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Proposed Bylaw Amendments

Governing Bodies; Functions


The Executive Board of this Association shall consist of the elected officers of the Association and the counselor; chairman of standing committees; and other members designated by the Executive Board. The aforementioned shall have voting privileges. Non-voting members are the Executive Director, Foundation President and Liaisons.

The Executive Board of the Association shall perform the following duties:

  • Administer the business of the Association and refer to the assembly of members such matters as it deems desirable and as are required by the bylaws;
  • Receive and act on committee reports;
  • Approve a yearly budget and program of work;
  • Determine dates and places for the meetings of the Association and have the power to cancel annual meeting in the event of an emergency;
  • Recommend new committees and discontinuance of those whose work is no longer needed;
  • Provide for cooperation with other groups through appropriate means. This shall include appointment of representatives and membership on joint committees;
  • Consider the general policies of the Association and submit its recommendations to the assembly of members;
  • Meet immediately before the annual meeting and other times on call of the president;
  • Approve the annual conference chairperson and the future meeting site(s) submitted by the president-elect;
  • Select a nominating committee (2 members) at the spring board meeting; and
  • Designate banks to be used as depositories of Association funds and direct the investment of all funds of the Association held for investment.

A majority of the currently serving members of the Executive Board shall constitute a quorum. In the event a quorum is not present, an electronic vote shall be used within 10 days of the meeting.


The Executive Committee shall consist of the elected officers of the Association and the counselor. Two-thirds of the Executive Committee shall constitute a quorum. The functions of the Executive Committee shall perform the following:

  • Act for the Executive Board between meetings of the board;
  • Be on call of the president;
  • May employ an executive director or other employees as deemed beneficial to the organization; and
  • Set policies regarding conditions of employment of the executive director and/or other employees.

The assembly of membership shall be made up of those in attendance at the annual meeting. The assembly of members shall meet annually to transact business as may properly come before it. The assembly shall convene at the time of the annual business meeting of the Association. The KAFCS members present at the annual assembly of members shall constitute a quorum. Any item of business shall be passed if a majority vote is received by the assembly. Functions of the assembly of members are to perform the following:

  • Receive and act on reports from officers, and committees of the Association;
  • Approve an annual financial report;
  • Adopt a program of work, and resolutions;
  • Transact any business as may properly come before the assembly of members;
  • Act upon recommendations submitted by the executive board;
  • Provide guidance to state delegates to the AAFCS Senate.

The Kansas Association of Family and Consumer Sciences shall be represented by two delegates in the AAFCS Senate. The two delegates will be the KAFCS President or alternate and the KAFCS President-elect or alternate of KAFCS. Additional at-large delegates may be permitted from the membership. The KAFCS executive board may provide financial support to the delegates.

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