All alumni of Morgan Park Academy, Morgan Park Military Academy, and the Loring School are welcome to participate in any Alumni Council meeting. Please RSVP to our Director of Alumni Relations, Julie Cuadros-Perry '93 (email).
Acting in accordance with the Morgan Park Academy Board of Trustees, the purpose of the Alumni Council is to enlist alumni in the advancement and vitality of Morgan Park Academy, and through their support, promote the goals of the Academy, its philosophy and school mission.
ARTICLE I - Name
Section 1. The name of this organization shall be The Alumni Council of Morgan Park Academy.
ARTICLE II - Purpose
Section 1. By serving as ambassadors for Morgan Park Academy, the purpose of the Alumni Council shall be fund raising, reunion planning, alumni networking and student recruitment.
ARTICLE III - Members
Section 1. Alumni/ae shall be defined as students who attended Morgan Park Academy, Morgan Park Military Academy, or the Loring School, at any time, for at least one year.
Additionally, representatives of the Office of Institutional Advancement shall serve as ex-officio members of the Alumni Council.
ARTICLE IV - Alumni Council Officers and Their Duties
Section 1. The officers of the Alumni Council shall consist of a CHAIR, a FIRST VICE CHAIR, and a SECRETARY/TREASURER, each of whom shall be appointed to serve a three-year term.
Section 2. The Chair shall preside at all the meetings of the Alumni Council. Those duties shall consist of the following:
A. Provide an agenda in consultation with the Office of Alumni Relations designee for the meetings.
B. Coordinate with the Secretary/Treasurer on all minutes and post details of those minutes to all members on the alumni portal at http://www.morganparkacademy.org.
C. Operate within the guidelines of Robert’s Rules of Order.
Section 3. It shall be the duty of the Vice Chair to officiate in the absence of the Chair and assuming all above mentioned responsibilities of that office.
Section 4. It shall be the duty of the Secretary/Treasurer to keep a full and complete record of the proceedings of the Alumni Council at each general Council meeting, and to publish and distribute an annual report to the Head of School and the Board of Trustees Chair.
ARTICLE V - Meetings
Section 1. The Alumni Council shall meet three times per year.
Section 2. The Annual Meeting of the Alumni Council shall be held during Homecoming Weekend. There will be two other regular meetings, one each in spring and winter. Special meetings may be called at other times and places as determined by the alumni council officers.
Section 3. It shall be the responsibility of a representative of the Alumni Council Officers to report to the alumni during the General Meeting at Homecoming Weekend the actions of the Alumni Council during the past year and to bring before the alumni such other business as may be deemed necessary.
ARTICLE VI - Election of Alumni Council Officers
Section 1. The Alumni Council Officers will recommend to the Head of School and Board of Trustees Chair, for approval, the candidates for the incoming Alumni Council officers and present the candidates at the alumni spring meeting. The candidates will be appointed and presented at the Homecoming meeting of the Alumni Council.
ARTICLE VII - Terms of Service
Section 1. All appointed officers shall be appointed at or immediately after the Homecoming meeting of the Alumni Council, and shall serve for a term of no more than three years. Appointed members shall be ineligible for re-election or reappointment for one year after completing two successive terms.
ARTICLE VIII - Representation to the Morgan Park Academy Board of Trustees
Section 1. The Chair of the Alumni Council will be invited and required to attend one Board of Trustees meeting per year.
ARTICLE IX - Standing Committees of the Alumni Council
Section 1. The Chair of the Alumni Council shall appoint the chairpersons of each committee unless otherwise provided. There shall be five Standing Committee of the Alumni Council Board.
A. The Executive Committee. This committee is comprised of the officers of the alumni council.
B. Fund Raising Committee. This committee will be responsible for matters pertaining to the solicitation of funds for the Academy, including Annual Giving Programs and other campaigns for fund raising and stewardship on behalf and for the benefit of Morgan Park Academy.
C. Reunion Programs Committee. This committee will promote and support all alumni reunion activities and Homecoming Weekend.
D. Career Network Committee. This committee’s mission is to encourage and support relationships among Morgan Park Academy alumni in their educational, business and philanthropic communities, to include such initiatives as the Mentors’ Club, Alumni & Friends, and service events.
E. Alumni Ambassador Committee. The purpose of this committee is to be proactive in the recruitment and retention of Academy students and families, to include such events as The Legacy, Meet & Greet, admission coffees, and Open House.
ARTICLE X - Amendment of Bylaws
Section 1. These bylaws may be amended or repealed at any meeting of the Alumni Council at which a quorum is present by a two-thirds vote of the members present and voting, provided that notice of such intended action, giving in full the text proposed to be repealed or adopted, shall have been mailed by the executive secretary to the Morgan Park Academy Board of Trustees for approval, and the executive members of the council at least forty-five days in advance of the meeting.
ARTICLE XI - Dissolution
Section 1. The Alumni Council exists at the behest of the Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees shall succeed the Alumni Council in case the of the Alumni Council’s dissolution.