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Organization Purpose

     The purpose of this organization is to increase the popularity of our common interests. We hope to add new members so we will be able to grow and expand. We also want to have fun while when we are together and working on projects. By developing relationships and friendships, the organization will become even stronger.

 

Bylaws

 

 Revised January 11, 2007

 

 

 

Article I: Office

 

 

 

Section 1:  Principal office for Texas Automotive Instructors Association shall be the Texas          Industrial Vocational Association. The Executive Director shall be the connect            person.

 

Section 2:  The Corporation shall have and continuously maintain in the State of Texas, a              registered office and a registered agent whose office is the same as the                         registered office, as required by the Texas Non-Profit Corporation Act. The street       address of the initial registered office of the corporation is: Texas Industrial                 Vocational Association, 316 West 12th Suite 317 Austin, Texas 78701. The                 Executive Director shall be the connect person. The address may be changed by           (2/3) two- thirds majority vote of the Board of Directors.

 

Section 3:  The Texas Automotive Instructors Association is an affiliate member of the Texas       Industrial Vocational Association (TIVA).

 

Article II: Membership

 

Section 1:    Membership of this corporation shall consist of: (1) active member, (2)        associate member, (3) honorary member.

 

Section 2:    Active members shall be instructors who are under written contract to teach Automotive Services Technology, Diesel and Collision Repair in Texas Public Schools; and those who are approved by the Texas Education Agency and have contract automotive students of Texas Public Schools; and who subscribed to the policies state laws, and bylaws of this corporation shall be eligible for membership.

 

Section 3:    Associate membership may be open to any person or persons, who wishes to join the association upon the approval of the Board of Directors and the receiving of dues. Associate membership dues shall be set at or 50% of the active membership dues. Associate members may have a vote and hold office.

 

Section 4:    A title of honorary membership may be conferred upon persons not eligible for active membership in recognition of distinguished service for the association provided the Board of Directors should approve them. This honorary membership shall carry with it all privileges except the right to vote and hold office.

 

Section 5:    Active members of the Association who retire from full time teaching may become associate members. The members may enjoy all rights and privileges, but have no vote and cannot hold office.

 

Section 6:    Payment of dues shall be prerequisite for membership. The annual dues shall include the sum set by the corporation. Membership year shall extend from September 1 of one year through August 31 of the following year regardless of the time dues are paid.

 

Section 7:    Members who have withdrawn from the corporation or those who have not paid appropriate dues may be reinstated at anytime during the fiscal year upon the receipt of those members’ dues and duly recorded by the Secretary-Treasurer of the corporation.

 

Section 8:    General meetings of the membership will be annual and shall meet during the                Texas Education Agencies Annual Professional Development Conference for               Career and Technology Educators. The place for the annual meeting shall be                determined by the Texas Education Agency.

 

Section 9:    A special meeting shall be called when a petition from one-tenth (1/10) of the membership of the corporation, or state Board of Directors, is received by the State President. The appropriate meeting shall be called no later than (10) ten days after receipt of the petition, and may convene when a quorum is present. Time and place for said meeting shall be determined by the State President with the approval of the Board of Directors: and is to be as centrally located in the state as possible.

 

Section 10: The State Board of Directors shall meet at least bi-annually to govern and guide the affairs of the corporation. Other Board of Directors meetings shall be conducted as is necessary to guide the affairs of the corporation, and location and time of said meetings shall be by the general consent of the Board.

 

Section 11:  The President shall notify Members and Board of Directors of meetings.

 

Section12: A quorum for all meetings of the corporation, both general and special called                                   meetings shall consist of a majority of the members present; a quorum for Directors                       and committee meetings shall consist of a majority of the members of the Board of                         Directors or committees.                                                 

 

Section 13:  A representative assembly shall be an assembly of paid members in good         standing. Anyone may attend, but only paid active members have voting         privileges.

 

Article III: Officers

 

Section 1:    The Board of Directors shall consist of the present officers of the                corporation, the immediate past-president, and one representative from                     each thirteen (13) Districts as established by SkillsUSA, and Texas                               Education Agency.

 

Section 2:    The officers of the corporation shall consist of the President, President-                  Elect, Secretary-Treasurer and Report.

