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'''Revised March 2008'''
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These changes were approved at the spring 2009 AGM.
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'''CONSTITUTION OF THE VARSITY OUTDOOR CLUB'''
 
'''CONSTITUTION OF THE VARSITY OUTDOOR CLUB'''
  
This Constitution shall take precedence over all previous constitutions effective April 2, 2008.
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This constitution shall take precedence over all previous constitutions effective April 2, 2009.
  
 
=Articles=
 
=Articles=
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==Article 3 - Membership==
 
==Article 3 - Membership==
  
The membership of this organization is divided into five categories:  Student, Associate, Alumni, Honorary, and Other.
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The membership of this organization is divided into four categories:  Student, Associate, Alumni, and Honorary.
  
:1.1. Student Members
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:3.1 Student Members
  
::1.1.1. Eligibility
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::3.1.1 Eligibility
::Must be members of the AMS.
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:::3.1.1.1 Must be members of the AMS.
  
::1.1.2. Privileges
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::3.1.2 Privileges
:::1.1.2.1. All social and competitive privileges of the club.
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:::3.1.2.1 All social and competitive privileges of the club.
:::1.1.2.2. The use of club equipment (see Bylaw 12).
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:::3.1.2.2 The use of club equipment (see Bylaw 12).
:::1.1.2.3. The privilege of voting.
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:::3.1.2.3 The privilege of voting.
:::1.1.2.4. The privilege of holding an Executive position (see Bylaw 3 and 5).
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:::3.1.2.4 The privilege of holding an Executive position (see Bylaw 3 and 5).
  
::1.1.3. Qualifications
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::3.1.3 Qualifications
:::1.1.3.1. Membership commences when membership fees are paid, a membership form is filled out, and the waiver is signed. Membership terminates on September 30 of the following school year.
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:::3.1.3.1 Membership commences when membership fees are paid, a membership form is filled out, and the waiver is signed. Membership terminates on September 30 of the following school year.
:::1.1.3.2. Student Members must comprise two-third (2/3) of the total membership.
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:::3.1.3.2 Student Members must comprise two-third (2/3) of the total membership.
  
::1.1.4. Obligations
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::3.1.4 Obligations
:::Members are obliged to know and obey all club rules as outlined in the Bylaws.
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:::3.1.4.1 Members are obliged to know and obey all club rules as outlined in the Bylaws.
  
:1.2. Associate members
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:3.2 Associate members
  
::1.2.1. Eligibility
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::3.2.1 Eligibility
:::1.2.1.1. UBC Faculty or Staff.
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:::3.2.1.1 UBC Faculty or Staff.
:::1.2.1.2. Spouses of Student Members or spouses of Associate Members.
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:::3.2.1.2 Spouses of Student Members or spouses of Associate Members.
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:::3.2.1.3    Others who are not eligible for a different membership class but whose membership is of benefit to the club, as determined by the Membership Chairperson.
  
::1.2.2. Privileges
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::3.2.2 Privileges
:::1.2.2.1. All social and competitive privileges of the club.
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:::3.2.2.1 All social and competitive privileges of the club.
:::1.2.2.2. The use of club equipment (see Bylaw 12).
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:::3.2.2.2 The use of club equipment (see Bylaw 12).
:::1.2.2.3. Associate Members may not vote nor may they hold executive positions.
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:::3.2.2.3 Associate Members may not vote nor may they hold executive positions.
  
::1.2.3. Qualifications
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::3.2.3 Qualifications
:::1.2.3.1. Qualifications shall be the same as for Student Members.
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:::3.2.3.1 Qualifications shall be the same as for Student Members.
  
::1.2.4. Obligations
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::3.2.4 Obligations
:::Members are obliged to know and obey all club rules as outlined in the Bylaws.
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:::3.2.4.1 Members are obliged to know and obey all club rules as outlined in the Bylaws.
  
:1.3. Alumni Members
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:3.3 Alumni Members
::1.3.1. Eligibility
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::3.3.1 Eligibility
:::1.3.1.1. Must have been members of the VOC previously either as Student Members or as Associate Members or must have been an Other Member for at least four years.
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:::3.3.1.1 Must have previously been a Student Member of the VOC and must not be eligible for Student Membership, or
:::1.3.1.2. Must not be eligible for Student or Associate Membership.
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:::3.3.1.2 Must have previously been a Student or Associate Member of the VOC for at least four years.
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:::3.3.1.3 In special circumstances the Membership Chair may grant eligibility to members who are not otherwise eligible.
  
