Robotics Club Constitution

Article I. Purpose

Section A. Description

Subsection 1. Contents

The Robotics Club regards purpose as relating to spreading and acquiring knowledge and achieving prosperity in its pursuits.

Subsection 2. Necessity

Necessary as per the 2nd Westwood Club Policy (WCP2).

Section B. Pertinence

Subsection 1. Scope

Applies to Members and Officers.

Subsection 2. Enforcement

All relevant areas are to be enforced as per the hierarchy defined in Section D of Article III beginning from the Member level.

Section C. Promotion of the Diffusion and Obtainment of Knowledge in the Pertinent Areas

Subsection 1. Dissemination of Specialized Proficiency

Of those activities in which the Robotics Club participates in, there are certain proficiencies in direct correlation which lend themselves to be most logically focused on. As such, the Robotics Club has a primary focus in purpose relating to these areas of knowledge: their diffusion and obtainment in accordance to current and future motivations as described in Sections C and D of Article I.

Subsection 2. Dissemination of Generalized Education

Due to the general area in which the Robotics Club operates, there exists a generally consistent desire in the Members and Officers to further a generalized education, centering specifically on the areas of: science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM); communication; and activities pertaining to contribution to the community.

Subsection 3. Acquisitory Processes

In order to meet the knowledge oriented goals as detailed in Subsections 1 and 2 of Section C of Article I, the Robotics Club finds it necessary to acquire the relevant knowledge through many processes including:

 Section D. Realization of Success in Applications

Subsection 1. Contemporarily Oriented Motivations

Given that the Robotics Club consists of a competition oriented approach, it becomes necessary to recognize as a part of it general guidelines of actions the purpose of attempting to reach a reasonably satisfactory amount of success in such competitions for the current Members and Officers.

Subsection 2. Prospectively Oriented Motivations

With a similar spirit to that outlined in Subsection 1 of Section D of Article I is the desire to not only ensure a generally consistent amount of contemporarily oriented success in subsequent years as in the present but to also further the standing of the Robotics Club such that its future is at the very least comparatively better than that of the present.

Subsection 3. Execution of Motivations

Of those purposes and processes defined in Subsections 1, 2, and 3 of Section C of Article I and Subsections 1 and 2 of Section D of Article I, it becomes questionable as to the orientation of the Robotics Club and its actions with respect to these considerations. For that reason, the Robotics Club will generally follow a process focused primarily on education, with the dissemination of knowledge (primarily specified rather than generalized) over its acquisition, and subsequently on success, with the future and present achievements having roughly equal but fluctuating consideration. That being said, the Robotics Club will always have those factors concerning its preservation as paramount to the way it conducts itself.

Article II. Members

Section A. Description

Subsection 1. Contents

The Robotics Club regards Members as relating to their definition in the Robotics Club.

Subsection 2. Necessity

Necessary as per the WCP2.

Section B. Pertinence

Subsection 1. Scope

Applies to Members and Officers.

Subsection 2. Enforcement

All relevant areas are to be enforced as per the hierarchy defined in Section D of Article III beginning from level 3.

Section C. Definition

Subsection 1. Requisites

Given the weight of the matters dealt with by the Robotics Club, it becomes necessary to include certain criteria of membership that delineate differences between the distinct rights, obligations, responsibilities and duties of considerably different statuses of membership. These memberships and their status is outlined as such:

Subsection 2. Revoking of Privileges

A Member may have their privileges revoked if they are found to qualify under any of the following:

Subsection 3. Revoking of Status

A Member’s status may be revoked for the same reasons as those in Subsection 2 of Section C of Article II, but usually only for particularly large, either in scope or severity, transgressions of those considerations.

Subsection 4. Privileges of Membership

The privileges of Membership that may be revoked include but are not limited to the following:

Article III. Officers

Section A. Description

Subsection 1. Contents

The Robotics Club regards Officers as relating to their definition and responsibilities as well as their organization of power.

Subsection 2. Necessity

Necessary as per the WCP2.

Section B. Pertinence

Subsection 1. Scope

Applies to Officers.

Subsection 2. Enforcement

All relevant areas are to be enforced as per the hierarchy defined in Section D of Article III beginning from level 3.

Section C. Positions and Responsibilities

Subsection 1. General Responsibilities and Privileges

All Officers have the following responsibilities to uphold:

Officers have the same privileges as Members as stated in Subsection 4 of Section C of Article II, and these privileges may be revoked at any time in accordance to those provocations described in Subsection 3 of Section C of Article II.

