PAST LIEUTENANT GOVERNORS ASSOCIATION
PACIFIC NORTHWEST DISTRICT
“Pacific Northwest Bigfoot Brigade”
ARTICLE 1 – NAME
Section 1.01 This organization shall be known as the Pacific Northwest Bigfoot Brigade, AKA “Bigfoot Brigade”, a Past Lieutenant Governor’s Association, Pacific Northwest District of Kiwanis International.
ARTICLE 2 – MISSION:
Section 2.01 The mission of the Association is to provide assistance to and promotion of the Pacific Northwest district of Kiwanis International.
ARTICLE 3 – PURPOSES:
Section 3.01 The mission shall be accomplished through the following objectives.
A. To promote continuing interest and participation of Past Lt. Governors Kiwanis activities.
B. To provide an opportunity for fellowship among Past Lt. Governors.
C. To assist in the promotion of Kiwanis Sponsored Organizations and Clubs.
D. To assist in the promotion of Division Projects.
E. To act as an advisor and consultant to the Kiwanis Clubs in the District, upon the request of the Governor, current Lt. Governor, or Kiwanis Club.
F. To assist in increasing membership within the Divisions of the District.
G. To assist with club membership retention.
H. To provide leadership assistance for the expansion of clubs throughout the Divisions of the District.
I. To assist in the Regional Conferences as requested by the District Governor.
J. To promote adoption and use of Division Councils in every Division.
K. To aid in creating harmony and unity in the divisions at their request.
L. To seek out and encourage qualified Kiwanians for election to District Board.
M. To promote attendance at District and International Conventions.
ARTICLE 4 – MEMBERSHIP:
Section 4.01 Past Lieutenant Governors of Kiwanis International in good standing in a Kiwanis Club in the Pacific Northwest District of Kiwanis International are eligible for membership in this association.
Section 4.02. Active membership in the Past Lieutenant Governor’s Association will be maintained by payment of annual dues or of a one time lifetime dues.
ARTICLE 5 –BOARD OF DIRECTORS:
Section 5.01 ORGANIZATION – The Board of Directors shall be made up of elected officers for leadership and directors for oversight.
Section 5.02 DUTIES – The Board of Directors shall enter upon their official duties on the first day of October of each year, and shall serve for a term of two years, except for the Chairperson, Chairperson Elect and Vice Chairperson which serve for a term of one year, or until their successor shall be duly qualified, nominated and elected.
Section 5.03 OFFICERS - The officers shall be a Chairperson, Chairperson Elect, Vice Chairperson, Secretary, and Treasurer whose duties shall be those generally pertaining to such offices. The Chairperson Elect succeeds the Chairperson and the Vice Chairperson succeeds the Chairperson Elect.
Section 5.04 DIRECTORS – The Directors shall be two elected Past Lt. Governors from each Region, except AYN N/S Region shall have 1 director, and two elected Directors at Large whose duties shall be those generally pertaining to such offices.
ARTICLE 6 – COMMITTEES:
Section 6.01 The Association Chairperson shall appoint all Committees and Chairpersons necessary to insure proper functioning of this organization.
Section 6.02 STEERING COMMITTEE. The current Governor of the Pacific Northwest District of Kiwanis International shall be an ex-officio member of the Association Steering Committee.
ARTICLE 7 – MEETINGS:
Section 7.01 The annual meeting of the Pacific Northwest Bigfoot Brigade shall be at the time of the District Convention each year.
Section 7.02 Special meetings shall be held on call of the Chairperson, with the approval of the District Governor, provided that such meetings not be held less than thirty (30) days prior to the District Convention.
Section 7.03 The members present at any duly called meeting shall constitute a quorum, provided at least ten (10) active members are present.
Section 7.04 Notification in the Pacific Northwest District Kiwanis Publications or to the active membership in writing or e-mail by the Association Chairperson, or Secretary, or Treasurer shall be made at least fifteen (15) days in advance of any special meeting.
