CONSTITUTION OF THE KAMATYC
ARTICLE I. NAME
- The name of the organization shall be the Kansas Mathematical Association
of Two Year Colleges. (KAMATYC)
ARTICLE II. OBJECTIVES
- To provide the two year college math instructors with a means of
identifying and working on issues of mutual concern.
- To cooperatively work with other professional associations and
institutions concerned with mathematics at all levels in order to provide the
best possible curriculum in the state of Kansas.
- To promote improved teaching and understanding of mathematics.
ARTICLE III. MEMBERSHIP
- Anyone interested in two year college mathematics instruction in the state
of Kansas shall be an active member upon payment of dues.
- The membership year will be from spring conference to the following spring conference.
ARTICLE IV. OFFICERS
- The officers of this organization shall be:
- The president-elect shall succeed to the presidency. The retiring
president shall be a member of the Executive Board for two years. The
secretary and treasurer may succeed themselves. Upon approval of a
majority of the active members, the president may succeed himself or herself
for one term only; in this event, the president-elect will retain his or her
office for that additional term.
- The duties of the officers shall be:
- The president shall preside over meetings of the Executive Board and the
General Assembly; appoint the standing committees and name a chairperson for
each subject to the approval of the Executive Board; be ex-officio member of
all standing committees; and be the executive officer of the Association
before the public, either personally or through delegates, and shall perform
the usual other functions attributed to the office.
- The president-elect shall serve as vice-president of the Association and
shall perform the usual duties attributed to this office. The
vice-president shall be the program chairperson.
- The secretary shall keep accurate minutes of all the meetings of the
Executive Board and General Assembly; maintain official files; assist the
president with Association correspondence, mail or email to all voting members an
official ballot before October 15, keep all ballots cast until confirmed by the
Executive Board in the next meeting, report to all members the results by mail
by November 30.
- The treasurer shall be responsible for the funds of the Association and
disburse them upon authorization by the Executive Board. The treasurer
shall collect dues; maintain a roll of members; make a list of members
available to the secretary; keep accurate accounts of the receipts of the
Executive Board. The treasurer shall serve as chairperson of the budget
- The term of each office shall be for two years.
- New officers and members at large will take office on January 1 following the election.
- If a vacancy occurs in the office of president, the president-elect shall
- If a vacancy occurs in any other elected position, the Executive Board
shall appoint a successor. An appointed president-elect cannot succeed
to president without being duly elected.
ARTICLE V. EXECUTIVE BOARD
- The association shall be governed by the Executive Board.
- The Executive Board shall consist of the elected officers, the immediate
past president and two members at large elected by the voting membership and
the chairperson of each standing committee.
- The Executive Board shall be responsible for approving standing committees
and chairperson, serving as the budget committee, approving all expenditures
within the budget, carrying out policies established by the general assembly;
determining dues and fees, deciding dates and arrangements, of meetings of the
general assembly; notifying members by mail or email at least one month prior to a
meeting of the General Assembly.
- The Executive Board meetings will be called by the president with at least
one month notice.
- A quorum shall consist of at least five members of the Executive Board.
- To pass a decision by telephone, mail, or email, over half of the Board must
- The immediate past president shall advise the Executive Board and assist
the president at the latter's request.
ARTICLE VI. COMMITTEES
- Standing committees shall be the program committee to be chaired by the
president-elect, a budget committee to be chaired by the treasurer, a
nominating committee and membership committee of which chairpersons shall be
named by the president.
- Other committees shall be appointed by the president as needed.
- Chairpersons shall report as necessary to the Executive Board.
ARTICLE VII. GENERAL ASSEMBLY
- The General Assembly shall be composed of all active members.
- This Association shall have one regular meeting each year. Other
meetings shall be determined by the Executive Board.
- A simple majority may declare a meeting adjourned.
- A secret ballot or roll call vote may be called for by any member.
Such a vote may be determined by a simple majority of the members present.
- The membership present at the General Assembly shall constitute a quorum.
- New members paying dues before or at any meeting shall be
allowed to vote at that meeting.
ARTICLE VIII. ELECTIONS
- All members of the Executive Board except chairpersons of standing
committee shall be elected by a mail or email ballot of the voting membership.
- The election ballot shall contain the names of the candidates for officers
as well as the two members at large for the Executive Board nominated by the
nominating committee and those nominated by a petition containing at least 10%
of the total ballot of members of the Association. The ballot shall
specify which names have been placed in nomination by the nominating
- The nominating committee will prepare its slate of officers prior to
- The ballot shall be mailed or emailed to the membership by the secretary prior to
- Those ballots received by the secretary prior to November 1
shall be the only ones counted.
- Election shall be a plurality. In case of a tie, a run-off election
will be held.
ARTICLE IX. PARLIAMENTARY AUTHORITY
- The current edition of Roberts Rules of Order shall be the
parliamentary authority for the Association on all questions not covered by
the constitution and such standing rules as the General Assembly may adopt.
ARTICLE X. AMENDMENTS
- The General membership may adopt amendments to this constitution by a
simple majority of those voting by email or at any regular meeting of the Association.
Last Revised: 3 March 2012
History of the KAMATYC Constitution
- 21 May 1988: The Constitution was adopted at the organizational
meeting of KAMATYC, held at Johnson County Community College.
- Between 1990-1994: Article III, paragraph 2 was added, defining the
membership year. Article V, paragraph 3 was modified to provide one
month notice of meetings (rather than two months). Article VII,
paragraph 6 was added, and Article VIII, paragraph 5 was deleted, allowing
voting privileges to all members whose dues are paid before the vote (instead
of by May 1). Article VIII, paragraphs 6-7 were renumbered as paragraphs
5-6. Article VIII, paragraph 8, was deleted as redundant (notification
of election results was already addressed in Article IV, paragraph 3d).
- Fall 1994: Article IV, paragraphs 2 and 4 were modified so terms of
officers would run two years (rather than one year).
- Fall 1999: Article I was amended, to change the adjective in the
name of the organization from "Mathematics" to "Mathematical".
- Fall 2007: Email was permitted by amending paragraphs IV-3c, V-3,
V-6, VIII-1, VIII-4, and X-1. Article VII, paragraph 6 was modified to
allow voting privileges to begin as soon as dues are paid (instead of
requiring payment before the beginning of a meeting).
- Fall 2008: Dates were adjusted in IV-3c, IV-4a, VIII-4, and VIII-5
to remove conflicts from holding an early fall meeting (as opposed to the
late fall meeting previously held).
- Spring 2012: The membership year was changed in III-2 from Sept. 1-Aug. 30
to between successive spring conferences.