Subsection 2. Specifications

The roles and responsibilities of the Officers are divided as follows:

Section D. Hierarchical Organization

Subsection 1. Order of Enforcement

For all activities and processes of the Robotics Club, Officers may enact and enforce decisions in the following order:

  1. President
  2. Any Officer of the C3PO
  3. Secretary or Treasurer

Any Officer on this chain of command may start the enforcement of a decision, however, only an Officer on a more powerful level may reverse the decision of another Officer, or employ a contradictory measure.

Subsection 2. Function of Members

Members may suggest to any and all Officers the request for a certain decision to be made, but have no power with regards to the actual authorization of the process.

Article IV. Elections

Section A. Description

Subsection 1. Contents

The Robotics Club regards elections as relating to its process of conduction.

Subsection 2. Necessity

Necessary as per the WCP2.

Section B. Pertinence

Subsection 1. Scope

Applies to Members and Officers, especially those wishing to be Officers.

Subsection 2. Enforcement

All relevant areas are to be enforced as per the hierarchy defined in Section D of Article III beginning from level 3.

Section C. Processes

Subsection 1. Eligibility of Candidacy

In order to be eligible for candidacy of a position, a person must be a Member or Officer of the Robotics Club not currently in their final year of WWHS. Additionally, all those who wish to be candidates must officially confirm to the Robotics Club in a manner determined by the Robotics Club that they are able to fully perform the Officer position which they wish to occupy and that they understand the state of their privileges.

Subsection 2. Electioneering and Campaigning

The primary round of elections consists of the positions that form the C3PO and the President. To be a candidate, one must select one and only one position of these that they are interested in. Then the following will take place:

After this round of elections, another round will be held to determine the who will occupy the positions of the Treasurers and the Secretary. It will be conducted in the following manner:

Subsection 3. Appointment

Before accepting an appointment to an Officer position, the candidate must officially acknowledge their ability to fully perform what is expected of them as stated in Section C of Article III and that they understand the state of their privileges in a manner to be determined annually with the default of no specification resulting in the use of the previously used system of confirmation.

Article V. Officer Removal Process

Section A. Description

Subsection 1. Contents

The Robotics Club regards Officer Removal Process as relating to the reasons for removal, the reallocation of responsibilities held by the concerning Officer, and the process of removal.

Subsection 2. Necessity

Necessary as per the WCP2.

Section B. Pertinence

Subsection 1. Scope

Applies to Officers.

Subsection 2. Enforcement

All relevant areas are to be enforced as per the hierarchy defined in Section D of Article III beginning from level 1.

Section C. Provocations

Subsection 1. Breach of Conduct

An Officer who breaches any of the regulations applying to Members as described in Section C of Article II is considered to have breached conduct.

Subsection 2. Deficiencies in Completion

An Officer who does not completely fulfil their expectations as outlined in Subsection 2 of Section C of Article III is considered to be deficient in completion.

Section D. Reallocation of Responsibilities

Subsection 1. Generally Temporary Measures

For activities and processes related to a timeframe that is generally small, the President or the Sponsor may decide to reallocate the responsibilities and powers of one Officer to other Officers and/or Members before beginning the process of removal of that Officer.

Subsection 2. Generally Prolonged Measures

For those activities and processes with a considerably larger time of effect, the President or the Sponsor must begin the process of removal of an Officer before assigning responsibilities and powers temporarily among other Officers and/or Members.

Section E. Processes of Removal

Subsection 1. Unofficial Separatory Measures

The Robotics Club may sever ties with an Officer, if felt necessary by the President or the Sponsor, immediately and to any extent other than official removal.

Subsection 2. Official Separatory Measures

In order to officially remove an Officer, the Robotics Club will do the following:

  1. The Sponsor or the President raises a complaint about an Officer
  2. The Sponsor meets twice with that Officer as soon as possible
  1. The Officer must make available 5 distinct slots for a meeting directly before or after school for the week following the complaint
  2. If the Sponsor sees it fit, then the removal process may proceed
  1. The Sponsor takes the issue to the Student Council Sponsor and finishes the removal process

Article VI. Fundraising Process and/or Dues

Section A. Description

Subsection 1. Contents

The Robotics Club regards fundraising process and/or dues as relating to the collection of said funds.

Subsection 2. Necessity

Necessary as per the WCP2.

Section B. Pertinence

Subsection 1. Scope

Applies to Members and Officers.