 

Section 3:    All officers shall take office immediately after their elections at the annual meeting of the membership of the corporation. They shall serve for a period of one year.

 

Section 4:    In case of a vacancy in an office it shall be filled by the decision of the Board of Directors, and the person so chosen shall serve to the end of the unexpired term; except the office of the President: which would be filled by the President-Elect.

 

Section 5:    A candidate for the office of President-Elect shall have been an active or associate            member in good standing of the corporation for a period of at least (3) three years       immediately prior to the election, with the exception of the first year of operation       of the corporation. A candidate for other offices shall be a member in good                  standing of the corporation for at least (1) one year immediately prior to the                election.

 

Section 6:    Affairs relating to the corporation, and not specifically detailed in its                      bylaws, shall be managed by its Board of Directors.

 

Section 7:    Any member of the Board of Directors may waive notice of any called                   or special meeting.

 

Section 8:    No salaries or other personal compensation may be extended to general       members or members of the Board of Directors; other than expense                      reimbursement approved by the Board of Directors, and with the                 exception of the President whose expense occurred in the advancement of the              corporation shall be reimbursed with the approval of the Board of Directors.

 

Section 9:    Officers of the corporation may be impeached or removed from office for failure to conduct the duties of his office. The impeachment may be made effective by a (2/3) two-thirds majority vote of the Board of Directors. Defense and representation of the said officer and such charges must be made before the Board of Directors renders its decision.

 

 

Article IV: Committees

 

Section 1:    Committees may be appointed for matters of study, selections,                                research, and other affairs as may become necessary by the President                       and with the approval of the Board of Directors.

 

Article V: Fiscal Year

 

Section 1:    The fiscal year of the corporation shall begin on the first (1st.) day of                      September and end on the last day of August of the following year.

 

Article VI: Corporation Seal

 

Section 1:    The Board of Directors shall provide a corporation seal, which shall be in the form of a circle and shall have inscribed thereon the name of corporation and date of official incorporation recognition.

 

Article VII: Amendment Procedures

 

Section 1:    Bylaws of the corporation may be amended, altered, or repealed at any annual meeting by a               (2/3) two-thirds vote of the membership present (changes in Article II Section 12)and voting,              provided the  proposed amendment has been presented in writing to the Secretary-Treasurer.                                                   

Section 2:    The Secretary-Treasurer shall include a notice of the proposed amendment,                  alteration or action to repeal in a written notice preceding the annual meeting of          the general membership.

 

Section 3:    Amendments may be proposed by the Board of Directors or any member who              submits to the assembly such a proposal.

 

Article VIII: Finances

 

Section 1:    The annual dues for active members shall include a sum of $20. Associate                    membership fee shall be set at one-half (50%) of active membership dues.

 

Section 2:    The association shall conduct an annual enrollment of members, but persons may         be admitted to membership at anytime within the membership year.

 

Section 3:    Money from dues of this corporation shall be used for the professional progress of       the corporation.

 

Section 4:    Money of this corporation shall not be spent without the approval of the majority         of the Board of Directors.

 

Section 5:    Expenditures shall be for office expense incurred for corporation affairs, office equipment, office materials and supplies, operating expenses, scholarships, annual workshops, newsletters, and other items as permitted by the budget and authorized and approved by the Board of Directors.

 

Section 6:    The newsletter shall be professionally printed as budget permits and with approval       and authorization of the Board of Directors.

 

Section 7:    All monies shall be deposited in a monetary institution approved by the Board of Directors and turned over to new officers within (30) thirty days after new officers take office. Monies shall be disbursed only by check and other written orders to depositories signed by two (2) of the following Account Manager, Secretary-Treasurer or the President of the corporation.

 

Section 8:    Secretary-Treasurer books and accounts shall be audited by three (3) members of        the Board of Directors prior to Summer In-Service.

