To serve and support the United States,
the Naval Service, the Naval Academy and the members:
By communicating the message of
the Naval Academy to the area alumni.
To interest and guide young men
and women who desire a naval career and who give
promise of being a credit to the Naval Service.
Initiating and sponsoring
activities which will:
a) Perpetuate the history, traditions, and
memories of the Naval Academy,
b) Strengthen the Naval Academy, and
c) Bind alumni together in support of the highest
ideals of command, citizenship, and government.
Encourage and facilitate:
a) Friendships and associations,
b) Mentoring and advising relationships, and
c) Aid to the members.
Article I - Name and Location
The name of the organization, as
recognized by the United States Naval Academy
Alumni Association hereafter called the Alumni
Association, shall be the Pittsburgh Chapter of
the United States Naval Academy Alumni
Association, hereafter called the Chapter.
The location of this organization
shall be in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Article II - Membership
Regular Member - Any person who
has been sworn in as a Midshipman at the Naval
Academy and whose service has not been terminated
under other than honorable conditions is eligible
for membership in this Chapter. He or she becomes
a Regular Member of the Chapter, entitled to one
vote and to hold office, upon payment of the
annual dues as set by the Board of Directors.
Associate Member - Persons who
have demonstrated active support of the Naval
Service, the Naval Academy, or the Alumni
Association may be invited to join the Chapter as
Associate Members with non-voting privileges. The
number of Associate Members shall not exceed ten
percent of the Regular Members. Annual dues will
be assessed except for widows or widowers of
Any member may be suspended or
expelled from membership in the Chapter for due
cause by a vote of the Board of Directors, or may
resign upon submission of his/her resignation in
writing to the Secretary.
Article III - Officers
The Officers of the Chapter shall
consist of a President, Vice-President (President
Elect), Secretary, and Treasurer. They shall be
nominated and elected as herein provided. The
President shall be elected only when there is no
Vice-President to succeed or is otherwise
The term of office shall normally
begin on June 1 and end on May 31 the following
Article IV - Board of Directors
The Board of Directors, hereafter
called the Board, shall consist of the Chapter
Officers and three other Regular Members.
Three of the Board shall
constitute a quorum.
Article V - Duties
The President shall preside at
all meetings of the Chapter and of the Board and
shall exercise the power and the duties usual to
The Vice-President shall perform
the duties of the President during his absence.
The Secretary shall keep a record
of the names and addresses of all the members and
also record minutes of the meetings of the
Chapter and the Board.
The Treasurer shall receive and
disburse all funds of the Chapter and keep them
safe. He or she shall prepare and present for
audit a statement of all receipts, expenditures
and fund balances as of May 31 or when requested
by the Board.
Each Officer may have other
duties as assigned and authorized by the Board.
The Board shall have general
charge and control of the activities and
properties of the Chapter not otherwise provided
Other Regular and Associate
Members may be appointed as chairpersons and
members of committees and directors of programs
and projects as determined by the President with
the approval of the Board.
Article VI - Nominations/Elections
Candidates for the Offices and
Board shall be nominated and elected by all
Regular Members of the Chapter. The nominations
should normally be made in April followed by an
election in May, to take office in June.
Voting may be by any reasonable
means. When more than one person is nominated for
any one office, the person receiving the greatest
number of votes shall be elected. In case two or
more persons receive the same number of votes,
the tie shall be decided by lot.
Article VII - Amendments
Any Regular Member may propose an
amendment to the Mission, or to these Bylaws, at
any regular meeting. If approved by a majority
vote of the Regular Members present and voting,
the proposed amendment shall be submitted by the
Secretary in writing to all members at least ten
days prior to the next regular meeting. If the
amendment is then approved by a two-thirds vote
of the members present and voting at that
meeting, it shall becomes effective provided the
amendment is in accord with the Mission and
Bylaws of the national U. S. Naval Academy Alumni