Call for Nominations: Executive Committee 2016

TESLNS Logo_textGet involved in TESL Nova Scotia – run for a position on the executive committee for 2016!

The TESL NS Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday, November 21 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.

Interested in serving on the Board but worried about attending meetings in Halifax? Next year, TESL NS Board meetings will be held electronically, with full electronic access to all meetings, so members can attend from wherever they are.

To put forward your candidature for a position on the executive committee, simply send an e-mail to Nomination Committee member Vanessa Lent expressing your interest at vlent@isans.ca. Please see below for more information on the executive committee positions. For more information about TESL NS, please check 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 Communications Coordinator
The Communications Coordinator shall have charge of the internal and external communications of TESL Nova Scotia at such times and in such a manner as meets with the approval of the Executive Committee.

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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