Ripples Society By-laws
ARTICLE I - NAME
The name of the organization shall be The Bridgewater College Ripples Society, a unit of the Bridgewater College Alumni Association.
ARTICLE II - OBJECT
The aims of the organization shall be to promote friendship among former students, faculty, and staff of Bridgewater College, Blue Ridge College, Daleville, and Hebron Seminary of 50 or more years ago; to strive for a better acquaintance with Bridgewater's history and with Bridgewater as it is today, and to support the program and best interests of the College.
ARTICLE III - MEMBERSHIP
Section 1. Membership in the organization is open to all alumni of Bridgewater College, Blue Ridge College, Daleville, and Hebron Seminary of 50 or more years ago. Membership in the Ripples Society shall include all honorary members of the Alumni Association who have attained the age of 70.
ARTICLE IV - OFFICERS
Section 1. The officers shall consist of a president, a president-elect, a secretary, immediate past president, and the executive director of the Bridgewater College Alumni Association. These officers shall constitute the Executive Committee, along with the archivist, who is appointed by the president.
Section 2. The officers shall be nominated by the Executive Committee and elected at the annual meeting. The president-elect shall be elected each year and serve as president the following year. The secretary shall be elected each year, but one person may serve a period of two years. They shall assume the duties of their respective offices at the close of the meeting at which they are elected.
Section 3. Vacancies in office shall be filled by the Executive Committee to serve until the next regular election.
ARTICLE V - DUTIES OF OFFICERS
Section 1. The president shall preside at all meetings, appoint committees with the approval of the Executive Committee, and perform such other duties as the office requires.
Section 2. The president-elect shall act in the absence of the president and shall be chairman of the program committee for the annual meeting.
Section 3. The secretary shall have the usual duties of a secretary, record the minutes of the meetings, read the correspondence and minutes of the previous meeting.
Section 4. The immediate past-president shall serve as advisor to the president. He or she shall serve as a member of the executive committee. In the event the president and president-elect are unable to serve, the immediate past president shall complete the term of office for the president.
Section 5. The president shall appoint an archivist who will assist the alumni office in gathering and preserving news of the membership. The Archivist shall also be a member of the Executive Committee.
ARTICLE VI - MEETINGS
In addition to the annual Ripples Society Banquet, the president may call additional meetings, if necessary.
ARTICLE VII - QUORUM
A quorum at any business meeting shall consist of not fewer than 10 members.
ARTICLE VIII - AMENDMENTS
These By-Laws may be amended at any regular meeting by a two-thirds vote of members present. Proposed amendments should be submitted to the Executive Committee for consideration at their January meeting. Advance notification will be sent to the entire membership before the annual meeting.
Established by Executive Committee October 5, 1982 as Fifty-Year Club Revised by Executive Committee January 12, 1984 as Fifty-Year Club Name changed from Fifty-Year Club to Ripples Society at the spring Banquet Meeting May 1987. Revised by Executive Committee June 13, 1988 as Ripples Society Revised by Executive Committee February 6, 1989 and approved at the May 1989 Banquet Meeting.