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CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY, LOS ANGELES

JAPAN CLUB


Constitution   &    Bylaws


CONSTITUTION
February 5, 1998

ARTICLE I - NAME

The name of this organization shall be the Japan Club.

ARTICLE II - PURPOSE

The purpose of this organization shall be to foster interest and understanding of Japanese heritage; to encourage the study of the Japanese language, literature and culture.

ARTICLE III - MEMBERSHIP

Section 1

Active membership in this organization shall be open to those persons who are currently enrolled or continuing student of California State University, Los Angeles. Active members shall have full voting rights in this organization.

 

Section 2.

Inactive membership in this organization shall be open to member of the faculty, administration, staff of California State University, Los Angeles, or those persons who do not qualify as an active member but who wish to take part in the activities of this organization. Inactive members shall not have voting rights in this organization.

 

ARTICLE IV - OFFICERS

Section 1.

The officers of this organization shall be President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer.

 

Section 2.

In order to be eligible for office, candidates shall be currently enrolled or continuing students in good standing at California State University, Los Angeles and shall maintain a minimum of 2.3 cumulative grade point average. For graduate students a minimum of 3.0 cumulative grade point average is needed to be eligible for office.

 

Section 3.

The officers shall be elected once every year in the Spring quarter or as needed. A majority of the votes cast shall be necessary to elect to any office. A copy of the minutes of the meeting that documents the election results by actual count shall be placed on file with the Center for Student Life. An officer of the organization shall sign the minutes.

 

Section 4.

Should a vacancy occur in any office, it shall be filled by election as needed.

 

ARTICLE V - MEETINGS

Section 1.

Regular meetings shall be held at least once every two weeks during the school year, excluding quarter breaks and final exam weeks.

 

Section 2.

Special meetings may be called as needed by the President.

 

ARTICLE VI - AMENDMENTS

This constitution and bylaws may be amended as needed by majority vote. A copy of the minutes of the meeting that documents the approval of the changes in the constitution or bylaws or club name shall be placed on file with the Center for Student Life. An officer of the organization shall sign the minutes.

The actions and opinions of this organization do not necessarily reflect those of the students, faculty, staff or administration of California State University, Los Angeles.

 

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THE BYLAWS OF JAPAN CLUB
February 5, 1998

BYLAW I - OFFICERS

ARTICLE I - TERM OF OFFICE

The officers of this organization shall serve a year term of office beginning the first day of the Summer quarter and ending the last day of Spring quarter of the subsequent year.

ARTICLE II - AUTHORITY AND RESPONSIBILITY

Section 1. President

A. Shall call all meetings to order and preside over all meetings.

B. Shall co-sign all financial documents.

Section 2. Vice-President

A. Shall call meetings to order and preside over meetings in the absence of the President, or at his or her request.

B. Shall supervise and coordinate the activities of all standing and ad-hoc committees.

Section 3. Secretary

A. Shall attend and take accurate minutes at all meetings.

B. Shall be responsible for handling all correspondence and keeping a notebook of meeting minutes and related documents.

Section 4. Treasurer

A. Shall be responsible for all financial matters of the organization.

B. Shall create and maintain on a regular basis a financial record of the organization.

C. Shall be a co-signatory with the President on all financial documents.

ARTICLE III - RECALL

Any officer may be recalled from office by a majority vote of the active membership of the Japan Club. A copy of the minutes of the meeting that documents the recall of an officer shall be placed on file with the Center for Student Life. An officer of the organization shall sign the minutes.

The actions and opinions of this organization do not necessarily reflect those of the students, faculty, staff or administration of California State University, Los Angeles.