Operating Code - Western Society for Kinesiology & Wellness
Name: The organization shall be known as the Western Society for Kinesiology and Wellness (WSKW).
Purpose: To make every possible effort to improve the quality of the kinesiology and wellness programs in schools, colleges, and universities in the Western United States and Western Canada.
Membership: Membership shall typically consist of individuals employed in kinesiology, physical activity, wellness, and related programs in colleges, universities, and other institutions in the thirteen western states of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming; and Western Canada.
Awards and Dues: There shall be no merit awards. The Central Committee may assess a registration fee in lieu of dues. Note: Should the organization be dissolved all unencumbered funds will automatically be designated to the National Association for Kinesiology and Physical Education in Higher Education (NAKPEHE).
Officers: Officers shall consist of a president, president-elect (who automatically succeeds the president), the past-president, secretary, treasurer, historian, editor of the Western Society Review, editor of the WSKW Monograph Series, web administrator, and executive director. Each officer shall perform the duties which are usually assigned to such an office and shall serve for the following terms: president, president-elect, and past-president (one year); other officers (open terms). The president-elect shall be elected at each annual meeting by a majority favorable vote of those present at the business meeting. Other officers are selected by and serve at the will of the Central Committee.
Central Committee: The Central Committee, chaired by the president, shall be composed of the officers plus two representatives from California and one representative from each of the other states and Western Canada, and two students. Members shall be selected by and serve at the will of the Central Committee.
Other Committees: The following committees shall assist in the business of the Society:
A. Program – The president-elect shall be the program chair, assisted by the president and past-president.
B. Nominating – The past-president, assisted by the president and executive director, shall recommend a president-elect to the Central Committee. The recommendation shall be ratified by a vote of the membership at the business meeting.
C. Future Directions – The committee, chaired by the past-president, is composed of the all active past-presidents and current officers.
Conference: There shall be an annual conference of members during the month of October.
Conduct of Business: The business of the Society shall be carried on by the Central Committee which shall include but is not limited to the following: recommend to the membership the site and date of the following year’s conference; recommend a name to the membership for the president-elect, and other officers as needed. Roberts Rules of Order shall govern procedures in the business meeting.
Western Society Review: The Western Society Review is the official publication of the Society. The editor is appointed by the Central Committee.
WSKW Monograph Series: The Monograph contains the presentations made by the G. Arthur Broten Young Scholars. The editor is appointed by the Central Committee
Web Administrator: The web administrator maintains the official web site of the society. The web administrator is appointed by the Central Committee
Amendment of Operating Code: Suggested changes to this Operating Code shall be e-mailed to the membership 30-days prior to the annual conference and voted on at the business meeting.