Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of California, Santa Cruz

The name of this organization shall be Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of California, Santa Cruz.


A. To maintain and develop our relationship with UCSC.

B. To encourage participation by the community in the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UCSC.

C. To engage in social, cultural and educational activities of interest to the members.

D. To offer non-credit courses and educational opportunities designed for mature adults.

E. To provide financial aid for registered re-entry students at the University.


A. Income derived directly or indirectly from the Bernard Osher Foundation, whether by direct grant or interest on the Osher endowment, shall be used in accordance with the conditions of the gift.

B. All other income, including dues and fees, may be used at the discretion of the Board to further the objectives of the organization.

A. Membership shall be open to all individuals who are interested in participating in the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UCSC and may include authorized registered students, faculty or staff of the University.

B. The membership year shall begin on July 1.

C. Each member shall be entitled to one vote.

A. There shall be an annual membership meeting to be held in May for the election of officers and for the transaction of business.

B. Additional membership meetings may be scheduled by the Board of Directors.

C. Special membership meetings may be called by a written request to the Board of Directors from at least ten percent of the membership.

A. The officers shall be a President, a Vice-President, a Secretary, and a Treasurer.

B. Officers shall be elected annually by a majority of members present and voting at the annual meeting. Term of officers shall begin on July 1.

C. A nominating committee consisting of a minimum of three members, shall be appointed by the President and approved by the Board of Directors at least 60 days before the annual May meeting.

D. The Board of Directors shall consist of the officers and any member appointed by the President. The Immediate Past President and the University liaison shall be voting ex-officio members of the Board of Directors.

A. The President shall preside at all meetings, may appoint additional board members, and may appoint standing and special committees. In the event that an officer or board member resigns or vacates a position before completion of term, the President shall fill said vacancy by appointment.

B. Board members may be assigned individual responsibilities by the President, such as membership, special functions, public relations, parliamentarian, etc.

C. The Vice-President shall assist the President and in the latter’s absence shall perform the duties of the President.

D. The Secretary shall be responsible for keeping the minutes of proceedings of all Board, annual and special membership meetings, and for the correspondence of the organization.

E. The Treasurer shall administer funds as directed by the Board of Directors, recording receipts and expenditures in accordance with the U.C. Santa Cruz Foundation requirements.

F. The Board of Directors shall meet monthly, manage the affairs of the organization between annual membership meetings, and shall direct the disbursement of funds and determine membership fees. Monthly meetings in July and August are optional.

G. In the event of dissolution of the organization all assets shall become the property of the U.C. Santa Cruz Foundation for the benefit of re-entry students.

A. These By-Laws may be amended by a mail ballot, or at any membership meeting of the organization, by a 2/3 vote of the members present, or in the case of a mail ballot, by a 2/3 vote of the members voting, provided the proposed amendment(s) shall have been mailed or emailed to the membership at least two weeks before the called meeting or mail ballot deadline.
Last amended: May 17, 2015