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Orchestra Division President


Constitutional Job Description (Bylaw III, Section 2)

The Orchestra Division President is an elected officer of the Illinois Music Educators Association and a voting member of the ILMEA Board of Directors. It is the responsibility of the Orchestra Division President to represent all persons and organizations dealing primarily with orchestra performance. As a member of the Board of Directors, the Orchestra Division President shall share general jurisdiction over, and responsibility for, the functions of the Association including management and operations of the Association, the appointment of an Executive Director and the appointment of the Editor.

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 well serve in “elect” positions for this year and assume office immediately following the State Conference following their year of service as Division President 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.

Succession OF officers (BYLAW III, SECTION 7)

If the State President or Division President or the District President should be unable to fulfill the specified term of office, the State President Elect, the Division President Elect or the District President Elect, respectively, shall assume the unexpired portion of the office. If the State President Elect is unable to fulfill the specified term of office, whether by reason of succession to the Presidency or for any other reason, the Board of Directors shall appoint a successor to complete the term of office or a special election may be held to fill the vacancy. If the Division President Elect or the District President Elect should be unable to fulfill the specified term of office, the State President shall select 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.

Constitutional Responsibilities

·Preside at meeting of the Orchestra Division general membership

·Preside at meetings of the Orchestra Division District Representatives

·Provide for the planning, preparation and scheduling of IMEC Orchestra Division activities in conjunction with the Executive Director and other Division Presidents

·Appoint, supervise and evaluate Orchestra Division Chairpersons

·Communicate to the ILMEA Board of Directors policies and motions adopted by the Orchestra Division Representatives

·Appoint ad hoc committees at the District level

·Preside at meeting of the Orchestra Division general membership

District 1 District 2 District 3 District 4 District 5 District 6 District 7 District 8 District 9