|V 1.0||April 2010||KEBA Policies and Procedures Committee||Draft for discussion|
|V 2.0||July 2010||KEBA Policies and Procedures Committee with input from the Association||Final version to be voted upon|
|V 3.0||March 2013||KEBA Policies and Procedures Committee with input from the Association||Approved by membership during KEBA 26 March 2013 AGM|
|Article 1||Name||This association shall be called "The Kingston East Business Association" (KEBA).|
|Article 2||Purpose||KEBA is a non-profit association, which promotes the economic, industrial, environmental, and agricultural welfare within the Kingston East Community.|
|Article 3||Membership||There are three classes of Member, Regular Member, Associate Member and Honourary Member.|
A Regular Member is either:
An individual shall become a Regular Member when approved by the Association's Executive.
An Associate Member is:
An Honourary Member is:
An Honourary Member is afforded all rights of Membership, including the right to attend and speak at Members' meetings, but is not entitled to vote.
A. An elected Executive as outlined in the By-Laws shall run the organization. The Executive shall operate according to the Constitution and By-Laws.
B. The Executive officers shall be Members in good standing who are able and willing to attend Executive meetings, Committee meetings and general meetings when required.
A. Regular monthly meetings of the Association shall have the place, date, and time stipulated by the Executive.
B. The Executive shall meet as often as necessary to transact the business of the Association.
C. The March meeting shall be designated as the "Annual General Meeting" to conclude all business of the immediate past year. Elections will be held (if necessary) to determine the Executive for the following year. Final reports and annual awards shall be conducted by the officers and directors leaving office.
D. A quorum of 30% shall be present for each and every type of meeting as defined in the bylaws.
E. All meetings to have a time limit specified on the meeting notice
|Article 6||Amendments to the Constitution||
A. Any voting member may submit, to the secretary, a motion to amend the Constitution not less than 30 days prior to the Annual General Meeting (AGM). The amendment will be distributed to the membership not less than 20 days prior to the AGM.
B. An amendment of the Constitution shall be effected only with the support of two thirds (2/3) of the members voting at the Annual General Meeting.
|Article 7||Amendments to the By-Laws||
A. Any voting member may submit orally and in writing a motion to amend the By-Laws prior to, or at any Regular or Special meeting. The proposal will be voted on at the following meeting.
B. Such will require approval by a simple majority vote when a quorum of voting members present.
|Article 8||Dissolution of the Association||
A. If by reason of failing membership it becomes apparent that the association is no longer viable, it shall be proposed by the Executive to the floor at a Special Meeting that proceedings as outlined in the bylaws shall be instituted to dissolve the association.
B. In the event of dissolution of the Association, and after payment of all debts and liabilities, its remaining property shall be distributed or disposed of by the Board of Directors to one or more not-for-profit organizations.