouver and their outcome.   


MEMORIAL RESOLUTION TO PAST INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT TED OSBORN ADOPTED


ADMINISTRATIVE RESOLUTION ADOPTED 

Submitted by: The Kiwanis International Board of Trustees. 

Purpose: To adopt new forms of Kiwanis membership.

Effective date: Upon adoption 

Vote required to adopt: Majority
Proposed Amendment 1 ADOPTED 

Submitted by: The Kiwanis International Board of Trustees 

Purpose: To provide for earlier publication of proposed amendments and resolutions, allowing clubs to take advantage of early-bird registration rates for the Kiwanis International convention. 

Effective date: October 1, 2013 

Vote required to adopt: 2/3
Proposed Amendment 2 ADOPTED 

Submitted by: The Kiwanis International Board of Trustees 

Purpose: To provide that district house action will be the standard method of endorsing candidates for Kiwanis International Board offices, with exceptions granted only in extenuating circumstances. 

Effective date: October 1, 2013 

Vote required to adopt: Majority
Proposed Amendment 3 ADOPTED 

Submitted by: The Kiwanis International Board of Trustees 

Purpose: To provide that a district governor must have finished his/her term as Governor before officially announcing his/her candidacy for Kiwanis International trustee. 

Effective date: October 1, 2013 

Vote required to adopt: Majority
Proposed Amendment 4 ADOPTED 

Submitted by: The Kiwanis International Board of Trustees 

Purpose: To discontinue the dues waiver for clubs that have grown at least 25 percent in the prior year. 

Effective date: October 1, 2013 

Vote required to adopt: 2/3
Proposed Amendment 5 WITHDRAWN 

Submitted by: The Kiwanis International Board of Trustees Purpose: To discontinue the dues waiver for new members of clubs who were former members of Kiwanis' Service Leadership Programs. 

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Proposed Amendment 6 FAILED

Submitted by: The Kiwanis District of Taiwan Board of Trustees 

Purpose: To allow clubs to have a varying number of club delegates at district conventions, based on the number of members enrolled in their clubs. 

Effective date: October 1, 2013 

Vote required to adopt: Majority 

KI Board Position: The Kiwanis International Board takes no position on this amendment.


Proposed Amendment 7 REFERRED BACK 

Submitted by: The Kiwanis International Board of Trustees 

Purpose: To establish stronger disciplinary provisions to help protect the entire Kiwanis organization and especially youth from members whose conduct involves moral turpitude or whose behavior with minors is found to be illegal. 

Effective date: October 1, 2013 

Vote required to adopt: 2/3


Proposed Amendment 8 
ADOPTED 

Submitted by: The Kiwanis International Board of Trustees 

Purpose: To clarify provisions regarding conduct unbecoming a Kiwanis International Officer. 

Effective date: October 1, 2013 

Vote required to adopt: Majority


Proposed Amendment 9 
ADOPTED 

Submitted by: The Kiwanis International Board of Trustees 

Purpose: To clarify that Kiwanis clubs are the basic constituent members of federations. 

Effective date: October 1, 2013 

Vote required to adopt: 2/3


Proposed Amendment 10 ADOPTED 

Submitted by: The Kiwanis International Board of Trustees 

Purpose: To allow flexibility in the composition of the governing board of a Kiwanis federation.

Effective date: October 1, 2013 

Vote required to adopt: Majority
Proposed Amendment 11 WITHDRAWN 

Submitted by: The Kiwanis Club of North St. Andrew, Jamaica 

Purpose: To waive Kiwanis International dues payment by a club for members experiencing hardship while still retaining those members' rights and privileges. 

Effective date: October 1, 2013 

Vote required to adopt: 2/3 

KI Board Position: The Kiwanis International Board does not support this amendment.
Proposed Amendment 12 FAILED 

Submitted by: The Kiwanis Club of Washington, D.C., U.S.A. 

Purpose: To prohibit all campaign spending and restrict campaign practices by candidates for Kiwanis International Board offices. 

Effective date: October 1, 2013 

Vote required to adopt: 2/3 

K.I. Board Position: The Kiwanis International Board does not support this amendment
Proposed Amendment 13 ADOPTED 

Submitted by: The Kiwanis Club of Fairfield Plantation, Villa Rica, Georgia, U.S.A. 

Purpose: To provide that a criminal history background check on a volunteer will be accepted by Kiwanis International when a district conducts its own background check which meets or exceeds current Kiwanis International standards. 

Effective date: October 1, 2013 

Vote required to adopt: 2/3 

KI Board Position: The Kiwanis International Board takes no position on this amendment.
Proposed Amendment 14 FAILED 

Submitted by: The Kiwanis Club of The Haddons, New Jersey, U.S.A. 

Purpose: To restrict expense reimbursement for Kiwanis International Past Presidents to only the last three office holders. 

Effective date: October 1, 2013 

Vote required to adopt: 2/3 K.I. 

Board Position: The Kiwanis International Board does not support this amendment

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Proposed Amendment 15   FAILED
Submitted by: The Kiwanis Club of Woodbridge, Virginia, U.S.A.
Purpose: To change the motto of Kiwanis International. FAILED
Effective date: October 1, 2013
Vote required to adopt: Majority 
KI Board Position: The Kiwanis International Board does not support this amendment.

Proposed Amendment 15 FAILED 

Submitted by: The Kiwanis Club of Woodbridge, Virginia, U.S.A. 

Purpose: To change the motto of Kiwanis International. 

Effective date: October 1, 2013 

Vote required to adopt: Majority 

KI Board Position: The Kiwanis International Board does not support this amendment.