Article I - Name
Article II - Commitment
Section 2 Aid in resolving general concerns of the group and individual concerns of its membership.
Section 3 Seek to have representatives serve on various University committees affecting the welfare of the members of this organization.
Section 4 Seek to establish a process of consultation, with the administration, prior to implementation of new University policies and/or procedures affecting the membership.
Article IV - Membership
Section 2 Only active members shall be entitled to vote and hold office. All members, active and retired, may participate in meetings, committees and functions of the organization.
Section 3 Membership shall terminate upon failure to pay membership dues, resignation, transfer to a classification other than that defined in Article IV, Section 1.
Article V - Officers
Section 2 Terms of office shall be for a period of one fiscal year (July 1 through June 30), Additional term(s) in elected positions shall be subject to re-election.
Section 3 Vacancies of an office occurring during a regular term shall be filled for the remainder of the fiscal year by appointment of the President, with the approval of the Executive Board.
Article VI - Committees
Section 2 Each standing committee chairperson may recruit as many members as needed for a term of one year or less, expiring on June 30.
Section 3 Vacancies of chairpersons in any of the standing committees shall be filled for the remainder of the fiscal year by appointment of the President, with approval of the Executive Board.
Section 4 The President shall have the authority to appoint any special committee and shall inform the Executive Board of such appointment.
Section 5 Representatives to University committees shall be appointed by the President. Length of service shall be that which is determined by the University.
Article VII - Executive Board
Section 2 The Executive Board shall have the authority to guide and direct the activities of the organization and to fill any vacancies on the Board that may occur, until the next annual election.
Article VIII - Nomination Committee
Section 2 Only members in good standing shall be eligible for nomination to elective offices.
Section 3 The Nominating Committee's duties shall consist of:
a. preparing nomination form to be sent to membership by mid-February.
b. collection of these forms shall be completed by the end of February.
c. all nominees shall be contacted for their consent to run for elective offices by mid-March.
d. a brief biography of candidate shall be submitted by the end of March.
e. a ballot containing a list of candidates and bio's shall be submitted to the board by the April Executive Board meeting.
f. ballots shall be mailed to membership by mid-April and returned by the end of April.
g. all candidates shall be notified of voting results by mid-May. Notification to the Executive Board and membership shall also be announced.
Article IX - Meetings
Section 2 Special general meetings may be called by the President. This would include ratification of Bylaws and Constitutional changes.
Section 3 Special Executive Board meetings shall be called by the President as deemed necessary.
Section 4 At the beginning of each fiscal year, one Executive Board meeting shall include the presentation of annual reports of the previous year's business.
Article X - Amendments
Section 2 If two-thirds of the responding members vote in favor of such amendment(s), this constitution shall be so amended.
Section 3 Voting may be by electronic or written ballot.