Operation: Educate Children Constitution

Preamble

Operation: Educate Children believes that education is a HUMAN right, and commits itself to supporting educational opportunities for children worldwide. Operation: Educate Children is a nonprofit student organization, founded in 2006 by University of Michigan students who believe that every child has the right to a quality education.

Article I. Name

The organization shall be addressed as Operation: Educate Children or OEC for short.

Article II. Purpose

OEC designs and runs projects to promote local and international educational development through various fundraisers and service projects. Each year, OEC focuses its fundraising efforts on one major project that will have a direct and immediate impact on the international community. . In addition, OEC organizes year -round opportunities to tutor local children at Motts Children’s Hospital, Peace Neighborhood Center, and Clague Middle School.

Article III. Membership

Section 1.

Any university of michigan student (both undergraduate and graduate) is eligible to participate in OEC.

Section 2.

Members must attend 1 mass meeting per month and then participate in one of four committees: fundraising, marketing, educational outreach and tutoring.

Section 3.

Students can withdraw there membership at any point in the school year by informing the executive board either in person or thru email.

Article IV. Officers

Section 1.

OEC shall consist of three officers: President, Treasurer, and Secretary. The president shall serves as the main contact person for OEC. The president shall be responsible for development of agenda for each meeting, as well for each semester. The president shall act as the overseer of group operations: the president should have regular meetings with the secretary and treasurer, as well as help to oversee other committee activities. The secretary shall be responsible for the meeting minutes for board meetings, to be sent out within 24 hours, and meeting minutes for general meetings, to be sent out within 24 hours. He/she shall also be in charge creation of online documents (sign ups, schedule, polling) and also maintaining an OEC documents binder. The treasurer shall the creation of budget for semester as well as a budget for each fundraising event. The treasurer shall be responsible for detailed documentation of all OEC financial activity including weekly financial assessments through SOAS and the collection/deposit of receipts.

Section 2.

The executive board shall include, but not be limited to, the president, the secretary, the treasurer, two fundraising chairs, two marketing chairs and one educational outreach chair. Other active members may be invited by the board to join throughout the year.

Section 3.

OEC currently has no faculty advisor.

Article V. Operations

Section 1.

Any active member who has shown leadership qualities throughout the year qualifies for an officer position.

Section 2.

Officers shall present a short speech to board and the end of the school year during the final board meeting. Following the speeches there shall be a question and answer period. Board members will then vote on each position by secret ballot.

Section 3.

Officers shall assume their positions during the planning meeting for the following school year held at the end of each winter semester.

Section 4.

N/A

Article VI. Finances

Section 1.

OEC shall finance its activities through private donations, fundraising events, and school sponsored funding opportunities.

Section 2.

The treasurer shall be in charge of all OEC finances. All officers, board members, and committee members shall report all financial transactions to the treasurer. This consists proper documentation including receipts.

Article VII. Amendments

Section 1.

Amendments shall be proposed during the weekly board meetings.

Section 2.

Amendments shall be proposed by board members.

Section 3.

Amendments shall be discussed upon proposal. Voting on amendments shall occur during the next board meeting. Amendments shall pass if they receive a 2/3 majority from the board members.

Article VIII. Registration Renewal

Section 1.

OEC shall renew its membership at the beginning of each new school year in late August or early September.

Article IX. Removal of Membership

Section 1.

Officers may be removed for failure to comply to rules and regulations established by the organization.

Section 2.

Officers shall be removed by a 2/3 vote of all board members through a secret ballot.

Section 3.

Members shall only be removed by voluntary compliance.

Section 4.

Members may resign at any time by notifying the board either through email or in person.

Article X. By-Laws

OEC shall consist of four committees: 1) Tutoring 2) Fundraising 3) Educational Outreach 4) Marketing