Club Constitution

OF THE CAMPUS ROTARACT CLUB OF DAVIS

ARTICLE I – Name

The name of this organization shall be the Campus Rotaract Club of Davis. Henceforth in this document, it shall be referred to as “this club” and “the club”.

ARTICLE II – Purpose and Goals

The purpose of Rotaract is to provide an opportunity for young men and women to enhance the knowledge and skills that will assist them in personal development, to address the physical and social needs of their communities, and to promote better relations between all people worldwide through a framework of friendship and service.

The goals of Rotaract are:

  1. To do service for humanity, both locally and abroad;
  2. To develop professional and leadership skills;
  3. To emphasize respect for the rights of others, and to promote ethical standards and the dignity of all useful occupations;
  4. To provide opportunities for young people to address the needs and concerns of the community and our world;
  5. To provide opportunities for working in cooperation with sponsoring Rotary clubs;
  6. To motivate young people for eventual membership in Rotary.

ARTICLE III – Sponsorship

1     The sponsor of this Rotaract club is the Rotary Club of Davis Sunrise, which shall provide guidance and have supportive responsibility for this Rotaract club. This Rotaract club shall make efforts to work with the sponsoring Rotary club through joint committees and projects.

2    Rotarians of the sponsoring Rotary club are welcome to attend all general meetings and board meetings.

3    The basis of organization shall be young men and women residing, employed, or studying anywhere in the city of Davis. This organization will primarily be comprised of students at the University of California-­‐Davis. This club is not a part of, and neither this club nor its members have any rights or privileges with respect to, the sponsoring Rotary club.

4    This club is a non-­‐political, non-­‐sectarian organization.

5    In the event that the sponsoring Rotary club is terminated, the governor of the Rotary district will seek to install another sponsoring Rotary club; if one cannot be found within 180 days, the Rotaract club will be terminated.

ARTICLE IV – Membership

  1.  The membership of this club shall consist of men and women of good character between the ages of 18 and 30.
  2. All students currently enrolled at the University of California-­‐Davis are eligible for membership of this club. Individuals who are not enrolled at the University of California-­‐Davis may participate in club functions, but may not hold office or vote in any club decisions.
  3.  To gain full membership status, each prospective member must: 1) have attended one general meeting; 2) have paid the club dues, as determined by the Board of Directors at the beginning of each Rotary year; 3) attended one club event, outside of general meetings.
  4.  Members that have gained full membership status will be known as Rotaractors from here forth. Rotaractors are eligible to hold office, and are entitled to a Rotaract pin as an award for their achievement.
  5.  Rotaractors are eligible for scholarships and awards that are to be determined by the Board of Directors.
  6.  All Rotary Foundation scholars, who are within the age guidelines adopted by the board for the Rotaract program, shall be eligible for guest Rotaract club membership during the period of their study in another country.
  7.  Membership to the club shall automatically terminate (a) upon failure to meet attendance requirements unless excused by the board of directors of this club for good and sufficient reason or (b) by termination of the club or (c) by termination by the board of directors (d) on 30 June of the Rotaract year in which the member becomes 30 years old.
  8.  Membership to the club may be terminated (a) upon failure to continue to meet the qualifications for membership, or (b) for cause, as determined by this club by vote of not less than 2/3 of all the members in good standing, or (c) in the instance of inacceptable behavior, by a two-­‐thirds (2/3rds) majority vote from the board of directors.

