We'll be discussing and voting on these at the meeting this week (Thursday, Hum 101, 9 PM). If you see any glaring omissions or want to start the discussion early, though, feel free to comment.
FREE CULTURE 5C CONSTITUTION
Article I - Name
The name of this organization is "Free Culture 5C".
Article II - Purpose
The purpose of Free Culture 5C is help create a freer, more participatory culture by raising awareness of intellectual property issues and promoting creativity in the Claremont College community.
Article III - Membership
Students, faculty, or staff at any of the Claremont Colleges are welcome to join Free Culture 5C. This organization, including all of its members, will not discriminate against anyone on the basis of race, creed, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, or sexual orientation.
Article IV - Officers
There will be one formal officer, the President. The President's duties include: acting as official organization representative, scheduling meetings, coordinating advertising, and managing the club budget. Should future growth of Free Culture 5C require it, other officers may be added later by amendment. All officers are to be elected during the first meeting of the fall semester for a one-year term.
Article V - Advisor
The Free Culture 5C advisor will support members in fulfilling the purpose of the organization and act as a resource for members. The advisor position is available for a one-year term, which may be renewed. A potential advisor must be a faculty member at the Claremont Colleges and must be approved by a majority vote of organization members.
Article VI - Meetings
Meetings will take place on Thursday evenings while school is in session. Special meetings may be called at other times by the President.
Article VII - Quorum
Four organization members must be present for Free Culture 5C to conduct business.
Article VIII - Successor
In the case that Free Culture 5C fails, the ASPC is entitled to receive its assets.
Article IX - Amendments
Amendments to this constitution may be proposed by any Free Culture 5C member. Notice must be given by emailing the amendment to all members and/or by posting it on the Free Culture 5C website. To be approved, amendments must win a majority vote of organization members.
Article X - Ratification
In order to be ratified, this constitution must win a majority vote of Free Culture 5C members.
FREE CULTURE 5C BYLAWS
There shall be no dues required for membership in this organization.
B. Executive Board
The Executive Board shall consist of all organization officers. Until such time that Free Culture 5C has more than one officer, the Executive Board shall have no special powers beyond those of the President.
Committees may be formed at any time, according to the needs of this organization, by vote of organization members. All committees shall have a coordinator appointed, by vote of committee members. The coordinator shall be in charge of leading the volunteers working on the committee and communicating with the rest of Free Culture 5C.
D. Order of Business
Typical meetings will consist of planning for and status reports on current projects, then discussion of possible future events, and finishing with informal discussion of Free Culture-relevant news.
E. Parliamentary Procedure
Typical meetings will have round-table, relatively informal procedure. All members may contribute to discussion, with the expectation that they be courteous to other members. If discussion becomes tangential, it is the duty of the President to bring the meeting back on topic.
F. Amendment Procedures
Amendments to the bylaws may be proposed by any Free Culture 5C member. Notice must be given by emailing the amendment to all members and/or by posting it on the Free Culture 5C website. To be approved, amendments must win a majority vote of organization members.
G. Other specific policies and procedures