Article I: Name
Section 1. The name of this organization shall be the Emeritus/Retired Members Section.
Section 2. The Emeritus/Retired Members Section exists by authority of
Legislative Assembly of the National Communication Association.
Section 3. Official use of the sections name shall be made only through
the authority of the Chair, the Executive Committee or a majority vote
by the members at the annual business meeting.
Article II: Purposes
1. The purpose of the Section is to promote research and other
activities related to the common interests of the emeritus / retired
members and of the National Communication Association.
The Section shall serve as an advocate of the interests of the emeritus
/ retired members in matters relating to the general welfare of these
members within the NCA.
Section 3. The Section shall develop avenues of communication among
emeritus / retired members and with other units within the NCA to
gather and disseminate information bearing on their shared concerns and
Article III: Membership
Membership in this Section is open to any member of the NCA who is interested in promoting the Section’s purposes.
Article IV: Officers
Section 1. The officers of the Section shall be the Chair, Vice Chair, Vice Chair Elect and the Secretary.
Section 2. The Vice Chair shall succeed to the office of Chair.
Section 3. The Vice Chair Elect succeed to the office of Vice Chair.
Section 4. The duties of the officers shall be specified in the Bylaws.
Section 5. In the event of the incapacity of an officer, the Executive
Committee shall, at its discretion, select a replacement or establish a
nomination and election procedure for so doing.
Article V: Legislation and Administration
1. The membership of the Section while in session at the annual
business meeting shall be the primary policy making body of the Section.
Section 2. The Executive Committee shall administer the policies of the
Section and shall between annual business meetings serve as the chief
administrative authority with the power to act for the Section.
Article VI: Committees
1. The Executive Committee shall consist of the Chair, Vice Chair,
Secretary, Chair of the publications Committee and the Immediate Past
Section 2. The Nominating Committee shall consist of the
Immediate Past Chair who will chair the Committee and two at-large
members selected by the membership at the annual business meeting.
Section 3. The Publications Committee shall consist of a Chair
appointed by the Executive Committee and two members selected by the
Committee Chair. The Chair of the Committee is appointed for a three
Section 4. The Section shall have such other standing committees and ad
hoc committees as are necessary to conduct the business of the Section.
Such committees may be appointed at the discretion of the Chair, the
Executive Committee or by a majority vote of the members attending the
annual business meeting of the Section.
Article VII: Amendments
to this constitution may be submitted by the Executive Committee or any
bona fide member of the Section at the annual business meeting. Such
proposed amendments must be presented in written form and require a 2/3
vote of those members present and voting at the annual business meeting