Accounting Club Constitution
Article I: Name
We shall be known as the Accounting and Finance Club
Article II: Objectives
- Provide college students the opportunity to gain knowledge and insight into accounting and business relations, with emphasis placed on accounting
- Promote the exchange of the experience of Accounting and Finance Club members and outside professionals
- Encourage the growth and continuation into our respective careers of the knowledge, comradeship, respect and mutual confidence in the several aspects of the accounting and finance fields, as gained from outside affiliations and the fellow members of the club.
Article III: Membership
Any matriculated St. John’s University (SJU) or College of St. Benedict (CSB) student may join our organization. There is one class membership open equally to all students, whether in the undergraduate program or the graduate program.
Article IV: Executive Committee
The control and management of the club shall be vested in the Executive Committee, and shall be made up of the officers of the Association.
There will be eight officers, whose overall qualifications will be decided upon by the club. The general duties of the officers are as follows:
The President(s) shall facilitate all meetings of the club and shall be the official representative of the club. The President(s), with the approval of the Executive Committee, shall call regular and special meetings of the club. They shall delegate equitably the duties of arranging speakers and tours, advertising and promotion on the campuses, recruitment of members, and making necessary preparations of Career Day at St. Cloud University. These duties shall be shared equally by all members on the Executive Committee.
Vice President(s) of Publication/Public Relations:
The Vice President in charge of Publications/Public Relations shall be responsible for the Accounting and Finance Club’s monthly newsletter. The person(s) shall be responsible for the Accounting and Finance Club’s bulletin boards at CSB and SJU. He/She is also responsible for coordinating planned activities.
Vice Presidents(s) of Membership and Recruiting:
The Vice President(s) of Membership and Recruiting shall be responsible for recruiting members, collecting dues from them, and collecting dues from current members who like to receive the benefits of the Accounting and Finance Club for the upcoming year.
The Secretary/Treasurer shall be responsible for keeping records of all the receipts and expenditures of the club. He/she shall be responsible for the monthly audits and any special audits, which will be reported to either or both Senate Club Auditor. He/she also shall keep all official minutes of the business meetings of the club and notify members of the regular and special meetings.
Social and Service Chair/Coordinator(s):
The Social and Service Chair shall be responsible for offering and coordinating social and service activities for club members. The coordinator shall be responsible for helping the board plan the activities of the club. He/she is accountable for setting up the meeting place, the equipment/materials needed for the meeting and purchasing any additional items for the meeting. Also, he/she is responsible for writing the thank you letters to anybody who the club invites on campus as their guests.
Article V: Elections
Elections shall be held annually at a time designated by the Executive Committee. All new club officers must be elected by December of each year and submitted to the Joint Board Club. The President shall fill, by appointment, any vacancies that occur on the Executive Committee. An officer may be removed from his/her position by a 2/3 vote of the club members.
Article VI: Staff/Faculty Advisor
A staff or faculty advisor shall be chosen by the club membership to offer guidance and assistance to the club and to oversee the club’s compliance with all related policies of the Joint Club’s Board and the University. This advisor shall be from St. John’s University or the College of St. Benedict.
Article VII: Club Fair
The Accounting and Finance Club shall be responsible for setting up an informational booth at the club fair/Involvement on the Mall during fall and spring semester.
Article VIII: Finance
Annual dues shall become payable on the second meeting date of the new school year. Dues are to be determined by the Executive Committee at the beginning of the academic year and are not to be prorated over the year.
Article IX: Amendments
The Constitution of the club may be amended by a 2/3 vote of the members of at an official meeting. The Secretary shall mail notices of an official meeting to all members at least two weeks prior to a meeting called to amend the Constitution.
The Accounting and Finance Club admits students without regard to their race, religion, color, sex, age, sexual orientation or national or ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and other activities, generally accorded or made available to members of the organization.
The Accounting and Finance Club considers hazing to be a degrading and destructive activity which is inconsistent with the standards of this student organization. The Accounting and Finance Club recognizes the dignity of every person and opposes all forms of hazing.
Article XII: Honorarium Policy
The Accounting and Finance Club does not distribute Honorariums.