::1.3.2. Privileges
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::3.3.2 Privileges
:::1.3.2.1. All social and competitive privileges of the club.
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:::3.3.2.1 All social and competitive privileges of the club.
:::1.3.2.2. No use of club equipment (see Bylaw 12).
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:::3.3.2.2 No use of club equipment.
:::1.3.2.3. Shall not receive a complimentary copy of the Varsity Outdoor Club Journal.
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:::3.3.2.3 Shall not receive a complimentary copy of the Varsity Outdoor Club Journal.
  
::1.3.3. Qualifications
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::3.3.3 Qualifications
:::1.3.3.1. Alumni Members are members for life.  They are not required to perform any qualifications.
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:::3.3.3.1 Alumni Members are members for life.  They are not required to perform any qualifications.
:::1.3.3.2. Alumni Members may, on payment of the Associate Membership fee, receive equipment privileges and receive a copy of the journal for the year.
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:::3.3.3.2 Alumni Members may, on payment of the Associate Membership fee, receive equipment privileges and receive a copy of the journal for the year.
  
::1.3.4. Obligations
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::3.3.4 Obligations
:::Members are obliged to know and obey all club rules as outlined in the Bylaws.
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:::3.3.4.1 Members are obliged to know and obey all club rules as outlined in the Bylaws.
  
:1.4. Honorary Members
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:3.4 Honorary Members
  
::1.4.1. Eligibility
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::3.4.1 Eligibility
:::Persons who have shown a keen interest in the VOC may be awarded Honorary Membership.
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:::3.4.1.1 Persons who have shown a keen interest in the VOC may be awarded Honorary Membership.
  
::1.4.2. Privileges
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::3.4.2 Privileges
:::1.4.2.1. All social and competitive privileges of the club.
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:::3.4.2.1 All social and competitive privileges of the club.
:::1.4.2.2. Honorary Members will be presented with a club pin on their election.
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:::3.4.2.2 Honorary Members will be presented with a club pin on their election.
  
::1.4.3. Qualifications
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::3.4.3 Qualifications
:::Honorary Members are elected at a General Meeting, and are members for life.
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:::3.4.3.1 Honorary Members are elected at a General Meeting, and are members for life.
 
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:1.5. Other Members
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::1.5.1. Eligibility
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:::1.5.1.1. Must not be eligible for any other class of membership.
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:::1.5.1.2. The membership of an individual in this class must be of benefit to the club, as determined by the Membership Chairperson.
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::1.5.2. Privileges
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:::1.5.2.1. All social and competitive privileges of the club.
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:::1.5.2.2. The use of club equipment (see Bylaw 12).
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:::1.5.2.3. Other Members may not vote nor may they hold Executive positions.
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::1.5.3. Qualifications
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:::1.5.3.1. Qualifications shall be the same as for Student Members.
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::1.5.4. Obligations
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:::Members are obliged to know and obey all club rules as outlined in the Bylaws.
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==Article 4 - Executive==
 
==Article 4 - Executive==
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:4.3 Treasurer
 
:4.3 Treasurer
 
:4.4 Secretary
 
:4.4 Secretary
:4.5 Quartermasters (two)
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:4.5 Quartermasters (three)
 
:4.6 Trips Coordinator
 
:4.6 Trips Coordinator
 
:4.7 Membership Chairperson
 
:4.7 Membership Chairperson
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:6.1 All amendments shall be forwarded to the SAC secretary and shall be favourably voted upon by SAC in order to become effective.
 
:6.1 All amendments shall be forwarded to the SAC secretary and shall be favourably voted upon by SAC in order to become effective.
:6.2 All amendendments within the club shall be passed by a two-thirds (2/3) majority at a general meeting where quorum is present and shall be presented at a general meeting at least two (2) weeks before it is voted upon.
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:6.2 All amendments within the club shall be passed by a two-thirds (2/3) majority at a general meeting where quorum is present and shall be presented at a general meeting at least two (2) weeks before it is voted upon.
::6.2.1 An amendement may be proposed at a general meeting if it is passed by the executive and presented with a signed minute
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::6.2.1 An amendment may be proposed at a general meeting if it is passed by the executive and presented with a signed minute
::6.2.2 An ammendment may be proposed by a general meeting if it is presented by a signed petition representing twenty percent (20%) of the '''''active membership'''''.
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::6.2.2 An amendment may be proposed by a general meeting if it is presented by a signed petition representing twenty percent (20%) of the active membership.
 
:6.3 The constitution may be amended by a minute of the SAC
 
:6.3 The constitution may be amended by a minute of the SAC
  
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::1.1.1 There shall be a minimum of one general meeting during the University winter session.
 
