beckyaya & I have been working on making Gville Walk an official UF club. Here is the constitution (work-in-progress)... there's a tentative list of officers and requirements of members. If anyone is interested in becoming an officer, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. You'll have to interview for the position. I'm President & beckyaya is Vice President.
Anyone up for meeting for dinner? Anyone? ... ANYONE???
(There's been little to no involvement on this community... so if anyone actually wants to get together & join the club COMMENT! NOW!) :D
October 13, 2003
Article I Name: The name of this organization is “Gainesville Walkers”
Article II Purpose: The primary purpose of this organization is to provide a source of exercise to the UF community that can be achieved on all fitness levels. The goals of the organization are to promote health and fitness to those who do not have an extensive athletic background as well as serve the community. These goals shall be achieved through tri-weekly organized walks throughout the UF campus and other locations in Gainesville, and participating in charity walks and other volunteer activities as a group.
Article III Membership: Full membership shall be limited to full members of the University of Florida. Members must attend at least three walks per month and at least two club activities per semester. Faculty, staff, the spouses of members, and other students may be associate members. Associate members may not hold office or vote on matters concerning this organization. Members are free to leave and disassociate without fear of retribution or harassment.
Article IV This organization, including all of its members, will not discriminate against anyone on the basis of race, creed, color, gender, age, nationality, sexual orientation, or disability.
Article V Finance: No dues will be required for this organization. Donations may be contributed up to five dollars per person for flyers and supporting club activities.
Article V1 Officers:
Section 1: The officers shall be president, vice president, treasurer, secretary, faculty advisor, walk leader(s), and activities coordinator.
Section 2: Anyone can submit a nomination; from there the nominee will be interviewed by current officers, then voted on by all members of the club.
Section 3: Officers will hold office from Spring to Fall semesters. There will be a limit of 4 semesters that any officer may hold a position, not including summer.
Section 4: The office of faculty advisor is to be chosen by the organization, and their term will last for one year, from fall to spring. The faculty advisor should be one whose ideals are aligned with the organization’s purpose and is willing to serve as a source of information and advice for the club.
Section 5: The faculty advisor will support the organization by providing resources and representing the club to the community and the University of Florida as needed.
Section 6: Roles of the officers:
The President will act as the official representative of the club, preside over meetings, and act as the official contact for the organization.
The Vice President will assist the President and serve as an alternate when the President is not available. The Vice President will also serve as the advertising agent and walk leader.
The Secretary will take minutes during all meetings, as well as coordinating walk schedules and contacting members.
The Treasurer will be responsible for handling funds and maintaining accurate records of all financial transactions.
The Walk Leaders will be responsible for coordinating and leading tri-weekly walks.
The Activities Coordinator will coordinate volunteer activities including charity walks and other events such as social and volunteer activities.
Section 7: The impeachment of an officer can only occur when the officer does not attend officer meetings, fails to organize walks, and/or fails to fulfill their duties as an officer. An officer can only be impeached when 2/3 of all members of the organization vote in approval.