LOS ANGELES SECONDARY MUSIC TEACHERS ASSOCIATION (LASMTA)

P.O. BOX 34666 Los Angeles, CA 90034-9998

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LASMTA By-Laws


BY-LAWS, RULES AND REGULATIONS OF THE

SECONDARY MUSIC TEACHERS’ ASSOCIATION

OF THE LOS ANGELES UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT 

Section 1. 

Membership

  1. Memberships in this Association shall consist of regular members and life members, and such other associate, honorary, sustaining or other members as may from time to time be provided by the Executive Committee when made a part of these By-Laws.
  2. Regular memberships shall be limited to Music Teachers in the Los Angeles Unified School District, or other personnel paying dues.  Each regular membership shall entitle the holder thereof to one vote at all meetings of members of this Association.  Life memberships may be granted by the Executive Committee for longtime and exceptional service to the Association and be granted the rights of the regular membership.
  3. Associate, honorary, sustaining or other memberships shall consist of those persons, forms, associations, or organizations affiliated with this Association or its activities and as may be more specifically provided therefore from time to time by the Executive Committee and amendment of these By-Laws.  No such membership shall, however, at any time be entitled thereby to vote at any meeting of the members of this Association. 

Membership Fees

The Executive Committee may from time to time determine whether or not there shall be any membership fee or dues by any class or classes of membership of this Association, and to fix and determine the amount thereof.

 Section 2.

Administration

The affairs of this Association shall be administered by an Executive Committee consisting of a President, Vice-President, Secretary, and a Treasurer.   When such a qualified member exists, the Immediate Past President or President-Elect will also be officers.  These members shall be elected by the regular members of this Association, with such qualifications as shall be determined from time to time by the regular members, and each member of said board shall be a regular member of this Association.  There may also be Committees as shall be determined from time to time, consisting of those persons who may be selected, and invited to become members by the Executive Committee.

Officers

A.  The President will

  • speak on behalf of the Association
  • consult with Association members
  • preside at membership and executive meetings
  • ensure that an agenda is prepared 
  • appoint committees where authorized by the membership or Executive Committee
  • ensure that the Association is represented in school and district activities
  • ensure that Association activities are aimed at achieving the purposes set out in the constitution
  •  be a signing officer
  •  submit an annual report
  •  serve for a two year term, and is not eligible for reelection until at least two years after the expiration of that term.

B.  The Vice-President will

  • support the president
  • assume the duties of the president in the president’s absence or upon request
  • assist the president in the performance of those duties
  • accept extra duties as required
  • may be a signing officer
  • submit an annual report
  • serve a one year term that is eligible for reelection.

C.  The Secretary will

  • ensure that members are notified of meetings
  • record and file minutes of all meetings
  • keep an accurate copy of the constitution and bylaws, and make copies available to members upon request
  • prepare and maintain other documentation as requested by the membership or executive
  • issue and receive correspondence on behalf of the Council
  • keep the corporate seal and book of blank membership certificates; fill out and countersign all certificates issued and make proper entries in the books of the Association. 
  • serve all notices required by law or the By-Laws of the Association and in cases of absence, refusal or inability to act; these duties may be performed by any person whom the Executive Committee may direct.
  • ensure safekeeping of all records of the Association
  • may be a signing officer
  • submit an annual report
  • serve for a one year term and is eligible for reelection if desired.

D.   The Treasurer will

  • be one of the signing officers
  • ensure all funds of the Council are properly accounted for
  • disburse funds as authorized by the membership or executive committee
  • ensure that proper financial records and books of account are maintained
  • report on all receipts and disbursements at general and executive committee meetings
  • make financial records and books of account available to members upon request
  • have the financial records and books of account ready for inspection or audit annually
  • with the assistance of the executive, draft an annual budget
  • ensure that another signing officer has access to the financial records and books of account in the treasurer’s absence
  • submit an annual financial statement at the annual general meeting
  • serve for a one year and is eligible for reelection if desired.

The Immediate Past President will

  • be an advisor to the Executive Committee
  • support the President
  • accept other duties as agreed to with the President
  • serve a one year term where upon the duties will be fulfilled by the next President-Elect

The President-Elect will

  • be an advisor to the Executive Committee
  • support the President
  • accept other duties as agreed to with the President
  • serve until assuming the office of President