About the Club
The Alma College German Club is a student-run organization established in 2006. Elected officials and enthusiastic German students help organize extra-curricular activities such as German Film screenings, the German Table, Oktoberfest and other cultural activities. The German Club meets regularly and works very closely with the German Program Faculty. For more information, please contact the German Club officials and click on the German Club Constitution.
2008-2009 Club Officials
Co-Presidents: Scott Casey and Nick Sulak
Vice President: Lauren Kimpel
Secretary: Lauren Sypniewski
Treasurer: Amanda Gulick
Public Relations Representative: Julia Ruff and Kassondra Wasek
The Alma College German Club is a student-run organization established in 2006. Elected officials and enthusiastic German students help organize extra-curricular activities such asGerman Film screenings, the German Table, Oktoberfest und other cultural activities. The German Club meets regularly and works very closely with the German Program Faculty. For more information, please contact the German Club officials.
Article I — Name
The name of this organization shall be the Alma College German Club.
Article II — Purpose
The purpose of this organization shall be to give those students interested in the German culture an outlet for expression.
Article III — Membership
a) Over-all grade point of 2.0 b) Interest in the German culture.
Article IV — Officers
Section 1. Officers shall be as follows:
b) Vice President
d) Option of appointing new officer positions as necessary.
Section 2. The duties of the president shall be to lead all activities of the club, preside at meetings, call meetings of officers when necessary, and to perform all other duties ordinarily assigned to his office. The candidate for Presidency must have taken at least two semesters of German and have a sophomore, junior, or senior standing.
Section 3. The duties of the Vice President shall be to assume the duties of the president in his absence or disability, and to assume the responsibility of setting up the program for the club. S/he shall also perform the alumni secretary duties. The candidate for vice presidency must have taken at least two semesters of German and have a sophomore, junior, or senior standing.
Section 4. The duties of the Secretary-Treasurer shall be to keep a record of the meeting, care for the correspondence and do all the secretarial work of the club. S/he shall also collect all the money used by the club and pay the same out when properly authorized. The candidate for secretary-treasurer must have taken at least one semester of German and have any standing on campus. A freshman may apply for the position during the second semester if the position becomes vacant.
Section 5. New officer positions will be decided by a 2/3 vote by the members of the German Club. Duties assigned to the officer shall be decided by a 2/3 vote.
Section 6. Officers may serve two terms in office. One term is defined as one academic year following the certification of election results.
Article V — Elections and Vacancies of Officers to the German Club.
Section 1. Elections
The president, vice president, and secretary-treasurer of the German club shall be elected before the first week in March with the results of election being at the second meeting of the month.
Section 2. Voting
a) Only members of the German Club may vote or hold office.
b) 3/4 majority vote is needed for the election of a President.
c) 2/3 majority vote is needed for the election of other officers in the club.
d) If a officer is not elected by a 3/4 or 2/3 majority vote then the voting members will have another election. By the fourth reelection, if the voting members cannot decide on a candidate, then the candidate chosen will be determined by a majority vote.
Section 3. Vacancy
a) If the office of the President is vacated, the Vice President shall be the successor until the President is able to resume command. If the Vice President and President are vacated, then the Secretary-Treasurer shall be the successor until President or Vice President is able to resume command.
b) During anytime an officer besides the President cannot fulfill his/her duties or the position becomes vacant, the President will assume that position until s/he appoints a new person for office or until that officer can fulfill his/her duties again.
Article VI — Faculty Advisor
The advisor shall be a member of the German department and chosen by the club with his/her consent.
Article VII — Quorum
A one third membership shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of the club business.
Article VIII — Amendments
Amendments to this constitution may be initiated by any member in the German Club and shall be approved by the officers. For an amendment to be passed it must be voted upon by two-thirds of the active members of the club.