An overview of Kin Canada’s leadership structure
Kinsmen and Kinettes are members of approximately 480 Kinsmen, Kinette and Kin clubs that belong to the National Association of Kin Canada. Each club decides what causes to support through fundraisers and community service projects.
Every year, clubs elect an executive team that consists of a president, vice president, secretary and treasurer. Many clubs will also include a registrar and Bulletin editor(s). The role of the executive team is to manage the operational details of the club. The club president also acts as the liaison between the club and the zone deputy governor.
Clubs are grouped into fifty-four zones within each district. Elected deputy governors oversee zone operations.
Zones are grouped into eight districts across the country. Each district is led by an elected district governor. The district executive team includes vice governors, deputy governors and committees, all of which support the clubs.
National Board of Directors
The 11-member National Board of Directors includes the Kin Canada president and vice president. The board meets face-to-face quarterly and holds meetings once a month via teleconference. They define the Association’s vision, policies and ends (purposes) based on the membership’s needs.
Kin Canada’s headquarters is located in Cambridge, Ontario. Nine full-time staff provide administrative services to the clubs. Ric McDonald is the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director. He represents the paid and unpaid staff, and ensures the Association moves toward its mission and objects in the most efficient and cost-effective manner.
Six National committees work on special projects and act as a resource to fulfill the various mandates for each department at Kin Canada, as well as help achieve goals set out to further the Association.
Funding of Kin Canada’s National Association
Kin Canada’s national Association does not receive money raised in the community. Kin’s national office in Cambridge, its programs and services, are financed through the members' annual dues and additional revenue generated from activities such as Kin Canada’s internal sales division.