ARTICLE I: NAME
The name of this organization will be the Greater Philadelphia Illini Club.
ARTICLE II: PURPOSE
The purpose of the Club is to promote the educational principles of the University of Illinois, foster friendship and fellowship among club members, and express loyalty to, and promote the welfare of, the University of Illinois. The Club will provide a social and professional network for members and University of Illinois students contemplating residence in the Greater Philadelphia area after graduation. The Club will be a non-profit organization.
ARTICLE III: MEMBERSHIP
All graduates and their family members and friends of the University of Illinois are eligible for membership in the Greater Philadelphia Illini Club.
ARTICLE IV: MEMBERSHIP DUES
Membership dues shall be in the amount of $15.00 for a single alumnus and $20.00 per year for a family. Dues will be payable at the beginning of the fiscal year. All officers, Board of Director members, and committee chairs are required to pay club dues.
ARTICLE V: OFFICERS
The officers of this club will consist of a President, President-Elect, and Treasurer, all of whom must hold membership in the University of Illinois Alumni Association. Terms of each office will last for one year. Officers can be re-elected for subsequent terms up to five years and will be voted upon by the Board of Directors.
ARTICLE VI: DUTIES OF OFFICERS
Section 1. President. The President performs duties necessary for administration of the club that have not been delegated to other officers or committee chairs. The President presides over all meetings, serves as the public point of contact for the club, and is an ex officio member of all club committees.
Section 2. President-Elect. The President-Elect supports all duties of the President as needed. In the event the President cannot perform his/her duties, the President-Elect will become the presiding officer of the club.
Section 3. Treasurer. The treasurer will supervise all expenditures, receipts, and financial arrangements of the club.
ARTICLE VII: COMMITTEES
The committees of the club are:
-Social/Community Service – responsible for planning social events and community service activities.
-Membership Resources – responsible for identifying membership professional and personal networking resources and making these resources available to club members and students considering settling in the area after graduation.
-Webmasters – responsible for keeping club members, potential members and students informed of club activities and resources, including maintenance of a club website.
-Recruitment – responsible for creating club growth through new alumni members and contact with current students who are prospective members, in addition to helping the university in recruiting current high school students in the area to attend the University of Illinois.
As well as any other committees as may be established by the President.
The President shall appoint one committee chair or two co-chairs for each committee to serve terms of two years.
ARTICLE VIII: MEETINGS
The club will hold at least two programs or events per year. The University of Illinois Alumni Association Club Coordinator will be informed of club programs and events through general correspondence and the annual report. The President shall conduct a business planning meeting, at least two times per year attended by all officers and committee chairs. Such meetings shall be publicized to all club members and open to attendance by any member. Minutes of business meetings shall be posted on the Club web page.
ARTICLE IX: FISCAL YEAR
The membership and fiscal year will coincide, beginning on April 1 and ending on March 31 of the following year.
ARTICLE X: BYLAW CHANGES
The Board of Directors may propose changes to the bylaws, to become effective when approved by a majority vote of those members at the general membership meeting during which the changes are considered and voted upon. The membership of the Club has the power to make, alter, amend or repeal bylaws, provided that such bylaws will not be inconsistent with or contradictory to the bylaws of the University of Illinois Alumni Association.
ARTICLE XI—BOARD OF DIRECTORS
The Board of Directors shall consist of a maximum of 7 and a minimum of 5 club members having the following responsibilities to be executed by majority vote: revision of by-laws, appointment of officers, removal of officers for good cause, and advising the officers and committee chairs on long term planning and organizational issues.
During the first two years of the club, the Board of Directors shall be comprised of the officers and committee chairs. Thereafter, the Board of Directors shall be comprised of former officers or committee chairs selected by the existing Board of Directors, to serve terms of 2 years. Directors may serve multiple terms but not consecutively.
The Board of Directors shall issue a written report at the end of each fiscal year, summarizing any actions taken and any recommendations for actions to be taken in the coming year.