BROOMFIELD MUSIC TEACHERS ASSOCIATION BYLAWS
Revised and Amended May, 2011
ARTICLE 1: NAME
This organization shall be known as the Broomfield Music Teachers Association of Broomfield, Colorado affiliated with Colorado State Music Teachers Association (CSMTA) and with Music Teachers National Association, Inc. (MTNA), Cincinnati, Ohio a Code Section 501(c)(3) organization.
ARTICLE 2: PURPOSE
The purpose of this Association is the advancement of musical knowledge and education. The activities of the Association shall be to elevate teaching standards of music in the community and to promote cooperation among music teachers in Broomfield, Colorado and the surrounding area.
ARTICLE 3: ACTIVITIES
Activities of this Association shall be monthly meetings (September-May, excluding December) with educational programs, master classes, student musicales, Festivals, and other performance and learning opportunities.
ARTICLE 4: MEMBERSHIP AND DUES
All members shall be required to hold membership in the Colorado State Music Teachers Association and in the Music Teachers National Association. Members must pay the annual dues required by those associations.
Section 2: Dues
Local Association dues shall be $25 per year and paid to the local chapter by the national organization. Local, state, and national dues are payable to the Music Teachers National Association. New members joining after January 1 will pay pro-rated dues of one-half the current rate for local, state, and national dues. The membership year shall be the same as the MTNA fiscal year, beginning July 1 and ending June 30.
ARTICLE 5: OFFICERS
The officers of this Association shall be President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Parliamentarian. Officers shall be elected for two years. Newly elected officers shall be installed in May and assume their duties immediately. In the event of absence or inability of any officer to act, the President or next in line may delegate the duties of such officer to any other officer or person, whom he/she may select.
The President shall preside at all meetings of the Association and of the Executive Board, appoint committees and chairpersons as needed, and keep informed of their activities.
The Vice-President shall act as an aid to the President and perform the duties of the President in his/her absence. The Vice-President shall also be the Program Chairperson.
The Secretary shall keep a current record of all meetings of the Association and Executive Board, and write any correspondence needed for the Association.
The Treasurer shall receive dues from the national organization and collect other income, pay the expenditures of the organization, and keep an accurate record of the same.
The Parliamentarian shall attend all regular meetings and Executive Board meetings, and ensure that Robert’s Rules of Order are properly executed.
The Executive Board
The Executive Board shall be composed of the officers. The President from the previous term shall serve as an ex officio member of the Executive Board. The Executive Board shall have the general responsibility of the work of the Association and shall have power to act for the Association between meetings.
ARTICLE 6: NOMINATING COMMITTEE
The nominating committee shall consist of a chairperson appointed by the president and two other members. They will be appointed in February. Nominees will be announced in March, voted on in April, and installed in office in May.
ARTICLE 7: MEETINGS
The regular meetings of the Association shall be held once a month in September, October, November, January, February, March, April, and May. The Annual Meeting of the Association will be held at the regular meeting in April.
ARTICLE 8: PARLIAMENTARY AUTHORITY
The rules contained in the current edition of Robert’s Rules of Order, Newly Revised, shall govern the organization in all cases to which they are applicable and in which they are not inconsistent with these Bylaws and any special rules or order the organization may adopt. A quorum shall be defined as the members present at any regular meeting.
ARTICLE 9: AMENDING THE BYLAWS
These Bylaws may be amended at any regular meeting of the Association by a majority vote of the members present and voting, provided that a notice of the proposed amendment has been given at a previous meeting.
ARTICLE 10: ANTI-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT
The Broomfield Music Teachers Association does not discriminate due to race, religion, gender or sexual orientation and is handicapped accessible.
A. Membership Fees:
1. Refer to the MTNA website to obtain the correct amount for the state and national dues.
2. Local Association dues will be included in the MTNA renewal notice.
B. CSMTA Conference:
An annual vote at the BMTA March meeting will determine the following reimbursements for the upcoming CSMTA Conference:
1. BMTA President will be reimbursed the early registration fee to attend the CSMTA State Conference.
C. Payment for Programs at monthly meetings:
1. BMTA will pay $100 to each non-member presenter.
2. BMTA will pay $100 to each member presenter.
D. Officer Installation:
1. At the May installation meeting, incoming officers will receive materials for their position
from the outgoing officers during the installation.
E. Donation for meeting venue:
1. Membership will annually agree on a donation for the meeting venue at the scheduled May
F. Support for BMTA Member Performances
1. Upon request, BMTA will provide proof of liability insurance through MTNA for members who are presenting recitals at venues which require liability insurance.
Code of Ethics
COMMITMENT TO STUDENTS: The teacher shall conduct the relationship with students and families in a professional manner.
* The teacher shall respect the personal integrity and privacy of students unless the law requires disclosure.
* The teacher shall clearly communicate the expectations of the studio.
* The teacher shall encourage, guide and develop the musical potential of each student.
* The teacher shall treat each student with dignity and respect, without discrimination of any kind.
* The teacher shall respect the student’s right to obtain instruction from the teacher of his/her choice.
COMMITMENT TO COLLEAGUES: The teacher shall maintain a professional attitude and shall act with integrity in regard to colleagues in the profession.
* The teacher shall respect the reputation of colleagues and shall refrain from making false statements about colleagues.
* The teacher shall refrain from disclosing sensitive information about colleagues obtained in the course of professional service unless disclosure serves a compelling professional purpose or is required by law.
* The teacher shall participate in the student’s change of teachers with as much communication as possible between parties, while being sensitive to the privacy rights of the student and families.
COMMITMENT TO SOCIETY: The teacher shall maintain the highest standard of professional conduct and personal integrity.
* The teacher shall accurately represent his/her professional qualiﬁcations.
* The teacher shall strive for continued growth in professional competencies.
* The teacher is encouraged to be a resource in the community.