A-C FFA Alumni Chapter Constitution

 

Article I – Name and Purpose

 

Section A:       The name of the organization shall be the Amanda-Clearcreek FFA Alumni.

Section B:        The purpose of the organization shall be:

1.     To support and promote the FFA Organization, FFA activities and agricultural education on local, state and national levels.

2.     To provide a tie to the FFA and to assist FFA and agricultural education personnel to involve former members and others interested in supporting worthy activities.

3.     To promote greater knowledge of agricultural industry and support education in agriculture.

4.     To cooperate with the Amanda-Clearcreek FFA Chapter and the Ohio State and National FFA Alumni Associations.

5.     To promote and maintain an appreciation of the American free enterprise system.

6.     To promote the personal development aspect of the FFA.

 

Article II – Organization

 

Section A:       The Amanda-Clearcreek FFA Alumni is a chartered local affiliate of the Ohio FFA Alumni Association that is chartered by the National FFA Alumni Association.

Section B:        The Amanda-Clearcreek FFA Alumni accepts in full the provisions in the constitution and bylaws of the Ohio and National FFA Alumni Associations.

 

Article III – Membership

 

Membership shall be open to former active, collegiate and honorary FFA members, present and former professional agricultural educators, parents of FFA members and others interested in the FFA, upon payment of dues.

 

Article IV – Emblem

 

The gold FFA emblem with the word Alumni below it shall serve as the emblem of the Amanda-Clearcreek FFA Alumni.

 

Article V – Executive Body

 

Section A:       The executive body of the Amanda-Clearcreek FFA Alumni shall be the Amanda-Clearcreek FFA Alumni Council.

Section B:        The Amanda-Cleacreek FFA Alumni Council shall consist of up to 8 persons.

1.     The immediate past FFA Alumni President.

2.     The local FFA advisor(s). If the local FFA advisor(s) is/are not dues paying member, he/she/they shall serve as ex-officio (non-voting) member(s).

3.     The current FFA Alumni President whom shall be elected annually at the first meeting of the calendar year by the active membership in attendance.

4.     The current FFA Alumni Vice-President whom shall be elected annually at the first meeting of the calendar year by the active membership in attendance.

5.     The current FFA Alumni Secretary whom shall be elected annually at the first meeting of the calendar year by the active membership in attendance.

6.     The current FFA Alumni Treasurer whom shall be elected annually at the first meeting of the calendar year by the active membership in attendance.

7.     The current FFA Alumni News Reporter whom shall be elected annually at the first meeting of the calendar year by the active membership in attendance.

Section C:        All members of the Amanda-Clearcreek FFA Alumni Council must be active members of the FFA Alumni, with the exception of the FFA Advisor(s), and shall serve one-year terms.

Section D:       Duties of the officers shall be consistent with those usually appertaining to these positions. The treasurerŐs books should be audited by at least two members of the Alumni Council (excluding the treasurer) annually.

 

Article VI – Meetings

 

Section A:       The Amanda-Clearcreek FFA Alumni shall meet four times per year, preferably in the months of March, June, September and December. Additional meetings may be called by the president or by a majority of the council members.

Section B:        A quorum shall consist of 50% of the average of the past yearŐs meeting attendance. No official business that exceeds $100 in net expenditures or that modifies the chapter constitution or bylaws may be approved at any meeting that does not consist of a quorum as defined in this section.

 

Article VII – Dues

 

The annual dues of the Amanda-Clearcreek FFA Alumni shall be recommended by the FFA Alumni Council and fixed by majority vote at the last meeting of the calendar year if a quorum is present. State and national dues must be paid on a calendar membership year basis for all active FFA Alumni members.  Lifetime FFA Alumni members are exempt from all annual dues. No members shall be considered an active member and in good standing unless full dues are paid.

 

Article VIII – Amendments

 

Section A:       The constitution of the Amanda-Clearcreek FFA Alumni may be amended or changed at any regular meeting by a two-thirds vote of the active members present providing a quorum is met and it is not in conflict with the constitution of the State or National FFA Alumni Associations.  Affirmation by two-thirds of those voting shall be necessary to adopt an amendment.

Section B:        Proposed amendments to the constitution of the Amanda-Clearcreek FFA Alumni may be submitted by any active member and must be in writing and received  by the secretary at least two weeks prior to the next regularly scheduled meeting. Proposed  amendments shall be approved by at least three members of the FFA Alumni council before being submitted to the membership for consideration.

Section C:        Amendments to the bylaws of the Amanda-Clearcreek FFA Alumni may be adopted to fit the needs of the chapter at any regular chapter meeting by a two-thirds vote of the active members present providing a quorum is met and that such bylaws in no way conflict with the constitution and bylaws of the State or National FFA Alumni Associations.