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TheFederationof

Engineers
ofModestoJunior
College

Constitution
&
Bylaws
JosephSuratt,SiegfriedGuentensperger,FEMJC

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TableofContents

Constitution

Preamble...................................................................................................Pg.5
ArticleI:Name...........................................................................................Pg.5
ArticleII:Membership.................................................................................Pg.5
SectionI:Availability
SectionII:HonoraryLifetimeMembership
SectionIII:TenCurrentlyEnrolledStudents
ArticleIII:MembershipPrivileges..................................................................Pg.5
SectionI:FreeAccess
SectionII:Memorabilia&Merchandise
SectionIII:Scholarships&Awards
ArticleIV:StudentOrganization.....................................................................Pg.6
SectionI:ModestoJuniorCollegeGoverningPolicies
SectionII:AssociatedStudentsofModestoJuniorCollegeGoverningPolicies
ArticleV:Officers........................................................................................Pg.6
SectionI:AffairsandFacilitation
SectionII:ListofExecutiveOfficers
ArticleVI:TermofOffice.............................................................................Pg.6
SectionI:AllOfficerTerms
SectionII:ThePresidentsTerm
SectionIII:SpecialElections
SectionIV:Advisor
ArticleVII:PlaceofBusiness.........................................................................Pg.7
SectionI:Location
ArticleVIII:Meetings..................................................................................Pg.7
SectionI:RalphM.BrownAct
SectionII:Quorum
ArticleIX:Bylaws.......................................................................................Pg.7
SectionI:ProvisionfortheEstablishmentofBylaws
SectionII:PowerofEstablishment
ArticleX:Amendments.................................................................................Pg.7
SectionI:AmendmentsProcess
SectionII:FormalVote
SectionIII:AmendmentsTakeEffectImmediately

Bylaws

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ArticleI:ExecutiveAuthority......................................................................Pg.89
SectionI:ExecutiveBoard
SectionII:President
SectionIII:VicePresident
SectionIV:InterClubCouncilRepresentative
SectionV:Treasurer
SectionVI:Secretary
ArticleII:OrdersofSuccession.....................................................................Pg.10
SectionI:OrdersofSuccession
ArticleIII:OfficerElections........................................................................Pg.10
SectionI:Nominations
SectionII:Voting
SectionIII:OfficerRequirements
SectionIV:Elections
ArticleIV:Advisor......................................................................................Pg.11
SectionI:AdvisorDuties
SectionII:AdvisorAuthority
ArticleV:ClubCommittees..........................................................................Pg.12
SectionI:ClubCommittees
SectionII:AdvisorSearchCommittee
SectionIII:ActivitiesCommittee
SectionIV:CommunicationsCommittee
ArticleVI:Meetings....................................................................................Pg.13
SectionI:TheEngineeringClub
SectionII:TheExecutiveBoard
SectionIII:ClubCommittees
SectionIV:Attendance
ArticleVII:Discipline................................................................................Pg.14
SectionI:DeclarationoftheRighttoRemove
SectionII:DeclarationoftheRighttoRevokeActiveStatus
ArticleVIII:FiscalMatters..........................................................................Pg.14
SectionI:AnnualBudget
SectionII:Expenditures
SectionIII:Reimbursements
ArticleIX:ParliamentaryProcedure..............................................................Pg.16
SectionI:DelegationofAuthority
ArticleXII:Amendments.............................................................................Pg.16
SectionI:AmendmentsProcess
SectionII:FormalVote
SectionIII:AmendmentsTakeEffectImmediately

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Constitution
Preamble

TheFederationofEngineersofMJCisdedicatedtothepromotion,inspiration,and
developmentofstudentsinterestinengineeringbyprovidingafun,creative,andeducational
environment,inordertokindlealegacyofexcellenceinthefuturegenerationofengineers.

ArticleI
Name

SectionI:ThenameofthisModestoJuniorCollegeStudentOrganizationshallbeThe
FederationofEngineersofModestoJuniorCollege(FEMJC).

ArticleII
Membership

SectionI:MembershipisavailabletoanycurrentlyenrolledModestoJuniorCollege
studentwithaninterestinEngineering.

SectionII:HonorarylifetimemembershipwillbeextendedtoallFMJCfoundersand
officers,bothpastandfuture.

