Council of Presidential Awardees, Inc. (CPAM BYLAWS):

Article I . . . Election and Duties of Officers

Nominations and Election Committee

The President shall appoint a Nominations and Election Committee. The Nominations and Election Committee shall solicit the names of members to serve as candidates for CPAM officers and shall be responsible for validating the results of elections.

Section 2: Nominations

No elected member may serve more than two terms in the same office. This being observed, any member may be nominated to serve as a member of the Executive Board. Any member may nominate him/herself by notifying the Chairperson of the Nominations and Elections Committee of the interest in being nominated for office. A regular member may be suggested for nomination by another member of CPAM. All such suggestions for nomination shall be received by the Chairperson of the Nominations and Elections Committee by December 10th prior to the election. From these nominations, the Nominations and Elections Committee will present to the membership a slate of not more than two candidates for each office.

Section 3: Elections

Officers of CPAM shall be elected by mail ballot of the membership prior to the annual meeting. The officers of CPAM will assume office at the end of the annual meeting.

Duties of Officers

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A. The President shall preside over all meetings of the Executive Board, the annual meeting, and other general meetings of CPAM; appoint individuals to fill vacancies on the Executive Board; and appoint all committees not otherwise provided for in the Bylaws.

B. The President-Elect/Past-President shall preside in the absence of the President and act as Chairperson of the Program Committee.

C. The Secretary shall take minutes of each annual and/or special meeting and each meeting of the Executive Board. These shall be provided to the Executive Board. The Secretary shall issue notices of meetings, preserve all documents and records, and transmit them to his/her successor.

D. The Treasurer shall receive all monies of CPAM and provide for their safe-keeping, pay all authorized bills, keep a record of all receipts and expenditures of CPAM, prepare a budget for review by the Executive Board, make reports at the annual meeting and special reports whenever called upon by the President, submit books for audit at the time of transfer, preserve the financial records, and transmit them to his/her successor.

E. The Elementary Representative shall advise the Executive Board in areas regarding the Elementary level.

F. The Middle School Representative shall advise the Executive Board in areas regarding the Middle School/Junior High Level.

G. The Secondary Representative shall advise the Executive Board in areas regarding the Secondary Level.

H. The NCTM Representative shall act as a liaison between CPAM and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

I. The Newsletter Editor shall coordinate the preparation and mailing of the CPAM newsletter to all members.

J. The Database Manager shall maintain an accurate listing of all membership records and prepare the CPAM Directory.

K. The Web Master shall maintain the CPAM web page and listserve.

Article II . . . Membership

Section 1:  Eligibility

Those eligible for membership shall be recipients of the Presidential Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics.  A person shall become a member upon payment of designated dues.

Section 2:  Rights

Members shall be accorded all rights and privileges normally provided members of educational or professional associations including the right to vote, hold office, receive publications, and participate in conferences.

Section 3:  New Awardees

New awardees are automatically members June 30th of the year following the year they received the award. The payment of dues is waived for this time period.

Article III . . . Dues

The amount of the annual dues shall be established by the Executive Board subject to review at the annual meeting.

Article IV . . . Committees

Section 1: Nominations and Elections Committee

The Nominations and Election Committee shall be appointed by the President with the approval of the Executive Board, six months before the annual meeting. The Committee shall present to the membership names of nominees for offices not less than thirty days prior to the annual meeting.

Section 2: Publications Committee

The Publications Committee shall be appointed by the President with the approval of the Executive Board. The Committee shall publish information pertinent to CPAM by means of a newsletter.

Section 3: Program Committee

The Program Committee shall be appointed by the President with the approval of the Executive Board with the President-elect/Past-President as Chairperson. The Program Committee shall plan the annual meeting.

Section 4: Scholarship Committee

The Scholarship Committee shall be appointed by the President with the approval of the Executive Board. The Scholarship Committee shall solicit nominations and select the scholarship recipient

Article V . . . Meetings

The annual meeting of CPAM shall be held in connection with the annual spring meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and at the same place.  Additional meetings of CPAM shall be held at the call of the President or of the Executive Board.

Article VI . . . Amendment Procedure

A. Any member(s) may propose amendments to the Bylaws to the Executive Board. Proposed amendments should be received no later than February 1 for consideration at that year's annual meeting.

B. The Executive Board shall distribute in writing to the members all proposed amendments no less than thirty days prior to the annual meeting.

C. A proposed amendment may be approved or further amended at the annual meeting of CPAM by a two-thirds majority vote of those members present and voting.

Article VII . . . Parliamentary Authority

Roberts Rules of Order Revised shall govern the meetings of CPAM in all cases to which they are applicable.

Dates that bylaws were admended
August 25, 1985 | Amended September 11, 1987 |
Amended April 20, 1991 | Amended April 16, 1994
Amended April 8, 1995 | Amended April 4, 1998
Amended April 24, 2002

Articles I | Articles II | Articles III | Articles IV
Articles V | Articles VI | Articles VII | Constitution