Constitution for ARCSOPA
Anfoega Roman Catholic Schools Old Pupils Association
Status: It is non-Sectarian and non-political organization.
The name of the Association is ANFOEGA ROMAN CATHOLIC SCHOOLS OLD PUPILS ASSOCIATION and may be abbreviated for short “ARCSOPA”.
-To bring the old pupils together to promote a viable organization for the purpose of developing and enhancing the spirit of fellowship, common heritage and through co-operation provide the individual an opportunity to honour his/her Alma Mater.
-To foster a sense of allegiance among members of the Association as persons who share a common educational background.
-To provide full support for physical development of all first cycle educational institutions, i.e. Roman Catholic Schools within the Anfoega Traditional Council Jurisdiction.
-To collaborate with the Educational Authorities for the attainment of the highest standard in basic education and cultural upbringing of pupils of the schools.
- To co-operate with Parent Teacher Associations.
-To establish and maintain cordial relationship with other organizations within the Anfoega Traditional Council Area and, i.e. for sustainable improvement in education and culture.
-To promote policies which through togetherness can bring about a social-net-work for the welfare benefits of members of the Association.
- It may take up specific social projects within the Anfoega Community on an ad hoc basis.
-Prime membership is open to a person who at any given time was a pupil of Infant, Junior, Senior School or Primary and Middle School.
-Honorary membership shall be by appointment at the Annual General Meeting.
-Anfoega Roman Catholic Schools Old Pupils Association, ARCSOPA shall be governed and administered by an executive body. The Executive shall be composed of a minimum of 7 and a maximum number of 11 members.
-Annual or Extraordinary / Emergency General Meeting is the supreme authority of the Association.
COMPOSITION OF THE PRESIDENCY, THE SECRETARIAT AND UNITS
-The President and Vice President of the Association shall be elected at Annual General meeting, and shall have tenure of office for 3 years without option for re-election.
-The Secretary of the Association shall be elected at an Annual General meeting and shall have tenure of office for 3 yers with no option for re-election.
-The Treasure Unit shall be responsible for all finances of the Association. Proper accounting books must be kept. Half yearly sheet must be prepared. Annual Account must be prepared for the presentation to Annual General meeting for scrutiny and approval.
-Planning and Development Unit is the technical department of Association.
-Curricula and Performance Unit shall be responsible for all aspects of teaching and learning and shall be effective liaison for the Association at all the schools, in the classrooms, in the field and in the home.
-The Culture Unit shall be responsible for establishment of Libraries.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETINGS AND EXTRAORDINARY GENERAL MEETINGS
-The associations accounting year shall be identical with the calendar year that begins on the first day of January and ends on the thirty-first day of December.
-Annual General Meeting shall be held between 1. of March – 31. of May of each year.
-An Extraordinary Meeting may be convened with 14 days notice.
-Invitation to General meetings shall state the place, date and time.