Southern Utah University
Feminist Education and Motivation Society
June 13, 2007
We, the members of Feminist Education and Motivation Society, establish to provided the promotion and education of women's interests and issues at all levels; the campus community, locally and nationally through outreach efforts, do ordain and establish this constitution and subscribe to the regulations and polices of the University.
NAME OF THE ORGANIZATION
The name of this organization shall be Feminist Education and Motivation Society, hereafter referred to as FEMS.
PURPOSE OF ORGANIZATION
The purpose of this organization shall be to promote womens issues and interests through education and motivation both locally and nationally.
All students, faculty, and staff members are eligible for membership. FEMS openly admits individuals to its membership regardless of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, martial status, personal appearance, age, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disabilities, religious ideals, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment of the United States of Americas Constitution. The group sees all as equal beings and all are welcome to participate in all aspects of FEMS, with expectation to the possibility of a all female cast for the Feminist production, which is yet to be determined.
On the subject of Membership Dues, members will be charged a small fee at the beginning of semesters, which with cover for organizational appeal and group costs.
FEMS will have the following officers:
- President (ideally a second year member)- The President presides over the agenda topics, present for all meetings, and calls to order the meetings.
- Vice President (ideally a second year member or one will experience and dedication in this field)- present for all meetings and will presided over and call to order meetings missed by the President
- Treasurer- is in charge of the dues collection and any and all accounts tied to FEMS, make a Treasurers report for each meeting.
- Secretary- The secretary position will be in charge of the meeting minutes, roll call, previous meeting minutes and will also have the tasks of know the laws and by-laws of the organization and other organizations when and if needed.
- Publicity- Is in charge of all Publicity needs from and of the group. Must have strong connections and ties to groups on campus (such as the newspaper, radio, and t.v. channel, but also to those organizations off-campus)
Anyone who wishes to apply for a board position must be
- A SUU Student
- A second year member (ideally) for the President and Vice-President positions
- Understand that if elected this is a Academic Year term
Elections will be held the first week of September and the elected board members will become active officers then.
Elections will be held every year during the first week of September. Anyone who feels they have met the requirements and would be a good candidate has the power and right to self-nominate themselves or has the power to nominate someone else who satisfies the requirements. Those nominated then must accept or deny the nomination. They also have the right, and should, explain briefly why they would be a great candidate. Elections will be electronically cast.
Meeting will be head on a weekly basis which the day and time each semester will be decided on as a group to try to accommodate as many members as possible.
There WILL BE Monthly Board Member Meetings as well. Which all Board Members must attend. Those will be post to the board members thru emails.
There will be a set due for participating in the organization of FEMS, these dues will $5 a semester or if paid at the beginning $10 for the whole year. Membership dues will be paid by a month after the beginning of the semester or whenever a new individual joins. These dues will be used for members group appeal, a welcome party, and to jump-start future fundraisers. The collection of these dues is the job of the treasurer and must also be in conjunction with at least one of the advisors.
The constitution is binding to all members of FEMS; however, the constitution is not binding unto itself.
Amendments to the constitution may be proposed in writing by any voting member to FEMS at any meeting at which 2/3 of the voting party is present.