KENTUCKY POLITICAL SCIENCE ASSOCIATION
(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:
To advance knowledge and understanding of
science in Kentucky.
To strengthen the political science
Kentucky and to improve communications among both teachers and
in the profession.
To sponsor an annual meeting of those
in political science.
Membership in the Association is open to the following persons:
The annual dues for the first category of members -- colleges
university teachers -- shall be determined by the Executive
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
meeting, but teachers desiring to become dues-paying members may
dues to the Executive Secretary without attending the meeting.
in business meetings will be limited to dues-paying members.
Teachers of political science in Kentucky
Students of political science in Kentucky
All others who are interested in political
and who show an interest in participating in meetings and
of the Association.
IV. Officers. The following
shall be chosen, and shall constitute the Executive Committee:
V. Selection of Officers. The
Committee shall serve as a nominating committee for all officers, and
recommend candidates for election at the annual business meeting.
A majority vote of the membership present at the meeting shall be
for all elections.
President. The President shall
at the meetings and shall assume responsibility for planning the annual
meeting, delegating authority where necessary. The
shall be responsible for other activities of the Association and for
committees to assist in the work. The President's term of office shall
expire at the end of the annual meeting.
Past President. Upon completion
President's term of office, the President shall assume the office of
President, which term shall expire at the end of the subsequent annual
President-Elect. The President-Elect
be chosen at the annual business meeting, and shall become President at
the close of the subsequent annual meeting.
Executive Secretary. The
shall prepare minutes of the annual business meeting, keep a permanent
record of such meetings, keep financial records, receive dues and other
monies, pay bills, and act as a custodian for all official documents
membership rolls. The Executive Secretary shall be responsible
maintaining all bank accounts and for reporting financial transactions
and status to the membership. The Executive Secretary shall serve
a five-year term of office, which may be renewed as appropriate.
- Associate Executive
The Associate Executive Secretary shall assist the Executive Secretary
in the performance of the above duties, and shall have all the powers
pertaining to that office, including serving as a financial account
signatory. The Associate Executive Secretary shall assume the
office of Executive Secretary upon that officer's resignation,
dismissal or inability to hold office, or upon expiration of term in
case no Executive Secretary shall have been elected. The
Associate Executive Secretary shall serve a five-year term of office,
which may be renewed as appropriate.
VI. Annual Meeting. The
shall hold an annual meeting, at a site to be determined by the
unless the members delegate the selection to the Executive
The annual business meeting will be held at this time.
VII. By-Laws. The Association
establish By-Laws, governing the operations of the annual meeting and
meeting, awards and certifications, dues and other matters not
for Constitutional consideration. All By-Laws shall be approved
a majority of the membership present at the annual business meeting.
Amendments to this Constitution shall be adopted by a majority of
present and voting at the annual meeting after members have been
of the proposed amendments prior to the meeting.