SectionIII:InaccordancewiththeClubCharterPacketoftheAssociatedStudentsof
ModestoJuniorCollege,theactivemembershipofFEMJCshallconsistofa
minimumoftencurrentlyenrolledModestoJuniorCollegestudents.

ArticleIII
MembershipPrivileges

SectionI:AllactiveclubmemberswillbegrantedfreeaccesstoallFEMJCevents.

SectionII:Allactiveclubmemberswillhavefullaccesstoallscholarships,awards,and
eventsinwhichFEMJCisinvolvedin.

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ArticleIV
StudentOrganization

SectionI:FEMJCisanofficiallycharteredModestoJuniorCollegeStudentOrganization,
andwilltherebybecompliantwithallgoverningpoliciessetforthbyits
administration.

SectionII:FEMJCisanautonomoussubsidiaryorganizationoftheAssociatedStudentsof
ModestoJuniorCollege,andwilltherebybecompliantwithallgoverning
policiessetforthbyitsStudentSenateandInterClubCouncil.

ArticleV
Officers

SectionI:TheaffairsandfacilitationoftheFEMJCshallbeconductedbyanExecutive
Boardofsixofficers,andoverseen/approvedbytheactivemembershipof
FEMJC.

SectionII:TheExecutiveBoardofFEMJCshallconsistofthePresident,VicePresident,
InterClubCouncilRepresentative,Treasurer,andSecretary.

ArticleVI
TermofOffice

SectionI:Allofficertermsshallbeoneyear,rangingfromSpringSemesterApriltoSpring
SemesterApril.

SectionII:Allofficerterms,withtheexceptionofthePresident,maybeheldmultiple
times.

SectionIII:Intheeventthatanyofficerisforcedtostepdownorberemoved,aspecial
electionwillbeheldtofilltheposition.Thenewlyelectedofficerwillserveout
theremainderoftheterm.

SectionIV:TheAdvisor(s)shallbeaconstantstandingposition(s)withintheclub,andshall
havenotermortermlimit.

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ArticleVII
PlaceofBusiness

SectionI:InaccordancewiththeAssociatedStudentsofModestoJuniorCollege
Constitution&Bylaws,FEMJCanditssubsidiaryorganizationsshallconductall
officialbusinessatanylocationatModestoJuniorCollege.

ArticleVIII
Meetings

SectionI:AllmeetingsofFEMJCanditssubsidiaryorganizationsshallbeopentothe
publicinaccordancewiththeRalphM.BrownAct.

SectionII:AllmeetingsofFEMJCanditssubsidiaryorganizationsshallbeconductedonly
whenaquorumofamajorityoftheactivemembershipispresent.

ArticleIX
Bylaws

SectionI:ProvisionfortheestablishmentofBylawstothisConstitutionishereby
authorized.

SectionII:TheactivemembershipofFEMJCshallreservetherighttoimplementwithin
theseBylawsanypositions,boards,andcommitteesseenfitbythisorganization
witha2/3majorityvoteoftheactivemembershipofFEMJC.

ArticleX
Amendments

SectionI:AmendmentstothisConstitutionmaybeproposedbyanyactivememberof
FEMJC.

SectionII:Suchproposedamendmentsshallbereadincompletedformatthefirstmeeting
oftheFEMJCfollowingtheirproposal.TheFEMJCshallthenconductaformal
voteontheproposedamendment.

SectionIII:Allamendmentsshalltakeeffectimmediatelyfollowinga3/4majorityvoteof
theactivemembershipoftheFEMJC.

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Bylaws

ArticleI
ExecutiveAuthority

SectionI:ExecutiveBoard

ClauseA:ExecutiveauthorityshallbevestedinthePresidentwhoshallbe
responsiblefortheenforcementofallFEMJCrulesandregulations.
ClauseB:TheExecutiveOfficersoftheEngineeringClubshallserveasthe
membershipoftheExecutiveBoard.
ClauseC:TheExecutiveBoardshallberesponsiblefortheplanning,budgeting,
implementation,coordination,andevaluationofallFEMJCfinance,
operations,andactivities.

