The name of this Club shall be GLOBE which is an acronym for Gay, Lesbian
Or Bisexual Employees.
ARTICLE II - OBJECT
The Club is established to advocate lesbian, gay, and bisexual concerns; sponsor
educational and cultural programs on lesbian, gay, and bisexual issues; be a liaison
between lesbian, gay, and bisexual employees and Laboratory management; foster a work
environment that is inclusive and supportive of lesbian, gay, and bisexual employees; and
promote a sense of community among our members.
ARTICLE III - MEMBERSHIP
Membership in GLOBE shall be open to employees and retired employees of BNL, BSA or
the Brookhaven Area Office of the U.S. Department of Energy, and members of their
immediate families; employees of permanent on-site employers (such as the Credit Union,
Upton Post Office, cafeteria, etc.) and members of their immediate families.
ARTICLE IV - OFFICERS
Each year the membership will elect the following officers: President, Vice-president,
The President shall further the objectives of the Club, preside at meetings, sign
official papers, represent the Club in negotiations, and designate sub-committee
chairpersons. The Vice-President shall assume the responsibilities of the
President in the absence of the President or when delegated to him/her by the
President. The Secretary shall be responsible for the
maintenance of records; keep official minutes of each meeting and inform the membership of
future meetings by letter orby phone and shall be responsible for all written correspondence
relating to Club business.
Officers shall be elected annually and hold office for a term of one calendar
year. Before the end of each calendar year, nominations and ballots shall be made
for each office, in a manner determined by the Executive Committee and announced by the
An office shall be deemed vacant on the date the individual ceases to be eligible for
office or when a resignation is accepted. The President may appoint a member to fill a
vacancy for the balance of the term or until a special election is held for that purpose.
ARTICLE V - COMMITTEES
Committees may be formed for the purpose of conducting the business of the Club. The President shall appoint
the committee chairperson, who may select the committee from the membership. Actions recommended by a committee
shall be subject to membership review during the next regular Club meeting.
ARTICLE VI - EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
The Executive Committee shall consist of the officers and the chairpersons of all
standing committees. Subject to the general approval by Club members, the Executive
Committee shall have authority for the routine management of the affairs and finances, and
shall have control of property. It shall be empowered to make rules regarding the
use of Club facilities.
ARTICLE - VII - MEETINGS
Meetings of the Club membership shall be called by the President and announced by the
Secretary; said notification shall include the time and place of the meeting and the
business to be conducted. Executive Committee meetings shall be arranged as needed
by the President, and the results of such meetings reported to the Club membership at Club
meetings or by mail.
ARTICLE VIII - CONSTITUTION, BYLAWS, AND RULES
Amendments to this Constitution may be made provided that the membership shall have
received advance written notice of the proposed amendment (s) in its (their) final form and
that an affirmative vote of two-thirds of the present, qualified, and voting membership is
obtained. Rules and bylaws formulated by the Executive Committee shall be in force
unless vetoed by a majority vote of the qualified membership present during a club
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