Notice of Proposed Bylaws Revision

Revision to KSBA Bylaws

March 22, 2021

NOTICE

The Kentucky State Beekeepers Association Board of Directors has approved a proposed change to the by-laws to be voted on at the next General Membership meeting. The meeting date and location will be announced.

SUMMARY

Revise Article III Section 3.01 Members to change membership period from calendar year to member anniversary date.

RATIONAL FOR CHANGE

  1. Benefits KSBA members by enabling them to receive a full year of membership regardless of when each individual starts their membership. In the current bylaws, a person who starts membership on August 1 receives membership for only the remainder of that calendar year and would renew on January 1 of the following year. In the proposed bylaws, a person who starts membership on August 1 receives a full year of membership and would renew on August 1 of the following year.
  2. Benefits KSBA by reducing administrative overhead. The KSBA Webmaster created automated renewal reminders to be sent on the anniversary date to each member. Advances in technology have made anniversary date the standard period for membership renewal.

CURRENT BYLAWS

ARTICLE III
MEMBERS

3.01 Members. KSBA shall be a membership organization. A term of membership shall be the calendar year, and such membership shall be renewed on an annual (one year) basis. New memberships may be started at any time during the year and shall provide membership for the remainder of that calendar year. Memberships may be renewed for periods greater than one (1) year. Immediate families residing at the same address shall be members if one family member paid membership dues. Members must attain age 18 to vote.

PROPOSED BYLAWS

ARTICLE III
MEMBERS

3.01 Members. KSBA shall be a membership organization. New memberships may be started at any time during the year and shall provide membership for one year. A term of membership shall be based on the member’s anniversary date. Renewals are due on the individual member’s anniversary date. Memberships may be for periods greater than one (1) year. Immediate families residing at the same address shall be members if one family member paid membership dues. Members must attain age 18 to vote.