6 March 1986; Revised September 1990, February 2001, November 2004, February 2008
Preamble: The Retired Faculty Association of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, is a voluntary, non-profit association of retired former faculty members of the institution and other persons as indicated in Bylaw I below, who have joined together to maintain ties to the University and to promote their common interests.
The Association shall have four categories of membership: life, full, associate, and honorary.
Life members and full members shall be former members of the UNC-CH general faculty as defined in the Faculty Code of University Government, Article 1, Paragraph A; or EPA non-faculty and research associates who have retired; or spouses of those in the above categories. Life and full members are voting members and are eligible to hold office in the Association. Life members have made a lump-sum lifetime payment of dues; full members pay on an annual basis.
Associate members shall be persons who have been faculty members of other institutions of higher learning and who are retired in this community, and their spouses. Associate members are non-voting members and are not eligible to hold office.
Honorary members shall be other persons nominated and elected by life and full members. Nominations shall be submitted in writing with a statement of rationale to the Executive Committee. Honorary members are non-voting members and are not eligible to hold office.
Questions concerning membership shall be determined by a majority vote of the Executive Committee and shall be final.
The officers shall be a President and President-elect, who shall be elected for one-year terms; a Secretary, a Treasurer, and two Representatives-at-large, who shall be elected for two-year terms and be re-electable without limit; and the immediate Past President. All officers shall discharge the duties usually associated with the offices to which they are elected. The President-elect will be responsible for the programs for the quarterly general meetings.
III. Executive Committee.
The Executive Committee shall consist of the elected officers and the Past President. It is authorized to transact the affairs of the Association between quarterly general meetings, including the appointment of ad hoc committees.
IV. Election of Officers.
Officers shall be elected annually in April, and shall take office immediately. Nominations shall be presented by a Nominating Committee appointed by the President. The list of nominees shall be circulated at least a week in advance of the April general meeting. Additional nominations may be made from the floor.
V. Vacancies in Office.
A vacancy in the office of President shall be filled by the President-elect; a vacancy in any other office shall be filled by presidential appointment.
To be considered in good standing, full and associate members must pay dues for each fiscal year beginning in January, as recommended by the Executive Committee subject to approval by the life and full members following notification at least one week before the next quarterly general meeting. Exceptions: Those members who are eligible for membership only because they are spouses of current members shall pay no dues; nor shall honorary members.
Funds of the Association shall be kept in a local depository, and checks may be drawn thereon over the signature of the Treasurer or the President.
The members of the Association shall meet at least quarterly during the academic year in September, November, February and April. Special meetings may be called by the Executive Committee on reasonable notice.
A quorum of 10% of the life and full members in good standing is required for transactions of business at quarterly general meetings. A quorum of the Executive Committee is three members.
These bylaws may be amended by a two-thirds majority of life and full members in good standing at any regular or special general meeting of the Association, provided written notice of the substance of the proposed changes has been given at least one week in advance.