JSGM Division President
Constitutional Job Description (Bylaw III, Section 2)
The Division President shall preside at meetings of their Division and at meetings of the Division’s District Representatives. The Division Presidents shall have the power to appoint ad hoc committees at the Division level. The Division Presidents shall provide for the planning and preparation of the State Conference program with the cooperation of the Association State Office. The Junior Senior General Music (JSGM) Division shall include all music instruction at the secondary level except performance.
Term of Office (Bylaw III, section 5,6)
Division Presidents shall be elected to serve a term of three years. They shall be elected one year prior to assuming active office. They will serve in elect positions for this year and should attend the Board of Directors meetings as observers. The Division Presidents shall assume office immediately following the State Conference following their year of service as Division Presidents Elect.
Board of Directors (Bylaw III, Section 3)
The Board of Directors shall be composed of the President, President Elect, Past President, Division Presidents and District Presidents. Certain Advisory members, without the right to vote, may be named by the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors shall have general jurisdiction over, and responsibility for, the functions of the Association. The Board of Directors shall (a) assume responsibility for management and operations of the Association and control of the funds thereof (b) appoint an Executive Director, prescribe his/her duties and compensation, and have full control of his/her actions as Executive Director, and (c) appoint an Editor of the Association’s official publications, prescribe the duties and compensation and have full control of his/her actions as Editor.
Executive Committee (Bylaw III, Section 4)
The Executive Committee of the Association shall consist of the President, President Elect, Past President, the Executive Director (without the power of vote), and four (4) members of the Board of Directors recommended by the President and approved by the Board of Directors as the President assumes his/her regular term of office. At least one of the four at large members shall be a District President and at least one a Division President. The Executive power of the Association shall be vested in the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee shall be vested with the power to make emergency decisions. The Executive Committee shall advise the Executive Director in situations not expressly covered by this Constitution.
SUCCESSION OF OFFICERS (Bylaw III, Section 7)
If the State President or Division President or District President should be unable to fulfill the specified term of office, the State President Elect or the Division President Elect or the District President Elect, respectively, shall assume the unexpired portion of the office. If the Division President Elect or the District President Elect should be unable to fulfill the specified term of office, the State President shall elect and appoint, with the approval of the Executive Committee, a person to fill the unexpired portion of the term.
Re-Election Of Officers (Bylaw III, Section 8)
Division Presidents may serve two consecutive terms and may be returned to office after two years have lapsed. Division Presidents may be elected to a different office on the Board of Directors upon completion of their expired term.
LIMITATION OF RESPONSIBILITY OF THE OFFICERS (BYLAW III, SECTION 9)
The authority and responsibility for the management and maintenance of the good will and credit of the Association is vested in the Board of Directors, but it is expressly understood that neither the Board, nor any member thereof, not any staff member, nor any member of the Association shall be required to accept personal financial responsibility for duly authorized bills or obligations, or for litigation that may develop from authorized activities of the organization carried on in good faith and in pursuit of the objectives, purposes and activities prescribed or authorized by the Constitution and Bylaws of the Association.
1. Advocate for junior and senior general music programs as an integral part of comprehensive music education
2. Increase awareness of resources for junior and senior general music programs
3. Highlight successful junior and senior general music programs and teachers throughout the state
4. Organize annual Composition Competition Concert and Awards Ceremony
5. Invite clinicians to the IMEC to present information and ideas on junior and senior general music programs
6. Write a column for the IME Journal