Article 1


This organization shall be known as the Minnesota Kindergarten Association and shall operate within the structure of this association.


Article 11


The purpose of this organization shall be:

Inclusive of foregoing purposes, the association is organized exclusively for charitable, educational, religious or scientific purposes within the meaning of Section 501 © (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.


Article  III


Section 1.

Anyone interested in the development and education of young children is eligible for active membership in this organization.


Section 2.

The organization shall not afford pecuniary gain to any person by reason of membership.


Article IV

Meetings of the Organization

Section 1.

The general business meeting shall take place at the annual Kindergarten conference.


Section 2.

There shall be at least one professional meeting each year.


Section 3.

Special meetings may be called at the discretion of the president.



The Executive Board

Section 1.

The executive board shall consist of elected officers, regional representatives, board appointed members and statewide appointees.


Section 2.

The executive board shall meet up to four times per year.


Section 3.

All members may vote at meetings of the executive board.


Section 4.

Special meetings may be called by the president.


Section 5.

Members of the executive board shall be reimbursed for expenses incurred while performing their official duties


Article VI

Elected Officers

Section 1.

Officers shall consist of a president, a president elect, a secretary/historian and a treasurer.


Section 2.

Officers must hold a current Minnesota teaching license with Kindergarten eligibility.


Section 3.

The officers shall be elected at the annual Kindergarten Conference.


Section 4.


Section 5.

Duties of the President


Duties of President Elect


Duties of Past President


Duties of the Secretary/Historian


Duties of the Treasurer


Article VII

Appointed Members: Regional Responsibilities

Section 1

There will be representatives from seven regions of the state serving on the executive board.
There shall be one representative that lives and or teaches in that region.


Section 2

Section 3

Regional representatives will serve for a three year term. They may serve for no more than two consecutive terms.
Regional representatives will be replaced by the executive board.


Article VIII

Appointed Members: State-wide Responsibilities

Section 1

Additional members of the executive board may include the following: Newsletter Coordinator, Membership Chairperson, Legislative Liaison, Minnesota Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators (MnAECTE) Liaison, Minnesota Department of Education Liaison, Public Relations, MKA Grants/Scholarship Chairperson, Spring Conference Liaison.


Section 2

Duties of the Newsletter Coordinator


Duties of Membership Chairperson


Duties of Legislative Liaison


Duties of the Minnesota Association of Early Childhood Teacher Educators (MnAECTE) Liaison


Duties of the Minnesota Department of Education Liaison


Duties of the Public Relations Person


Duties of the MKA Grants/Scholarship Chairperson


Duties of Spring Conference Liaison




This constitution may be amended at any annual meeting of the organization by a two- thirds vote of the members present, provided such amendment is presented to the secretary in writing at the opening of the annual meeting or before, read to the members present, and voted upon under the heading of “New Business”.




Upon the dissolution of the Association, the Association shall, after paying or making provisions for the payment of all the liabilities of the Association, dispose of all the assets of the Association exclusively for the purposes of the Association in such manner, or to such organization or organizations organized and operated exclusively for charitable, educational, religious, or scientific purposes as shall at the time qualify as an exempt organization or organizations under Section 501( c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (or corresponding provisions of any future United States Internal Revenue Law), as the Board of Trustees shall determine. Any such assets not so disposed of shall be disposed of by the Court of Common Pleas of the county in which the principal office of the Association is located, exclusively for such purposes or to such organization or organizations, as said Court shall determine, which are organized and operated exclusively for such purposes.



Last revision 6/18/12

Approved 6/18/12