I – Name
The name of this organization
shall be The University Women’s
Club (UWC) of the University of South Carolina.
II – Objectives
The UWC was established to promote closer relationships among members
and a warm and friendly atmosphere in the University community.
The Club welcomes new members from within that community. The membership
database is not, however, to be used for commercial or other solicitation
III – Members
1) Women who are eligible for membership include wives of current
or retired faculty or administrative officers and women who are
current or retired faculty or administrative officers of the University.
In addition, women who are clinical or adjunct faculty, visiting
faculty, or athletic coaches (or the wives of men in these positions
with the University) are eligible. In general, women who support
the University in its educational or professional endeavors, but
who are not eligible to join the administrative employees organization,
will be considered eligible for membership in the UWC. Individuals
who have been active members of the UWC may continue their membership
after their official association with the University has ended.
2) Active membership requires the payment
of annual dues. Membership may continue as long as dues are paid
current. Only paid members may participate in Interest Groups.
IV – Executive Committee
1) The organization shall be informally governed
by an Executive Committee of volunteers from the membership.
2) The Executive Committee shall include,
at a minimum, a member who maintains the treasury, a member who maintains
a list of the current membership, and a member who arranges for the
publication and distribution of an annual membership directory. In
the absence of volunteers for the latter two duties, the Executive
Committee may pay (from the treasury funds) an outside individual
to perform these duties.
3) In addition, the Executive Committee shall
include members to coordinate specific events (described below).
V – Annual Dues
The amount of the annual dues shall be determined
by the Executive Committee prior to the fall semester to allow the
UWC to support scheduled events and to maintain and distribute the
membership directory. All other communication with members shall
be via an e-mail distribution list.
VI – Meetings
1) Meetings will be scheduled by the Executive
Committee and shall include at a minimum the following:
a. Fall Coffee (generally at the President’s
b. Holiday Decorating of the President’s House
c. Spring Luncheon
2) Quorum: Ten percent (10%) or more
of the membership of the organization shall constitute a quorum
at all meetings (for the purposes of any vote called for by the
3) An Interest Group may be established
around a common interest of several members and shall be coordinated
by volunteers from within that Group. Each Interest Group is encouraged
to seek out and welcome new members.
VII – Parliamentary Authority
The rules contained in the most recent
edition of Robert’s
Rules of Order shall govern this organization in all cases in which
they are not inconsistent with the Bylaws of this body.
VIII – Method
of Amending Bylaws
The Bylaws may be amended at any regular
meeting if supported by two-thirds of the votes cast, a quorum being
present, and providing such proposed amendment has been submitted
in writing and endorsed by three active members at the previous meeting,
or has been submitted to the members in writing.
IX – Dissolution
In the case of the dissolution of this organization,
its assets in their entirety shall be given to the Educational Foundation
of the University of South Carolina.