THE ALTOONA HIGH SCHOOL
July 24, 2015
Resolutution, Constitution & By-Laws of the
Altoona High School Alumni Association
Whereas: at the initiative of Mr. & Mrs. Ed Peterson
and Mr. Harry Bonnell, three loyal friends of the Altoona High School,
gathered at a dinner meeting on September 3, 1955 in the new school dining
room for the purpose of originating an Alumni Association. At this
meeting it was deemed
fitting and proper to bring the alumni of Altoona High School into closer
fellowship and understanding and to foster greater loyalty and
regard for their Alma Mater and,
Whereas: those present elected a staff of officers to
such an organization and,
Whereas: the President-Elect appointed a Board of Directors
to assist the elected officers in organizing a society to promote a reunion
day and draft a
constitution and by-laws for said alumni association and,
Whereas: the elected officers and board of directors have met and prepared this resolution and the following constitution and by-laws.
Therefore, be it resolved the graduates of Altoona High
School adopt this constitution and by-laws for the Alumni Association of
Altoona High School.
Original Board of Directors
In Honor of their commitment and initiative
Whereas: the needs of the Altoona High School Alumni Association have changed since its founding on September 3, 1955 necessitating amendments to the resolution, constitution, and bylaws of the organization.
Therefore, be it resolved that the resolution, constitution,
and bylaws are hereby amended to read as follows:
Addendum to Resolution
Since the duties of the original Board of Directors, listed
above, have been fulfilled, it is not deemed necessary to continue the
re-election of a new Board. The original Board members shall have
their names recorded to honor their commitment and initiative, but will
have no further duties.
The name of the organization shall be
“The Altoona High School Alumni Association”
The object of this association shall be to bring the graduates
of Altoona High School into closer fellowship and understanding and to
greater loyalty and regard for their Alma Mater.
Any person receiving a signed diploma from the
Altoona High School shall be eligible for membership.
The officers of this organization shall be a President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer and a Database Coordinator. The immediate past president, shall act in Ex-Officio capacity.
The officers shall constitute an Executive Board, which
shall meet at the call of the President.
A Reunion Committee may be appointed by the President,
at the discretion of the Executive Board.
Duties of the Officers/Board of Directors
The President shall preside at all meetings of the Association and the Executive Board; call special meetings, countersign all orders drawn on the treasury and have general supervision of the business of the organization.
The Vice-president shall discharge the duties of the President in his
absence or at the request of the President.
The Secretary shall record the minutes of each meeting of the Association and its Executive Board and submit them for approval at all meetings of the Executive Board; draw orders upon the treasury; and perform
the other duties appropriate to that office.
The Treasurer shall keep a strict account of all money received and render to the Association a report of all monies received and disbursed during his
term of office. Any monies withdrawn from savings accounts shall
be co-signed by the President or Secretary.
The Database Coordinator shall register the names and addresses of
all members of the Association in cooperation with the high school,
maintain the current alumni web page and perform other
duties appropriate to that office.
Nominations & Election of Officers
The officers of the Association shall be nominated by
a nominating committee, appointed by the Presidentor nominations
may be made from the floor and elected by those registering for the reunion.
The newly elected officers shall enter upon their duties immediately.
The term of office is five (5) years. A current member of the Association mayrepeat a term if nominated and elected.
An annual business meeting will be held on the 3rd Saturday of January, of each year,or as called by the President of the Executive Board.
Notice of the annual business meeting shall be published at least ten (10) days before the dateset by the President of the Executive Board
for said business meeting.
This constitution may be amended at any regular business
meeting by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the eligible members present and
voting provided that a proper notice of each proposed amendment shall be,
or have been appended to the call of the meeting.
The Executive Board shall have the power to fill the vacancies
due to the absence of an officer from meetings, failure of officers to
act or carry out duties of their office or resignations that occur between
The President shall appoint the chairman and members of
all Reunion committees such as Press & Publicity, Invitations, Reception,
Refreshments, Program, Entertainment and other necessary committees to
fulfill the object of the Association.
The reunion will be every five (5) years. The date
and site will be
determined by the Executive Board. The reunion notification mailing
shall be to all Altoona High School graduates whose graduation
date is fifteen (15) or more years before the reunion date.
Scholastic Scholarship/s may be awarded annually to an Altoona High School student/s, depending on available funds and a final
decision by the Executive Board. Two recommendations from high
school teachers, counselor and/or administrator will be needed to
determine who will receive the award/s.
The Scholarship/s will be funded by donations from persons interested in
aiding the education of an Altoona student.
Robert’s Rules of Order, Revised shall be used as a guide
govern the business activities of the Association.
These by-laws may be amended at any regular meeting of
the society by a majority vote of the membership present and voting, provided
notice of such proposed amendment, shall have been appended to the call
for the meeting.
UPON THE DISSOLUTION OF THIS ORGANIZATION, NO
OFFICER, NO MEMBER, OR PRIVATE PERSON SHALL BE ENTITILED TO ANY DISTRIBUTION OR DIVISION OF ITS REMAINING FUNDS. ALL FUNDS REMAINING IN
THE GENERAL FUND AND ALL FUNDS REMAINING IN
THE SCHOLARSHIP FUND SHALL BE TURNED OVER TO
THE ALTOONA HIGH SCHOOL GUIDANCE DEPARTMENT
TO BE DISTRIBUTED AS SCHOLARSHIPS UNTIL DEPLETED.
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