KENNET BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION CONSTITUTION
The name of the Association is the Kennet Beekeepers Association (KBKA). It is an independent association but affiliated to the British Beekeepers Association (BBKA) through the Wiltshire Beekeepers Association, an Area Association Member of the BBKA.
To promote and develop interest in beekeeping in all its forms throughout, but not exclusively, the Kennet area.
To represent the interests of its members at all levels.
This shall be open to any applicant who completes an application form together with the payment of the relevant subscription.
Full Member shall be one who has paid both the association subscription and capitation fees as prescribed by the Wiltshire Beekeepers Association.
Partner Member shall be a partner of and reside at the same address as a Full Member and be one who has paid both the association subscription and capitation fees as prescribed by the Wiltshire Beekeepers Association. A Partner Member cannot vote at General Meetings.
Honorary Member shall be one nominated by the Committee but will have no affiliation with the BBKA.
Associate Member can be a full member of another association, or a social member, and will only pay the association subscription.
Country Member shall be one who has paid both the association subscription and capitation fees as prescribed by the Wiltshire Beekeepers Association but who does not keep bees and does not pay BDI.
Junior Member shall be one aged between 10 and 18 years and be affiliated to a Full Member. A Junior Member cannot vote at General Meetings and may only attend association events with a nominated guardian.
An annual association subscription shall be recommended by the appointed association Committee before the Annual General Meeting from which it will take effect and be ratified by the Annual General Meeting. For full members the annual compulsory capitation fees and optional Bee Disease Insurance will be added to the agreed Association subscription. Subscriptions will run from the First of October to the following 30th September or any part of the year thereof.
A Special General Meeting may be called at any time on a motion called by at least twelve paid up members giving fourteen days notice.