ARTICLE V – Meetings

  1. This club shall hold weekly meetings at a time and location as determined by the board of directors, and announced at least 48 hours prior to the meeting.
  2.  The board of directors shall meet as provided in the by-­‐laws.
  3.  Meetings are opened to members of the public and all students enrolled at the University of California-­‐Davis.
  4.  The board of directors reserves the right to ask disruptive individuals to leave any of the meetings.
  5.  Meetings of the club and of the board of directors may be cancelled during holiday or vacation periods at the discretion of the board of directors. The board may cancel a regular meeting if it falls on a legal or university-­‐sanctioned holiday, in case of the death of a club member, an epidemic, a disaster affecting the whole community, finals week, or an armed conflict in the community that endangers the lives of the club members. The board may cancel not more than four regular meetings in a year for causes not otherwise specified herein provided that this club does not fail to meet for more than three consecutive meetings.
  6.  General meetings for this club are in recess during both Summer Session I and Summer Session II. The last meeting before the summer recess shall occur during the week prior to finals week during spring quarter, and shall resume no later than the third week of instruction of fall quarter.
  7.  Minutes of the meetings of the club and board of directors shall be provided to the President of the sponsoring Rotary club, or any member of the sponsoring Rotary club appointed by the President, within two weeks after each meeting is held.

ARTICLE VI – Officers & Directors

  1. The officers of this club shall be a president, a vice president, up to two (2) directors of service, up to two (2) directors of professional development, up to two (2) directors of finance, up to two (2) directors of membership, up to two (2) directors of publicity, and up to two (2) historians, all of whose duties and responsibilities are outlined in the by-­‐laws.
  2.  The governing body of this club shall be a board of directors composed of the president, vice president, directors of service, directors of professional development, directors of finance, directors of membership, directors of publicity, and historians. The immediate past-­‐president and club advisors shall serve as ex-­‐officio members of the board of directors. These ex-­‐officio members have NO VOTING privileges. All decisions, policies, and actions of the board and of the club shall be subject to the provisions of this constitution and policy established by Rotary International and its members.
  3.  This club is also subject to the same regulations and policies established by the appropriate authorities for all student organizations and extracurricular activities of the University of California-­‐ Davis.
  4.  The board of directors shall have general control over all officers and committees and may, for good cause, declare any office vacant or dissolve any committee. The declaration of vacancies and dissolved committees must be discussed and voted upon during official board meetings. Office vacancy declarations must be brought up under New Business one board meeting prior to the board meeting they can be voted upon and declared. During board vacancy discussions, each voting member of the board of directors will be given exactly one (1) vote.
  5. Elections of officers and directors shall be held annually prior to the first (1st) of May, except for during the Rotary year of 2008-­‐2009 during which this Constitution is being initially passed, by methods as described in the by-­‐laws.

The term of office of all officers and directors shall be the same as the Rotary year and begin on July 1st of each year and end on the end of June 30th of each year.

  •  All incoming Rotaract club officers and directors shall receive training from the immediate-­‐past board of directors, as guided under the leadership of the immediate-­‐past president. Further training may also be provided by appointed club advisors or Rotaract District Council*. Should no District Council exist during the time, the newly elected Board of Directors may collectively decide whom and where as to receive training from.

ARTICLE VII – Activities and Projects

  1. Within the limits prescribed in Section 1 of Article III, this club shall be responsible for planning, organizing, financing, and conducting its own activities and shall itself supply money, manpower, and creative imagination necessary thereto, except in the case of joint projects or activities undertaken in cooperation with other organizations, such responsibility shall be shared with such other organization(s).
  2.  This club shall undertake among its activities at least two major service projects annually, one to serve the community and the other to promote international understanding, and each shall involve all or most of the members of the club.
  3.  This club shall provide for a professional development program for its members.
  4.  It is the responsibility of the club to raise the funds necessary to carry out its program. It shall not solicit or accept more than occasional or incidental financial assistance from the sponsoring Rotary club, nor shall it make general solicitation from Rotary clubs other than its sponsoring Rotary club or from other Rotaract clubs; nor shall it solicit financial assistance from individuals, businesses, or organizations in the community without offering something of value in return. All funds raised for service projects must be expended for that purpose.

