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The Constitution of the Student Affiliate of the American Chemical Society of the University of Northern Colorado.

Article I.              NAME

The name of the this organization shall be Student Affiliate of the American Chemical Society hereafter referred to as (SAACS).

Article II.             MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS

The membership of the SAACS shall include all students enrolled at the University of Northern Colorado for one (1) or more hours of academic credit as defined by University policy.  Non-students may become honorary members of the club.

Article III.            RIGHTS TO THE STUDENTS

All members of the SAACS shall be entitled to equal rights and privileges as set forth in this Constitution and its subsequent Bylaws.

Article IV.            REPRESNTATIVE AUTHORITY OF THE STUDENT AFFILITATE AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY

The official authority to represent the SAACS shall be vested in the Student Representative Council, hereafter referred to as SRC. 

Article V.             AUTHORITY

The SAACS will be subject to policies enacted by the University of Northern Colorado Board of Trustees, Colorado law and United States law.

Article VI.            MEMBERS OF SAACS

The elected officers shall consist of a (President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Safety Officer, PR Officer and Demo Officer) 

Article VII.          GENERAL DUTIES AND SPECIFIC QUALIFICATIONS OF THE SRC MEMBERS

            All Officers shall uphold the Constitution of the SAACS.

Officers are required to be able to perform the duties as listed below, be members of the club in good standing and have joined the American Chemical Society as Associate members..

Section 1:                    President

            The President shall

Act as the official representative of SAACS

            Organize the club activities: Meetings, Demos, Charity Work, etc.

            Interface with the University faculty and administration on behalf of the club

            Create a strategy to recruit/retain club members 

Section 2:                    Vice President

            The Vice President shall assist the President in the performance of their duties

Take over for the President in the event that they are unable to perform their duties

Section 3:                    Treasurer

            The Treasurer shall

Be responsible for balancing the clubs books

            Approve club expenditures

            Organize any fund raising activities

Section 4:                    Secretary

            The Secretary shall

Take minutes during club meetings

            Inform membership of activities via club email

            Organize the club calendar       

            Maintain club e-mail lists          

Section 5:                    Safety Officer

            The Safety Officer shall

            Be responsible for maintaining an inventory of chemicals

            Be responsible for the safe use of said chemicals

Be responsible for the labeling, inventory and required documentation of all chemicals and safety gear

Section 6:                    PR Officer

            The PR Officer shall

Design or approve all external publications of the club including but not limited to advertisements for club activities, informational publications, the club board, etc.

Interface and organize with any external organization regarding publications

Contact or contracts with external and internal groups regarding club events 

Section 7:                    Demos Officer

            The Demos Officer shall

            Prepare or oversee the preparation of demonstrations

            Research or experiment with new demonstrations

            Organize qualified persons to perform demonstrations

            Train club members for demonstrations

ARTICLE VIII.   GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS OF MEMBERS

Elected Officers of SAACS shall be members of the student body while entering or fulfilling the term of office.

ARTICLE IX.      TERMS OF OFFICE

Each officer is selected on a yearly basis by a majority vote of the membership. Ties will be decided by the President of the previous year or by the Vice President in the case of a Presidential tie.  A member who is up for the position must be available for a full year of service.  In the event of an officer slot being vacated the elected officers will vote to fill that position on a temporary basis until the next regularly scheduled elections.

ARTICLE X.       EQUAL OPPORTUNITY

The SAACS is an equal opportunity club all positions are open to any qualified persons (as outlined above).

ARTICLE XII.    ADVISOR

Selection 1:                   The club selects its advisor from any qualified faculty member in the chemistry school. The advisor is chosen by the officers in a majority vote.

Section 2:                     The duties of the advisor are to offer guidance for the club, interface on behalf of the club to the administration and to offer council to the members.       

ARTICLE XIII.   ORDER OF SUCCESSION

                                    President

                                    Vice President

                                    Treasurer

                                    Secretary

                                    Safety Officer

                                    PR Officer

                                    Demo Officer 

ARTICLE XIV.   AMENDMENTS

Amendments to the Constitution may be passed by a majority of the SAACS voting in a regular or special election. 

ARTICLE XV.    REVIEW

This Constitution shall be reviewed every year before chartering by all interested club members.  Recommendations of the interested club members will be made to a leadership and approved by a 2/3 vote of the officers. 

 

The world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.
--Albert Einstein


Created by: John Wallace Murray 2008

JohnWallaceMurray@msn.com

09/18/2008 02:40:03 PM