Attention ATOA Members:
The ATOA will be holding elections for association President and Secretary as designated in our by-laws. This e-mail shall serve as notice for solicitation of current ATOA members who wish to be considered candidates for either of the two offices.
Those members interested in running for office must submit a short biographical and work history detailing job positions and descriptions, training and experience and any other information you feel pertinent to informing the ATOA membership that you would the best candidate for the specific position you wish to run for.
Submission Date is on or before 5:00pm July 31st 2012 and should be sent via e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Below is information regarding the different board positions
Additional details about the election, including how and when to vote will follow this announcement.
(President position must be a type 1 member and active law enforcement). This information will be shared with membership.
Newly elected officers will assume their positions in office effective October at the annual conference membership meeting. Their term will be for two years concluding at the annual conference membership meeting in 2014.
Below are the listed duties as outlined in the ATOA bylaws.
Duties of the President
The President shall preside at the annual and any special meeting. He shall decide on all points of law and order, subject to review of the Board of Directors. He shall appoint all committees, and act as a Member, ex officio, of all committees, with the advice and consent of the Board of Directors. He shall appoint all positions not elected by the membership, with the advice and consent of the Board of Directors. In case of a tie vote, the President shall have the right to cast the deciding vote. He shall approve all checks drawn on the Association treasury. He shall call special meetings when deemed necessary, or when requested by a majority of the Board of Directors, or by twenty percent of the Members of the Association. Notification of special meetings must be made not later than forty-eight hours prior to the actual meeting. The President may cosign any properly issued checks. The President shall perform all other duties necessary to carry on the business of the Association.
Duties of the Secretary
The Secretary shall keep a record of all transactions and correspondence of the Association’s annual and any other meetings. These minutes shall be entered into a regular log book, and shall be read before the body at the next Annual Meeting following the meeting for which the minutes are recorded, and a copy shall be made available to each Member. He shall include a reading of all bills and the action taken on them, and the Treasurer’s report. He shall keep a record of all property and equipment belonging to the Association. The Secretary may cosign, with the Treasurer or the President, any properly issued checks. The Secretary shall keep, in a separate book, all amendments to the Constitution and Bylaws voted in the affirmative by the body. This book shall be known as the “Amendment Book.”
The Secretary will:
(a) Give all notices as provided in the bylaws or as required by law.
(b) Take minutes of the meetings of the members and the Board and keep the minutes as part of the corporate records.
(c) Keep a register of the mailing address of each director, officer, and member of the Corporation.
(d) Perform duties as assigned by the President or the Board.
(e) Perform all duties incident to the office of the secretary.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact either the your local Regional Rep. the Secretary Lon Bartel at the above e-mail address or the Vice President at email@example.com