Constitution/Bylaws

Constitution for the
ASSOCIATION of MATHEMATICS TEACHER EDUCATORS OF NORTH CAROLINA
(AMTE-NC)

Article I. Name

The name of this organization shall be the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators of North Carolina.

Article II. Purpose

The purposes of this nonprofit organization shall be the following:

1.To provide a vehicle for such purposes as addressing concerns, disseminating information, promoting effectiveness, and coordinating efforts in the preparation and continuing development of teachers of mathematics.

2.To promote excellence in the preparation and continuing development of teachers of mathematics.

3.To offer members an opportunity to function as a professional group.

Article III. Coordination and Affiliation

Section I. This organization shall be an affiliate of the national non-profit organization Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE).  Each year, the president will be responsible to renew the affiliation.

Section II. This organization shall work with the North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the North Carolina Council of Supervisors of Mathematics, the North Carolina Mathematical Association of Two Year Colleges, and other organizations as appropriate, in matters of common interest. 

Article IV. Membership and Dues

Section 1. Membership

Membership in this organization is open to those persons who participate in facilitating the preparation and continuing development of teachers of mathematics in North Carolina.

Section 2. Dues

Annual dues shall be due and payable on or after January 1 for the membership year, January 1 to January 1. Dues will be set by the Executive Board each year in October.

Article V. Officers

Section 1. Elective Officers

The elective officers of this organization shall be a President, a President-Elect, a Secretary, and a Treasurer.

Section 2. Executive Board

The Executive Board shall consist of the elected officers, the immediate Past President, and three at-large representatives. The at-large representatives will be appointed to the Executive Board by the elected officers. These representatives are to be selected to insure diversity of constituency and opinion. In addition, the Executive Board will include an ex-officio member from the State Department of Public Instruction—Mathematics Section.

Section 3. Vacancies

In case of a vacancy in the office of the President, the President-Elect shall succeed to the presidency. All other vacancies on the Executive Board shall be filled for the unexpired term by vote of the members of the Executive Board.

Article VI. Meetings

There shall be at least one meeting of this organization each year.

Article VII. Amendments

This constitution may be amended at any regular meeting of the organization by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the members present and voting, provided the members have been notified by mail of the proposed amendment(s) at least thirty (30) days prior to the voting.

Article VIII. Dissolution

In the event that this organization is dissolved, any assets existing at that time shall be transferred to the nonprofit organization, The North Carolina Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

BY-LAWS

Article I.   Elections, Duties of Officers, and Terms of Office

Section 1. Elections

1.Not later than March 15, the President, with the advice of the Executive Board, shall appoint a nominating committee composed of three members of the organization. No two members of this nominating committee shall be from the same institution. The nominating committee shall propose the names of at least two members as candidates for each elected office.

2.The Secretary shall prepare a ballot including the names proposed by the nominating committee, with space for write-in candidates. These ballots shall be distributed no later than April 10, one to each member. Elections must be completed by May 1.

3.Candidates for each office shall be elected by a majority of the votes cast.

Section 2. Duties

The duties of the elective officers shall be as follows:

1.President

a.To preside at the meetings of the organization and the Executive Board.

b.To administer the affairs of the organization.

c.To serve as liaison to the national AMTE.

2.President-Elect

a.To fill the chair of the President in the absence of the President.

b.To assist in the administration of the organization.

c.To prepare the agenda for each regular meeting.

3.Secretary

a.To keep an accurate record of the meeting.

b.To prepare reports of all Executive Board meetings.

c.To notify members of the meetings.

d.To conduct elections between April 10 and May 1.

e.To distribute copies of any proposed constitutional amendment(s) or change(s) in the by-laws to members at least thirty (30) days prior to the next meeting of the organization.

f.To maintain a roster of the membership of the organization and provide each member with a copy of the roster once a year.

g.To provide each member of the organization with a copy of the corrected constitution after any amendment or revision to the constitution or by-laws.

4.Treasurer

a.To be in charge of all receipts and disbursements of the organization.

b.To give to the organization an annual financial report, a membership report, and any other reports as required by the President.

c.To present all records and accounts for audit as directed by the Executive Board.

5.Past President

a.To fill the chair of the President in the absence of the President and President-Elect.

b.To participate in Executive Board meetings and decisions

Section 3. Term of Office

1.The term of office for the President and President-Elect of this organization shall be one year, June 1 through May 31.

2.The term of office for Secretary and Treasurer shall be two years, June 1 through May 31.

3.The term of appointment for at large representatives shall be two years, June 1 through
May 31.

4.The President-Elect shall assume the office of President at the end of his/her term.

Article II. Dues

The annual dues of this association shall be set by the Executive Board.

Article III. Committees

The President shall appoint such committees as the President deems necessary to conduct the affairs of this organization.

Article IV. Meetings

There shall be at least one (1) meeting of this organization during each membership year, the dates and location to be prescribed by the Executive Board.

Article V. The Executive Board

Section 1. Functions

The Functions of the Executive Board shall be the following:

1.To recommend policies for consideration of the organization.

2.To execute policies approved by the organization.

3.To assume responsibility for the general administration of the affairs of the organization.

Section 2. Meetings

The Executive Board shall meet at least twice annually and at such other times as the President directs. Actions of the Executive Board shall be reported at the next regular meeting of the organization and in the newsletter as appropriate.

Section 3. Quorum

Four members of the Executive Board shall constitute a quorum.

Article VI. Amendments

These by-laws may be amended at any regular meeting of the organization by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the members present and voting, provided the proposed amendment(s) has been presented in writing at the preceding meeting and the members have been notified by mail of the proposed amendment(s) at least thirty (30) days prior to the voting.

Article VII. Parliamentary Authority

This organization shall conduct its meetings according to Robert’s Rules of Order, Revised in all points not expressly provided for in the constitution and by-laws of this organization.

Article VIII. Policies

Any statement to the public made in the name of this organization must be approved by the Executive Board.