Article 1 OFFICERS
Section 1 President
The President shall be the Chief Executive Officer, With the power and duty to enforce the Constitution and the Bylaws, carry out Association policies in the interim between Executive Committee meetings, sign contracts and agreement, represent the Association before the public either personally or through delegates, appoint and remove members of all committees with the consent of the Executive Committee, serve as the ex-officio member without vote on all committees, serve as an automatic delegate at the Illinois Education Association Representative Assembly and the National Education Association Representative Assembly and preside over meetings of the Executive Committee and the membership. Further, the President shall have the power and duty to perform all acts generally associated with the nature of the office, which are not inconsistent with the Constitution and Bylaws.
Section 2 1st Vice -President
The 1st Vice- President shall have all the powers and duties of the President in the Presidents absence, shall succeed to the Presidency pursuant to the Constitution, and shall otherwise have such powers and duties as may be assigned by the President.
Section 3 2nd Vice President
The 2nd Vice President shall succeed to the 1st Vice- President position in the event there is a vacancy and shall otherwise have such powers and duties as may be assigned by the President.
Section 4 Secretary
The Secretary shall maintain the official records of the Association and assist the President of the Association with any Association correspondence. The Secretary shall maintain accurate minutes if each meeting of the Executive Committee and each meeting of the membership. The Secretary shall also be responsible for notifying the members of regular and special meetings.
Section 5 Treasurer
The Treasurer shall keep accurate records of expenses and income and shall report such records at the Executive Committee meetings and meetings of the membership. The Treasurer shall be responsible for paying all bills.
Section 6 Membership Representative
The Membership Representative shall maintain the records of the membership, establishing files of the membership. The Membership Representative shall work closely with the payroll department as well as the IEA membership Department for purposes of establishing dues and maintaining accurate records.
Section 7 IEA-NEA Region Council Representative
The IEA-NEA Region Council Representative shall attend the Region Council meetings, represent the Association and report Region Council meeting activities to the Executive Committee and membership as necessary.
Section 8 Special Provision
Any officer unable to perform duties of the office for any reason whatsoever for a period of 30 days shall submit a written resignation. If the such resignation is not received within 60 days, the Executive Committee shall declare the office vacant and shall name a successor.
Section 9 Incoming Officers
Within ten (10) days after the close of office, each officer shall transfer records within after a selection of a replacement is made.
Section 10 Staggering Officer Elections
For the purpose of not having all the Executive Committee positions being elected during one election cycle, the terms of the1st Vice-President, Secretary and Membership will be extended for 1 year for the 2012 election cycle. The positions will then follow the regular election cycle in 2013 as prescribed within the Constitution of the Local. This enables that the President, the 2nd Vice-President and Treasurer will be elected during one election : the next election 1st Vice President, Secretary and Membership will be elected.
Article II Executive Committee
Section 1 In addition to the powers and duties enumerated in the Constitution the Executive Committee shall conduct and supervise the business of the organization, annually adopt a budget, undertake such expenditures as are necessary or reasonable for the operation of the organization, consent to the appointment of committees, plan recommend programs to the membership, develop bylaws, approve expenditures, and consent to the filling of vacancies.
Section 2 The Executive Committee shall meet once per month during the school term, and may meet as many additional times as necessary or reasonable to transact business. A minimum of four (4) members must be present to conduct business and a majority vote shall rule.
Section 3 Meetings may be called by the President, or by the request of three (3) members of the Executive Committee.
Article III Membership Meetings
Section 1 The membership shall act through meetings called pursuant to Article VI of the Constitution and may form and dissolve such committees and exercise such powers as are not inconsistent with the Constitution and Bylaws.
Section 2 Upon proper motion and the approval of a majority of the members present and voting, any proposal may be submitted to a secret written ballot.
Article IV Nominating Committee
The Nominating Committee shall encourage members to run for office. For the Association’s Officer Election, the Committee will present a full slate of nominees for the election as well as accepting nominations from members in good standing. For the purpose of continuity and in the best interest of the Association, nominees for the President must have at least 1 year prior experience on the Executive Committee.
Section 3 The Nominating Committee shall conduct any election by secret ballot, announce election results to the membership and supervise the counting of ballots and certify the winners. If the event that there is no candidate that received a majority of votes cast for a particular office, the Nominating Committee shall immediately conduct a run-off election between the two (2) candidates who had received the highest number of votes for that office.
Section 4 The Nominating Committee shall conduct the election for the Association Officers, for the delegates to the IEA-NEA Region Council. the election for the delegates to the IEA- NEA Representative Assembly according to the bylaws of the IEA-NEA and the election for the delegates to the NEA Representative Assembly in according to the NEA bylaws.
Article V Dues
Section 1 The Executive Committee shall establish an annual local dues. The IEA-NEA dues shall be transmitted to the IEA-NEA as per IEA-NEA policies
Section 2 The Books and records of the organization shall be open to inspection upon resonable requests.
Article VI Committees
Section 1 Committees may be established on a permanent and an ad hoc basis.
Section 2 The President shall appoint members to any committee and name a committee chair with the consent of the Executive Committee.
Article VII Amendments of Bylaws
Section 1 Revisions of these bylaws shall be presented by the Executive Committee to the full membership at a regular or special meeting and a majority vote of those present shall rule.
Approved and Amended 05/07/2011