1.01 NAME OF THE
(a) The Association shall be called Society of UNN Schools (SUNNS).
Membership shall be open to all those who attended either the UNN Primary or Secondary Schools.
An empowerment by past men and women of University of Nigeria Schools to help with affairs of the UNN Community, UNN schools and their families.
1.04 MISSION &
The association is organized, as a non-profit body, to achieve the following:
(a) To be of assistance
in any way, shape or form to University of Nigeria Schools and the UNN
community in general.
(b) To work together and cater to the general welfare of our members, in health and sickness as determined by the majority of the members,
(c) To get acquainted with each other,
(d) To mediate between and amongst members in conflict issues brought before the association and being so assigned by the majority of the membership,
(e) This association shall cooperate with all similar Nigerian Associations in all matters concerning Nigeria, and
(f) The Association shall conduct its affairs as permitted by the laws and regulations of the United States of America.
AND ANNUAL DUES
(a) Registration shall be a one-time payment of $50.00 (workers) and $30.00 (students).
(b) Each individual member shall pay annual dues of $30.00 (workers) and $15.00(students). Such dues shall be paid quarterly.
c) All fees or dues are subject to change as may be determined by a majority of the membership.
d) All members must make good all their outstanding debts to the Association by no later than the 6th month of the year.
(a) The Association shall meet quarterly during the last Saturday/Sunday of the month. If for any reason this meeting could not take place, a change will be made as deemed necessary.
(b) The Association shall meet regularly at a venue designated as the meeting place. This venue shall be rotated among members in alphabetical order, per family. If for any reason this venue is not available for a particular meeting, the members shall make any changes deemed necessary.
(c) The General Secretary and Publicity Director shall arrange for meetings.
(d) The President shall call an emergency meeting whenever necessary.
(e) Two officials and three members shall form the quorum. For emergency meetings, the quorum shall not apply.
RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES
All active members (financially up-to-date and fulfilled their duties and obligations to this Association) of the Association are accorded full rights and privileges of the Association.
In pursuant of 2.01 of Article II, the rights and privileges of the Association include
(a) Right to vote and be voted for.
(b) Right to hold office.
(c) Right to represent the Association in official functions, if asked to do so.
(d) Right to a gathering or other social activities when the Association is officially informed of the memberís plan.
(e) All gatherings shall be financed through levy and shall be held at a memberís residence.
(a) When a member is
i) getting married he/she shall be entitled a gift worth $50,
ii) graduating he/she shall be entitled to the sum of $50, to use at his/her discretion.
iii) having a baby christening and informs the Association, he/she shall be entitled to a gift worth $50.
(b) When a member is hospitalized, a delegation of the Association shall visit the member.
(c) When a member is bereaved (i.e. death in the immediate family Ė father, mother, spouse, and children), the immediate family shall receive the sum of $100 from the Association. All members shall be expected to pay a condolence visit on a day designated by the Association.
(d) If a member dies, members shall be visiting the family of the deceased until the funeral ceremony is completed. The memberís family shall receive the sum of $200 from the Association. Members shall hold an all night wake at the residence of the deceased the night before the burial or repatriation of the body. Each member shall bring food, drinks, etc.
(a) All members of the Association are subject to the Association's discipline. Any action for discipline shall be taken only after a hearing in a general meeting.
(b) Any member(s) participating in any activity or activities, which two-third of the membership considers anti-association, shall be disciplined up to expulsion.
(c) Conditions for disciplinary actions shall arise but is not limited to any of the following: embezzlement, corruption, inefficiency, misbehavior, misuse of power, or any action that is detrimental to the Associationís image.
(d) The majority of the members at the hearing meeting shall determine the mode or modes of discipline.
(a) All monies shall be duly accounted for by the officer(s) involved.
(b) All valid receipts, checks, or liability must be in order for all disbursements.
a) The Financial Director shall write all Association checks.
b) The President and the General secretary shall endorse checks.
(a) All valid receipts, checks, or liability must be in order for all reimbursements.
