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The mission of the Emeriti Guild is to recognize and honor the emeriti of Boise State University for their contributions to the university and to provide continued professional and social connections to one another, to the university, and to the community. The purpose of the Emeriti Guild is to enhance the relationship between the emeriti and the university, to maintain an enduring connection between the two, and to serve the interests of both.

Bylaws Of The Boise State University Emeriti Guild

Established by the Emeriti Guild Steering Committee January 14, 2009

Article I: Name

The name of the organization shall be “The Boise State University Emeriti Guild.”

Article II: Membership

Regular Membership – Open to all BSU faculty and staff who have been awarded emeriti
status.

Associate Membership – Open to faculty and staff from other universities and colleges who have been awarded emeriti status at institutions which have equivalent accreditation to that of BSU.

Affiliate Membership – BSU faculty and staff who have completed at least 15 years of service and have retired or resigned, and were not awarded emeriti status, may apply for membership.

Spouse/Partner Membership – Open to all spouses/partners of BSU faculty and staff who have been awarded emeriti status.

Article III: Officers

  1. The officers of the Emeriti Guild, elected from the regular membership, shall be a Chair, a Vice Chair, and a Secretary/ Treasurer, and no fewer than six (6) additional persons, selected by the Officers, will form the “Executive Committee.” These (6) committee members shall consist of two (2) from the Faculty, two (2) from the Classified Staff, two (2) from the Professional Staff.
  2. Elections will take place at the spring meeting. Officers shall serve for two years, taking office at the conclusion of the spring meeting. Renomination of current officers is not precluded by the bylaws.

Article IV : Duties of Officers

  1. The officers shall be responsible for the control and management of the affairs, property, and interests of the Emeriti Guild.
  2. The Chair shall prepare the agenda and preside over meetings, with the Vice-Chair serving in the event of the chair’s absence.
  3. The Secretary/Treasurer shall record the actions of the Executive Committee and the full membership whenever they meet, and maintain an up-to-date membership roster as well as report the financial condition of the Emeriti Guild at meetings of the Executive Committee.
  4. Executive Committee vacancies shall be filled at the discretion of the Executive Committee.
  5. The Executive Committee will serve as a nominating committee and shall provide a proposed slate of candidates, to the membership at large, no later than one month before the spring meeting.
  6. Upon relinquishing office, an officer shall provide all records to his or her successor.

Article V: Meetings

  1. The entire membership of the Emeriti Guild shall meet once during the fall semester.
  2. Special meetings may be called at the discretion of the Executive Committee.

Article VI: Dues

Annual dues shall be established by the Executive Committee and paid by the membership to cover operating expenses.

Article VII: Finances

Any special assessments, as proposed by the Executive Committee, shall be submitted to the membership at large for a vote.

Article VIII: Amendment of Bylaws

These bylaws may be amended by a two-thirds majority vote of those present at a regular meeting of the full membership.