BYLAWS OF LAMAR UNIVERSITY RETIREES’ ASSOCIATION---2003
The name of the organization is Lamar University Retirees’ Association, hereafter referred to as LURA.
All faculty and staff members who have retired from positions at Lamar University and their spouses are eligible for membership in the Association.
Other former employees of Lamar University and their spouses may apply to the Executive Committee for membership in LURA.
A requirement for membership is payment of annual dues. The Executive Committee will recommend the amount of the dues. Any change in the dues will be voted on by the membership at the annual business meeting.
The officers of this association shall consist of a President, President-elect, Secretary and Treasurer.
By March of each year, the President will appoint a Nominating Committee composed of the President-elect and at least two other members of the Association to make recommendations concerning officers and board members for the following year. A report of the Nominating Committee will be made to the members at the May business meeting. Nominations may also be made from the floor.
The officers shall be elected each year at the May business meeting. To be eligible to serve as an officer or on the Executive Committee, a member must be a retiree of Lamar University and have been a member of LURA for at least one year. Except for the Secretary and Treasurer, the officers and members of the Executive Committee may not serve two consecutive years in that position’
The President shall preside at all meeting of the Association and of the Executive Committee. The President shall serve as the Chief Executive Officer of the Association.
The President-elect shall serve as Program and Activities chairman in cooperation with the Executive Committee. The President-elect shall perform the duties of the President in case of temporary absence, disability, or resignation of the President. If for any reason the President is unable to complete the term of office, the President-elect shall become President and shall serve the remainder of the term.
The Secretary shall keep the minutes of the Association and of the Executive Committee, send out notices of Association meeting together with agenda, and maintain a list of members. The Secretary may serve as newsletter editor. The Treasurer shall forward gifts by LURA to the University to the LURA President who shall present them to the University President with a letter detailing the nature and use of the gift.
The Treasurer shall be in charge of the financial transactions of the Association and shall keep a record thereof and file necessary reports to the IRS and any other required agency.
In addition to the officers and the past President, the Executive Committee may include two members elected in May at the annual business meeting. The Executive Committee may transact business in the name of the Association.
The Executive Committee may appoint a historian, a parliamentarian, and a newsletter editor.
The Executive Committee may fill any vacancy by appointment.
The Executive Committee or the President may appoint additional committees or individuals to serve at convenience of the appointing entity.
The President may serve as a member of any committee.
Prior to the May business meeting, the President will appoint an Audit Committee to review the financial records of LURA. The audit report shall be presented at the May meeting.
There shall be one regular business meeting each year in May, and special meetings may be held at times and places determined by the Executive Committee.
The Secretary shall send all members timely notice of all meeting together with an agenda determined by the Executive Committee.
The Executive Committee shall include in the agenda any topic of business submitted to it by a member at least one week before circulation of the notice and agenda of the meeting.
Proposed amendments to these bylaws must be submitted in the agenda to the membership at least 15 days before the regular business meeting.
Adoption of an amendment shall require the affirmative vote of at least two-thirds of the members voting thereon.