Hutterite Educators of Manitoba
Article 1: NAME
This organization shall be known as the “Hutterite Educators of Manitoba” (HEM)
HEM is an affiliate of The Manitoba Teachers’ Society
Article 2: AIMS AND PURPOSES
To foster the professional development of its members and all parties involved in Hutterite Education.
To encourage closer communication among its members.
To encourage teachers, both Hutterite and Non-Hutterite, to be active members of HEM.
Article 3: MEMBERSHIP AND MEMBERSHIP FEES
Voluntary membership is open to any active or associate member of The Manitoba Teachers’ Society and all teachers of Hutterian children.
Sixty percent (60%) of HEM members must be active members of The Manitoba Teachers’ Society.
All employees of school divisions and other persons approved by HEM may become associate members of HEM.
Any member of HEM shall have the opportunity to participate in the election of officers and executive.
The annual membership fees will be established at the Annual General Meeting of HEM.
Fees will be assessed as full, and no fee.
The membership and fiscal year of HEM shall be from September 1 to August 31.
Article 4: OFFICES
The Executive Committee shall consist of:
- SAGE Council Representative
- Up to six representatives to include: Professional Development, Newsletter Editor, Membership Chair
For purposes of quorum, only the Executive Committee shall be considered.
Article 5: ELECTION OF OFFICES
The officers shall be elected at the Annual General Meeting of HEM for the term of one (1) year.
Election shall be by ballot where more than one person has been nominated.
In any election, the person receiving the highest number of votes shall be elected.
Where an election is required to be held to select an officer, the President shall appoint two or more scrutineers to help with the distribution and counting of ballots.
Any officer shall hold that office from the day elected to the completion of the following Annual General Meeting.
Any officer may stand for re-election at the Annual General Meeting.
The vacancy of any office may be filled by an appointment by the President with the advice of other officers.
The nominating committee may consist of the four directors who are to prepare a slate of officers for the Annual General meeting. Additional nominations shall be made from the floor for all positions on the executive committee.
Article 6: DUTIES OF OFFICERS
The duties of the President shall be as follows:
- The President, when possible, shall preside over all meetings.
- The President, with the advice of other officers, shall appoint the chairpersons of all standing committees.
- The President will have charge of conducting the business of HEM.
- The President, with advice of other officers, shall appoint someone to fill any vacant offices of HEM.
The duties of the Secretary shall be as follows:
- The Secretary shall keep the records of HEM.
- The Secretary shall provide MTS with an annual report of activities of HEM.
- The Secretary shall keep minutes of the annual general meeting, all Executive Committee and all Executive Assembly meetings.
- The Secretary shall keep available copies of the current constitution and amendments thereto.
The Treasurer’s duties shall be as follows:
- The Treasurer shall receive, collect and bank all monies paid to the organization, and disburse the same as directed by the Annual General Meeting, the Executive Assembly or the Executive Committee.
- The Treasurer shall maintain the books with the financial year ending August 31.
- The Treasurer shall prepare, or cause to have prepared, a written financial statement to be presented to the Annual General Meeting.
- The Treasurer shall present the financial records of HEM to an auditor appointed by the Executive Committee and shall submit an audited statement of finances by November 30 to The Manitoba Teachers’ Society.
Article 7: ANNUAL GENERAL MEETINGS
The Annual General Meetings shall be held at the time and place designated by the Executive Committee.
Article 8: AMENDMENTS
The constitution may be amended by a simple majority vote of those present, provided that notices have been sent out to members at least two weeks before the amendments are to be voted on.
Amendments to the constitution shall not become effective until approved by The Manitoba Teachers’ Society Provincial Executive.
Article 9: POSSIBLE DISSOLUTION OF COLONY EDUCATORS
In the event of the dissolution of Hutterite Educators of Manitoba, after all obligations are met, the residual funds are to be submitted to The Manitoba Teachers’ Society. Colony Educators of Manitoba shall be deemed inactive if it has not formed an executive for two consecutive years.