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ACTE Bylaws 2007 Proposed Amendments

Magazine article Techniques

ACTE Bylaws 2007 Proposed Amendments

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Artide III-Membership

A. Eligibility

Any individual interested in the mission and purposes of the association shall be eligible for membership.

B. Classification of Members

The Association shall consist of four (4) classes of membership:

1. Individual

2. Educational Institutions

3. National Affiliate Organizations

4. Associate

C. Individual Membership

1. Professional Membership...........$60.00

Individuals actively employed in or concerned with career and technical education.

a. Professional members in unified state associations are required to hold state and ACTE membership simultaneously.

2. Retired Membership..................$31.00

Individuals who are retired from active employment in career and technical education and have been an ACTE member for at least five (5) years.

3. Life Membership

Individuals who, as of January 1, 2006, are life members of the association will be recognized as either professional or retired members with all rights and privileges accorded to that member classification, but with no obligations to pay dues.

4. Student Membership.................$10.00

Individuals who are enrolled as full-time students preparing to become career and technical educators and who are not employed full time in the education system as a teacher, counselor or administrator.

5. International Membership

Individuals concerned with career and technical education who reside outside of the United States, its territories and protectorates and who are in a country that is not part of an ACTE region. Dues for international membership will be set by the Board of Directors.

D. Educational Institution Membership

1. Any school district, technical and career center, curriculum center, community college or university.

2. Dues for this category will be set by the Board of Directors.

3. If an employee or other representative of an educational institution is recognized as an individual member of ACTE by virtue of an Educational Institution Membership, he or she must pay to the state association dues for that state in which that individual resides where such affiliated state association requires concurrent membership in ACTE.

E. National Affiliate Organization Membership

1. Any national not-for-profit organization that has a professional interest in activities that foster the improvement and expansion of career and technical education.

2. The Organization's purpose and actions shall not be in conflict with ACTE policies.

3. Dues for this category will be set by the Board of Directors.

4: If a member or other representative of a national affiliate organization is recognized as an individual member of ACTE by virtue of a National Affiliate Organization Membership, he or she must pay to the state association dues for that state in which that individual resides where such affiliated state association requires concurrent membership in ACTE.

F. Associate Membership

1. Associate membership shall be available to corporations, own ers, and persons representing business, industry, and the military.

2. Dues for this category will be set by the Board of Directors.

G. Voting and Holding Office

1. Except as provided in Article V(A) (3) (D, individuals from the following membership classifications shall be considered eligible for voting and serving as committee members or members of the Assembly of Delegates:

a. Individual Professional and Retired Members

b. Educational Institution Members

c. National Affiliate Organizations

2. Individual Professional Members may serve as officers of the association.

3. The Board of Directors shall determine policies and procedures for the determination of voting eligibility.

H. Membership Year

Membership shall begin with receipt of dues at the ACTE office and extend for one year (twelve months). …

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