 

Article IX: Duties of Officers

 

Section 1:    The President in cooperation with the Board of Directors shall be responsible for the overall direction of the association. He shall preside at all meetings of the association and of the Board of Directors. He shall prepare an agenda for all board meetings and for general assembly meetings. He shall appoint with the approval of the Board of Directors all committee chairmen. He shall appoint all committees not otherwise provided for and be an ex-officio member of all committees except the nominating committee. He shall approve all official communications sent out in the name of the association. He shall file a written report of the years work with the secretary at the annual meeting along with such recommendations concerning policies as he may deem it wise for the association to consider. He shall examine all expenditures. He shall countersign all checks of the corporation with the exception of petty cash disbursements. He shall, prior to each annual meeting, furnish a statement of business matters to be considered at the meeting to each member of the assembly. He shall have the right to delegate to other officers or members such duties as he may desire them to perform. All of his expenses occurred in advancement of this corporation when such attention is approved by the Board of Directors shall be paid by the association as budget permits. With the approval of the Board of Directors he shall present a budget to the annual assembly as projected for the following year. He may appoint an advisor.

 

Section 2:    The President-Elect shall perform the duties of the President in his absence. He shall become familiar with the policies and activities of the corporation by working with the President. He represents the President at his request. He shall be an ex-officio member of all committees except the nomination committee. In the event of the death of the President, resignation, removal from office, incapacity or refusal to act, the President-Elect shall succeed him for the balance of the unexpired terms.

 

Section 3:    The Secretary-Treasurer shall keep a record of all meetings of the corporation

 and the Board of Directors meetings. He shall keep an accurate record of all committee activities along with a list of names and addresses of the membership. The Secretary-Treasurer shall read such communications in business meetings as deemed necessary by the Board of Directors. He shall furnish to the Board of Directors a copy of the minutes. He shall write, compile, and publish a newsletter making it available to all members of the corporation. He shall have the authority to appoint with the approval of the Board of Directors an assistant to help with the newsletter and other correspondences. The Secretary-Treasurer shall receive, report and care for all funds belonging to the corporation and maintain petty cash funds and shall deposit it in the monetary institution approved by the Board of Directors. He shall keep an accurate account of receipts and expenditures, shall pay all bills approved by the President and the Board of Directors, shall report the financial status at each annual audit report required by the corporation and shall see that the annual audit report required by this corporation is filed promptly at the end of the fiscal year and reported to the assembly at its annual meeting.

 

Section 4:    The reporter shall maintain a complete record of all activities and                 compile a history of the corporation, past and present. He shall display

said report at the annual meeting, and make available to various media the news worthy happenings of the corporation.

 

Section 5:    The duties of the immediate Past President shall be as consultant to the President         and Board of Directors.

 

Article X: Nominations and Elections

 

Section 1:    Nominations for officers shall be a nominations committee of five (5) active                 members appointed by the President before the annual meeting of the election              year, date to be determined by the President.

 

Section 2:    Nominations may be made from the floor provided the nominees consent is                  secured before the vote is taken.

 

    Section 3:    Elections will be by secret ballot or by acclamation. In case of a tie in any                                      election of an officer, there shall be a recount by the election or nominating                                    committee. If this does not break the tie, a run off vote by the membership on                              written ballot for that office shall occur at a designated time set by the President                            before the close of the annual meeting.

 

Section 4:    The installation of the elected officers shall take place at the annual meeting.

 

Article XI: Terms and Duties of the Board of Directors

 

Section 1:    The Board of Directors shall consist of the President, President-Elect, Secretary-         Treasurer, Reporter, Past-President, and include one representative from each of          the (13) thirteen SkillsUSA Districts.

 

Section 2:    The representatives of the (13) thirteen Districts as outlined by the SkillsUSA shall serve for a period of two (2) years. Directors from odd numbered districts shall be elected in odd numbered years, and directors from even numbered districts shall be elected in even numbered years.

 

Section 3:    The Board of Directors shall have the power to transact all business not otherwise provided for in the bylaws. A simple majority vote shall decide all matters of business; except where otherwise noted in the Constitution or Bylaws.

 

Article XII: Rules of Procedure

 

Section 1:  The Constitution and Bylaws committee at the annual meeting of the association          shall present the standing rules of the association. These rules shall be voted on by       the general membership at the annual meeting. A two thirds (2/3) vote of the               members present (change in Article II Section 12) is required for approval.

 

Section 2:    Roberts Rules of Order, revised latest edition, shall govern proceedings of the              association.

 

Article XIII: Scholarships

Section 1:    Scholarship awards shall be given as gifts to recipients who are selected from winners of the SkillsUSA Championship in accordance with a scholarship policy approved by a majority of the TAIA members attending the annual membership meeting. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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