Constitution of the English Club of Towson University

 

ARTICLE I. NAME & OBJECTIVE

 

The name of this organization shall be THE ENGLISH CLUB of Towson University.

 

The Missions and Objectives of the Club shall be:

  • To create an atmosphere of camaraderie for English majors and other student organizations.

  • To support freedom of creative expression.

  • To present English majors with a variety of career options through activities and guest speakers.

  • To promote the value of the history of literature as well as its contemporary influence.

  • To promote the awareness of the English Honor Society, Lambda Iota Tau.

  • To create an active English Major community on campus. 

ARTICLE II. MEMBERSHIP

 

Membership is open to all members of the Towson University Community:  students, faculty and staff. Membership may not be denied on the basis of major, race, gender, religion, sexual preference, or disability.

A full member is an individual present at bi-monthly meetings, cultural events, discussions, and career activities. An associate member is any other member of the Towson University Community.

 

ARTICLE III. OFFICERS & DUTIES

 

The Executive Board of the English Club shall consist of the following:  President, Vice- President, Treasurer, and Community Service Representative. The Executive Board is responsible for encouraging the growth and continuity of the English Club.

 

Duties of the Executive Board:

 

President

  • The President shall preside over bi-monthly meetings.

  • The President is responsible for scheduling and conducting Executive Board Meetings.

  • The President is responsible for appointing a club member to serve on the Executive Board in the absence of an elected member.

  • The President is responsible for providing descriptions of executive positions for those appointed at election time.

Vice-President

  • The Vice-President is responsible for performing the duties of the President in his or her absence.

  • The Vice-President shall assist the President in all of his or her duties.

Treasurer

  • The Treasurer shall be responsible for all financial matters of the English Club.

  • The Treasurer shall be responsible for all funds of the English Club and will maintain the log of local funding.

Community Service Representative

  • The Community Service Representative shall be the Director of Public Relations, maintaining communication with other student organizations and campus faculty.

  • The Community Service Representative shall be responsible for seeking contemporary issues of interest for club activities.

  • The Community Service Representative shall be responsible for communicating with the Career Center and local businesses to provide a variety of career opportunities.

 

Article IV. Elections

 

English Club elections will be held once a year and the officers elected will serve a term of one (1) year in that office. Nominations for officers should be one month prior to the holding of elections. Two weeks after the nominations, all candidates must present themselves to the Club with their agenda for the Club for the following semester. Elections shall be held in April, with new officers assuming their offices immediately. Two thirds (2/3) of all club members must be present for the election, otherwise, the election shall be declared invalid. In order to run for elected office, the candidate must have been a member for a minimum of one month.

The election process will be conducted by (secret) ballots and will be counted by the non-partisan faculty advisor. If impeachment is necessary, an officer of the club can be voted out of their office in a meeting of the constituents of the club. If an officer is no longer able to perform the duties of his or her office, they will be replaced by another qualified member of the club.

 

Article V. Meetings

 

Meetings of the English Club will be held bi-monthly, or every two weeks. If the officers feel the need for more frequent meetings, they can be arranged and the membership of the club will be notified.

 

Article VI. Dues

 

This organization will not require dues from its membership.

 

Article VII. Amendments

 

The Constitution of the English Club shall be reviewed annually in March and is continually open for amendment. The vote necessary for amendment to the Constitution shall be two-thirds (2/3) of the entire body of members. To amend the Constitution, notice of the proposed amendment shall be the meeting following annual review. There shall be an open discussion with regard to the proposed amendment. Following this discussion, the vote on the proposed amendment shall immediately occur.

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