The Kenya Veterinary Association purchased a 29-seater bus to aid in its logistical plans during KVA planned events countrywide. The initiative of acquiring the bus was started in 2007. The bus is available to both KVA members and non-members at a fee for hire. The acquisition of the bus is part of KVA’s welfare activities.
As a marketing and advertising outlet, the KVA bus is available to corporate partners for branding at affordable rates.
The Kenya Veterinary Association has partnered with AON MINET Insurance brokers to provide a Last Rites Scheme to KVA members. In case of the death of a paid up KVA members, the next of kin of the diseased are paid Ksh. 200,000 by AON MINET Insurance brokers to meet the funeral expenses.
Motor Vehicle Insurance
In its desire to assist its members, KVA has once more partnered with AON MINET Insurance brokers to offer KVA members motor vehicle insurance services at affordable rates. This services ranges from Third Party Insurance to Comprehensive Insurance cover at competitive rates. So far the service has been well received by the members.
Rights of members
- Ordinary members have full voting rights provided they are fully paid up members.
- Ordinary members have the right to propose or second any fully paid up members for any office in the association or for a place on the executive committee provided this is done in accordance with the constitution.
- Ordinary members have the right to propose, second or object to any licensed or registered veterinary surgeon applying for membership of the Association or any person of the general public for honorary/corporate membership provided this is done in accordance with the constitution.
- Ordinary members may propose or second motions for consideration at Annual and Special general meetings provided they are submitted according to the constitution.
- Ordinary members may take part in all the activities organized by the Association.
Student members have no voting rights, and hence shall not propose, second or object to applications for membership. Student members may participate in all other activities of the association, but shall not stand for elective posts. Student members will not be considered for any nominated posts within the KVA.
Honorary members who are not Veterinary Surgeons shall have no voting rights. Honorary members may participate in all other activities of the Association, but those who are not veterinary surgeons shall not stand for elective or nominated posts.
Corporate members have no voting rights. They have no right to propose, second or object to application for ordinary membership or honorary membership, or any office in the association or place in the executive committee. Corporate members may participate in all other activities of the association but shall not stand for elective posts or be nominated to any post.
Termination of membership
- In order to maintain their membership, members are expected to pay their annual subscription by 30th April each year failure to do so resulting in automatic termination of membership.
- Members whose membership is terminated for non-payment of annual subscriptions will apply for readmission in the normal procedure if they wish to be reinstated.
- It will be at the discretion of the executive committee to demand full payment of the subscription fees outstanding or part thereof if a member is readmitted.
- Failure of members to observe rules and regulations of the association may result in termination of membership in accordance with article 8.3 of the constitution.
Suspension of membership
- Ordinary members who for any reason are unable to meet their annual subscriptions may apply in writing to the Honorary Treasurer for the waiver of such payments and the suspension of their membership for the period they are unable to do so.
- While on suspension, ordinary members shall lose all their membership rights e.g. Voting, the journal etc.
- Members who are subject to disciplinary action by the Kenya Veterinary Board (KBV) or who have been found guilty on criminal charges are automatically suspended from the Association. The lifting of the suspension will only be done after successful application for re-admission, which will be determined by the KVA executive.
Resignation of membership
- Members may terminate their membership by a written notice to the Honorary Secretary of the Association.
Category 1: Branches
Branches will be charged Ksh. 15,000/= for the first three days (each day Ksh. 5000)
If the bus is not returned within the first three days any subsequent day the branch will be charged Ksh. 10,000/= per day. Fuel expenses and driver allowances to be catered by the branch.
Category 2: KVA Members
Any KVA member that wishes to hire the bus for their personal use to deposit Ksh. 10,000 with the KVA office before the bus leaves Kabete.
KVA staff should take down the mileage reading before the bus leaves the compound. Once the bus is returned KVA staff should again take the mileage reading.
If the mileage that the bus will have covered multiplied by Ksh. 50 exceeds the Ksh. 10,000 that the member will have deposited with KVA office then the member will be required to top up the difference.
However if the mileage covered multiplied by Ksh. 50 will be less that the Ksh. 10,000 that the member will have deposited with KVA office then KVA will take the entire total of Ksh. 10,000 Nothing to be refunded to the member.
The minimum amount KVA can take will be Ksh.10,000. Fuel expenses and drivers allowances to be catered for by the member.
Category 3: Non-Members
Non-members of the association to be charged Ksh. 25,000 per day market rate. Fuel expenses and driver allowances on their account.