Constitution & Bylaws
Veterinary Medical Alumni Association
Article I - Name
This association is Kansas State Universitys Veterinary Medical Alumni Association (KSU VMAA).
Article II - Objectives
The objectives of the Association are to promote and support the interests of KSU's College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) and its alumni. This includes alumni activities, student recruitment, fund development, professional, legislative, and public relations.
Article III - Membership
All graduates and faculty, present and past, of KSU's CVM are eligible for membership.
Article IV - Officers
The Association is administered by an Executive Board which is composed of the President, President-Elect, Secretary-Treasurer, a Senior Member-at-Large, and three other Members-at-Large. The Secretary-Treasurer is a KSU CVM graduate who is a current or emeritus faculty member.
The Officers and Members-at-Large are elected at the Association's annual meeting. The President and President-Elect hold office for one year. The President-Elect automatically becomes President unless the members take action against ascendancy. The Secretary-Treasurer continues to serve without reelection until such time that he/she resigns or an election is mandated by the Executive Board or the membership.
Article I - Officer Duties
|Section 1.||The President presides at all Association meetings,
performs all customary duties, and reports to the membership at each annual meeting.
|Section 2.||The President-Elect, in the absence of the President,
assumes the resident's duties.
|Section 3.||The Secretary-Treasurer keeps records of all association and committee meetings. He/she provides oversight on membership information. He/she reports to the membership at each annual meeting.|
Article II - Standing Committees
Executive Board: The Executive Board is the Association's operating group and is empowered to make all decisions that are in the best interest of the Association. In addition, the Board nominates candidates for Association officers and committee membership. The Board is composed of the President, President-Elect, Secretary-Treasurer, the Senior Member-at-Large, and three other Members-at-Large. Ex-officio members of the board include the Past President, the Dean of the CVM, the Director of Alumni Affairs, and the Director of Development. Other ex officio members may be added at the discretion of the Executive Board.
The board is charged with promotion of the alumni activities of the CVM. The Board may also focus on fund development, student recruitment, professional, legislative, and public relations. The President chairs the Board. A quorum shall consist of 50% of the members of the Board.
Article III - Meetings
The Association has one annual business meeting. This meeting is generally held during the Annual Veterinary Conference at KSU. The Executive Board meets three times each year.
Article IV - Dues
Annual membership dues are $25.00 with a 5-year grace period following graduation. Funds received from dues may be used to support alumni activities, such as publications, receptions at annual professional meetings, awards for alumni, Cat Town, and support for class reunions. In case of a deficit, an appeal may be made to the entire Association.
Article V - Amendments
Proposed written amendments must be submitted to the Secretary-Treasurer for action by the Executive Board so they can be distributed to the members at least 30 days before the annual business meeting. The Constitution and Bylaws may be amended by a majority vote of the members at the annual business meeting.
Article VI - Class Organizations
The Association encourages each graduating class of the CVM to organize and appoint a class representative to coordinate class reunions.