CJML Constitution



We, the members of the Central Jersey Mathematics League, in order to create, develop, and maintain a more desirable interest in the study and enjoyment of mathematics, to enhance the prestige of mathematics on the secondary level, and to improve the student skill in problem solving, hereby establish the Central Jersey Mathematics League, and, in order to insure proper functioning of this organization, do ordain and establish this constitution of the Central Jersey Mathematics League.


Article I

Name of the Organization

The name of this organization shall be the Central Jersey Mathematics League, here-in-after called The League.


Article II


Section I Membership in General

Membership in The League is open to all public, private, and parochial schools in central New Jersey.  A school becomes a member upon payment of its annual dues and will remain a member until such time as it officially withdraws from the league or allows its dues to become delinquent.
[This paragraph was amended in April 2007.]

Section II Participating Schools

All schools participating in the league prior to, and at the time of adoption of this Constitution by the League shall be considered active members of the League.

Section III Schools Seeking Membership

All schools seeking Membership in the League must register no later than one (1) week prior to the first competition that they plan to attend.


Article III


Section I Officers of the League

Officers of the League shall be President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, Statistician, and Publicity Chairman.

Section II Executive Committee

The above-mentioned officers of the League shall constitute the Executive Committee of the League.

Section III Installation of Officers

The newly-elected officers of the League for the forth coming year shall take office at the close of the Annual meeting when elected.


Article IV


Section I President

It shall be the duty of the President to preside over all meetings of the League;  to enforce the Constitution;  to direct the over-all functioning of the League during his term of office; and to appoint all committees which the League deems necessary.

Section II Vice-President

It shall be the duty of the Vice-President to assist the President in any manner and to assume the duties of the President in his absence or in the event of the inability of the President to discharge his duties.

Section III Secretary

It shall be the duty of the Secretary to keep a record of all proceedings of the League;  and to handle such correspondence as may be directed by the President.

Section IV Treasurer

It shall be the duty of the Treasurer to collect dues; all monies; to make payment on all bills incurred by the League when so authorized; and to render a financial report whenever requested.

Section V Statistician

It shall be the duty of the Statistician to record and keep the individual and school test results of all the contests of the League; and to be responsible for determining according to the Constitution the award winners at the close of each League year.

Section VI  Publicity Chairman

It shall be the duty of the Publicity Chairman to be responsible for all publicity releases of the League’s activities and competitions;  and to distribute a copy of each publicity release to all members of the League at the meeting subsequent to the publicity release.  All publicity to the press shall be released following the competition.


Article V


Section I Regular Meetings

Meetings shall be held at each competition if deemed necessary by the President and for the membership.

Section II Annual Meeting

An annual business meeting shall be held in May for the purpose of evaluating current Year’s competitions, revising the operating procedure wherever necessary, and electing officers for the next school year.  At least two weeks notice should be given before the annual meeting.

Section III Special Meetings

The President shall have the power to call special meetings, provided ample notice thereof is given membership.  Ample notice shall have the meaning of a length of time no less than one week.  In order that unnecessary special meetings not be called, the Executive Committee shall have the power to make routine decisions.


Article VI


A quorum shall consist of the membership in good standing present, at any duly called meeting, provided proper notice of said meeting has been given to all members in accordance with Article V of this Constitution.


Article VII


During the course of any meeting where voting is necessary, each member (school) in good standing shall have one vote in all matters pertaining to the League, provided they are in attendance.


Article VIII


Dues must be paid by all members.  Dues shall be used to cover the cost of operation of the League.  Dues for the coming year shall be established at the Annual meeting of the League.


Article IX


Elections for all officers of the Executive Committee of the League shall be held at the Annual Meeting.  A simple majority vote shall insure election, provided enough members are present to constitute a quorum as defined in Article VI of this Constitution.


Article X

General Provisions

Section I Annual Banquet

The Annual Banquet shall be held at the school designated to post the final competition of the year.

Section II Standing Committees

The Standing Committee(s) of the League shall be

a)  Awards Committee

The duty of the awards committee shall be to decide the recipients and to select and purchase prizes to be given as awards during the Annual Banquet.

b)  Contest-Judging Committee

The duty of the Contest-Judging Committee shall be to render decisions pertaining to validity of the answers in relation to the question asked of the student-participants in each contest sponsored by the League.  A new committee shall be appointed by the President for each contest.

c)  Contest Rules and Regulations Committee

The duty of this committee shall be to develop all contest rules and regulations and submit these proposals to membership for acceptance.


Article XI


Section I Proposals

Any member school in good standing may propose an amendment to this Constitution.  Proposals must be stated at a regular meeting.  Proposals shall be voted on at the meeting following in which they were read.

Section II Procedure

The Constitution may be amended by a two-thirds (2/3) vote, provided that enough members are present to constitute a quorum in accordance with Article VI.


Amendments                Please insert under Section II of Article X, General Provisions


d)  Nominating Committee

This committee shall be composed of 3 members appointed by the President no later than March 1st.  This committee shall present its slate at the Annual Meeting.