Kinsmen and Kinettes are members of 534 clubs, which belong to the national association of Kin Canada. Each club elects its own officers and operates autonomously when determining how it fundraises and distributes those funds within the local community.
Each club in the Association elects an executive every year. This executive will consist of a president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer at the very least. Many clubs include a registrar, bulletin editor(s) and directors as well. The role of the Executive is to act on the club’s behalf in all matters of club business. They will meet regularly outside of the club’s montly meetings to discuss club business and take care of any business assigned to them by the club. The club president in particular plays an important role in how the club operates and is the liaison between the club and the deputy governor.
Within each district, clubs are further grouped into zones and deputy governors oversee operations.
Clubs are grouped into eight districts, each led by a district governor. The district executive, including vice governors, deputy governors, and committees, supports the clubs.
National Board of Directors
The 11-member National Board of Directors, which includes the Kin Canada president and vice president, meets face-to-face quarterly and once per month via teleconference to define vision, policies and Ends (purposes) based on memberships’ needs.
Association Directors are members of the National Board. Their role is to act on behalf of the Association as a whole, bringing the perspectives of their districts to all Board work.
Kin Canada is headquarted in Cambridge, Ontario. Eight full time staff provide administrative services to 534 Kinsmen, Kinette and Kin clubs. The chief executive officer is Executive Director Ric McDonald who represents the paid and unpaid staff, and ensures the Association moves forward in the most efficient and cost effective manner towards it mission and objects.