Bylaws and Statutes


German Club

1. Name:

The organization will be called German Club of Lafayette College

2. Goals:

The objective of the German Club is to foster the interest of the German language and culture among Lafayette student, faculty, and staff. This goal will be achieved through organizing a variety of activities: lectures, films, panels, etc.. The Club serves as a framework for extracurricular activities of German contents.

3. Membership:

The Club is open to all individuals interested in the promulgation of understand the cultures and societies of German-speaking people.

4. Meetings:

Business meetings will be open to members of the Club, its adviser, and invited individuals. Other meetings will be open to all college students and faculty as well as persons from the local community.

5. Finances:

The Club activities will be financed mainly by an allocation from the Lafayette Student Government.

6. Amendments:

This constitution may be amended by 2/3-majority vote of the members of the German Club.

7. Cooperation:

The Club will support joint activities with other organizations such as the foreign language clubs, the International Student Association, the International Affairs Club, Hillel, and other culturally focused clubs.

8. Officers:

The Club will be led by an executive committee which will include a president, a vice president, a secretary and a treasurer. The president and vice president will have a general responsibility to the Club’s activities. The treasurer will handle all financial obligations and write the budget, which will be petitioned, to Student Government for allocation of funds. The secretary will be responsible for correspondence and coordinating publicity for events.

9. Faculty/Adviser:

The faculty adviser to the Club will be a professor of the German section of the Foreign Language Department. He/She will take part in the meetings of the executive committee and in business meetings, both of which will be chaired by the president or, in his/her absence, the vice president.

10. Election:

The president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer will be elected in a secret ballot by the entire membership. The organization committee will arrange the first election. The electoral method will be as follows: Election will be called one week prior to the election meeting. Nominations will be taken for president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer. Each officer will be voted on separately at that meeting by a simply majority of members present.

11. Term of Office:

Officers’ terms are from May 1 to May 1, one full year. Election for the new executive committee will be held the last week in April.


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