KENTUCKY POLITICAL SCIENCE ASSOCIATION
(Revised March, 1979)
We present this earlier version of the KPSA Constitution as an historical
artifact. The latest (2001) amended version may be found here.
I. Purposes. The purposes of the Kentucky Political
Science Association are as follows:
To advance knowledge and understanding of political science in Kentucky.
To strengthen the political science profession in Kentucky and to improve
communications among both teachers and practitioners in the profession.
To sponsor an annual meeting of those interested in political science.
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.
Teachers of political science in Kentucky colleges and universities.
Students of political science in Kentucky colleges and universities.
All others Kentuckians who are interested in political science and who
show an interest in participating in meetings and activities of the Association.
IV. Officers. The following officers shall be chosen:
President. The President shall preside at the meetings and
shall assume responsibility for planning the annual meeting, delegating
authority where necessary. He shall be responsible for other
activities of the Association and for appointing committees to assist in
Vice President. The Vice President shall assume the President's
duties if he is absent or resigns and shall assume any other responsibilities
delegated by the President.
Executive Secretary. The Executive Secretary shall prepare
minutes of the annual business meeting and keep a permanent record
of such meetings. Election is by the membership, at annual
meeting, for a three-year term. The Executive Secretary shall
act as a custodian for the Kentucky Political Science Occasional Papers
series. The Executive Secretary shall be responsible for keeping
financial records, receiving dues, and paying bills. He shall report
to the annual meeting and shall report to the President on request.
Payments shall be authorized by the President and the Executive Secretary
jointly. These three officers and the immediate past president shall form
an Executive Committee, to be consulted by the President whenever necessary
between meetings of the Association membership.
V. Selection of Officers. The President, with the advice
of the Executive Committee, shall select a nominating committee prior
to the annual meeting. The nominating committee shall recommend
to the annual meeting candidates for the offices to be elected.
The annual meeting will elect a President and a Vice President, to serve
one-year terms beginning at the conclusion of the meeting, an Executive
Secretary, to serve a three-year term.
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.
VII. 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