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Sean Hunt 9 years ago
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</ol>
</li>
<li> There shall additionally be a faculty advisor, selected by the
<li> There shall additionally be a Faculty Advisor, selected by the
Executive from time to time from among the faculty of the School of
Computer Science. The faculty advisor shall be an ex-officio associate
Computer Science. The Faculty Advisor shall be an ex-officio affiliate
member of the Club.</li>
<li> The choice of officers shall be limited to full members of the
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Vice-President, Treasurer, and Secretary, in that order.</li>
<li> Each election shall be carried out by secret vote, in a manner to
be decided on by the CRO, with the approval of the membership. An
accurate count of votes for each candidate for each position must be
made and recorded by the CRO. A simple heads-down-hands-up method is
considered acceptable.</li>
be decided on by the CRO, with the approval of the members at the
meeting. An accurate count of votes for each candidate for each
position must be made and recorded by the CRO. A simple
heads-down-hands-up method is considered acceptable.</li>
<li> The CRO shall not vote except to break a tie.</li>
@ -143,7 +143,7 @@
results of the election and the winner will be removed from subsequent
contests. If, due to lack of candidates (because there were no
nominations, or candidates withdrew or were eliminated), there is no
one elected to an office, then the membership at the meeting will
one elected to an office, then the members at the meeting will
decide whether or not to hold extra elections in accordance with the
procedure for vacancies. If they choose not to, this does not prevent
the Executive or a group of members from calling extra elections later
@ -153,28 +153,28 @@
<li> Following the elections, it is the responsibility of the new executive
to select a System Administrator. The selection of System Administrator
must then be ratified by the membership of the Club. If a suitable System
must then be ratified by the members at the meeting. If a suitable System
Administrator is not available, then the executive may delay their
selection until one becomes available. In this case the selection of
System Administrator must be ratified at the next meeting of the
Club.</li>
<li> Any two offices may be held by a single person with the approval of the
President (if any), and the explicit approval of the membership.</li>
President (if any), and the explicit approval of the members.</li>
<li> In the case of a resignation of an officer or officers, including the
President, or if a vacancy occurs for any other reason, the Executive,
membership, or any ten (10) members may call extra elections to replace
such officer(s). If extra elections are held, they are held for all vacant
offices.</li>
members at a meeting, or any ten (10) members may call extra elections to
replace such officer(s). If extra elections are held, they are held for
all vacant offices.</li>
<li> When extra elections are held, they shall follow the usual election
<li> Whenever extra elections are held, they shall follow the usual election
procedure. If they are held after elections failed to elect an officer,
then the nomination period may be shortened to less than a week in order
to allow the extra elections to take place at the same date and time in
the following week. The Executive (or the ten (10) members who called the
election) may appoint a replacement CRO if the previous CRO is unwilling
or unable to fulfill their duties.</li>
or unable to fulfill their duties.</li>
</ol>
</section>
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<ol>
<li> to call and preside at all general, special, and executive meetings
of the Club, except during the election of officers;</li>
<li> to appoint special committees of the Club and membership and
<li> to appoint special committees of the Club and the membership and
chairmen of such committees, with the approval of the Executive
Council; and</li>
<li> to audit, or to appoint a representative to audit, the financial
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<section title="6. Executive Council" anchor="executive">
<ol>
<li> The Executive Council shall consist of the present officers of the Club
and the faculty advisor (as a non-voting member) and has the power to run
and the Faculty Advisor (as a non-voting member) and has the power to run
the affairs of this club within the limits of this constitution. This
includes the power to overrule or issue directions to any officer.</li>
@ -245,7 +245,7 @@
manage the Club.</li>
<li> The Executive Council must obey any instructions given to it by the
membership and can be overruled by the membership.</li>
members at a meeting and can be overruled by them.</li>
<li> The Executive Council can act by consensus achieved on their mailing
list.</li>
@ -306,7 +306,7 @@
term.</li>
<li> Special meetings may be called at any time deemed necessary by the
Executive Council, by the faculty advisor, or by any ten (10) members.</li>
Executive Council, by the Faculty Advisor, or by any ten (10) members.</li>
<li> All members shall be notified at least two days prior to a forthcoming
meeting of the meeting and of the business to be considered at that
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need to meet the usual minimum requirement).</li>
<li> A motion to remove an officer, or to call new elections (except at an
election meeting), requires a 2/3 vote and at least a week's notice.</li>
election meeting), requires a 2/3 vote and at least a week's notice. Any
other motion requires a majority vote.</li>
<li> If a motion is defeated, it cannot be brought again for sixty (60)
days.</li>

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