Alumni association BY-laws
(Revision Approved by Alumni Association Board of Directors, 7-22-00)
ARTICLE I: NAME
The name of this organization shall be the Central Christian College Alumni Association.
ARTICLE II: PURPOSE
The purpose of this Association is to promote the cause of Christian education through the programs of Central Christian College and to promote beneficial relations among its members.
ARTICLE III: MEMBERSHIP
Section 1. Membership: Anyone who has been granted a Diploma, a Certificate, or who has attended one (1) full semester at Central Christian College, High School, or Wessington Springs College and Academy shall be eligible for membership in the Alumni Association.
Section 2. Associate Membership: Anyone who has served on the faculty or staff of Central Christian College, High School, or Wessington Springs College and Academy shall be eligible for membership in the Alumni Association.
Section 3. Active Members: Active memberships held by those who are eligible for membership in the manner set forth by the Alumni Board of Directors.
ARTICLE IV: GOVERNMENT
A Board of Directors, which shall represent as far as possible the geographical areas of Central Christian College and the graduating classes of both Central Christian College and Wessington Springs College, shall govern the Association.
Section 1. Officers: The officers of the Association and the Board of Directors shall be: President, Vice-president (serving a two-year term beginning and ending at the conclusion of the annual Alumni Association meeting), Secretary (serving a three-year term beginning and ending at the conclusion of the annual Alumni Association meeting).
Section 2. President: The president shall develop an agenda, preside at all Board of Directors meetings, see that members are notified of meetings and act as master of ceremonies at the Alumni Brunch.
Section 3. Officer’s term of office: The president and vice-president shall each serve for a period of two (2) years. The vice-president will automatically become president following his second (2nd) year of service. The secretary will serve a three-year term as elected by the Board of Directors.
Section 4. Board members’ term of office: The term of the membership of the Board of Directors shall be three (3) years, beginning and ending at the conclusion of the annual Alumni Association meeting.
A. Duties: The Board of Directors shall help make arrangements for the Alumni Summer Weekend and act as a decision-making group for the Alumni Association as a whole.
ARTICLE V: ELECTIONS
Section 1. Vice-president of the Association
A. The Board of Directors shall serve as a nominating committee for the slate of nominees to present to the Association.
B. The Board of Directors shall submit to the active membership a slate of two (2) candidates.
C. The active membership shall, by mail ballot, elect the vice-president.
D. The vice-president will become president at the end of the annual meeting of the full Board.
Section 2. Board of Directors
A. Commencing July 1, 1979, each graduating class shall name a representative to the Board of Directors.
B. The Board may also elect new members from the Association necessary to maintain a Board membership of up to twenty-five (25) persons.
ARTICLE VI: MEETINGS
Section 1. Board of Directors’ Meeting: There shall be at least four (4) Board meetings per year. The Board of Directors shall consist of the president, vice-president, secretary, college representatives and other members from the Association who were elected to serve a three-year term on the Board of Directors Committee.
Section 2. Annual Meeting: There shall be one (1) annual meeting consisting of the entire Alumni Association held during Alumni Summer Weekend. The Board of Directors shall determine time and place.
ARTICLE VII: AMENDMENTS
The constitution may be amended by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the members present at the annual meeting, provided that a notice of the proposed amendment has been given, in writing, to the members thirty (30) days prior to the annual meeting. Amendments shall be effective immediately upon adoption or at such time as the amendment provides.
ARTICLE VIII: BYLAWS (Article VIII: Bylaws - Approved by Alumni Association Board of Directors, 10-18-03)
Bylaws contain any provision for the regulation and management of the Association that does not conflict with its constitution. The power to alter, amend, or repeal existing bylaws, or to adopt new bylaws shall be vested in the Board of Directors.
The following Bylaws are recommended as additions to the present operating constitution.
SECTION I: General Powers
The Board of Directors shall manage the affairs of the Association.
SECTION II: Number, Election and Tenure
There shall be twenty-five (25) directors as required by Article V, Section 2, B of the constitution. The composition of the Board of Directors shall be as follows:
- Vice President
- Three (3) classes of seven (7) directors, serving staggered terms of three (3) years, with the term of one class expiring each year.
- One (1) current senior class representative, serving a one (1) year term
Upon the expiration of their terms, the directors may submit their names for consideration by the nominating committee for an additional three (3) year term.
The new members of the Board shall be elected by private ballot at a meeting of the Board of Directors. A list of nominees for new members shall be submitted and elected by a majority of the members of the Board present.
SECTION III: VACANCIES
In the event of a vacancy, the president of the Board of Directors shall have the power to appoint a past Board member (in consultation with the Director of Alumni Relations) to fill the vacancy until the next Board meeting.
In the event of a vacancy of an elected officer, the Board of Directors shall have the power to appoint a current Board member to fill the vacancy until a ballot election may be held among the members of the Association as required by Article V, Section 1, C of the Constitution.