CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES ARMY
BAYLOR (ALUMNI) NETWORK
ARTICLE I - NAME
The name of this organization shall be the United States Army-Baylor Network, hereafter referred to as the "ABN" herein.
ARTICLE II - OBJECTIVES
The objectives of the ABN shall be:
a. To foster, maintain and strengthen a sense of fraternity among alumni of the United States Army-Baylor University Graduate Program in Health Care Administration (hereafter referred to as the "U.S. Army-Baylor Program");
b. To promote ABN affiliation to all alumni;
c. To enhance communication among ABN members;
d. To promote education and professionalism of the program and in the field of health care administration;
e. To encourage membership and participation in professional health care management organizations;
f. To arrange and conduct social events for ABN members;
g. To provide advice and support to the faculty and staff of the U.S. Army-Baylor program in order to promote and enhance the quality of the program for future graduates;
h. To provide financial support to the U.S. Army-Baylor Program as requested by the program faculty and approved by the ABN;
i. To recognize alumni and current U.S. Army-Baylor Program students for noteworthy service and contributions to military and civilian health care administration.
ARTICLE III - MEMBERSHIP
a. Membership in the ABN shall be voluntary.
b. Membership shall encompass the following categories:
- Active: Any alumnus or Residents whose dues are current.
- Honorary: A non-alumnus who has significantly contributed to the U.S. Army-Baylor Program or the field of military health care administration and who has been elected nominated by the active membership and elected by the voting members of the Executive and/or Awards Committee.
ARTICLE IV - OFFICERS
a. ABN officers shall be active ABN members and shall collectively constitute the Executive Committee.
b. ABN officers with voting privileges shall be the following:
- Past President;
- President Elect/1st Vice President;
- 2nd Vice President;
- Secretary/3rd Vice President
c. Appointed ABN officers without voting privileges shall be the following:
- Director, U.S. Army-Baylor University Graduate Program in Health Care Administration;
- Army Regents, American College of Healthcare Executives;
- Information Technology -- website administrator.
The manner of election/appointment of officers shall be in accordance with the ABN Bylaws.
- At least one of the voting officers shall be a retired/civilian Alumnus.
- If at the time of the annual election of the 3rd Vice President all voting officers are retired/civilian alumni, only active duty alumni may be nominated for 3rd Vice President. In that way, at least one of the voting officers shall be serving on active duty.
- The Past President shall serve as principal advisor to the President and shall perform those tasks as requested by the President.
- The President shall:
a. Direct the activities of other officers of the ABN;
b. Serve as principal liaison between the ABN and the Baylor Alumni Network;
c. Chair all ABN committees;
d. Serve as an advisor to the Army Regents of the American College of Healthcare Executives on matters of concern to ABN members;
e. Approve the disbursement of funds.
- The President Elect/1st Vice President shall:
a. Serve as principal assistant to the President;
b. Revise and staff amendments to the ABN Constitution and Bylaws;
c. Organize and conduct fund-raising activities.
- The 2nd Vice President shall:
a. Arrange the annual alumni dinner in conjunction with the American College of Healthcare Executives Congress on Administration and prepare publicity for the ABN newsletter;
b. Service a Co-Chair of awards committee and administer awards functions, to include dissemination of publicity and criteria for each award (Distinguished and Honorary Alumni) receipt of nominations, dissemination of nominations to Awards Committee members, and counting of votes.
- The Secretary/3rd Vice President shall:
a. Prepare the ABN newsletter as stated in the ABN Bylaws and submit it to the Baylor Alumni Network for publication and distribution;
b. Prepare the agenda for the annual business meeting;
c. Prepare Executive Committee meeting minutes.
- The Treasurer shall:
a. Maintain accounting records in accordance with applicable rules and regulations;
b. Prepare a fiscal year financial statement for distribution at the annual business meeting;
c. Serve as liaison with the Baylor University Alumni Network on all matters regarding dispersal of ABN funds on deposit with the Baylor Alumni Network;
d. Purchase awards for presentation at the annual alumni dinner;
e. Prepare a proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year.
ARTICLE V - MEETINGS
a. The Executive Committee shall meet at least annually, normally in conjunction with the American College of Healthcare Executives Congress on Administration. Minutes shall be maintained. The agenda will encompass, as a minimum, the following:
- Financial report;
- Membership review;
- Proposed budget for the upcoming year;
- Awards to be presented at the alumni dinner;
- Suggestions for future ABN activities.
b. A general membership business meeting shall be held annually, normally in conjunction with the American College of Healthcare Executives Congress on Administration.
- For the purpose of conducting business, a quorum of members must be present. A quorum is defined as a minimum of sixteen active members in good standing.
- The information discussed at the Executive committee meeting shall be disseminated to the membership with the exception of names of awards winners which shall be announced at the alumni dinner.
c. An alumni dinner shall be held annually in conjunction with the American College of Healthcare Executive Congress on Administration. The dinner will normally be scheduled for Tuesday evening of Congress week.
ARTICLE VI - DUES AND OTHER SOURCES OF INCOME
a. Annual ABN dues shall be recommended by the Executive Committee and approved by majority vote of the members present at the general membership meeting.
b. Dues structure shall be in accordance with the bylaws of the ABN.
c. Honorary members shall be exempt from payment of dues.
However, if these individuals choose to pay dues, they will be granted all privileges accorded active members.
d. Monetary contributions for either general or specific purposes may be accepted. Contributions which may establish a possible conflict of interest for government employees will be reported for legal review prior to final acceptance by the Executive Committee.
e. Any other income-producing activities shall be approved by the Executive Committee.
ARTICLE VII - DISSOLUTION
Upon discontinuance of dissolution of the ABN, all of its assets shall be liquidated and the proceeds thereof applied to purposes in consonance with the stated objectives of the ABN. Distribution of proceeds will be approved by the Executive Committee.
ATRICLE VIII - ADOPTION AND AMENDMENT
The constitution and bylaws shall be adopted and amended in accordance with the bylaws of the ABN.