SOUTHEAST KIKO GOAT ASSOCIATION

BYLAWS

March 5, 2022

 

ARTICLE I: MISSION STATEMENT 

 

The mission of the Southeast Kiko Goat Association is to unite and assist Kiko producers

in promoting and marketing Kiko goats to the meat goat industry while educating the public

about the benefits of the Kiko goat. 

 

ARTICLE II: NAME OF ASSOCIATION 

 

The name of the Association shall be the Southeast Kiko Goat Association. For the 

purposes of the By-Laws and for other purposes, hereinafter called Association or 

SEKGA. 

 

ARTICLE III: MEMBERSHIP 

 

Section 1. Eligibility: Any person who is engaged in or interested in any activity or pursuit related to the Kiko industry and who will support the objectives of this Association, shall be eligible for 

membership under such classification and with such rights and privileges as the By-Laws 

of the Association hereinafter shall prescribe. 

 

Section 2. Classes of Membership 

 

a. Regular Member. A regular member is an individual who is actively engaged in or interested in the production of Kikos and pays dues as established by the Board of Directors. 

 

b. Associate Member. A supporting member is an individual living outside said states 

that is engaged in or interested in the production of Kikos and pays dues as established 

by the Board of Directors. b.  Honorary Member.  Honorary membership may be conferred by the Board of Directors to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding support of SEKGA and/or the Kiko breed.  Honorary members shall have no voting rights.

 

Section 3. Application and Approval: Membership in the Association shall be obtained 

by submission of a proper application accompanied by the appropriate payment of 

applicable membership dues to the Association’s Treasurer. Such application shall be

established for membership when approved. 

 

a. Applications for Regular  Membership shall be subject to the approval of the 

President of the Association. 

 

 

 

Section 4 Duties of Membership: Membership is due on Jan 1st of each year.  Each member shall loyally support the Association and shall in good faith, comply with these By-Laws and any amendments thereto duly 

adopted, and to all other policies and procedures duly adopted by the Association. The 

conduct of each member shall not be detrimental to the rights and interests of the 

Association. 

 

Section 5. Resignation, Suspension, and Termination: Any member may resign 

membership in the Association upon giving notice in writing to the Secretary.  Annual dues should be paid by January 1.   Failure to submit payment will result in the member being dropped at the first annual membership meeting. The Board of Directors, by majority vote, shall have the right at all times to dismiss any member who had been judged by the Board to be acting contrary to the aims and purposes and the best interests of the Association; provided, however that such member shall have the right to appear before the Board before any action is taken by 

the Board, and provided, further, that such member shall have the opportunity to appeal 

the decision of the Board to the membership of the Association at its next regular or 

special meeting. 

 

ARTICLE IV: GOVERNANCE 

 

Section 1. Board of Directors: The Board of Directors of the Association shall be vested 

with the authority and responsibility for the governance and operation of the Association 

as authorized in the By-Laws and from action of the general membership in session. 

 

Section 2. Voting Rights: Each farm with one member in good standing shall be entitled to one (1) vote on all 

official business. Votes will be cast in person at meetings. 

 

ARTICLE V: MEMBERSHIP MEETING 

 

Section 1. Regular Meetings: The Association shall hold four (4) meetings per year, the 

exact time and place to be determined by the Board of Directors. 

 

Section 2. Special Meetings: The Board of Directors shall have the right to call a special 

meeting of the general membership at any time, provided that the Board provides notice 

stating the specific business to be brought before the Association and demands such 

special meeting. Such meeting shall be called by the President and the 

Secretary. 

 

Section 3. Notice: Notice of all meetings shall be mailed or emailed to each member at 

at least ten (10) days prior to the meeting. No business shall be transacted at special 

meetings other than that referred to in the call. 

 

Section 4. Quorum: A quorum shall consist of a majority of the Board of Directors at 

any properly called general membership meeting, voting quorum shall be 2/3 of the membership present. 

 

ARTICLE VI: BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS 

 

Section 1. Board of Directors: The elected officers of the Southeast Kiko Goat 

Association shall be a President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and a minimum of two 

Directors at Large. All Directors shall be elected by the membership by majority vote of 2/3 of members present, with nominations being made from the floor or by nominating committee, with majority vote determining the results. Elections shall take place at the annual meeting in June, date to be determined by the Board of Directors. Starting in 2013 the election of officers will take place during the annual Southeast Kiko Roundup and Sale. Each director shall be elected for a two (2) year term of office. The offices of President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer shall be elected in alternate years to provide continuity on the Board.  President and Secretary will be elected on even numbered years for a two year term.  Vice President and Treasurer will be elected on odd numbered years for a two year term.  Directors-At-Large will be elected in alternate years. Each Director shall complete 

their term in office unless earlier removed by death, resignation, or for cause.

 

a. Each term will begin on January 1st and end on December 31st . 

