California State University, Chico

Article I - Name

The name of this organization shall be The Chico State Lindy Society, hereinafter referred to as CSLS.

Article II - Purpose

The purpose of this organization shall be to promote dances of the swing genre, swing music, and the swing lifestyle on campus and in the community.  This will be done through social dancing, dance instruction, and performance dancing.

Article III - Membership

A. Qualifications of Members

1. Membership is open to any and all CSUC students and is granted once the dues have been paid.

2. Voting privileges shall be granted only to regularly enrolled CSU, Chico students who are current in paying the required membership dues.

B. Assessments and Dues

Dues must be paid in order to attain membership to the CSLS.  Cost of dues for a semester shall be set at the last regular meeting of the previous semester by a quorum of voting members.

Article IV - Officers and Committees

A. Criteria

All officers must be regularly enrolled students at California State University, Chico.

B. Election and Removal

Officers shall be elected by a simple majority vote of the members present at the last meeting of the spring semester.  40% of voting members constitutes a quorum.  Removal of officers requires a 2/3 majority vote of the total voting membership.  Vacant offices may be filled via a special election of the Executive Committee.

C. Duties and Responsibilities

1. The President shall preside at all meetings of the club, represent the club to the University and others, and shall convene the executive committee at least monthly when school is in session.

2. The Vice President shall assume the duties of the President in his/her absence and serve as a member of all sub-committees. . .

3. The Secretary shall keep all records of official business .

4. The Treasurer shall keep all records of financial transactions.

D. Committees

1. The executive committee shall be comprised of the elected officers of the organization and shall meet to finalize agenda items, prepare informational reports, and collaborate on the business of the organization.

2. The President may appoint others to committees as needs arise.

Article V - Meetings

A. Regular meetings shall be scheduled at least once every month when school is in session.  Members will be notified via postings, e-mail and/or phone.  Place and time of meetings will be set by a consensus of the Executive Committee.

B. Executive Committee meetings must be held every 2 weeks.  Place and time will be set by a consensus of the Executive Committee. 

C. Special meetings may be called by the president.

D. Committee meetings are scheduled by a consensus of the committee members.

Article VI - Decision Making Process

A. The process for general decision making (including the expenditure of funds) shall be a simple majority of a quorum unless otherwise specified in this constitution. A quorum shall constitute a minimum of 40% of the membership in attendance at a scheduled meeting.

B. The executive committee may, with a majority vote, authorize expenditures of up to $100 for routine operational expenses.

Article VII - Advisor

A faculty or staff advisor shall be selected and removed by a simple majority vote of a quorum.  A quorum shall constitute a minimum of 40% of the membership in attendance at a scheduled meeting.

Article VIII - Amendment Process

This constitution may be amended by a 2/3 vote of the total membership.  Amendments must be introduced to the members by a special amendment committee.

Article IX - Disbursal of Assets

Should the club disband, the executive board shall disburse the assets to to the Student Activities Office.  Should no officers be available, the Director of the Student Activities Office (or the AS. Director of Programs and Organizations) shall be authorized to make the disbursal.