::1.1.1 There shall be a minimum of one general meeting during the University winter session.
 
::1.1.2 A general meeting shall be called by the President at the request of the executive.
 
::1.1.2 A general meeting shall be called by the President at the request of the executive.
::1.1.3 A general meeting shalled by called by the President on receipt of a petition representing at least forty precent (40%) of the active membership
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::1.1.3 A general meeting shall by called by the President on receipt of a petition representing at least forty percent (40%) of the active membership
 
::1.1.4 Notice of the general meeting shall be posted on the VOC website, message board outside the clubroom, and included in the weekly newsletter (VOCene) at least seven (7) days before the meeting is to take place.
 
::1.1.4 Notice of the general meeting shall be posted on the VOC website, message board outside the clubroom, and included in the weekly newsletter (VOCene) at least seven (7) days before the meeting is to take place.
::1.1.5 Quorum:  If the agenda, time, and place of the meeting have been posted seven (7) days in advance on the notice board in the Clubroom, fifteen percent (15%) of the voting members shall constitute a quorum.   
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::1.1.5 Quorum:  If the agenda, time, and place of the meeting have been posted seven (7) days in advance on the VOC website, message board outside the clubroom, and included in the weekly newsletter (VOCene), fifteen percent (15%) of the voting members shall constitute a quorum.   
  
 
:1.2 Executive Meetings
 
:1.2 Executive Meetings
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:2.1 The election of officers shall take place during the annual general meeting, in April of each year.
 
:2.1 The election of officers shall take place during the annual general meeting, in April of each year.
:2.2 Voting shall be by secret ballot.
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:2.2 Individual voter choice must be kept secret from the candidates.
:2.3 Nominations shall be in to the president at least a week before the election meeting.
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:2.3 Nominations shall be submitted to the president at least a week before the election meeting.
 
:2.4 The president may accept nominations from the floor.
 
:2.4 The president may accept nominations from the floor.
:2.5 The new executive shall take office at the second executive meeting after the election.
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:2.5 The new executive shall take office at the Joint Executive Meeting after the election.
 
:2.6 Results of the election shall be submitted to the SAC Secretary no later than seven (7) days after the election.
 
:2.6 Results of the election shall be submitted to the SAC Secretary no later than seven (7) days after the election.
 
  
 
==Bylaw 3 - Eligibility of Executive Officers==
 
==Bylaw 3 - Eligibility of Executive Officers==
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==Bylaw 4 - Membership Privileges==
 
==Bylaw 4 - Membership Privileges==
  
See Article 3 for the privileges that go with various forms of membership.
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See Article 3 for the privileges associated with the various membership classes.
  
 
==Bylaw 5 - Executive Officers==
 
==Bylaw 5 - Executive Officers==
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::5.1.2 Any officer who requires assistance with his/her duties may request the services of volunteers or an appointed committee.
 
::5.1.2 Any officer who requires assistance with his/her duties may request the services of volunteers or an appointed committee.
 
::5.1.3 Any officer not fulfilling his/her duties as decided by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the Executive, and subject to the same vote at a General Meeting, must resign.
 
::5.1.3 Any officer not fulfilling his/her duties as decided by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the Executive, and subject to the same vote at a General Meeting, must resign.
::5.1.4 Term of office begins at the Joint Executive Meeting in the Spring.
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::5.1.4 Term of office begins at the Joint Executive Meeting in the spring.
  
 
:5.2 Executive Duties
 
:5.2 Executive Duties
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::5.2.2 Vice President
 
::5.2.2 Vice President
 
:::5.2.2.1 Assist the president in all his/her duties.
 
:::5.2.2.1 Assist the president in all his/her duties.
:::5.2.2.2 Organize all Club social functions.
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:::5.2.2.2 Organize all VOC social functions.
  
 
::5.2.3 Treasurer
 
::5.2.3 Treasurer
:::5.2.3.1 Be responsible for all Club financial matters, especially budgeting.
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:::5.2.3.1 Be responsible for all VOC financial matters, especially budgeting.
  
 
::5.2.4 Secretary
 
::5.2.4 Secretary
:::5.2.4.1 Keep minutes of the Executive and General Meetings, file minutes for the year, and post a copy of the same in the Clubroom within one week of Meetings.
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:::5.2.4.1 Keep minutes of the Executive and General Meetings, file minutes for the year, and post a copy of the same in the clubroom within one week of Meetings.
 
:::5.2.4.2 Be responsible for all mail correspondence, collecting mail, and ensuring  that it is answered or otherwise dealt with in a timely manner.
 
