The name of this organization shall be:
NORTH SAN DIEGO COUNTY Division Number 45 of the
CALIFORNIA RETIRED TEACHERS ASSOCIATION.
The purpose of this Division shall be:
A. safeguard the State teachers retirement System;
B. support public education and promote the professional interest of public school educators;
C. provide a continuing statewide scholarship program;
D. maintain a mutual no-profit, benevolent and protective organization of public school retirees who receive annuity benefits from the State teachers Retirement system of California;
E. encourage member participation in community service endeavors;
F. provide post retirement education designed to improve the mental and physical well being, living conditions and retirement income of its members;
G. promote social relationships of its members;
H. Study and promote or oppose state and national legislation affecting the interests of retired educators and public education.
Section 1. Retired educators and persons agreeing to support the purposes of the Division may become members upon payment of the annual dues, or life members upon the payment of the one-time life membership dues.
Section 2. No action of the Division shall be based on, or Contain bias based on color, race, gender, religion, ancestry, national origin, physical disability or age.
Section 3. Members are entitled to all the rights, privileges and benefits of the Division, including a subscription to all official publications of CRTS except as otherwise provided in these bylaws.
Section 4. Dual membership shall be as provided in the Standing Rules.
DUES AND THE FISCAL YEAR
Section 1. The fiscal year shall be July I through June 30.
Section 2. The dues and fees of this Division shall be determined at the CRTA annual convention.
Section 3. Annual dues for members shall be payable through authorized automatic deductions from each monthly STRS check, or in one payment made to the CRTA Business Office directly or through the member's division, on the first day of the month of the anniversary of the first time membership.
Section 4. Dues and life memberships for members unaffiliated with a division shall be made directly to the Association Business Office.
Section 5. Cash dues not renewed within 60 days of the due date will be delinquent.
Section 6. Members delinquent in the payment of dues shall not be entitled to the rights, privileges and benefits of the Association.
Section 7. Delinquent members may be reinstated upon payment of dues.
Section 1. The elected officers of this Division shall be: President, President Elect, Vice President for Membership, Recording Secretary, Corresponding Secretary, and Treasurer.
Section 2. The officers shall perform the duties prescribed in these bylaws, the standing rules, and the parliamentary authority adopted by the Division.
Section 3. The officers of this Division shall be elected biennially and hold office for two years from July I to June 30or until a successor filled by the board.
Section 4. The elected officers and the immediate past president shall be the Executive Committee.
Section 5. Only CRTA members who receive state Teachers' retirement System pensions are eligible to hold office of the President of the Division.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Section 1. The Board of Directors shall be composed of the Executive Committee and the Chairs of the standing and special committees.
Section 2. The Board of Directors shall meet at the call of the President to transact necessary business; to fill vacancies occurring between elections; to confirm the President's appointment of the auditor; to approve payment of necessary expenses of the Division; to recommend major changes in policies, procedures or financial affairs for the consideration of members of the Division.
Section 1. Division standing committees shall be: Budget and Finance, Bylaws, Community Services/Public relations, Insurance, Legislation, Laura E. Settle Scholarship Fund, Membership, Nomination and Election, Professional Liaison, Program, and Resource Services.
Section 2. Division special committees shall be: Area Representative, Circulation, Historian, Hospitality, Parliamentarian, Publicity, Reservations, Spotlight Editor, Telephone Tree, Ways and Means, Decorations, and Transportation.
Section 3. Chairs and Co-chairs of standing committees shall be appointed by the President with the approval of the Executive Committee.
Section 4. Special committees and chairs may be appointed by the president with the approval of the Executive Committee.
Section 5. The President shall be an ex-officio member of all committees except the nominating committee.
Section 6. Goals, programs and records of the committees shall be maintained in proper form by the chair of each committee.
Section 1. Regular meetings of the Division shall be stipulated in the Standing Rules.
Section 2. Special meetings may be called by the President.
Section 1. The Nomination and Election Committee shall consist of three members.One appointed by the President with the approval of the Executive Committee and two elected members at the second meeting of the year.
Section 2. The Nomination and Election Committee shall report its slate of candidates at march meetings of both the Board of Directors and members.Opportunity for nominations to be made from the floor shall be afforded at the regular meeting in March.
Section 3. Election of Division officers shall be held at the regular meeting in April in odd years.If there is more than a single nominee for any office, a secret ballot shall be taken.
Section 4. Officers duly elected shall be installed at the regular meeting in June and shall assume their duties on July 1.
Section 1. Ten percent of the total membership shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business at any regular or special meeting.
Section 2. A majority of the members of the Board of Directors shall constitute a quorum for any regular or special meeting of that body.
ASSETS AND DEBTS
All property that may be acquired and held by this Division through trusteeship or otherwise shall be included in the assets of the Division, and CRTA shall not be liable for or responsible to pay any debts incurred by this Division. North San Diego County Division Number 45 shall not be liable for, or responsible to pay any debts incurred by CRTA, nor shall any liens be levied upon the assets of this Division by CRTA.
No approval shall be given any service or product offered by a profit making enterprise which has not been approved by the CRTA Board of Directors.
Section l. The property of this Division is irrevocably dedicated to social purposes and no part of the net income or assets of this Division shall inure to the benefit of any director, officer or member thereof or to the benefit of any individual.
Section 2. If the officers of this Division feel it is impossible to continue its existence, they shall confer with the Area Director for assistance.
Section 3. If agreement is reached that the Division will not continue, then its members, after the payment of all debts and liabilities, shall be held in trust for a period of three years by the California Retired Teachers Association.
Section 4. At the end of that time if the Division is not reorganized, the California Retired teachers Association shall recommend the the Superior Court of Sacramento County the disposition of the remaining assets of the division in accordance with the wishes of this Division as specified in Section 5.
Section 5. Upon dissolution, any and all assets of this Division shall be distributed to the Scholarship Foundation, Incorporated of the California Retired Teachers Association, North San Diego County.
Section 6. If this Division has any assets in trust, or a corporation is formed for the charitable purposes, dissolution of said trust or corporation shall be included in the recommendation made to the Superior Court by the California Retired Teachers association.
Section 1. Amendments to these bylaws may be proposed in writing by the Board of Directors or by any two members of the Division.
Section 2. These bylaws may be amended at any regular meeting of this Division by a two-thirds vote of the eligible voting members present and voting, provided that such an amendment shall have been proposed at a preceding meeting.
Section 3. In an emergency, these bylaws may be amended at any regular meeting by a four fifths affirmative vote by eligible voting members present and voting.
Section 4. Amendments to Division bylaws are subject to Article XIII, Section 5 of the bylaws of CRTA, which states "...the proposed amendments to the bylaws of every Division must be approved by the CRTA bylaws committee before being adopted by the Division."
Robert's Rules of Order, newly revised, shall be the parliamentary authority for this Division for the conduct of meetings where such rules do not conflict with the bylaws or the bylaws and standing rules of CRTA.
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