SectionII:President

ClauseA:ThePresidentshallserveastheChairofallFEMJCmeetings
andshallpreparetheagendaforallmeetingsatwhichhe/shepresides.
ClauseB:ThePresidentshallrepresentFEMJCatalltimesand
placeswheresuchrepresentationisrequiredorrequested.
ClauseC:ThePresidentshallmakeappointmentstoallClubCommitteeswhen
necessary,andserveasanexofficiomemberofallClubCommittees,andbe
responsibleforensuringfullparticipationofallclubmembershe/sheappoints.
ClauseD:ThePresidentorhis/herdesigneeshallcountersignalldocumentsin
relationtothefinance,operations,andactivitiesoftheFEMJC.
ClauseE:ThePresidentshallberesponsibleformonitoringtheattendanceof
allclubmembersandofficers.
ClauseF:ThePresidentshallstandastheAdvisorSearchCommitteeChair.
ClauseG:ThePresidentshallreservetherighttoappointActingExecutive
Officers,foranonrenewableperiodnotexceedingthirtydays,shouldapositionbe
vacant.ThisistobedoneintheeventthatanExecutiveOfficerisremovedorsteps
downduringatimewhentheactivemembershipoftheFEMJCis
incapableofelectinganewofficer.

SectionIII:VicePresident

ClauseA:TheVicePresidentshallserveastheChairofallExecutiveBoard
meetingsandshallpreparetheagendaforallmeetingsatwhichhe/shepresides.
ClauseB:TheVicePresidentshallrepresenttheFEMJCatalltimesand
placeswheresuchrepresentationisrequiredorrequested.
ClauseC:TheVicePresidentshallassistthePresidentandallother
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ExecutiveOfficersintheexecutionoftheirduties.
ClauseD:TheVicePresidentorhis/herdesigneeshallstandastheMembership
Director.
ClauseE:TheVicePresidentorhis/herdesigneeshallstandastheCommunications
Director.
ClauseF:TheVicePresidentorhis/herdesigneeshallstandastheParliamentarian.
ClauseG:TheVicePresidentwillstandastheAdvisorSearchCommitteeVice
Chair.
ClauseH:TheVicePresidentshallmakerecommendationstothePresidenton
theappointmentofActingExecutiveOfficers.
ClauseI:TheVicePresidentshallfulfillthedutiesofthePresidentinhis/her
absence.

SectionIV:InterClubCouncilRepresentative

ClauseA:TheInterClubCouncilRepresentativeshallrepresenttheEngineering
ClubatallmeetingsoftheAssociatedStudentsofModestoJuniorCollege's
InterClubCouncil.
ClauseB:TheInterClubCouncilRepresentativeshallreportbacktothe
EngineeringClubonallmattersrelatedtotheAssociatedStudentsofModesto
JuniorCollegeanditsInterClubCouncil.
ClauseC:TheInterClubCouncilRepresentativeshallreservetherighttooffer
his/herrepresentationononeormoreStandingCommitteeswithinthe
governingstructureoftheAssociatedStudentsofModestoJuniorCollege.In
theeventofthis,theInterClubCouncilRepresentativewillreportbacktoFEMJCon
mattersrelatedtotheStandingCommitteehe/sheis
appointedto.
ClauseD:TheInterClubCouncilRepresentativewillstandastheAdvisorSearch
CommitteeSecretary.
ClauseE:TheInterClubCouncilRepresentativeshallrepresenttheFEMJCatall
timesandplaceswheresuchrepresentationisrequiredorrequested.

SectionV:Treasurer

ClauseA:TheTreasurershallberesponsibleformaintainingclubfinances,
andwillmakeregularreportstoFEMJConitsfinances.
ClauseB:TheTreasurershallberesponsiblefororganizingfundraisersandwillreport
backtotheFEMJC
ofhis/herfindings.
ClauseC:TheTreasurershallberesponsibleforadvisingtheFEMJC
onmatterspertainingtofinanceandwillmanagetheestablishedbudget.
ClauseD:TheTreasurershallrepresenttheFEMJCatalltimesand
placeswheresuchrepresentationisrequiredorrequested.

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SectionVI:Secretary

ClauseA:TheSecretaryshallberesponsibleforkeepingminutesatmeetings
ofbothFEMJCanditsExecutiveBoardaswellasdistributing
minutestoallappropriatepersons.
ClauseB:TheSecretaryshallberesponsibleformaintainingalldocuments
pertainingtoFEMJC,andwillcreateadigestforfuture
AdministrationsandtheirSecretaries.
ClauseC:TheSecretaryshallrepresentFEMJCatalltimesand
placeswheresuchrepresentationisrequiredorrequested.

