Article 1: Name and Purpose
1.1 The name of the organization shall be the Morehead State University Retirees Association hereinafter referred to as the Association
1.2 The purpose of the Association is to create a strong organization of Morehead State University retirees, to encourage a relationship of mutual support between the University and its retirees, and to promote the University and its programs. We are governed by respect for learning, intellectual integrity and academic freedom, the importance of human rights and human progress, and as an independent organization seek to defend and advance the mission of Morehead State University.
Article 2: Membership
2.1 The membership of the Association shall consist of retired University employees who are also members of the Kentucky Teachers Retirement System (KTRS) or the Kentucky Employees Retirement System (KTRS) or any other retirement system sanctioned by the University. Associate membership in the Association shall also be extended to the spouses of members.
Article 3: Meetings
3.1 The annual meeting of the Association shall be scheduled in the month of April for the purpose of recognizing new retirees. Notice of the time, place and agenda for the annual meeting will be published in University publications distributed to the Association's members and/or will be sent by direct mail.
3.2 Special meetings of the Association may be called by a majority of the Association's executive committee. Adequate notice of the time, place, and agenda for special meetings must be provided to the membership.
Article 4: Officers
4.1 The president shall, when present, preside at all meetings, and shall present a verbal report of previous actions and activities to the membership at the annual meetings. The president, or his designee, shall represent the Association on the Morehead State University Alumni Association Board.
4.2 The vice president shall, in the absence of the president, exercise the duties of the president.
4.3 The secretary shall record the minutes of all meetings of the general membership and of the executive committee.
4.4 The web master shall manage the Association's home page on the MSU web site.
4.5 Morehead State University's Coordinator for Retiree Association Activities is selected by the University and shall handle all financial matters of the Association.
4.6 All officers shall be full members and shall be elected for one year term. Replacement for offices which should become vacant before the expiration of terms shall be appointed by the executive committee.
Article 5: Executive Committee
5.1 The Executive committee shall be composed of the president, vice president, secretary, web master and standing committee chairpersons. The University's coordinator for Retiree Relations shall be an ex-officio member of the executive committee and will assist in the facilitation of the Association's
5.2 The executive committee shall conduct the business of the Association, recommend policies for the Association, make appointments to the standing committees, and establish ad hoc committees and their membership. Decisions made by the executive committees shall be made by a majority vote of
the members present. Executive committee meetings shall be called by the president or by a majority of the executive committee members.
Article 6: Committees
6.1 The Standing committees of the Association shall be the:
Activities: Overseeing retiree trips and social activities.
Nominations: The Chair is the immediate past president who nominates the incoming vice president, secretary and web master.
Public Relations: Directing publicity and communications with the family of MSU retirees.
6.2 Other standing as well as ad hoc committees may be created by the executive committee.
6.3 Ad hoc committees shall have duration of no more than one year.
6.4 Chairpersons and members of all committees shall be appointed for one year terms by thepresident with the consent of the executive committee. Consecutive re-appointments are permissible.
6.5 The duties of all committees shall be defined and approved by the executive committee.
Article 7: Elections
7.1 The Committee on Nominations shall present a slate of officers at the annual meeting. Nominations may also be made from the floor. A majority of those voting at the annual meeting shall constitute an election.
Article 8: Amendments
8.1 Those by-laws may be amended at any annual meeting by a majority of those voting at annual meetings. Approved amendments shall become effective immediately.