Article I (Name)
The name of the organization shall be: The Philosophy Club
Article II (Objective, Aims, or Purpose)
It shall be the purpose of The Philosophy Club to meet on a semi-regular basis to discuss philosophy-related topics.
Article III (Membership and Eligibility Criteria)
Section A: To maintain registration of this organization, we agree to the following regulations:
Section A: Membership is open to:
Section B: Dues and collection procedures (if any):
Article IV (Voting)
Section A: A quorum will be 30%.
Section B: Each member in good standing may vote.
Section C: Proxy voting is allowed by the following process:
Article V (Officers)
Section A: The Philosophy Club shall have a President, Vice President, Secretary and/or Treasurer, Advisor (these titles may vary for your organization, or you may choose not to have officers at all but to have team leaders of equal standing and operate on a consensus model). These officers comprise the Executive Committee or Board.
Section B: All officers must be members of The Philosophy Club.
Section C: The term of office shall be from____8/12_______ to _____5/13_______ (month/year).
Section D: Election of officers shall be held annually . At least two weeks notice shall be given before the election meeting. Nominations shall be initiated from the floor and elections done by a ballot. The person receiving majority vote will be elected.
Section E: Any officer may be removed from membership by a two-thirds vote of the Executive Board. Any officer removed may appeal to the general membership. Said officer shall be considered reinstated with two-thirds approval of the members.
Section F: Any vacancy that may occur in an office shall be filled by appointment by the president pending ratification at the next group business meeting.
Article VI (Define Duties of Officers)
* This is only one possible way to organize duties; you may consider a different division of labor for your officers.
Section A: President
Section B: Vice President
Section C: Secretary
Section D: Treasurer
Section E: Advisor
Article VII (Structure of Group Committees)
Section A: The following committees (other than Executive Board) shall be appointed by the President subject to ratification by the organization during a regular business meeting.
Section B: The duties of the standing committees shall include: (provide details of responsibilities respective to the committee): N/A_____________________________________________________________
Article VIII (Notice of Meetings)
Section A: The times for regularly scheduled meetings shall be ______________________ .
Section B: At least _____7_____ days notice shall be given for each regular business meeting.
Section C: Special or emergency meetings may be called with less than _____2_______ (hours/days) notice by the Executive Board.
Section D: The meetings shall include a quorum, order of business and disposition of the minutes.
Article IX: (Parliamentary Procedure)
Section A: (Example) Robert’s Rules of Order Revised shall be followed by the organization in all cases involving parliamentary procedure when it does not conflict with the constitution.
Section B: The rules may be suspended by two-thirds vote of the present membership.