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Richard Baringer, Chair
Tom Wheeler, Vice-Chair/Secretary
Arthur Clark
Jay Cliett
Brenda Davis
Frank Lowrey
Lynda Lee Purvis
Gabriele Stauf
Janis Warren
Lettie Watford
Karl Wilson

The Chair will also join the GSW President’s monthly advisory group.

Standing Committees

2008 - 2009

University Service Committee 
Co-chairs: Richard Baringer and Martha Maddox

The Service committee explores ways in which the GSW Retiree 
Association can assist Georgia Southwestern State University in its activities. 
Possibilities include serving coffee and refreshments to prospective students and their parents at the Preview and STORM days, assisting with the events such as the High School Mathematics Tournament and Georgia History Day, and possibly substituting for professors while they are away from their classes.

Retiree Welfare and Benefits Committee 
Chair: Bill Kipp

The Benefits committee discerns opportunities available at GSW for retirees. 
Possibilities include parking decals, GSW ID cards, and the use of the library, fitness room and swimming pool.

Social Activities Committee 
Chair: June Ewing

The Social committee cultivates activities in which retirees can have fellowship with other retirees. Possibilities include travelogue luncheons, a spring picnic, and excursions to nearby points of interest.

1. To serve Georgia Southwestern State University 
2. To promote the welfare of higher education retirees 
3. To provide opportunities for membership social interaction

Eligible for membership are faculty and staff retirees of Georgia Southwestern State 
University and their spouses. Membership is achieved by informing the Association Secretary 
of a desire to be a member and providing contact information. There are no dues or meetings 
of the general membership. Communication will be conducted primarily by e-mail.

Eligible for associate membership are faculty and staff retirees of other institutions of higher 
learning, their spouses, and the surviving spouses of active faculty and staff. Associate 
membership is achieved by informing the Association Secretary of a desire to be an associate 
member and providing contact information.

The activities of the Association will be supervised by a self-perpetuating Board of Directors 
of six to twelve members who will meet at least twice a year. This minimum and maximum 
shall include both the elected officers and the standing committee Chairs mentioned below. 
At the first meeting each calendar year, the Board will elect a Chair and a Vice 
Chair/Secretary for one-year terms. These officers are limited to five successive terms. After 
the lapse of a year, they may again be re-elected. Members of the Board will include the 
Chairs of the standing committees below appointed by the Board. Meetings will be conducted 
by the most current revision of Robert’s Rules of Order.

1. University service committee 
2. Retiree welfare and benefit committee 
3. Social activities committee

By-laws and amendments to this constitution may be made by a two-thirds vote of the Board.

This Constitution was approved by the organizing committee on February 11, 2008.

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