Constitution and Bylaws

 

Article I (Name and Purpose)

Section 1. This organization shall be known as the Mathematics Teachers of Tennessee Northwest (MT2NW).

 

Section 2. The purpose of this organization shall be to encourage the improvement of the teaching and learning of mathematics through the provision of opportunities for teachers and students to experience mathematics in the classroom and beyond the traditional classroom environment.

 

Article II (Meetings)

Section 1. The meeting at which this constitution is adopted shall be considered the first meeting of the organization. It shall be presided over by the chairperson of the Organizing Committee. Thereafter, a meeting shall be held at a time and place to be designated at the first meeting.

 

Section 2. Voting members present at a meeting shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.

 

Article III (Membership)

Section 1. The membership shall consist of two classes-active members and honorary members. 

 

Section 2. Active members: Any person who is professionally involved in the improvement of the teaching or learning of mathematics shall be eligible for membership in the organization. Any such person becomes an ordinary member, with the privilege of voting, by the payment of annual dues.

 

Section 3. Honorary members: Persons who are not eligible for ordinary membership may be elected honorary members by a two-thirds vote of the members present at any meeting. Honorary members will neither vote nor pay dues.

 

Article IV (Officers)

Section 1. The officers of the organization shall be a President, Vice-President (President-Elect), Secretary, Treasurer, Affiliation Representative, Publicity Director-Editor, Web Master, Elementary School Representative, Middle School Respresentative, High School Representative, and Post-Secondary Representative. These officers along with the immediate Past President shall constitute the Executive Committee. The Publicity Director-Editor, Web Master, Elementary School Representative, Middle School Respresentative, High School Representative, and Post-Secondary Representative shall be appointed by the President with the consent of the other officers. The remaining officers shall be elected at the last meeting of the school year and shall hold office for a term of two years. Officers other than the President may succeed themselves. 

 

Section 2. The President shall preside over all meetings of the organization and of the Executive Committee. The President shall be responsible for the administration of all activities of the organization and shall cause the provisions of the Constitution and Bylaws to be carried out faithfully. The President may call meetings of the Executive Committee at any time necessary and shall call such meetings on the request of a majority of the Executive Committee.

 

Section 3. In the event that the President can no longer fulfill the duties of the office, the Vice-President (President-Elect) shall assume those duties. In the absence of the President from a meeting of the organization or Executive Committee, the Vice-President will assume those duties.

 

Section 4. The Vice-President shall be the program coordinator and shall be responsible for the planning and administration of the meetings and in-service programs which are presented by the organization. The Vice-President shall be the President-Elect.

 

Section 5. The Secretary shall keep a permanent record of the proceedings of all the meetings of the organization and the Executive Committee.

 

Section 6. The Treasurer shall receive and keep a record of dues paid by the members, shall receive and record all other funds, shall disburse those funds as authorized by the Executive Committee. He or she shall present a financial report at the last meeting of the school year. The Treasurer shall maintain current membership records.

 

Section 7. The Affiliation Representative shall be responsible for initiating and maintaining contact with the regional and/or national groups with which the organization becomes affiliated. He or she will also act as the parliamentarian at all meetings of the organization and the Executive Committee.

 

Section 8. The Publicity Director-Editor shall be responsible promoting all organization activities in the media. The Publicity Director-Editor shall work with the Executive Board to publish spring, fall and winter organization newsletters.

 

Section 9. The Web Master shall maintain an accurate and current website for MT 2 NW. The Website shall promote the purpose and activities of the organization and provide professional information for educators.

 

Section 10. The Elementary School Representative, Middle School Respresentative, High School Representative, and Post-Secondary Representative shall be responsible for assisting the President-Elect with all in-service programs sponsored by the organization. These representatives shall be responsible for assisting the Web Master and Publicity Director to create articles for the organization's newsletter and website.

 

Article V (Executive Committee and Board of Trustees)

Section 1. Between meetings of the organization, the Executive Committee shall act on behalf of the membership.

 

Section 2 . A vacancy in the office of Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer or Affiliation Representative shall be filled by a vote of the remaining members of the Executive Committee. This must be approved by the organization at the next meeting.

 

Section 3 . A majority of the Executive Committee shall constitute a quorum.

 

Section 4. The Executive Committee shall constitute a Board of Trustees of the organization.

 

Article VI (Rules of Order)

Section 1. The meetings shall be conducted according to Robert's Rules of Order.

 

Section 2. Any resolution or action at a meeting shall be considered passed when approved by a majority of members present, except as otherwise stated in the Constitution.

 

Article VII (Amendments and Dissolution)

Section 1. This constitution may be amended by a two-thirds vote of the members present at a meeting provided the text of the proposed amendments has been given to the membership no less than one month before the meeting and provided either a or b below has been satisfied.

 

a. The proposed amendments have been approved by the executive committee.

 

b. The proposed amendments have been given in writing to the Executive Committee by a member of the organization and said amendments have failed to gain approval of the Executive Committee, and 7 members of the organization have indicated in writing to the President their approval of the proposed amendments.

