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Winter 2005 General Meetings:

Tuesday, Haines 362, 6:30 pm

Platform

We are currently conducting a poll to determine our platform. If you are a member in good standing, you may vote by email adderess at a location to soon be announced in this space.

 

Constitution & Mission Statement for the Bruin Republicans of UCLA

Article I: Mission Statement

The Bruin Republicans (hereinafter referred to as "the Club"), as the premier right-of-center organization on the UCLA campus, has committed itself to an independent and intellectual path that strives to confront and reflect the issues students on this campus face directly, as well as the diverse opinions within our own organization.
Like all Republican organizations, we will work toward the reelection of all Republicans, for whom freedom and personal liberty are paramount in mind and practice. We will further pursue educating the student body on the importance of a strong, proactive, national defense and a society of personal responsibility.
With our unique position on the UCLA campus, there are a great many unmet needs that we fill obligated to fill. We are a programming body, dedicated to organizing engaging campus events that educate as much as advocate. We are an intellectual body, dedicated to enhancing the ideological diversity of the campus by exposing students to ideas that they may not have been exposed to either at home or at the University. We are a member of the campus community, dedicated to the pursuit of a healthy and open marketplace of ideas on campus, and thus advocate programs and policies that promote calm debate on campus and constructive dialog. As a body dedicated to promoting involvement in the American political system, we work to educate students on the importance of voting and provide ways for them to be politically active.
We stand as a contrary and often isolated voice on this campus that so prides itself on the pursuit of intellectual grandeur. As such, we must be the ones to speak truth to power in the face of censorious political correctness; to fight for true diversity of thought in the face of pressure to conform; and to fight for a day when it is not only acceptable but laudable to defend our nation against the hatred of extremists, a day when no one need be ashamed of the circumstances of their birth. Although our ultimate individual causes may differ somewhat, we, the Bruin Republicans, not those who speak and clap in lockstep unison, are the true heirs to the Free Speech Movement.

Article II - Membership & Quorums

  • Section 1: Non-Discrimination Boilerplate
    As signed to at the Center fot Student Programming
  • Section 2: Meetings
    The Club shall meet no less than seven times per UCLA academic quarter and shall meet according to requirements as defined in Art. III, Sec. 9 to conduct the business of the Club. Official meetings may be called by the Chairman, or by a majority of the entire Board of Directors. During Club meetings only members in good standing shall have voting rights.
  • Section 3: Quorum
    The presence of a majority of the members in good standing shall constitute a quorum. Once attained, quorum cannot be lost.
  • Section 4: Members in good standing, defined.
    • A. A member in good standing shall have attended a minimum of 50% of the General Meetings called beginning with the first meeting called of the school year. This provision shall not apply to any member, for the elections defined in Section 6 of this Article, who has attended the immediately preceding Annual California College Republicans convention as a delegate for the club, or who serves on the Board of Directors.
    • B. The Secretary must keep detailed records of all attendance and voting, and has final say as to who has met the requirements for be a member in good standing.
    • C. The constitution should not be construed to grant any body the ability to suspend voting requirements.

Article III - Board of Directors

  • Section 1: Powers of the Club shall be delineated to the Board of Directors, to its individual officers, and to Board Member Classes A-F.

  • A. The following powers are assigned to the board, and may be exercised by a majority vote of the board:
  • 1. Make decisions by voting (majority unless otherwise specified), in any case in which the constitution specifically calls for a board vote or decision.
  • 2. Make decisions on behalf of the club as part of an official board meeting, when said decisions must be made before a general meeting can occur.
  • B. The following powers are assigned to all Board Members Class A
  • 1. Constitutes a board position counted for purposes of the quorum requirement
  • 2. May participate in board votes.
  • 3. Should represent the club, and should ensure that the Daily Bruin has their contact information on file.
  • 4. Has access to the club email account.
  • 5. May, collectively, decide on a course of action for the club in the case that the decision must be made before a general meeting can take place and a quorum of the entire board is unable to be contacted.
  • 6. May, individually, provide provisional consent on behalf o the club in the case that a decision is deemed unlikely to be controversial. Provisional consent allows preparation for a course of action, pending approval by the club as described elsewhere in this document.
  • 7. Has the option of being one of the three signatories on file with the Office for Student Programming. A Class A board member may alternatively decline his or her signatory status and assign it to a board member Class B.
  • 8. May nominate for appointment by the board one or more Class D Board Members (Coordinators) to aid them in specific tasks. This should not be construed to grant the power to simply appoint board members without well-defined duties or those not necessary for the proper functioning of the club. No more than one Coordinator assigned to any given officer shall be allowed voting rights. The Board member in question may allow voting rights to be divided between their Coordinators equally (and only equally), but this decision must be made at the time of appointment.
  • C. The following powers are assigned to all Board Members Class B
  • 1. Constitutes a board position counted for purposes of the quorum requirement.
  • 2. May participate in board votes.
  • 3. May represent the club under certain circumstances.
  • 4. May nominate for appointment by the board one or more Class D Board Members (Coordinators) to aid them in specific tasks. This should not be construed to grant the power to simply appoint board members without well-defined duties or those not necessary for the proper functioning of the club. Beyond Coordinators that the constitution requires, no more than one Coordinator assigned to any given officer shall be allowed voting rights. The Board member in question may allow voting rights to be divided between their discretionary Coordinators equally (and only equally), but this decision must be made at the time of appointment.
  • D. The following powers are assigned to all Board Members Class C
  • 1. Constitutes a board position counted for purposes of the quorum requirement.
  • 2. May participate in board vote
  • E. The following powers are assigned to all Board Members Class D (Coordinators)
  • 1. Constitutes a board position counted for purposes of the quorum requirement.
  • 2. May participate in board votes.
  • 3. Is assigned to a specific board member to whom he or she reports
  • F. The following powers are assigned to all Board Members Class E
  • 1. Does not constitute a board position counted for purposes of the quorum requirement.
  • 2. May participate in board votes
  • G. The following powers are assigned to all Board Members Class F
  • 1. Does not constitute a board position counted for purposes of the quorum requirement.
  • 2. The majority vote of all Board Members Class F counts as a single board vote.
    The following shall be members of the Board of Directors and their duties.

