- Article I--Name and Purpose
- The name of this Section shall be the
Southeastern Section of The Mathematical Association of America,
- The purpose of the Southeastern Section shall be to assist in
the improvement of education in the mathematical sciences at the
collegiate (two-year college, four-year college, and university) level
by carrying out the purposes of the national organization within the
territory defined below In Article II, Section 1.
- Article II--Membership
- The membership of the Southeastern Section shall be as
- Members of The Mathematical Association of America,
Inc. residing in Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee and South
- Members of The Mathematical Association of America,
Inc. not being resident in the territory of this Section, who have
become members of this Section in accordance with Article VI of the
By-Laws of The Mathematical Association of America, Inc.
- Article III--Officers
- The officers of this Section shall be a Chairman, a
Chairman Elect, an Immediate Past Chairman, a Section Lecturer, a
Vice-Chairman, a Secretary-Treasurer, an Editor of the Section
Newsletter, and a State Director for each state in the section.
Executive Committee of the Section shall consist of the officers of
the Section and the Section Governor (ex-officio).
- Each Section
officer must be a member of The Mathematical Association of America,
Inc. and of this Section.
- The Officers shall be elected at the
Annual Meeting of the Section to take office upon adjournment of that
meeting. The term of office for the Chairman shall be for two years
and for Chairman Elect, Immediate Past Chairman, and Section Lecturer
shall be for one year, and none of these officers shall be eligible
for immediate re-election. The Chairman Elect shall be elected on each
even numbered year beginning in 1988. The term of office of the Vice-Chairman shall be for one year, and he shall be eligible for
re-election to serve for no more than three consecutive terms. The
term of office of the Secretary-Treasurer and the Editor of the
Section Newsletter shall be for three years, and each shall be
eligible for re-election to serve for no more than two consecutive
terms. The term of office for each State Director shall be for one
year, with re-election possible for no more than three consecutive
- Election shall be by majority vote of the members of the
Section present and voting at the Annual Business Meeting of the
- A Nominating Committee consisting of at least three
members of the Section shall be appointed by the Chairman of the
Section at least two months prior to the Annual Meeting of the
Section. The Nominating Committee shall present nominations for
Section Officers at the Annual Business Meeting of the
Section. Additional nominations may be made from the floor by any
member of the Section, providing the person being nominated has agreed
to serve if elected.
- The duties of the Section officers shall be:
- The Chairman shall preside at each meeting of the Section and of
the Executive Committee of the Section. He shall appoint the Committee
of the Section and be, ex-officio, a member of each committee.
Chairman Elect shall serve on the Executive Committee of the
- The Immediate Past
Chairman shall serve on the Executive Committee of the Section and
shall preside at meetings in the absence of the Chairman.
Section Lecturer shall deliver an address at the Annual Meeting of the
Section, giving an exposition of some aspect of his recent research
in mathematics. He shall also be available to visit a limited number
of institutions within the bounds of the Section and present lectures
on mathematical topics to the faculty and students of those
- The Vice-Chairman shall have as his primary
concern the relationship of the Section to the mathematics staffs of
the two-year colleges within the bounds of the Section. He shall make
recommendations to the Executive Committee, and to the Annual Meeting
of the Section, for ways in which the Section can better serve the
needs of the mathematical sciences in the two-year colleges. He shall
assist the Secretary in planning the Annual Meeting of the Section to
provide for items of special interest to the staffs of the two-year
- The Secretary-Treasurer shall keep minutes of the
meetings of the Section and of the meetings of the Executive Committee
of the Section. He shall have custody of the records of the Section
and the official correspondence of the Section. He shall receive for
safekeeping all monies coming to the Section from registration tees,
the allowance from the National Office of the Mathematical
Association of America, and from any other source. He shall maintain
proper and accurate records of the Section monies, shall pay the bills
of the Section and make other expenditures as authorized by the
Executive Committee or the Annual Business Meeting of the
Section. Under the direction of the Executive Committee he shall plan
the program tor the Annual Section Meeting and send advance
notification of the Annual Meetings and Special Meetings of the
Section to all members of the Section. Upon the expiration of his term
of office, he shall turn over to his successor the records and
official correspondence of the Section, together with all Section
- The Editor of the Section Newsletter shall publish and
distribute the Section Newsletter at least once each fall and once
each spring. He shall solicit items for the Newsletter through the MAA
representative at each institution in the Section as well as from
other sources. He shall, with the aid of the national office, develop
and maintain a mailing list for the Newsletter. He shall make such
suggestions for the improvement of the Newsletter to the Executive
Committee of the Section as he deems necessary.
- Each State
Director shall be responsible for coordinating state-level MAA
activities with the approval of the Executive Committee of the
- The Executive Committee shall conduct the affairs of the
Section between meetings of the Section membership. The Committee shall
assist the Secretary in setting dates for the Annual Meeting and give
particular attention to planning the Program of the Annual Meeting. To
accomplish such planning, the Executive Committee shall meet at least twice
between successive Annual Meetings of the Section.
- If a vacancy on
the Executive Committee should occur, it shall be filled (except in
the position of Section Governor) by the remaining members of the
Committee appointing a member of the Section to serve until the next
Annual Meeting of the Section.
- Article IV--Meetings
- The Section shall hold one regular meeting each year.
- The regular
Annual Meeting shall be held at a place determined by a majority vote
of the members present and voting at the previous annual meeting. The
standing Committee on Meeting Sites shall make recommendations to the
Section Members at the Annual Meeting concerning the place of meeting
for the next Annual Meeting.
- A special meeting may be called by
the Executive Committee at its initiative or upon petition by
twenty-five members of the Section representing at least four
educational institutions within the bounds of the Section.
member of the Section shall be notified in writing at least ten days
in advance of any Regular Meeting or Special Meeting of the
- A quorum shall consist of those members at any
property called meeting of the Section.
- Article V--Dues and Use of Assets
- There shall
be a registration fee for each person attending the Annual Meeting of
the Section. The amount of the fee shall be determined by the
Executive Committee of the Section.
- The assets of the Southeastern
Section shall be used exclusively to further the purposes of the
Section, and in the event of the dissolution of the Section the
remaining assets will be returned to the national organization to be
used for a purpose consistent with the purposes of the national
- Article VI--Committees
- There shall be a Standing
Committee on Meeting Sites consisting of three members, each member to
serve three years with one member retiring and one new member being
appointed each year. Appointments to the committee and replacements to
fill vacancies shall be made by the Chairman of the Section. The
Committee shall consider invitations for places to hold the Annual
Meetings of the Section and shall make recommendations to the Section
at each Annual Business Meeting for final action. The Committee shall
not recommend a place of meeting more than two years in advance of the
date of meeting. No invitation shall be considered unless it has the
written endorsement of some official of the institution, other than a
member of the mathematics department.
- Article VII--Amendments
By-Laws may be amended by a two-thirds vote of the members present at
a Regular or Special Business Meeting of the Section. subject to the
approval by the Board of Governors of The Mathematical Association of
- Proposed Amendment shall be submitted in writing to
every member of the Section at least fifteen days prior to the meeting
at which the voting on the amendment will take place.
- When an
amendment has been approved by the members of the Section it must be
submitted in seven copies to the Committee on Sections for its
recommendation to the Board of Governors.
- A complete revision of
this set of By-laws will be subject to the same procedure as that for
amending this set.
Revised April, 1989