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International level

Key Club is led at the international level by a student board of trustees, representing many districts. Key Club International offices include president, vice president and 11 trustees. Each trustee is responsible for acting as a liaison between the Key Club International Board and at least two Key Club districts. The Key Club International Board and all district governors comprise the International Council.

Key Club International president

As chief executive, the president exercises general supervision over the work and activities of Key Club International. He or she presides over the international convention and all meetings of the Board of Trustees and the International Council. The president is the official representative of Key Club International with Kiwanis-family leadership and external agencies.

Key Club International vice president

The vice president is prepared to perform the duties of the president in the event the president is unable to do so. He or she chairs at least one international committee, supports all other committee chairmen and performs duties and attends events as deemed necessary by the international president and/or board of trustees.

Key Club International trustees

A trustee works with the rest of the Key Club International Board to define the administrative policies of Key Club International. He or she interprets the scope and meaning of the bylaws, carries out committee directives and maintains consistent communication with the leadership of the districts to which he or she is assigned.

Key Club International committees

The Key Club International Board is divided into three primary committees: Reach, Communications, Education and Development.

The Reach Committee is a research-based committee designed to both grow existing Key Clubs and reach out to potential new clubs.

The Communications Committee works to improve to quality of Key Club’s overall communications by focusing on both current communications and new methods of communication.

The Education and Development Committee is designed to both educate and develop our existing membership through the creation of new resources, and the improvement of existing resources.

In addition to these primary committees, there are two additional Board committees: the Executive Committee and the Committee Cabinet.

Executive Committee


Maria Palazzolo (chair), Kevin Zhang, Gary Cheng, Barry Seng, Shane Meyers

General purposes and objectives: Dispenses with matters that are not appropriate for the board to discuss as a whole or which the full board could not process in a timely manner.

Committee Cabinet

Members:  Kevin Zhang (chair), Jenalee Beazley, Laken Kelly

General purposes and objectives:  The Vice President and two committee chairs are on this committee to foster communication between the two groups. This ensures that the two committees are not overlapping on topics and are both effective and focused.

Additional 2014-15 Key Club International committees include:

Growth and Communications Committee

Members:  Jenalee Beazley (chair), Nicole Lema, Rip Livingston, Tashrima Hossain, Liz Moore

General purposes and objectives:
  1. Work with Kiwanis Family to connect our organizations and bridge the gap between branches
  2. Build up our brand awareness locally and internationally
  3. Provide clubs with new and current public relations tools
  4. Interact with members through twitter chats and other social media mediums
  5. Focus on international growth in countries with and without existing clubs

Education and Development Committee

Members:  Laken Kelly (chair), Robbie Mathis, Renisha Daley, Gary Cheng, Shane Meyers, Barry Seng

General purposes and objectives:
  1. Connect to membership through use of webinars
  2. Increase awareness and attendance at International Convention
  3. Educate members on new resources, bylaw changes, and updates to the organization
  4. Develop current and future partnerships
  5. Connect international level to club level

Youth Opportunities Fund Committee

Members:  Will be determined 10/5/14

General purposes and objectives:

  1. Review applications submitted by clubs
  2. Sort through applications and decide which clubs receive the Youth Opportunities Fund (YOF) grant