Club Constitution

This organization shall be known as The Palomar College Astronomy Club whose primary purpose is to promote and foster interest in astronomy. In this regard, its continuing mission is to explore strange new worlds with fellow aspiring astronauts and to boldly go where no Palomar students have gone before.

Membership to the Palomar College Astronomy Club is limited to Palomar College students only, and as such, the club will abide by all college policies and procedures set forth by Palomar College. However, the club will be open to all Palomar college students and its admission will be granted irrespective of race, creed, color, gender, age, nationality, disability status, marital status, religion, veteran status, sexual orientation or planet of origin; even Pluto, which was relegated to “dwarf-planet” status. No membership dues are required for admission.

The officers of this club will include a President, a Vice President, a Secretary and a Treasurer. The term length for each position will last one semester. Afterwards, club elections will be held within the first four weeks of each new semester to allow for the submission of reinstatement form, if necessary, with Palomar College.

During the term, the elected president shall preside over all meetings and be responsible, with the input of all club members, for creating and distributing the agenda for each meeting. Whenever necessary, the president can call special meetings and appoint special committees and the associated chairpersons. The president shall oversee all committee activities and represent the interest of the club when required. The elected vice president shall be responsible for promoting the Palomar College Astronomy Club to the students of Palomar College in his/her role as club publicity chairperson. Furthermore, the vice president will assume all the duties ascribed to the president in his/her absence as well as perform any duties delegated to him/her by the president. The elected secretary will keep accurate minutes of all meetings and act as the correspondence clerk for the organization. The Treasurer will be responsible for managing the club funds as well as following the club’s constitution, policies and procedures set forth by Palomar College.

Impeachment of an officer, if warranted, may occur under the following conditions: (1) there must be a quorum present during impeachment, (2) 2/3 of the membership must vote, and (3) prior to impeachment, there must be one week’s notice of intent publicized. Furthermore, the Director of Student Affairs must have a copy of the grounds for impeachment in writing at least two weeks prior to vote.

Ratified: Feb 21, 2017