:::5.2.4.2 Be responsible for all mail correspondence, collecting mail, and ensuring  that it is answered or otherwise dealt with in a timely manner.
 
:::5.2.4.3 Assist the Membership Chairperson to revise the Membership Handbook and other membership documents.
 
:::5.2.4.3 Assist the Membership Chairperson to revise the Membership Handbook and other membership documents.
  
 
::5.2.5 Trips Coordinator
 
::5.2.5 Trips Coordinator
:::5.2.5.1 Be responsible for coordinating all regular Club trips.
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:::5.2.5.1 Be responsible for coordinating all regular VOC trips.
 
:::5.2.5.2 Be responsible for organizing our instructional outdoors schools.
 
:::5.2.5.2 Be responsible for organizing our instructional outdoors schools.
 
:::5.2.5.3 Ensure there is a suitable schedule of trips of all levels for our Members.
 
:::5.2.5.3 Ensure there is a suitable schedule of trips of all levels for our Members.
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::5.2.6 Quartermaster
 
::5.2.6 Quartermaster
:::5.2.6.1 There are two Quartermasters elected.
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:::5.2.6.1 There are three Quartermasters elected.
:::5.2.6.2 Maintain Club equipment in the equipment room.
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:::5.2.6.2 Maintain club equipment in the equipment room.
:::5.2.6.3 Maintain an inventory of Club Equipment
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:::5.2.6.3 Maintain an inventory of club Equipment
 
:::5.2.6.4 Set deposits and policy for equipment, subject to Executive approval.
 
:::5.2.6.4 Set deposits and policy for equipment, subject to Executive approval.
 
:::5.2.6.5 Maintain regular hours for taking out and bringing back equipment.
 
:::5.2.6.5 Maintain regular hours for taking out and bringing back equipment.
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:::5.2.9.1 Keeps a list of email addresses of all the members who wish to receive our weekly newsletter.
 
:::5.2.9.1 Keeps a list of email addresses of all the members who wish to receive our weekly newsletter.
 
:::5.2.9.2 Actively seeks out material to publish in our weekly newsletter.
 
:::5.2.9.2 Actively seeks out material to publish in our weekly newsletter.
:::5.2.9.3 Publishes the newsletter in a reliable fashion, preferably Tuesday evening.
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:::5.2.9.3 Publishes the newsletter in a reliable fashion, preferably once a week.
  
 
::5.2.10 Archivist
 
::5.2.10 Archivist
 
:::5.2.10.1 Maintain the VOC library, guide books, maps, old journals and current records.
 
:::5.2.10.1 Maintain the VOC library, guide books, maps, old journals and current records.
:::5.2.10.2 Keep the Clubroom neat and pleasant.
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:::5.2.10.2 Keep the clubroom neat and pleasant.
  
 
::5.2.11 Public Relations Officer
 
::5.2.11 Public Relations Officer
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:::5.2.11.2 Provides a schedule of speakers and films for General and social Meetings.
 
:::5.2.11.2 Provides a schedule of speakers and films for General and social Meetings.
  
::5.2.12 External Liaison Officer
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::5.2.12 Outdoor Clubs Liaison Officer
:::5.2.12.1 Act as the Club’s representative to the Federation of Mountain Clubs of British Columbia (FMCBC).
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:::5.2.12.1 Act as the VOC’s representative to the Federation of Mountain Clubs of British Columbia (FMCBC).
:::5.2.12.2 Act as the Club’s representative to the Alpine Club of  Canada (ACC).  
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:::5.2.12.2 Act as the VOC’s representative to the Alpine Club of  Canada (ACC).  
  
 
::5.2.13 Special Projects Coordinator
 
::5.2.13 Special Projects Coordinator
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:::5.2.14.1 Responsible for issuing Climbing wall membership passes to members.
 
:::5.2.14.1 Responsible for issuing Climbing wall membership passes to members.
 
:::5.2.14.2 Obtains and posts a schedule for use of the climbing wall.
 
:::5.2.14.2 Obtains and posts a schedule for use of the climbing wall.
:::5.2.14.3 The Climbing Wall Coordinator is the Club’s alternate Booking Officer. (see Public Relations Officer)
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:::5.2.14.3 The Climbing Wall Coordinator is the VOC’s alternate Booking Officer. (see Public Relations Officer)
 
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==Bylaw 6 - Procedure==
 
==Bylaw 6 - Procedure==
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==Bylaw 8 - Membership Fees==
 
==Bylaw 8 - Membership Fees==
  
:8.1 Fees shall '''''not''''' be refundable under any circumstances.
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:8.1 Fees shall not be refundable under any circumstances.
 