SectionVII:PublicRelationsOfficer

ClauseA:ThePublicRelationsofficerwillactasChairoftheCommunications
Committee.
ClauseB:ThePublicRelationsofficerwillbeinchargeoforganizingmedia
coverage
OfFEMJCeventsand,includingbutnotlimitedtophotoandvideocoverage.
ClauseC:ThePublicRelationsofficerwillmaintainapresencetothepublicand
studentbodyonallsuchSocialMediaoutletsthataredeemednecessaryand
appropriatebyFEMJC.

ArticleII
OrdersofSuccession

SectionI:OrdersofSuccession

ClauseA:ShouldthePresidentresignorberemovedfromofficetheorderof
successiongoesasfollows:VicePresident,InterClubCouncilRepresentative,
Treasurer,Secretary,andthenthePublicRelationsOfficer.
ClauseB:UpontheresignationorremovalofthePresident,thenextinlinein
theorderofsuccessionshall,ifthepositionofPresidentbeaccepted,assume
thepositionofPresident.ThisprocesswillcontinueuntiltheofficeofPresident
isfilled.Shouldthepositionremainvacantaftertheconclusionofthisprocess,
theAdvisorshallassumethedutiesofthePresidencyuntiltheactive
membershipofFEMJCcanelectanewPresident.

ArticleIII
OfficerElections

SectionI:Nominations

ClauseA:Allactiveclubmembersmaybenominatedtoholdoffice.The
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nominationmustcomefromanotheractiveclubmember.
ClauseB:Intheoccasionthatthereismorethanonenominationforanofficer
position,thenomineesaretogiveaspeech(nottoexceedtwominutes)ontheir
meritsforbeingelectedtotheoffice.

SectionII:Voting

ClauseA:Allactiveclubmembersareentitledtoavote,includingofficers.
ClauseB:Allvotesaretobecastbysecretballot.
ClauseC:AllvotescastbysecretballotwillbetabulatedbytheAdvisor.
Immediatelyfollowingtheirtabulation,theAdvisorwillannouncetheresults
(announcingthewinnerandrunnersup.Thenumberofvotescastforeach
candidatewillbeexcludedfromtheannouncement).

SectionIII:OfficerRequirements

ClauseA:AllExecutiveOfficersmustbecurrentlyenrolledModestoJunior
Collegestudentsmaintaininga2.0cumulativegradepointaverage.
ClauseB:ThePresidentmusthavebeenanactivememberforatleastone
semesterpriortohis/hernomination.
ClauseC:NotwoelectableExecutivepositionsmaybeheldsimultaneously.

SectionIV:Elections

ClauseA:ElectionsaretobeheldinApril,andwillbefacilitatedbytheout
goingPresident.

ArticleIV
Advisor

SectionI:AdvisorDuties

ClauseA:TheAdvisororhis/herdesigneeshallattendallmeetingsofthe
FEMJCanditsExecutiveBoard.
ClauseB:TheAdvisororhis/herdesigneeshallcountersignalldocumentsin
relationtothefinance,operations,andactivitiesofFEMJC.
ClauseC:TheAdvisororhis/herdesigneeshallattendallFEMJCevents.
ClauseD:TheAdvisorshallconducteligibilitychecksofalltheExecutiveOfficers
athis/herdiscretion.

SectionII:AdvisorAuthority

ClauseA:TheAdvisorshallbegrantednovotewithinthemeetingsof
FEMJCand/oritsExecutiveBoard,butshallreservetherighttocastan
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advisoryvotewhennecessary.

ArticleV
ClubCommittees

SectionI:ClubCommittees

ClauseA:AllClubCommitteeswithinthesubstructureofFEMJC
willfunctiononanAdHocbasis(activeonlywhennecessary,anddealingonlywith
thematterassignedtothematthattime).
ClauseB:AllClubCommittees,whenactive,willelectaChair,ViceChair,and
Secretary(iftheyarenotalreadydesignatedbytheseBylaws).

SectionII:AdvisorSearchCommittee

ClauseA:AsstatedinBylaws,ArticleI,SectionII,ClauseF:thePresidentwill
standastheChair.
ClauseB:Thiscommitteewillbemadeupoffivemembers:theChair
(President),ViceChair(VicePresident),Secretary(InterClubCouncil
Representative),andtwomorevotingmembers.
ClauseC:Thiscommitteewillberesponsibleforleadingthesearchtofindanew
candidatetofillthevacatedAdvisorposition.Afteracandidateisfound,he/shewill
besubjecttotheapprovalandratificationoftheactivemembershipof
FEMJC.

