Constitution

Alumni Association of Lincoln University, Pennsylvania, Inc.

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ARTICLE I – NAME

The name of the organization shall be: The General Alumni Association of Lincoln University, Pennsylvania, Inc. and will be referred to as the Alumni Association of Lincoln University, Pennsylvania (AALU-PA or the Association).

ARTICLE II – PURPOSE

Mission Statement
The AALU-PA is an IRS Section 501(c)(3) charitable membership organization dedicated to advancing the interests of Lincoln University PA (University) and its graduates.
The purposes of this Association shall be:

  • A.    To cultivate and foster a close fellowship among the graduates and former students of all departments of the University;
  • B.    to promote the best interest of the University;
  • C.    to support and advance the cause of higher education in general;
  • D.    to afford an accredited medium for the expression of the sentiments of the alumni of the University as a unit; and
  • E.    to encourage financial support of the university

ARTICLE III – MEMBERSHIP

The categories of membership shall include Life, Life Member at Large, Regular, Regular Member at Large, Honorary, and Associate.

ARTICLE IV – OFFICERS

The elected officers shall consist of a President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary. The appointed officers shall consist of: Four Regional Directors, Chaplain, Historian, and Financial Secretary.  The Parliamentarian shall be an appointed Advisory position, not an officer.

ARTICLE V – MEETINGS

The AALU-PA shall hold at least two general membership meetings each year.  The preferred location shall be on the campus of Lincoln University. Meetings may be held by virtual communication.  The Council shall have a minimum of three regular meetings per fiscal year. The fiscal year of the AALU-PA shall begin on July 1 and end on June 30 in alignment with the University.

ARTICLE VI – QUORUM

The quorum of the Executive Committee shall be more than one-third of the Committee’s total membership or 4 members.

The quorum of the Alumni Council shall be one-third or more of the Council’s total membership.

The quorum of the Regular meeting shall be thirty (30) or more financial members.

ARTICLE VII – COUNCIL

The duty of the Council is to serve as the governing body of the Alumni Association and to administer the policies of the AALU-PA. Council members are to perform their duties in good faith, in a manner that Council members reasonably believe to be in the best interests of the AALU-PA and with such care that is required under applicable law. The Council shall consist of the officers of the AALU-PA, Alumni Trustees, committee chairpersons, and one (1) chapter voting representative from active chapters.

ARTICLE – VIII COMMITTEES

The Standing Committees shall be the Executive, Nominations and Elections  , Ways and Means, Program, Audit, Membership, Young Alumni, and Sunshine Committees. All other committees are ad hoc and created at the discretion of the President and the Council.

ARTICLE IX – PARLIAMENTARY AUTHORITY

The Parliamentary Authority shall be Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised Edition.

ARTICLE X – AMENDMENT OF CONSTITUTION

Amendments to this Constitution as presented by the Constitution and Bylaws Review Committee may be ratified at any regular meeting of the Association by two-thirds vote. Proposed amendments shall be submitted in writing to the Council at least 60 days prior to a regular membership meeting. All proposed amendments must be disseminated to the membership at least 30 days prior to the regular membership meeting.