:8.2 The Executive may amend the fees at the first Executive Meeting of the winter session, but the amendment shall not be valid unless passed by SAC.
 
:8.2 The Executive may amend the fees at the first Executive Meeting of the winter session, but the amendment shall not be valid unless passed by SAC.
 
:8.3 Student membership fees are $35.00.
 
:8.3 Student membership fees are $35.00.
 
:8.4 Associate membership fees are $52.50.
 
:8.4 Associate membership fees are $52.50.
:8.5 Alumni may pay $45.00 if they wish and this gives them access to Club equipment and a copy of the Varsity Outdoor Club Journal.
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:8.5 Alumni Members pay no annual fees.
 
:8.6 Honorary Members pay no annual fees.
 
:8.6 Honorary Members pay no annual fees.
:8.7    Other Members pay a membership fee of $52.50.
 
  
 
==Bylaw 9 - Committees==
 
==Bylaw 9 - Committees==
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==Bylaw 12 - Equipment Rules==
 
==Bylaw 12 - Equipment Rules==
  
:12.1 To borrow Club equipment, a Member with gear privileges must pay a deposit as specified by the Quartermaster(s).
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:12.1 To borrow club equipment, a Member with gear privileges must pay a deposit as specified by the Quartermaster(s).
 
:12.2 A member must forfeit part or all of the deposit upon failure to return the equipment by the deadline agreed upon.
 
:12.2 A member must forfeit part or all of the deposit upon failure to return the equipment by the deadline agreed upon.
 
:12.3 A member must assume financial responsibility for lost or damaged equipment.
 
:12.3 A member must assume financial responsibility for lost or damaged equipment.
:12.4 Equipment privileges may be revoked by agreement of both Quartermasters.
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:12.4 Equipment privileges may be revoked by agreement of the Quartermasters.
  
 
==Bylaw 13 - Awards==
 
==Bylaw 13 - Awards==
  
:In recognition of outstanding Club work by Members, the following awards may be given at the Annual Banquet.  Awards shall be made only if a suitable candidate may be found.  The candidates shall be chosen by the President or Vice President and two other Club Members.
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:In recognition of outstanding club work by Members, the following awards may be given at the Annual Banquet.  Awards shall be made only if a suitable candidate may be found.  The candidates shall be chosen by the President or Vice President and two other VOC Members.
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:13.1 Bronze VOC Pin
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::The number of pins awarded each year shall not exceed two percent (2%) of the total membership and shall be awarded on a two-thirds (2/3) Executive vote.  
  
:13.1 Silver VOC Pin
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:13.2 Silver VOC Pin
 
::The number of pins awarded each year shall not exceed two percent (2%) of the total membership and shall be awarded preferably to persons on their graduating year, on a two-thirds (2/3) Executive vote.  
 
::The number of pins awarded each year shall not exceed two percent (2%) of the total membership and shall be awarded preferably to persons on their graduating year, on a two-thirds (2/3) Executive vote.  
  
:13.2 Gold VOC Pin
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:13.3 Gold VOC Pin
 
::In very exceptional circumstances, the committee may see fit to award a Gold VOC Pin.  Before this can be awarded, a three-quarter (3/4) vote at a General Meeting must approve.
 
::In very exceptional circumstances, the committee may see fit to award a Gold VOC Pin.  Before this can be awarded, a three-quarter (3/4) vote at a General Meeting must approve.
  
:13.3   Roland Burton Beginner-Friendliness Award
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:13.4   Roland Burton Beginner-Friendliness Award
 
::In special circumstances, the executive may see fit to award the 'Roland Burton beginner-friendliness award', on a two-thirds (2/3) Executive Vote.
 
::In special circumstances, the executive may see fit to award the 'Roland Burton beginner-friendliness award', on a two-thirds (2/3) Executive Vote.
  

Revision as of 12:12, 3 April 2009

These changes were approved at the spring 2009 AGM.


CONSTITUTION OF THE VARSITY OUTDOOR CLUB

This constitution shall take precedence over all previous constitutions effective April 2, 2009.

Articles

Article 1 - Name

The name of this organization shall be the Varsity Outdoor Club of the AMS, hereafter referred to as the VOC.


Article 2 - Purpose

The purpose of the VOC is to promote an interest in self-propelled outdoor activities at UBC.


Article 3 - Membership

The membership of this organization is divided into four categories: Student, Associate, Alumni, and Honorary.