ARTICLE VIII – Committees

  1. There shall be provided in the by-­‐laws of this club the following standing committees; club service, international service, community service, professional development, finance, and such other standing committees as may be deemed necessary or convenient for the administration of the club.
  2.  The president, with the approval of the board, may appoint such special committees as he/she may deem necessary, citing their duties at the time of appointment. All such special committees shall lapse upon the completion of their duties, upon discharge by the appointing president, or with the end of his/her term of office, whichever occurs first.

ARTICLE IX – Fees

  1. Each sponsoring Rotary club upon organization of a new Rotaract club shall be required to pay an RI Rotaract organization fee equivalent to US$50 with the “Rotaract Club Organization List.
  2.  Any fees, dues, or assessments on the membership of the club shall be nominal and shall only be for the purpose of meeting the costs of the club. Funds for activities and projects undertaken by the club shall be raised apart from such fees, dues, or assessments and shall be placed into a separate account. A thorough audit by the Director(s) of Finance shall be made once each year of all the club’s financial transactions.

ARTICLE X – Acceptance of Constitution and By-­‐Laws

Every member of the club, by acceptance of membership as defined by Article IV, Section 1 through 7, thereby accepts the principles of Rotaract as expressed in its purpose and goals and agrees to comply with the constitution and by-­‐laws of this club, and on these conditions alone is entitled to the privileges of the club. No member shall be absolved from the observance of the constitution and by-­‐laws on the plea that a copy of them has not been received.

ARTICLE XI – By-­‐laws & Constitutional Amendments

The club by-­‐laws shall dictate the administration and operations of this club. These by-­‐laws may be amended by a two-­‐thirds (2/3rds) majority vote from the Board of Directors. This club constitution may be amended only by a two-­‐thirds (2/3rds) majority vote from all present dues-­‐paid members in good standing during a general meeting one (1) full week after the time the amendment is proposed to the club. All constitutional amendments must be proposed to the board of directors and approved by the board of directors prior to being proposed to the club. All amendments made must be publicly announced at a general meeting and by email at least one (1) full week prior to being voted on.

ARTICLE XII – Rotaract Emblem

  1. The Rotaract emblem shall be preserved for the exclusive use and benefit of Rotaract club members. Each member of this club shall be entitled to wear or otherwise display the Rotaract emblem in a dignified and appropriate manner during the period of membership. Such entitlement shall be relinquished upon termination of membership or termination of this club.
  2. When displayed by individual club members, the emblem may be used without further

information. When the emblem is used to represent this club, the name of this club shall be displayed with the emblem.

ARTICLE XIII – Duration

This club shall exist so long as it continues to function in accordance with the provisions of this constitution and policy relating to Rotaract established by Rotary International, or until it is terminated (a) by this club upon it own determination and action, (b) by the sponsoring Rotary club upon withdrawal of its sponsorship, after consultation with the district governor and district Rotaract representative, or (c) by Rotary International for failure to function in accordance with this constitution or for other cause.

Upon termination of this club, all rights and privileges relating to the Rotaract name and emblem shall be relinquished by the club and by its members individually and collectively. The Rotaract club shall relinquish all financial assets to the sponsoring Rotary club.

