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UCM Emeriti and Retiree Association (ERA)

 

Welcome! The University of Central Missouri Emeriti and Retiree Association (ERA) is committed to developing and implementing activities for the general welfare of its members, and to supporting the mission and programs of the University. 

History

The University of Central Missouri Emeriti Association was founded under the direction of President Elliott, in 1988. Under his direction, the first Constitution, officially establishing the Association, was adopted on November 30th, 1988. Since 1988, the Emeriti Association has annually welcomed new Emeriti into its ranks at a fall dinner recognizing the accomplishments of the University’s newest Emeriti.

When President Elliott first created the Association, the intent was for it to serve as an outlet for retired faculty and staff members who had given so much of themselves to the University as a way to remain connected and close. The Association would also serve as a tremendous way to maintain lifetime friendships that were developed and cultivated while at the UCM. The first president of the Association was Dr. William (Bill) Brame, Professor Emeritus of Industrial Technology.

Members of the Association join together once a month for informal coffee meetings where a variety of topics from University news to personal events are discussed. Twice a year, once in the fall and once in the spring, the Association formally convenes over a lunch meeting. Periodically the Association will host social events that encourage Emeriti to remain close to one another, and get out for a few hours of fun. These events range from sporting events to musical concerts, and everything in between.

 

Life Long Learning

Recently the Association has begun supporting a series of events known as  Life Long Learning events. These events are typically hosted by the University, and encourage the concept of learning as a lifelong commitment.

 

Standing Rules of the UCM Emeriti and Retiree Association

Standing Rules are administrative or operational guidelines for the Association. Standing Rules must be in compliance with the Bylaws, however, they are NOT a part of the Bylaws.  Standing Rules can be revised by a majority vote of the membership at its Fall or Spring Business Meetings. 

  1. Dues will be collected on an annual basis from July 1 through June 30.  
  2. Annual dues are $20. (Passed, Fall 2023)
  3. Members may opt for a one-time Lifelong dues payment. Lifetime membership dues are $200. (Passed, Spring 2024). 
  4. The ERA  conducts two primary business meetings each year.  The fall meeting is usually held in November and the spring meeting is usually held in April (passed, Spring 2024).
  5. Elections will be organized on the following rotation starting Spring 2025. (passed, Spring 2024). 
    1. President, elected in odd numbered years, starting with the Spring 2025 election, for a two-year term. 
    2. Vice-president, elected in even numbered years, elected in Spring 2025 for a one-year term, elected thereafter for a two-year term.
    3. Secretary elected in odd numbered years, elected in Spring 2025 for a two-year term.
    4. Treasurer elected in even numbered years, elected in Spring 2025 for a one-year term, elected thereafter for a two-year term.
    5. Member-at-large - one elected in odd numbered years, elected in Spring 2025 for a two-year term.
    6. Member-at-large - one elected in even numbered years, elected in spring 2025 for a one-year term, elected thereafter for a two-year term.

 

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