Article 15: Constituencies

15.01 There shall be both an Educational Developers’ Caucus and a 3M National Teaching Fellows’ Council, each of which may adopt a constitution, pass bylaws, elect officers, designate committees, plan programmes, raise funds, and otherwise function as an organization within the Corporation, providing that nothing so adopted or done shall be in conflict with the vision, mission, goals or Bylaws of the Corporation.

15.02 Any funds raised by a Constituency or provided to a Constituency by a source other than the Corporation shall be under the control of the Corporation, except funds held in trust for specific purposes.

15.03 The Constituencies shall perform such activities as may be approved by the Board of Directors.

15.04 All members of the Constituencies must be Members of the Corporation.

15.05 The Chairs of the Constituencies shall each be an ex officio Director of the Corporation and shall be entitled to vote at all meetings thereof.

15.06 The Constituencies will receive the administrative support of the Board of Directors.

15.07 Subject to the Board’s approval, the Corporation may give financial support to either or both of the Constituencies.

15.08 Each Constituency must:

15.08.01 hold at least ONE (1) meeting each year at which business is transacted;

15.08.02 elect a Chair, Vice-Chair, a Secretary-Registrar and a Treasurer or, at the discretion of the Constituency, a Secretary-Treasurer in lieu of the separate positions of Secretary-Registrar and Treasurer, at least every TWO (2) years and upon the vacancy of such position or positions, except when specifically requested by the members of the Constituency and approved by the Board of Directors;

15.08.03 not allow the office of Chair or Vice-Chair to be held by the same individual for more than TWO (2) successive terms;

15.08.04 submit to the Board at the Directors’ Meeting scheduled on or about the date of Corporation’s Annual Conference, and at such other time or times as required by the Board, a written report: of its activities and financial affairs (including a financial statement) for that fiscal year; of its planned and anticipated activities for the upcoming year; providing its budget from the time of such report until the next Director’s Meeting as hereinbefore described; and providing any other information as requested by the Corporation’s Board of Directors, and

15.08.05 use the Member mailing lists for Constituency business only.

15.09 The Board may withdraw recognition of a Constituency if the Constituency does not demonstrate active progress or initiative in the pursuit of its objectives and purposes as approved by the Board, or fails to comply with any part of the foregoing Article 15.08.

15.09.01 Withdrawal of recognition of a Constituency will result in the removal of administrative and financial support, if any.

15.09.02 Withdrawal of recognition of a Constituency requires the approval of the Board of Directors.

15.09.03 If withdrawn, reinstatement of recognition of a Constituency may be obtained by fulfilling the original requirements for formation or recognition of a Special Interest Group pursuant to Article 17.