Hispanic Heritage Club at BNL
Article I: Name
The name of the club shall be “ Hispanic Heritage
Club at BNL”
Article II: Purpose
The purpose of the Hispanic Heritage Club is to
bring to Brookhaven National Laboratory, awareness and an aesthetic
appreciation of Hispanic Culture. To achieve our goals, the organization shall:
- Create an environment where members can discuss and support Hispanic Culture.
- Develop social events and activities that will promote awareness and appreciation of
Article III: Membership
Is open to
BNL and BSA employees and their immediate family members, including retirees;
the Brookhaven Area Office of the U.S. Dept. of Energy and members of their
immediate families; persons with BNL or BSA guest and visiting appointments and
members of their immediate families; employees of permanent on site’ employees
such as Flik, Teachers Federal Credit Union, Upton post office, etc, and
members of their immediate families. All shall be admitted to membership in
this group & governed by it’s By-laws. The right to vote is reserved for members
of the Hispanic Heritage Club.
Article IV: Membership Fee
Each member will be required to pay an annual
membership fee. Fulfillment of dues will be required to hold active status and
voting privileges within the club.
Article V: Officers
- The Executive Board
will consist of the following members: president, vice president,
recording secretary, corresponding secretary, and treasurer as well as
ongoing committee chairs, such as membership, hospitality, etc. All of the
Executive Board of the club shall have voting rights, with the president
voting only to break a tie.
- The members of the
Executive Board who are elected by the voting members shall conduct the
affairs of the club.
- Executive Board members
shall be elected to a term of one year to begin in February, and may be
re-elected. An officer may not serve on the Executive Board for more than
- In case of a vacancy in
any office, the Executive Board shall nominate a member or fill the
vacancy for the unexpired term, and notify the membership of a special
election at the next scheduled meeting.
- The officers will serve
Article VI: Meetings
- Executive Board
meetings will be held once a month to formulate and carry out plans for
- The president or vice
president or a quorum of the Executive Board may call special meetings of
Article VII: Special Committees
The president shall appoint a committee chairperson
as the need arises, subject to majority approval of the Executive Board.
- This Constitution may be amended by ¾ vote of those members who are present at any
regular meeting, quorum being present, provided that notice of the proposed
amendment has been given at the preceding meeting.
- No amendment of this Constitution that would require reorganization or dissolution
shall be made except by a ¾ vote in a duly assembled meeting, a quorum being
present, provided that notice of the proposal amendment was duly mailed, 30
days prior to meeting, to each member in good standing.