SectionIII:ActivitiesCommittee

ClauseA:TheChairofthiscommitteeshallbeelectedfromitsmembership
uponitsfirstmeetingofthenewterm.
ClauseB:Thiscommitteewillbemadeupofanyandallclubmembersinterested
inserving,andthePresident(asstatedinBylaws,ArticleI,SectionII,ClauseC:
thePresidentwillserveasanexofficiomemberofallClubCommittees).
ClauseC:Thiscommitteewillberesponsiblefortheplanning,budgeting,
coordinating,andimplementationofallFEMJC.

SectionIV:CommunicationsCommittee

ClauseA:TheChairofthiscommitteeshallbethePublicRelationsofficer.
ClauseB:Thiscommitteewillbemadeupofanyandallclubmembersinterested
inserving,andthePresident(asstatedinBylaws,ArticleI,SectionII,ClauseC:
thePresidentwillserveasanexofficiomemberofallClubCommittees).
ClauseC:ThiscommitteewillberesponsibleforadvertisingtheFEMJC
anditsevents,includingbutlimitedtoitsmonthlymeetings,tothestudents
AndcommunityofthegreaterModestoarea.
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ArticleVI
Meetings

SectionI:FEMJCMEETINGS

ClauseA:FEMJCshallholdweeklymeetingswhenschoolisinsession,excepton
holidaysorotherwisedecidedbyamajorityoftheactivemembershipofthe
EngineeringClub.
ClauseB:Specialmeetings,whennecessary,maybecalledbythePresident.

SectionII:TheExecutiveBoard

ClauseA:TheExecutiveBoardshallholdmeetingsonlywhennecessary,and
maybecalledbythePresidentand/ortheVicePresident.

SectionIII:ClubCommittees

ClauseA:AllClubCommitteesshallholdmeetingsonlywhennecessary,and
maybecalledbytheChairofsaidcommitteeand/orthePresident.

SectionIV:Attendance

ClauseA:AttendanceatallFEMJC,ExecutiveBoard,andClub
CommitteemeetingswillbemonitoredanddocumentedbythePresident.
ClauseB:Excusedabsencesshallbedefinedasprovidingnoticetothe
Presidentofaninabilitytoattendameeting.
ClauseC:Lackofattendancemayresultinthelossofactiveclubmemberstatus.

ArticleVII
Discipline

SectionI:DeclarationoftheRighttoRemove

ClauseA:IntheeventthatanExecutiveOfficerisnolongeradequately
performingthedutiesofhis/herposition,orisnolongermaintaining
eligibilitytobeanofficer,thePresidentmaycallfortheirimmediateremoval.The
removalofsaidofficermustthenbeconfirmedbyamajorityvoteoftheactive
membershipoftheFEMJC.

SectionII:DeclarationoftheRighttoRevokeActiveStatus

ClauseA:Intheeventthataclubmemberisnolongerattendingmeetings
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regularlythePresident&VicePresidentmayrevoketheiractivestatus.

ArticleVIII
FiscalMatters

SectionI:AnnualBudget

ClauseA:FEMJCShallmaintainabalancedannualbudget.

SectionII:Expenditures

ClauseA:Allexpendituresshallbegranteduponamajorityvoteoftheactive
membershipoftheFEMJCandsufficientfunds.

SectionIII:Reimbursements

ClauseA:AllauthorizedrepresentativesoftheFEMJCshallbe
reimbursedintheircapacityasrepresentativesoftheFEMJC

ArticleIX
ParliamentaryProcedure

SectionI:DelegationofAuthority

ClauseA:AllproceedingsandmattersnotcoveredinthisConstitution&
BylawsshallbygovernedbyRobert'sRulesofOrder,newlyrevised.

ArticleXII
Amendments

SectionI:Amendments

ClauseA:AmendmentstotheseBylawsmaybeproposedbyanyactivememberof
FEMJC.
ClauseB:Suchproposedamendmentsshallbereadincompletedformatthe
firstmeetingofFEMJCfollowingtheirproposal.FEMJC
shallthenconductaformalvoteontheproposedamendment.
ClauseC:Allamendmentsshalltakeeffectimmediatelyfollowinga2/3majority
voteoftheactivemembershipofFEMJC.

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