The University of Chicago Alumni Club of Shanghai is led by local volunteers with the support of the University's Alumni Association. We are always looking for new volunteers to help create, plan, and staff events across the country and around the world.
The common purpose of University of Chicago Alumni clubs and organizations is to provide opportunities for alumni, parents and friends of 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 our communities through club programming.
ARTICLE I: NAME
The name of this organization is the University of Chicago Alumni Club of Shanghai.
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 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 Shanghai through club programming.
ARTICLE III: GEOGRAPHIC AREA
The proposed geographic area of the club shall be filed with the University of Chicago Office of Alumni Relations. The geographic area of the club is subject to the approval of said office.
ARTICLE IV: MEMEBERSHIP
Alumni, parents, and friends of 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 and Vice President, Communications Chair, Public Relations Chair and Career & Networking Chair. The 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 Club Handbook.
Section 3 - Qualifications
a) All officers must be members in good standing at the time of their election and at all times during their tenure.
b) The members nominated to serve as president of the club shall be limited to those members who have already served at least one term as an officer.
Section 4 - Term of Office
The term of office shall be one year.
Section 5 - Election of Officers
The officers shall be elected at the Annual Meeting by a majority vote of the members present and voting.
ARTICLE VI: BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Section 1 - Members and Qualifications
The board shall consist of the officers of the club, the immediate past President, members-at-large, 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 Club Handbook, and the University of Chicago Office of Alumni Relations’ 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 and directors to fill vacancies occurring during the club year.
d) Electing additional directors during the year as may be deemed appropriate.
ARTICLE VII: COMMITTEES
The board of directors may appoint committees that include members in good standing who are neither directors nor 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 Office of Alumni Relations.
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 University of Chicago Office of Alumni Relations.
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 (⅔) of the board of directors.
ARTICLE XI: ADHERENCE TO OFFICE OF ALUMNI RELATIONS GUIDELINES
These bylaws shall adhere to all existing Office of Alumni Relations guidelines. In the event that Office of Alumni Relations guidelines are amended or revised, these bylaws shall be reviewed for compliance and amended accordingly.