ARTICLE XIV – Elections

  1. Elections for the offices of president, vice-­‐president, director of service, director of finance, director of professional development, director of membership, director of publicity, and historian shall be held annually prior to the 1st of May. In the event that any office has not been filled by the 1st of May deadline, the incumbent Board of Directors may by majority vote open up elections again by announcing during a general meeting, and at least six (6) days prior to the elections meeting, that elections shall take place. The elections meeting must take place during a board of directors meeting, or during a special elections meeting called by the president and unanimously agreed upon by the board of directors. A Rotaract club year is the same as a Rotary club year. Those elected shall take office on 1st of July.
  2.  The election of the President and Vice President shall be conducted by the incumbent voting members of the board of directors during a Board of Directors meeting or a special elections meeting announced at least one week in advance from a general meeting. Each member of the Board of Directors is endowed one vote for a candidate for president and one vote for a candidate for vice-­‐president. The vote of the member of the Board of Directors vote shall be given to the candidate that scores the highest on the Grading Rubric they submit for each respective office.
  3.  Grading Rubric. Each member of the Board of Directors shall be given one Grading Rubric for each nominee that is running for President and one for each nominee that is running for Vice-­‐President. This grading rubric shall have categories of different points, with the following categories: 1. Integrity & Accountability, 2. Participation, 3. Teamwork, 4. Organization, 5. Listening & Communication, 6. Initiative, 7. Problem Solving, equal to 60% of the total value of the rubric, with each category valued from zero (0) points to ten (10) points. The other forty (40%) of the total rubric value will come from at least four (4) categories that the incumbent board of directors decides upon during any board meeting. These categories that the incumbent board of directors choose must be approved by a majority vote from the board of directors. In the event of a tie, the two (2) candidates with the highest number of votes from the board of directors will present their electoral speech in front of the general body during a general meeting, during which all bona fide members are endowed one vote each. Bona fide members must be present in order to vote; absentee votes shall not be accepted.
  4.  The elections for president shall be conducted prior to the election for vice-­‐president. Candidates for president and for vice-­‐president must come from the incumbent board of directors, and may be nominated for both the position of president and vice-­‐president. Should the candidate win the position of president, their nomination for vice-­‐president will automatically be withdrawn.
  5. If the office of president and vice-­‐president are unfilled, nominations for president and vice president may be opened by any member of the board of directors meeting during any board of directors meeting. Nominations for the president and vice-­‐president for the following Rotary year may not be opened any earlier than January 1st of the Rotary year prior to the Rotary year during which the president-­‐electand vice-­‐president elect would serve in their respective office. One week after the board of directors meeting during which nominations are opened, three (3) members of the incumbent board of directors shall be selected by the incumbent board of directors to serve as elections officers for the election of the president and the vice president. These elections officers shall be the ones handling all election documents and votes, including absentee ballots. Any absentee ballots shall be sent to the elections officers via email prior to the board of directors meeting during which the elections for the position begins. The elections officers are required to announce the winners of each office. These elections officers exist to receive and count the ballots, as well as to announce the winners. These elections officers do not have any special voting or authority to change the election codes or how the elections are run.
  6.  All positions, except for president and vice-­‐president, shall have their offices filled through an application and interview process, which adheres to both the club constitution and club bylaws, as determined by the board of directors but conducted by the President-­‐elect and the Vice-­‐President-­‐elect. The positions available to be filled through an application and interview are: Director of Service, Director of Professional Development, Director of Finance, Director of Membership, Director of Publicity, and Historian.
  7.  The President –elect and the Vice-­‐President – elect shall conduct the elections for all positions, except for president and vice-­‐president. The incumbent Board of Directors shall confirm the selections of the president – elect and vice-­‐president-­‐ elect during a board of directors meeting where it will be closed to the public. Each member of the incumbent of the board of directors is allowed one vote for one candidate team of each position. In the case that an incumbent of the board of directors is reapplying for a position in the upcoming year, he/she must leave the room while election discussion is in progress. A majority vote (more than 50% of quorum) is necessary in order to confirm each candidate team.