Subsection 2. Enforcement

All relevant areas are to be enforced as per the hierarchy defined in Section D of Article III beginning from level 3.

Section C. Collection of Funds

Subsection 1. Collections of a Generally Consistent Manner

Funds will generally be collected to sponsor the activities of the Robotics Club for things such as competitions, equipment, material and more. There may be multiple sets of dues with the aim to support this, as well as fundraising events. Special considerations should be taken to ensure that those who cannot participate in any of these processes can still be a part of the Robotics Club.

Subsection 2. Collections of a Specified Need or Manner

In the case of some immediate need, it is possible a transfer of currency from a Member or Officer or related personnel to take place with the specifics of ensuring the proper flow of money to be determined on a case by case basis.

Article VII. Sponsor Duties

Section A. Description

Subsection 1. Contents

The Robotics Club regards sponsor duties as relating to the role the Sponsor plays in the Robotics Club.

Subsection 2. Necessity

Necessary as per the WCP2.

Section B. Pertinence

Subsection 1. Scope

Applies to the Sponsor.

Subsection 2. Enforcement

All relevant areas are to be enforced as per the hierarchy defined in Section D of Article III beginning from level 1.

Section C. Role

Subsection 1. Responsibilities

Subsection 2. Powers

Article VIII. Amendments

Section A. Description

Subsection 1. Contents

The Robotics Club regards amendments as relating to the process by which they come about.

Subsection 2. Necessity

Necessary as per the WCP2.

Section B. Pertinence

Subsection 1. Scope

Applies to Members and Officers.

Subsection 2. Enforcement

All relevant areas are to be enforced as per the hierarchy defined in Section D of Article III beginning from level 3.

Section C. Processes

Subsection 1. Necessities of Proposition Content

In order for an amendment to be immune to objections of consideration from any officer, it must contain the following:

Subsection 2. Course of Ratification

To ratify an amendment, it must follow the process described:

  1. Proposed to the President or the Sponsor with the proper content
  2. A simple majority of the Officers approves of the amendment
  3. A simple majority of Members do not reject the amendment at the next meeting of the Robotics Club

If either the President or the Sponsor deems the amendment to lack the proper content at any point before the amendment is ratified, then any votes taken are considered invalid, and no further voting may be done on the amendment until determined by the President to have the proper content.

Article IX. Requisites of Order

Section A. Description

Subsection 1. Contents

The Robotics Club regards requisites of order as relating to the necessities of order in amendments.

Subsection 2. Necessity

Necessary as per the construction of a properly consistent and navigable Constitution.

Section B. Pertinence

Subsection 1. Scope

Applies to Members and Officers.

Subsection 2. Enforcement

All relevant areas are to be enforced as per the hierarchy defined in Section D of Article III beginning from level 3.

Section C. Amendments

Subsection 1. Impossibility of Removal

Due to the interconnected nature of this Constitution, all Articles may not have any Subsection, Section or the Article itself removed. Instead, any contents deemed necessary for revision or removal must be explicitly or implicitly overwritten in a new Article. This ensures that any dependents of the aforementioned Article will not have a portion left not explicitly expressed, and that all guidelines necessary to completely define the operations of the Robotics Club are left intact. Any matter defined in an Article of a later number supersedes in its applicability to the processes of the Robotics Club than Articles defined before it.

Subsection 2. Ordering, Nomenclature, and Form

The ordering and nomenclature standards set forth by the 10 primary Articles must be followed. Additionally, all other standards must also be followed.

Article X. Documentation

Section A. Description

Subsection 1. Contents

The Robotics Club regards documentation as relating to the processes of documentation and the log of all documentation of the Constitution.

Subsection 2. Necessity

Necessary as per ensuring accountability for all aspects related to the Constitution.

Section B. Pertinence

Subsection 1. Scope

Applies to Members and Officers.

Subsection 2. Enforcement

All relevant areas are to be enforced as per the hierarchy defined in Section D of Article III beginning from level 3.

Section C. Processes

Subsection 1. Written Necessities

For any Article that is added or modified, it is necessary for an inclusion of the date of modification, the names of all Officers who presided, the name of the proposer or proposers of the change, and the name of the current Sponsor.

Subsection 2. Procedural Necessities

All documentation for Articles should be written in Section D of Article X, and approved by the President and Sponsor.

Section D. Log

Subsection 1. History

The History of modifications is as follows:

Subsection 2. Commentary

Any commentary on the Constitution is found below:


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