New Jersey City University
Article 1: Mission Statement
1.1: This organization shall be known as the New Jersey
City University Taekwondo Club. The recognized abbreviation
of the Taekwondo Club shall be NJCU TKD.
1.2: The purpose of the Taekwondo Club is to provide
social, competitive, and athletic opportunities to its members.
Article 2: Requirements for General Membership
2.1: All Students who are current undergraduate or graduate
students at New Jersey City University are eligible for General Membership
2.2: General members are able to vote on matters
put forth by the Executive Council or by members during General Meetings.
2.3: No person shall be denied membership on the basis
of race, sex, age, or other discriminatory standards.
Article 3: Taekwondo Executive Council
3.1: The Executive Council shall be the governing body of
the Taekwondo Club Society.
3.2: Members of the Executive Council cannot be on academic
probation. Members of the Executive Council must possess at
least a yellow belt in Taekwondo.
3.3: The Executive Council shall consist of at least
five members to be elected by members of the General Membership of
the Taekwondo Club. These officers are as follows:
5. Public Information Officer
3.4: Nominations for Executive Council shall be opened on
the Monday of the first week of April and closed on Friday of the
second week of April each year.
3.5: Elections for Executive Council shall be
held and completed during the fourth week of April of the same
3.6: A majority of the vote is needed to gain
election to Executive Council.
3.7: Nominations to office in the Executive Council
can be self-nominated and/or by another member in good standing.
3.8: An Executive Council member’s term will last one
(l) academic year, beginning at the conclusion of the previous
council’s term and ending at the last meeting in May.
3.9: The newly elected president shall serve as the
president during the subsequent summer months. If the newly
elected president cannot fulfill his/her obligation during the summer,
a temporary president shall be appointed to fill position until fall
3.10: No member can serve for more than two consecutive
terms in any one office position.
3.11: Any Executive Council member may be impeached
by a two-thirds vote of the council.
3.12: Three (3) or more unexcused absences by any Executive
Council member from Council meetings shall be grounds to initiate
3.13: Executive Council meetings must attend at least
one General Meeting a month.
3.14: Unexcused tardiness in excess of twenty (20) minutes
after council starting time shall be considered an unexcused absence.
3.15: Vacancies in the Executive Council shall be filled
at the discretion of the council.
3.16: All members of the Executive Council are required
to assist JiHo Choi Taekwondo Institute with at least two competitions
during their term.
3.17: The Executive Council must represent the Taekwondo
Club through the presence of at least one member at every competition.
The representative member must assist JiHo Choi Taekwondo Institute
during the competition.
Article 4: Offices
4.1: Elected members of the General Membership shall fill
the executive offices of president, vice president, secretary, and
4.2: A majority of the vote shall elect the officers
the election period as stated in Article 3.4-5
4.3: Officers may be removed from office by a two-thirds
vote of the full council
4.4: Powers and responsibilities of the president:
president shall have the power to open, close, call and preside
over Executive Council and General meetings.
The president shall prepare all meeting agendas
The president shall not be a voting member of the council except
to make or break a tie.
The president shall have the power to appoint members of the Taekwondo
Club to ad-hoc committees.
The president shall enforce all by-laws.
The president can appoint positions as necessary to members of
the Taekwondo Club.
Be the official representative of the Taekwondo Club at Student Government
meetings. If the president is unable to attend meetings, a
member may be appointed by
the council to fill this role.
4.5: Powers and responsibilities of the vice president:
A. The vice president shall
hold the same powers as the president in his/her absence.
B: The vice president
shall act as liaison between the Student Government Organization
C: The vice president
shall act as sergeant-at-arms during council activities to maintain
D: The vice president is responsible
for the care of the American and Korean National flag. This
responsibility also includes the presentation of flags before workouts
E: The vice president
will oversee meetings regarding revision of the Taekwondo Club by-laws.
4.6: Powers and responsibilities of the treasurer:
A. The treasurer
shall keep a running account of the financial status of the Taekwondo
Club and shall work to coordinate both the income and expenses thereof.
B. The treasurer
shall be responsible for obtaining all purchase orders and other
tender required by the Taekwondo Club.
C. The treasurer
shall be responsible for depositing all funds generated by the Taekwondo
D. The treasurer
shall report the financial status of the Taekwondo Club upon request.
E. The treasurer
shall oversee fundraising activities and committees.
F. The treasurer
must prepare a fiscal plan for the year and must present it by the
4.7: Powers and responsibilities of the secretary:
A. The secretary
shall keep records of all official Executive Council meetings, of
which a copy will be given to the Taekwondo Club advisor and be posted
on the Taekwondo Club website.
The secretary shall report the minutes of the previous meeting at
all council meetings.
4.8: Powers and responsibilities of the public information
A. The officer
shall maintain updates of the NJCU TKD official website.
B. The officer
is responsible for aiding the president in the creation of the
monthly newsletter and in its distribution.
C. The officer is responsible
for the creation and distribution of advertisements,
posters, and other means of creating interest in club.
Article 5: Taekwondo Club Newsletter
5.1: The newsletter editor position will be held by the
Public Information Officer or may be appointed as needed by a simple
majority of the council.
5.2: This position may be filled by any member of the
5.3: The newsletter editor may be removed by a 2/3 vote
of the council.
5.4: The newsletter shall be published monthly.
It shall include information of interest to the Taekwondo Club
and JiHo Choi Taekwondo Institute.
5.5: The newsletter may take the form of either paper
Article 6: Meetings
6.1: A joint meeting of the former council members and the newly
elected council members shall be held in the first week of May in order
to pass projects and information from one council to the next. Newly
elected members shall also attend the final Executive meeting.
6.2: All Taekwondo Club meetings shall be open to any
member of the university.
6.3: The Executive Council shall have monthly meetings
during the time that school is in session. General meetings
shall meet weekly.
6.4: A quorum must be present to vote on action items
at a council meeting.
6.5: A quorum shall consist of a voting majority.
6.6: A quorum shall consist of 50% + 1 member.
A quorum shall be assumed, unless specifically called for.
Article 7: Amendments
7.1: Amendments to by-laws may be proposed by any member of
the Taekwondo Club.
7.2: Amendments to these by-laws may be made with approval
of two-thirds of the Taekwondo Club.
Article 8: Advisor
8.1: The advisor of the Taekwondo Club shall be a one recognized
faculty member of New Jersey City University. The advisor
will preferably be, but not limited to, the New Jersey City University
resident Taekwondo/Karate Instructor.
8.2: The advisor shall:
1. Have all privileges of an active member, except those of voting at
meetings and elections, nor shall the faculty advisor be permitted
to hold office
2. Assist the Taekwondo Club in projects of interest
3. Assist the Treasurer and President in preparing a budget for the
next fiscal year.