Capital District Kiwanis

The Kiwanis Club of Eastern Branch, supported by a majority of the clubs in Division 1, has nominated Trustee Elana T. Gardner for the position of 2020-2021 Capital District Governor-Elect. Trustee Elana has passed the Kiwanis International Background Check and has provided all documentation required by our bylaws and policies in support of her candidacy.

2020 Proposed Bylaws Amendment

Proposed Amendment # 1:
On May 16, 2020, the Capital District Board of Trustees unanimously endorsed the recommendation of the Bylaws and Policies Committee to amend Article III, Section 2. Item c. to strike the phrase “served as a Trustee’ and in its place add the phrase “completed a term as lieutenant governor.” The new text would read:

c. The Governor and Governor-elect shall have and maintain a clear criminal history background check conducted and verified by Kiwanis International; shall have been a member of a Kiwanis club in this district for at least six (6) years; and shall have
completed a term as lieutenant governor in this district.

This would increase the pool of available candidates for the position of Governor-Elect to all those who have completed a term as LTG instead of the current requirement to have served as a District Trustee.

If approved by the 2020 House of Delegates and Kiwanis International this change would go into effect on October 1, 2020 and be used for candidates for the position of Governor-Elect at the 2021 District Convention in Roanoke, VA.


The Capital District of Kiwanis International (composed of all the Kiwanis Clubs in Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia) was organized on August 29, 1918 with only two clubs. Now, over 100 years later, the Capital District remains active with 6 regions, 17 divisions and over 140 clubs.

What is Kiwanis?

Kiwanis International is a global community of clubs, members and partners dedicated to improving the lives of children one community at a time. Today, we stand with more than 550,000 members from K-Kids to Key Club to Kiwanis and many ages in between in 80 countries and geographic areas. Each community has different needs, and Kiwanis empowers members to pursue creative ways to serve the needs of children, such as fighting hunger, improving literacy and offering guidance.

Kiwanis clubs host nearly 150,000 service projects each year.

Interested in learning more? Please contact us or visit your local Kiwanis club here

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