Club Constitution

Titan Robotics Club Constitution Revised: 2005-05-10
Approved by TRC Membership: 2005-06-03
Approved by ASB: 2005-06-08

1. Purpose and Mission
1.1. The purpose of the Titan Robotics Club shall be to promote science and technology in the International School and the surrounding community through student and community programs involving engineering and other technical skills.
1.2. The mission of the Titan Robotics Club is to excite and motivate students to pursue careers in science, engineering, and technology; and to develop leadership, business, and life skills. Like Dean Kamen, founder of the FIRST Robotics Competition, we strive to “see a world where science and technology are celebrated, where kids think science is cool and dream of becoming technology heroes.”

2. The Constitution & Amendments
2.1. This Constitution outlines the basic organization of the Titan Robotics Club. It may be extended and clarified by the By-Laws; but if this Constitution and a by-law conflict, this Constitution shall take precedence. 2.2. This Constitution may be changed only by the amendment process.
2.3. Amendments shall be submitted in writing to the acting CEO. If a majority of all full members vote in favor of the amendment, this Constitution shall be amended.
2.4. This Constitution shall be made available to members and to the public at all times.

3. The By Laws
3.1. The By Laws shall detail all workings of the Titan Robotics Club.
3.2. The By Laws may clarify, but may not contradict, the constitution. If a By Law and this Constitution conflict, this Constitution shall take precedence. 3.3. The Executive Board may create, change, or revoke By Laws at any time, in accordance with this Constitution and any applicable By Laws.
3.4. The By Laws shall be made available to the members and to the public at all times.

4. Officers
4.1. There shall be officers which consists of students, as follows: the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Chief Operations Officer (COO), Chief Finance Officer (CFO), Chief Information Officer (CAO).
4.2. Officers must be full members of the club.
4.3. Each officer is a member of the Executive Board.
4.4. The duties of each officer shall be detailed in the By Laws.
4.5. Officer election details, such as the nomination process and voting technique, shall be detailed in the By Laws.
4.6. Officers may resign from their positions at any time.
4.7. Officers who fail to perform to the expectations of members may be impeached in a manner outlined in the By Laws. The standard to impeach shall not exceed a majority vote of the membership.
4.8. The method for filling vacated positions shall be detailed in the By Laws.

5. The Executive Board
5.1. The Executive Board shall consist of the elected student executive officers – the CEO, COO, CFO, CIO.
5.2. All powers of the Titan Robotics Club, including changing the By Laws and approving expenditures of club money, and excluding amending the constitution, are vested in the Executive Board.
5.3. The Executive Board shall attempt to reach consensus on all matters. When consensus cannot be reached, a vote shall be taken: one vote per board member, with the majority of non-abstaining votes carrying the decision. Ties shall result in no decision being made.

6. The Advisor & Mentors
6.1. The Advisor is usually a staff member, and is the primary liaison between the faculty and the club. In addition to the duties outlined by the ASB, additional roles may be detailed in the By Laws.
6.2. The mentors of the Titan Robotics Club shall be adults with experience in areas of activities undertaken by the Titan Robotics Club. Their duties and roles may be detailed in the By Laws.

7. Dues and Letters
7.1. The Titan Robotics Club may collect membership dues in a manner consistent with ASB Club Policies and as detailed in the By Laws.
7.2. The Titan Robotics Club may award Varsity Letters to students in a manner consistent with ASB Club Policies and as detailed in the By Laws.

8. Membership & Voting
8.1. The Titan Robotics Club has two types of membership: full and associate.
8.2. Any International School student may petition to become a full member of the Titan Robotics Club. If the student meets all the current rules and regulations for participating in extracurricular activities, is not suspended or expelled from the Titan Robotics Club, and meets any additional requirements outlined in the By-Laws, the student shall be admitted into the Titan Robotics Club as a full member.
8.3. Any student who does not attend the International School may petition to become an associate member of the Titan Robotics Club. At the discretion of the Principal of the International School and the Executive Board, and in accordance with ASB guidelines, this Constitution, and the By Laws, the student may be admitted to the club as an associate member.
8.4. A full member must remain enrolled at the International School to remain a full member. Full members no longer enrolled at the International School become associate members.
8.5. All full members may vote in officer elections and on amendments to the Constitution. Associate members may vote for officers but may not vote on amendments to the Constitution.
8.6. Procedures and eligibility for other votes shall be detailed in the By Laws.

9. Suspension and Expulsion
9.1. The Executive Board may suspend or expel members of the Club for reasons including, but not limited to: Failure to comply with school rules, endangering self or others, disrupting club meetings, and failure to follow through with commitments to the club.
9.2. At the discretion of the Executive Board, refunds may or may not be given to members who have been suspended or expelled. The Club Constitution is subject to change without notice.

Constitution is Copyright © Titan Robotics Club. Subject to revision without notification.

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