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Holly Pond High School-Beta Club

Constitution and By-Laws


Mission:  To promote the ideals of academic achievement, character,

 service and leadership among elementary and secondary school students.(The National Beta Club)



CONSTITUTION

Article I

Name

The name of this organization shall be the Holly Pond High School Chapter of the National Beta Club.

 

Article II

Affiliation and Co-ordination

This chapter of The National Beta Club is an integral part of the central organization of

The National Beta Club, and shall be governed by the academic and financial policies laid down in the national constitution of the central organization of The National Beta Club. Its coat-of-arms, motto, colors, creed, and official insignia shall be those of the national organization of The National Beta Club.

 

Article III

Purpose

The purpose of this organization shall be the promotion of scholarship, leadership, and good citizenship at the Holly Pond High School.

 

Article IV

Membership

The membership of this organization shall be made up from among the students of the

9th through 12th grades of the Holly Pond High School who, because of their worthy character, good mentality, creditable achievement, and commendable attitude, have been approved for membership by the executive head of the Holly Pond High School; provided, of course, that these students meet the requirements as set forth in the by-laws of this organization as appended herein below.

 

Article V

Officers

The officers of this chapter of The National Beta Club shall be a President, a Vice-President, a Secretary, and a Treasurer.

 

President:  The duties of the President shall be to preside at the meetings; to appoint the committees of the chapter (unless otherwise provided for in the by-laws); to represent this organization when necessary; and to administer the policies as laid down in this constitution and its by-laws.

 

Vice-President:  The duties of the Vice-President shall be to preside at meetings when the president is absent or incapacitated to perform the duties of the office, and to assist in administering the affairs of the chapter—serving on such committees as are designated in the by-laws.

 

Secretary:  The duties of the Secretary shall be to keep the records of membership; to record the minutes of the meetings; and to carry on the necessary club correspondence.

 

Treasurer:  The duties of the Treasurer shall be to keep a record of all financial matters pertaining to this organization; to collect and preserve the club’s funds; to pay out of the club’s funds the necessary and designated moneys to meet the financial obligations of the club, and to pass on to the treasurer succeeding him all records and funds remaining in the treasury.

 

Article VI

Committees

The committees of this chapter of the National Beta Club shall be:

1)  Executive

2)  Program

3)  Entertainment

4)  Publicity

 

Executive:  The duties of the Executive Committee shall be to assist the officers in carrying out the policies and activities of this organization; to direct any necessary disciplinary action (such as dropping a member from membership or placing him/her on probation); to cooperate with the executive head of the high school in making up the roster of qualified students to invite into membership; and to cooperate with the club sponsor in all matters pertaining to the general welfare of the club.

 

Program:  The duty of the Program Committee shall be to arrange for the meetings of the club—business and social—and to designate time and place of the meetings, as provided for in the by-laws.  The duty of the Entertainment Committee shall be to look after the entertainment features of the social meetings of the club—such as decorations, refreshments, and special features of entertainment.

 

Publicity Committee:  The duty of the Publicity Committee shall be to arrange for publicity of any activities or special features of club operations or any of its members in local and state newspapers, on radio, or television. 

 

In addition to these four standing committees, the President may appoint special committees to attend to and report upon any specific matter that it may become necessary for this club to consider.

 

Article VII

Meetings

Regular meetings shall be held at such times and places as shall be designated in the by-laws.  Special meetings may be called by the President after consultation with and the approval of the Executive Committee and the faculty sponsor of the club.

 

The public may be invited to attend any regular or special meeting of this organization if approved by a majority vote at any previous meeting with a quorum present.

 

Article VIII

Services

Besides endeavoring at all times to be of service to the Holly Pond High School and its students by upholding high standards of honesty and good citizenship, this chapter of The National Beta Club shall—after consultation with and upon the approval of the executive head of the high school—undertake some worthwhile service project,

as designated in the by-laws appended herein below.

 

Article IX

Amending the Constitution

The constitution of this organization may be amended by a two-thirds vote of the membership at any meeting where a quorum is present; provided that notice of the proposed amendment has been given at a previous meeting.

 
 

BY-LAWS of the

Holly Pond High School Chapter

of the National Beta Club



Article I

Time and Place of Meetings

The time and place of meetings of this chapter of the National Beta Club shall be decided upon only after consultation with, and upon the approval of, the executive head of Holly Pond High School.

 

Article II

Quorum

A quorum of this organization shall be constituted by a majority of the membership. No action may be taken which is binding upon the membership unless a quorum is present. However, certain matters—such as a discussion of means of taking in new members, the presentation of a program, etc.—may be carried on at a regular or special meeting without a quorum being present.

 

Article III

Standards of Membership

Standards of membership in the Holly Pond High School chapter of the National Beta Club must conform to the general features as laid down in the national constitution. 

 

All National fees are set by the National Beta Club office and may change without notice. 

Any and all fees and dues are non-refundable.

 

The classes from which members may be drawn shall be the 9th through 12th grades.

 

The scholastic requirements for membership in this chapter of the National Beta Club shall be an overall minimum GPA of 87.00 (non-rounded) or above. 

 

Members are required to log at least 6 service hours per semester.  Failure to provide proof of service hours will result in probation and ultimately removal from the club.  Members may be excused or granted time to make-up service hours after presenting their case to the head of the school and the club sponsor.  The final decision will rest with the joint agreement of the head of the school and the club sponsor.  

 

Article IV

Induction of Members

The induction of new members into the membership of this chapter of The National Beta Club shall be one of dignity and appropriate to the ideals of the organization. Any pre-induction initiation activity must be submitted to and approved by the executive head of the Holly Pond High School and its sponsor. It must not be of a nature to cause physical pain or mental embarrassment to the initiate.

 

Article V

Loss of Membership

A member of this chapter of the National Beta Club may be dropped from membership if he/she is absent without a justifiable reason from 50% regular consecutive meetings.

 

A member of this chapter of the National Beta Club may be dropped from membership if his scholastic record falls below the overall GPA of 87.00 (non-rounded).  However, no member may be dropped from membership for scholastic deficiency without being accorded a probationary period of one semester to raise his scholastic record above the minimum required for membership.

 

The executive head of Holly Pond High School may drop a member from membership for moral or disciplinary reasons that are deemed by him/her to be sufficient.  A student so dropped from membership may be reinstated provided he meets the requirements laid down in the constitution and by-laws of this chapter of The National Beta Club.  If a member who has been dropped is later reinstated, he/she will not be required to pay the national certificate fee again.  If and when a member is dropped from membership, a record of this action shall be relayed to the national office of the National Beta Club immediately.

 

Any and all fees and dues are non-refundable. 

 

Article VI

Service Project

As soon as possible in the fall semester of the school year, this chapter of the National Beta Club will undertake a program of service which will be of benefit to the Holly Pond High School. This project shall be decided upon only after consultation with, and upon approval of, the executive head of the high school.

 

Article VII

Local Dues and Assessments

The local dues of this chapter of the National Beta Club shall be $10.00 per year.

Assessments may be made upon the membership to defray the costs of special undertakings.

Any and all fees and dues are non-refundable. 

 

Article VIII

Amending the By-Laws

The by-laws of this chapter of the National Beta Club may be amended by a majority vote of the membership, provided such proposed amendment is placed before the club at a previous meeting.