 

Section 2. Eligibility of Directors: Only members in good standing of the Association 

shall be eligible as Directors. 

 

Section 3. Order of Business: When possible, all meetings shall be conducted following 

Robert’s Rules of Order. 

 

Section 4. Removal: Any Director may be removed from office by a majority vote of the 

members present at any meeting . The Director shall be informed in writing of the intended action at least ten (10) 

days prior to such meeting and at such meeting shall have an opportunity to present 

witnesses and be heard in person or by counsel in answer thereto. 

 

Section 5. Vacancies: When a vacancy on the Board of Directors occurs, other than by 

expiration of term, the vacancy may be filled by appointment by the Board of Directors 

until an election can be held at the annual Southeast Kiko Goat Roundup and Sale meeting. 

 

Section 6. Compensation and Reimbursement: The President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, and Directors at Large shall serve without compensation. 

 

ARTICLE VII: DUTIES OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS 

 

Section 1. Management of the Association: The Board of Directors shall have general 

supervision and control of the Association and its affairs and shall make all rules and 

regulations not inconsistent with law or with these By-Laws, for the management of the 

Association and the guidance of the members, officers, and agents of the Association. It 

shall have a reasonable and acceptable accounting system for the requirements of the 

Association, and it shall be their duty to require proper records to be kept of all 

transactions. They shall make the arrangements necessary for adequately financing the 

operations of the Association. 

 

Section 2. Depository: The Board of Directors shall have the power to select one or 

more banks to act as depositories of the funds of the Association and to determine the 

manner of receiving, deposition, and disbursing the funds of the Association and the form 

of checks and the person or persons by whom same shall be signed with the power to 

change such banks and the person or persons signing such checks and the form thereof at 

will. 

 

Section 3. Reserved Duties: The following are specifically reserved for approval at a 

duly called meeting of the Board of Directors: 1) Suspension or termination of a member, 

 

2) Establishment of fees to be charged for annual membership dues, 3) Establishment of 

related fees for SEKGA endorsed activities (i.e., SEKGA Round Up Consignment Fees, 

etc.). 

ARTICLE VIII: DUTIES OF THE OFFICERS 

 

Section 1. President: The President shall serve as Chairman of the Board of Directors 

and shall communicate to the members such matters and make suggestions intended to 

promote the welfare and to increase the usefulness of the Association. The President shall 

perform other duties which are necessarily incident to the office of President or as may be 

prescribed by these By-Laws or the Board of Directors. 

 

Section 2. Duties of the Vice President: The Vice President shall perform all such 

duties as necessarily incident to the office of Vice President. In the absence or temporary 

disability of the President, the Vice President shall perform the duties of the President; 

provided, however, that in case of death, resignation, or long-term disability of the 

President, the Board of Directors may declare the office vacant and elect a successor. 

 

Section 3. Duties of the Treasurer: The Treasurer shall perform all such duties as necessarily incident to the office of Treasurer and shall have the prerogative and the authority to question all expenditures and demand accountability for all funds expended. The treasurer must be able to post property or cash to secure a bond in the amount of the monthly average of the treasury.The treasurer shall sign with the President such papers pertaining to the Association and shall make all reports required by law and by these By-Laws.

 

 

Section 4. Duties of the Secretary: The Secretary shall perform all such duties as 

necessarily incident to the office of Secretary and shall keep correct and impartial records 

of all meetings with said meeting minutes being made available to the membership. The 

secretary shall maintain a record of members, member addresses, and ensures that 

membership dues notifications are distributed to the membership for renewal. 

 

Section 5. Duties of the Directors at Large: The Directors at Large shall be responsible 

for representing the membership at large and are expected to attend all board meetings. 

They shall also be responsible for communicating and carrying out the objectives of the 

Association. 

 

ARTICLE IX: OPERATING PROCEDURES AND POLICIES 

 

Section 1: General: The Association shall be so operated that the current members of the 

Association will be treated on a fair and equitable basis. 

 

Section 2: Dues and Fees: The Board of Directors shall establish the amount to be 

charged for annual membership dues and shall determine such other policies for 

operating the Association. 

 

Section 3: Indebtedness: Any and all capital borrowed from members and others shall 

be evidenced by an appropriate certificate, note, or other evidence of debt. Complete 

records of all evidence of debt shall be maintained by the Treasurer at all times. 

 

ARTICLE X: AMENDMENTS 

 

Section 1. By the members: These By-Laws may be amended, repealed, or altered in 

whole or in part, by a two-thirds majority vote of the general membership of members 

present at any regular or special meeting. (see Article IV, Section 2). A quorum of the 

Board of Directors must be in attendance at said meeting with appropriate notice being 

distributed to the membership at least ten (10) days prior to said meeting outlining the 

proposed amendment(s).




 

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DATE APPROVED: PRESIDENT

 

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APPROVED SECRETARY

 

AMENDED DATE ______________