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Egstad, H. M. (ed.) / The Wisconsin alumni magazine
Volume 35, Number V (Feb. 1934)

Amendments to the Association Constitution proposed by the Board of Directors,   p. 127


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         Amendments to the Association Constitution
                   Proposed by the Board of Directors
                        'Under the constitution of the Alumni Association
now in effect only those
                    members who are able to be present at the semi-annual
meetings or who vote by
                    proxy may vote for members of the Board of Directors.
                        In order that all active members may participate
in such elections rather than
                    only the limited number who find it possible to attend
such meetings, it is pro-
                    posed to amend the constitution to provide for a vote
by mail. It is also proposed
                    that in order to reduce the expense incident to such
vote by mail that elections
                    be held annually instead of semi-annually.
                        The Board of Directors at its meeting on January
31, 1934, unanimously ap-
                    proved for submission to the membership the following
amendments.
                        BALLOTS WILL BE MAILED SOON. DON'T FAIL TO VOTE.
    Earl 0. Vits,
           President.
      CONSTITUTION OF THE WISCONSIN ALUMNI                   A LIST OF FIFTEEN
NOMINEES. SUCH NOMINATIONS
                     ASSOCIATION                            SHALL BE MADE
BY A NOMINATING COMMITTEE SE-
                                                             LECTED   BY
 THE PRESIDENT     OF THE ASSOCIATION.
                       ARTICLE I.                            OTHER NOMINATIONS
MAY         BE MADE BY     PETITION.
    Section 1. The name of this Association shall be THE WIS-    THE PETITION
FOR EACH SUCH NOMINEE MUST BEAR
 CONSIN ALUMNI ASSOCIATION.                                  THE SIGNATURES
OF AT LEAST TWENTY-FIVE ACTIVE
    Section 2. The object of the Association is to promote the  MEMBERS OF
THE ASSOCIATION AND BE FILED WITH
 welfare of the University, and to encourage the interest of the  THE GENERAL
SECRETARY NOT LATER THAN THIRTY
 alumni in the University and in each other. The alumni of the   DAYS PRECEDING
SUCH ELECTION. IT SHALL BE THE
 University includes all persons who attended the University for  DUTY OF
THE GENERAL SECRETARY TO MAIL TO ALL
 one semester or more.                                       ACTIVE MEMBERS
AT LEAST TWENTY DAYS PRIOR TO
                                                            ALUMNI DAY A
LIST OF ALL NOMINEES, TOGETHER
                      ARTICLE II.                           WITH SUITABLE
VOTING BALLOTS. UNSIGNED BALLOTS
   Section 1. Any graduate or former student of the University,  ENCLOSED
IN ENVELOPES SIGNED BY THE VOTER SHALL
or any person who has been or is affiliated with the University,  BE RETURNED
TO THE OFFICE OF THE GENERAL SECRE-
may become a member on payment of the regular dues, the amount  TARY NOT
LATER THAN NOON OF THE FIRST TUESDAY
or amounts of which shall be fixed by the Board of Directors,   IN JUNE.
AT SUCH ELECTION THE NOMINEES RECEIVING
with full power to change or alter, from time to time, in so far  THE LARGEST
NUMBER OF VOTES CAST SHALL BE DE-
as they shall deem it advisable.                            CLARED   ELECTED,
PROVIDED, HOWEVER, THAT          NO
AMEND SECTION 2, by striking out the words, "For a longer       CITY
OR COUNTY SHALL AT ANY ONE TIME BE REPRE-
period than one year," as follows:                          SENTED ON
THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS BY MORE THAN
   Section 2. Members who are not in arrears for dues to the   FOUR DIRECTORS
EXCLUSIVE OF PAST PRESIDENTS SERV-
Association for a onger ptriod than ante year shall be considered  ING EX-OFFICIO
AS PRESCRIBED IN ARTICLE IV, SECTION
active members and entitled to receive the official publications of  1 OF
THIS CONSTITUTION. IF, AS A RESULT OF ANY
the Association and to vote on all matters coming before the    ELECTON,
THE REPRESENTATION          OF ANY     CITY   OR
Association.                                                COUNTY WOULD
EXCEED SUCH PRESCRIBED NUMBER
   Section 3. Any graduate or former student may become a life  ONLY THOSE
NOMINEES FROM SUCH CITY OR COUNTY
--member-on payment-of such an- amount as may be fixed by the-  RECEIVING
-THE HIGHEST        NUMBER     OF VOTES AND
Board of Directors, the amount at no time to be in excess of one  WITHIN
 THE SAID    LIMITS HEREIN     PRESCRIBED    FOR
hundred dollars; and shall be exempt from payment of annual dues.  SUCH CITY
OR COUNTY REPRESENTATION          SHALL BE
Money received from life memberships shall go into the Permanent  DECLARED
ELECTED.
