[Library Media] Book Club Constitutions

Joanne Christensen jchristensen at wsd.net
Fri Oct 9 14:19:26 MDT 2015


I'm slow, but here they are.  Thanks to everyone who helped me! Joanne

AMERICAN FORK HIGH SCHOOL
AFHS Book Club Constitution
Advisers:  Abby Olsen & Marjorie Knight

Article I: Purposes

The AFHS Book Club has been established to promote life-long readers through the reading of diverse books in an organized and fun way.  It provides a way for members to experience fellowship, dialogue, and recommending of books to others.  Books read, including banned or challenged books, will be members' choice (with adviser approval), with strict adherence to First Amendment rights.  Books, and perhaps movies made from the books, will be discussed at club meetings.  This is a safe arena for discussion and ideas.

Article II: Membership

Section 1: Membership is open to any AFHS student who wishes to participate.

Section 2: Active membership is designated as attending all scheduled meetings, unless previously excused through adviser.  The student will be dropped from active membership after three absences.

Article  III: Dues

Section 1: Members will pay $5.00 for annual dues to defray the cost of club social activities.

Article  IV: Officers

Section I: President - calls meeting to order and provides structure and order to the meetings, Facilitates officer meetings on alternate weeks.

Section 2: Vice-President - in the absence of the president, presides over meetings.  Chairs subcommittees and is in charge of public relations.  Attends officer meetings on alternate weeks

Section 3: Treasurer - keeps accurate and up-to-date records of all dues, receipts, expenses, and income.  The president and treasurer must approve any payments, along with the adviser. The treasurer must prepare and submit a clear and correct statement at all meetings. Attend officer meetings on alternate weeks.

Section 4: Secretary - responsible for taking roll, minutes of each meeting, type meeting agendas, and any correspondence necessary. Prepares and distributes club cards. Attend officer meetings on alternate weeks.

Section 5: Officer Appointments - Adviser will solicit member interest at interest meeting at the beginning of each school year, and will appoint officers most appropriate to each office.  All officers, with the exception of the commencement year, elected at this meeting will take office at the first regular meeting in April (last meeting of the year) and serve for a period of one calendar year.

Section  6: Officers may be removed from their positions if they fail to comply with their duties or grades fall below a 2.0.  If an officer is removed, the adviser will appoint a replacement to complete the remainder of the term of his/her predecessor.

Article IV: Meetings

Section  1: There will be one member meeting per month, on the second Tuesday of the month, after school, in the library.

Section  2: Officers will meet on the first Tuesday of each month to plan club meeting agenda.


Riverton High Book Club
Charter

Purpose:
The purpose of the Riverton High Book Club is to read and discuss books and to promote the love of reading.

Meetings and Activities:
Book Club will meet the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month.  One meeting will be dedicated to discussion of a specific book or set of books.  The opposite meeting will be dedicated to other activities like the ones listed below:

  *   Reading and discussing books.
  *   Attending book signings at book stores and libraries.
  *   Recommending books to be purchased by the library.
  *   Reading the nominated books for the Beehive Book Award in the Young Adult, Poetry and Non Fiction categories and vote for the best pick.
  *   Checking to see if there are missing books in series in the library and mark series order.
  *   Giving book talks in classes.
  *   Doing library displays of books.
  *   Writing book recommendations.
  *   Notifying students via posters and Silverscreen announcements when authors are speaking in town.
  *   Contributing to a book recommendation website.
  *   Keeping a reading log.
  *   Socializing with peers who share a love of reading.

Book Selection
The first book of each year will be selected by the president.  After that initial book, club members will be asked to come with a book suggestion.  The club will then vote and majority will choose the book for the next month.  Care should be taken that books chosen are for high school readers and do not contain inappropriate sexual content, violence, and language.

Membership Qualifications

  *   No students may participate or attend club activities unless the student has provided written permission from either a parent or legal guardian.
  *   The club must maintain a minimum of 7 student members.
  *   To remain in good standing, members are required to read a book a month and attend 50% of the club activities.
  *   The club will comply with Utah Code Ann.$ 53A-3-41 9, Utah Administrative Code R277-617, and all other applicable laws and regulations, and District and school policies and regulations.
  *   No member will be required to read a book they find objectionable for any reason.


Officers
A President, Vice President, and Secretary will be elected by secret ballot at the end of the school year for the following year.