3.1 Student Members
3.1.1 Eligibility
3.1.1.1 Must be members of the AMS.
3.1.2 Privileges
3.1.2.1 All social and competitive privileges of the club.
3.1.2.2 The use of club equipment (see Bylaw 12).
3.1.2.3 The privilege of voting.
3.1.2.4 The privilege of holding an Executive position (see Bylaw 3 and 5).
3.1.3 Qualifications
3.1.3.1 Membership commences when membership fees are paid, a membership form is filled out, and the waiver is signed. Membership terminates on September 30 of the following school year.
3.1.3.2 Student Members must comprise two-third (2/3) of the total membership.
3.1.4 Obligations
3.1.4.1 Members are obliged to know and obey all club rules as outlined in the Bylaws.
3.2 Associate members
3.2.1 Eligibility
3.2.1.1 UBC Faculty or Staff.
3.2.1.2 Spouses of Student Members or spouses of Associate Members.
3.2.1.3 Others who are not eligible for a different membership class but whose membership is of benefit to the club, as determined by the Membership Chairperson.
3.2.2 Privileges
3.2.2.1 All social and competitive privileges of the club.
3.2.2.2 The use of club equipment (see Bylaw 12).
3.2.2.3 Associate Members may not vote nor may they hold executive positions.
3.2.3 Qualifications
3.2.3.1 Qualifications shall be the same as for Student Members.
3.2.4 Obligations
3.2.4.1 Members are obliged to know and obey all club rules as outlined in the Bylaws.
3.3 Alumni Members
3.3.1 Eligibility
3.3.1.1 Must have previously been a Student Member of the VOC and must not be eligible for Student Membership, or
3.3.1.2 Must have previously been a Student or Associate Member of the VOC for at least four years.
3.3.1.3 In special circumstances the Membership Chair may grant eligibility to members who are not otherwise eligible.
3.3.2 Privileges
3.3.2.1 All social and competitive privileges of the club.
3.3.2.2 No use of club equipment.
3.3.2.3 Shall not receive a complimentary copy of the Varsity Outdoor Club Journal.
3.3.3 Qualifications
3.3.3.1 Alumni Members are members for life. They are not required to perform any qualifications.
3.3.3.2 Alumni Members may, on payment of the Associate Membership fee, receive equipment privileges and receive a copy of the journal for the year.
3.3.4 Obligations
3.3.4.1 Members are obliged to know and obey all club rules as outlined in the Bylaws.
3.4 Honorary Members
3.4.1 Eligibility
3.4.1.1 Persons who have shown a keen interest in the VOC may be awarded Honorary Membership.
3.4.2 Privileges
3.4.2.1 All social and competitive privileges of the club.
3.4.2.2 Honorary Members will be presented with a club pin on their election.
3.4.3 Qualifications
3.4.3.1 Honorary Members are elected at a General Meeting, and are members for life.

Article 4 - Executive

The Executive of the VOC shall comprise of the following positions:

4.1 President
4.2 Vice President
4.3 Treasurer
4.4 Secretary
4.5 Quartermasters (three)
4.6 Trips Coordinator
4.7 Membership Chairperson
4.8 Public Relations Officer
4.9 Outdoor Clubs Liaison Officer
4.10 Archivist
4.11 Journal Editor
4.12 Newsletter Editor
4.13 Special Project Coordinator
4.14 Climbing Wall Coordinator

Article 5 - Financial Dealings

All financial dealings shall be done through the AMS Administration Office. The sole signing officer of the VOC shall be the TREASURER.

Article 6 - Amendments

6.1 All amendments shall be forwarded to the SAC secretary and shall be favourably voted upon by SAC in order to become effective.
6.2 All amendments within the club shall be passed by a two-thirds (2/3) majority at a general meeting where quorum is present and shall be presented at a general meeting at least two (2) weeks before it is voted upon.
6.2.1 An amendment may be proposed at a general meeting if it is passed by the executive and presented with a signed minute
6.2.2 An amendment may be proposed by a general meeting if it is presented by a signed petition representing twenty percent (20%) of the active membership.
6.3 The constitution may be amended by a minute of the SAC

Bylaws

Bylaw 1 - Meetings

1.1 General Meetings
1.1.1 There shall be a minimum of one general meeting during the University winter session.
1.1.2 A general meeting shall be called by the President at the request of the executive.
1.1.3 A general meeting shall by called by the President on receipt of a petition representing at least forty percent (40%) of the active membership
1.1.4 Notice of the general meeting shall be posted on the VOC website, message board outside the clubroom, and included in the weekly newsletter (VOCene) at least seven (7) days before the meeting is to take place.
1.1.5 Quorum: If the agenda, time, and place of the meeting have been posted seven (7) days in advance on the VOC website, message board outside the clubroom, and included in the weekly newsletter (VOCene), fifteen percent (15%) of the voting members shall constitute a quorum.
1.2 Executive Meetings
1.2.1 Executive Meetings shall be called by the President, or upon request of one third of the officers.
1.2.2 Only elected officers may vote at Executive Meetings.
1.2.3 One half (1/2) of the Executive shall constitute a quorum.

