Film Club Constitution
Article I: Name
We shall be known as the Film Club.
Article II: Objectives
The purpose of Film Club is to provide educational opportunities outside of the classroom for those interested in classic films. It is also the purpose of the Film Club to experience the atmosphere and work of film festivals. The club will formally meet bi-monthly.
Article III: Membership
The Film Club is open to all CSB/SJU students. Members are not required to be a Film Studies Major or Minor, only to express interest in classic films as well as discussion about them.
To become an official member of Film Club, a student must only reach out to a currently active board/club member and express their interest.
Students must attend a majority of the bimonthly meetings in order to remain an active member of the club. They also must be respectful during the meeting in order for all members to have a complete experience. Participation during the discussion following the film is not required, but is expected and appreciated.
Article IV: Executive Committee:
Officers and duties
The presidents' duty will consist of calling meetings and presiding over them, delegating duties to the other officers, and revising the constitution.
The secretary will keep track of the minutes of each meeting and email them to the other officers, keep track of when events are scheduled and ensure that planning is on track, and organize a binder of the events planned during that year and the steps taken to do so.
The treasurer will keep track of the Film Club's account and allocated funds, write out checks, and keep in contact with the club auditor.
The duty of the public relations officer will be to publicize events to the CSB/SJU community as well as to send emails to club members.
The event organizer will organize Film events by contacting the venue, ordering food, and performing any other duties related to organizing an event.
Officers shall volunteer for their positions. Candidates should be active members of the club. If a position has more than one volunteer, officers shall be elected by majority vote of the total active membership of the club. The voters should have had an interest in and have been active members of the club. The active club members shall determine replacement of these officers. Impeachment of any officer needs a majority vote, with replacement elections following. The term of these officers shall be one academic school year.
Officers can be removed for the same reasons as club members; disruptive behavior and/or poor attendance. A petition can be filled, but it must have the signatures of a majority of the active members. A meeting will then be called to decide the fate of the officer. The charges will be brought to the attention of the officer and they will have a chance to defend themselves in front of the club. If it is decided that they are removed, the club will vote on an interim officer until the next election.
Article V: Elections
Elections shall be held annually at a time designated by the Executive Committee.
In order for official business to occur, there must by a quorum of two thirds of active members to be present in order to vote. Quorum shall be applied to all issues that fall outside the scope of the Board.
Fellow members of the club will nominate Officer Candidates. The nomination process will last one meeting in length.
The Co-Presidents shall fill, by appointment, any vacancies that occur on the Executive Committee.
Section V: An officer may be removed from his/her position by a majority vote of the active club members in the process as stated before.
Article VI: Staff/Faculty Advisor
A staff or faculty advisor shall be chosen by the club membership to offer guidance and assistance to the club and to oversee the club's compliance with all related policies of the Joint Club's Board and the University.
This advisor shall be from St. John's University or the College of St. Benedict.
Article VII: Meetings
Meetings will happen bimonthly, all club members are expected to attend but schoolwork and sports take precedence.
The meetings will happen bimonthly and will consist of discussion following personal viewing outside the scope of the club. Students will talk about their views of the films. Board members should facilitate the conversation.
Article VIII: Finances
The club will apply for CFB monies if needed; the club will follow all CFB and institution regulations.
Section II: There is no membership fee to be an active member of the Film Club.
Article IX: Club Fair
The Film Club shall be responsible for setting up an informational booth at the club fair/Involvement on the Mall during the fall semester.
Article X: Amendments
The Constitution of the club may be amended by a majority vote of the members at an official meeting.
Any changes to the constitution will be submitted to the Department of Student Activities and the JCB.
The Film Club admits students without regard to their race, religion, color, sex, age, sexual orientation or national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and other activities, generally accorded or made available to members of the organization.
The Film Club considers hazing to be a degrading and destructive activity, which is inconsistent with the standards of this student organization. This club recognizes the dignity of every person and opposes all forms of hazing.