Constitution and Bylaws
The University of Alabama "A" Club Alumni Association
ARTICLE I- NAME
Section 1. The name of the association shall be "The University of Alabama "A" Club Alumni Association."
ARTICLE II- PURPOSE
Section 1. The purposes of The University of Alabama "A" Club Alumni Association are to provide a means for the former student-athletes of The University of Alabama who earned varsity letters in any of the sports for men and women recognized by the NCAA to gather from time to time for the certain social purposes, to promote the interests and mission of The University of Alabama, and to support the Athletic Department, the athletic programs and the current student-athletes of The University of Alabama.
ARTICLE III- MEMBERSHIP AND DUES
Section 1. Any former student who earned a varsity letter and has completed his or her eligibility at The University of Alabama in any of the sports recognized for men and women by the NCAA, or any individual who has been voted to honorary membership by the "A" Club Alumni Association shall be eligible for membership in this Association. Also, student managers and trainers who completed at least three years service with a varsity athletic team are eligible for membership.
Section 2. A person who is or has been a member of the "A" Club and who has paid the requisite Life Membership dues as established by the Executive Committee shall be designated a "Life Member." Life Members are entitled to vote on Association affairs. Section 3. Any member attaining the age 75 is granted the title Member Emeritus with no dues payable. Section 4. The dues of the Association shall be set by majority vote of members present at the Annual Meeting of the Association. Section 5. A portion of the dues shall be specified by majority vote of the members present at the Annual Meeting of the Association to support the "A" Club Educational and Charitable Foundation and the Crimson Tide Foundation.
ARTICLE IV- OFFICERS
Section 1. The officers shall consist of the elected Officers: President, President Elect, Secretary-Treasurer, and the Athletic Director or a designee from the University of Alabama Intercollegiate Athletics. Section 2. Each officer, with the exception of the Athletic Director, shall serve for a two-year term from the date of his/her election. Any officer may serve more than one term if nominated and re-elected. Section 3. In the event of the death or resignation of any officer, the vacancy shall be filled by the appointment of the successor for the unexpired term by the Executive Committee. Section 4. The officers of the Association shall perform such duties as commonly pertain to their respective offices.
ARTICLE V- EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Section 1. There shall be an Executive Committee of the Association consisting of the Immediate Past President, President, President-Elect, Secretary-Treasurer, President of the Educational and Charitable Foundation, Director of Athletics or a designee within the University of Alabama Intercollegiate Athletics and ten (10) At-Large Members (At-Large Members include at least five (5) different varsity men's and/or women's sports. The Immediate Past President of the Association will serve as Chairman of the Executive Committee. Any vacancies occurring on the Executive Committee will be filled immediately by an appointment by the Executive Committee. Section 2. Five (5) At-Large Members will have two-year terms and five (5) At-Large Members will have three-year terms for 2008/2009. Beginning 2010, five (5) will be replaced annually for two-year terms. Section 3. The Executive Committee, subject to the supervision and approval of the Association, shall have general control of the Association's affairs.
ARTICLE VI- OPERATIONAL COMMITTEES
Section 1. Nominating Committee- Prior to the regular Annual Meeting of the Association, the President shall appoint a nominating committee consisting of at least three members of the Association whose duty it shall be to nominate a candidate for each office and each At-Large Member whose term is expiring. (See Article V, Section 2.) After the committee has nominated a candidate for each office, the President shall ask for nominations from the floor. Candidates receiving the majority of votes of members present shall be declared elected as officers. Section 2. Other Committees - The President may create one or more committees as needed to conduct the affairs of the Association.
ARTICLE VII- MEETINGS
Section 1. There shall be one meeting of the Association on the same day of the "A" Day Spring Football game. This meeting will be the Annual Business Meeting. Section 2. A meeting of the Executive Committee may be called by the Chairman, the President, or by a petition signed by two-thirds of its members.
ARTICLE VIII- PROJECTS
Section 1. The Association may sponsor a project or enterprise at any time, if approved by the Executive Committee. Section 2. No project or enterprise shall be approved by the Executive Committee unless the Association has the money to pay for it, or has a plan that is approved by the Association to raise funds to pay for it.
ARTICLE IX- FISCAL YEAR/ADMINISTRATION
Section 1. The fiscal year of the Association shall end on June 30 of each year. Therefore, the new fiscal year will begin on July 1 of each year. Section 2. The Athletic Department will provide administrative support for the Association. The Athletic Department will provide a financial report and handle all funds received through the Association's membership and all of their projects.
ARTICLE X- AMENDMENTS
Section 1. These bylaws may be amended at the Annual Meeting of the Association by a two-thirds vote of all members present, provided that a 30 day prior notice from the Secretary by mail is given to the membership of such proposed amendments.