Friends of the University of Illinois Observatory Constitution and By-Laws

ARTICLE I. NAME

This organization shall be known as the "Friends of the University of Illinois Observatory (FUIO)."

ARTICLE II.  MISSION AND PURPOSES

The “Friends of the University of Illinois Observatory” (FUIO) are committed to the preservation of the National Historic Landmark Observatory and to enhance its educational, cultural and economic value for the people of Illinois.

In order to accomplish its mission, the Friends of the University of Illinois Observatory will;

ARTICLE  III.  BOARD OF DIRECTORS

ARTICLE V. ELECTORAL PROCESS

  1. Members of the Board of Directors will be elected to three-year terms concurrent with the calendar year.
  2. There will be no limit to the number of terms an individual may serve.
  3. Board elections will occur in November and be conducted as follows:
    1. Board nominations will be taken electronically meeting with the results and any statements from the nominees to be published in the e-newsletter.
    2. Board will be elected by a majority vote of the membership and take office during the upcoming calendar year

ARTICLE VI. IMPEACHMENTS AND RESIGNATIONS

ARTICLE VII. MEETINGS

ARTICLE VIII. THE TREASURY

ARTICLE IX. BY-LAW AMENDMENTS

Amendments and additions to this document may be conducted by the following procedure:

ARTICLE X. MISCELLANEOUS

Duly sworn and enacted by the powers vested in the Board of Directors of the Friends of the University of Illinois Observatory, December 5, 2011 (amended March, 2012):

Board of directors:

You-Hua Chu, Prof. of Astronomy, Univ. of Illinois - UI faculty rep

Margaret Gelman, Pres., UI Astro Society - UIAS Rep

Dave Leake, Director, Staerkel Planetarium - At-large member

Steve Licata, Jet Propulsion Lab, CA - At-large member

Michael McCann, Vice President, Chase Bank, AZ - At-large member

Ed Murphy, Assoc. Professor, Univ of Virginia, VA - At-large member

Michael Svec, Assoc. Professor, Furman Univ, SC - At-large member

           

Interested parties (non-voting):

Bryan Dunne, Asst. Chair, UI Astronomy Dept.      

Charles Gammie, Chair, UI Astronomy Dept                           

Patrick Hayes, LAS Development Office