(a) The Financial Director is responsible for all deposits after consultations with the President and the Secretary.
b) Deposits must be made into the Association Bank Accounts within five working days of receipt.
a) The Financial Director is responsible for all withdrawals after consultations with the President and the Secretary.
b) Unless otherwise provided, the general assembly shall be the final authority to authorize expenditure.
(a) All officers responsible for association monies, as determined by appointed auditors, must cooperate with the auditors whenever the examination of the Association's account is called for.
(A) Disclosures would be done every three months.
OFFICES OF THE ASSOCIATION
5.01 OFFICERS OF
The officers of the Association (also known as the Executive Committee) each of whom shall be elected by the members shall consist of the following:
(b) General Secretary
(c) Financial Director
(d) Publicity Director
(e) Provost (Meeting Host or whomever is designated to do so)
The members of the Association, as deemed necessary, shall also create more positions, and appoint patrons and patronesses.
5.02 DUTIES OF THE
(a) The President shall be the spokesman for the Association and Chief Executive. The President presides over all meetings and executes policy decisions. In the absence of the Secretary, he/she shall appoint a member to record minutes of the meeting.
(b) The General Secretary shall, in the absence of the President, assume all powers of the President. The person shall be the custodian of the Association's official constitution but not limited to all meetings. Carries out those duties assigned by the President with the approval of the majority of executive members.
(c) The Secretary shall record all meetings, read the minute, handle all correspondences and arrange for meetings in consultation with the Publicity Director. The person shall be in charge of the Association Secretariat.
(d) The Financial Director carries out his or her responsibilities as stated in Article IV. The person keeps accounting records of the Association's funds. The person also shall provide a financial account to the Association at each meeting and whenever the need arises. He/She collects and records all the Association's monies. The person makes annual financial reports, collects registration fees, annual dues, levies, and donations.
(e) The Provost maintains peace and order during meetings. The person identifies intended speakers at all meetings. The host or whomever is designated to do so, shall serve in this capacity
(f) The Publicity Director shall be responsible for organizing and maintaining the success of all the Association's social activities. He/she handles all publicity needs of the Association approved by the general assembly.
5.03 TERMS OF OFFICE
(a) Officers shall be elected for a term of two years.
New officers shall assume office immediately after a general election.
(b) Any officer whose term expires can be nominated for another term of office.
(c) Each elected officer shall be limited to two terms in the office to which he is elected.
5.04 VACANCY AND
Any vacancy created by resignation, removal, or death of any officer of the Association shall be filled during a meeting following such resignation, removal, or death in cognizance of procedures specified in Article V 5.03.
5.05 ELECTION OF
(a) Only fully registered members (i.e. financially up-to-date) of the Association are eligible to run for office.
(b) Two electoral officers will be elected by a majority of the members after the nomination process.
(c) Every officer of the Association shall be elected by open-secret ballot.
(d) A candidate shall only be nominated by a financial and active member, and another financial and active member shall second such a nomination.
(e) There shall be different nomination and different balloting for each office.
(f) There shall be a maximum of three nominations for each office.
(g) In all cases, the majority of votes win.
(h) A candidate shall be declared elected by acclamation where the nomination is unopposed.
(i) Any nominee shall have the right to decline a nomination.
(j) Where there is a tie of votes, the tie shall be broken by repeating the voting amongst those candidates that are tied.
OF THE ASSOCIATION
(a) The Association's general assembly shall select committees as necessary.
DISSOLUTION OF THE ASSOCIATION
a) All monies and assets left at the time of dissolution shall go to communities or charity organizations so identified by a majority of members. Such selected organizations shall reflect the domicile diversity (in the country of citizenship) of the members.
b) A committee shall be appointed to implement the disbursement in pursuant of Article VI 6.01(a)
(a) This constitution shall be amended only at a meeting having at least a majority of the financial and active members present.
(b) Support for such amendment must come from two-third of the financial and active members present.
(C) Any amendment so ratified shall immediately become an integral part of the constitution.
(a) A project shall be embarked on if it has at least two or more votes than other suggested projects.