This organization is called USI Retirees, hereinafter referred to as the USI Retirees.
The USI Retirees will share their expertise and talent while engaging in social, service, and learning activities at USI and in the larger community.
Membership includes all USI retirees as well as current and surviving spouses. Active/voting members pay $20 per person annual dues. Inactive members pay no dues. A majority vote by active members may confer honorary membership on an individual.
The Coordinating Committee will govern the USI Retirees and will exercise powers of the membership between general meetings. At the annual general meeting, active/voting members will elect eight members to the Coordinating Committee, to serve on staggered, two-year terms. Coordinating Committee members may serve up to two consecutive terms and must remain off the Committee for a minimum of two years before re-election.
Nominations to the Coordinating Committee will come from the floor at the general meeting during fall semester. In case of unexpected vacancy, the Coordinating Committee, by majority vote, will appoint a replacement to complete a term until the next general meeting.
The University president and the USI Foundation president will serve as nonvoting ex-officio members of the Coordinating Committee.
At the annual general meeting of the active/voting membership, the Coordinating Committee will offer, from the membership of the Coordinating Committee, a slate of officers, including a president, a president-elect, a secretary, a treasurer, and a liaison to the USI President’s Office and the Foundation. Each officer will serve a one-year term and may be re-elected once to the same office for consecutive terms.
If an officer resigns or becomes unable to serve, the Coordinating Committee will immediately assign that officer’s responsibilities to a committee member not already an officer.
President. The president will serve as primary representative of and spokesperson for the USI Retirees. The president will prepare agendas, preside at meetings, and consult appropriately with the membership and USI personnel.
President-Elect. The president-elect will perform the president’s duties during an absence and will assist with programming as needed.
Secretary. The secretary will prepare, review, and distribute minutes of meetings and supervise correspondence sent to members.
Treasurer. The treasurer will oversee any accounts, provide treasurer’s reports annually, interact with USI accounting personnel, and collect dues.
Liaison to USI. The liaison officer will stay in touch with the USI President’s Office and the Foundation to represent the .
The USI Retirees will meet at least once annually, during fall semester of the academic year, for a general meeting. Members will receive at least 15 days’ notice of all general meetings. As needed, committees and small groups may set and hold their meetings.
Beginning in fall 2011, annual dues for active/voting membership will be $20 payable to the Treasurer, who will coordinate a USI Agency account. Majority vote by active/voting members may change dues.
The by-laws may be amended at the annual general meeting by a simple majority of the active/voting members present.