Call for Nominations: Executive Committee

Get involved in TESL Nova Scotia–run for a position on the executive committee for 2013-2014!

The TESL NS Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday November 2 during the Fall conference.  At this time, elections will be held to choose members of the executive committee for the coming year.  As per the TESL NS by-laws, the nomination committee will present a slate of candidates, and nominations will also be accepted from the floor.

To put forward your candidature for a position on the executive committee, simply send an e-mail to nomination committee member Mary-Lou Harnish expressing your interest at

Position descriptions are below. For more information on the executive committee and the nomination process, read the TESL NS by-laws. [Download a PDF of the TESL NS bylaws.]

Article 8  Duties of Officers and Executive Committee Members
8.01 President
The President shall be the presiding officer of the Association, the Chairperson of the Executive Committee, and a member, ex-officio, of all committees appointed by the Executive Committee. The President shall have general supervision of all matters and affairs of the Association.

8.02 Vice-president
The Vice-president shall generally assist the President in his/her duties.  In the absence of the President, or in the event that the President is unable to complete his/her term of office, the President’s duties shall be performed by the Vice-president.

8.03 (8.04)  Recording and Corresponding Secretary
The Recording and Corresponding Secretary shall have charge of all archives of the Association, shall prepare or cause to be prepared and preserved a record of all meetings of the Association and the Executive Committee.  The Recording and Corresponding Secretary shall write and sign general correspondence in the name of the Association when authorized to do so by the Executive Committee.

8.05 Membership Secretary
The Membership  Secretary shall process memberships, keep appropriate records, and manage the membership related activities of the Association.

8.06 Treasurer
The Treasurer shall have the care and custody of all moneys of the Association, and shall deposit the same in such bank as shall be designated by the Executive Committee.  The Treasurer shall keep, or cause to be kept, a proper set of books of account of the  Association, and shall exhibit the same to the Executive Committee when required. At the Annual General Meeting the Treasurer shall submit a report of the financial position of the Association which may be subject to audit when requested by the membership.

8.07 Editor of the Newsletter
The Editor of the Association Newsletter shall have charge of the publishing of the Newsletter of TESL Nova Scotia at such times and in such a manner as meets with the approval of the Executive Committee. In recent years the newsletter editor has also been the webmaster and managed the association on-line presence as well.

8.08 Members at Large
The Members at Large shall be responsible for carrying out special assignments as called upon by the Executive Committee as determined by the needs of the Association for that current year.  They may be called upon to act for any other Executive Officer except
the President, in the event of that officer’s absence or inability to fulfill his/her term of office.  The Members at Large shall assume that position until the next Annual General Meeting of the Association, when elections shall be held.

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