ARTICLE XV – Bank Account & Agency Account

  1. In the case of the club’s bank account located at Wells Fargo, access to the account shall be limited to the President, Vice-­‐President, and the Director(s) of Finance. While access to the bank account is granted to those four (4) offices, only the Director(s) of Finance shall be allowed to make any purchases on behalf of the club. This includes all checks, money transfers, withdrawals, electric wires, and debit charges.
  2.  The authorized signers for the Agency Account provided by the Student Programs and Activities Center (SPAC) shall be the President and one (1) of the Director(s) of Finance. The Director of Finance that is chosen to be authorized for the SPAC Agency Account shall be decided by a majority vote from the Board of Directors during a Board Meeting. Both the President and the Director of Finance that are authorized for the SPAC Agency Account are authorized by the Board of Directors to make financial transactions on behalf of the club, whenever approved or instructed by the Board of Directors.
  3.  All authorized signers for both the club’s Bank Account and the club’s Agency Account shall agree, by written agreement, that all transactions and accesses to either the Bank Account or the Agency Account shall only be for purposes approved by the Board of Directors only. Authorized signers are liable and responsible for any transactions that are made to the account under their name. The club reserves the right to legally pursue to the fullest extent of the law any abuse of either the bank account or the agency account. Any and all transactions made that are not pre-­‐approved by the Board of Directors must be addressed at a Board of Directors meeting, where the Board of Directors shall consider the case and decide a course of action. The Board of Directors is endowed the power, under such situations, to call for an impeachment trial.

CLUB BY-­‐LAWS

OF THE CAMPUS ROTARACT CLUB OF DAVIS

ARTICLE I – Duties & Powers of Officers

  1. The following are duties of all officers.
  2.  To be actively involved with the Service Committee.
  3. To provide assistance to fellow officers and members.
  4. To attend Board Meetings and General Meetings.
  5. To maintain their respective committees by planning and chairing committee meetings
  6.  To provide weekly updates to the Board regarding the status of their Committee, past

projects, ongoing projects, and future projects.

  • To promote awareness of Rotaract and the Club
  • To follow the aforementioned duties of their respective position.
  • President. The President shall preside at all regular and special meetings of the club and the board of directors. She/He shall, with the approval of the board, appoint all standing and special committees and, in the event of a vacancy in the board of directors, shall, with the approval of the board, fill such vacancy by appointment until the next regular election of the club. She/He shall be an ex officio member of all committees. She/He shall maintain communication with the sponsor club and the district Rotaract representative to ensure they are continually informed of all actions taken by the club.

a.Duties

i. Preside over all regular and special meetings of the club and the board of directors.

ii. Oversee club functions and operations.

iii. Actively promote Rotaract and this club through legal methods that reflect the Rotary spirit of goodwill and friendship.

iv. Set future visions and goals for the club, and oversee that they are carried out and met.

v. Maintain strong relations with the sponsoring Rotary club(s), and to establish new relationships with Rotary clubs abroad, and to maintain existing relationships.

b. Powers

i. Call any special meetings of the club and the board of directors.

ii. With approval of the board of directors, appoint all standing and special committees and, in the event of a vacancy in the board of directors, shall, with the approval of the board, fill such vacancy by appointment until a special election or the next regular election is conducted.

iii. Appoint, with the approval of board of directors, person(s) to serve in the position of club advisor.

iv. Create and assign tasks and assignments to the Vice President.

v. Create and assign tasks and assignments to any Director.

  • Vice-­‐President. The Vice-­‐President shall succeed to the office of president in the event or removal of the latter for whatever cause, and, in the absence of the president, shall preside at all meetings of the club and of the board.

a. Duties

i.  In the absence of the President, preside over all regular and special meetings of the club and the board of directors.

ii. Assist the President in overseeing club functions and operations.

iii. Actively promote Rotaract and this club through legal methods that reflect the Rotary spirit of goodwill and friendship.

iv. To help the President in setting future visions and goals for the club, and oversee that they are carried out and met.

v. Maintain strong relations with the sponsoring Rotary club(s), and to establish new relationships with Rotary clubs abroad, and to maintain existing relationships.

       b. Powers

i. Call meetings of the club and the board of directors during the absence of the President.

ii. Create and assign tasks and assignments to any Director.

