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Constitution and Bylaws
ARTICLE I NameThe name of this organization shall be the Texas Choral Directors Association; an Affiliated State Association of the American Choral Directors Association; henceforth referred to in this constitution as the TCDA.
ARTICLE II Purpose
The purpose of the TCDA shall be to secure and to maintain statewide cooperation within the choral directing profession in order:
TA. To achieve the highest standards of education through the medium of choral music.
ARTICLE III Membership
Membership in the TCDA shall be classified as follows:
A. TCDA-ACDA Active Membership: Any person who is actively engaged as a teacher, director, consultant, or supervisor of choral music, who desires to partake of and enhance the purpose of the TCDA, who pays the prescribed dues, and who after proper application procedures is accepted as an Active Member in the American Choral Directors Association, may become a full active member.
ARTICLE IV Organization
A. This organization shall be constituted as a non-profit, educational organization.
ARTICLE V Dues and Fees
A. TCDA-ACDA Active Membership -- $145.00 per year
ARTICLE VI Officers
Officers of the TCDA shall be: President, President-Elect, High School Division Vice-President, Middle School/Junior High Division Vice-President, Elementary Division Vice-President, Church Vice-President, College/Community Vice President, Secretary-Treasurer, Immediate Past President, and Executive Director, ex officio.
ARTICLE VII Nominations and Election to Office
A. Nomination Procedures:
1. The nominating committee will present a slate of nominees to the general membership at the business meeting of the annual new music reading clinic-convention one year prior to the election to office.
President-Elect – Membership at Large
High School Division Vice-President – High School
1. The election to office shall be a majority vote by ballot of the voting membership present at the annual new music reading clinic each year or by absentee vote as prescribed by the Board of Directors.
ARTICLE VIII Term of Office
A. Officers will be elected for the following terms of office:
1. President, High School Division Vice-President, College/community Vice-President, and Middle School/Junior High Division Vice-President, during odd numbered years for two-year terms.
ARTICLE IX Duties of Officers
A. The duties of the President shall be: to preside at all meetings of the TCDA; to appoint a Ways and Means Committee and its chairman; to appoint special committees and their chairmen; to serve as an ex officio member of the special committees; to call special meetings of the TCDA; to transact necessary business of the TCDA between general meetings; to be responsible for the general welfare of the TCDA; to serve as chairman of the Board of Directors; to call and preside over meetings of the Board of Directors; to appoint a member to fill any vacant office occurring during the President's term of office; and to serve as the Texas President in the Assembly of State Chairmen and Presidents of the American Choral Directors Association.
ARTICLE X Board of Directors
The TCDA Board of Directors shall consist of the President, High School Division Vice-President, Middle School/Junior High Division Vice-President, Elementary Division Vice-President, Church Division Vice-President, College/community Division Vice-President, Secretary-Treasurer, Immediate Past President, and the Executive Director, and, in even numbered years, the President-Elect. Duties of the Board of Directors will be as follows:
A. Make plans for carrying out the ideals and the purposes of the TCDA.