Becoming a Board Member
for the Indiana District of Key Club International.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's):
Who are the District Board members?
Your Indiana District Board members are 28 high school students who are elected by Indiana Key Club members to represent their divisions at a state-wide level.
Who is elected at DLC?
Only executive board members are elected at the District Leadership Convention (DLC). Lieutenant Governor (LTG) elections occur at a division council meeting (DCM). Talk to your Lieutenant Governor to find how to become their replacement. International candidates (President, Vice President, and Trustee) are endorsed at DLC, and are elected only at International Convention (ICON).
What do the District Board members do?
District Board members act on a state-wide level, leading divisions and representing the over 6,000 Key Club members in the state.
Am I eligible to be a District Board member?
Eligibility for a District Board position relies on three factors:
The Statement of Candidacy is a formal application for the positions of Governor, Secretary/Treasurer, Bulletin Editor, Webmaster, and Lieutenant Governor. You are required to fill this out after you are elected.
Mail to: 6525 East 82nd Street, Suite 109 Indianapolis, IN 46250-1545
I missed the deadline for submitting my Statement of Candidacy by March 12, how can I still run?
You may run for an Executive Officer position or for an International endorsement. So Governor, Secretary/Treasurer, Webmaster, Bulletin Editor, these positions are Executive Officer positions, Lieutenant Governor is not. International positions include President, Vice President, and Trustee.
Steps to Become a Board Member:
At District Leadership Conference (DLC):
At DLC, your entire campaign process and election occurs. Your opportunities for campaigning start after your nomination on Friday night or Saturday morning and continue through House of Delegates on Saturday afternoon. You may not campaign AT ALL before you are nominated.
You'll have the following opportunities to speak:
Positions Available on the District Board:
District Board Member Testimonies
District Governor Testimony:
The Governor for the District is one of the most difficult and rewarding opportunities that I have ever had. The role includes responsibilities like travel, meeting planning, communication, and leadership. Due to this position, I have to travel hours almost every other week and sacrifice some of my social life. However, I wouldn't give up this position in a heartbeat. Being Governor allows you to meet new people and make fantastic friends. Throughout my term, I have been able to interact with fellow Key Club members all through the state. The bonds that I have been able to make are by far the strongest I've had in my life. If there is any object to describe the position, it would be a sour patch kid. First, it's sour due to the transition and the responsibilities. Then, it's sweet. The friends and moments that you have are what make this position meaningful. And before you even know it, it's gone. You are left with the passing of the gavel, a final speech, and a lifetime worth of memories.
Schuyler McNaughton, Fremont High School
2015 - 2016 Cardinal/Johnny Appleseed Lieutenant Governor
2016 - 2017 Indiana District Governor
District Sect./Tres. Testimony:
Hello Indiana Key Clubbers! My name is Hannah Quirk and I am your Secretary/ Treasurer. As sec/treas I take minutes and make a directory of the officers and advisors in the Indiana District. Board meeting minutes are taken so non-board members know what happened at an Indiana District Board Meeting. The Club Officer Directory is used so we can spread the word about upcoming district events to clubs. From time to time, I make a district wide newsletter; this is to ensure that all Key Clubbers know the 4-1-1 about our district. I also volunteer on a club, divisional, and district level. If you want to learn more about how to become the next Indiana District Secretary/ Treasurer, contact myself or your LTG for more info!
Peace, love, Key Club
Hannah Quirk, Cowan Jr/Sr. High School
2016-2017 Indiana District Sec/Tres.
District Bulletin Editor Testimony:
As bulliten editor, I make a magazine for the Indiana District of Key Club. I am also responsible for taking pictures during the board meeting. You also assist the board with anything newsletter releated, typically graphics.
Tyler Williams, Perry Central high School
2016-2017 Bulltien Editor
2015-2017 Lincoln Division LTG
District Webmaster Testimony:
As webmaster, I am in charge of updating the website and sending out monthly reports. I also serve as tech support for the board regulardless of if we are together. (I have gotten texts about tech support more than once.) If you would like to serve this position in the future, here is my advice. Do not take the job lightly; if you have nothing to do, you are probably doing it wrong. There is always something to be improved upon. Put time into your schedule to work on key club releated stuff. The amount of work piles up on you very quickly. Although it may sound like a lot to keep up on, it is a very rewarding task. Going to board meetings and getting to spend time with other members of the board is something I ALWAYS look forward to. Being on the district board (as anything) is an experirce that I will never forget. I made friends from all over the state. You may come into board trainer worried, but by the end you will not want it to end.
Allison Okeley, Crown Point High School
2016-2017 Indiana District Webmaster
2015-2016 Crown Point High School club webmaster
Lieutenant Governor Testimony:
Lieutenant Governors serve as liaisons between your clubs and the District Board. Each LTG is responsible for keeping every club in their division informed on what's happening on the district level. This includes writing monthly newsletters, holding divisional council meetings, visiting individual clubs, and consistent one on one contact with club board members. Being an LTG will take an amount of dedication and time that can sometimes be hard to fit into a busy schedule, so make sure this is a position you're willing to commit to fully. It's a lot of work, but being an LTG has helped me improve as a person and meet amazing people from all over the state. I have formed so many incredible friendships and met people from all kinds of backgrounds. Additionally, being in this position has helped me become a better leader, discover what I'm passionate about, given me the confidence to be more outgoing, and allowed me to have a platform on which I can better serve my community. This is an experience that I will remember for the rest of my life. Key Club is what you put into it, and I am so glad to have put in this much effort.
-Marlee Wiggington, Tipton High School
2016-2017 Sycamore North Division LTG