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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

MIT Qigong Club Constitution

Article I: Purpose
The purpose of the MIT Qigong club is to provide a student community for cultivating health and wellness through Chinese standing meditation.
Article II: Membership
1.     Any member of the MIT community is eligible to become a member of this organization. One is considered a member of this organization in any given academic term if she has attended at least one club activity and one meeting in the preceding or current term.
2.     The organization’s membership will at all times consist of at least 5 MIT students and be more than half MIT students.
3.     This organization will not discriminate based on any characteristic listed in MIT's Nondiscrimination Statement.
4.     If this organization charges any monetary dues, there will be exceptions made for students that cannot afford these dues.

Article III: Officers
1.     This organization will have [at a minimum]  two officers:
a.     President
1.     The president shall be the official representative of the group to any other organization and to MIT.
2.     The president will preside over all meetings.
3.     The president is responsible for determining when meetings are and publicizing this to the group.
b.     Treasurer
1.     The treasurer shall be responsible for the finances of the group.
2.     MIT Qigong is a free student club with no ASA budget or outside funding.
2.     All officers of this organization must be distinct persons and MIT students.
3.     Elections:
a.     Elections of officers shall occur on Labor Day of each year.
b.     Any member of this organization is eligible to run for office.
c.     Quorum for elections is two thirds of the group.
d.     Any member is elected if he or she wins a majority of the voting members.
e.     If more than two people are running and no one wins a majority, then the person with the fewest votes is dropped from the ballot and votes are recast.
f.      The term of office runs from Labor Day until the following Labor Day.
4.     Removal: Officers may be removed by a two-thirds vote of the members.

Article IV: Meetings
1.     Meetings shall be held at least every semester.
2.     Meetings shall be presided over by the president.
3.     All decisions shall be made by a majority vote of all members present.
4.     Quorum for a meeting shall be one quarter of the members of the organization.

Article V: Amendments
1.     Amendments shall be presented by any member of the organization.
2.     Amendments shall be passed by a two-thirds voted of the members present.
3.     Quorum for amending this constitution shall be one third of all members of the organization.

Article VI: ASA Governance Clause
The MIT Qigong Club agrees to abide by the rules and regulations of the Association of Student Activities, and its executive board. This constitution, amendments to it, and the by-laws of this organization shall be subject to review by the ASA Executive Board to insure that they are in accordance with the aforementioned rules and regulations.