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Constitution and Bylaws

 

CONSTITUTION AND BYLAWS OF THE JEWISH AWARENESS GROUP (J.A.G.)

 

ARTICLE I

Name

The name of this organization shall be the Jewish Awareness Group (AKA J.A.G.). 

ARTICLE II

Object 

Section 1. The object of the group shall be to educate its members, without imposing the Jewish faith upon them; to make the Cape Girardeau community and especially Southeast Missouri State University more aware of religious minorities. 

ARTICLE III 

Members 

Section 1. The Jewish Awareness Group is composed of all people, of any persuasion, who are interested in joining us.  

Section 2. Any interested person who supports the Jewish Awareness Group's objectives shall be eligible for membership in the Jewish Awareness Group. 

Section 3. There shall be no membership fee or dues charged to Jewish Awareness Group members.  

Section 4. Those interested in joining the Jewish Awareness Group should do so by attending Jewish Awareness Group meetings and providing their names, addresses, and telephone numbers.

 ARTICLE IV

 Officers

Section 1. The officers of the Jewish Awareness Group shall be a designated Jewish Awareness Group president, a secretary, and, if the Group receives or disburses funds, a treasurer.These officers shall be known as the Executive Committee.  

Section 2. The officers shall perform the duties described in the parliamentary authority and these bylaws.

Section 3. The officers shall be elected by ballot to serve a term of one semester and until their successors are elected.Their term of office shall begin upon adjournment of the meeting at which they are elected.

Section 4. No person shall hold office if he/she is not a Jewish Awareness Group member, and no member shall hold more than one office at one time.

Section 5. The Executive Committee shall supervise the affairs of the Jewish Awareness Group between its regular meetings, fix the hour and place of the meetings, make recommendations to the Jewish Awareness Group, and perform such other duties as are specified in these bylaws.

Section 6. Concerns about an officer's performance should be brought in writing to the Executive Committee.If the Executive Committee determines by a vote of two members (excluding from voting the officer in question) that there is reason to believe that the complaint is true and serious, the matter shall be brought to the Jewish Awareness Group for a vote.The officer in question can be removed from office by a two-thirds vote of the Jewish Awareness Group present. 

ARTICLE V

  Meetings

Section 1. The Jewish Awareness Group shall meet on approximately a monthly basis.

Section 2. The date, time, and location of the next regular meeting shall be announced at the end of the preceding meeting.

Section 3. A special meeting may be held upon the call of the Jewish Awareness Group leader or on the written request of any five members of the Jewish Awareness Group.Except in emergency cases, no less than five working days' notice shall be provided to Jewish Awareness Group members of such meetings.The purpose of the meeting shall be set forth in the notice.

Section 4. No notice shall be required for a regular meeting except the annual meeting, which shall require notice of at least ten days.Notice of a special meeting shall be given at least five working days in advance.

Section 5. Fifty percent (50%) of the membership shall constitute a quorum. 

ARTICLE VI

  Parliamentary Authority

  The Rules contained in the Modern Edition of Robert's Rules of Order, revised by Darwin Patnode, Ph.D., shall govern the Jewish Awareness Group in all cases where they are not inconsistent with these bylaws and any special rules of order the Jewish Awareness Group may adopt. 

ARTICLE VII

  Amendment

These bylaws may be amended at any regular or special meeting of the Jewish Awareness Group by a two-thirds vote of those present, provided that previous written notice of the amendment was given to all members at least eight days in advance.

 

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