The name of this organization shall be the United States Army-Baylor Network, hereafter referred to as the "ABN" herein.
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.
a. Membership in the ABN shall be voluntary.
b. Membership shall encompass the following categories:
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:
c. Appointed ABN officers without voting privileges shall be the following:
The manner of election/appointment of officers shall be in accordance with the ABN Bylaws.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
b. A general membership business meeting shall be held annually, normally in conjunction with the American College of Healthcare Executives Congress on Administration.
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.
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.
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.
The constitution and bylaws shall be adopted and amended in accordance with the bylaws of the ABN.