CONSTITUTION OF
NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSITY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
IN THE
WASHINTION-BALTIMORE AREA

  • ARTICLE I - Name and Objective
    1. The name of this organization shall be NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSITY ALUMNI ASSOCIATION IN THE WASHINGTON-BALTIMORE AREA. It shall be registered as National Taiwan University Alumni Association, Inc., hereafter referred to as NTUAA-DC (I.1)
    2. The objectives of the Association shall be the promotion of understanding and the enhancement of cooperation among members through social contacts. (I.2)
    3. The Association shall be a non-political and non-profit making organization. (I.3)
  • ARTICLE II - Membership
    1. All alumni of the National Taiwan University residing in the Washington-Baltimore Area shall be eligible for membership in the Association. (II.1)
    2. A member who has paid annual dues in full shall be eligible to vote and to be elected to office. (II.2)
    3. The spouse of a member, if non-alumnus, may be listed as an associate member whose name shall appear on the roster, but he or she shall have neither the voting right nor the right to be elected to office. (II.3)
  • ARTICLE III - Control and Amendments
    1. Basic control of the Association resides with the voting members whose rights and obligations are defined in this Constitution. This control is manifested through the election of the Directors, through the approval or disapproval of proposed amendments to this Constitution. (III.1)
    2. The Board or any ten (10) voting members may submit an amendment or amendments to this Constitution. The amendments shall be valid to all intents and purposes as part of this Constitution when ratified by two-thirds (2/3) of the voting members of the Association. (III.2)
  • ARTICLE IV - Organization
    1. Board of Directors (IV.1)
      1. Determination of policy and overall direction of the affairs of the Association shall be the responsibility of the Board of Directors, the number of which shall be nine (9). (IV.1.a)
      2. All the Directors shall be elected directly by the members and shall have equal authority and responsibility in meetings of the Board. (IV.1.b)
    2. Executive Committee (IV.2)
      1. The Board Of Directors shall elect among themselves a five-member Executive Committee which shall consist of the President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Recording Secretary and Corresponding Secretary. (IV.2.a)
      2. The Executive Committee shall carry out the policies of the Association. (IV.2.b)
      3. The Executive Committee shall have the power to establish such other committees as it deems necessary for implementing its functions and to appoint other committee chairmen. (IV.2.c)
    3. Tenure (IV.3)
      1. Five Directors shall be elected to serve a two-year term and four Directors to serve a one-year term for the first Board. (IV.3.a)
      2. All Directors elected thereafter for the succeeding Boards shall serve a two-year term. (IV.3.b)
      3. All Directors shall be limited to serve one two-year term. (IV.3.c)
      4. The term of the President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Recording Secretary and Corresponding Secretary shall be one year. No one is permitted to hold the same office in succession. (IV.3.d)
      5. The Executive Committee may recommend a special election to elect a successor to fill the vacancy of a Director for the unexpired term. (IV.3.e)
      6. The election of the Directors shall be held at the regular meeting for the election of Board Directors by a majority vote of the members attending the annual meeting. (IV.3.f)
    4. Duties (IV.4)
      1. The President shall be the chief executive officer of the Association and shall preside all meetings. (IV.4.a)
      2. The Vice-President shall assist the President, and shall perform all duties of the President in the letter's absence or inability to act. (IV.4.b)
      3. The Treasurer shall be responsible for the finance of the Association; he shall maintain a record of members in good standing; and he shall annually submit a written report of the treasury to the Association. (IV.4.c)
      4. The Recording Secretary shall keep a complete and correct record of the proceedings of the Association. (IV.4.d)
      5. The Corresponding Secretary shall conduct all correspondence ordered by the Association, and shall file copies of all correspondence, notices, or communications for preservation. (IV.4.e)
  • ARTICLE V - Due and Remuneration
    1. The amount of annual dues shall be decided by the Board of Directors. (V.1)
    2. The Directors, Executive Committee members and appointed committee chairmen shall serve without pay. (V.2)
  • ARTICLE VI - Meetings
    1. The President shall convoke meetings. (VI.1)
    2. There shall be at least one plenary meeting of the Association every year. (VI.2)
    3. The Treasurer shall report the state of the treasury of the Association at each meeting. (VI.3)
  • ARTICLE VII - Address
    1. The address of the Association shall be the address of the President in office. (VII.1)
  • Amendment 1 (Dec. 6, 1980): The Board of Directors shall be composed of Twelve (12) members. Commencing with the term for the year of 1981, six (6) members shall serve 1 year on the board and the remaining six (6) members shall serve 2 years. All members shall serve a two year term beginning with the year of 1982.
  • Amendment 2 (Nov. 21, 1981): The Board of Directors shall be composed of seven (7) members. Commencing with the term for the year of 1982, four (4) members shall serve 1 year on the board and the remaining three (3) members shall serve 2 years. All members shall serve a two year term beginning with the year of 1983.
  • Amendment 3.1 (Dec. 10, 2011): Adviser íV The Board of Directors shall consist of 7, 9 or 11 members and maximum five advisers. Advisers shall be current active members. Advisers shall be approved by current board to serve a one-year term, and can be reappointed if approved. Advisers shall be invited to participate in Board of Directors meetings; however they shall not have voting right of any board actions.
  • Amendment 3.2 (Dec. 10, 2011): Quorum íV Any Board of Directors meeting must be attended by a quorum of more than one half of board members. Before business can be transacted or motions made or passed, they must be approved by one half of the Board Member present at such meeting.
  • Amendment 4 (Nov. 23, 2013): The objectives of the Association shall be the promotion of understanding and the enhancement of cooperation among members through charitable, educational, and cultural programs and services. (I.2)