The Constitution of the Bowling Club of the University of Central Oklahoma
September 6, 2011
Students desire the opportunity to develop and display competitive bowling skills while representing the University of Central Oklahoma and having the opportunity to compete against other University bowling organizations.
NAME OF THE ORGANIZATION
The name of this organization shall be Bowling Club (BC).
PURPOSE OF THE ORGANIZATION
The purpose of the club is to bring UCO students, faculty, and staff together by encouraging healthy living, team building, and development of skills through recreational and competitive bowling opportunities. BC will work toward this goal by:
Section 1. Eligibility. Membership will be available to UCO undergraduate and graduate students without regard to race, color, sex, national origin, religion, disability, or status as a veteran. Voting members must be current UCO students.
Section 2. Member Selection. UCO faculty/administrators may join the club as "Associate Members". Associate members may not run for office and do not have voting rights.
Section 3. Duties of the Members. All members will be subject to the regulations of the constitution and by joining the club will be deemed to accept these regulations and codes of practice that the club has adopted.
Section 4. Duties of the Advisor(s).
Section 5. Grade Point Average: All members must be in good standing with the University.
Section 6. Organization/Department. The parent organization is the Kinesiology Club.
Section 1. Officers. The officers of the BC shall be President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary and Senator. Only student members shall serve as officers. The creation of additional officer positions (e.g. Co-President, etc.) must be approved by a majority vote of those present at the meeting and the advisor.
Section 2. Term of Office. All Officers shall be elected at the last meeting of the Spring Semester and serve for one year.
Section 3. Duties of the Officers.
The duties of the President shall include:
The duties of the Vice President shall include:
The duties of the Treasurer shall include:
The duties of the Secretary shall include:
Section 4. Eligibility of officers. All officers must be enrolled at the University of Central Oklahoma as an undergraduate or graduate student and be in good standing with the University.
Section 1. Regular Meeting: The club shall meet at least three times per semester. A listing of meeting dates shall be established by the Officers and shall be posted on campus via flyers/posters, stampede week information booth and by email through University Relations no later than September 1.
Section 2. Executive Board Meetings. Will be held directly following the members club meeting- after all members have left the meeting area.
Section 3. Order of Business. latest addition of the Robert's Rules of Order
Section 4. Quorum and Deposition of Minutes. A quorum for business meeting must be at least 50% plus one of the total memberships. Deposition of Minutes will be recorded by the Secretary and made available through an e-mail to members and advisor(s).
Section 5. Required Notice of Meetings. Members will be given notice of scheduled meetings at the beginning of each school year. In the event that an emergency meeting of the club needs to be held, the President of the club shall have the authority to call such meetings. All officers must agree in advance to the emergency meeting and at least 24 hours notice must be provided to all active members and advisor by sending out both a voicemail and e-mail. Communication of emergency meetings will be the responsibility of the Secretary.
Section 6. Advisors. One advisor must be present at every organizational meeting. One designated chaperone must be present at all social and entertainment programs.
ELECTIONS AND OR VOTING PROCEDURES
Section 1. Election Timeline. All Officers shall be elected at the last meeting of the Spring Semester and serve for one year.
Section 2. Nominating and voting procedures.
•D. In the event that an officer is judged to be deficient in his/her duties (as decided by a unanimous agreement of the three other club officers and advisor), he/she may be removed by a two-thirds vote of the club's membership. The Advisor shall oversee the impeachment process to ensure a fair and democratic process.
Section 3. Administrative Board.
Section 4. Queen or sweetheart election: Not applicable
Section 1. Process of appointment. The Officers shall decide on an annual basis which committees need to be established in order to advance the club's position on campus.
Section 2. Responsibilities.
Section 1. Amending the Constitution.
Section 2. Notice of Amendment. All regular proposed amendments to the Constitution and bylaws must be presented to the membership in a regular meeting and must be presented via e-mail at least two weeks before the vote on the amendments is taken.
Section 3. Vote required to amend. An amendment must receive a two-thirds vote of the entire membership. The amendment must be submitted in writing and approved by the Director Campus Life before becoming effective.
Section 4. By-Laws. Upon receiving a two-thirds affirmative vote in favor of a constitutional amendment/revision, the President shall submit the amendment/revision in writing to the Student Activities Office for review/approval.
Section 1. UCO Handbook. The members of this organization expressly agree to abide by the rules and regulations of the University as stated in the UCO Handbook.
Section 2. Finances. Monies collected and dispersed for the organization will be deposited and handled through the UCO Finance Office.
Section 3. Interpretation of this constitution. In case of conflict which necessitates authoritative interpretation of the meaning of a student organization‘s constitution of such consequence that it cannot be settled in the organization, the conflict shall be submitted to the Director of Student Life.
Section 4. This constitution shall go into effect upon approval of the Director of Campus Life, the UCO Student Association and the Vice President for Student Affairs.
The President and the Executive Committee shall be the official spokesmen for the organization. General inquires of a member by the press, community or by a college agency, concerning the organization, shall be referred to the President or Information Officers. All publicity, news releases and/or newspapers concerning UCO and its organizations must be cleared through the Public Information Office/ University Relations.