CONSTITUTION


ARTICLE I The name of this organization shall be the Northern Arizona University Retirees Association (NAURA).
ARTICLE II The purposes of this organization shall be to foster the benefit, interests and well being of the NAU retired faculty and staff and their spouses through social, educational and promotional activities as well as to encourage continuing contact and support between retirees and the University and between NAURA and other organizations.
ARTICLE III Membership shall be open to retired faculty and staff of NAU, their spouses, surviving spouses and persons planning retirement in the near future.
ARTICLE IV The officers shall include: President, President-Elect, Past President, Secretary and Treasurer. A President-Elect shall be elected every year and shall become President the following year and Past President the third year.

A Secretary and a Treasurer shall be elected for two-year terms in alternate years; the Secretary being elected one year and the Treasurer the next.

The President presides at meetings and coordinates the activities of the Association. The President-Elect acts in the absence of the President and assists in coordination. The Secretary keeps notes of meetings and maintains correspondence. The Treasurer collects, deposits and disburses funds as appropriate, maintains financial records and prepares and distributes financial reports.

ARTICLE V The Executive Committee is composed of the five elected officers and the appointed officers as determined by the elected officers.  The Executive Committee shall conduct routine business between regular meetings, appoint committees and perform other functions as defined herein and in the By-Laws.
ARTICLE VI There shall be an annual meeting in the spring, to be determined by the Executive Committee, for the election of officers and for other Association business. Additional meetings shall be held as determined by the Executive Committee.
ARTICLE VII This Constitution may be amended at any regular meeting of the Association. Proposed amendments must be circulated to the membership in writing at least twenty days prior to the meeting. For purposes of amendment a quorum shall consist of those active members in attendance. A two-thirds majority of the members present and voting shall be required for adoption of the amendment.

Amended 1990, 1993, 1996, 1997 and 2003.



BY-LAWS

1 The dues structure shall provide for an annual payment with the option for a lifetime membership. The annual and lifetime memberships shall include both the retiree and his/her spouse. Any change in dues shall be determined by a majority vote of the membership at the annual meeting.
2 The Executive Committee shall appoint a member to fill a vacated office until the next annual election.
3 A special meeting must be called by the President upon petition by 10% of the paid membership as determined by the latest membership list.
4 The parliamentary authority will be Robert's Rules of Order, Newly Revised most recent edition.
5 The majority of active membership present at any meeting shall be required to transact business.
6 These By-Laws may be amended at any regular meeting of the Association. Proposed By-Law changes must be circulated to the membership in writing at least twenty days prior to the meeting. For purposes of adopting By-Law changes, a quorum shall consist of those active members in attendance. A two-thirds majority of the active members present and voting shall be required for adoption.

Revised 1996 and 2003.