KENTUCKY POLITICAL SCIENCE ASSOCIATION

CONSTITUTION

(Amended March, 2006)
(Revised March, 2001)
1979 Version May Be Found HERE


I. Purposes.  The purposes of the Kentucky Political Science Association are as follows:


II. Membership.  Membership in the Association is open to the following persons:

III. Dues.  The annual dues for the first category of members -- colleges and   university teachers -- shall be determined by the Executive Committee.  Dues payment shall not be required of students and others who take part in Association  activities.  The annual dues will normally be collected at the time of registration  by those attending the annual meeting, but teachers desiring to become dues-paying members may forward dues to the Executive Secretary without attending the meeting.  Voting in business meetings will be limited to dues-paying  members.

IV. Officers.  The following officers shall be chosen, and shall constitute the Executive Committee:

V. Selection of Officers.  The Executive Committee shall serve as a nominating committee for all officers, and shall recommend candidates for election at the annual business meeting.  A majority vote of the membership present at the meeting shall be required for all elections.

VI. Annual Meeting.  The Association shall hold an annual meeting, at a site to be determined by the membership unless the members delegate the selection to the  Executive Committee. The annual business meeting will be held at this time.

VII. By-Laws.  The Association shall establish By-Laws, governing the operations of the annual meeting and business meeting, awards and certifications, dues and other matters not appropriate for Constitutional consideration.  All By-Laws shall be approved by a majority of the membership present at the annual business meeting.

VIII. Amendments.  Amendments to this Constitution shall be adopted by a majority of members present and voting at the annual meeting after members have been notified of the proposed amendments prior to the meeting.