CONSTITUTION Of the MOBERLY AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE ASSOCIATION
ARTICLE I – Name
This organization shall be known as the Moberly Area Community College Association.
ARTICLE II – Object
Section 1 To maintain a close organization of the teaching faculty, certified and classified support staff, and administrators of the Moberly Area Community College, thus bringing about a greater unity of action and advancing the ideals and standards of academic life.
Section 2 To promote within the Association the highest type of professional practice; to encourage active participation of all members; and to foster a genuine spirit of professional ethics.
Section 3 To promote the general welfare of the members and to secure community understanding, appreciation, and support.
Section 4 To stimulate a spirit of cooperation and friendship among members of the Association.
ARTICLE III – Membership
All members of the teaching faculty, certified and classified support staff, and administrators who are active members of the Missouri Community College Association are eligible for membership.
ARTICLE IV – Officers
Section 1 The officers of this Association shall be a president, a vice-president, a secretary and a treasurer. The vice-president shall succeed to the presidency. These officers shall serve for one year.
Section 2 There shall be an executive committee which shall consist of the current officers of the Association and the retiring president.
ARTICLE V – Election of Officers
Section 1 Nominations for the officers of vice-president, secretary and treasurer may be made through a nomination committee and from the floor.
Section 2 Officers shall be elected at an annual meeting to be held during April. Officers shall take office at the last meeting of the term in which they are elected.
Section 3 In case of a vacancy in the office of president, the vice-president shall fill the vacancy, and the position of vice-president shall be filled by executive committee appointment. The appointed vice-president shall not automatically succeed to the presidency, and a president shall be elected at the next annual election.
ARTICLE VI – Duties of the Officers
Section 1 The president shall preside at all meeting of the Association and of the executive committee. The president shall appoint all necessary committees with the approval of the executive committee and designate the chairperson and shall serve as an ex-officio member of all committees.
Section 2 The vice-president shall assume all duties of the president in his/her absence or resignation. The vice-president shall automatically become president at the end of the term as vice-president.
Section 3 The secretary shall keep the minutes of all meetings of the association and make them available to all members, process all correspondence and keep a record thereof and maintain a mailing list of all members.
Section 4 The treasurer shall have charge of all funds in the name of the Association and shall disperse as authorized by the Moberly Area Community College Association. Furthermore, the treasurer shall be responsible for the collection of all dues.
ARTICLE VII – Amendments
This constitution may be amended at any regular meeting of the Association by a majority vote provided that a copy of the proposed amendment has been submitted in writing to the executive committee. The proposed amendment will then be submitted to each member at least thirty days prior to any action taken.
LAW I – Rules of Order
The proceedings of this Association shall be governed by Robert’s Rules of Order.
LAW II – Funds
Annual dues of the Association will be determined and assessed at the first fall meeting. Active membership is contingent upon payment of annual dues.
LAW III – Quorum
A quorum for all meetings of the Association shall consist of a majority of active members and a quorum for committee meetings shall consist of a majority of members of the committee.
LAW IV – Executive Committee
The meetings of the executive committee shall be held at the call of the president or the call of the majority of the members of the executive committee.
LAW V – Committees
Section 1 The standing committees of the Association will be: Salary, Professional Rights and Responsibilities, Legislative, Courtesy, and Social.
Section 2 The number of committee members of the standing committees will be determined by the president.
Section 3 Special committees may be appointed by the president when deemed necessary.
LAW VI – Meetings
Meetings of the Association will be held a minimum of once each semester with additional meetings called at the discretion of the president.