North American Council of Automotive Teachers

Devoted to teachers and trainers of automotive technology and its related fields.
Active Members in 48 States and 7 Provinces.

Board Member and Officer Election Information

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To be eligible for NACAT office you must have been a NACAT member of record for at least the previous two years.

By agreeing to run for election as a NACAT officer or board member, you are seeking to become part of a very diligent group dedicated to automotive education excellence. It is essential that a candidate have a personal commitment to NACAT. The board and officers are committed to promoting and building a high quality, internationally viable automotive educator organization.

As an officer or board member you will be expected to attend all board meetings and serve on subcommittees that will require frequent telephone and mail communications to complete assignments. Travel costs to the midyear board meeting are reimbursed by NACAT. This includes two days of meetings at a location to be determined by the Board. The cost of travel and attendance to the annual summer conference is not covered by NACAT. You will be expected to attend a board meeting on the Sunday before the conference starts and stay for the board meeting on Friday at the end of the conference. The board meeting on Sunday starts at approximately 8:00 am and goes all day. The board meeting on Friday starts after the closing ceremonies and lasts until finished.

If you would like to run for a NACAT office or would like to nominate someone else, please print out the nomination/self-nomination form and mail or e-mail it to Pete Kaufmann. Information from the form will be used on a biography sheet that is mailed to the NACAT membership.

Ways to complete and submit the nomination form:

Click Here to Download a Word Fillable Self-Nomination Form (Save and Email or Mail)

Click Here to Complete and Submit the Nomination Form Online

 


The following descriptions are from the NACAT by-laws and are general job descriptions of the Officers and Board members. The reference to two board members being assigned as part of the Foundation board is not in the by-laws. The foundation was created later.

The President

The President shall be the Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation and, subject to the direction and under the supervision of the Board, shall have general charge of the business, affairs, and property of the Corporation, and control over its Officers, Agents and Employees. The President shall preside at all meetings of the members when present. The President shall, in general, perform all duties and have all powers incident to the Office of President and shall perform such other duties and have such other powers as, from time to time, may be assigned by these By-Laws or by the Board.

The Vice-President-President Elect

At the request of the President, or in the event of his/her absence or disability, the Vice-President designated by the President, (or in the absence of such designation, the Vice-President designated by the Board), shall have the powers of, and be subject to all the restrictions upon, the President. Any Vice-President shall perform such other duties and have such other powers as from time to time may be assigned by these By-Laws, the Board, or the President.

The Secretary / Treasurer

The secretary shall keep the minutes of the proceedings of the members and of the Board in one or more books to be kept for the purpose. The Secretary shall have custody of the seal of the Corporation and shall have authority to cause such seal to be affixed to, or impressed, or otherwise reproduced upon all documents, the execution and delivery of which, on behalf of the Corporation, shall have been duly authorized. The Secretary shall, in general, perform all duties and have all powers incident to the Office of Secretary and shall perform such other duties and have such other powers as may, from time to time, be assigned by these By-Laws, the Board, or the President. The Secretary shall give all notice required by the Articles or By-Laws. The Secretary shall have custody of all books, records, and papers of the company, except those in the possession of the Treasurer or some other person authorized by the Board. (These duties may be performed by the Assistant Secretary. - RESOLUTION #69-December 9, 1985)

The Treasurer shall work with the business office to ensure the custody of the corporate funds and securities and shall ensure the business office keeps full and accurate accounts of receipts and disbursements in books belonging to the Corporation. The Treasurer shall, in general, perform all duties and have all powers incident to the Office of Treasurer and shall perform such other duties and have such other powers as may, from time to time, be assigned by these By-Laws, the Board, or the President. (These duties may be performed by the Assistant Treasurer. - RESOLUTION #69-December 9, 1985)

Board of Directors

Except as otherwise provided in the Act or the articles, the business affairs of the Corporation shall be managed by its Board. The Board shall have general management and control of the business and affairs of the Corporation and shall exercise all of the powers that may be exercised or performed by the Corporation under the statutes of the State of Indiana, the Articles of Incorporation or the corporate by-laws. A Board Member shall be a General Member of record of the Corporation. Relative to the Board qualifications, all Board members shall have been a member of record for the two previous years. Two assigned members of the NACAT board of directors will also sit on the Board of the NACAT Education Foundation.

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