The membership of the Missouri Section shall be members of the Mathematical Association of America whose MAA mailing addresses are in Missouri, postal codes 63000 to 65899. Exceptions may be made by the MAA headquarters office upon request of the affected member.
A Vice-Chair shall be elected annually at the regular business meeting of the Section, will automatically become the Chair at the conclusion of the next regular business meeting, and will become the Past-Chair at the conclusion of the following regular business meeting.
The Secretary-Treasurer, the Newsletter Editor and the Web Page Administrator shall serve three year terms staggered so that the term of one of these three officers expires each year. The term of the Secretary-Treasurer will expire in years congruent to 0 mod 3, the term of the Newsletter Editor will expire in years congruent to 1 mod 3, and the term of the Web Page Administrator will expire in years congruent to 2 mod 3.
The Liaison Coordinator and the Student Chapter Coordinator shall serve three year terms. The term of the Liaison Coordinator will expire in years congruent to 2 mod 3 and the term of the Student Chapter Coordinator will expire in years congruent to 2 mod 3.
The Chair of the Section shall vote in the election of officers only when necessary to resolve a tie.
Officers elected during a business meeting shall assume office upon the adjournment of that meeting. All officers except the Chair, the Vice-Chair and the Past-Chair shall be eligible for re-election at the end of their respective terms.
The Chair shall preside at all business meetings of the Section and the Executive Committee. The Chair shall be responsible for long-term planning to promote the vitality of the Section. The Chair shall oversee the planning for the annual section meeting, shall appoint all committees except as provided for otherwise in these bylaws, and shall be an ex-officio member of all committees, unless otherwise directed by the members at a business meeting.
The Vice-Chair shall assume the duties of the Chair at Section meetings and at meetings of the Executive Committee in the absence of the Chair. The Vice-Chair shall be a member of the Program Committee.
The Past-Chair shall serve as a resource to the other officers and shall chair the Program Committee. The Past-Chair shall assume the duties of the Chair in the event that both the Chair and Vice-Chair are absent.
The Secretary-Treasurer shall keep minutes of official business meetings, maintain and preserve the records of the Section, and send an annual section report to the Committee on Sections. The Secretary-Treasurer also shall receive all monies paid into the Section and deposit such money in a bank to the account of the Section, pay all bills of the Section out of Section funds with the approval of the Chair, maintain accurate records of the Section’s finances, and file an annual financial report with the MAA headquarters office.
The Newsletter Editor shall publish the Section Newsletter on a regular basis, keeping the Section membership informed of all regular and special meetings and other pertinent information.
The Web Page Administrator shall maintain the Section’s web page, keeping the contents up-to-date and posting newsletters, meeting information, and other relevant items as they become available.
The Liaison Coordinator shall communicate with campus liaisons regarding MAA business.
The Student Chapter Coordinator shall support existing student chapters in the Section and shall encourage and facilitate the formation of new student chapters.
The Teaching Award Selection Committee is responsible for reviewing the nominations for the Missouri Section Award for Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics, selecting the recipient, and reporting to the Secretary-Treasurer in a timely fashion.
The members of the Teaching Award Selection Committee are the three most recent recipients of the award. If such an individual is unwilling or unable to participate in the selection process during a given year, the Section Chair will appoint a section member to serve on the Committee for that year.
The Teaching Award Selection Committee shall be chaired by the longest-serving previous awardee who is actively serving on the Committee.
The Missouri Collegiate Mathematics Competition Committee is responsible for all aspects of the Competition, including writing and grading problems, establishing appropriate rules, setting entry fees, publicizing the Competition, and working with the host school to ensure that adequate facilities are available.
This committee shall be chaired by the Competition Coordinator. The Competition Coordinator shall be a member of the Missouri Section and shall be appointed by the Chair. The Competition Coordinator shall ordinarily serve until he/she retires from the position. However, he/she may be removed and replaced by the Executive Committee if the Executive Committee deems that this action is in the best interests of the Section.
The members of the Competition Committee shall be members of the Missouri Section. Members are appointed to the Committee by the Section Chair upon recommendation by the Competition Coordinator. The number of members is determined by the Competition Coordinator and shall be sufficient to accomplish the work of the Committee. Members shall Ordinarily serve until they retire from the Committee; however a member may be removed by the Executive Committee if the Competition Coordinator and the Executive Committee deem that this action is in the best interests of the Competition Committee.
The Program Committee is responsible for planning the major speakers at annual section meetings.
The members of the Program Committee are the Section Past-Chair, who chairs the committee, and the Section Vice-Chair.
The Nominating Committee is responsible for selecting a slate of officers for the positions open that year.
The Nominating Committee shall consist of three Section members. Each fall the Section Chair appoints the three members and designates a committee chair.
--Approved by the Section--
April 2, 2011
--Approved by the Board of Governors--