12-09 Article VI & VII

ARTICLE VI: CONTRACTS, CHECKS, DRAFTS, and BANK ACCOUNTS

Section 21.        Contracts -- Any and all deeds, documents, investments, and writings signed for and on behalf of and in the name of the Association by the President and Treasurer with the authorization of the Board of Directors shall be binding upon the Association.  Save as aforesaid or as otherwise stipulated in these By-Laws, no officer, agent, or member shall have any power or authority to bind the Association by any contract or engagement or to pledge its credit.

Section 22.        Checks and Drafts -- All checks, bills or exchange, or other orders for the payment of money, notes, or other evidences of indebtedness issued, accepted, or endorsed in the name of the Association shall be signed by the Treasurer or Executive Director.  Proper receipts must be submitted for reimbursement of expenses incurred on behalf of KSTA, with no exceptions.

Section 23        Deposits -- All funds of the Association shall be deposited in a timely and responsible fashion to the credit of the Association in a bank or trust company as the Board of Directors may approve.

ARTICLE VII: AMENDMENTS

Section 24.        A proposed amendment to the By-Laws may originate with any member or group within the Association.  Each member of the Board of Directors must be emailed a copy of the proposed amendment at least seven (7) days before the regularly called meeting at which it is to be considered.  For adoption the amendment must be approved by a majority of a quorum of the Board of Directors present at the regular meeting.
                                             
 Section 25.        Removal of KSTA Officers and Board Members - KSTA Officer(s) or Board Member(s) may be removed from the board because of:  non-performance of duties, activities that would endanger the professional status of the KSTA, theft or other illegal activity against KSTA, or conviction of a felony.  Impeachment proceedings may be initiated by any board member by making a motion at an open meeting of the board.  Upon gaining a second, the motion is opened for discussion by the board.  A moderator will be chosen to direct the discussion, allowing all parties concerned an opportunity to speak.  The motion may not be delayed or tabled without a majority consent of the board members in attendance (this consent can be determined by a show of hand and is not to be considered a vote on the motion itself).  After discussion, a vote will be called and the motion will be said to pass if 75% of the board members eligible to vote for removal.  Impeachment, once passed, takes effect immediately and that member may not participate in any further KSTA Board of Directors business.  Replacement for any position that is vacated, either by resignation or impeachment, is to be initiated by the executive committee and their recommendation is to be presented to the board for approval.