Environmental Science Club

Constitution

 

Article 1: Name 

             The name of this club is the ‘Environmental Science Club.’ 

 

Article 2: Purpose 

             The purpose of the club is to educate students, staff, and faculty on environmental issues, improve environmental practices on campus and in the community, and sponsor environmental affairs and events. 

 

Article 3: Membership

  1. The Club is for any active student or faculty member at Georgia College & State University;
  2. Applications for membership can be filled out during any point during any semester;
  3. Membership shall not be denied to any person because of age, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, or sexual orientation;
  4. Members have the right to attend all events and meetings of the club, and are expected to assist in the operation of the club;
  5. A member may be expelled from the club if he or she is found by a majority of the club members and the Faculty Advisor to be behaving in such a way as to damage club events or credibility.

 

Article 4: Dues and Payments

            Each member shall be charged $5 dues per school year, due at the time of joining the club or at the first meeting of the school year.  Members who fail to submit dues will not be able to participate in official club events, and shall not be voting members.  Donations to the club will be accepted in lieu of monetary dues.

 

Article 5: Officers

            The terms for all officers shall be one year, commencing at the first meeting of the school year (August).  In addition to officers, a Faculty Advisor and various Committee Chairs may be appointed by the club. The officers are as follows:

President- the President conducts meetings and represents the Club as the lead officer;

Vice-President- the Vice-President assists the President, including making appearances that the President cannot attend, and oversees the projects of the Club;

            Secretary- the Secretary conducts elections, keeps minutes of the Club, maintains a membership list, and archives official club communications;

Treasurer- the Treasurer is responsible for collecting dues and maintaining an official membership list.

 

Article 6: Elections

            Four club officers (President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer) shall be elected by the club at the last meeting of the regular school year (usually April or May), so long as a quorum is present, to hold office the following school year.  The current Secretary shall request a list of nominations and conduct an election.  The candidate with the most votes for each position will be appointed as the officer, so long as that person has not already been elected to another office.

           

Article 7: Meetings

            Club meetings will be held on the first Tuesday of each month, or as deemed necessary by the President or Faculty Advisor.

 

Article 8: Quorum

            A meeting quorum shall be one more than half of the active members in attendance or with proxy.

 

Article 9: Amendments

            This Constitution shall be amended by majority vote of the membership, at a regularly-scheduled meeting with more than one month notification.

 

Article 10: Ratification

Ratification of this Constitution shall be required.