  • Section 2: The following shall be the members of the Board of Directors, and posess all the powers listed below.

  • A. Chairman
  • 1. Preside over all Club and board meetings.
  • 2. Serve as chief executive officer of the Club.
  • 3. Appoint Committees and their Chairmen.
  • 4. Has all powers corresponding to a Board Member Class A.
  • B. Vice-Chairman
  • 1. Serve as the presiding officer of the club in the absence of the Chairman.
  • 2. Oversees internal club management
  • 3. Has all powers corresponding to a Board Member Class A.
  • C. Committee Chair
  • 1. Coordinates and creates committees.
  • 2. Works with Vice-Chairman on internal affairs
  • 3. Has all powers corresponding to a Board Member Class A.  
  • D. Secretary
  • 1. Record the minutes at all meetings, including attendance and a current roster of members in good standing.
  • 2. Serve as Club historian.
  • 3. Maintains voter rolls and has final say over voter eligibility.
  • 4. Has all powers corresponding to a Board Member Class B.
  • E. Treasurer
  • 1. Maintain the financial records for the Club.
  • 2. Must be prepared to present the most recent financial statements at each and every official meeting.
  • 3. Coordinate fund-raising efforts.
  • 4. Has all powers corresponding to a Board Member Class B.
  • F. Outreach Director
  • 1. Coordinates off-campus socio-political agenda2. Oversees permanent Outreach Committee
  • 3. Advertises UCLAís and The Clubís agendas
  • G. Marketing Director
  • 1. Responsible for maintaining all club mailing lists
  • 2. Responsible for ensuring that donors receive thank you cards.
  • 3. Responsible for ensuring that club members and donors are kept apprised of club activities and news.
  • 4. Has all powers corresponding to a Board Member Clas
  • H. Events Director
  • 1. Ensures that food and drink are available at meetings when the club deems necessary
  • 2. Responsible for planning club events of a social nature, whether internal or open to the general public.
  • 3. Has all powers corresponding to a Board Member Class
  • I. Technical Director
  • 1. Oversees and maintains website
  • 2. Arranges web advertising and updates on the MyUCLA student portal
  • J. Immediate Past Chairman.
  • 1. Has all powers corresponding to a Board Member Class E.
  • K. Any current or former member who serves on the State Board of the California College Republicans.
  • 1. Has all powers corresponding to a Board Member Class E.
  • L. Freshman Representative (2 positions)
  • 1. Must be two first year UCLA students
  • 2. May be elected during Fall Quarter only.
  • 3. Has all powers corresponding to a Board Member Class E.
  • M. New Board Positions
  • 1. This list of constitutional positions and ways in which new positions may be added is exhaustive. Another position may only be added by a majority vote of the board and confirmation by 2/3rds of members in good standing present at a general meeting.
  • Section 5: Confirmation
  • All board of directors appointments must be approved by a majority of the Board, and board members may be nominated by any board member unless otherwise noted.
  • Section 6: Election Timing
  • A. Elections must take place by the end of the UCLA Undergraduate Academic Spring Quarter.
  • B. A member running for office or voting in an election must be a member in good standing.

  • Section 7: Election Challenges

If no challenge is filed in writing as to the legitimacy of an election, it becomes final at midnight of the day after the election. Written challenges may be construed as motions before the board to overturn the election, and must be voted on by midnight of the following friday or else be dismissed. No board member may vote to overturn without the honest belief that rules have been violated in such a way that the election would otherwise have had a different outcome. Upon passage of this constitution, all previous claims with regard to failure to ratify a board are null and void.

