CONSTITUTION Article 1. Name and Purpose of the Organization



Article 1. Name and Purpose of the Organization.

Club Tropical is a social and cultural organization whose purpose is to promote Latin culture through dancing and tropical rhythms of Latin America; to provide a venue for cultural interaction between the

University community and the external community; to promote tropical rhythms of Latin America through weekly cultural events.

This organization and its members shall not discriminate against any individual(s) for reasons of race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, sex, age, handicap, or Vietnam-era veteran status.

Article 2. Membership: Qualifications .

Voting members are currently enrolled Ohio State students. Faculty, alumni, professional, etc. are honorary members with the option of voting. Non-students are not permitted to vote.

Article 3. Organization Leadership.

Organization leaders are appointed by the Adviser from the ranks of the voting members. Term of office is

1 year. There will be 4 appointed officers: President, Vice-President, Treasurer, and a University-wide

Council of Hispanic Organizations representative.

Duties of officers:

President: represent the Organization, schedule meetings and rooms, organize weekly meetings, and, organize events.

Vice-President: assist the President with scheduling and organizing meetings and events, represent the

Organization when the President is not available, take notes at meetings, prepare minutes, and keep records for historical purposes.

Treasurer: take care of all financial aspects of the Organization, record expenses, update checking account, sign checks, and take notes when the Vice-President is not available at meetings.

Article 4. Advisor's Qualification Criteria

Advisor must be a full-time member of the University Faculty or Administrative & Professional Staff.

Advisor's responsibilities are to appoint officers and to be available for consultations and organizational concerns.

Article 5. Meetings of the organization .

There will be 2 general meetings of the membership per academic year. The first general meeting will take place in Autumn and will focus on planning for the academic year. The second general meeting will take place towards the end of Spring quarter; election of officers for the following year will take place at this meeting. There will also be monthly meeting for purposes of discussing ongoing items.

Article 6. M ethod of amending Constitution .

Proposed amendments will be in writing, will not be acted upon but read in the general meeting in which they are proposed, will be read again in the general meeting in which the votes will be taken, and will require the approval of two-thirds of the present voting membership.

Article 7. Method of Dissolution of Organization .

Organization will be dissolved for lack of membership. Minimum number of members will be 4.

Dissolution will be decided by the Adviser. Should any assets and debts exist, they will be equally divided among the current members.


Article 1. Parliamentary Authority

The rules contained in Robert's Rule of Order shall govern the Organization Club Tropical in all cases to which they are applicable, and in which they are not inconsistent with the by-laws of this organization.

Article 2. Membership.

Membership requires a fee. Students will be charged $2.00 to attend each beginner’s or advance dance class and non student will be charged $2.00 to attend each beginner’s dance class and $5.00 to attend each advance dance class. Members will be registered with the President by submitting their name and phone number. Termination of membership will be decided by the Organization officers.

Article 3. Appointment of Government Leadership .

Advisor will appoint officers during the end-of-the-year general meeting, in the month of May.

Resignation requests will be communicated to the Advisor. Impeachment procedures will be decided by the


Article 4. Method of Amending by-laws.

By-laws may be amended by proposing the change in writing and reading the change at a weekly meeting, then bringing the proposed change up for vote at the subsequent weekly meeting with a majority vote of two/thirds of the membership present.