Mission Statement

The Montebello High School Alumni Association has been created to utilize the alumni to further the communication, education, and welfare of MHS students, teachers, alumni and the community initially by:

Assisting Montebello High School students and alumni to maintain traditions.

Providing scholarships to deserving students and teachers.

Honoring teachers/administrators/classified staff for outstanding contributions to the school, students and the community.

Providing a job clearing house for local employers and MHS alumni.

Encouraging community services for students, teachers, and alumni.

Raising money to support this mission by memberships, contributions, service and activities such as homecoming, directories, websites and social events.

Assisting reunion groups with locating alumni.

Bylaws

Article One: Purpose

Section 1: The Montebello High School Alumni Association is established to utilize alumni of the school to further the education and welfare of MHS students, teachers, alumni and the community by:

1.  Assisting the school, students and alumni to maintain traditions.

2.  Provide scholarships to deserving students and alumni.

3.  Honoring teachers, administrators for outstanding contributions to the school, students and      the community.

4.  Encouraging community service for students, teachers and alumni.

5.  Assist class reunion committees to locate MHS alumni.

6.  Raise money to support these purposes by memberships, contributions, service and activities such as homecoming, directories, web sites, community service and social events.


Section 2: This association does not exist to replace any existing alumni activity.

Article Two: Membership

Section 1: Membership in the association shall be available to any person, corporation, Limited Liability Company, Limited Liability Partnership, Limited Partnership, General Partnership, Foundation, Organization, business, or other entity of any nature that is interested in the welfare and success of Montebello High School, its students, alumni and city.

Section 2: Membership classifications shall be as follows:

1.  Founding Members: members of the original formation committee.

2.  Charter Members: members joining the association in the original year of formation.

3.  Life Members: members joining the association and paying a special membership fee.

4.  Senior Members: members who are 40 or older.

5.  Regular Members: members who are 39 or younger.

6.  Associate Members: members who are not MHS graduates.


Section 3: Associate Members are not eligible to vote on membership business. They do have the right to participate in all other Association activities.

Article Three: Dues

Section 1: Dues shall be charged annually (calendar year ending December 31).

Section 2: The initial dues for each classification shall be:

1.  Founding Members: $200

2.  Charter Members: $100

3.  Life Members: $400

4.  Senior Members: $20

5.  Regular Members: $10

6.  Associate Members: $20


Section 3: Renewal dues for each classification shall be initially set at:

1.  Founding Members: $20

2.  Charter Members: $20

3.  Life Members: -0-

4.  Senior Members: $20

5.  Regular Members: $10

6.  Associate Members: $20

7.  Any Member over 75: -0-


Section 4: The annual dues may be changed at any time by a vote of 60% vote of the Association's Board of Directors.

Article Four: Meetings

Section 1: The Association shall determine the date and time of the annual meeting when convenient to all board members to be voted on by the board members.

Section 2: Elections for directors and officers to serve until the next annual meeting shall be conducted at the annual meeting.

Section 3: The Board of Directors/Officers shall provide a report to the Membership on the activities of the Association for the Preceding year and provide an Agenda of Action/Activities fot the year at each annual meeting.

Section 4: Meeting may be called at any time by the Board of Directors.

Article Five: Governance

Section 1: The Association shall be governed by a Board of Directors. The President shall call the meeting to order.

Section 2: The initial Board of Directors shall be the Founding Committee and it shall govern until the annual meeting 2006.

Section 3: Beginning with the annual meeting, 2006, the Board shall consist of eleven members, the elected officers of the association (4) and one member from each graduation decade (40's, 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's, 00's, starting in 2011). The term of shall be two (2) years unless voted on by the Board of Directors.

Section 4: The officers shall be: President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer.

Section 5: The term of office shall be two years unless voted on by the Board of Directors.

Section 6: The board shall appoint members to fill any vacancies of the Board of Directors or Officers until the next election.

Section 7: The board shall have standing committees to be chaired by Board Members. The committees shall be:

1.  Executive Committee chaired by the President/Vice President.

2.  Planning Committee chaired by the Chairman/President.

3.  Finance Committee chaired by a Board Member.

4.  Membership Committee chaired by a Director/Vice President.

5.  Scholarship Committee chaired by a Board Member.


Section 8: All committees shall have members appointed by the Board from the General Membership. A Board Member shall be appointed by the President. All shall serve until the next election or until replaced.

The above Bylaws have been amended and ratified by the Board of Directors January/February, 2008.