Article I:        Organization Name and Purpose

Section 1:         The name of this organization is Hurricane Baseball Club at Lone Star College-North Harris.

Section 2:        The purpose of this organization shall be to promote the sport of                         baseball and to compete against other colleges as representatives                         of Lone Star College-North Harris.

Article II:        Membership

Section 1:        Any registered student (full or part time) at Lone Star College-North Harris who is in good standing with the College and fulfills the membership requirements which coincide with the purposes of the organization is eligible for membership in the club.  Additional requirements may need to be met to compete with the team.

Section 2:        Privileges of active members include community and campus activities, voting, nominations, serving as an officer, meeting attendance, and fundraising efforts.

Section 3:        In order to guarantee equal rights to all members of the Lone Star College-North Harris student body, equal opportunities shall be afforded to all students without regard to race, color, national/and or ethnic origin, religion, creed, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, veteran status, or physical disability.

Article III:        Officers

Section 1:        The elected officers of Hurricane Baseball Club shall be as follows: President (Captain), and Vice President (Manager).  These officers will serve as the Executive Committee of the organization.

Section 2:         All officers shall meet the following requirements:

  1. Registered student in good academic standing at Lone Star College-North Harris

  1. Commitment to serve in the elected position throughout the office’s term

  1. Ability to conduct oneself in a fashion that actions will not reflect negatively on the image of the organization, its members, or Lone Star College-North Harris.

Section 3:        Length of term for elected offices will be one academic year. Upon completion of the term, officers who wish to maintain the same position must be re-elected.

Section 4:        Duties of Officers

        The presence of all the members of the executive committee is mandatory for all regular meetings.

  1. The President (Captain) shall oversee all meetings and activities, and shall make sure that, at all times, the organization abides by the rules and regulations set forth by the Office of Student Activities and Lone Star College-North Harris. In the case that a representative is needed, the President will represent the organization on its behalf except in the case where another member has been assigned.

  1. The Vice President (Manager) shall assist and support the President in all duties and responsibilities of the organization and oversee the needs of the organization, including supplies and additional resources needed.

Article IV:        Advisor

Section 1:        The Advisor of Hurricane Baseball Club shall work with the Executive Committee in coordinating campus activities, meetings, community service projects, and other functions to ensure that Hurricane Baseball Club achieves its objectives.

Section 2:        The Advisor shall be responsible for providing guidance and leadership to Hurricane Baseball Club members, approving appropriate activities, and overseeing the finances of Hurricane Baseball Club.

Section 3:        The selection of the Advisor for the organization shall be voted on by the Executive Committee.

Article V:        Elections

Section 1:        All members may nominate and vote in an election. Elections for Executive Committee officers will take place prior to the first game/match of the season.

Section 2:        Method of Nomination: An active member of Hurricane Baseball Club can nominate a student to candidacy with an explanation of why they feel that he or she is qualified to fill the specified position. The nomination is to be followed by a motion to support given by another active member. Each position within the Executive Committee shall be voted upon separately.

Section 3:        All active members of Hurricane Baseball Club shall be allowed to vote anonymously by casting individual votes.

Section 4:        When necessary, special tasks and committees can be assigned to members by vote.

Article VI:        Meetings

Section 1:        Hurricane Baseball Club shall meet for practice as needed for competition.  Meeting dates and times will be confirmed and announced during the previous meeting.

Section 2:        Emergency, special interest, or additional meetings shall be confirmed by the President and/or Vice President. Attendees will be given at least 3 days prior notice of meeting time, date, and objective.

Article VII:        Finances

Section 1:        Fiscal Operating Year for Lone Star College System runs from September 1 through August 31.

Section 2:        No money shall be spent or guaranteed without the approval of the President, Vice President, and Advisor.

Section 3:        Approval for financial spending or earning (fundraising) must include the President, Vice President, and Advisor by way of at least two signatures on all original documents. All fundraising must be approved by the Office of Student Activities and may require additional approval from the College President.

Article VIII:        Amendments

Section 1:        Amendments to the organization’s constitution can only be made by a vote. All amendments shall be proposed and discussed during a regular meeting.

Section 2:        If approved, copies of the amended constitution must be provided to the Advisor and the Office of Student Activities for administrative approval.

Article IX:        Ratification and Enactment

Section 1:        This Constitution shall become effective immediately upon its approval by a two-thirds vote of a quorum of members and administrative approval from the Office of Student Activities.

Section 2:        This Constitution shall become the official governing document of the Hurricane Baseball Club at Lone Star College-North Harris.