Constitution

The Constitution of Le Cercle Français at Augustana College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

ARTICLE I NAME

The name of this club shall be Le Cercle Français.

ARTICLE II EMBLEM

The emblem of this club shall be the Fleur de lys.

ARTICLE III PURPOSE

The purpose of this club shall be: to stimulate and encourage French cultural activities on the Augustana College Campus and to increase the knowledge and appreciation of the Augustana Community for the cultural contributions of the French-speaking world.

ARTICLE IV MEMBERSHIP AND PRIVILEGES

Membership in Le Cercle Français shall be open to any undergraduate, graduate, or non-traditional Augustana student who is interested in French language and culture. Students need not be a French or MFL major or minor to hold a position as officer in the Cabinet, to be a member of the club, or to attend any event sponsored by the club.

ARTICLE V CABINET AND OFFICERS

The Officers of Le Cercle Français shall constitute the Cabinet. The term of Cabinet Officers shall be for one year (May 1-April 30). There shall be no limit to the number of times students may hold the same or different Cabinet positions. The Cabinet Officers and their duties shall be as follows:

Président(e): shall preside over Cabinet meetings represent the club at campus and regional meetings and activities.

Secrétaire du Cabinet: shall prepare meeting agendas, record and distribute any minutes of the Cabinet meetings, and maintain an up-to-date membership list.

ARTICLE VI FACULTY ADVISOR

The term of the Faculty Advisor shall be indefinite. Duties of the Faculty Advisor are: to advise and to support all activities of the club, to be responsible for the annual election of Cabinet officers and, to keep accurate and up-to-date financial records, and to make sure that such records and all information of the club are given to the succeeding Advisor.

ARTICLE VII MEETINGS AND ELECTIONS

Meetings of the club shall be held at selected intervals. Cabinet meetings shall be held at selected intervals. An annual election of Cabinet Officers shall be conducted annually in April.

ARTICLE VIII AMENDMENTS

This Constitution may be amended by a majority vote of the Cabinet Officers. In the event of a tie vote, the Faculty Advisor shall cast the deciding vote.

Date of this Constitution: May 8, 1997; amended April 25, 2007.