This Appendix to the ATI Bylaws is not formally a part of the Bylaws, but defines terms used in the bylaws.
Alexander Technique International is a world-wide professional organization created to promote and advance the work begun by F. Matthias Alexander. Its members include teachers, students, and friends of the Alexander Technique. ATI embraces the diversity of the international Alexander Technique community and is working to promote international dialogue.
Our Mission is:
1. To create and sustain open means of global communication for people to discuss, apply, research, and experiment with the discoveries of F. Matthias Alexander.
2. To encourage the use of the F. Matthias Alexander Technique in both human and environmental relationships.
3. To embody the principles of the F. Matthias Alexander Technique in ATI's structure and means of operation.
4. To provide a means for recognizing Alexander Technique Teacher competence and providing certification for those teachers who qualify.
(passed by membership at AGM 2007, Spanish Point, Ireland)
1. Proxy: Proxy has two meanings:
(a) the person a member of ATI chooses to represent him or her at a meeting of the organization,
(b) the written authorization a member of ATI gives to another to act and vote on the member’s behalf.
2. Quorum: A quorum is the minimum number of members required to be present physically at a meeting before business may be conducted.
Board Meetings: majority of current board members
ATI Membership Council Meeting: 21 ATI members
Special General Meeting: 25% of the members of ATI
3. Standing Committee: Standing committees are permanent committees established by the members at an AGM.
4. Ad hoc Committee: An ad hoc committee has a specific and time limited task. An ad hoc committee dissolves when it has completed its task and made a report of its work to the members.
5. Liaison: A liaison to a committee is a board member who
a) attends committee meetings when possible;
b) answers any questions the committee may have about board actions or decisions;
c) answers any questions any board member may have about the committee’s activities;
d) supports the committee in its activities. The liaison is not a voting member of the committee. Committee chairs and the board select liaisons for each committee after each year’s AGM.
6. Sponsors: Sponsors are ATI Teaching Members in good standing who are responsible for assessing a candidate who wishes to become a certified ATI Teaching Member. Guidelines for becoming a Sponsor are in the ATI Policy and Procedures Manual.
7. Teaching Certificates: A person may receive an ATI Teaching Certificate by following the procedure for certification that is in the ATI Policy and Procedures Manual.
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