Article I - NAME
Section 1. Types of Membership
Article VIII - MEETINGS Article X - EMPLOYEES Article XII - IMPLEMENTATION Article XIV - INDEMNIFICATION Article XVI - RULES OF ORDER
The name of the Corporation shall be the MIDWEST ASSOCIATION OF STUDENT FINANCIAL AID ADMINISTRATORS.
The purpose or purposes for which the Midwest Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators is formed are:
Membership shall be of three types: institutional, associate, and retired membership. Application for membership in the Corporation shall be made to the Treasurer for processing.
1. Institutional Regular membership shall be limited to institutions actively engaged in the administration of student financial aid in post-secondary institutions located in any of the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.
2. Each institutional member shall be entitled to one voting representative, who may be selected as the voting representative according to the institutions own procedures.
3. All financial aid administrators regularly employed by an institutional member shall be entitled to hold office in the Corporation, and to be a committee member or chairperson, and shall be urged to attend annual meetings, work conferences, and all other meetings of the Corporation.
1. Associate membership shall be open to persons representing public and private agencies and organizations concerned with or engaged in the support and/or administration of student financial aid. Associate membership shall also be open to persons actively engaged in the administration of student financial aid in post-secondary institutions in states other than those listed in Article V, Section 2(1).
2. Each associate agency or organization shall be entitled to one vote. Associate members are entitled to be a committee member or chairperson unless otherwise specified, and shall be encouraged to attend annual meetings, work conferences, and all other meetings of the Corporation.
1. Retired membership shall be open to persons who have retired from an institutional or associate membership in MASFAA.
2. Each retired member shall be entitled to be a committee member or chairperson unless otherwise specified, and shall be encouraged to attend annual meetings, work conferences, and all other meetings of the Corporation.
1. The amount of annual dues for membership shall be determined by the Executive Council.
2. The membership year shall coincide with the annual conference year. An institution or individual will not be considered a member for the year until the dues are paid.
3. Membership of good standing in the Corporation is maintained through the payment of annual dues.
Any member of the Corporation shall be dropped from membership for nonpayment of dues.
The officers of the Corporation shall be the President, President-Elect, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Treasurer-Elect.
All officers of the Corporation shall be elected at large from among the regular members of the Corporation. The President, President-Elect, Treasurer, and Treasurer-Elect shall serve for one (1) year terms or until a successor is elected. The Vice President and Secretary shall serve for two (2) year terms or until their successors are elected. The Vice President and Secretary shall be elected in alternate years.Section 3.
The President-Elect shall automatically become President of the Corporation upon the death, resignation, or removal of the President, or at the adjournment of the annual meeting of the Corporation to be held during the next annual meeting after the commencement of the term as President-Elect.
The elected or appointed officials and committee chairs and/or members of the Corporation shall not receive any compensation for their services as such to the Corporation. Any necessary travel expenses of an elected or appointed official to represent the Corporation may be paid from Corporation funds by approval of the President.
The Trustees of the Corporation shall be designated and known as the Executive Council. The term "Executive Council" as used in the By-Laws shall be synonymous with the term "Trustee" as used in Sections 1702.01, et seq., Revised Code of Ohio.
The Executive Council shall be composed of the incumbent officers, the immediate Past President, one member selected by each of the state associations listed in Article IV, Section 2(a), and four members elected at large. Members elected at large serve two-year terms with two terms expiring each year. All members of the Executive Council must be members of MASFAA. The members of the Executive Council shall be not less than three.
The Corporation must meet in an annual meeting. The time and place of each such annual meeting shall be fixed by the Executive Council and written notice thereof shall be given to all members of the Corporation at least thirty (30) days prior to the time so fixed. One-fifth of the eligible voting members of the Corporation shall constitute a quorum of the Corporation.
Function, criteria for membership, and jurisdiction of all committees are outlined in the Corporation's Policy and Procedures Manual.
Provided necessary funds are available, the Corporation may employ personnel whose titles, duties, and remuneration shall be determined by the Executive Council. Necessary expenses of any such employees may be paid from the funds of the Corporation under the policies of the Executive Council established for such payments. Notwithstanding Article VI, Section 7, employees may be members of the Corporation.
The By-Laws and any future amendments, if adopted, shall have immediate effect.
MASFAA is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
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