Chairperson - Anthony Dimauro-Ayling
Vice Chair - vacant
Secretary - Kathryn Lampert
Treasurer - Matilda Sanborn
Public Relations Chair - vacant
Article I: General Information
Section 1: Name
The name of this organization shall be the Spokane Community College-Republicans (SCCR), hereinafter referred to in this document as SCCR.
Section 2: Purpose/Mission
To make known and promote the principles of the Republican Party among members of the SCC/SFCC campus and community,
To aid in the election of Republican candidates at all levels of government,
To encourage and assist in the organization and active functioning of the Republican Party at the local, state, and national levels,
To develop political skills and leadership abilities among all students as preparation for future service by them to the party and the community.
Section 3: Affiliation
The SCCR shall affiliate with:
The College Republicans of Spokane Falls Community College, Gonzaga University, Whitworth University, Eastern Washington University, Washington State University, and the University of Washington
The Washington College Republican Federation (WCRF) providing two delegates
The Young American Federation (YAF)
Turning Point USA
The Washington Policy Center
The Mainstream Republicans of Washington
Students for Life
The Roanoke Conference
Section 4: Endorsements
Article II: Membership
Section 1: Eligibility for Membership
The SCCR shall be open to all SCC/SFCC students. Members attending at least half of the
meetings shall be held in good standing. Faculty, staff, and other non-students are allowed to attend meetings and events, but are not granted voting rights.
Section 2: Voting Member Criteria
Any SCC/SFCC student, having attended at least two meetings of the SCCR, shall be granted voting status.
Section 3: Removal of Members
A petition to remove a member must be submitted to an officer. This petition must contain the signatures of half of voting members. When such petition is received, the Chair shall call a meeting of the club to determine whether the member should be removed. The Chair shall present grounds for removal. The member in question shall be provided an opportunity to present a defense either in person or in writing. A quorum shall be present, and a vote 2/3 of the voting members shall be required to remove the member in question.
Article III: Officers
Section 1: Officer Qualifications
Any member of the SCCR is eligible to be an officer.
Section 2: Elected Officers
The officers of the SCCR shall be Chair, Vice Chair, Treasurer, and Secretary, Publicity Chair
Section 3: Duties of Officers
The President/Chair shall preside at all meetings, call special meetings, run the election process and be the primary contact with the institution.
The Vice President/Chair shall assume the President/President's duties in his/her absences, schedule meeting rooms/facilities, act as the primary SCC contact, and carry out any additional duties as delegated by the Chair. The Vice Chair shall also serve as Parliamentarian.
The Treasurer shall prepare the yearly budget, keep all financial records, submit monthly audits to the CFB, prepare any spontaneous requests, handle any other financial matters, and carry out any additional duties as delegated by the Chair.
The Secretary shall act record keeper and club historian, draft email correspondence, keep and update a list of club members, and carry out any additional duties as delegated by the Chair.
The Publicity Chair shall draft event announcements and event flyers, maintain SCCR club data on SCC webpage, FACEBOOK, and other social media vehicles.
The Member Outreach Chair shall form an assemble a committee engage current members ensuring they are aware of scheduled meetings and events paying particular attention to those members who have been routinely absent.
Section 4: Vacancy in Office
In the event a vacancy should occur, a volunteer may fulfill the responsibilities until a special election is held (i.e., if the Treasurer leaves office, the Secretary may take over).
Section 5: Removal of Officers
A petition to remove the officer in question must be submitted to another officer. This petition must contain the signatures of half of voting members. When such petition is received, the Chair
shall call a meeting of the club to determine whether the officer should be removed. The Chair shall present grounds for removal. The officer in question shall be provided an opportunity to present a defense either in person or in writing. A quorum shall be present, and a vote 2/3 of the
voting members shall be required to remove the officer in question. If the petition is against the Chair, the Vice Chair shall temporarily assume the Chair's duties until the Chair's fate is decided.
