of Massachusetts Shotokan Karate Club
||To promote the sound physical
and mental development of its members through the study of Shotokan
membership is open to all students, staff, and faculty of the University
of Massachusetts, and to the general community. The majority of the
clubs members must be UMass undergraduates, of which there must be
UMass Shotokan Club does not discriminate on the basis of race, color,
religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, or disability.
vice-president, treasurer, secretary, health and safety officer.
Candidates must be nominated by an active member. Officers will
be elected during the semester by a majority vote of membership
at a regularly scheduled meeting. New officers shall take office
immediately following their election. Unexpected vacancies will
be filled at the first regularly scheduled meeting. These offices
must be held by UMass undergraduates. All club offices are completely
independent of karate rank (and, therefore, the positions of senior
The duties of
the officers are as follows:
oversee club meetings and maintain contact with the Campus Activities
Office. The President will hold Signature Responsibility.
To assist the president in the execution of his duties.
duties, including minutes, written records, signs, notices, and
record keeping, and administration of all club monies. The Treasurer
will hold Signature Responsibility.
Health and Safety
Officer: To have an adequate knowledge of tournament safety rules
and first aid, and to be prepared to assist club members in case
of injury (which is extremely rare in karate).
will be scheduled regularly throughout the semester; business meetings
will be called as necessary. Minutes of business meetings will be
taken as necessary by the secretary.
Shotokan Karate Federation, East Coast Shotokan Karate Association,
and the East Coast Collegiate Karate Union.
will be collected at the beginning of each semester. The amount of
dues will be determined by the executive council. Club membership
will not be denied on the basis of inability to pay dues. Expenditures
include a $100 a year ECSKA fee and a $60 ECCKU fee.
be proposed at a regularly scheduled meeting and voted upon at the
first regular meeting, following the one in which the proposal was
made. The adoption of any amendments to the constitution will be made
only upon the concurrence of at least two-thirds of the members present
who are eligible to vote.
||For club business to be
conducted at a meeting, the number of voting eligible members present
must be greater than or equal to 50% of the eligible members, plus
||Officers who do not fulfill
their obligations of office may be recalled upon the concurrence of
two thirds of members present, who are eligible to vote, at a regularly