Student Orgs

Gustavus Outdoor Enthusiasts

Student Organization Name
Gustavus Outdoor Enthusiasts
Type
Sports and Recreation
Statement Of Purpose/ Mission
The Gustavus Outdoor Enthusiasts is an organization that seeks to provide opportunities for outdoor recreational activities to the Gustavus student community
Constitution
CONSTITUTION OF THE GUSTAVUS OUITDOOR ENTHUSIASTS ARTICLE I: NAME The name of this organization shall be Gustavus Outdoor Enthusiasts (GOE). ARTICLE II: PURPOSE The Gustavus Outdoor Enthusiasts is an organization that seeks to provide opportunities for outdoor recreational activities, such as hiking, rock climbing, canoeing and camping, to the Gustavus student community ARTICLE III: MEMBERSHIP Section 1: Membership in this organization is open to all students who enjoy spending time outdoors and wish to participate in outdoor activities with other Gustavus students, faculty and staff. Section 2: The following categories of membership exist in the Gustavus Outdoor Enthusiasts: Board Members (those elected onto the Executive Board) Members (those who have attended at least one GOE event) All categories of membership receive equal treatment except that board members have and may give permission to initiate and advertise events sponsored by GOE. Section 3: Members are accepted continually throughout the year as long as they attend at least one Gustavus Outdoor Enthusiasts event or meeting. ARTICLE IV: OFFICERS Section 1: The following officer positions shall exist in the Gustavus Outdoor Enthusiats: two co-presidents, treasurer, risk manager, and two board members. All officers must be full-time students in good standing enrolled at Gustavus Adolphus College. The only positions that have additional requirements that must be met are the co-presidents. 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. The two co-presidents, treasurer, risk manager, and two board members make up the six positions on the Executive Board. Section 2: The duties of each office are described as follows: A. Co-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 work with other board members to plan and organize events. 6. To facilitate a minimum of monthly Executive Board meetings B. General Board Members 1. To assist in keeping club members informed of upcoming meetings and events 2. To work with the co-presidents and other board members to plan and organize meetings and events. 3. To assist in the development of yearly organizational goals 4. To attend Executive Board meetings C. Treasurer 1. To maintain the finances of GOE and keep accurate records of all financial matters 2. To coordinate other fund raising efforts 3. To coordinate the availability of financial support for events with other board members 4. To assist in the development of yearly organizational goals 5. To attend Executive Board meetings D. Risk Manager 1. To manage risk associated with GOE events and coordinate with other board members 2. To work with other board members to plan and organize events. 3. To assist in the development of yearly organizational goals 4. To attend Executive Board meetings Section 3: Candidates for office must be nominated from the membership at a meeting around mid-April that is open and advertised to the full membership of GOE. All members present on the day of voting will be eligible to vote. 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 co-president(s) can appoint a member to that position. Section 5: The Gustavus Outdoor Enthusiasts, 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 GOE Advisor or co-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 co-presidents are responsible for informing members of meetings. The co-presidents 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 co-presidents or the advisor have 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 two days notice of any special meetings. ARTICLE VI: EXECUTIVE BOARD Section 1: The Executive Board shall be comprised of two co-presidents, treasurer, risk manager, and two board members Section 2: The executive board shall meet at least 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 GOE Meetings, as well as develop organizational goals. ARTICLE VII: COMMITTEES Section 1: The Executive Board may create Special Committees on an as-needed basis. ARTICLE VIII: FINANCES Section 1: Funds of the organization shall be gained primarily through lobbying the Student Senate and secondarily raised through fundraising. Section 2: Upon dissolution of GOE, 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 GOE 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: 15 September 2012
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Members
RoleOrganization TitleFull NameE-mail
AdvisorMark Hansonmjh44@gustavus.edu
PresidentMary Pattersonmpatter3@gustavus.edu
PresidentMara Johnson-Grohmjohns17@gustavus.edu
TreasurerWill Metcalfwmetcalf@gustavus.edu
Risk ManagerRenee Hoppe
SecretaryJames Trevathanjtrevath@gustavus.edu
MemberRyan Frankerfranke@gustavus.edu
MemberSaskia Raethersraether@gustavus.edu

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