Why Have a Foundation?
Because the Foundation relies primarily on accrued interest to support its programs, having a Foundation gives you a way to provide a perpetual legacy to the benefit of the children, youth, and sponsored youth of the Pacific Northwest.
What Programs Does the Foundation Support?
Each year the Foundation provides almost $20,000 to $30,000 US for scholarships and grants for sponsored youth members in the Pacific Northwest. Additional funds are available for other grants benefiting children and youth in the Pacific Northwest; Kiwanis clubs are welcome to apply for these grants.
Who are the Members of the Foundation?
All members of Kiwanis clubs in the Pacific Northwest District are automatically members of the Pacific Northwest Kiwanis Foundation. As described in Article II of the bylaws, "The membership in this Foundation shall be limited to, and shall consist of, all the active members in good standing of the Pacific Northwest District of Kiwanis International."
Who Manages the Foundation?
The Foundation Board consists of Directors (16) and Officers (6) as established in the Bylaws. Non-voting members include Ex-officio and Emeritus.
The Foundation Executive Committee consists of a President, Vice-President, President-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer, and Immediate Past President, all of whom are also directors. All other Board positions except Secretary and Treasurer are two-year positions. All are elected by the Foundation Board. The President, President-Elect and Vice President each shall serve for one (1) year in their respective office.
When Does the Board Meet?
The Board typically meets three or four times a year, usually in Washington, British Columbia, or Oregon. The Annual General Meeting (AGM) is the meeting at which a slate of officers and directors is selected for approval by the Kiwanis District Board. The AGM is held in August at the Pacific Northwest Kiwanis District Convention, the location of which changes each year.
To find out when the next Board meeting will be held, please contact the Foundation secretary.
How Can I Serve on the Board of Directors?
If you are interested in serving on the Board, please fill out this expression of interest form.