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Branch 1022
Articles of Constitution

ARTICLE I - Name

The name of the Branch shall be the GMTA, the Grand Manan Teachers' Association, NBTA Branch number 1022.

ARTICLE II - Definition of Terms

a) "Association" shall mean the New Brunswick Teachers' Association.

b) "Member"--Any teacher as defined in the Act of Incorporation or NBTA By-Laws, excepting active members of the Association des Enseignantes et des Enseignantes Francophones du Nouveau-Brunswick (AEFNB), shall be eligible for membership in the NBTA Branch in his/her district. If there is no Branch in his/her district, he/she may join the NBTA Branch of his/her choice.

c) "Branch" shall mean the body of members duly constituted by the Association.

d) "Executive" shall be the Executive Committee of the Branch.

ARTICLE III - Branch Authority and Responsibility

The Branch may take any measure not inconsistent with the provisions of this Constitution, the NBTA Act of Incorporation and By-Laws or any Act or Regulation of the Province of New Brunswick which it deems necessary in order to give effect to any policy adopted by it with respect of any question or matter directly or indirectly relating to the teaching profession.

ARTICLE IV - Objects

The objects of the Branch shall be:

a) to act in cooperation with the Association in advancing the cause of education in the Province of New Brunswick;

b) to raise the status of the teaching profession;

c) through the Association, to impress the public with the supreme importance of providing and maintaining progressive educational services;

d) To appeal to the Association to promote and safeguard the interests of teachers and to provide advice to members in their professional duties and ;

e) to establish close liaison regarding working conditions, teaching positions, appointment of principal, vice-principal, etc., and any problems that might arise between the Branch and the District Office or its administrators.

ARTICLE V - Membership

a) Active membership shall be as defined by Article II (b).

b) Associate, Honorary or Life memberships may be conferred as determined by the By-Laws of the Association.

ARTICLE VI - By-Laws

The Branch may pass By-Laws not inconsistent with the Constitution, the Act of Incorporation or By-Laws of the Association or any Act or Regulation of the Province of New Brunswick by a majority vote respecting:

a) the election of the Executive officers of the Branch and their duties;

b) the election of a Director to serve as a Director for both the NBTA and the NBTF and an Alternate who will act in the absence or incapacity of the Director, and members to serve on provincial committees of the Association;

c) the management of the properties and affairs of the Branch and its own internal organization and administration;

d) the levying and collecting of the non-compulsory membership and other fees;

e) matters that may be deemed necessary or convenient for the management of the Branch and the promotion of its welfare or conduct of its business.

ARTICLE VII - Branch Meetings

a) a Branch shall hold a minimum of three meetings per year: an annual meeting between April 1 and May 31 each year with officers elected at this meeting to assume their duties as of the following September 1, at least one meeting during the fall term, and at least one meeting between January and April;

b) additional meetings or sub-meetings may be held as desired;

c) a report of these meetings shall be forwarded to the Executive Director of the Association on forms provided on or before June 15 each year.

d) A Branch meeting may, by majority vote, rescind, revoke, annul, or overrule any acts or decisions taken or made by the Executive Committee.

e) establishment of units or divisions of Branches, the definition of the areas within which they shall function and the government under which they shall operate.

ARTICLE VIII - Executive Officers
a) The Executive officers of the Branch shall consist of a President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Past President, and Director;

b) The officers are to be elected in a manner determined by By-Law

c) all actions and decisions taken or made by the Executive officers shall be effective and stand unless and until they are revoked, annulled or overruled by a Branch meeting.

ARTICLE IX - Committee

a) a Branch shall strike at least those committees deemed essential by the NBTA.

b) among any committees set up by a Branch shall be those which correspond to the provincial committees on which the Branch has representation.

ARTICLE X - Amendments
The articles of the Constitution and/or By-Laws of this Branch may be repealed or amended if supported by at least two-thirds of the members at any regular or special meeting provided that due notice of the motion has been give the membership at least thirty days prior to the meeting.

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