6.1 Duties that shall apply to all local committees of the unit:
6.1.1 Membership in all committees shall be advertised.
6.1.2 Chairpersons of all committees shall be appointed by September 30 or approved by the appropriate executive; where there is no appointment of a committee chair, the executive shall make that appointment.
6.1.3 A list of all members of all committees shall be submitted to the executive by September 30 for appointment or approval for a one (1) year term; only current unit members shall be eligible for committee membership.
6.1.4 Each committee shall report regularly through its chairperson to the executive.
6.1.5 Each committee appointed by the executive is responsible to the executive.
6.1.6 Each committee chairperson shall present a tentative program and budget request in writing to the executive by June 30.
6.1.7 All committee budgets require approval of the executive;
6.1.8 All financial transactions conducted by the committees shall be directed to the unit treasurer.
6.1.9 The following shall be designated as unit standing committees: Finance.
6.1.10 The unit may maintain the following special committees: Christian Action, Christmas Charities, Communication, Education,
6.1.11 Political Action, Retirement Tea, Right to Life, Social Justice.
6.1.12 A unit general meeting may create or disband a committee by a two-thirds (2/3) vote.
6.1.13 The standing and special committees shall take office on July 1" of each year, if possible.
6.1.14 The unit executive may approve any ad hoc committee as may be necessary from time to time; this committee shall be dissolved upon completion of assignment or task.
6.1.15 Any committee wishing to meet with persons or organizations outside the unit requires the authorization of the executive.
6.1.16 The chairperson of the committee shall send notice of the meeting and copies of the minutes to members of the committee and the president.
6.1.17 Chairpersons of the committees may attend all unit executive meetings.
6.1.18 Each committee should have at least one (1) executive member appointed by the executive.
6.1.19 Each committee chairperson shall present a written report at the appropriate general meeting(s).
6.1.20 Each committee should keep minutes of their respective committee meeting; these minutes shall be transferred to the succeeding chairperson.
6.1.21 No member should serve more than three (3) consecutive terms as chairperson of the same standing or special committee unless otherwise directed by the executive.
6.1.22 Submission of claim for distance travelled shall be calculated as a return trip between school and meeting location.
6.1.23 All expenses for distance travelled shall be paid in accordance with the unit rate.
6.1.24 Travel claims shall be paid by the unit treasurer to committee members upon receipt or an itemized claim verified by the committee chairperson and a unit cheque signing officer.
6.1.25 All communication to the teachers shall be forwarded through the president.
6.2 Duties of standing committees:
6.2.1 Finance Committee
The Finance Committee shall:
22.214.171.124 assist the unit executive in preparing the unit budget;
126.96.36.199 act as financial advisors to the executive;
188.8.131.52 have as chairperson of the Finance Committee, the unit treasurer.
6.3 Duties of special committees:
6.3.1 The duties of the special committees shall be reviewed by the unit executive by November 30 each year. Any changes or modifications to the duties can be recommended to the unit executive for approval.
6.4 Unit representation on committees outside the unit:
6.4.1 The following shall apply to committees or study groups not established by the unit, but where unit representation has been requested.
184.108.40.206 All members appointed to represent the unit to these committees or study groups shall be at the 6.4 6.4.1 discretion of the unit executive.
220.127.116.11 The unit executive shall have the option of the following:
18.104.22.168.1 appoint to the committee or study group;
22.214.171.124.2 advertise to the general membership and subsequently appoint;
126.96.36.199.3 elect not to participate in the committee or study group.
6.4.2 The unit president may appoint a member to the committee or study group; however, such an appointment is to be subject to ratification by the unit executive.
6.4.3 Any member appointed to such a committee or study group shall report on a regular basis to the unit executive.
6.5 Association Representative Elections
188.8.131.52 Each staff shall elect its Association representative in June if possible and no later than September 15.
184.108.40.206 To qualify as an Association representative, a teacher shall be a member of the staff.
6.5.2 It shall be the duty of the Association representative:
220.127.116.11 to attend all meetings for Association representative called by the unit executive. In the event that an elected Association representative is unable to attend, another unit member may be sent as a replacement;
18.104.22.168 to bring to the attention of the president or the first vice-president issues requiring attention as requested by staff members;
22.214.171.124 to bring to the attention of staff members all communications received from the unit executive;
126.96.36.199 to act upon notices requiring such action, as directed;
188.8.131.52 to act as direct liaison between the unit executive and staff members by:
184.108.40.206.1 distributing to the staff members information items;
220.127.116.11.2 retaining on a yearly basis minutes of executive and general meetings;
18.104.22.168.3 actively promoting unit activities and services;
22.214.171.124 to act as a liaison between the provincial executive and members of the unit by:
126.96.36.199.1 distributing to the members of the Ontario English Catholic Teachers' Association and Ontario Teachers' Federation publications and correspondence;
188.8.131.52.2 notifying the appropriate authority regarding any shortages thereof;
184.108.40.206.3 actively promoting the Associations and its services among members;