Alumni Club of Beijing Mission

The purpose of the University of Chicago Alumni Club of Beijing is to 

  • Foster personal, intellectual, and professional connections among Chinese, American, and international alumni, parents, and friends living in and visiting Beijing
  • Carry out a diverse slate of alumni-led programs and events for alumni, parents, and friends
  • Maintain the connection of Beijing-based alumni to the University's traditions of intellectual vibrance and entreprenurial spirit

Bylaws

ARTICLE I: NAME
The name of this organization is the University of Chicago Alumni Club of Beijing.

ARTICLE II: MISSION STATEMENT
The common purpose of University of Chicago alumni clubs and organizations is to provide opportunities for alumni, parents, and friends of the University of Chicago to meet to serve as its advocate, articulating the role and direction of the University; to encourage intellectual enrichment and professional growth through forums and presentations; and to elevate the stature of the University in Beijing through club programming.

ARTICLE III: GEOGRAPHIC AREA
The proposed geographic area of the club shall be filed with the Alumni Association. The geographic area of the club is subject to approval.

ARTICLE IV: MEMBERSHIP
Alumni, parents, and friends of the University of Chicago shall be eligible for membership.

ARTICLE V: OFFICERS OF THE CLUB
Section 1 - Officers
The officers of the club shall include but not be limited to: President, Vice President, Secretary, Program Chair, and Outreach/Communications Chair. This “board of directors” may elect other officers from time to time.

Section 2 – Duties
The duties of the officers shall be those duties and powers usually incident to their respective offices and as detailed in the University of Chicago Alumni Volunteer Handbook.

Section 3 – Qualifications
a) All officers must be in good standing at the time of their election and at all times during their tenure.
b) The members nominated to serve as an officer of the club shall be limited to those members who have already volunteered for the University in some capacity.  

Section 4 – Term of Office
The term shall be two years. Officers shall not serve more than two consecutive terms in any office. Each officer shall help identify his/her successor during the second year of his/her term.

Section 5 – Election of Officers
The officers shall be elected by a majority vote of the alumni and parents community via the UChicago Community Online Alumni Club of Beijing website.

ARTICLE VI: BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Section 1 – Members and Qualifications
The board shall consist of the officers of the club, members-at-large (number to be determined by club), and contacts from various University programs and initiatives. 

Section 2 – Duties
The duties of the board shall be to manage the operation and activities of the club in accordance with the Mission Statement, the University of Chicago Alumni Volunteer Handbook, and the University of Chicago Alumni Association’s bylaws, including but not limited to:
a) Holding a minimum of four meetings per year.
b) Coordinating a minimum of six events per year.
c) Electing officers to fill vacancies.
d) Electing additional officers as may be deemed appropriate.

ARTICLE VII: COMMITTEES
The board of directors may appoint committees that include members in good standing who are not officers. Such committees have authority to work on behalf of the club for those activities that have been specifically delegated to the committee by the board of directors and approved by the Alumni Association.

ARTICLE VIII: DISTRIBUTION OF ASSETS
In the event that the club shall cease active operation, all assets of the club shall be given to the Alumni Association.

ARTICLE IX: FISCAL YEAR
The fiscal year of the club shall begin on July 1 of each year. 

ARTICLE X: AMENDMENTS
The bylaws may be adopted, repealed, or amended, in whole or in part, at any time, by the affirmative vote of two-thirds (66.7 percent) of the board of directors and approval of the Alumni Association.

ARTICLE XI: ADHERENCE TO ALUMNI ASSOCIATION GUIDLINES
These bylaws shall adhere to all existing Alumni Association guidelines. In the event that Alumni Association guidelines are amended or revised, these bylaws shall be reviewed for compliance and amended accordingly.

 

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