Bylaw 2 - Elections

2.1 The election of officers shall take place during the annual general meeting, in April of each year.
2.2 Individual voter choice must be kept secret from the candidates.
2.3 Nominations shall be submitted to the president at least a week before the election meeting.
2.4 The president may accept nominations from the floor.
2.5 The new executive shall take office at the Joint Executive Meeting after the election.
2.6 Results of the election shall be submitted to the SAC Secretary no later than seven (7) days after the election.

Bylaw 3 - Eligibility of Executive Officers

3.1 Only living active members of the Alma Mater Society shall be eligible to hold Executive offices
3.2 The President, Vice President and Treasurer must have been Student Members for at least one full year.
3.3 The President and Treasurer must have been a member of a previous VOC Executive.

Bylaw 4 - Membership Privileges

See Article 3 for the privileges associated with the various membership classes.

Bylaw 5 - Executive Officers

5.1 General
5.1.1 Each Executive Officer shall present a full written report of his or her year’s duties, actions, contracts, inventories and all other pertinent and valuable information to the new Executive at the General Meeting prior to the Joint Executive Meeting.
5.1.2 Any officer who requires assistance with his/her duties may request the services of volunteers or an appointed committee.
5.1.3 Any officer not fulfilling his/her duties as decided by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the Executive, and subject to the same vote at a General Meeting, must resign.
5.1.4 Term of office begins at the Joint Executive Meeting in the spring.
5.2 Executive Duties
5.2.1 President
5.2.1.1 Preside at all Executive and General Meetings.
5.2.1.2 Act as coordinator of all Executive positions.
5.2.1.3 Be an ex-officio member of all committees.
5.2.2 Vice President
5.2.2.1 Assist the president in all his/her duties.
5.2.2.2 Organize all VOC social functions.
5.2.3 Treasurer
5.2.3.1 Be responsible for all VOC financial matters, especially budgeting.
5.2.4 Secretary
5.2.4.1 Keep minutes of the Executive and General Meetings, file minutes for the year, and post a copy of the same in the clubroom within one week of Meetings.
5.2.4.2 Be responsible for all mail correspondence, collecting mail, and ensuring that it is answered or otherwise dealt with in a timely manner.
5.2.4.3 Assist the Membership Chairperson to revise the Membership Handbook and other membership documents.
5.2.5 Trips Coordinator
5.2.5.1 Be responsible for coordinating all regular VOC trips.
5.2.5.2 Be responsible for organizing our instructional outdoors schools.
5.2.5.3 Ensure there is a suitable schedule of trips of all levels for our Members.
5.2.5.4 Act as a resource for Members who wish to lead trips.
5.2.6 Quartermaster
5.2.6.1 There are three Quartermasters elected.
5.2.6.2 Maintain club equipment in the equipment room.
5.2.6.3 Maintain an inventory of club Equipment
5.2.6.4 Set deposits and policy for equipment, subject to Executive approval.
5.2.6.5 Maintain regular hours for taking out and bringing back equipment.
5.2.6.6 Be responsible for the internal marketing of all VOC publications and sundries, such as maps, guide books, VOC shirts, journals, songbooks.
5.2.6.7 In the event that the required deposit was not taken, assume financial responsibility to the extent of the appropriate deposit.
5.2.7 Membership Chair
5.2.7.1 Organize the membership drive.
5.2.7.2 Record eligibility for membership according to qualifications completed.
5.2.7.3 Maintain a list of members.
5.2.7.4 Publish, by October 31st, the Hustler’s Handbook of all paid-up members, plus Alumni and Honorary members who have requested in writing to be included.
5.2.8 Journal Editor
5.2.8.1 Be responsible for the editing and publishing of the Journal, to coincide with the Annual Banquet, typically in April.
5.2.8.2 Be responsible for the editing, updating, publishing and external marketing of all VOC publications including those not published on an annual basis.
5.2.9 Newsletter Editor
5.2.9.1 Keeps a list of email addresses of all the members who wish to receive our weekly newsletter.
5.2.9.2 Actively seeks out material to publish in our weekly newsletter.
5.2.9.3 Publishes the newsletter in a reliable fashion, preferably once a week.
5.2.10 Archivist
5.2.10.1 Maintain the VOC library, guide books, maps, old journals and current records.
5.2.10.2 Keep the clubroom neat and pleasant.
5.2.11 Public Relations Officer
5.2.11.1 As Booking Officer, organizes bookings of rooms for VOC events on Campus.
5.2.11.2 Provides a schedule of speakers and films for General and social Meetings.
5.2.12 Outdoor Clubs Liaison Officer
5.2.12.1 Act as the VOC’s representative to the Federation of Mountain Clubs of British Columbia (FMCBC).
5.2.12.2 Act as the VOC’s representative to the Alpine Club of Canada (ACC).
5.2.13 Special Projects Coordinator
5.2.13.1 Be responsible for the planning, construction and maintenance of trails, cabins, and other projects.
5.2.13.2 Coordinates information about our cabins, and any work that needs doing.
5.2.14 Climbing Wall Coordinator
5.2.14.1 Responsible for issuing Climbing wall membership passes to members.
5.2.14.2 Obtains and posts a schedule for use of the climbing wall.
5.2.14.3 The Climbing Wall Coordinator is the VOC’s alternate Booking Officer. (see Public Relations Officer)

