Article I - Board of Directors' Duties and Responsibilities
Section 1. The Board of Directors of AAEA shall have the authority to:
make rules and assign responsibilities to all standing and special committees;
1.develop ways and means of cooperation between professional associations whose aims are not in conflict with the purposes of this association;
2.secure benefits such as group insurance, liability insurance, and membership privileges with individuals and corporations for the membership of AAEA;
3.make an annual report of the activities of the Association. This report will cover a fiscal year, July 1 through June 30;
4.collect membership dues;
5.expend funds of the Association;
6.make and revise the annual budget;
7.employ and discharge staff;
8.set staff salaries;
9.schedule meetings of the Association;
10.carry out and enforce the rules governing membership in the Association;
11.make all necessary rules and regulations to carry out the purpose of the Association;
12.authorize an associational newsletter or magazine in order to keep all members informed;
13.provide services such as publications, conferences, research, individual counseling, and other services that are not in conflict with the purposes of this Association.
Article II - Officers' Duties and Responsibilities
Section 1. President
1.Preside or arrange for presiding officers at all meetings of the Board of Directors, and special committees.
2.Appoint all special committees and the chairperson of each special committee with consent of the Board of Directors.
3.Perform all other duties normally assigned to this office.
Section 2. Vice-President / President-Elect
1.Act as presiding officer of the Board of Directors in the absence of the president.
2.Serve as ex-officio member of all standing committees.
3.Keep the Board of Directors informed of activities of the standing committees.
4.Complete the term as president of the Board of Directors in the event that the office of president of the Board of Directors becomes vacant.
5.Serve as chairperson for the program committee.
Section 3. Secretary-Treasurer
In conjunction with the AAEA office staff, keep a complete and accurate record of the proceedings of all meetings of the Board of Directors,
1.provide a copy of minutes to all members of the Board of Directors,
2.keep an accurate list of all members of the Association,
3.receive and deposit in the bank all funds received by the Association,
4.keep accurate financial records of all funds of the Association,
5.pay all bills approved for payment by the Board of Directors, and
6.provide a treasurer's report at each regular meeting of the Board of Directors.
Article III - Committees' Duties and Responsibilities
Section 1. Legislative Committee (State and Federal)
1.Develop a legislative program that would be in the best interest of this Association.
2.Review all legislation, both state and federal, and recommend a course of action to the Association.
3.Perform other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors.
Section 2. Auditing Committee
1.Make provisions for the auditing of all of the Association's financial transactions, equipment, and facilities.
2.Perform other duties as assigned by the Board of Directors.
Section 3. Program Committee
1.Plan and develop, in cooperation with the Board of Directors, the annual meetings.
2.Cause to be published an agenda of the annual meeting.
3.Schedule reports of all standing committees and/or special committees at the annual meeting.
Article IV - Special Committees' Duties and Responsibilities
Section 1. The Board of Directors shall have the authority to assign the duties and responsibilities of special committees.
Section 2. A special committee shall cease to exist when it has completed its work or when it has reached the date that might have been set for the completion of its work.
Article V – Amendments
Section 1. These Bylaws may be amended by a majority vote of the Individual Membership present at the annual or special meeting, provided that proposed amendments to the Bylaws shall be submitted in writing to the Board of Directors sixty (60) days prior to the state Association meeting in which the vote is to be taken and members of the Association must receive the proposed amendments at least thirty (30) days prior to the date that it is presented. Upon the approval of the Board of Directors, proposed amendments to the Constitution or Bylaws may be submitted to the membership by mail or e-mail, with the ballot to be returned to the Association within thirty (30) days after it is sent by the Association.
Article VI - Membership Dues
The annual membership fee for each type of membership shall be the amount set forth in this Article. Membership shall be from July 1 to June 30.
Section 1. Individual Membership. Beginning on July 1, 1979, the dues for individual membership shall be based on one's salary for the preceding year. The current schedule for dues is as follows:
Salary Range Dues
Below $39,999 $140
Section 2. Corporate Sponsorship. Businesses wishing to reach and influence the educational marketplace in Arkansas are invited to partner with AAEA. Levels of sponsorship include: Prestigious (annual investment of $15,000); Distinguished (annual investment of $10,000); Arkansas Diamond (annual investment of $5,000); Platinum (annual investment of $2,500); Gold (annual investment of $1,500); and Silver (annual investment of $750).
Section 3. Honorary Membership. No membership fee.
Section 4. Associate Membership. Dues for associate membership shall be twenty-five dollars ($25) per year.
Section 5. Emeritus Membership. Dues for emeritus membership shall be ten dollars ($10) per year or $200 for a lifetime membership.
Section 6. Institutional Membership.
Colleges/Universities ($250 – up to three members)
Agencies ($150 per member)