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Chapter Bylaws

Approved March 13, 1996

 

BYLAWS

of the

FRESNO-MADERA

CABE/CASBE CHAPTER

 

CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION FOR BILINGUAL EDUCATION (CABE)

and the

CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION FOR SECONDARY BILINGUAL EDUCATION (CASBE)

 

APPROVED BY VOTE OF MEMBERSHIP BY MAIL BALLOT ON MARCH 13, 1996.  Proposed Amended Bylaws developed by the Executive Board on February 28, 1996.  Mailed ballots must be postmarked by March 8, 1996.  Results of the membership vote to approve the Amended Bylaws will be announced on March 13, 1996 at the General Membership Meeting.

 

BYLAWS of the FRESNO - MADERA CABE/CASBE CHAPTER CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION FOR BILINGUAL EDUCATION (CABE) and the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION FOR SECONDARY BILINGUAL EDUCATION (CASBE)

 

 

APPROVED BY VOTE OF MEMBERSHIP BY MAIL BALLOT ON MARCH 13, 1996

 

ARTICLE I - NAME

 

The name of this organization is the Fresno - Madera CABE/CASBE Chapter.

 

ARTICLE II - PURPOSES

 

The purposes of this Organization shall be:

 

Section 1:  Public Relations:

 

To launch a proactive public relations campaign that gains the understanding and support of the public for Bilingual Education as a viable and effective means for achieving the academic success of students.

 

Section 2:  Communications:

 

To analyze and strengthen CABE/CASBE's internal communications, via newsletters, meetings, phone trees, etc.

 

Section 3:  Membership:

 

To strengthen and broaden membership

 

Section 4:  Involvement:

 

To inform and actively involve community members, parents, administrators, board members, legislators, and other agencies at the federal, state, and local levels, including the business community of issues of importance to language minority students linguistically and culturally diverse students.

 

Section 5:  Training:

 

To establish workshops, inservices, and conferences to better prepare educators in gaining strategies of working effectively with language minority youth.  linguistically and culturally diverse students. 

 

Section 6:  Network:

 

To develop a mutually supportive professional network of educators to sustain and promote equal educational opportunities for all language minority students.  linguistically and culturally diverse students.

 

ARTICLE III - MEMBERSHIP

 

Section 1:  Membership:

 

Regular membership and voting privileges are extended to all Chapter members in good standing.  To be in good standing, members must renew their membership annually.

 

Section 2:  Classification of Members:

 

The members of this organization shall be classified into five groups or classes categories:  administrators, teachers, students, paraprofessionals, paraeducators, and parents.

 

ARTICLE IV - OFFICERS

 

Section 1:  The Officers of the Fresno - Madera CABE/CASBE Chapter shall be:

 

        1.      President

        2.      President - Elect

        3.      Secretary

        4.      Treasurer

        5.      CASBE Representative

 

Any CABE/CASBE member shall be eligible to stand for election as an officer provide he/she has been a member of the Chapter for one year immediately preceding the election.

 

Section 2:  Duties of the Executive Board:

 

The Chapter shall be governed by the elected officers and the Committee Chairpersons.  These officers and chairpersons shall serve as members of the Executive Board.  All Chapter business shall require previous Executive Board approval.  A quorum of  two-thirds (2/3) of the Executive Board members must be present to conduct Chapter business.  The Executive Board will develop a working annual budget.

 

Section 3:  Terms of Office:

 

All elected offices shall be elected for a term of two years. President Secretary and CASBE Representative shall be elected in even-numbered years.  President-Elect, Treasurer, and Secretary and Treasurer shall be elected in odd-numbered years.  When a vacancy in an office occurs, the president may appoint an acting officer until a special election can be held.

 

Section 4:  Duties of the President:

 

The President shall preside over all meetings, appoint committee members after consulting with the chairperson, provide leadership to the Chapter, and perform such other duties as ordinarily pertain to the office of President.

 

Section 5:  Duties of the President-Elect:

 

The President-Elect shall assume and perform the duties of the President in the event of the absence or incapacity of the President, as well as fulfill duties assigned to him/her by the President.  Should the Office of the Presidency become vacant, the President-Elect shall assume the Office of the President for the unexpired portion of the President's term.  The President-Elect will assume the position of President upon completion of the President's term.

 

Section 6:  Duties of the Secretary:

 

The Secretary shall record proceedings of all general meetings and meetings of the Executive Board, maintain a file of minutes, prepare and distribute all correspondence, notices, and newsletters as directed by the President.  The Secretary shall turn over all records to his/her  successor within thirty days after the completion of his/her term of office.

 

Section 7:  Duties of the Treasurer:

 

The Treasurer shall execute the duties essential to the maintenance of accurate and up-to-date fiscal and membership records, shall have custody of the funds that shall be deposited in the name of the Chapter, sign checks and drafts as directed by the President, and cooperate with an annual audit.  The Treasurer shall turn over to his/her successor all funds, accounts, and books of the treasury within thirty days of the completion of his/her term of office.

 

Section 8:  Duties of the CASBE Representative:

 

The CASBE Representative shall actively promote the interest and purposes of CASBE in their local areas, recruit members, and organize appropriate activities within the Chapter as directed by the President.  The CASBE Representative will liaison with the CASBE Region II Representative.

 

ARTICLE V - GENERAL MEETINGS

 

Section 1:  General Meetings:

 

The time and date of any general meeting will be decided by the Executive Board, provided that the general membership receives notice five (5) days prior to the meeting.

 

Section 2:  Executive Board Meetings:

 

Meetings of the Executive Board will be called by the President as needed or at the request of the majority of the Executive Board.

 

Section 3:  Robert's Rules Of Order:

 

Meetings shall be conducted according to the latest edition of "Robert's Rules of Order" unless otherwise specified in these bylaws.

 

ARTICLE VI - BYLAWS

 

Section 1:  Bylaws       

 

The bylaws of the Fresno - Madera CABE/CASBE Chapter shall be in accord with the provisions of the CABE Constitution and Bylaws.

 

Section 2:  Amendments

 

Amendments to the bylaws may be made at any general meeting or by mail provided that the proposed amendments have been submitted in writing to the Executive Board for their review.  Proposed amendments must receive two-thirds of the votes of the members present during a special or regular meetings special meetings, regular meetings, or mail ballots received.

 

ARTICLE VII - COMMITTEES

 

Section 1:  Appointed by President:

 

Ad Hoc Committees and Chairpersons shall be appointed by the President as the needs of the Chapter develop with the approval of the Executive Board.

 

Section 2:  Standing Committees:

 

        1.  Conference

        2.  Legislative

        3.  Publicity Public Relations

        4.  Fund Raising

        5.  Scholarship

        6.  Membership

 

Section 3:  Committee Chairpersons

 

Ad Hoc Committee and Standing Committee Chairpersons shall be appointed by the President with the approval of the Executive Board.  These Chairpersons shall serve as members of the Executive Board with all the rights and privileges afforded other Executive Board members.

 

ARTICLE VIII - DISSOLUTION

 

In the event of dissolution or liquidation of the Chapter, the treasurer shall prepare a complete financial report for the Executive Board and the membership and shall send all remaining monies to the CABE  treasury State CABE and CASBE treasuries after all Chapter debts and obligations have been met.

 

ARTICLE IX - PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURE

 

"Robert's Rules of Order, Revised" shall govern the Organization in all cases to which they are applicable and in which they are not inconsistent with the CABE Constitution State CABE and CASBE Constitutions and Bylaws.

 

ARTICLE X - REMOVAL OF OFFICERS

 

The removal of an officer from office can be requested by two-thirds (2/3) vote of the Executive Board.