The Catholic University of America

NCSSS Alumni Association

BYLAWS OF THE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA

NATIONAL CATHOLIC SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SERVICE

ALUMNI ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 

ARTICLE I. NAME

The name of this organization is The Catholic University National Catholic School of Social Service Alumni Association hereinafter referred to as the Association. 

  

ARTICLE II. PURPOSE

The purpose of the Association is to coordinate the activities of the members in furthering the interests of the National Catholic School of Social Service of The Catholic University of America by promoting professional programs; networking and social activities; leading and participating in student recruitment initiatives; encouraging closer relationships among the alumni, the student body and the faculty of the school; and fund raising initiatives

  

ARTICLE III. MEMBERSHIP

Members of the Board of Directors would have the following duties:

a. Attend all meetings of the Board provided advance notice is given of the meeting.

b. Planning and administering programs of the Association including active participation on at least one committee.

c. Provide service and support to the various activities sponsored by the Association.

In the event that board members must miss a scheduled board meeting, it is the member’s responsibility to inform the Secretary of the Association and the MSW program chair.  If a member misses two consecutive meetings, the Secretary of the Association will send a letter to that member requesting their desire and /or ability to remain as a member of the Board of Directors.

  

ARTICLE IV. QUALIFICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP

Any person who has graduated from the BA, MSW and PhD program of the National Catholic School of Social Service of The Catholic University of America and is considered in good standing with the University is qualified to be a member of the Association.

  

ARTICLE V. BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Section 1. The authority of the Association, except as it may be regulated by the bylaws of the Association, is vested in a Board of Directors.

 

Section 2. The Board of Directors of the Association shall be composed of the Association’s President, Vice- President, Secretary, & Treasurer, and no more than seven (7) alumni who are nominated and elected by the Board.  The Dean of NCSSS and MSW Chair will serve as ex-officio members of the Board.

 

Section 3. The Secretary shall keep minutes of all meetings of the Board of Directors and shall perform all other duties appropriate to that office which may be assigned to him/her by the President of the Board of Directors.

 

Section 4. Committees will be developed and maintained as needed to provide leadership to the Association in areas such as continuing and professional development; networking and social activities; student recruitment; and fund raising initiatives.

  

ARTICLE VI. OFFICERS

The officers of the Association shall be the President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer.

 

Section 1. The President shall be the chief executive officer of the Association and shall preside at all meetings of the Association and the Board of Directors; and, in general, shall be responsible for the proper conduct of the business of the Association.

 

Section 2. The Vice President shall be the assistant to the President.  She/he shall act in the place and stead of the president upon the latter’s absence, inability or refusal too act, and shall succeed to the Presidency upon the resignation, disqualification or death of the President.

 

Section 3. The Secretary shall keep minutes of all meetings of the Association and the Board of Directors and shall perform all other duties appropriate to that office and which may be assigned to her/him by the president or the Board of Directors.

 

Section 4. The Treasurer shall monitor and report at all meetings the financial status of the Association and the Board of Directors and shall perform all other duties appropriate to that office and which may be assigned to her/him by the President or the Board of Directors.

 

ARTICLE VII.  ELECTIONS

The members of the Board of Directors of the Association as provided by the bylaws shall nominate and elect the officers of the Association.

 

Section 1. Officers shall serve in their elected position for a two-year term.  Board members shall serve a three-year term, with a maximum of two consecutive terms allowed.

                If the two-year term of an officer extends beyond that individual’s current term on the Board of Directors, the election of that individual to an officer’s position shall extend that individual’s term on the Board of Directors to the completion of the two-year officer term.

 

Section 2. No later than June1st of even numbered years, the President shall appoint a Nominating Committee, which will present a slate of candidates at the annual meeting. The slate is to include nominations for the officers of President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer.           

 

Section 3. Officers shall have completed at least one full year as a member of the Board.

 

Section 4. Vacancies on the board shall be filled by appointment of the President.

 

Section 5. In the event of the resignation of the President, the Vice-President shall automatically assume the office of the President.

 

ARTICLE VIII.  MEETINGS

Section 1. The Association shall hold meetings as deemed necessary.

 

Section 2. The Board of Directors of the Association shall meet at the call of the President.

 

ARTICLE IX.  COMMITTEES

The President shall appoint committees as necessary for the conduct of the business and activities of the Association and Board of Directors.

 

ARTICLE X.  PARLIAMENTARY AUTHORITY

The rules contained in Robert’s Rules of Order shall govern the Association in all cases to which they are applicable and in which they are not inconsistent with the Bylaws or the special rules of the Association.

 

ARTICLE XI.  AMENDING THE BYLAWS

Section 1. Proposed Amendments to the Bylaws may be discussed and approved by the Association for review at any meeting provided that written notice of, and content of any proposed amendments, have been given in the notice of the meeting.

 

Section 2. The Bylaws may be amended by a majority vote of the members of the Board of Directors of the Association.

 

Section 3. Those Bylaws shall become effective upon their ratification by the majority vote of those casting ballots in the election conducted among the Board of Directors of the Association.  By such ratification, all previous Bylaws, standing rules, regulation and statutes, formal or informal, are repealed to comply with these Bylaws.