  *   President will remind members of meetings and conduct meetings.  The president will call for a vote of members on major decisions and changes in the charter with the majority ruling.  The president can appoint volunteers to help in various capacities as needed, such as:
     *   Website assistance
     *   Club promotion
     *   Tracking book signings and author visits at books stores and libraries.
  *   Vice President will do the duties of the president when he/she is unable to fulfill the duties.  The Vice President will be in charge of elections of the new president at the end of the year.
  *   The secretary will keep a list of the club members and their email addresses and take attendance at meetings.  The secretary will ensure that all students attending club activities have a written permission form signed by a parent or legal guardian.

Charges:
There are no fees and charges associated with book club.


Sweet Reads Club
South Sevier High School
Constitution

Purpose:
Promote the love of reading through experiencing all genres.

Meetings shall be held monthly throughout the school year.
               Each meeting shall consist of one book talk or discussion, other club business as necessary and refreshments.
Officers shall consist of a President, Vice President, and Secretary
               Duties of the President:                Work with Advisor to Schedule meetings
                                                                           Preside at meetings
               Duties of the Vice Pres:  Advertise and notify members of meetings
Complete duties of the President in his/her absence
               Duties of the Secretary: Take roll  / take minutes
                                                                           Inform absent members of club business
               All Officers:                                       Recruit new members to join club
Club member duties:
Club members shall assist librarian in selecting books for the library.
Club members shall promote good books and share their love of reading with student body.
Club members shall perform two service projects per school year.
Club shall hold one fund raiser per school year.  (ie. Used Book Sale)
Proceeds shall go toward South Sevier High's Giving It Back project.

The THS Book Club

Purpose
The purpose of the THS Book Club is to bring together students who love to read, to socialize, have fun and expand their reading experience as they share with each other.

Selection of Officers
The Book Club is under the direction of Mrs. Gerstner, Mrs. Weiss, and Mrs. Warner with the help of appointed student officers and volunteers.

Duties of Officers
The officers plan and facilitate Book Club meetings and communicate with members to keep them informed of upcoming events through email.

Club Dues
There are no membership fees.

Times
The THS Book Club will meet on the third Wednesday of every month during lunch in the Library.  The Library will close on that day during lunch to accommodate The Book Club.

Rules
Members are expected to
*       be on time because time is so limited
*       listen when someone stands to talk and follow directions when given
*       be respectful, accepting and open minded of others and their opinions
*       participate appropriately

Service
Book Club Members become official members of the Youth Library Advisory Board, making recommendations for Library improvements and Library promotions.   The Book Club sponsors the Authors a la carte series, an altered book art contest, a reading contest - Name that Book, and a book sale to support Sub for Santa.


Advisor's Signature __________________________________________________

WEBER HIGH SCHOOL BOOK CLUB CHARTER/DISCLOSURE
Article I: Purposes


*        To promote life-long reading through the reading of diverse books as a group.

*        To provide a way for members to expand their reading experience, experience fellowship, dialogue, and recommending of books to others.

*        To provide a safe arena for discussion and ideas.

*        To provide service in a reading-related activity.

Article II: Membership

Membership is open to any WHS student or staff who wishes to participate.

Article III: Officers


*        President - calls meeting to order and provides structure and order to the meetings,

*        Vice-President - in the absence of the president, presides over meetings and is in charge of public relations.

*        Secretary - responsible for taking roll at each meeting

*        Officer Appointments - Adviser will solicit member interest at interest meeting at the beginning of each school year and members will elect officers at the first book club meeting of the year.

*        Officers may be removed from their positions if they fail to comply with their duties.  If a person is removed, the adviser will appoint a replacement to complete the remainder of the term of his/her predecessor.

Article IV:  Meetings


*        There will be one meeting per month, on the first Monday of the month, at 2:45, in the library.  If a holiday is on a Monday, it will revert to the second Monday.

*        Members are expected to

o   be on time because time is so limited

o   listen when someone stands to talk and follow directions when given

o   be respectful, accepting and open minded of others and their opinions

o   participate appropriately



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I allow my child _____________________________________ to be a member of the Weber High School book club.


___________________________________________________
Parent's Signature

I will adhere to the constitution of the Weber High School Book Club.


___________________________________________________
Student's Signature







Joanne F. Christensen
430 West Weber High Drive
Pleasant View, UT  84414
(801) 476-3731


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