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BYLAWS OF THE KANSAS ASSOCIATION OF FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES
Proposed Bylaw Amendments

ARTICLE V
Functions of Officers/Executive Board Members

The functions of the elected officers of the Association are as defined below:

The President shall be the executive officer of the Association and perform the following duties:

  • Provide general supervision and leadership to the organizational policies and program;
  • Serve as the chairman of the executive board and executive committee;
  • Appoint all committee members and members to fill unexpired terms in case of vacancies in all positions (with the exception of the president-elect).
  • Appoint an auditing committee as needed; and serve as deputy treasurer.
  • Be a member of the Senate and in the affiliates units of AAFCS and report on these meetings to the KAFCS executive committee;
  • Serve as liaison officer with the AAFCS and co-coordinate cooperative relations activities of the association with the president-elect and be responsible for maintaining communications and coordinating activities with other associations and agencies, including submission of affiliate documents and reports.
  • Serve as counselor the year following the term of presidency.
  • Serve as ex-officio member of the KAFCS Foundation.

The president-elect shall perform the following duties:

  • Serve as a voting member of the Executive Board and the Executive Committee;
  • In case of vacancy in the president’s office, the president-elect shall fill the unexpired term.
  • Co-coordinate cooperative relations activities of the association with the president and be responsible for maintaining communications and coordinating activities with other associations and agencies.
  • The president-elect shall co-chair the Bylaws committee with the counselor.

The duties for these officers are as follows:

  • The VICE-PRESIDENT OPERATION/RECOGNITION shall perform the following duties:
    • Be a voting member of the Executive Board and the Executive Committee;
    • Coordinate the activities of the pre-professional university representative section, standing committee;
    • Communicate with membership through KAFCS Newsletter and updates;
    • Perform the duties of the president at meetings in the president's absence;
    • Share responsibilities with Vice-President Communication and Membership to provide board orientation; and
    • Oversee activities related to:
      • Approving district allocations from KAFCS
      • KAFCS recognition and awards including Leader of the Year, Martha Streeter New Achiever, Teacher of the Year, Friend of Family and Consumer Sciences, Distinguished Service Award, Extension 2000, 50-yr members and student recognition.
  • The VICE-PRESIDENT COMMUNICATION AND MEMBERSHIP shall perform the following duties:
    • Be a voting member of the Executive Board and Executive Committee;
    • Chair the program of work committee, which is includes president-elect, representatives of divisions, professional sections, and action groups;
    • Serve on the annual meeting program committee;
    • Oversee the work of the website coordinator to ensure the timely and accurate posting of Association business on the KAFCS website.
    • Oversee activities related to membership including interpreting policies in regard to membership, developing active recruitment, and forward to AAFCS eligible applications for membership;
    • Oversee marketing initiatives as charged by the Executive Board and within interests of AAFCS;
    • Serve as a FACS representative on marketing coalitions with Kansas Association Teachers of Family and Consumer Sciences (KATFACS) and Kansas Extension Agents-Family and Consumer Sciences (KEAFCS) to expand and improve knowledge, understanding and appreciate the profession.
    • Communicate to and respond to members relative to legislative issues;
    • Communicate with membership through KAFCS e-newsletters, updates, and website; and
    • Share responsibilities with Vice-President-Operations and Recognition to provide Board Orientation.

The recording secretary shall perform the following duties:

  • Be a voting member of the Executive Board and the Executive Committee;
  • Record minutes of all business meetings of the Executive Board and the Executive Committee;
  • Distribute the minutes of each meeting to members of the Executive Board via email within 15 days of the meeting;
  • Record minutes of the KAFCS assembly; and
  • Prepare all notices and conduct such correspondence as the governing bodies may direct.

The treasurer shall perform the following duties:

  • Be a voting member of the Executive Board and the Executive Committee;
  • Shall be bonded and shall be responsible for purchasing the bond;
  • The Treasurer shall hold the official tax-exempt documents and direct financial activity to ensure the Association is in alignment with the parameters of the non-profit status as stated in Article XV;
  • Manage all fiscal matters;
  • Accept a set of books which has been audited by the auditing committee
  • Disperse money, paid by check only, as authorized by the Executive Committee;
  • Account for all money receipts;
  • Submit reports of receipts and disbursements to the executive board and the membership at the annual business meeting;
  • Present the proposed annual budget to the Executive Board;
  • Funds allowed by the approved budget may be disbursed by the treasurer without action by the executive committee; and
  • Shall be replaced with the deputy treasurer (President) if the position is vacant.

The counselor shall perform the following duties:

  • Serve as a voting member of the Executive Board and the Executive Committee;
  • Serve as the chairperson of the nominating committee;
  • Serve as co-chair of the bylaws committee;
  • Serve as parliamentarian; and
  • Advise the president.

The Pre-Professional Presidents shall represent each of the family and consumer sciences education pre-professional groups. They shall serve as voting members of the executive board and the executive committee.


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(Adopted 1977; Revised 1979,1980,1981,1984,1985,1988,1999,2005,2006,2007,2013)