ARTICLE 8 – NOMINATION
Section 8.01 The election of officers shall be held at the annual meeting.
Section 8.02 Voting shall be by ballot or voice vote if single slate is presented and shall not be cumulative. There shall be no voting by proxy.
Section 8.03 The Chairperson shall appoint a nominating committee. This committee shall consist of three active members of the Pacific Northwest Bigfoot Brigade.
A. The Chairperson shall designate the chairman of this committee.
B. The duties of this committee shall be to make nominations, with the consent of the nominated, and to prepare a ballot for the election of said officers.
C. Further nominations from the floor may be made, provided the nominee has given consent.
D. The recommendations of the Nominating Committee and any proposed articles of association changes shall be published in the Pacific Northwest District Kiwanis Publications, or mailed or e-mailed to the active membership at least thirty (30) days prior to the annual meeting.
ARTICLE 9 – MINUTES OF MEETING:
Section 9.01 The Secretary shall keep written minutes of each meeting, and shall disseminate the important activities through a news release to the Pacific Northwest BUILDER or INSIDER, or by mail or e-mail.
ARTICLE 10 – REVENUE:
Section 10.01 The Treasurer shall receive all monies from dues, donations, other gifts and fund raising events and deposit them in the Past Lieutenant Governor’s Association Account held at the Pacific Northwest District of Kiwanis of Kiwanis International, shall maintain an accurate accounting of all funds and be prepared to give an accounting of receipts and disbursements at the annual meeting or at any other time he/she is called on to do so.
ARTICLE 11 – FINANCE:
Section 11.01 The fiscal year of the Pacific Northwest Bigfoot Brigade Association shall begin on the first day of October each year and end the last day of September of the following year.
Section 11.02 The Treasurer shall submit a financial report to the Past Lieutenant Governors at the annual meeting or at any other time called to do so.
Section 11.03 The Pacific Northwest District of Kiwanis International shall be the official depository for the Pacific Northwest Bigfoot Brigade and will disburse all funds at the order of the Association.
Section 11.04 All funds shall be deposited in the name of the Pacific Northwest Bigfoot Brigade. Vouchers drawn on the Pacific Northwest Bigfoot Brigade account shall be signed by any two (2) of the officers of the Association.
ARTICLE 12 – ACTIVITIES:
Section 12.01 The Pacific Northwest Bigfoot Brigade shall seek by fair discussion at its annual meeting, and in other ways, to develop and implement programs to promote Kiwanis within the Pacific Northwest District.
ARTICLE 13 – RULES OF ORDER:
Section 13.01 “Robert’s Rule of Order Newly Revised (most recent edition)” shall be the parliamentary authority for all matters of procedure not specifically covered by these Articles.
ARTICLE 14 – APPROVAL
Section 14.01 These Articles shall be adopted by a majority vote of active members present at a regular meeting.
Section 14.02 Any amendment to these Articles may be adopted on the affirmative vote of two-thirds (2/3) of the active members present at any regular meeting, provided written notice of the proposed amendment shall have been publicized thirty (30) days prior to the meeting in the Pacific Northwest District Kiwanis Publications, or by mail, or by e-mail to the active members.
Section 14.03 These Articles and all amendments or additions shall not be effective unless approved by the Board of Directors of the Pacific Northwest District of Kiwanis International
ADOPTED September 20, 2002 Approved March 2, 2003
PACIFIC NORTHWEST BIG
PACIFIC NORTHWEST DISTRICT OF KIWANIS INTERNATIONAL.
BY: Ken Brink BY: Sylvester Neal
AMENDED August 21, 2015
PAST LT. GOVERNORS ASSOCIATION OF THE
PACIFIC NORTHWEST DISTRICT
AKA BIGFOOT BRIGADE
BY: Margie Wilson, Chairman Bob Munger, Governor
AMENDED August 26, 2016
Past Lt. Governors Association of the
Pacific Northwest District
AKA Bigfoot Brigade
BY: Margie Wilson, Chairman Jackie Sue McFraland, Governor