Iowa State Fishing Club Constitution Article I Name The name of this organization shall be the “Iowa State Fishing Club” Article II Purpose & Goals Section One: The Iowa State Fishing Club is for the purpose of bringing Iowa State students together to plan/organize fishing tournaments with other Iowa fishing clubs and communities, expand the size of the club and its resources, share fishing experiences and knowledge, network and meet other students who share similar affection for the sport of fishing and an overall love of the outdoors, teach new individuals how to fish, participate in competitive fishing tournaments with other college fishing organizations, offer excellent opportunities for leadership experience, participate in volunteer and community service type activities, and most importantly go fishing. Section Two: The Iowa State Fishing Club abides by and supports established Iowa State University policies, State and Federal Laws. Article III Membership Membership shall be open to all registered students, staff, and faculty at Iowa State University. All members shall attend club meetings whenever possible and participate in club events. There is no membership fee. Article IV Officers The offices include president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, and SCC Representative who make up the executive committee. These positions shall be open to all members annually in the spring at a designated club meeting. Officers can be nominated by other club members or themselves. Then the candidates will be allowed to speak on their behalf before a vote of the general members. Once given a chance to speak the candidate will be put to a vote by all members of the club. The position will be awarded to the candidate with the majority vote of the members. All positions shall be held till the following spring election. All officers must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00 in the semester immediately prior to election and must maintain a 2.00 GPA for all semesters during the individual’s term of office. All undergraduate officers must be enrolled in at least six credit hours and all graduate student officers must be enrolled in at least four credit hours at Iowa State University. Officer Duties: The president shall preside over all meetings, represent the organization on campus and the community, set up meetings/events with appropriate University offices, coordinates organization promotion and publicity events, maintain communication with organization adviser. The vice president shall assist in the president’s duties and preside over the club as the President in his. The Secretary shall maintain an accurate record of all organization meetings and post for members, maintain membership directory, and correspond when necessary with the University administration and other recognized organizations. The Treasurer shall maintain accurate record of organization transactions, develop and organize the clubs budget, cosign organization checks along with the Adviser, arrange fundraising opportunities for the organization, and solicit additional funding if needed from the Student Government. The SCC Representative shall ensure that the organization is operating in conformity with the standards set forth by Iowa State University and Student Activities Center and represent the club at all required meetings and functions. The Adviser shall maintain communication with the officers regularly, be aware and give approval of financial expenditures, and ensure that the organization is operating in conformity with the standards set forth by Iowa State University and Student Activities Center. Officer Removal: Officers may be removed from office by ½ vote of the other officers accompanied with a ¾ vote of the general membership if actions are deemed inappropriate. The officer in question must be notified of the clubs actions before the vote and will be allowed to speak before the Executive Committee and members previous to the vote. The officer in question shall not be allowed to participate in the vote or deliberation of the charges. Officer Replacement: To replace an officer that has been removed an election will be held. Candidates can either self nominate or be nominated by a club member. The candidate will be allowed to give a speech in front of the club. A ¾ vote will be required from the members of the club for the position to be given to the candidate. Advisor: The advisor of the club will help organize events and manage club activities. The advisor will be appointed by a ¾ vote from club members and officers. The term length of the advisor shall be one year. When the officers are elected in the spring so shall the advisor. The advisor can remain in the position so long that they receive a majority vote by members every year. Article V Finances All monies belonging to the organization shall be deposited and disbursed through a bank account established for this organization at the Campus Organizations Accounting Office and/or approved institution/office (must receive authorization via Campus Organizations Accounting Office). All Funds must be deposited within 24 hours after collection. The adviser to this organization must approve and sign all expenditures before payment. If the club is dissolved, the money shall be given back to Iowa State University. Article VI Amendments and Ratification This constitution may be amended and subsequently ratified at any time with the unanimous approval of the Executive Committee and a simple majority of the general membership not counting abstainers. The ratified amendments to this constitution must be submitted to the Student Activities Center within two weeks (14 days).
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