Student Orgs

Newman Center

Student Organization Name
Newman Center
Type
Religious
Statement Of Purpose/ Mission
Started in the spring of 1999, the Newman Center is a national student organization dedicated to building a deeper understanding of the Catholic faith. This is a place where students of all denominations are welcome to join in faith, sharing and discussing religious issues, both within and beyond the Catholic Church. Activities and campus wide masses and prayer services, involvement in the St. Peter community, and various fellowship and faith sharing events
Constitution
SAMPLE CONSTITUTION OF THE NEWMAN CLUB ARTICLE I: NAME The name of this organization shall be The Newman Club. ARTICLE II: PURPOSE The purpose of the Newman Club shall be to support and encourage the Gustavus Adolphus College Mascot, Gus. ARTICLE III: MEMBERSHIP Section 1: Started in the spring of 1999, the Newman Center is a national student organization dedicated to building a deeper understanding of the Catholic faith. This is a place where students of all denominations are welcome to join in faith, sharing and discussing religious issues, both within and beyond the Catholic Church. Activities and campus wide masses and prayer services, involvement in the St. Peter community, and various fellowship and faith sharing events Section 2: The following categories of membership exist in the Newman Club: - Officers: organize events and accept responsibility for the functioning of the club. - Members: participate in events. Section 3: Members are accepted continually throughout the year whenever they express interest in helping with activities and participating in group events. ARTICLE IV: OFFICERS Section 1: The following officer positions shall exist in the Newman Club: President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. All officers must be full-time students in good standing enrolled at Gustavus Adolphus College. The only position that has additional requirements that must be met is the President. They must have been a member of the organization for at least one year before becoming President. If no qualified parties are interested, this requirement may be waived with the majority agreement of the membership present. Section 2: The duties of each office are described as follows: A. President 1. To organize and preside over meetings 2. To function as a spokesperson for the fan club 3. To facilitate communication between executive board members 4. To work with the advisor and other executive board members to create yearly goals for the organization 5. To facilitate monthly Executive Board meetings B. Vice President 1. To preside over meetings in the absence of the President 2. To exercise all the functions of the office of the President in the absence of the president 3. To assist the President in the organization of club events 4. To serve as Chair of the Gus Alumni Banquet Committee 5. To assist in the development of yearly organizational goals 6. To attend monthly Executive Board meetings C. Secretary 1. To keep a written record of what happened at all Newman Club meetings and Executive Board meetings 2. Be responsible for all correspondence for the Newman Club 3. To keep club members informed of upcoming meetings and events 4. To assist in the development of yearly organization goals 5. To attend monthly Executive Board meetings D. Treasurer 1. To maintain the finances of the Newman Club and keep accurate records of all financial matters 2. To coordinate the sales of the annual Gus Calendar 3. To coordinate other fund raising efforts 4. To assist in the development of yearly organizational goals 5. To attend monthly Executive Board meetings E. Publicist 1. To be responsible for recruitment of new members including coordinating the tables at Student Organization Fairs 2. To promote and publicize all fan club events 3. To coordinate the publication of the annual Gus Calendar 4. To assist in the development of yearly organizational goals 5. To attend monthly Executive Board meetings F. Historian 1. To keep a photographic and written record of the club’s happenings throughout the year 2. To coordinate the photographs to be included in the annual Gus Calendar 3. To assist in the development of yearly organizational goals 4. To attend monthly Executive Board meetings Section 3: Candidates for office must be nominated from the membership of the Newman Club around the end of March or beginning of April. They then must submit a written application to show their commitment to the organization and discuss what they hope to accomplish if they receive an office. This will be distributed to all members of the organization along with the voting date (approximately the mid to end of April). All members present on the day of voting who have attended at least one Newman Club event that semester (outside of meetings) will be eligible to vote. Voting will take place using paper ballots. Candidates will be elected into office if they receive a majority vote. Section 4: The term of office begins at the beginning of June, with the month of May serving as a transition month between old and new officers. The term of office shall last for one calendar year. Any vacancies during the year shall be announced to the membership at the meeting following the vacancy. Nominations shall be taken and voting shall occur at the meeting. If no one is nominated, the President can appoint a member to that position. Section 5: The Newman Club, by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of all members present, may remove on good cause, an executive board member from office. A request for removal from office will be brought to the Fan Club Advisor or President who will then bring the request before the membership at the next scheduled meeting. ARTICLE V: MEETINGS Section 1: Meetings will be held a minimum of once a month during the academic year. The Executive Board will meet at the beginning of each semester to set meeting dates. The Secretary is responsible for informing members of meetings. The President will set the agenda for the meetings with input from all members and Executive Board members. Section 2: Decisions are made by voting- brought to the floor by a motion and a second. A majority shall allow the vote to pass. Section 3: The President or Advisor has the capability of calling special meetings for any matters they feel cannot wait until the next regularly scheduled meeting. Members must be given at least 3 days notice of any special meetings. ARTICLE VI: EXECUTIVE BOARD Section 1: The Executive Board shall be comprised of the President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. Section 2: The executive board shall meet once a month to discuss the planning of club events. At the board’s first meeting of each semester, they shall set the dates for all Fan Club Meetings, as well as develop organizational goals. ARTICLE VII: FINANCES Section 1: Funds of the organization shall be acquired through the Student Senate Financial process. Section 2: Upon dissolution of the Newman Club, any financial assets will be credited to the Gustavus Student Senate. ARTICLE IX: BY-LAWS Section 1: By-laws may be established by club members and reviewed each September. Any member in good standing can propose the by-laws. They will be prepared for voting by the Executive Board members and submitted to members in writing prior to the meeting where voting is to take place. Section 2: All members in good standing are eligible to vote, but must be present at the meeting to do so. A majority vote is needed to allow the by-law to pass. ARTICLE X: AMENDMENTS Section 1: All members of the Newman Club that are in good standing may propose Amendments. The proposed amendments will be reviewed by the Executive Board members and submitted to members in writing at least 2 weeks before voting is to take place. Section 2: All members in good standing are eligible to vote, but must be present at the meeting to do so. A two-thirds (2/3) majority is needed to allow the amendment to pass. Section 3: If amendments are passed they take effect at the end of the meeting during which they are passed. Date of Ratification: 22/02/2013
Affiliations
St. Peter Catholic Church
Application Type
apply
Members
RoleOrganization TitleFull NameE-mail
AdvisorCharles Niederriterchuck@gustavus.edu
PresidentMichelle Hulkemhulke@gustavus.edu
PresidentEmilie Bensonebenson@gustavus.edu
MemberDaniel Baldwindbaldwin@gustavus.edu
TreasurerBrianna Titusbtitus@gustavus.edu
SecretaryEmilie Scottescott@gustavus.edu
Risk ManagerMatthew Glasermglaser@gustavus.edu
MemberJoseph Staggjstagg@gustavus.edu

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