ARTICLE VII – AFFILIATED LOCAL ASSOCIATIONS
Section 1. Any city, town or regional music teachers association may petition to the Administrative Committee for affiliation in NYSMTA by providing evidence that the following requirements have been fulfilled:
a. That two (2) copies of the Local Association governing document(s) (e.g., Constitution, Bylaws, and Article of Incorporation) have been filed with the Secretary and that they are consistent with those of NYSMTA.
b. That it guarantees on the basis of submitted membership rosters that one hundred percent (100%) of its members who meet the requirements of MTNA Active Membership, and one hundred percent (100%) of its student members, who meet the requirements of MTNA Student Membership, are members in -standing of MTNA.
c. That its fiscal and membership year coincide with that of NYSMTA.
d. That the Local Association establishes a treasury with any necessary legal filings and provides for the levy of Local dues within the Local Association governing document.
Section 2. Upon determining that a petitioning local music teachers association has fulfilled the requirements of
Section one (1) of this Article, the NYSMTA Administrative Committee shall approve the pet.
In referring to its affiliation, each Local Association shall use the phrase “Affiliated with the New York
State Music Teachers Association.” This specified phrase shall be included in the constitutions of all affiliated and Local Associations.