Constitution

ARTICLE I. NAME

The name of this organization shall be the Purdue Latino Alumni Network, hereafter referred to as PLAN. It shall be an integral part of the Purdue for Life Foundation.

ARTICLE II. PURPOSE

The purpose of PLAN is to support the Purdue for Life Foundation and Purdue University. To bring together Purdue University alumni and friends with common interests by providing organized events, programs, networking, and fellowship.

ARTICLE III. MEMBERSHIP

A. All alumni and friends of Purdue University are eligible to participate in PLAN.

ARTICLE IV. OFFICERS

A. All officers are elected by the PLAN participants.
B. Once elected, all officers meet to elect the Executive Officers by majority vote.
C. Executive Officers of PLAN shall consist of a President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer, all of whom must be participants in good standing.
D. The remaining officers will be part of the PLAN Officers.
E. Each officer shall lead and oversee their respective appointed committee.

ARTICLE V. DUTIES OF OFFICERS

A. President: The President shall preside at all meetings of PLAN and shall be an ex officio member of all committees.
B. Vice President: The Vice President shall preside at meetings if the President is unable to attend. The Vice President shall prepare the agendas for PLAN. If the office of the President becomes vacant, the Vice President shall become President for the unexpired term.
C. Secretary: The secretary shall keep an accurate record of the activities of PLAN. The Secretary shall have a copy of the constitution and the minutes of the last meeting available at every meeting. The Secretary shall prepare a roster of the participants and copies shall be made available to all participants and to the office of the Purdue for Life Foundation. The Secretary should notify the Purdue for Life Foundation of any changes in the roster. The Secretary shall notify all participants of time and place of meetings.
D. Treasurer: The Treasurer shall manage all income and expenses of PLAN.
E. Officers may create committees as needed. Officers shall appoint all committees and chairs per majority vote.

ARTICLE VI. MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS

A. A least one meeting must be held each year. Failure to comply with this provision shall make the PLAN charter subject to revocation by the Purdue for Life Foundation.
B. There shall be other meetings each year as PLAN deems desirable.
C. Where this constitution fails to provide authority for procedure, Robert’s Rules of Order shall be used.

ARTICLE VII. ELECTIONS

A. Officers shall be elected every two years.
B. Officers shall be elected by a simple majority of the participants present.
C. All participants must be notified about the date, time, and place of elections.

ARTICLE VIII. BYLAWS

A. PLAN is permitted to establish bylaws at any regular meeting of PLAN.
B. All participants must be notified about a proposed bylaw vote at least 10 days before the meeting.
C. No amendment or addition to the bylaws can be made that is not in harmony with the PLAN constitution and the Purdue for Life Foundation.

ARTICLE IX. ADOPTION OF CONSTITUTION

A. This constitution shall be officially adopted upon its approval by a majority vote of the participants of PLAN in attendance at any regular or special meeting.
B. This constitution shall take effect upon the granting of the charter by the Board of Directors of the Purdue for Life Foundation, authorizing its function as one of the official Purdue Alumni Affinity Networks.

ARTICLE X. AMENDMENTS

A. This constitution may be amended by a majority vote of all participants present at any called meeting of PLAN.