THE CONSTITUTION OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA MATHEMATICAL
ASSOCIATION OF TWO-YEAR COLLEGES
Original Draft: Proposed &
Adopted on May 7, 1983
Revised & Adopted on March 16,
Revised & Adopted on February 25,
Article I – Name
The name of this association shall be the South Carolina
Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges. It shall be
initialized and referred to as SOCAMATYC.
Article II – Purpose
SOCAMATYC is a non-profit, educational association. Its
purposes are to:
encourage the development of effective mathematics programs;
provide a state forum for the interchange of ideas;
further develop and improve the mathematics education and
mathematics related experiences of students in two-year
promote the professional welfare and development of its
provide opportunities to study and keep informed of new
trends in mathematics;
promote professional cooperation and communication between
teachers and administrators for the realization of sound
promote support for and involvement in the American
Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges.
Article III – Membership
Membership into the South Carolina Mathematical Association
of Two-Year Colleges is open to:
any teacher of mathematics, either full or part time, or
other person associated with two-year college mathematics
education, interested in promoting the purposes of the
students currently enrolled, either full or part time, in a
college in the State of South Carolina.
Article IV – Officers and Executive Board
The officers of this association shall be a President,
Immediate Past President, a Vice-President, a Secretary, and
The Executive Board of this association shall consist of the
officers of the association.
Article V – Dues
The Executive Board, by simple majority vote, sets
membership categories and dues amounts. Membership becomes
valid once dues have been received and processed by the
treasurer. Annual membership will follow the academic year
from August 1st through July 31st.
Article VI – Meetings
There shall be a minimum of one regular meeting of the
association each year.
The Executive Board shall meet or exchange correspondence a
minimum of two times each year.
Executive Board members can be reimbursed a maximum of $50
per academic year for travel to Executive Board meetings.
This include, food, mileage, or lodging. The standard
mileage rate of the state of South Carolina, in use on the
meeting date, will be used to determine the reimbursement.
Article VII – Committees
Standing or ad hoc committees can be appointed as needed by
the President, subject to the approval of a majority vote of
the Executive Board. The Executive Board dissolves appointed
committees by majority vote as needed.
Article VIII – Amendment Procedure
This Constitution and the By-Laws may be amended by a
two-thirds vote of the members present and voting at any
regular meeting, provided that written notice and a copy of
any proposed amendment shall have been posted on the website
for review by the membership prior to the meeting. Any
member may propose changes to the Executive Board who then
submits their recommendation for changes to the members.
Article IX – Dissolution
If, at any time, the Association shall cease activities that
support the purposes as herein stated, any assets and
property held by the Association, whether in trust or
otherwise, shall, after payment of its liabilities, be paid
over to the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year
Colleges, to be used exclusively for any project, or
educational purposes, as determined by the Executive Board
of that organization.
THE BY-LAWS OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA MATHEMATICAL ASSOCIATION
OF TWO-YEAR COLLEGES
Article I – Rules of Order
The most current edition of Robert’s Rules of Order,
Revised, shall be the authority on all questions of
procedures not specifically stated in this Constitution and
Article II – Qualifications, Terms, and Duties of Officers
and other members of the Executive Board
Officers of this association shall be active, non-student
members of the South Carolina Mathematical Association of
Terms of Office
Election of officers will be at the Annual Spring Meeting of
odd numbered years, in accordance with Article VII.
Announcement of new officers will be posted online prior to
June 1. All officers shall assume the duties of their
elective offices on June 1.
The President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer
shall serve for a period of two years. Officers are eligible
for re-election. If a position is vacated, the Executive
Board shall determine whether or not to fill the office for
the remainder of the term shall fill these offices.
Duties of Officers
The President shall preside all meetings of the Association
and of the Executive Board, and shall administer the affairs
of the Association. The President shall appoint all
committees in a manner consistent with Article VII of the
Constitution, and shall be an ex-officio member of all
committees. The President shall prepare an annual report
covering the activities of the Association. This report
shall be filed as a part of the permanent records of the
The Immediate Past President shall assist the President and
the Executive Board as needed. In the event that a current
President is re-elected, the outgoing Immediate Past
President may continue to serve on the Executive Board, but
is under no obligation to continue to serve.
The Vice-President shall serve as Membership Chairman. In
the event the President is unable to represent the
Association in any way, the Vice-President shall serve as
the Association’s representative.
The Secretary shall keep all records and minutes of meetings
of the Association and of the Executive Board and shall be
responsible for preserving the annual reports of historical
records of the Association. The Secretary shall correspond
with, or appoint another executive board member, to
communicate with the Webmaster as to any changes or updates
as needed to the website.
The Treasurer shall collect all dues and other income of the
association. The treasurer shall pay all routine bills as
provided by the annual budget and such other bills as
approved by the Executive Board and the President. The
Treasurer shall keep all financial records and make a
financial report at each meeting. A copy of these reports
shall be filed as part of the permanent records of the
Article III – Executive Board
The members of the Executive Board are defined in Article V
of the Constitution. This committee shall sit as the
governing board of the South Carolina Mathematical
Association of Two-Year Colleges. It shall have the power to
transact the business of the Association: initiate, develop
and determine the policies of the association; work out the
budget; and appoint officers as provided for in the
Constitution and By-Laws.
Article IV – Fiscal Year and Dues
The fiscal year and membership year for the Association
shall be determined by the Executive Board to best coincide
with the AMATYC membership renewal procedure and with the
needs of SOCAMATYC.
Membership Dues – For SOCAMATYC for individuals – shall be
determined by the membership as defined in Article V of the
Article V – Meetings and Quorums
There shall be a minimum of one regular meeting each year as
specified in Article VI of the Constitution. A quorum shall
consist of 10% of the membership of the Association for that
The Executive Board shall meet or correspond a minimum of
two times each year as specified in Article VI of the
Constitution. A quorum for a meeting shall consist of a
majority of the officers of the Executive Board.
Article VI – Dues as Prerequisite for Active Participation
Payment of membership dues is required to be eligible to
vote on Association business, in Association elections, to
make nominations for the officers of the Association, to
serve on Association committees as a voting member, to stand
for office in the Association, or in any other way to
participate actively in the business of the Association.
Article VII – Nominations and Conduct of Election of
Elections shall be held during odd-numbered years. Any
active, non-student member wishing to serve on the Executive
Board as an officer should attend the Annual Spring Meeting
during odd numbered years. Nominations will be taken at
during that meeting, and time will be given to allow for
each nominee to be introduced to the membership. Any active,
non-student member with current voting eligibility may
nominate with that member’s consent, when nominating is
Elections will be conducted in the following manner: If
there are two or more candidates for a position, a private,
written vote will be conducted. The candidate who gets the
majority of votes will be elected. In the event of a tie, a
run-off election will be held of the 2 highest vote getters.
If there is only one candidate for a position, a public poll
of the eligible voting members will be held with a simple
51% majority needed for election. If a majority is not
reached, a re-poll shall occur immediately, or another
candidate may also be nominated for the position, in that
case, the voting procedure shall follow the rules expressed
in this clause for a private, written vote.
In the event that an Executive Board position during an
election year goes unfilled due to a lack of nominations,
the current Acting Executive Board position holder, or the
Immediate Past-President, if possible, will serve in that
position on an interim basis. Nominations will then be
sought across all SOCAMATYC members after the conclusion of
the conference, and an election will take place via an
online vote of all nominees.
Election results shall be posted on the website.