Constitution of the Illinois Mathematics Association of Community Colleges

Ratified June 1975
Amended 1980, 1984, 2005, 2011

Article I – Name

The name of this organization is the Illinois Mathematics Association of Community Colleges (IMACC).

Article II – Purpose

The Illinois Mathematics Association of Community Colleges is a nonprofit educational association. The purpose is to encourage and develop innovative mathematics programs, to afford a medium of interchange of views regarding mathematics and mathematics education, to encourage and promote the cooperative study of problems relating to mathematics and the teaching of mathematics, especially at the community college level, and to seek solutions thereof.

Article III – Membership

Any community college mathematics teacher or any other person in sympathy with community college mathematics education, interested in the purposes of the Association, shall be eligible for membership.

Any institution in sympathy with or having offerings in mathematics at the community college level is eligible for institutional membership.

Article IV – Dues

Dues are paid by all members or institutions at the rate set by the Board of Directors. Payment of annual dues qualifies an individual as a voting member. A member institution may designate one person as a voting member and as a delegate to the Annual Meeting.

Article V – Officers

The officers of the Association are President, President-Elect, Secretary, Treasurer, and Past-President, to serve for a term of one (1) year.  The President-Elect becomes President and the President becomes Past-President automatically in the following year, when the elections select a new President-Elect, Secretary, and Treasurer.

Article VI – Board of Directors

The affairs of the Association are conducted by its Board of Directors, subject to the authority of the membership.

The Board consists of the elected Directors and the Officers of the Association. The number of elected Directors is nine (9) but may be changed to not fewer than six (6) nor more than fifteen (15) by resolution of the Board.

Regular terms of office for elected Directors are for a period of three (3) years. However, terms shall be so fixed at the start or upon any increase or decrease in the number of elected Directors that approximately an equal number of regular terms shall expire at each annual election.

Article VII – Committees

Committees as needed are appointed by the President or Board of Directors to carry out the purposes of the Association. Committees are dissolved by the Board of Directors.

Article VIII – Elections

Officers and Directors are elected by the members of record as of January 15. The vote is conducted by mail at least thirty (30) days prior to the Annual Meeting. New Officers take office immediately following the Annual Meeting and hold office through the next Annual Meeting.

The Elections Committee consists of the Past-President, President, and President-Elect, with the President-Elect as chair. It is the duty of the Elections Committee to nominate at least one member for each of the positions to be filled. All candidates for all elective positions must be members of the Association. Any vacancy in an elective position except that of President is filled by the Board of Directors for the unexpired terms. A vacancy in the position of President shall be filled by the President Elect assuming duties of Acting President.

Article IX – Meetings of Members

There is an Annual Meeting of the Association. The Association meets at least once a year, including the Annual Meeting. Meeting dates are set by the Board of Directors. The Annual Meeting must be announced at least one month in advance.

Article X – Parliamentary Authority

The rules contained in Robert's Rules of Order, Newly Revised, govern in all cases to which they are applicable and in which they are not inconsistent with the Constitution.

Article XI – Petition and Referendum

Each member of the Association has the right to petition the Board on an Association matter. If the Board does not concur and the petitioner secures the signatures of ten (10) members of the Association or 10 percent of the membership, whichever is less, then the Board must submit the issue to the membership for a referendum within sixty (60) days of the receipt of the petition.

Article XII – Amendments to the Constitution

The constitution may be amended by a two-thirds (2/3) majority of the members voting on the proposed amendment. Every member shall be provided notice of the proposed amendment one (1) month in advance of the vote. Time is provided prior to the vote for discussion of the proposed amendment at the Annual Meeting of the membership. The vote is conducted by mail.

Article XIII – Affiliations

The organization will maintain affiliations with appropriate professional organizations as determined by the membership.

Article XIV – Dissolution of the Association

If at any time, in the opinion of the Board of Directors, the Association 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 selected by the Board of Directors, 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.