April 30, 1986 |
The board of Kiwanis International announced today that it will recommend that the service organization accept women as members. Kiwanis International President Donald Williams said the board voted unanimously to support adoption of a women's membership amendment when club delegates convene in Houston in June.
May 1, 1986 |
The board of Kiwanis International, faced with legal challenges to its men-only membership policy, has endorsed the admission of women to the 70-year-old service organization, its president said Wednesday. Donald E. Williams said delegates representing 300,000 Kiwanians will vote on the proposal during the organization's convention June 22-26 in Houston. A two-thirds majority is needed to amend the Kiwanis' constitution to admit women.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 7, 1987 |
Emboldened by this week's U.S. Supreme Court decision that women cannot be barred from Rotary clubs in California, the 12-member Kiwanis Club of Chatsworth elected a woman as its treasurer Wednesday in defiance of Kiwanis International's standing order to drop her and another woman from the club.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 16, 1998 |
The Kiwanis Club of Greater Anaheim has installed officers to serve in the coming year. They are William H. Spehn, president; Paul V. Bostwick, president-elect; John S. Peterson, vice president; Richard H. Smith, treasurer; William F. Marshall, secretary; and Allen H. Ellsworth, sergeant-at-arms. A new board of directors also was chosen. Spehn will serve on the worldwide Kiwanis leadership council with the international president.
June 25, 1986
Kiwanis International members turned down a board recommendation to allow female members in the worldwide service club, marking the 11th time in as many years that such a proposal has been rejected. But the vote at the annual convention in Houston was the closest ever on the issue. Last year, 77% of the voters were against the proposal, but this year, the 'No' vote was 53%.
July 8, 1987 |
Kiwanis International, a service organization with clubs all over the world, ended a 72-year men-only tradition in a matter of minutes Tuesday with an overwhelming vote to let its 8,200 clubs admit women. "I'm delighted and relieved," incoming president Tony Kaiser said after the vote. "It's time to put this controversy behind us and get on with the real business of the service club movement."