Join members from across the world at the 2023 Kiwanis International Convention in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Attend virtually or in person, June 21-24, 2023.
Cultivate the skills that will help you nurture tomorrow’s leaders. Learn ways to coach members of Service Leadership Programs. Discover service projects that increase your impact. Expand your club’s fundraising methods. Explore all the ways you can prepare young leaders for the future — and the impact they’ll make in the world.
Montana District Preferred Hotel Details
The deadline to book within the Kiwanis room block is May 25.
Elections, Amendments & Resolutions at ICON
Kiwanis clubs in good standing are allowed two representatives in the House of Delegates, along with two alternates who may serve if one or both delegates cannot attend. Download the certificate of election of club delegates and alternates and submit it by April 30 to become certified.
Proposed Amendments & Resolutions - A proposed amendment to the Kiwanis International Bylaws will be presented for action at the 2023 Kiwanis Annual Meeting on Saturday, June 24, 2023. (There are no resolutions this year.) Click here to review the amendment.
ByLaws Modernization Revision - From time to time, every organization should conduct a comprehensive review of its governing documents and make appropriate adjustments. The last such review of the Kiwanis International Bylaws took place 30 years ago. A special global committee recently spent two years conducting a new review. Their recommended changes are being presented to clubs as a special type of amendment called a revision. Most changes simply move text, improve clarity or update language to reflect current processes, with no change to the way Kiwanis does business. Substantive changes were removed and addressed individually at the 2022 Kiwanis International Convention.
The 2022 House of Delegates established some special rules for consideration of the revision at the 2023 convention.
No other bylaw amendments on new topics may be proposed at the 2023 convention, except those which may be offered by the Kiwanis International Board directly related to the financial management of the organization.
Amendments cannot be proposed to any bylaw provisions that are not already slated for change in the revision. For example, the revision does not include any change in the criteria for life membership, so an amendment to change that criteria would not be valid.
Due to the complexity of the whole revision, amendments are not encouraged. However, they are permitted via the proper process.
There are two separate deadlines for clubs or districts to offer amendments to the revision:
February 24, 2023, which is approximately 120 days before the convention. Amendments received by February 24 will be debated by the House of Delegates and ultimately approved or defeated.
May 24, 2023, which is approximately 30 days before the convention. Amendments received by May 24 will be offered to the House; however, the House will have the option to not consider those amendments. If the House agrees to consider an amendment received by May 24, it will be debated and ultimately approved or defeated.
Amendments may not be proposed after May 24.
Amendments may not be submitted from the floor.
Click here to review a summary.
Click here to review the entire plan.
Click here to learn how to propose a bylaw amendment at the 2023 House of Delegates.