Lead > Leadership Structure > 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, and 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.
The Committee Cabinet consists of the three chairs of the primary board committees and is intended to foster open communication between the primary board committees.
The Executive Committee is a committee comprised of the President, Vice-President, and three trustees (each of these trustees also serves on a primary committee). This group 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.
The 2012-2013 International Special Committees are the Bylaw Review Team, the Global Task Force, and the Service Ambassadors. The members of these committees were selected by the International Board through a competitive application process.
The Bylaw Review Team is thoroughly disassembling Key Club International's Bylaws and Policies to help eliminate discrepancies, provide clarification, and correct structural and grammatical problems. (They will not be altering content.)
The Global Task Force is working to highlight the diversity and international-ness of our organization, as well as promote our core value of "inclusiveness" as a way to attract more members.
The Service Ambassadors are helping to promote the Eliminate Project and our Preferred Charities by encouraging Key Club members to participate in projects on their behalf and by providing ideas to help members participate.