Section 6: Appeal of Removal of Officers
Any removed officer shall be granted an opportunity to appeal to the membership. A vote shall then be held, and a 2/3 of the voting membership shall be required to reinstate the removed officer.
Article IV: Elections
Section 1: Nomination of Candidate
Any member in good standing may nominate a candidate from the floor for office in the SCCR.
Section 2: Election
All officers shall be elected at a regular SCCR meeting between November 15th-December 15th, to be announced at the meeting no less than two weeks in advance. An absolute majority
shall elect officers for those present and voting and who are members held in good standing. Officers will hold their position for a full calendar year unless otherwise noted.
Section 3: Special Elections
Vacancies occurring among the officers shall be filled by the election of the Executive Board at the first meeting following the occurrence of the vacancy, provided however that notice that the election is to occur must be included in an official notice of the Board meeting. A person elected to fill a vacancy shall serve as officer until the next annual election.
Article V: Advisors
Section 1: Advisor Selection
The Chair shall find and secure an advisor for the SCCR.
Section 2: Duties
shall participate in the development of the yearly goals of the club, and in any mediation with Student Activities, Leadership Development, and/or the Spokane Community College and Spokane Falls Community College,
serve as an advocate for the club to the faculty and administration,
advise members of school policy,
act in any other capacity the Chair or Executive Board see fit.
Article VI: Meetings
Section 1: Regular Meetings/Club Activities
Meetings shall occur at least twice a month and shall be called by the Chair or as deemed necessary.
Section 2: Special Meetings
The Chair may call special meetings. The Chair must contact all member in good standing at least 24 hours before special meetings are to begin.
Section 3: Parliamentary Authority
The Chair shall preside over all meetings and will use Robert's Rules of Order in the proceedings.
Section 4: Quorum
A minimum of 2/3 of eligible voting members must be present to take any votes. Absent board members may appoint a proxy if necessary when voting.
Section 5: Agenda
The Chair shall prepare an Agenda for each of the meetings. The Agenda will be set 24 hours prior to the meeting. Changes to the Agenda must be given to the Chair prior to the 24 hour window. Any changes to the Agenda will be addressed in the “New Business” section of the Agenda.
Section 6: Minutes
The Secretary shall keep minutes of the meetings based on the Chair’s agenda.
Article VII: Committees
The Chair shall form committees as he/she sees fit. The Chair shall determine the responsibilities and duties of the committee at its formation
Article VIII: Finances
Section 1: Co-Funding Board
The SCCR shall annually apply for SNA fee committee funds and shall abide by all SNA regulations.
Section 2: Honorariums
No member or officer shall receive honorariums or stipends from the SCCR.
Article IX: Amendments
Section 1: Ratification
Proposed amendments to this constitution must be presented to the President. Upon receiving an amendment, the President will inform all members in good standing one week prior to meeting
about the proposed constitutional amendments. A minimum of 2/3 of members present and voting must support the amendment.
Section 2: Submittal to Administration
All changes to this constitution must be reported to the office of Student Activities and Leadership and the Joint Club Board.
Article X: Prevention of Discrimination and Harassment
Section 1: Admittance
The SCCR admits students without regard to their race, religion, color, sex, creed, age, marital status, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran’s status to all the rights, privileges, programs, and other activities, generally accorded or made available to member of the organization.
Section 2: Prevention
All members shall be provided an environment free from harassment directed to any individual or group on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, creed, age, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status that is severe, pervasive or persistent, and objectively offensive so as to substantially disrupt or undermine a person’s ability to participate in or receive benefits, services or opportunities of the SCCR.
Article XI: Hazing
The SCCR considers hazing to be a degrading and destructive activity, which is inconsistent with the standards of this student organization. The SCCR recognizes the dignity of every person and opposes all forms of hazing.
Article XII Social Media Communication
The SCCR maintains a Facebook page and uses Discord and Messenger for communication.
The SCCR will maintain an all member group chat and a board member group chat.
Each social media platform will be used for general announcements and for communications benefitting all members.
Questions directed to an individual member or the advisor shall be sent to the individual’s private Messenger or Email.