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Richard Baringer, Chair
Tom Wheeler, Vice-Chair/Secretary
Lynda Lee Purvis
The Chair will also join the GSW President’s monthly advisory group.
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.
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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
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.