Senior Beta Club Constitution
Article I Name
The name of the organization shall be the Round Top-Carmine High School Chapter of the National Beta Club.
Article II Affiliation and Co-ordination
This chapter of the National Beta Club is an integral part of the central organization of the National Beta Club, and shall be governed by the academic and financial policies laid down in the National Constitution of the central organization of the National Beta Club. Its coat of arms, motto, colors, creed and official insignia shall be those of the National organization of the National Beta Club.
Article III Purpose
The purpose of this organization shall be the promotion of scholarship, leadership, service, and good citizenship at the Round Top-Carmine High School.
Article IV Membership
The membership of this organization shall be made up from among the students of the ninth, tenth, eleventh, and twelfth grades of the Round Top-Carmine High School who, because of their worthy character, good mentality, creditable achievement and commendable attitude, have been approved for membership by the principal of the Round Top-Carmine High School.
Article V Officers
The officers of this chapter of the National Beta club shall be: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Reporter/Student Council Representative. These officers shall be selected from the senior class if there are enough members, and if not, selection will be made from the junior class. If a student ran for a state office as a junior, then that student will serve as President for the organization their senior year. The duties of the president shall be to preside at the meetings, to appoint the committees of the chapter (unless otherwise provided for in the by-laws), to represent this organization when necessary, and to administer the policies as laid down in this constitution and its by-laws. The duties of the vice-president shall be to preside at meetings when the president is absent and to assist in administering the affairs of the chapter. The duties of the secretary shall be to keep the records of membership, to record the minutes of the meetings, and to carry on the necessary club correspondence. The duties of the treasurer shall be to keep a record of all financial matters pertaining to this organization: to collect and preserve the club's funds: to pay out of the club's funds the necessary and designated moneys to meet the financial obligations of the club: and to pass on to the treasurer succeeding all records and funds remaining in the treasury. The duties of the reporter/student council representative shall be to report all news of the club meetings, projects, and activities to the newspaper, etc., and represent the club at other school/community meetings.
Article VI Committees
The permanent committees of the chapter of the National Beta Club shall be: (1) Executive, (2) Program, (3) Entertainment, (4) Publicity. The executive committee shall be made up of the officers of the chapter. Their duties are to carry out policies and activities of this organization, to direct any disciplinary action, to cooperate with the principal of the high school and to cooperate with club sponsors in all matters pertaining to the general welfare of the club. The duty of the program committee shall be to arrange for the meetings of the club, business and social, and to designate time and place of the meetings. The duty of the entertainment committee shall be to look after the entertainment features of the social meetings such as decorations, refreshments and special features. The duty of the publicity committee shall be to arrange for publicity of any activities of the club or any of its members in local and state newspapers on radio or television. In addition, the president may appoint special committees that may become necessary for the club.
Article VII Meetings
Regular meeting shall be held at such times and places as shall be designated in the by-laws. Special meetings may be called by the president after consultation and approval of the principal and sponsor of the club. The public may be invited to attend any regular or special meetings of this organization if approved by a majority vote with a quorum present.
Article VIII Services
Besides endeavoring at all times to be of service to the Round Top-Carmine High School and its students by upholding high standards of honesty and good citizenship, this chapter of the National Beta Club shall-after consultation with and upon approval of the principal, undertake some worth-while service project as designated in the by-laws.
Article IX Amending the constitution
The constitution of this organization may be amended by a two-thirds vote of the membership at any meeting where a quorum is present.
Round Top-Carmine High School Chapter of the National Beta Club
Article I Time and Place of Meetings
The time and place of meeting of this chapter of the National Beta Club shall be decided by the Sponsors and officers after consulting with the principal of Round Top-Carmine High School.
Article II Quorum
A quorum of this organization shall be constituted by a majority of the membership.
Article III Standards of Membership
Standards of membership in the Round Top-Carmine High School Chapter of the National Beta Club must conform to the general features as laid down in the National Constitution and in all cases must be approved by the principal of the high school. The classes from which members may be drawn shall be the freshmen, sophomore, junior, and senior classes. The requirements for membership in this chapter shall be: Ninth grade students only are eligible for Beta Club membership after their first semester of high school if they attain an average of 90 or above in their academic courses. For all other high school students to be eligible for membership, they must have a 90 or above in their academic courses for the previous two consecutive semesters of high school work. Academic coursework will be in accordance with the honor graduate standards and averages calculated as for honor graduates. The principal and or faculty may nominate a member for membership because of good leadership and citizenship. The candidate for membership shall be accepted by a majority vote of the members.
Article IV Induction of members
The induction of new members into the membership of this chapter of the National Beta Club shall be one of dignity appropriate to the ideals of the organization. Any induction initiation activity must be submitted to and approved by the principal of the high school.
Article V Loss of Membership
A member of this chapter of the Beta Club may be dropped from membership if his scholastic record falls below a minimum of 90 after he has been given a probationary period of one semester to raise his scholastic record above the minimum required for membership. The principal of the high school may drop a member from membership for moral or disciplinary reasons. A student so dropped from membership may be reinstated provided he meets the requirements laid down in the constitution and by-laws of this chapter. If a member who has been dropped is later reinstated, he will not be required to pay National membership fees again. If and when a member is dropped from membership, a record of this action shall be relayed to the National office of the Beta Club.
Article VI Service Project
This project shall be decided upon after consultation with and approval of the high school principal.
Article VII Local Dues and Assessments
The local dues of this chapter of the National Beta Club shall be none. Money assessments may not be made upon the membership to defray the costs of special undertakings.
Article VIII Amending the by-laws
The by-laws of this chapter of the National Beta Club may be amended by a majority vote of membership.
Article IX Scholarships
If monies allow, each graduating Beta Club member will receive a scholarship. The scholarship will need to be redeemed by February 1 of the year following graduation. The student will need to show proof of enrollment in an institution of higher learning.