Whilst not the most exciting of topics, KBKA has a set of bye-laws to determine how it is run – after all, Kent Beekeepers Association is a registered charity and company limited by guarantee. In case you are wondering exactly how KBKA is supposed to run, here are the recently updated bye-laws in all their glory. The notes below identify the most recent changes approved at the AGM in June 2015.
PDF file: KBKA Bye Laws 6th June 2015
Details of changes (numbers refer to the paragraphs in the Bye-Laws)
Date at top changed to 6th June 2015
2. Entitlements – newsletter quarterly
4. Officers – addition of Examinations Secretary and Webmaster
7. Council Proceedings – excess of “£1000” changed to “£1500”
11. Finance and Accounts – penultimate paragraph additional words “…having been approved by the Branch – see Section 13”
12. Subscriptions – first line now “The Branch Treasurer shall issue a receipt in appropriate form….”
12. Subscriptions – date for third period return 31st August
15. Beecraft and County Newsletter – County Newsletter – first paragraph “Copy must be….the preceding month” deleted. Second paragraph “on alternative months” changed to “quarterly”
19. BBKA Public and Products Liability Insurance – “Property damage excess £500 …..The above details are current at 6th June 2015…..If proof of Public Liability is required for a show, farmers’ market, working in schools, details can be downloaded from the BBKA website (you’ll need your BBKA membership details).