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TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. Name 2. Mission 3. Administrative Roles a. Elective rules 4. Members 5. Meetings 6. Amendment 7. Rights of Members 8. Declaration of abidance 9. Acceptance Clause


I.

NAME a. The name of the student organization is “The Paraguay Kansas Committee”

II.

MISSION

(a confirmar por consentimiento del grupo presente) “Purpose:

To promote closer affiliation between Paraguayan community through the integration of efforts to achieve constructive goals. To canalize the community's problems in order to address them more effectively and as a unified voice. To lead as volunteers creating a better Committee for Paraguayan students to better prepare and give back to our country. “ III.

ADMINISTRATIVE ROLES a. The joint executive (including the President, Vice-president, and treasurer) have the obligation of sanctioning members that don’t abide by the principles established in Articles IV, V and VIII. President A. Requirements to be eligible: a. One year residency in Lawrence while being a member of The University of Kansas. One semester of being an active member in the organization. b. The contestant must have a GPA higher than 2.5, which must be shown and approved by the incumbent joint executive. 1)The joint executive does not have the right to deny a person from running for office for any reason other than lack the previously established GPA limit. 2)In the case of an incumbent official running for reelection of office the GPA will have to be approved by the advisor of the group. B. Role of the President:


a. Summon meetings and special sessions. b. Represent the organization before prominent individuals and institutions. c. Maintain a role of leadership and promote fraternity and unity between the group members d. Coordinator for smooth interrelationship between the heads of committees.

Vice-president A. Requirements to be eligible: a. One semester residency in Lawrence while being a member of The University of Kansas. One semester of being an active member in the organization. b. The contestant must have a GPA higher than 2.5, which must be shown and approved by the incumbent joint executive. 1)The joint executive does not have the right to deny a person from running for office for any reason other than lack the previously established GPA limit. 2)In the case of an incumbent official running for reelection of office the GPA will have to be approved by the advisor of the group. B. Roles of the Vice-president: a. Support the president in his roles. b. Assume the president’s role in case of absence or physical inability of the president. c. Coordinator of all communications and management of information of importance to the organization. Including, but not limited to: meetings, activities, changes in legislation, etc.


Treasurer A. Requirements to be eligible: a. One semester residency in Lawrence while being a member of The University of Kansas. One semester of being an active member in the organization. b. The contestant must have a GPA higher than 2.5, which must be shown and approved by the incumbent joint executive. 1)The joint executive does not have the right to deny a person from running for office for any reason other than lack the previously established GPA limit. 2)In the case of an incumbent official running for reelection of office the GPA will have to be approved by the advisor of the group. B. Roles of the Treasurer: a. Administer the organizations capital b. Approve any usage of the organization’s fund c. Collect monthly dues, coordinate due dates for collection and implement late fees. d. Publish the status of the organization’s funding every month, without need to present to the group, but to make the information available for anyone that is interested. e. Present the spending and balance of the organization semiannually before its members. IV.

MEMBERS


a. Any person, regardless of race, social status, sex, religion, ethnic background, or any other social or cultural distinction not previously mentioned, is eligible to become a member of the group as long as they are committed to promote the principles established in ARTICLE II of this constitution. b. A member of the organization has the right to vote for any proposal directly after his/her first monthly quota and holds such right with the continuance of such monthly payments. c. The right to vote for government offices is only received after the payment of the second, consecutive monthly due--including any fines due to late payment. d. Responsibilities: i. Abide by the principles established by this document ii. Respect the rights of the other members of this organization iii. To operate as the legislative body in accordance to the principles of ARTICLE VI V.

MEETINGS a. Meetings are defined as the assembly of four or more members of the organization, whose purpose of such congregation is in accordance with any of the principles specified by this Article. b. The purpose of the meetings include but are not limited to: i. Development of activities including but not limited to Community Service, Social Events, Fund Raising, Paraguayan Culture Awareness, as well as any others which are directed in accordance with Art. II. ii. Strengthen bonds between the members of the organization iii. Develop and ratify legislation c. The members of this organization have to meet at least once a month


d. Special sessions can be summoned with the consent and under the responsibility of one of the members of the joint executive. VI.

AMENDMENTS a. Constitutional Amendments i. Requirements for proposals: 1. Proposed by any member of the joint executive without any further requirement. 2. Four heads of committee have to jointly present the amendment. 3. Any member, as long as he counts with signatures of 1/6th of the members of the organization—excluding the joint executive and the heads of committees. ii. Requirements for ratification of proposals: 1. To create some separation of power, and to compensate for their ease in amendment proposal, the members of the joint executive are excluded from voting for or against the ratification of a constitutional amendment 2. To amend the constitution 3/4ths of the members of the organization have to ratify the amendment at the time of the final voting. 3. By a unanimous decision of the joint executive the approval passed by the 3/4ths vote all members may be vetoed. 4. The veto can be overridden, subsequently, by 4/5ths vote for ratification of all members. b. Legislative proposals and enactments: i. Definition:


1. To provide flexibility for the entire organization, without the need to amend the constitution for specific, trivial, or variable events, there are laws subordinate to the constitution which can be change with more ease than constitutional amendments 2. If these laws are in conflict with the constitution of the organization, the constitution always precedes the legislation in supremacy and in legitimacy. ii. Requirements of proposals: 1. Any five members of the organization, including, but not providing any privilege to, the joint executive, may propose a legislation to be discussed and ratified before the entire legislative iii. Requirements for approval of proposals: 1. The executive branch is excluded from the voting on legislative proposals 2. For ratification a simple majority is required 3. A unanimous decision of the joint executive may veto the enactment of the proposal into law, but that veto may be overturned by a supermajority of two-thirds of the legislative (excluding the joint executive). VII.

RIGHTS OF MEMBERS a.

Right to freedom of speech

b. Enjoy all of the benefits established by this constitution c. Have an unrestricted voice and a vote in assemblies.


d. Have the right to run for any office or position as long as they meet the requirements pre-established by this constitution. e. Have the right of petition before the authorities of this entity f.

Have the right of access to any information about the managing of the organization

g. Impeachment: i. It is the right of all members excluding the joint executive to issue such sanction ii. An individual officer of the executive may be impeached by 2/3 vote of all members. iii. The joint executive power (all three officials) may be impeached by 4/5 vote of all members iv. After an impeachment takes place new elections have to be held in the two weeks following the decision. The newly elected officers then assume their roles pro tempore of the respective semester. VIII.

DECLARATION OF ABIDANCE The Kansas Paraguay committee declares that the organization shall abide by the rules and regulations of the University of Kansas, University Senate, Student Senate and the Board of Regents.

IX.

ACCEPTANCE CLAUSE a. For the acceptance, legitimacy and implementation of this constitution a gathering of, at least, 2/3 of the currently registered members of the organization, and a unanimous vote of acceptance of the members present in the meeting is required. b. After these requirements are met, the Constitution enters into effect and should be respected by all of the members of the organization.


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