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The Constitution of the Evans High School Teen Age Republicans

Adopted August 8, 2007

ARTICLE I

The name of this organization shall be the Evans High School Teen Age Republicans, herein and after to
be referred to as TARS.

ARTICLE II

The motto of this organization shall be “…Because I choose to be uncommon.”

ARTICLE III

The Purpose of this organization shall be:


To bring and expose young people to the Republican Party and to provide an opportunity for them to
find political expression and recognition;
To foster and encourage the activities of the Republican Party and to promote its ideals of liberty and
justice;
To promote the values of family, freedom, opportunity and responsibility;
To discuss and educate the Evans High School community on matters of government, political affairs
and political philosophy; and,
To advise, coordinate, and promote the activities of Teen Age Republicans.

ARTICLE IV

Membership in this organization shall be open to all members of the student body who meet all
eligibility requirements for being in a student organization at Evans High School.

ARTICLE V

This organization shall have the following elected officers comprising the Executive Committee: Chair,
Vice Chair, and Secretary/ Treasurer.
The offices of this organization shall be elected for a term of one academic year and shall serve until the
end of the academic year (in the case that the officer is a senior) or until the first General Meeting of the
next academic year (in the case that the officer is an underclassman).
The election of officers shall take place at the first General Meeting of the academic school year.
The powers and duties of the elected officers shall be:
The Chair shall be the chief officer of the organization and shall call and conduct all meetings; shall
have the power, at the consent of the faculty sponsor(s), to appoint representatives to other political
organizations; shall make assignments, with the approval of the Executive Committee, to the Program,
Membership, Publicity, and Campaign Committees; shall be a member ex-officio of all Standing
Committees; shall act as spokesperson for the organization; and, shall have general supervision over all the
programs of the organization.
The Vice Chair shall, in the case of the resignation, disqualification, or absence of the Chair, perform
the duties of the Chair; and, shall serve as Chair of the Publicity Committee and of the Campaign
Committee.
The Secretary/ Treasurer shall keep the records and proceedings of the organization; shall be responsible
for the minutes and record of attendance of all meetings; shall, at the direction of the faculty sponsor(s),
handle all correspondence; shall keep a record of all of the organization’s financial activity; and, shall serve
as Chair of the Membership Committee and of the Program Committee.
Vacancies in the office of Vice Chair or Secretary/ Treasurer shall be filled by election at the next
General Meeting.
The Executive Committee shall meet no less than once per month during the academic year, separate
from General Meetings, and as often as necessary to fulfill the Purpose stated in Article III.
ARTICLE VI
This organization shall have at least one General Meeting per semester.
ARTICLE VII
The Standing Committees of this organization shall be: Program, Newspaper, Membership, Publicity,
and Campaign.
The Program Committee shall be responsible for arranging and setting up all programs, fundraising and
social functions, be it during or not during General Meetings.
The Newspaper Committee shall be responsible for the publication and distribution of the official
newspaper of the Evans High School Teen Age Republicans, “The Right Knight.” The Newspaper Staff
shall be appointed by the faculty sponsor(s).
The Membership Committee shall be responsible for recruitment and orientation of new members.
The Publicity Committee shall be responsible for publicity of all activities, projects and meetings.
The Campaign Committee shall be responsible for coordinating all campaign activities with candidates,
the Columbia County Republican Party and other political organizations. This organization shall not
officially endorse any Republican candidate prior to that candidate securing the Republican nomination for
an office.
ARTICLE VIII
The following procedure will be used to conduct all General Meetings:

1. Call to Order
2. Pledge of Allegiance
3. Chair’s report
4. Secretary/ Treasurer’s report
5. Committee reports
6. Unfinished business
7. New business
8. Announcements
9. Adjournment
A motion may be passed during a General Meeting by a simple majority.
ARTICLE IX

This constitution may be amended by the following procedure:


A motion to hold a “special meeting for the purpose of amending the constitution” is made under New
Business at a General Meeting. The amendment must be presented in writing to the General Meeting and
read aloud prior to voting on the motion. No more than one amendment may be introduced at a General
Meeting.
A special meeting for the purpose of amending the constitution is held no sooner than fourteen days
after the motion passes.
The amendment to the constitution is the only business discussed at the special meeting for the purpose
of amending the constitution.
This constitution may be amended by a 2/3 vote of members present at the special meeting for the
purpose of amending the constitution.
No amendment shall take effect until the adjournment of the special meeting for the purpose of
amending the constitution.

ARTICLE X

In order to comply with school policy and to preserve the integrity of TARS, the faculty sponsor(s) shall
have the power to remove and appoint officers and to veto any action taken by this organization.

ARTICLE XI

This document is hereby declared the Constitution of the Evans High School Teen Age Republicans and
is effective immediately on this date August 8, 2007.