Council of Presidential Awardees, Inc.

Article I . . . Name and Affiliation

Section 1:  Name

The name of this association shall be the Council of Presidential Awardees in Mathematics, Inc. (hereinafter referred to as CPAM).

Section 2:  Affiliation

 CPAM shall be an affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)

Article II . . . Purposes

 The purposes of CPAM include the following:

A. To provide leadership in mathematics education.
B. To encourage excellence in the teaching of mathematics.
C. To encourage those with excellent qualifications to enter mathematics teaching.
D. To promote recognition for those who excel in the teaching of mathematics.
E. To provide for the interchange of evolving ideas and issues for the improvement in mathematics education.

Article III . . . Membership

 Those eligible for membership shall be recipients of the Presidential Award for Excellence in the Teaching of Mathematics.

 Article IV . . . Officers (Officers responsibilities)

The elected officers of CPAM shall consist of President, President-Elect or Past-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Elementary (K-4) Representative, Middle School (5-8) Representative, Secondary (9-12) Representative, and NCTM Representative.  The Treasurer, Elementary School Representative, Secondary School Representative and NCTM Representative shall be elected in even years for a two year term. The Secretary, President-Elect and the Middle School Representative shall be elected in odd years; the Secretary and Middle School Representative for a two-year term and the President-Elect for a one-year term to become President for two years and Past-President for one year. The Newsletter Editor, the Database Manager, and the Web Master shall also be officers of CPAM and shall be appointed by the President and confirmed by the Board of Directors. All of the CPAM officers collectively shall be known as the Executive Board or the Board of Directors.

Article V . . . Meetings

The annual meeting of CPAM shall be held in connection with the annual spring meeting of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and at the same place.

Article VI . . . Amendment Procedure

This Constitution may be amended by the following procedure:

A. Any member(s) may propose amendments to the Constitution to the Executive Board. Proposed amendments should be received no later than February 1 for consideration at that year's annual meeting.

B. The Executive Board shall distribute in writing to the members all proposed amendments no less than thirty days prior to the annual meeting.

C. A proposed amendment may be approved or further amended at the annual meeting of CPAM by a two-thirds majority vote of those members present and voting.

Article VII . . . Dissolution Clause

If at any time, CPAM shall cease to carry out the purposes as herein stated, all assets and property held by it, whether in trust or otherwise, shall, after the payment of its liabilities, be paid over to the Mathematics Education Trust Fund of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.

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