Bylaw 6 - Procedure

6.1 All procedural matters shall be governed by Robert’s Rules of Order, Newly Revised.
6.2 Any further discrepancies shall be decided by the Students Court, which is the final authority.

Bylaw 7 - Quorum

Unless otherwise stated, the quorum for all Meetings shall be twenty-five percent (25%) of Student Members.

Bylaw 8 - Membership Fees

8.1 Fees shall not be refundable under any circumstances.
8.2 The Executive may amend the fees at the first Executive Meeting of the winter session, but the amendment shall not be valid unless passed by SAC.
8.3 Student membership fees are $35.00.
8.4 Associate membership fees are $52.50.
8.5 Alumni Members pay no annual fees.
8.6 Honorary Members pay no annual fees.

Bylaw 9 - Committees

Committees may be appointed by the executive or at a general meeting, but the executive still shall take the responsibility to supervise and control the activities of all committees. Appointed executives or committee members shall not have a vote in executive decisions, but shall have regular voting privileges at Annual General Meetings.

Bylaw 10 - Budget

10.1 In accordance with the AMS Bylaw 13(6) (Subsidiary Organizations), all funds shall be remitted to the Vice-President Finance.
10.2 An annual report including a statement of club proposed expenditures and expected revenues shall be submitted to the Vice-President Finance by April 1 of each year.

Bylaw 11 - Summer

11.1 Regular General Meetings are suspended over the Summer Term.
11.2 Executive duties are the responsibility of the new Executive.
11.3 Executive unable to perform their duties over the Summer Term shall appoint a suitable replacement before the last General Meeting.

Bylaw 12 - Equipment Rules

12.1 To borrow club equipment, a Member with gear privileges must pay a deposit as specified by the Quartermaster(s).
12.2 A member must forfeit part or all of the deposit upon failure to return the equipment by the deadline agreed upon.
12.3 A member must assume financial responsibility for lost or damaged equipment.
12.4 Equipment privileges may be revoked by agreement of the Quartermasters.

Bylaw 13 - Awards

In recognition of outstanding club work by Members, the following awards may be given at the Annual Banquet. Awards shall be made only if a suitable candidate may be found. The candidates shall be chosen by the President or Vice President and two other VOC Members.
13.1 Bronze VOC Pin
The number of pins awarded each year shall not exceed two percent (2%) of the total membership and shall be awarded on a two-thirds (2/3) Executive vote.
13.2 Silver VOC Pin
The number of pins awarded each year shall not exceed two percent (2%) of the total membership and shall be awarded preferably to persons on their graduating year, on a two-thirds (2/3) Executive vote.
13.3 Gold VOC Pin
In very exceptional circumstances, the committee may see fit to award a Gold VOC Pin. Before this can be awarded, a three-quarter (3/4) vote at a General Meeting must approve.
13.4 Roland Burton Beginner-Friendliness Award
In special circumstances, the executive may see fit to award the 'Roland Burton beginner-friendliness award', on a two-thirds (2/3) Executive Vote.

Bylaw 14 - Interpretation

Nothing in these bylaws shall be interpreted in a manner contradictory to the AMS Constitution, Code, rules, regulations or policies enacted from time to time by the Alma Mater Society.