Article I. Name and Purpose
- This organization shall be known as the Northern Illinois University Annuitants Association (NIUAA), a chapter of the State Universities Annuitants Association (SUAA), a not-for-profit corporation chartered by the state of Illinois on June 6, 1979. As used in these Bylaws, the terms "Chapter" and "Association" are interchangeable and refer to the local chapter (NIUAA).
- The purpose of the Association shall be to promote the individual and collective interests and welfare of the members of the Association.
- Chapters are responsible for promoting the goals of SUAA through chapter meetings, chapter activities, member recruitment, regular communications, and legislative contacts. No chapter shall publicly promote a position contrary to positions formally adopted by the SUAA Board of Directors or the House of Delegates.