CMC Bylaws Proposal

BYLAWS OF THE CALIFORNIA MATHEMATICS COUNCIL
PROPOSED AMENDMENTS—September 2017

PROPOSED AMENDMENT to Bylaws, Article IV: Officers, Section 2:
• Insert elected before State officers
• Add: These are the defined voting members of the board.

Current wording:

IV. OFFICERS
2. The State Board of Directors shall consist of the State officers, the elected section officers, and the Immediate State Past President.

Will be amended to read:

IV. OFFICERS
2. The State Board of Directors shall consist of the elected State officers, the elected section officers, and the Immediate State Past President. These are the defined voting members of the board.

RATIONALE: This language clarifies the voting membership of the State Board of Directors.

PROPOSED AMENDMENT to Bylaws, Article V: Duties of the State Board, Section 1:
Add and, as appropriate, other groups with which the Council affiliates

Current wording:

V. DUTIES OF THE STATE BOARD
1. The State President shall be chairperson of the State Board of Directors.
The State President shall appoint, with State Board approval, an Audit Committee, a Nominating Committee, publications editor(s), a representative to the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and such other state wide committees or individuals as appear necessary and desirable. The State President shall establish and maintain contacts with related state and national organizations and activities.

Will be amended to read:

V. DUTIES OF THE STATE BOARD
1. The State President shall be chairperson of the State Board of Directors.
The State President shall appoint, with State Board approval, an Audit Committee, a Nominating Committee, publications editor(s), a representative to the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and, as appropriate, other groups with which the Council affiliates, and such other state wide committees or individuals as appear necessary and desirable. The State President shall establish and maintain contacts with related state and national organizations and activities.

RATIONALE: This language allows CMC to affiliate with other professional organizations without the need for a by laws change for each affiliation.

PROPOSED AMENDMENT to Bylaws, Article V: Duties of the State Board, Section 5:
Add and other groups seen as relevant and appropriate.

Current wording:

V. DUTIES OF THE STATE BOARD
5. The State Board of Directors shall set the dues of the organization, allocate funds between the State and sections, authorize expenditures of Council funds and maintain affiliation with NCTM.

Will be amended to read:

V. DUTIES OF THE STATE BOARD
5. The State Board of Directors shall set the dues of the organization, allocate funds between the State and sections, authorize expenditures of Council funds and maintain affiliation with NCTM and other groups seen as relevant and appropriate.

RATIONALE: This language allows CMC to affiliate with other professional organizations without the need for a bylaws change for each affiliation.