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The New York Orthopaedic Hospital Alumni Association By-Laws

ARTICLE I

Name

The name of this Association shall be The New York Orthopaedic Hospital Alumni Association.
 

ARTICLE II

Purpose
The purpose of this Association shall be the advancement of the practice of orthopaedic surgery and the promotion of fellowship and educational activities among alumni.
 

ARTICLE III

Membership
a. Active Members: all persons who have served on the house staff as residents or fellows in the New York Orthopaedic Hospital shall be eligible for membership.

b. Associate Members: all persons who have served on the attending staff and/or the New York Orthopaedic Hospital shall be eligible as associate members of the association.  After five years, associate members will automatically become active members with all privileges including voting and eligibility to hold office.

c. Honorary (special) Membership: active members of the association may propose candidates for honorary membership in the association. Written application accompanied by three letters of support and curriculum vitae shall be presented to the Executive Committee of the Alumni Association and presented for election to membership at the biennial meeting.  Honorary members will not be voting members or eligible for office.

ARTICLE IV

Officers

Officers of the Association shall be President, President-Elect, Secretary/Treasurer.
 

ARTICLE V

Election of Officers
Officers of the Association shall be elected by ballot at the biennial business meeting and a majority vote of those present shall constitute the election.

Nomination of Officers
Nomination of officers shall be made by the nominating committee appointed by the Executive Committee of NYOH.  Other nominations may be made from the floor at the biennial business meeting.

Election of Officers
Officers of the Association shall be elected by ballot at the biennial business meeting and a majority vote of those present shall constitute the election.

Term of Office
The Officers shall hold office for a term of four years or until the successor is appointed.  President-Elect will serve two years as President-Elect and two years as President.  The Secretary/Treasurer shall be a member of the faculty.  Officers will be installed at the close of the biennial business meeting at which they have been elected.  Officer may not serve more than two consecutive terms.
 

ARTICLE VI

Duties of Officers
President: The President shall preside at all meetings of the association.  He/she will appoint committees and shall be ex officio of all committees.

President-Elect: The President-Elect, in the absence of the President, shall assume the duties of the President.  The President-Elect shall serve as program chairman for the biennial meeting following the election.  The President-Elect, with the consultation of the Executive Committee, will choose the social chairperson for the biennial meeting.

Secretary/Treasurer: The Secretary/Treasurer shall keep a record of all transactions of the association, have charge of all property of the organization, and send out all notifications to members.  He/she shall collect and receive all dues and donations, have charge of all monies belonging to the association, and make all necessary disbursements.  He/she shall make a full report, in writing, at the biennial meeting.
 

ARTICLE VII

Historian
A historian will be appointed and serve at the pleasure of the Executive Committee.  The historian will be responsible to preserve and recount a history of the association and the hospital.

ARTICLE VIII

Expulsion

A member may be expelled from the association by a majority vote of those present at the biennial meeting after he/she has been provided the opportunity to defend himself.
 

ARTICLE IX

Amendment(s) to the Constitution and By-Laws

Amendment(s) to the constitution and By-Laws may be proposed at any biennial meeting and be adopted by 3/4 vote of members present.

By-Laws
Section One: Stated meetings should be held at least biennially at whatever time is decided by the Executive Committee.

Section Two: Annual membership dues shall be enough to cover the functions and expenses of the association.  The amount to be determined by the Executive Committee.  Members retired from the active practice of orthopaedic surgery are dues exempt with all rights and privileges of the organization.  New graduates are dues exempt for two years with all rights and privileges of the organization.

Section Three: The By-Laws may be suspended at any business meeting by a 2/3 vote.

Section Four: Executive Committee - all business of the association shall be transacted by the committee composed of the officers of the association and the past president.

Section Five: Committees -committees, as deemed necessary, will be appointed by the Executive Committee.

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