  • Director of Service. The Director(s) of Service, up to two (2) person, shall be responsible for organizing and overseeing the service events and activities of the club, both in the local field and the international field.

         a. Duties

i. To organize service events.

ii. To hold Service Committee meetings.

iii. To actively seek out service events at all times.

iv. To act as the primary liason or point person between the Club and outside service organizations and partners.

v. To coordinate district service projects and the district international project with Rotaract district leadership.

vi. To maintain service hours of all Rotaractors, and to report them to Membership. To maintain strong relationships with local service organizations.

vii. To deliver regular updates to the President and Vice President.

viii.To perform any other duties directed by the President or Vice President.

ix. To assume the duties and responsibilities of the President during the absence of both the President and the Vice President.

          b. Powers

vi. Create service projects and events for the club.

vii. Commit to service projects on behalf of the club.

viii. Correspond on behalf of the club to external organizations and entities.

  • Director of Finance. The Director(s) of Finance, up to two (2) persons, shall be responsible for overseeing the financial transactions of the club, and for raising club funds so that they are sufficient enough to provide for the club operations.

           a. Duties

i. To maintain a record of the Club’s financial transactions. To organize fundraising events for the Club.

ii. To hold Finance Committee meetings.

iii. To oversee and safeguard all monetary transactions made to and from the Club.

iv. To collect membership dues and applications, and maintain a record of paid members.

v. To conduct business and maintain our agency account with the Student Programs and Activities Center (SPAC) Business Office.

vi. To ensure that the Club budget is balanced.

To actively seek out grants, sponsorships, and donations for events.

vii. To deliver regular updates to the President and Vice President.

viii. To perform any other duties directed by the President or Vice President.

ix. To assume the duties of the President during the absence of the President, the Vice President, and the Director(s) of Service.

        b. Powers

i. Create fundraiser projects and events for the club.

ii. Commit to fundraising projects on behalf of the club.

iii. Correspond on behalf of the club to external organizations and entities.

iv. Oversee the bank account and agency account.

v. Collect monies on behalf of the club, for the club only.

vi. Approve reimbursements.

  • Director of Professional Development. The Director(s) of Professional Development, up to two (2) persons, shall be responsible for overseeing the development of the professional skills of club members through guest speakers, workshops, committees, and projects.

         a. Duties

i. To maintain a strong relationship with the Sunrise Rotary Club.

ii. To organize professional development events.

iii. To hold Professional Development Committee meetings.

iv. To actively seek out professional development opportunities.

To regularly survey and assess the professional development desires and needs of the Club. To maintain and actively grow a database of professional contacts for the Club.

v. To maintain professional development hours of all Rotaractors, and to report them to Membership.

vi. To deliver regular updates to the President and Vice President.

vii. To perform any other duties directed by the President or Vice President.

        b. Powers

i. Create professional development projects and events for the club.

ii. Commit to professional development projects on behalf of the club.

iii. Correspond on behalf of the club to external organizations and entities.

iv. Correspond with Rotary on behalf of the club, for the purpose of professional development.

  • Director of Membership. The Director(s) of Membership, up to two (2) persons, shall be

responsible for the recruitment of new members to the club and for the retention of current members through fellowships & socials, member incentive program(s), and projects.

       a. Duties

i. To organize fellowships for club members.

ii. To hold Membership Committee meetings.

iii. To maintain a database of Rotaractors in the club, their membership level, contact information, fellowship hours, service hours, and professional development hours.

iv. To communicate with other Rotaract clubs to organize joint fellowships.

v. To actively seek out opportunities for member recruitment and member retention.

vi. To maintain fellowship hours of all Rotaractors.

vii. To deliver regular updates to the President and Vice President.

viii. To perform any other duties directed by the President or Vice President.

          b. Powers

i. Create fellowship projects or socials for the club.

ii. Commit to fellowship-­‐related projects on behalf of the club.

iii. Correspond on behalf of the club to external organizations and entities.

