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Kenton County Alliance to Prevent Substance Abuse is a community organization of volunteers who work to reduce alcohol, tobacco and other drug use among youth. We work for a healthy community through collaboration and policy change. 

We meet on the first Friday of the month at 12:30 in the Ensor Education Annex located next to Tichenor Middle School at 305 Bartlett Avenue in Erlanger.  The public is invited to all our meetings.  Please check our “Monthly Meeting” tab for current meeting information.

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Kenton County Alliance to Prevent Substance Abuse:   By-Laws

 ARTICLE I: NAME

The name of this coalition shall be Kenton County Alliance to Prevent Substance Abuse (KCA). 

ARTICLE II:  ORGANIZATION

This organization will operate as an independent decision making body under the fiscal management of the Erlanger-Elsmere Independent Schools.

ARTICLE III: PURPOSE

The vision of Kenton County Alliance to Prevent Substance Abuse is the following:

Kenton County will expect a Drug Free Community. 

The mission of the Kenton County Alliance to Prevent Substance Abuse is as follows:

Kenton County Alliance empowers communities to reduce and prevent substance abuse among youth therefore eventually reducing substance abuse among adults.

 ARTICLE IV: BASIC POLICIES

The following are basic policies of this Coalition.

  • The Coalition shall be non-partisan.
  • The name of the Coalition or the names of any members in their official capacities shall not be used in connection with or for any purpose without prior approval of the Chairperson.
  • Decisions of the Coalition shall be made by a vote of the active members (See Article V) in attendance.

ARTICLE V: MEMBERSHIP

Active Membership is available to anyone interested in supporting the Coalition’s statement of purpose who attends five or more meetings during the prior twelve months.  This member will have voting privileges on all issues requiring a vote (either through attendance or by proxy), and may hold an office in the Coalition.  Each member is eligible to participate in Coalition and task force activities.

  • If a member is unable to attend the meeting, in which a vote will be held, that member may submit a vote by proxy through e-mail or letter before the meeting.
  • Membership in the Coalition is open to all without regard to race, color, age, sex, religion, disability, or national origin.

ARTICLE VI: OFFICERS AND ELECTIONS

Section 1: Each officer of this Coalition shall be a member of the Kenton County Alliance. 

Section 2: The elected officers of this Coalition shall be Chairperson, Co-Chairperson, and Secretary.

Section 3: The officers of the Coalition shall be elected by the members (See Article V) each October. Vacancies may be filled or new offices created and filled at any meeting of the Executive Committee (See Article VIII). Any officer shall be eligible for re-election.

Section 4: Any officer of the Coalition may resign at any time by giving written notice to the Executive Committee (See Article VIII) of the Coalition and unless otherwise specified, the acceptance of such resignation shall not be necessary to make it effective.

ARTICLE VII: DUTIES OF THE OFFICERS

Section 1: Chairperson:  The Chairperson shall help set the agenda at all meetings, convene the meetings and shall perform such other duties as may be assigned by the Executive Committee (See Article VIII). The Chairperson shall facilitate the mission of the group and shall serve as member ex-officio of all committees.

Section 2: Co-Chairperson: The Co-Chairperson shall serve as an aide to the Chairperson and shall perform the duties of the Chairperson in the absence or inability of that office to act.

Section 3: Secretary: The secretary shall record the minutes of all meetings of the Coalition and perform such other duties as may be delegated by the Chairperson. All minutes shall be completed within two weeks of the meeting date.

ARTICLE VIII: Executive Committee    

Section 1: The Executive Committee shall consist of the officers of the Coalition and the Chairperson(s) of the standing committees. The Chair(s) of the committees shall be appointed by the Coalition Chairperson.

 

Section 2: The duties of the Executive Committee shall be:

A.    To transact necessary business in the intervals between meetings and such other business as may be referred to by the Coalition;

B.   To create committees;

C.   To approve plans of work of the standing committees;

D.   To present  reports at the regular meetings of the Coalition;

E.   Prepare and submit budgets for the current fiscal year.

 ARTICLE IX: MEETINGS

Section 1:  The Coalition will meet a minimum of 10 times during the fiscal year.

Section 2:  Notification of each meeting will be given at least 5 working days in advance.   

Section 3:  The Chairperson may call special meetings.

ARTICLE X: STANDING COMMITTEES &

SPECIAL TASK FORCES

Section 1: The Executive Committee may create committees and special task forces to promote the objectives and carry on the work of the Coalition.

Section 2: Committee projects shall have the consent of the Executive Committee. The Chairperson of each committee shall present a plan of work to the Executive Committee for approval

Section 3: The Coalition Chairperson shall be a member ex-officio of all committees.

ARTICLE XI: FISCAL YEAR

The fiscal year of the Coalition shall begin October 1ST and end September 30th.

 ARTICLE XII: PARLIAMENTARY AUTHORITY

The Coalition may utilize Robert’s Rules of Order at the discretion of the Chairperson of the Executive Committee.

ARTICLE XIII: AMENDMENTS

Notice of any proposed amendment of the by-laws shall be given at a regular or special meeting of the Coalition. Voting of the proposed amendment shall take place at the next regular meeting.