Purpose

The Retired Faculty Association of the University of Virginia (RFA) will provide a means for communication between the University of Virginia and its retired faculty, and permit the scheduling of events and programs for its members on a continuing basis.

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Constitution and By-Laws

Constitution and By-Laws of the Retired Faculty Association of the University of Virginia with Revisions Adopted September 20, 2011

PURPOSE:

The Retired Faculty Association of the University of Virginia (RFA) will provide a means for communication between the University administration and its retired faculty, and permit the scheduling of events and programs for its members on a continuing basis.

MEMBERSHIP:

Membership in the RFA shall be open to:

  • All retirees who have held a full-time Faculty or an Executive and Senior Administrative University Staff appointment of at least one year.
  • Spouses of these retirees, whether or not the retiree is deceased.
  • Surviving spouses of former full-time faculty members of the University of Virginia who died prior to retirement.

OFFICERS:

The RFA Board of Directors will consist of four elected officers: a president, a vice president, a secretary, and a treasurer, and at least three other members, all elected for two-year terms. There will be no limit on the number of terms a director may serve. The president may appoint a program director. The past president will serve on the Board of Directors for one year with vote. The president will appoint a nominating committee to present nominees to the membership for election to the Board of Directors. The President of the University will be an honorary director and will be invited to all RFA functions.

DUES:

All members will be in good standing upon payment of the annual dues. The amount of the dues will be determined by the Board of Directors. Dues cover the retiree and spouse, or the survivor.

AMENDMENTS:

A majority of the dues-paying members present and voting may amend the constitution and by-laws. A proposed amendment must be circulated at least one month prior to the vote.