Kentucky PTA 2019 Election Information

ARTICLE VII: OFFICERS ‐ ELECTION AND VACANCIES

Section 1.
The elective officers of the Kentucky PTA shall be a president, a president‐elect, five (5) vice presidents, a recording secretary and a treasurer. Vice Presidents include: Vice President of Leadership Outreach, Vice President of Organizational Services, Vice President of Programs, Vice President of Membership, and Vice President of Communications.

Section 2.
a.
The officers shall be elected at the convention except as provided in Article XVI, Section 4 when convention is dispensed due to an emergency.

b. The term of office for each officer shall be two (2) years or until the election and qualification of his/her successor.

Section 3. The vote shall be by ballot under the supervision of the committee on election. If there is only one (1) nominee for an office, with the approval of the assembly, the election may be by acclamation for that office. A majority vote shall be required for election.

Section 4. The following provisions shall govern the qualifications and eligibility of persons to be officers of the Kentucky PTA.

  1. Only a member of a local PTA/PTSA of the Kentucky PTA shall be eligible to hold office in the Kentucky PTA or any of its divisions.
  2. Only those who are currently serving and have served at least one (1) year as a member of the board of directors shall be eligible for the office of president‐elect.
  3. The president and president‐elect shall serve no more than one (1) full term in the same office.
  4. A person who has served in an office for one‐half (1/2) or more of a term shall be deemed to have served a full term in such office.
  5. From the close of Kentucky PTA Convention through the close of the next Kentucky PTA Convention shall constitute a one‐half (1/2) term of office.
  6. Only those persons who meet the foregoing qualifications and only those who have consented to serve if elected shall be nominated by either the nominating committee or from the floor.

g.   Nominees from the floor must have given thirty (30) days’ notification before the beginning of the annual convention of their intent to run. Notification must be given in writing to the Kentucky PTA President, the nominating committee chairman, and convention chairman.

President:                                  Heather Wampler            hkwampler@gmail.com  

Nominating Committee Chair:     Autumn Neagle             15thdistrictpta.president@gmail.com  

Convention Chairman:                Mary Takhtjian              mary.takhtjian@gmail.com  

NO LATER THAN Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. ALL three people above must be notified via email if you are running from the floor.

KY PTA NOMININATING COMMITTEE SLATE 2019-2021 OFFICERS

PRESIDENT Heather Wampler
(stays in OFFICE- took office 8/1/18)
PRESIDENT-ELECT Kathy Smiley
TREASURER Brittney Bolyard
RECORDING SECRETARY Jessie Manco
VICE PRESIDENT
LEADERSHIP OUTREACH
Autumn Neagle
VICE PRESIDENT
ORGANIZATIONAL SERVICES
Brian Wampler
VICE PRESIDENT
PROGRAMS
Bobbi Jo Kingery
VICE PRESIDENT
MEMBERSHIP
Ushanda Starks
VICE PRESIDENT
COMMIUNICATIONS
Jamie Nebitt

ARTICLE IV: CONSTITUENT ASSOCIATIONS

#Section 7.  The members of the nominating committee for officers of Kentucky shall be elected by the Board of Directors of Kentucky PTA.

#Section 8.  There shall be no proxy voting by any constituent association of National PTA.

ARTICLE X: BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Section 3.  Board eligibility

  1. Only a member of a local PTA/PTSA in good standing who has consented to serve if elected shall be nominated either by the nomination committee or from the floor;
  2. The member must meet the qualifications of the position;
  3. The member must provide written consent to serve, and
  4. The member must complete and sign a Conflict of Interest Policy Statement, which will be kept on file in the Kentucky PTA office. 

ARTICLE XI: COMMITTEES

Section 4.  The Nominating Committee shall:

  1. Select one (1) nominee for each office to be filled at state convention and report to the convention body at the first business session at which time additional nominations may be made from the floor.  Nominees from the floor must have given thirty (30) days’ notification before the beginning of the annual convention of their intent to run.  Notification must be given in writing to the Kentucky PTA President, the nominating committee chairman, and the convention chairman. 

WHO CAN VOTE?

Article XVI: KENTUCKY PTA ANNUAL CONVENTION

Section 1.

b.    The Annual Convention shall be the business meeting of the Kentucky PTA.

c.    Delegate cards shall be given out at Convention to delegates of local PTA/PTSA units that meet the requirements of section 1 (e) and (f).

d.    The Call to Convention shall be printed in the Kentucky PTA official publication prior to the Convention and on the official Kentucky PTA website at least 30 days before the Convention. 

e.    Each local PTA/PTSA in good standing as shown on the records of Kentucky PTA Office thirty (30) days before the Kentucky PTA Annual Convention, shall be entitled to be represented at the Annual Convention of the Kentucky PTA by its President, or alternate, and one (1) accredited delegate plus one (1) additional delegate for every twenty-five (25) members, or a major fraction thereof. 

#f.   A local unit PTA/PTSA in good standing is one which:

  1. Adheres to the Purposes and basic policies of PTA;
  2. Remits the National and Kentucky portions of dues to Kentucky PTA as required
  3. Remits District portion of the dues as required;
  4. Reviews the treasurer’s books and submits the PTA Financial Review Form (formally the audit report form) to the Kentucky PTA Office by July 15th;
  5. Files with the IRS the proper Federal 990EZ or 990N (e-postcard) and sends a copy to the Kentucky PTA Office by November 15th;
  6. Has bylaws approved by the Kentucky PTA every five (5) years;
  7. Has an IRS Employer Identification Number (EIN) on file in the Kentucky PTA state office; and
  8. Maintains a minimum of ten (10) members.

Section 2.

  1.   The voting members of the Convention shall consist of:
  2. The members of the Kentucky PTA Board of Directors; and
  3. Accredited delegates of local PTA/PTSAs as provided in Section 1, Paragraph “f” of this Article. 
  4. Those listed in paragraph “a” shall be accredited by the treasurer as voting delegates at the Kentucky PTA Convention.
  5. The privileges of introducing motions, debating and voting shall be limited to the voting members.
  6. There shall not be voting by proxy.
  7. The Annual Convention of the Kentucky PTA shall be open to all members upon payment of the registration fee as determined by the executive committee.

Section 3.

            Forty (40) delegates representing five (5) of the Kentucky PTA Districts shall constitute a quorum.