Constitution

I. Membership
All retired faculty, staff, and academic and administrative personnel (AAPs) of the Georgetown University Main Campus and University Services are eligible to become members of the Georgetown University Association of Retired Faculty and Staff (GUARFS) and become active members by notifying the Association and paying the Association’s dues.

II. Purpose
The mission of the Association is to facilitate social and professional ties among Main Campus retired faculty and to assist Georgetown and its retirees in continuing mutually beneficial relations. The Association will work with the Provost to further these aims.

III. Organization
The officers of the Association, elected every other year in the spring, will be President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer. The Vice-President will be President-Elect. The officers, the immediate past president, secretary and treasurer, and chairs of committees will constitute the Executive Council. The Council will propose needed by-laws for Association approval, set Association meeting dates and agenda, appoint a nominating committee and such other committees as are necessary. In the event of a vacancy among the officers, the Council will appoint an interim replacement.

IV. Amendment
To amend this constitution notice of a proposed amendment must be given one month prior to a meeting at which the amendment is to be considered, and then be approved by majority of those voting at that meeting.

The Constitution was adopted on April 24, 2004 at a meeting of the Association.

The amendment to change the name of the Association was adopted on May 3, 2017 at a meeting of the Association.