Club Sports Leadership Workshop-Constitutions

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Club Sports Leadership Workshop-Constitutions

  1. 1. UO Club Sports Leadership Workshop Series Club Sports Anatomy Creating Club Sports Constitutions WELCOME!
  2. 2. What is a club sports constitution? <ul><li>Operational guidelines or rules by which members govern themselves. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why have a constitution? <ul><li>Provides historical continuity </li></ul><ul><li>New Executive Board members shouldn’t have to </li></ul><ul><li>re-invent the wheel each year (unless needed!) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Why have a constitution? <ul><li>Serves as a decision making tool for the club </li></ul>
  5. 5. Anatomy of a Club Sports Constitution The Basics <ul><li>Name & Purpose </li></ul><ul><li>Membership Requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Executive Board </li></ul><ul><li>Amendments </li></ul>
  6. 6. Name and Purpose <ul><li>The name and purpose should include the general goals and purpose of the organization. </li></ul><ul><li>Article 1 :The official name of the club will be the University of Oregon Sailing Team. The team is a sponsored member club of the University of Oregon Club Sports Program. </li></ul><ul><li>Article II : The club’s purpose is to provide a positive opportunity for University of Oregon students with an interest in enjoying recreational sailing, learning how to sail, and competing in collegiate-level sailing as a member of the Intercollegiate College Sailing Association. The club gives equal opportunity to any eligible Oregon student wishing to participate in the club competitively, as well as for recreation. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Membership Requirements <ul><li>Membership Section should be inclusive of specific club requirements, as well as UO Club Sports program, and governing body requirements. </li></ul><ul><li>Article I : </li></ul><ul><li>All University of Oregon students currently enrolled and paying student incidental fees are eligible to join the club. </li></ul><ul><li>Article 2: </li></ul><ul><li>Full membership in the club is based on paying dues in full, being active in attending club functions, and adhering to the guidelines of the Standards of Conduct for Club Sports Events. </li></ul><ul><li>Article 3: </li></ul><ul><li>The following rights and privileges are accorded to any full member: To participate in all practices and other functions, to represent their team and the University, to have access to the equipment and facilities managed by the club, and to give their vote in the electing of new club officers. </li></ul><ul><li>. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Executive Board <ul><li>The Executive Board section should outline the leadership of the club, and specific duties of those positions. </li></ul><ul><li>Article1: Duties of Office </li></ul><ul><li>Head Coordinator (use the UO Club Sports Head Coordinator definition) </li></ul><ul><li>President (list and define all duties and obligations) </li></ul><ul><li>Vice President </li></ul><ul><li>Treasurer </li></ul><ul><li>Secretary </li></ul><ul><li>Article 2: Executive Board Elections </li></ul><ul><li>Article 3: Executive Board Term of Office </li></ul>
  9. 9. More on Executive Board <ul><li>State the title of all officers. </li></ul><ul><li>What are the duties and responsibilities of each officer? </li></ul><ul><li>What are your requirements for executive officers? </li></ul><ul><li>How long do officers serve? </li></ul><ul><li>Do past officers have a specific role in the organization? </li></ul><ul><li>Will Executive Board meetings be held? How often? Who will call meetings? </li></ul><ul><li>How are officers elected or selected? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the procedure for removing a person from office? </li></ul>
  10. 10. More on Executive Board <ul><li>All club sports at the University of Oregon must have a Head Coordinator as part of their Executive Board. </li></ul><ul><li>Chair (or Co-Chairs) </li></ul><ul><li>Vice Chair </li></ul><ul><li>Treasurer </li></ul><ul><li>Secretary </li></ul><ul><li>Team Captains, Publicity Officer, Safety Officer, Equipment Manager….. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Anatomy of Club Sports Constitutions The Basics
  12. 12. Anatomy of Club Sports Constitutions Beyond the Basics
  13. 13. Anatomy of Club Sports Constitutions Beyond the Basics
  14. 14. Anatomy of Club Sports Constitutions Beyond the Basics <ul><li>Committees </li></ul><ul><li>Standing Committees </li></ul><ul><li>Ad Hoc Committees </li></ul><ul><li>What is the difference between these types of committees and why would your club need them? </li></ul>
  15. 15. Sample Constitutions & Discussion <ul><li>How Can My Executive Board Club Get Started Creating Our Constitution? </li></ul><ul><li>Club Sports E-files </li></ul><ul><li>“ Resources” E-File </li></ul><ul><li>BASIC CONSTITUTION TEMPLATE </li></ul>
  16. 16. Club Sports Anatomy Creating Club Sports Constitutions GOOD LUCK! See you at the next Club Sports Leadership Workshop!

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