ATHLONE EDUCATION CENTRE
The following constitution was adopted at the Meeting held in the Teachers’ Centre, Summerhill, Athlone, on the 16th April, 1973. An amendment made was at the A.G.M. held on 17th February 2011. An additional amendment was made at the AGM on May 15th 2019.
- TITLE Athlone Teachers’ Centre changed to Athlone Education Centre 8th April 1997 as per amendment A.G.M. 11th March 1997.
- AIMS & OBJECTIVES
- To provide a meeting place for the dissemination of knowledge and information to all teachers, especially by the organisation of seminars, conferences, lectures, debates and symposia and by all other means subject to the approval of the Committee.
- To promote and encourage research and experimental projects in the field of education.
- To act as a resource Centre which would enable teachers to prepare and construct equipment and materials for use in their own schools and in addition to facilitate the display of teachers’ and pupils work and materials and to provide for a display of textbooks, materials and Equipment.
- To act as a means of and to promote in-service training.
- Athlone Education Centre is a not-for-profit organisation. In the event of
any surplus being accrued through a financial year, these sums will be
reinvested for the further and future development of the Centre
- CONSTITUTION The Centre shall be constituted as follows: -
- Annual General Meeting
- The Management Committee will (where possible) comprise of:
- A primary teacher; A post primary teacher; A teacher/lecturer from a 3rd level college; A parents’ representative; A recently retired member of the teaching profession; A minimum of 5 other members of the Education Community. Additional members may be co-opted to the Management Committee if their expertise is deemed to be of value to that Management Committee
- Membership shall be open to all teachers serving in recognised schools and also to those who have successfully completed a recognised course of training.
- Attendance at the Centre shall constitute membership
- A register of members shall be retained in the Centre
- ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
- General policy shall be defined by the Annual General Meeting
- Notice of A.G.M. shall be sent to members at least 4 (four) weeks before the date of the A.G.M.
- Motions for the A.G.M. and proposed alterations to the Constitution shall be invited at least 4 (four) weeks before the date of the A.G.M.
- The A.G.M. shall be held no later than May 31st each year.
- Any member wishing to propose a motion or alteration to the Constitution shall send same in writing to the Secretary, one month before the date of the A.G.M. Included with each motion/proposed
alterations to the Constitution, shall be the name of the proposer and Seconder.
- The motions/proposed alterations to the Constitution submitted to the Secretary shall be sent to members 3 (three) weeks before the date of the A.G.M.
- Motions, amendments or agenda put to a vote at the A.G.M. shall be decided on by a show of voting cards unless 5 (five) members rising in their places, and showing voting cards, demand a secret vote. A secret ballot shall then be taken. A simple majority shall suffice except in alterations to the Constitution where a 2/3rd majority of those present and voting shall be required.