Student Orgs

Pre-Vet Club

Student Organization Name
Pre-Vet Club
Type
Academic / Honorary
Statement Of Purpose/ Mission
The mission of the Pre-vet club is to inform potential pre-veterinary students about the academic and experience requirements for veterinary school, and provide an opportunity to explore the field through exposure to veterinary schools, vet students, and veterinarians. It is also a way to meet students with similar interests and have initial contact with the pre-vet advisor. Furthermore, the organization hopes to provide connections to area vet clinics and other animal-related businesses for possible internships, shadowing experiences, and career explorations. To help the campus as a whole to be more aware of issues pertaining to animals.
Constitution
ARTICLE I: NAME The name of this organization shall be The Pre-Vet Club ARTICLE II: PURPOSE The purpose of the Pre-Vet Club is to inform potential pre-veterinary students about the academic and experience requirements for veterinary school, and provide an opportunity to explore the field through exposure to veterinary schools, vet students, and veterinarians. It is also a way to meet students with similar interests and have initial contact with the pre-vet advisor. Furthermore, the organization hopes to provide connections to area vet clinics and other animal-related businesses for possible internships, shadowing experiences, and career explorations. ARTICLE III: MEMBERSHIP Section 1: Membership in this organization is open to all students especially who are interested in pursuing a career in animal health or some field with an animal emphasis. Section 2: Members are accepted continually throughout the year as long as they attend 3 of the monthly meetings during a semester. ARTICLE IV: OFFICERS Section 1: The following officer positions shall exist in the Pre-Vet 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 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 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 assist in the development of yearly organizational goals C. Secretary 1. To keep a written record of what happened at the Pre-Vet Club meetings 2. Be responsible for all correspondence for the Pre-Vet Club 3. To keep club members informed of upcoming meetings and events 4. To assist in the development of yearly organization goals D. Treasurer 1. To maintain the finances of the Pre-Vet Club and keep accurate records of all financial matters 2. To coordinate other fund raising efforts 3. To assist in the development of yearly organizational goals Section 3: Candidates for office must be nominated from the membership of the Pre-Vet Club around the end of spring semester. They then must give a short speech on why they should obtain this office and any improvements they might facilitate at a monthly meeting before all the membership present before actual voting. All members present on the day of voting who have attended at least three Pre-Vet Club meetings that semester 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 Pre-Vet 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 Pre-Vet 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 Pre-Vet Club Meetings, as well as develop organizational goals. ARTICLE VIII: FINANCES Section 1: Funds of the organization shall be obtained primarily through funding from Gustavus Student Senate. Section 2: Upon dissolution of the Pre-Vet 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 Pre-Vet 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: 9/20/2013
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Members
RoleOrganization TitleFull NameE-mail
AdvisorJon Grinnellgrinnell@gustavus.edu
PresidentMJ Sunmsun@gustavus.edu
Vice PresidentShiloh Landskovslandsko@gustavus.edu
TreasurerJosie Steinmetzjsteinme@gustavus.edu
MemberDan Kramerdkramer2@gustavus.edu
SecretaryAmber Barthabarth@gustavus.edu
MemberJoshua Sonnenburgjsonnenb@gustavus.edu
MemberNolan Westernwester@gustavus.edu
Risk ManagerMJ Sunmsun@gustavus.edu

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