2014 – 2015 President, Pat Leuschen, Ph.D.
As the current president of the UNMC Faculty Women’s Club (FWC), it is a privilege to welcome you to another exciting year with the “club”. As many of you know, I have not only been a member of the FWC for many years but have also recently retired as a UNMC faculty member. I am proud to say that I have enjoyed being a part of both organizations.
The FWC luncheon programs for the upcoming year sound excellent. Whatever your interests, the FWC group provides the opportunity for you to be involved through book club, gourmet, fine arts, needle arts, and badminton. It should be a great year for us all!
An area that continues to amaze me, year in and year out, is how the organization is able to donate $10,000 or more to UNMC scholarships each year. For those long-term members who have played an important role in supporting this mission, thank- you from all the many UNMC students who have benefited from your assistance. For new members and anyone contemplating joining the group, our role in supporting student scholarships will continue to grow as student tuition continues to increase.
I look forward to a fun-filled exciting year for everyone in the organization and thank all current board members and committee chairs who make the FWC run smoothly.
WINTER GREETINGS FROM THE PRESIDENT
The weather outside is frightful and my calendar for the winter months is frightful but happily the Faculty Women’s Club has been rolling along in splendid fashion.
The Interest Groups all seem to be even more “interesting” than usual. Look for some of the great recipes from the November Gourmet Group outing in the newsletter for help with your own holiday cooking plans. The pork dish was delicious and I plan to make the pear salad this holiday season.
The Book Club had such a great fall session that I may have to join them myself. Check the Yearbook if you need contact information to join any of the groups.
The fall Luncheons at UNMC were excellent and Nancy Armitage has been great finding interesting and educational speakers to set the tone. In January, George Behringer, the Consulate-General of Japan for Omaha will bring us all up to date on the Omaha Sister Cities Association and its 50th anniversary with Shizuoka, Japan.
The Holiday Tea and February Couple’s Winter Social should be on everyone’s schedule. Contact information can be found in this newsletter or in the Yearbook.
I look forward to a fun-filled exciting new year for everyone in the organization and thank all current board members and committee chairs who make the FWC run smoothly.
If you are new to the area or are just looking for a social and philanthropic outlet, think about joining the group. No matter how busy you might be, you always need some time for yourself and the luncheons or interest groups may be a perfect fit.
Patricia Leuschen, PhD., President of the UNMC Faculty Women’s Club
Please welcome new member Audrey Nelson from the College of Nursing to FWC. Her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
FWC member Joan Matoole has moved and her new address is available by calling or emailing Pam Hamel
There have been requests that our constitution and by-laws be posted for all to read. They are as follows:
Faculty Women’s Club of the University of Nebraska Medical Center
By-Laws and Constitution
CONSTITUTION of the
FACULTY WOMEN’S CLUB of the
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA MEDICAL CENTER
The name of the association shall be “The Faculty Women’s Club of the University of Nebraska Medical Center.”
The object of the Club shall be to promote good fellowship among its members; to cooperate with, and encourage student body activities; to foster social life in the University of Nebraska Medical Center and to have constantly in mind, and to work zealously for, the advancement of the Medical Center.
Membership in the Club shall be open to those women who hold Academic – Administrative Appointments at the University of Nebraska Medical Center or whose husbands hold such appointments. Wives of the Regents of the University of Nebraska shall be honorary members. All women who have been members of the Club at any time may continue their membership.
Section 1. The officers of this Club shall be a president, a president-elect, a recording secretary, corresponding secretary and a treasurer.
Section 2. Nominations for office shall be made by a nominating committee appointed by the president.
Section 3. The annual election of officers shall be held in April. Officers shall assume the duties of their respective positions at the close of the May meeting.
Section 4. The fiscal year shall run from 6/1 to 5/31.
Section 5. The term of office shall be for one year.
Section 6. Any office becoming vacant during the year shall be filled by the Executive Committee; the appointee shall hold office until the next annual election.
Section 1. The Executive Committee shall consist of the elected officers of the Club.
Section 2. The Board shall consist of the Executive Committee, the chairmen of the committees and the immediate past president. Advisor(s) may be appointed to the board by the president with the approval of the Executive Committee.
The articles of the Constitution may be amended at any regular meeting, at which a quorum is present, by a two-thirds vote, provided the amendment has been presented previously to the membership.
BY-LAWS of the
FACULTY WOMEN’S CLUB of the
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA MEDICAL CENTER
Section 1. The regular meetings of the Club shall be held on the fourth Wednesday with exceptions to be made by the Executive Committee.
Section 2. There are three categories of membership: Active Level I, Active Level II and Contributing. The annual dues for each member of the Club shall be payable to the Treasurer on or before August 1 for the following year.
Section 3. a. It shall be the duty of the president to preside at all meetings of the Club and to perform such other duties as regularly come within the scope of this office. The president shall select chairmen of the committees.
- The president shall call a meeting of the Board at least twice during the year.
- The president shall be an ex-officio member of all the committees.
Section 4. It shall be the duty of the president-elect to acquaint herself with the duties of the office of the president. She shall assist the president and assume the duties of the president in her absence.
Section 5. It shall be the duty of the recording secretary to record the minutes of the meetings of the Club and of the Executive Committee and the Board. She shall be the custodian of the records, except such as are specifically assigned to others.
Section 6. The corresponding secretary shall attend to all correspondence of the Club except such as are specifically assigned to others.
Section 7. It shall be the duty of the treasurer to collect dues, pay all accredited bills, and keep a record of receipts and disbursements. The treasurer shall make one complete annual report and be prepared to make a financial report at any time. The treasurer shall be audited annually by a committee appointed by the president.
Section 8. It shall be the duty of the past president to act in an advisory capacity to the president.
Section 9. All committees shall be appointed by the president.
Section 10. Fifteen percent of the Active Level I members of this club shall constitute a quorum.
Section 11. These by-laws may be amended by a two-thirds vote of the members present at any regular or called meeting of the Club.
Section 12. The rules contained in Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised shall govern this Club in all cases to which they are applicable and in which they are not inconsistent with these by-laws.