Charter

We share a common bond: we believe that “humane treatment of animals is not an issue of liking or not liking them, it is a matter of integrity and choosing to act in a civilized rather than barbaric manner” (quote attributed to Nancy Burnet, long-time friend of legendary animal advocate and former Price is Right host Bob Barker).  On top of that, we love animals and still believe one person CAN make a difference.

 CHARTER ESTABLISHING THE
ANIMAL OUTREACH CLUB OF HVCC

 Article I TITLE: Animal Outreach at Hudson Valley Community College

Section 1: PURPOSE
The purpose of the Animal Outreach Club is to promote and foster animal rights and protection locally and globally through the support of a wide variety of animal interest groups. Initiatives include humane education, Empties for Animals, and fund raising efforts. The club will plan and support opportunities to volunteer, take field trips, attend workshops, sponsor speakers, incorporate animal protection issues into humane education and legislative initiatives..

 

Section 2: MEMBERSHIP
The membership of this organization will consist of any students who agree to work to achieve the stated purpose and to assist in the functions of the organization.

Article II MEETINGS

Regular meetings will be held once a month.

Article III OFFICERS AND THEIR DUTIES

President
A. Will preside over regular meetings
B. Enforce due observations of the constitution and By-Laws
C. Appoint committees
D. Serve as ex officio member on all committees
E. Represent the organization if necessary, or he/she may appoint a representative to do so
F. Decide questions not specified and exercise all other power of the office

Vice-President
A. Will preside and perform the duties of the President in his/her absence or at the request of the President.

Secretary
A. Will record minutes and handle all correspondence.

Treasurer
A. Will be responsible for all financial aspects of the Club

Article IV ELECTION OF OFFICERS

Elections of officers are to be held once a year in September. Nominations should be taken from the club members and an election should follow in September.