NARIMASU HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION CONSTITUTION
(Amended April 2010)
ARTICLE I: NAME AND OBJECTIVES
Section 1. Name.
The name of the organization is the Narimasu High School Alumni Association (hereafter designated as “the Association”).
Section 2. Objectives.
a. The objective of the Association is to promote the interests of and establish mutually beneficial relations among the students who attended and the faculty who taught at Narimasu High School, Tokyo, Japan, from its inception in 1948 until its dissolution in 1973.
b. The Association is strictly non-partisan and non-sectarian. The Association
may not support candidates for public office or participate in movements inconsistent with its common objectives.
c. The Association may join or collaborate with other alumni associations or organizations whose purpose is to foster the welfare and interests of students and faculty associated with American schools abroad since 1945, whether military, foreign service, or corporate. The Association may not participate in activities that would impair the separate and distinct identity of the Association.
ARTICLE II: QUALIFICATIONS OF MEMBERS (Amended April 2010)
Section 1. Membership Categories.
a. Alumni and Staff Members: Individuals who were students or staff at Narimasu High School, Tokyo, Japan, from 1948 to 1973 are eligible for membership in the association.
b. Associate Members: Narimasu Junior High School alumni and relatives of Narimasu High School students and staff are eligible for associate membership in the association.
Section 2. Admission.
Eligible person becomes a member of the association by paying to the Treasurer annually the dues set by the Executive Board.
Section 3. Membership Privileges.
a. Alumni and staff members in good standing may run for office on the board of directors, may vote on all issues before the association, are notified of all general meetings, gatherings or reunions held under the auspices of the association, and receive all publications and membership discounts.
b. Associate members have all of the privileges of alumni and staff members except the right to serve on the board of directors or the right to vote on all issues before the association.
Section 4. Membership year.
Membership is annual from January 1 to December 31 of each year.
ARTICLE III: OFFICERS
The management of this Association is vested in an Executive Board consisting of nine (9) officers:
- Vice President
- Director from the class years 1948-60
- Director from the class years1961-73
- Membership Chairperson
- Reunion Chairperson
- Editor of the Association’s newsletter.
ARTICLE IV: MEETINGS
Meetings of the Association shall take place at the biennial alumni reunions sponsored by the Reunion Committee with the approval of the Executive Board. They will be held in even-numbered years beginning in 2004. The geographical dispersion of the Association’s officers and members precludes more regular meetings. In the interim, members may bring issues pertinent to the Association before the Executive Board by telephone, U.S. mail, e-mail, fax, or the Internet. Questions that require a decision of the Association at large shall be distributed in writing to all members by the editor of the Association’s newsletter together with a ballot for the determination of majority sentiment.
ARTICLE V: ADOPTION AND AMENDMENTS
This Constitution and its Bylaws will be distributed to the membership with an accompanying ballot. The adoption of the Constitution and its Bylaws requires a three-quarters affirmative vote of the members who cast a ballot. The Constitution and its Bylaws shall be effective immediately upon ratification. It may be amended in accordance with procedures contained in the Bylaws.