By-laws: Changing Mandatory Policy

Changing By-laws Mandatory Policies

In the most recent revision of club bylaws, dues became part of the Mandatory Policies.  Changing dues requires an amendment to the by-laws.  Here is KI on how to revise Mandatory Policies–

Subject: Changing Club Policies
SEP 09, 2019  |  04:41PM EDT
Rene replied:
Hello Paul,

Thank you for letting me know about your amendment to the bylaws & policies. You can make the edit to the bylaws that you have online and submit them there. Just log back in and click on the club bylaw icon located on the left of the screen. This will take you to the club bylaw management center page. You will need to click on create a new version (poor wording that we need to change) if you are still on the “Approval page” ( your policies will still be in place).

The instructions page will populate, so scroll to the bottom and click on done with review. Now you will have the 4 easy steps page. You will now need to the complete the steps. You will need to click on the word customize. This will take you back to the mandatory policies where you can make your edit(s) if you have to make here. Save and click on the bottom of the page. Now you are ready for step 3, which are the optional policies. Click on the word review and make any necessary changes. Once done, scroll to the bottom and click on save and complete. If no changes are needed, you can just scroll to the bottom and click on the save and complete. The last thing you need to do is step 4. Which is the final review and submit, so click on the words final review. When you have looked over everything and it is correct, you can submit them at the bottom of that page after you enter the adoption date.

Let me know if you have any questions.

Take care,

René Booker
Club Processing Representative
Kiwanis International
3636 Woodview Trace, Indianapolis, IN 46268 USA
U.S. & Canada: 1-800-KIWANIS, ext. 203
Worldwide: +1-317-217-6203 | #KidsNeedKiwanis


I’m confused.  If we wish to change mandatory policies like dues, it is clear that we need to provide 14 days advance notice and vote requires approval by 2/3 of members present and voting.

But “create a new version” seems to imply we need to redo our bylaws.
How do we change mandatory policies?

Paul Eckler