CAFLS Alumni: Constitution


CONSTITUTION
CLEMSON UNIVERSITY AGRICULTURE ALUMNI

May, 1992

ARTICLE I

NAME

The name of this organization is the Clemson University Agriculture Alumni, non-profit organization.

ARTICLE II

PURPOSE

The purposes of this organization are: to promote the best interests and welfare of Clemson University and the College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences; to fully acquaint the membership of the organization with the progress and needs of Clemson University; to assist in communicating the accomplishments and services of the University and the College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences to the people of South Carolina and the nation; to serve as an advocate for the College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences within and outside of the University;  to encourage loyalty to the University and the College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences and closer bonds of fellowship among its Alumni and friends by participating in, and providing, educational and charitable service to students, faculty, staff and members; to encourage youth to pursue careers in agriculture and related industries.

ARTICLE III

MEMBERSHIP

Section 1.        Membership shall consist of persons who have been officially enrolled at Clemson University in the College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences for at least one academic semester or one summer session.

Section 2.        The By-Laws of the organization may provide for other classes of membership in the Association.

Approved by the Alumni National Council February 13, 1993

Revised May 21, 1993

Revised November 18,1994 (Article II, Section 2 of By-Laws)

Revised October 16, 1998(to correct college name and Dean's title)

Revised August 17, 2001

Revised October 21, 2005 (major revision; addition of committee structure and at-large members)

 

ARTICLE IV

OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS

Section 1.        Board of Directors

The business of the organization shall be conducted by a Board of Directors. The number of District Representatives, At-Large Members, the Faculty, Staff and Student Appointments by the Academic Dean, their tenure of office and method of their election shall be provided for in the By-Laws.

Section 2.        Officers

The Officers shall consist of President, President-Elect, Secretary, andTreasurer. They shall be elected by the Board of Directors to terms of officeas provided for in the By-Laws.

Section 3.        Executive Committee

There shall be an Executive Committee, the personnel of which shall be determined by the By-Laws. This Committee shall have duties and powers as maybe delegated to it by the Board of Directors.

Section 4.        Standing Committees

There shall be a series of standing committees that consist of Board members, Clemson University staff and alumni volunteers to aid in conducting and directing the activities of the organization.  The names of these committees shall be stated within the By-Laws.  The President may appoint temporary committees at any time to handle necessary business.  Standing Committee rules, procedures and purposes shall be maintained by the Executive Director in an appendix document entitled Clemson University Agriculture Alumni Board Standing Committee Operations.

ARTICLE V

AMENDMENTS

This constitution may be amended at any annual meeting of the organization's total membership by a majority vote of two-thirds of the members present and voting or by the Board of Directors at any regular or special meeting by a majority vote of two-thirds of the Board members present and voting, provided that written notice of said amendment be circulated to the total organization's membership or to Board members at least thirty (30) days prior to the respective type meeting.

ARTICLE VI

MEETINGS

There shall be an annual meeting and regular or special meetings of the Board of Directors and Executive Committee. The times and places for said meetings shall be set by the Board of Directors and notice given at least twenty-one (21) days prior to said meetings.