CLUB CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS
Each group is required to formulate a constitution and a set of by-laws. The constitution and the by-laws must be approved by the DSA before a group may become an officially recognized school activity. A copy of the club’s constitution and by-laws must be on file with the Director of Student Activities.
By-laws are secondary laws or rules within the framework of the constitution. By-laws should include items of specific nature that are important to a club’s operation and which necessitate periodic change, such as dates and time of meetings, fund-raising activities, awards, formulas, etc. If these items or similar items were included in the club’s constitution, an amendment would be required for every modification, no matter how minor.
If any changes are made to the constitution or by-laws, they must be sent to the Director of Student Activities.
Constitution Of the
- Sterling Morton High School
MSGA works to create a positive environment among the students at Morton East High School. We organize events and activities that reinforce school spirit, and give back to the community and the school.
ARTICLE I. OBJECTIVE
- Create a positive environment among the student body
- Organize events to promote school spirit and leadership
- Give back to the community through scholarships, community service, and food drives
- Show appreciation for Veterans, Teachers, and Counselors
- Have fun!
ARTICLE II. MEMBERSHIP
Section I. Members of MSGA should be dedicated and committed to the objectives of MSGA.
Section II. MSGA members are expected to attend all meetings. They should be informed of any and all upcoming events, and should be willing to participate.
Section III. No members will have termination of membership. Any and all students are welcome, as long as they are willing to be respectful and commit to MSGA’s purpose. However, in the event that a limited number of members can participate in an activity, regular attendance will be considered
ARTICLE III. OFFICERS
Section I. Election of Officers will occur each May. A Student who wishes
to run for office must fill out an application of intent when
elections open. A due date of applications will be set by the club,
as well as a voting date. Officers will voted on, with the person
with the majority of votes taking office.
Qualifications of running for office shall be printed on the
application. A student running for office must have attended a
minimum of 80% of the current years’ meeting, and be in good
Section II. MSGA shall have the following officers:
- President, who shall be responsible for
- Presiding over meetings
- Helping organize club meeting and events
- Ensuring all officers are on task
- Vice-President, who shall be responsible for
- All that the President is responsible for when the President is absent or unable to take part in the activities
- Help the President with any and all current tasks
- Oversee other officers
- Secretary, who shall be responsible for
- Any correspondence necessary with the membership, school administration, Student Council, or any other agency.
- Taking attendance at all meetings
- Collect and organize club eligibility forms
- Collect permission slips in the case of a field trip
- Treasurer, who shall be responsible for
- Collecting, depositing, and accounting of MSGA funds
- Overseeing fundraising plans and options
- Obtaining quotes on club spirit-wear
(5) Historian who shall be responsible for
- Documenting club events
- Overseeing all club social media
Section III. Each officer shall maintain its duties in accordance with the rules Student Council and the rules of the school.
.Section IV. Officers may be removed by a two-thirds majority vote of membership for the following reasons:
Missing 3 consecutive meetings without an acceptable
Deliberate discrimination against club members
Abuse of given powers
Failure to fulfill officer duties adequately
ARTICLE IV. MEETINGS
Section I. The purpose of each meeting will depend on MSGA’s current event. Meetings will be used to inform and assign tasks to members relevant to said event
Section II. MSGA will meet one day a week, minimum. Members should also expect to meet more than once a week when necessary
Section III. Members are expected to attend regularly with little to no absences
Section IV. Non-attendance will result in losing priority privileges for volunteer opportunities, field trips etc.
ARTICLE V. FINANCES
Section I. MSGA shall raise money in order to allocate resources for scholarships, events for the school and approved rewards for its hard-working members on occasion
Section II. MSGA shall raise money through school-approved fundraisers each year
ARTICLE VII. AMENDMENTS
This constitution shall be ratified by two-thirds majority vote of the entire membership of the MSGA Club.
An amendment shall only be considered, and voted on, if half of the membership agrees to its proposal.
- STERLING MORTON HIGH SCHOOL
STUDENT ACTIVITIES OFFICE
This Certifies that
The Morton Student Government Association
Morton High School has received
Its charter for the school year
and is extended the rights, privileges,
and responsibilities that any
chartered extra-curricular organization may hold.
THE CLUB MAY……..
- Request calendar dates for activities
- Meet in the school
- Participate in school activities
- Appear in yearbook and newspaper
- Maintain an activity account
- Keep and save minutes
Signature of the Director of Students Activities