AMERICAN ACCOUNTING ASSOCIATION
TWO-YEAR COLLEGE SECTION

Bylaws

(Revised May 30, 2018)

 

  1. Name of Organization
  2. The Purposes and Objectives of the Section Are
  3. Membership
  4. Dues
  5. The Executive Committee
  6. Duties of the Executive Committee
  7. Standing Committees
  8. Nomination and Elections Procedures
  9. Publications
  10. Amendment

I. Name of Organization. The name of this organization will be the Two-Year College (TYC) Section of the American Accounting Association.

II. The Purposes and Objectives of the Section Areto be a resource and voice for the two-year college community. 

III.  Membership. All persons who pay the annual dues levied by this Section, subject to the rules of the American Accounting Association, can be members of the Section. There will be three (3) classes of membership: (1) Regular Members, (2) Student Members, and (3) Life Members.

Regular members of the Section are eligible to vote, hold office, and participate in all activities of the Section.

Student members, during the period of matriculation in a post-secondary program, will be eligible for student membership in the Section. Student members of the Section may not vote in matters coming before the Section, may not serve on Section committees, nor hold a Section office.

Life membership in the TYC Section may be awarded on an individual basis by the Executive Committee of the Section. Life Members have all the rights of a Regular member.

IV.  Dues.  Dues will be determined by the TYC Section Executive Committee and will be recommended to the TYC Section membership for its approval. Dues categories will be structured to reflect the Section strategy and to increase participation of classes of individuals facing varying economic conditions.

V.  The Executive Committee. The Executive Committee of the TYC Section will consist of President, President-Elect, Past President, Secretary-Treasurer, Coordinator of Region Representatives, Historian, and Council Representative. They are responsible for directing the affairs of the Section and formulating the plans, policies, rules, and procedures they consider necessary to achieve the Section mission.

 

VI.  Duties of the Executive Committee.  

President.  The President serves a two (2) year term. The President is responsible for administering the affairs of the Section. The President will act as chair of the Executive Committee and will preside at all meetings of the Section. Except for committee members previously appointed to terms that have not yet expired, the President has the authority to appoint members to committees and task forces, and, at his/her discretion, to remove members of committees and task forces.

President-Elect. The President-Elect is elected for a two (2) year term. The duty of the President-Elect is to assist the President in administering the affairs of the Section.

Past President. The Past President serves on the TYC Section Nominations Committee and Advisory Board of the Section. He/she will assist the President and President-Elect in their efforts to implement the Section strategy. The Past President will serve in that office for two (2) years.

Secretary-Treasurer. The Secretary-Treasurer is elected for a two (2) year term.  The duty of the Secretary-Treasurer is to supervise the keeping of records of Section meetings, policies, and procedures. The Secretary-Treasurer will also work with AAA professional staff relative to collection and disbursement of Section funds. The Secretary-Treasurer will report to the Section members at its business meeting on the financial affairs of the Section and will provide that information for dissemination to the Section members.

Coordinator of Region Representatives. The Coordinator of Region Representatives serves a one (1) year term and is appointed by the President. The Coordinator of Region Representatives is an ex officio, non-voting member of the Executive Committee. The role of the Coordinator of Region Representatives is to find and appoint region representatives, and to develop, promote, and implement section activities and programs at the region meetings. The Coordinator of Region Representatives also reports TYC region activities to the Executive Committee and at the Section business meeting.

Historian. The Historian serves a two (2) year term and is appointed by the President. The Historian is an ex officio, non-voting member of the Executive Committee. The duties of the Historian are to maintain an up-to-date history of Section activities and to maintain and update the Section Operating Manual. The Historian also provides historical perspective at Executive Committee and Section business meeting and aids in providing continuity to the Section.

Council Representative. The Council Representative serves a three (3) year term and is eligible for one (1) additional three (3) year term.  The duty of the Council Representative is to report in a timely manner all relevant Council meeting information to the Section Executive Committee.

Filling of Vacancies. In the event that a member of the Executive Committee, other than the President, is unable to serve the full term the duties will be assigned to another person selected by the Executive Committee. When the President cannot serve, then the duties will be assumed by the most recent Past President who is willing to serve. When the President-Elect is not able to serve, the TYC Section Nominations Committee will nominate another candidate who will be affirmed by a vote of the membership.

VII. Standing Committees.

Advisory Board. The officers of the Section will be guided in their duties by an Advisory Board. In addition, the Advisory Board can propose changes in the bylaws for submission to the members of the Section for approval. The Advisory Board will consist of President, President-Elect, two (2) Past Presidents, Secretary- Treasurer, Coordinator of Region Representatives, Historian, and Council Representative, and Chairs of Nominations, Liaison, and Membership Committees. The Chair of the Advisory Board will be appointed by the TYC Section Nominations Committee.

Nominations Committee
. The Nominations Committee duties include soliciting candidates from the membership for open offices and preparing a slate of at least one (1) candidate for each of the open offices. It will consist of one (1) or more Past Presidents (the most senior of whom will chair the committee) and four (4) other persons elected by the Executive Committee. Members of the TYC Section Nominations Committee are not eligible for nomination to any TYC Section office while serving on the committee.

VIII.  Nomination and Elections Procedures. The slate of nominees will be posted 30 days in advance of the election and will include at least one (1) name for each position. Additional nominations may be made by a petition signed by 25 Regular or Life TYC Section members submitted to the President at least 15 days prior to the beginning of the election. Persons so nominated must previously have agreed to serve if elected. The membership of the Section will be notified prior to the election of the nominations made by petition. All elections will be conducted by mail, facsimile, or electronic vote. Only Regular and Life members of the TYC Section are eligible to vote.

IX.  Publications. The Section may publish newsletters, proceedings, working papers, monographs, journals, teaching aids, and other materials consistent with the purposes and objectives of the Section

X.  Amendment. Amendments to the bylaws of the TYC Section may be proposed by the Executive Committee, the Advisory Board or by a petition signed by 25 Regular or Life TYC Section members submitted to the Executive Committee at least 45 days prior to the start of voting. Notice of amendments to the bylaws of the TYC Section to be presented for vote will be given to the members 30 days prior to the vote. Only Regular and Life members of the TYC Section are eligible to vote. The bylaws of the TYC Section may be amended by the affirmative vote of two-thirds of the Regular and Life members who return ballots by mail, facsimile, or electronic vote.

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