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Jewish Awareness Group
Constitution and Bylaws
AND BYLAWS OF THE JEWISH AWARENESS GROUP (J.A.G.)
name of this organization shall be the Jewish Awareness Group (AKA “J.A.G.”).
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
The Jewish Awareness Group is composed of all people, of any persuasion, who
are interested in joining us.
2. Any interested person who supports the Jewish Awareness Group's
objectives shall be eligible for membership in the Jewish Awareness Group.
3. There shall be no membership fee or dues charged to Jewish
Awareness Group members.
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.
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
The officers shall perform the duties described in the parliamentary
authority and these bylaws.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Section 1. The Jewish Awareness Group shall meet on approximately a monthly basis.
2. The date, time, and location of the next regular meeting shall be
announced at the end of the preceding meeting.
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.
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.
5. Fifty percent (50%) of the membership shall constitute a quorum.
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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