Endowment Fund.                                               AT SUCH ELECTIONS
ONLY ACTIVE MEMBERS SHALL
                                                            BE ELIGIBLE FOR
NOMINATION        AND   ONLY   ACTIVE
                     ARTICLE III.                          MEMBERS SHALL
BE ELIGIBLE TO VOTE.
   Section 1. The officers of the Association shall be a President,  Section
3. Any member of the Board of Directors who fails
Vice President, Treasurer, and members of the Board of Directors.  to attend
at least one meeting of the Board in the period of Sep-
   Section 2. The President, Vice President, and Treasurer shall  tember
to June in each year shall automatically cease to be a
be elected annually by the Board of Directors from among the mem-  member
of such Board and his vacany shall be filled at the next
bers of the Wisconsin Alumni Association. All such officers shall  general
election.
be eligible for re-election but with the exception of the Treasurer,  AMEND
SECTION 4 by striking out the words, "election of
shall not immediately succeed themselves in office more than once.  alumni
representatives to the Athletic Council," as follows:
                                                               Section 4.
The Board of Directors shall manage and direct the
                     ARTICLE IV.                           affairs of the
Association. The President, Vice President, and
   Section 1. The Board of Directors shall consist of the ex-  Treasurer
shall be full voting members of the Board of Directors
presidents of the Association, ex officio, and twenty members to  and the
President shall act as executive head. The Board shall meet
be elected for the term of two years. They shall be elected at  on the call
of the President and a quorum shall consist of seven
large as hereinafter provided for:                         members, a majority
of whom shall be authorized to act. The
AMEND SECTION 2 by striking out the entire section as follows:  Board of
Directors may adopt such rules and regulations as it
   Section 2. The election of members for the Board of Directors  may consider
necessary to carry into effect the requirements of
shall be held at the semi-annual meetings of The Wisconsin Alumni  this constitution.
Among the specific duties of the Board, the
Association, and each member of The Wisconsin Alumni Associa-   following
shall be included: election of Alumni representatives to
tion present shall have one vote and those members receiving the  the Board
of Visitors of the University; el-_tin of Alumni repre-
largest number of votes cast shall be elected. Any member of The  proLmaot1V
 tU tne At12>:.  txtXLA     .^teity; fostering,
Wisconsin Alumni Association living outside the territorial limits  promoting,
.and execution of Alumni Endowment Funds.
of the city in which the election is held may vote at this meeting  And substituting
therefore the words: "NOMINATION  OF
by proxy, provided that the said proxy is in writing, and specifically  ALUMNI
REPRESENTATIVES TO THE ATHLETIC BOARD."
names the member or members for whom the vote is to be cast    (This amendment
is necessary to conform with the Regents' re-
and the member authorized to cast said vote by proxy.           organization
of the Athletic Board.)
And substituting the following:                                         
        ARTICLE V.
  TEN MEMBERS SHALL BE ELECTED TO THE BOARD OF                The General
Secretary shall be employed by the Board of
DIRECTORS ANNUALLY ON ALUMNI DAY. SIXTY DAYS                Directors and
shall perform such duties as the Board shall pre-
PRIOR TO THE DATE OF SUCH ELECTION THERE SHALL              scribe and shall
receive such salary as the Board shall designate.
BE PUBLISHED IN THE WISCONSIN ALUMNI MAGAZINE                           
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