BYLAWS OF THE OFFICIAL BROAD RIPPLE HIGH SCHOOL
ARTICLE I. NAME
A. The name of this organization shall be the Broad Ripple High School Alumni Association,
hereinafter called "the Alumni Association", and the official address of the Alumni Association
shall be located at PO Box 20376, Indianapolis, Indiana 46220.
ARTICLE II. PURPOSE
A. The Alumni Association is a not for profit organization, created to promote, celebrate, and
support the mission of Broad Ripple High School, and to further the legacy of "Broader, Richer,
B. A Broad Ripple High School graduate will automatically become a member, without any
membership fee requirement.
C. The Alumni Association is committed to establishing and maintaining special scholarship,
award, and/or mentoring programs for the school and its students.
D. To develop Broad Ripple alumni support, the Alumni Association will maintain and update
alumni membership lists, act as a resource for class reunions, and assist with communication
between the High School and its graduates, and sponsor other special events.
E. Notwithstanding any other provision of these articles, this organization shall not conduct any
activities not permitted to be executed by an organization exempt from any Federal income tax
under Section 50l(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 or the corresponding provisions of
any future United States Internal Revenue Law.
ARTICLE III. BOARD OF DIRECTORS
A. The Board of Directors of the Broad Ripple High School Alumni Association shall consist of
no fewer than twelve (12) and no more than twenty-five (25) Alumni elected by the previous
Board of Directors at the annual meeting.
The Principal of Broad Ripple High School shall serve as an ex-officio Board member and shall
not be required to stand for election.
B. All Members of the Board of Directors for the Association, including Officers of the Board,
shall stand for election after two years, on the occasion of the Annual Meeting.
The term of a Board Member shall be two (2) years at which point he/she may be re-elected by
the Board of Directors.
Members of the Board of Directors, including Officers, shall have no limit on the number of
consecutive terms served, apart from regular election results.
C. The Board of Directors shall have the right to form committees, at their discretion.
ARTICLE IV. MEMBERSHIP
A. Membership. The Alumni Association membership includes any person who graduated from
Broad Ripple High School since its first graduating class of 1886. No monetary donation is
required for membership.
ARTICLE V. DUTIES OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
A. The Board of Directors are the sole voting members of the Alumni Association. Directors shall
have the right to attend annual meetings, vote, and/or serve as officers and directors, receive
communications, and participate in any events sponsored by the Alumni Association.
B. Each member of the Board of Directors will make a monetary donation annually to the Broad
Ripple High School Alumni Association.
C. The Board of Directors will determine the location of the annual meeting.
D. The Board of Directors shall elect the officers at the annual meeting.
ARTICLE VI. MEETINGS
The Broad Ripple High School Alumni Association will meet annually at a place to be determined
by the Board of Directors for the purpose of electing Board Members and Officers and of voting
on By-Laws Amendments, if any. Notice of the Annual Meeting will be made to the Alumni
Association by the Board of Directors in advance of said meeting. At the Annual Meeting,
Directors and Officers will be elected. Board of Directors Meetings will occur at least quarterly.
Additional meetings may be scheduled as needed.
ARTICLE VII. OFFICERS
A. The officers shall be elected by the Board of Directors at the Annual Meeting of the Members.
The officers are to be elected to serve for a period of two (2) years, or until their successors be
duly elected and qualify. The officers to be elected shall be a President, President Elect/Vice-
President, Secretary, and a Treasurer.
B. Officers of the Broad Ripple High School Alumni Association and their duties include:
President: oversees the day-to-day operations of the Alumni Association and its officers, and
chairs the Annual Meeting and Board of Directors meetings. The President's term shall be for two
(2) years beginning September 1, and ending August 31, two (2) years thereafter.
President-Elect/Vice-President: duties and responsibilities to be assigned by the President of
Board of Directors as shall be required. The President-Elect/Vice President's term shall be for
two (2) years beginning September 1 and ending August 3 1, two (2) years thereafter. In the event
of the death or inability of the President to serve, the President-Elect/Vice President shall become
the acting President.
Secretary: records and distributes the minutes of all meetings, handles correspondence between
the Alumni Association and individual members, and works with the Broad Ripple High School
staff to maintain the Alumni Association membership list and assist alumni in planning class
reunions by providing them with current names and available addresses for class members. The
Secretary's term shall be for two (2) years beginning September I and ending August 3 1, two (2)
Treasurer: prepares in conjunction with the Board of Directors, an Alumni Association budget
for presentation at the Annual Meeting, prepares and presents financial reports at the Annual
Meeting, and all Board of Directors meetings, and arranges for the biannual review of the books
and records. The term of the Treasurer shall be for two (2) years beginning September 1 and
ending August 31, two (2) years thereafter.
C. Should an office become vacant due to resignation or removal, or for any reason, the Board of
Directors shall elect a replacement to serve the balance of the term of that office. An officer may
be removed by a majority vote of the members of the Board of Directors.
ARTICLE VIII. QUORUM
A. A quorum for the purpose of transacting Alumni Association business consists of a majority
of current Board members.
ARTICLE IX. AMENDMENTS
A. These by-laws may be rescinded, changed or amended by a two-thirds affirmative vote at the
Annual Meeting by all Board Members, and validated absentee ballots for Board Members who
are not present at the Annual Meeting shall be included in the vote. Specific information about
proposed changes shall be sent to all Board members at least fifteen (15) days in advance of said
ARTICLE X. DISSOLUTION
In the event of dissolution, the residual assets of the organization will be turned over to one or
more organizations which themselves are exempt as organizations described in sections 50 1(c)(3)
and 1709(c)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 or corresponding sections of any prior or
future Internal Revenue Code, or to the Federal, State, or local government for exclusive public
The above By-Laws were adopted by the BRHS Alumni Association Board of Directors at the
Annual Meeting of the Association that was held on Thursday August 22nd, 2013.
Attested by ___________________________, President, BRHS Alumni Association
Officers and Directors of the BRHS Alumni Association
Judd Cromer, President
John D. Hague, Vice-President
Kelly Kennedy Bentley, Treasurer
John S. Hague, Secretary and BRMHS Staf
Nancy Chastain, Board Member
Cynnie Halsmer, Board Member
Jamie Heidenriech Poynter, Board Member
Tom Kleinschmidt, Board Member
Hercel Leveringston, Board Member
Mac Martin, Board Member
Melissa Martin, Board Member
Jan Ottolini, Board Member
Martha Riley, Board Member and BRMHS Staff
Kerri Yount, Board Member