Running Club Constitution

Article I: Name and Purpose

Section 1 CSB/SJU Running Club

Section 2: Purpose/Mission

  • Promote and encourage the sport of running
  • Promote and encourage the pleasure, exercise and recreation of runners
  • Promote sociability and camaraderie among the members of CSB/SJU running club
  • Manage and conduct running events, training runs, exercises and social meeting for themembers of CSB/SJU running club and other runners
  • All runners and their safety
  • Diversity in the sport and an enjoyable atmosphere for all

Section 3: Affiliation-None

Article II: Membership

Section 1: Eligibility for Membership

All CSB/SJU students of all running abilities.

Section 2: Voting Member Criteria

A student can become an official member of CSB/SJU Running club by attending a certain number of practices and races. All of the members will have a say in what races we as a clubwould participate in.

Section 3: Removal of Members

The removal of members from the club will be considered to the club as a whole. The personmay state the reason they think they should maintain a membership with the club. Then the current members will vote if the person should stay or not. Then the President and Vice President will make the final decision.

Article III: Officers

Section 1: Officer Qualifications The qualifications to be eligible to be an officer is that they are active in the club. They show upto weekly runs and are determined to encourage runners. They have to be in the club for at least a year.

Section 2: Elected Officers President Vice-President Secretary Treasure

Section 3: Duties of OfficersPresident: preside at meetings, call special meetings, primary contact with the institutions,appoint committee chairs. Schedule weekly runs and schedule races throughout the year Vice-President: Assume President's duties in his/her absence, schedule meeting/practice rooms/facilities, primary contact with the JCB, plans member/officer training programs Plan the trips and map out each run.Secretary: takes and distributes minutes of all club meetings, recorder keeper (current and pastmembers, files minutes, etc), club historian, notify members of meetings, handles the officialcorrespondence of the club, other Treasurer: keeps all financial records, submits monthly audit statements to CFB contact (this is amandatory requirement if you receive CFB funds), notifies organization of financial issues,prepares budget/allocation requests,Term of office with be for the whole academic year. April of second semester is when we wouldelect new officials.

Section 4: Vacancy in Office

In the event a vacancy should occur (resignation or removal), provisions must be made to fill thevacancy. Officer succession/"chain of command" should be addressed (e.g., in the event that the President leaves office, the Vice President will assume those duties until a special election isheld. Then refer readers to the special election section of officers

Article IV.

Section 5: Removal of Officers

A petition to remove the officer in question must be submitted to another officer. This petitionmust contain the signatures of 75% of voting members. When such petition is received, theofficer shall call a meeting of the club to determine whether or not the officer should beremoved.

Section 6: Appeal of Removal of Officers

The officer will have to present to the club on why he/she thinks they should maintain theposition of an officer.

Article IV: Elections

Section 1: Nomination Process

A candidates can be nominated by an officer or have self nomination. The nominations will takeplace in April for the following academic year.Section 2: ElectionThere will be a ballot for each member that is nominated. A person can serve multiple academicyears voted in. The electrons will be held in April.Section 3: Special ElectionsIf an officer leaves/ is removed, than the vice president will move up and then there will be anelectron for a new treasure.

Article V: Advisor Selection

Section 1: Advisor Selection

We will chose that is interested in getting involved with running and promoting a friendly atmosphere.

Section 2: Duties

We would like our advisor to encourage us to participate in races and encourage us to spend theword about CSB/SJU running club.

Article VI: Meetings

Section 1: Regular Meeting/Club Activities

Weekly runs and a meetings every other week to discuss the upcoming events and runs. We will notify via email and Facebook to the members.

Section 2: Special Meetings

Special meeting will be held the week prior to a race. They will be ran the same as regularmeetings.

Section 3: Parliamentary Authority

We will discuss the up coming activities and address runs. Then we will have comments andinput from the members.Section 4: Quorum*2/3of our club must be present at voting meetings.

Article VII: Committees

Section 1: Committee Structure

Committees involve travel and setting up a variety of runs.

Section 2: Special/Ad-Hoc Committees Travel committee.

Article VIII: Finances

Section 1: Co-Funding BoardYes our club will apply for CFB.

Section 2: HonorariumsNo member would receive a honorarium.

Section 3: Dues (optional)The members are responsible for the dues that are not funded by the cab senate.

Article IX: Amendments

Section 1: Ratification Identify the process to be used regarding proposed constitutional amendments: voting procedures, timeline, etc.

Section 2: Submittal to Department of Student Activities and Joint Club Board. Any changes made to this constitution must be submitted to the Department of Student Activitiesand the JCB.

Article X (The following is a required statement for all clubs and organizations)The CSB/SJU Running 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.Article XI (The following is a required statement for all clubs and organizations)The CSB/SJU Running Club considers hazing to be a degrading and destructive activity which isinconsistent with the standards of this student organization. The CSB/SJU Running clubrecognizes the dignity of every person and opposes all forms of hazing.Date of recognition/revision: