Chapter Constitution
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CHAPTER CONSTITUTION:

 

The name of this organization shall be the Richmond Chapter of the Virginia Tech Alumni Association.

The goals of this organization shall be to promote closer fellowship among the alumni and students, to establish more effective relations between the University and the alumni, to further the image and reputation of the University, to cooperate with the University with suggesting and carrying out proposals of the University.

All graduates of the University and all other persons who have been in attendance as students of the University are members of this organization.

All provisions of this constitution shall be applied to all members without regard to:

  • Race
  • Color
  • Sex
  • Sexual orientation
  • Disability
  • Age
  • Veteran status
  • National origin
  • Religion
  • Political affiliation

Chapters may request an annual grant from the Alumni Association. To qualify for a grant, the chapter must submit annually:

  1. A chapter grant request form
  2. An updated officers and directors roster
  3. An annual plan
  4. A year end financial statement

The officers of this chapter shall be:

  1. President
  2. President-Elect
  3. Corresponding Secretary
  4. Recording Secretary
  5. Treasurer

These officers shall constitute the Executive Committee

  • Officers will serve one (1) year terms, beginning July 1, with elections held June of each year
  • The officers should meet on a monthly basis
  • For President and President-elect, these positions will have a term limit of two (2) consecutive terms
  • Other positions, such as Secretary and Treasurer, tend to remain in office for a longer term

The Board of Directors will consist of:

  1. The Executive Committee
  2. Immediate Past President
  3. Six (6) appointed Ambassadors

The Ambassadors shall be appointed to serve by the Executive Committee:

  • two for one year
  • two for two years
  • two for three years
  • Each July thereafter, two members shall be appointed to serve for three years

The Board of Directors shall:

  1. Meet no less than on a quarterly basis each January, April, July and October.
  2. A majority of its members shall constitute a quorum.

Ambassador selection should come from methods 1, 2 or 3, or a combination thereof.

  1. Select the group from individuals in your community that best represent the various geographic locations in your chapter area.
  2. Select the group from each of the previous seven (7) decades of graduation, i.e. 2000s, 1990s, 1980s, 1970s, 1960s, 1950s, and 1940s.
  3. A group of individuals in our community that represent a graduate of each college within the University.
  1. Each chapter shall have Committee Chairpersons appointed by the President.
  2. The chairpersons will serve at the pleasure of the Board of Directors for one (1) year, beginning July 1.
  3. Each committee chairperson attends monthly Executive meetings when required by the President. See list on Bylaws, Article 6.

In the absence of rules in this Constitution and Bylaws, the proceedings of this chapter shall be conducted in accordance with Robert’s Rules of Order.

Ratified September 1992. Amended October 2009.

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