Section I. Membership. Membership shall be open to all interested
individuals and groups in Kentucky who wish to affiliate with the Association
and who supports the purpose and policies of the Association upon approval of
the Membership Committee based upon qualifications and criteria set forth by
the Board of Directors. An application
needs to be completed and dues paid in full for voting privileges.
Membership Categories . The general categories of Membership
shall be Center, Provisional, Individual, Honorary, and Associate. The Board of Directors may adopt from time to
time other membership classifications consistent with the purpose and objectives
of the organization.
Section III. Center
Membership. The applicant for center
membership shall be a legally constituted entity that operates at least one
licensed adult day services program and whose primary purpose is to provide
quality adult day services.
There are two Group Membership options:
- Combined Revenue Method: Dues rate is based on the total of combined gross revenue of all centers in the group.
- Separate Revenue Method: Dues rate is based on the separate gross revenue for each and every center.
Provisional Membership. Provisional
Membership may be granted to an unlicensed program or to an entity in the
planning phase and to all Applicants, pending approval of their respective
membership applications by the Membership Committee. Provisional Membership may be granted for a
maximum period of two years from the date of initial application to the
An applicant qualifying for Provisional Membership shall:
- Have a current application for licensure or a valid, current license on file with an appropriate licensing authority or,
- Agree to apply for and receive licensure from an appropriate licensing authority within two years from the date of application to the Association, and
- Agree to conform to and abide in the Bylaws, code of ethics, rules and policies of the Association, as well as decisions of the committees of the Association.
Individual Membership. Any person
interested in Adult Day and who directly provides adult day services, except an
individual who is an employee or a principle of an organization qualifying as a
center, provisional, or associate member shall not be accepted as an individual
member unless the employing agency is a current member in the appropriate
Section VI. Honorary
Membership. Honorary Membership may
be granted to individuals based on the following criteria:
- An active member of KAAD for at least 10 years.
- A past officer or committee chairperson.
- Influence in the field of adult day beyond the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
- Extraordinary influence with at least five years as an active KAAD member.
Individuals must qualify in three of the four categories
listed above. Candidates nominations
must be submitted in writing to the Membership committee for review and may be
made by the candidates or any member of KAAD.
Upon approval by the Membership committee, candidates will be presented
to the Board of Directors. The board
will then vote on the recommendation.
Associate Membership. Associate
Membership may be granted to other corporations or organizations interested in
supporting the mission and policies of the Association but that do not engage
in direct Adult Day Care Services.
Official Representative. Each member
shall designate one person as an official representative to the
Section VIX. Voting Rights. Each Center Member, Individual Member, Honorary Member, or its individual representative, in good standing, shall be entitled to one vote at Regional Meetings, the Annual Conference meeting and Special Meetings. Note: Only the Regional Representative or the alternate representatives and officers vote at Board of Directors meetings. Any individual cannot vote for more than one center.
Provisional Members and
Associate Members shall not be entitled to vote on Association business, but
may serve as active voting members of committees.
Voting must be done in person
by the member. Proxy voting is not
permitted at any meeting of the membership or Board of Directors.
Section X. Membership Dues. Membership
dues for the Association shall be established for each class of membership by
the Board of Directors. Dues are payable
from September 1 through August 31.
Members whose dues are delinquent by (3) months shall be dropped.
Section XI. Termination of Membership. A member may be dropped from membership for the
- Non-payment of
dues or other financial obligations.
- Conduct which
tends to injure the Association or which is contrary to or destructive of its
purpose. Allegations of misconduct shall be state in writing to the member who
shall be given a full opportunity to respond to those allegations before the Board
of Directors or a body designated by it.
Such terminations may be achieved by a two-thirds vote of the Board of