The Southwest Missouri District Association of Mathematics Teachers (SWMDAMT) is a regional professional mathematics education association organized to support the following goals:
promotes excellence in teaching mathematics in elementary, middle, junior high and senior high schools and universities;
to provide service and opportunities for professional growth and development of teachers of mathematics;
to promote the value of learning mathematics and take positions which positively affect mathematics education in Missouri;
communicates with its members through a newsletter in an effort to keep them aware of what is happening in mathematics education both locally and at the state level;
provides scholarships for members to attend the annual MCTM State Conference in Columbia, MO;
to serve as a forum through which teachers and other interested in mathematics learning and education can discuss and respond to issues and activities affecting mathematics education in Missouri and the nation;
supports mathematics education at the national level by its affiliation with the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and at the state level by its affiliation with the Missouri Council of Teachers of Mathematics and by providing NCTM and MCTM with personnel who have demonstrated outstanding leadership.
CONSTITUTION OF THE
SOUTHWEST MISSOURI DISTRICT ASSOCIATION
OF MATHEMATICS TEACHERS
ARTICLE I - NAME
The name of this organization shall be "The Southwest Missouri District Association of Mathematics Teachers".
ARTICLE II - PURPOSE
It shall be the purpose of this organization:
- To work cooperatively with the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the Missouri Council of Teachers of Mathematics and with the area organizations to strengthen and improve mathematics education in the State of Missouri.
- To afford a medium of exchange of ideas regarding the teaching of mathematics.
- To encourage an active interest in mathematics at the elementary, secondary, and college levels.
ARTICLE III - MEMBERSHIP
Section 1. Active membership in the association shall be extended to all elementary, secondary, and college teachers of mathematics and to all others interested in promoting the purpose of the organization.
Section 2. Associate membership shall be extended to any college or university student interested in the purpose of the organization.
ARTICLE IV - DUES
All dues shall be payable at the fall meeting at the following rates:
- Active members shall pay annual dues.
- Associate members shall pay no dues.
- First year new teachers shall be active members and have dues waived.
ARTICLE V - MEETINGS
- The annual meeting shall be held each fall in October each year.
- Special meetings may be called by the executive committee.
ARTICLE VI - OFFICERS
Section 1. The officers shall consist of the president, president-elect, 1st vice-president, NCTM representative, secretary, and treasurer.
Section 2. The officers shall be elected at the annual meeting by a majority of members present. The term of office for the president-elect shall be one year. The president-elect shall then serve the following year as president of the association. The term of office for the 1st vice- president shall be one year. The 1st vice-president shall then serve the following year as president-elect. The term of office for the treasurer shall be two years commencing on even years. The term of office for the secretary shall be two years commencing on odd numbered years.
Section 3. A nominating committee shall be appointed at the fall meeting by the current president to present a slate of nominees for the following year. This slate of nominees shall be presented to the president prior to the annual fall meeting. Nominations shall be accepted from the floor.
Section 4. The president shall preside at all meetings of the association and carry on all duties pertaining to the office.
Section 5. The president-elect shall perform the duties of the president should the president be unable to do so. He/she shall also serve as chairman of the program committee.
Section 6. The 1st vice-president shall assist the president and president-elect while in training for two years to hold the office of president.
Section 7. The secretary shall keep minutes of all the meetings of the association. He/she shall send a list of names and addresses of officers to the state and national organizations immediately following the annual meeting. He/she shall perform all other duties pertaining to this office.
Section 8. The treasurer shall collect dues and pay all association bills authorized by the president and shall perform all other duties pertaining to this office.
Section 9. An NCTM representative shall be elected to a term of three years and this representative shall be a member of the executive committee. The duties of this office shall be: to encourage membership in NCTM, inform members about locations and dates of NCTM regional and annual meetings, represent this association at NCTM meetings, handle public relations at the local level.
Section 10. The chairman of the editorial committee shall be responsible for editing, publishing and distributing a newsletter at least twice per year. The chairman of the editorial committee shall be appointed by the president. The chairman shall be an ex-officio member of the executive committee.
ARTICLE VII - COMMITTEES
- The executive committee shall consist of the elected officers, the immediate past president, and the advisors. The advisors shall be appointed, for a term of three years and/or upon resignation, by the elected officers of the association and shall represent elementary, secondary, and college levels of mathematics education. The chairman of the editorial committee shall serve as an ex-officio member.
- Other committees shall be appointed by the president as needed to carry out the duties of the association.
ARTICLE VIII - AMENDMENTS
This constitution may be amended by a majority of members present at the annual fall meeting. Written notice of proposed changes shall be sent to members prior to the fall meeting.
ARTICLE IX - TERMINATION OF ASSOCIATION
If, at any time, this organization shall cease to carry out the purpose as herein stated, all assets and property held by it, whether in trust or otherwise, shall, after the payment of liabilities, be paid over to an organization, which has similar purposes and has established its tax-exempt status under Section 501 (C)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 as now enacted or as it may hereafter be amended , and such assets and property shall be applied exclusively for such charitable, scientific, and educational programs.