Revised January 11, 2007
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
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
Article II: Membership
Section 1: Membership of this corporation shall consist
of: (1) active member, (2) associate member, (3)
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 ½ 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
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
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Section 7: Members who have withdrawn from the corporation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
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
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,
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
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
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
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
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
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.