The Afro-American Alumni Association is part of the overall Bridgewater State College Alumni Association and therefore adheres to the Bridgewater State College Alumni Association's Constitution and By-Laws. Each individual organization under the BSC Alumni Association's umbrella of organizations is required to establish and ratify its own set of by-laws which serves as the infrastructure from which the organization conducts business.
|Article I. NAME|
|The name of this organization shall be called: The
Afro-American Alumni Association.
|Article II. OBJECTIVES|
|The objectives of this organization are:
|Article III. MEMBERSHIP|
Any BSC graduate of African descent is considered a member of the African-American Alumni Association. An Associate member can serve on any committee, but cannot hold office or vote until he or she becomes consistently active within the association. At which time, the nominations committee could consider the associate member for regular membership and put forth his or her name for a member-at-large position with full voting rights.
Regular Member (Member-at-Large)
|Article IV. NOMINATING COMMITTEE|
|The nominating committee shall consist of a Chair (the
vice-president of the Association) and two additional active members, as
defined in Article III. This committee shall prepare a slate of
officers consisting of one candidate for each of the following offices:
President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer and Membership
Officer. This committee
will also accept nominations in May of each year for members-at-large
provided those nominees meet the requirements of being a regular member as
defined in Article III.
|Article V. OFFICERS|
|The officers of the Afro-American Alumni Association are
President, Vice-President, Secretary , Treasurer and Membership Officer. These
officers constitute the Executive Committee. These five officers
must be active members of the Association as defined in Article III.
|Article VI. ELECTIONS|
|Election of the officers of the Afro-American Alumni
Association shall be made every two years and subsequent to solicitation of
nominations by the secretary of the association. The elections will
be held at the June meeting. A majority vote of the active
membership as defined in Article III shall elect nominees.
The secretary of the association shall post the election results on the
BSC web page in a timely fashion.
|Article VII. SCHOLARSHIPS|
|The Executive Committee will appoint a member of the
Afro-American Alumni Association to be a member of the BSC Alumni
Association's Scholarship Committee.
|Article VIII. AMENDMENTS|
|Amendments of these by-laws may be made at anytime provided there is a majority vote of the Executive Committee and the other active members, as defined in Article III.|
Last Modified: September 1, 2006