  • Section 8: Officers assume their positions upon the conclusion of Spring Quarter.

  • Section 9: Vacancies:

  • A. In the event of a vacancy of the office of Chair, the Vice-Chair shall immediately assume the office and duties of Chair.
    B. In the event of a vacancy of the office of Vice Chair, the Executive Director shall immediately assume the office and duties of Vice Chair.
    C. In the event of a vacancy in any office, with the exception of Chairman and Vice-Chairman, the Chairman shall appoint a replacement with the approval of a majority of the Board. The majority of the board may alternatively vote to hold an election for the open seat only at the official meeting immediately following the next official meeting
    .

Section 10: Mandatory Requirements for Official Meetings of the Board and of the Club.
The Board and the Club shall convene when requested by the Chair or by a majority of the entire Board in writing, and has all the powers of the Club.
The term "presiding officer" shall be defined as the person who convenes and presides over the official meetings. If there is more than one presiding officer who performs either one or more of the tasks of convening and presiding over meetings, those individuals must collectively fulfill the obligations outlined in this Section herein or else be held liable for the impeachment process outlined in Art. III, Sec. 10, clause C.
The presiding officer or officers shall adhere to these mandatory requirements for club meetings, illustrated herein Art. III, Sec. 9. If the presiding officer or officers are determined to be in violation of Art. III, Sec. 9, proceedings for impeachment, and removal of presiding officer(s) may commence only as outlined in Article III, Sec. 10, clause C.

1. Any determination of violation of Art. III, Sec. 9 shall ultimately be made by a majority of signatures of the entire Board of Directors in writing.
The presiding officer(s) shall call no less than seven official Club meetings per UCLA undergraduate academic quarter of regular school session. Failure to reach quorum at any of the presiding officer(s)' convened Club meetings shall not count against the total official Club meetings convened by the presiding officer(s).
Once the presiding officer(s) convene an official Club meeting, the presiding officer(s) cannot cancel or amend it for 48 hours prior to the scheduled start time of the meeting.

1. If the presiding officer chooses to cancel or amend a call for a Club meeting within the 48-hour period before the meeting, the cancellation or change must be approved by a majority of the Board.

2. However, the presiding officer(s) shall be allowed to make a relocation of venue (a room change) for the official Club meeting during emergencies, when the facility is already in use, or when the facility is unsuitable for meeting. A room change made by the presiding officer shall be exempt from the 48-hour requirements in Art. III, Sec. 9, Clause F, as long as the presiding officers provide for a decent, suitable room or venue to hold a Club meeting and direct all BR members to the new meeting room in a reasonable fashion. The presiding officer(s) or their designates may post signs (to direct from the originally scheduled room to the new room), email, telephone, or use other means of mass communication (not personal contact) to achieve this purpose.

Section 10: Impeachment
A. Any Officer other than the Chair or any other presiding officer may be removed from his position by a 2/3 vote of all members in good standing.
B. The Chair or any other presiding officer shall be removed immediately from his position, provided that 2/3 of the entire Board of Directors sign Articles of Impeachment, and a majority of the members in good standing present at a general meeting vote to ratify them.
C. This clause should only be invoked in a time of club crisis and in response to highly significant malfeasance, and never for political or personal reasons.


Section 11: Automatic Approval

Any Officer is automatically removed from the Board if he misses 3 meetings in a row (any combination of General or Board meetings), or misses a total of 5 meetings beginning with the first meeting of the school year. Removed officers may return to any office only through the usual reappointment procedures, except that if the process used does not include a popular vote, a majority of members in good standing may vote to block the appointment.
A. Board members except for the Chair may retain their positions if they take a quarter off, so long as that quarter is either spent in Los Angeles and doesn't constitute a break in club involvement, or if involves work or internships for Republican or Conservative causes, organizations, or officials.


Section 12: Assumption of Office

The term of office of appointed officers shall automatically end upon the completion of Spring Quarter, when new officials take office.

 

Article IV - General Voting


The Club may form specific rules to govern itself by a majority vote, provided that the rules do not contradict the Constitution. Any ruling by the Chairman may be overturned by a 2/3 vote. In all matters not conflicting with this constitution or the Club's rules, the current edition of Robert's Rules of Order shall have parliamentary authority.

 

Article V - Parliamentary Procedure

The presiding officer may suspend parliamentary procedure at any time, unless such suspension meets with objection from at least one member in good standing. If such an objection is made, business shall immediately continue under standard parliamentary procedure.Article VI - Constitutional Amendments and Judiciary Procedure.


The Chairman shall have the power to interpret all portions of the constitution except this article and is restricted by areas limited by "shall not be construed" or "final say" clauses.

 

 

 

 

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