Cairo Association of Teachers - Bylaws


Section 1 - Duties

A. President. The President shall be the Chief Officer, with the power and the duty to enforce and interpret the Bylaws, carry out Association policies between Executive Committee meetings, sign contracts and agreements, represent the Association before the public either personally or through designees, appoint and remove members of all committees with the consent of the Executive Committee, serve as ex-officio member on all committees, and preside over meetings of the Executive Committee, and the membership. Further, the President shall have the power and duty to perform all acts generally associated with the nature of the office and such other duties applicable to the office as prescribed by the parliamentary procedures adopted herein which are not inconsistent with the Bylaws. (The CAT-IEA-NEA dues of the President shall be paid by the Association.)

B. Vice President. The Vice President shall have the powers and duties of the President in the President's absence or inability to serve, shall succeed to the Presidency pursuant to the Bylaws, and shall otherwise have such powers and duties as may be assigned by the President.

C. Secretary. The Secretary shall maintain the official files and shall assist the President with Association correspondence. The Secretary shall keep accurate minutes of each meeting of the Executive Committee and each meeting of the membership, and shall be responsible for notifying members of meetings.

D. Treasurer. The Treasurer shall maintain the financial records of the membership, keep accurate records of expenses and income, and report such records at the Executive Committee meeting and meetings of the membership. The Treasurer shall be responsible for the payment of bills, for updating and returning of membership rosters to IEA, and for transmitting dues to the IEA as per IEA policies.

Section 2 - Term of Office

A. Term. The term of office for Executive Officers shall be one (1) year commencing on July 1st. Officers may succeed themselves.

B. Transfer of Records. Each officer shall transfer records to the Association within fourteen (14) calendar days of leaving office.

Section 3 - Vacancies

Vacancies occurring by reason of death, resignation, incapacity or other disqualification shall be filled as follows:

A. President. A vacancy in the office of the President shall be filled by the Vice President for the remainder of the unexpired term.

B. Other Officers. If the vacancy occurs in any other office, the President shall appoint a successor for the remainder of the unexpired term, with the consent by majority vote of the Executive Committee.

C. President and Vice President. If a vacancy occurs in both the office of President and of Vice President, the Secretary or Treasurer (the one who has served the greatest time as a voting member of the Executive Committee) shall assume the President's duties. An election shall be conducted by the Elections Committee within thirty (30) calendar days to complete the unexpired terms.