Anthropology Club Constitution

Preamble:

We, the members of the Anthropology Club, in keeping with the rules and regulations of Weber State University, and with the institution’s anthropology program, do establish this constitution.

Article I:  Name

This organization shall be known as the “Anthropology Club” of Weber State University.

Article II:  Purpose

The purposes of this club are:

            1.  To promote anthropological interests and awareness;
            2.  To enhance educational opportunities of the department and provide further enrichment outside the classroom;
            3.  To publicly recognize student excellence in anthropology;
            4.  To foster ties between the university and community, as well as other anthropological organizations and departments.

Article III:  Officers and Duties

Section 1:  Officers           

            The President shall:

            a.  Prepare the agenda and facilitate club meetings;
            b.  Be responsible to the university and the club for all club-sponsored functions;
            c.  In conjunction with the club treasurer and faculty advisor, be responsible for the club budget;
            d.  Have the authority to delegate assignments and / or responsibility as needed;
            e.  Vote on club issues where a tie occurs;
            f.  Assist the other officers as needed.

            The Vice-President shall:

            a.  Assist the president and assume the president’s duties in case of absence;
            b.  Act as the club’s program coordinator: to arrange speakers and activities;
            c.  In conjunction with the historian, make and distribute advertising materials for club meetings and activities;
            d.  Fulfill other duties assigned by the president.           

            The Treasurer shall:

            a.  Be responsible for the club budget in conjunction with the club president and faculty advisor;
            b.  Keep accurate records of club finances for public inspection upon request;
            c.  Provide quarterly financial statements at club meetings;
            d.  Act as the club’s fund-raising coordinator: to investigate and arrange fund-raising activities;
            e.  Fulfill other duties assigned by the president.

            The Historian shall:

            a.  Act as the scribe for the club: record minutes of the meetings;
            b.  In conjunction with the vice-president, make and distribute advertising materials for club meetings and activities;
            c.  In conjunction with the treasurer, create and maintain an accurate listing of club members and contact information;
            d.  Handle correspondence for the club, both between club members and with other clubs;
            e.  Fulfill other duties assigned by the president.

            The Liaison Officer shall:

            a.  Represent the club to the association of Clubs and Organizations (C & O);
            b.  Attend each required meeting of the C & O or make arrangements to have an appropriate substitute attend;
            c.  Assist the club officers as needed;
            d.  Fulfill other duties assigned by the president.

Section 2:  Elections


             The election of all club officers shall occur each spring, or as special circumstance requires.  Voting rights shall be accorded to all active, dues-paying members.  In case of vacancy of an office, at the next regularly scheduled meeting, the members of the club will decide who is to fill the vacancy with a majority vote of the active members present.
                                                                                        

Section 3: Qualifications

            The President shall:

            a)  Have completed a minimum of three anthropology classes.
            b)  Be enrolled in one of the anthropology programs, (as a major/minor in anthropology, or BIS emphasis, or Archaeological Technician program).
            c)  Be at least a junior (preferred).
            d)  Be a currently enrolled student, in good standing, at Weber State University.

             The Vice-President shall:

            a)  Have the same requirements as the president.

            The Historian shall:

            a)  Have completed a minimum of two anthropology classes.
            b)  Be enrolled in one of the anthropology programs.
            c)  Be a currently enrolled student, in good standing, at Weber State University
 

            The Treasurer shall:

            a)  Have completed a minimum of two anthropology classes.
            b) Be a currently enrolled student, in good standing, at Weber State University.
 

            The Liaison Officer shall:

            a)  Have completed a minimum of two anthropology classes.
            b)  Be a currently enrolled student, in good standing, at Weber State University.
 

Section 4:  Tenure

            The term of any officer, for the same office, is one year (from July 1 to June 30).  The officer may renew his or her office once, through reelection.

 

Article IV:  Membership Rights and Voting Procedures

            1.  The club shall remain open to all those who actively participate in club meetings, and those who are interested in anthropology.
            2.  Active members are those who have paid dues and attend at least three (3) club meetings or activities per semester.
            3.  A proposal or motion may come from any member in good standing with the club.
            4.  All active members have voting rights.
            5.  Outcomes on proposals and motions shall be determined by a simple majority vote of active club members in attendance.
 

Article V:  Faculty Advisor

            The faculty advisor(s) shall:

            1.  Act as an academic resource to the club and may attend club meetings and help plan or suggest club activities;
            2.  In conjunction with the club president and treasurer, be responsible for the club budget;
            3.  Be responsible for conduction club officer nominations and elections;
            4.  Have the right to make suggestions, proposals, and motions;
            5.  Not have the right to vote on club issues.
 

Article VI:  Finances

Section 1:  Dues           

            The dues will be decided by the club members, with the approval of the officers and faculty advisor(s).          

Section 2:  Dispersal of Funds

            The dispersal of funds shall be proposed by a committee composed of the club president, treasurer, and faculty advisor(s), with approval and final decision made by the members.

Article VII:  Amendments


Proposals to amend this constitution shall originate by any member of the club.  The proposal shall be presented to the active members and voted upon.  A simple majority vote, by those present at an official club meeting, will be needed to pass the amendment.

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