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District governor’s duties

The district governor provides guidance and leadership for the entire district and the district officers and committee chairmen. This role is charged with numerous training responsibilities and communication tasks, as well as building new clubs and supporting recruitment efforts.

Duties and responsibilities

  • Prepare and distribute communiqués to club presidents and the district board. Cover important topics in a timely manner.
  • Prepare and distribute tentative dated agendas for each district board meeting.
  • Develop materials and institute a training program for district officers.
  • Provide written directives and assist district committees in their operation.
  • Attend required meetings/events.
  • Create Lieutenant Governor reporting expectations and evaluate board members' performance.
  • Promote Kiwanis family relations.
  • Demonstrate a strong relationship with the board liaison.
  • File all reports required by the Key Club International Office or Board within specified time limits.
  • Contact the administrator prior to each board meeting to prepare the agenda and communicate the specified number of times per month with them.

In order to earn the Distinguished District Governor’s Award, the district governor should fulfill the above expectations, hold the office for at least 10 months and perform at least 50 hours of service to home, school and community through Key Club activities.

For specific deadlines and point values, please see Distinguished District Governor’s Award section of the Key Club Guidebook.