 

Section 2 . If, at any time, the organization shall cease to carry out the purposes as herein stated, all assets and property held by it, whether in trust or otherwise, shall, after the payment of its liabilities, be paid over to an organization, selected by the final Executive Committee of the Association, which has similar purposes and has established its tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 as now enacted or as it may hereafter be amended, and such assets and property shall be applied exclusively for such charitable, scientific, and educational programs.

 

BYLAWS

Article I (Standing Committees)

Section 1. A Program Committee shall be appointed by the Vice-President (Program Director) within one month after his or her election. This committee will have the responsibility of planning the program for the next meeting, and notifying the membership of the planned program at least one month in advance.

 

Section 2. The first Nominating Committee consisting of at least three members shall be nominated and elected at the first meeting of the organization with the election of officers to take place at the second meeting of the organization. Thereafter a nominating committee of three members shall be appointed by the President at least one month before the last meeting of the school year.

 

Section 3. A membership Committee shall be appointed and chaired by the Treasurer in consultation with the Executive Committee. This Membership Committee shall have the responsibility for organizing and promoting activities to solicit and maintain membership in the organization.

 

Article II (Dues)

Section 1. The annual dues of members shall be ten dollars.

 

Section 2. Dues for the ensuing year shall be due and payable at the first Fall meeting. The payment of these dues shall result in a person being a member in good standing from Fall meeting to Fall meeting.

 

Section 3. If a person shall be in arrears at the end of the first Fall meeting, he or she shall be ineligible to hold office or to vote. He or she may be reinstated upon payment of dues.

 

Article III (Amendments)

Section 1. Bylaws may be adopted, amended, or repealed at any meeting by a majority vote of the members present, provided the changes do not modify or conflict with the Constitution.

 

Article IV (Profits)

Section 1. No income of the organization shall be used for a purpose other than of improving mathematics education through the provision of opportunities for teachers and students to experience mathematics in the classroom and beyond the traditional classroom environment.

 

Section 2. The President may call meetings of the Executive Committee at any time necessary and shall call such meetings on the request of a majority of the Executive Committee.

 

Section 3. In the event that the President can no longer fulfill the duties of the office, the Vice-President shall assume those duties. In the absence of the President from a meeting of the organization or Executive Committee, the Vice-President will assume those duties.

 

Section 4. The Vice-President shall be the program coordinator and shall be responsible for the planning and administration of the meetings and inservice programs which are presented by the organization. The Vice-President shall be the President-Elect.

 

Section 5. The Secretary shall keep a permanent record of the proceedings of all the meetings of the organization and the Executive Committee.

 

Section 6. The Treasurer shall receive and keep a record of dues paid by the members, shall receive and record all other funds, shall disburse those funds as authorized by the Executive Committee. He or she shall present a financial report at the last meeting of the school year. The Treasurer shall maintain current membership records.

 

Section 7. The Affiliation Representative shall be responsible for initiating and maintaining contact with the regional and/or national groups with which the organization becomes affiliated. He or she will also act as the parliamentarian at all meetings of the organization and the Executive Committee.

 

Section 8. The Publicity Director-Editor shall be responsible promoting all organization activities in the media. The Publicity Director-Editor shall work with the Executive Board to publish spring, fall and winter organization newsletters.

 

Section 9. The Web Master shall maintain an accurate and current website for MT 2 NW. The Website shall promote the purpose and activities of the organization and provide professional information for educators.

 

Article V (Executive Committee and Board of Trustees)

Section 1. Between meetings of the organization, the Executive Committee shall act on behalf of the membership.

 

Section 2. A vacancy in the office of Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer or Affiliation Representative shall be filled by a vote of the remaining members of the Executive Committee. This must be approved by the organization at the next meeting.

 

Section 3. A majority of the Executive Committee shall constitute a quorum.

 

Section 4. The Executive Committee shall constitute a Board of Trustees of the organization.

 

 Article VI (Rules of Order)

Section 1. The meetings shall be conducted according to Robert's Rules of Order.

 

Section 2 . Any resolution or action at a meeting shall be considered passed when approved by a majority of members present, except as otherwise stated in the Constitution.

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Article VII (Amendments and Dissolution)

Section 1 . This constitution may be amended by a two-thirds vote of the members present at a meeting provided the text of the proposed amendments has been given to the membership no less than one month before the meeting and provided either a or b below has been satisfied.

 

a. The proposed amendments have been approved by the executive committee.

 b. The proposed amendments have been given in writing to the Executive Committee by a member of the organization and said amendments have failed to gain approval of the Executive Committee, and 7 members of the organization have indicated in writing to the President their approval of the proposed amendments.

 

Section 2. If, at any time, the organization shall cease to carry out the purposes as herein stated, all assets and property held by it, whether in trust or otherwise, shall, after the payment of its liabilities, be paid over to an organization, selected by the final Executive Committee of the Association, which has similar purposes and has established its tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 as now enacted or as it may hereafter be amended, and such assets and property shall be applied exclusively for such charitable, scientific, and educational programs.

 

Last updated: 3/21/06

 

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