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Leelanau County MARSP


Leelanau County Chapter of the

Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel (MARSP)

Chapter Bylaws

Article I ‑ Name

The name of this organization shall be the Leelanau County Chapter of the Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel (MARSP).


Article II ‑ Purpose


The purpose of this organization shall be to:

  1. Promote the professional, economic, social and general welfare of retired school personnel.
  2. Help in giving united action to those devoted to the cause of education.
  3. Assist any active school employee in planning retirement.

Article III ‑ Membership

    1.Active membership in this organization shall be open to:

         a. All retired annuitants of the Michigan Public School Employees Retirement System (MPSERS);

         b. Spouses of living retired annuitants and the annuitant spouses, or beneficiaries, of deceased members of that system

         c. Non-MPSERS retired annuitants who submit conclusive evidence of

                      i.Bona fide retirement status and

                      ii. Not less than ten (10) complete years of service in Michigan tax-supported educational institutions upon payment of either                            the annual or life membership dues in effect at the time of application.

    2.Associate membership in this organization shall be open to active school employees and other persons interested in the purposes and           programs of MARSP. Such members shall have membership rights and privileges except the rights to vote or hold elected office.
    3. The dues of the local chapter shall be set by the chapter. Members over the age of 80 will not be charged local chapter dues. State                  dues  are determined by MARSP.


Article IV – Officers

  1. The elected officers of this association shall be a President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer.
  2. The elected officers must be members of both the local chapter and MARSP.
  3. These officers, committee chairs and the Past President shall constitute the Executive Board.
  4. The President shall appoint, subject to the approval of the Executive Board, the following standing committees:

         Membership

         Legislative – state and national

         Publicity

         Insurance – health

         Ambassador


   5. Other committees, when deemed necessary, may be appointed by the President, subject to the approval of the Executive Board. 

   6. Election of officers will be at the September meeting to take office May 1 of the following year.

   7. The fiscal year shall be from July 1 to June 30.


Article V ‑ Meetings

  1. There shall be at least 2 meetings per year, held between the months of May and December.
  2. The organization shall meet on the third Wednesday of the month at a time and place as determined by the Executive Board.
  3. Upon a minimum of one week's prior notice to the membership, the Executive Board may call a special meeting or may change the date for a regular meeting.
  4. A quorum shall consist of the voting members present at a meeting.

Article VI ‑ Amendments

  1. The bylaws of the chapter may be changed or amended by a majority vote at a regular meeting, provided the membership has been informed of the change or amendment in writing prior to the meeting.

Article VII – Dissolution

In the event of dissolution of this organization, all assets, real and personal, shall be distributed to such organizations as are qualified as Tax Exempt under Section 501(c)3 of the 1954 Internal Revenue Code, as amended.


Article VIII – Authority:

All questions of parliamentary authority not covered by these bylaws shall be determined by Roberts’ Rules of Order, Newly Revised.


Date of Original Organization: June 6, 1991

Amended: August 21, 2019