The UW-L Athletic Trainers' Association By-Laws

BY-LAWS OF THE:
UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN - LA CROSSE ATHLETIC TRAINERS' ASSOCIATION
(WRITTEN 8.12.2012)

 ARTICLE I:  NAME AND PURPOSE

Section A:  Name

The name of this organization shall be known as the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Athletic Training Association (UW-LATA).

Section B:  Affiliation

UW-LATA is not affiliated with any National or State organization. UW-LATA is affiliated with Iota Tau Alpha –Beta Zeta chapter, an athletic training honors society.

Section C:  Purpose

1.      To promote education, involvement, and leadership within UW-L Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP).

2.      To promote Athletic Training on the UW-L campus.

3.      To provide social and professional interaction with allied health professionals.

 ARTICLE II:  MEMBERSHIP AND DUES

Section A:  Eligibility

Membership shall be open to anyone who is in the ESS - Athletic Training academic program, or is a candidate for the program.

Section B:  Restrictions

1.      The members shall be UW-L students.

2.      This organization is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of age, race, color, religion, handicap, national origin, or sex.

Section C:  Dues

There shall be an annual due set each ear by the Executive Board, and will be equal to all ATEP program members. Observational student members will be charged less due to their decreased program involvement.

ARTICLE III:  OFFICERS

Section A:  Officers

The officers shall consist of a president, two (2) vice-presidents, a secretary, a treasurer, and one class representative per ATEP academic class.  They shall be known as the Executive Board.

Section B:  Eligibility

The Executive Board must be current UW-L students in the ESS - Athletic Training program.
Section C:  Election

The Executive Board shall be elected by simple majority of the membership present when a

quorum exists in the second week of April.  Election will be by ballot vote.  Nominations will be

taken the week prior to election.
Section D:  Term

The officers shall serve for one year and their term shall commence at the end of the academic

spring semester.
Section E:  Vacancy

If a vacancy occurs in the Executive Board there shall be a special election within two weeks of the vacancy.  Nominations will be taken from the floor and a general election shall take place by ballot.

 ARTICLE IV: DUTIES OF THE EXECUTIVE BOARD

Section A: Duties

1.      President

a.      Shall preside at all regular and special meetings.

b.      Represent the UW-LATA organization at University meetings and functions.

c.      Shall appoint committee chairpersons.

2.      Vice president

a.      Shall be present at all regular and special meetings.

b.      Shall act as presiding officer in absence of President.

c.      Shall conduct all elections and special elections.

d.      Shall issue notce of all UW-LATA meetings and functions.

e.      Shall be in charge of finding guest speakers for the organization.

f.       Shall be in charge of coordinating the Spring Banquet.

3.      Secretary

a.      Shall be present at all meetings, special and regular.

b.      Record the minutes of all general and special meetings.

c.      Maintain a current roster of membership and manage MyOrgs.

4.      Treasurer

a.      Shall be present at all regular and special meetings.

b.      Receive all funds and pay on the order of the membership or Executive Board.

c.      Keep an itemized account of all receipts and expenditures and make a detailed report at all regular meetings.

d.      Make a yearly audit to the membership in April of each academic year.

e.      Shall be in charge of purchasing gifts for speakers, and miscellaneous items for the UW-LATA organization.

5.      Class Representative

a.      Shall be present at all regular and special meetings.

b.      Shall represent their class, convey opinions, and relay information.

c.      Duties of each class representative:

                                                              i.     Senior: design and maintain ATR bulletin board and organize social events.

                                                             ii.     Junior: coordinate Holiday Banquet and Senior Gifts.

                                                           iii.     Sophomore: coordinate Parents Weekend.

 ARTICLE V: WISCONSIN ATHLETIC TRAINERS’ ASSOCIATION (WATA) REPRESENTATIVE

Section A:  Eligibility

1.      The WATA representative must be current UW-L student in the UWL-ATEP.

2.      Be NATA/WATA member for at least one year.

3.      Have at least one full year of education left within the ATEP.

4.      Be able to attend the Annual WATA meeting.

Section B:  Selection

The Executive Committee and current faculty shall select the WATA representative

advisor after review of all applications. The position and application due date will be announced at

a regular LATA meeting dependent on the WATA meeting date.
Section D:  Term

The officers shall serve for one year, but can be renewed if the student is still eligible.
Section E:  Vacancy

If a vacancy occurs in the Executive Board there shall be a special selection within two weeks of the vacancy.

ARTICLE VI:  FACULTY ADVISOR
 Section A:  Selection

There shall be a faculty advisor, who will be selected by the Executive Board. The nominated advisor must accept the offered position.

Section B:  Duties

1.      Advise and stimulate interest of the membership in the UW-LATA.

2.      Provide guidance in the development and implementation of programs and activities.

3.      Serve as liaison between the University and the organization.  Interpreting, if necessary, University policies or philosophy.

4.      Attend all regular and special meetings and to attend Executive Committee meetings.

 ARTICLE VII:  EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETINGS

Section A:  Responsibility

 Management of the UW-LATA shall be vested in this committee, and they are responsible to the

entire membership to uphold the By-Laws.
Section B:  Membership

This committee shall consist of the officers as listed in Article III, and the faculty advisor as listed in Article VI.

Section C:  Meetings

The Executive Committee shall meet prior to the first regular meeting of the organization, and

whenever necessary throughout the year to plan the agenda for the following meetings.

Section D:  Quorum

 A quorum shall consist of 2/3 members of the Executive Committee if possible.

 ARTICLE VIII:  MEETINGS OF THE MEMBERSHIP

Section A:  Meetings

The Executive Board will call monthly regular meetings with dates and times posted at least one

week in advance.  These meetings shall be to conduct the necessary business of the

organization and to have a presentation or guest speaker.
Section B:  Special Meetings

1.      May be called by the Executive Board.

2.      May be called by the President at the request of any member.

Section C:  Quorum

A quorum shall consist of 2/3 of the members in good standing.
Section D:  Parliamentary Authority

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 the By-Laws.

 ARTICLE IX:  AMENDMENTS

Section A:  Vote

These By-Laws may be amended by a 2/3 majority vote of the members in good standing.
Section B:  Notice

All members shall receive advance notice of the proposed amendments in writing at least five days

prior to the meeting of the members.