  • Director of Publicity. The Director(s) of Publicity, up to two (2) persons, shall be responsible for the publicity of the club and club-­‐sponsored events through flyering, tabling, social media, word of mouth, and other legal means of advertising.

a. Duties

i. To publicize all ongoing and future club events.

ii. To hold Publicity Committee meetings.

iii. To create and send out a weekly newsletter to club members of events and ways to get involved with the Club.

              iv. To actively promote Rotaract and seek out new ways to promote the Club.

v. To create publicity materials for club events.

vi. To maintain the Club’s Facebook group page, as well as create and maintain Facebook event pages for the Club.To create and send out press releases as directed by the President or Vice President.

vii. To reserve tables and spaces for tabling events.

viii. To deliver regular updates to the President and Vice President.

ix. To perform any other duties directed by the President or Vice President.

       b. Powers

i. Create publicity projects and events for the club.

ii. Commit to publicity projects on behalf of the club.

iii. Correspond on behalf of the club to external organizations and entities.

iv. Release press releases on behalf of the club.

v. Create, maintain, and administrate listservs and newsletters on behalf of the club.

vi. Reserve tables and other publicity locations on behalf of the club.

vii. To appoint a member of the club to the position of webmaster for the purpose of   assisting the director of publicity in maintaining the website.

  • Historian. The Historian(s), up to two (2) persons, shall be responsible for the documentation of all club activities and events, and maintaining a record of the club’s history.

          a. Duties

i. To take visual records—in the form of photographs or videos—of club events.

ii. To hold History Committee meetings.

iii. To maintain an online gallery of photographs or videos of club events.

iv. To create and maintain a scrapbook of club events for the Rotary year.

v. To create slideshows of club events to show to members.

vi. To collect club documents to preserve them for future records.

vii. To document club events and the club history.

viii. To document winners of awards.

ix. To deliver regular updates to the President and Vice President.

x. To perform any other duties directed by the President or Vice President.

xi. To record the minutes of each General Meeting and Board Meeting, and to publish these minutes to the Club.

xii. To maintain the website

        b. Powers

i. Create club history projects and events for the club.

ii. Document club events and activities through any means necessary and reasonable.

iii. Create and maintain a club scrapbook.

iv. Create and release club slideshows and videos.

v. Create and release awards for club members.

ARTICLE III – Meetings

  1. Meetings of the club shall be not less than twice a month, and meetings of the board not less than once a month, at a time and place suited to the convenience of the membership.
  2.  A majority of the members in good standing shall constitute a quorum at any regular or special meeting of the club. Any four members of the board, one of whom must be the president or vice-­‐ president, shall constitute a quorum at any meeting of the board.

ARTICLE IV – Fees and Dues

  1. Annual membership dues shall be decided by the board of directors before September of each year, and shall be for the entirety of the Rotary year (July to July).
  2. All fees and dues must be paid before a member will be considered in good standing.

ARTICLE V – Committees

The president, with the approval of the board of directors, shall appoint the following standing committees:

1           Club service. This committee shall be responsible for attendance, membership, programs, fellowship, public relations, and such other matters as may be deemed appropriate.

2           International service. This committee shall be charged with primary responsibility for enhancing knowledge and understanding of worldwide needs, problems, and opportunities and developing activities to give service for promoting international understanding and goodwill toward all people.

3           Community service. This committee shall have responsibility for enhancing knowledge and understanding of community needs, problems and opportunities, and for formulating and developing appropriate activities for serving the community (including the university community).

4           Professional development. This committee shall be responsible for developing a program designed to provide information about a wide cross-­‐section of businesses and professions and to stimulate awareness and acceptance of high ethical standards in business and professional life.

5           Finance. This committee shall devise ways and means of financing any and all club activities requiring funds, in cooperation with the appropriate committee.

The international service and community service committees shall each have the duty of initiating and planning one major activity in its field each year which shall involve all or most of the club membership.

ARTICLE VI – Amendments

1           These by-­‐laws may be amended through the method as described in the club constitution.

2           Nothing in these by-­‐laws shall contravene any provision of this club’s constitution.