Constitution of the
University of West Alabama
Sports Medicine Club
We, the members of the University of West Alabama Sports Medicine Club,
hereby associate ourselves to increasing the overall outlook of our educational
experience by means of promoting educational activities, that we might develop
closer contact with those who are involved in our future athletic training /
sports medicine profession.
The name of this organization shall be: The University of West Alabama Sports
Section 1 : Membership shall not be denied because of sex, race, or any
Section 2 : The membership of this organization shall be open to UWA students, faculty,
and staff with an interest in Sports Medicine.
3 : The quorum of membership for voting purposes shall be reached
when fifty percent of the members are present.
Officers and Duties
The officers of this organization shall be : President, Vice-President,
Secretary, and Treasurer.
Section 1 : The duties of the President shall be to preside over all meetings
of the organization, to appoint committees, to
enforce the constitution to decide question of order, and to serve as the
chairperson of the Newsletter committee.
Section 2 : The duties of the Vice – President shall be to preside at all
meetings in the absence of the President and be ex – officio member of all
committees, as well as function in the capacity as chair of the activities
Section 3 and 4: The duties of the Secretary/Treasurer shall be to take attendance of all
members present at meetings, keep up with minutes for all meetings, to
revise the constitution when the need arises, to represent
their class as the official spokesperson, report to the President on all club
matters, and serve as a member on the election committee with the faculty advisors).
The duties also include to collect dues, keep
financial records, and to expend funds at the discretion of the majority vote of
Section 4 : The duties of the class representatives shall be
Section 5 : The duties of the Parliamentarian shall be to maintain order in
all meetings. The Parliamentarian will also make sure that all meetings are
carried out by Robert’s Rule of Order. In addition to the duties of
Parliamentarian, this officer will also chair the Election committee.
Election of Officers
Section 1 : Elections shall be held the first week in April and the elected
officers will take over the following week. These officers will hold office for
one full year.
Section 2 : Nominations will take place one week prior to election of
Section 3 : Voting of elections shall be by secret ballot and votes will be
counted by the faculty advisors.
Qualifications of Officers and Members
Section 1 : Any student enrolled at the University of West Alabama with an
interest in athletic training / sports medicine is eligible for membership
Section 2 : Any members absent from five meetings per year without valid
reason as determined by the President and faculty advisor(s) shall have to
Section 3 : Members in good standing shall maintain a Grade Point Average of
at least 2.0 on a 4.0 scale, must attend two – thirds of all club meetings,
and shall never have willfully terminated club membership
Section 4 : Officers must be members in good standing who have attended the
University of West Alabama for one full semester.
Section 5 : Only members in good standing are eligible for office and to
Section 6 : Membership may be terminated at any time as deemed appropriate by
the faculty advisor(s) and club president if a member is and/or found guilty of
breaking any laws, Federal or State.
Section 7 : Any UWASMC member missing a mandatory meeting shall be fined
$3.00 to cover the expense of the speaker. This fine is due by the end of the
semester or student’s grades will be tagged. Exceptions will be made on
the basis of legitimate, pre-arranged absences. Exceptions shall be
decided by the faculty advisor, the President, VP, Secretary/Treasurer and the
Section 1 : Membership Committee : Its function is to determine the standing
of current members and to be in charge of the readmission of previous members
and / or violators of Article 5, Section 3 and section 6.
Section 2 : Election Committee : Its function is to determine the eligibility
of officers and man the poll. They will be one freshmen, sophomore, junior, and
Section 3 : Activity Committee : Its function is to coordinate fundraisers
and other activities to be carried on by the club. This committee will consist
of the vice-president acting as chairman with three others as appointed by the
Section 4 : Newsletter Committee : Its function is to coordinate a newsletter
to send out once per quarter to generate interest in Sports Medicine, promote
the purpose of the Sports Medicine Club.
Meetings and Dues
Section 1 : The organization will meet once a month on a date determined by
Section 2 : The President has the power to call special meetings if he/she
feels the need to do so.
Section 3 : Dues will be in the amount of $10.00. They will be paid by the
first meeting in September. The dues will be good for one academic year.
Section 4 : Each committee shall meet one week before the regular scheduled
monthly meetings to prepare a report to give to the club and advisor(s).
This club shall have a regular faculty advisor(s) who will attend meetings
and advise the club. The advisor, will be voted on by the club members.
Amendments to the constitution shall be submitted to the President in writing
one week prior to the meeting. A 2/3 vote of members shall suffice for adoption.