Environmental Clubs

 

Types of Environmental Clubs and Structure

School Sponsored Clubs

Business Sponsored Clubs

Community Sponsored Clubs

Structure:

The structure of the Environmental Club is based on where it is organized and the type of student, organization, and/or professional organization with which it is affiliated.

School Sponsored Clubs – designed to work within a school, middle school, high school, or college campus these organizations follow the guidelines of The Environmental Education Center and the individual campus and/or district.

Schools:

Middle School – Public and/or Private

Structural Design:

Based on a classroom design . . . A classroom consists of 9 or more students, but no more than 20 students. At 20 plus 4 a new classroom is started.

Each classroom is considered an “Environmental Club” and may act independently or as part of an environmental chain. An “Environmental Chain” consists of two or more environmental clubs located on the same campus and they may work independent of each other or in tandem to complete the larger projects.

Each environmental club is expected to have the following in place: An educational advisor (the teacher or a concerned parent) Note: In the case of an adult other than a teacher a background check will be made and dependent upon the state requirements fingerprinting may be required. Since the individual is working with children we are only trying to protect our children from those who would intentionally cause them harm. There will be three officer positions consisting of a president, vice president and a secretary/treasurer.

Responsibilities:

Advisor:

· Provides technical assistance when needed, prequalify all projects

· Assures all expectations are met in relationship to the environmental clubs affiliation with The Environmental Education Center.

· Approves of environmental club’s name

· Approves of environmental club’s budge by semester

President:

· Elected by popular vote to a one semester term in office

· Handles, with the assistance of the Advisor, all correspondence with The Environmental Education Center

· Runs all meeting according to Robert’s Rules of Order

· Serves a ad-hoc member of all committees

· Approves, with the assistance of the Advisor, all projects and submits all paperwork to The Environmental Education Center in a timely manner

· Assumes the position of Secretary/Treasurer for the 2nd semester

Vice President:

· Assumes the duties of President in the absence of the President

· In charge of membership

· Works with the Secretary/Treasurer to assure all bookkeeping and records are accurate and up-to-date

· Signs off on all correspondence involving membership or monies collected with The Environmental Education Center

· Assumes the office of present for the 2nd semester

Secretary/Treasurer

· Responsible for keeping accurate membership rosters

· Responsible for keeping accurate records of each meeting

· Responsible for making an accurate accounting of all dues collected

· Responsible of notifying, on a timely manner, The Environmental Education Center of membership and dues collected.

· Works with the Vice President to assure accurate records of all membership rosters and active accounts

· Assumes the position of Vice President during the 2nd semester

Dues Structure:

Each campus will pay $150 annually to have one or more “environmental clubs”. Special considerations will be made for Title I campuses, please check with the regional director or call The Environmental Education Center and ask for membership.

Each “environmental club” will collect $25 annually from each student member. The fee structure is based on a nine month schedule. For the entire year the one time amount is $25, for a semester the amount due is $14, for the last three months the amount due is $8. Monies are due to The Environmental Education Center by September 12, January 7, and by April 7. Failure to pay the per head fee as outlined will result in the environmental club’s charter being placed on hold and/or revoked. Special considerations will be made for Title I campuses, please check with the regional director or call The Environmental Education Center and ask for membership.

High School – Public and/or Private

Structural Design:

Based on class: A class consists of 15 or more students, but no more than 25 students. At 25 plus 4 a new classroom is started.

Each class is considered an “environmental club” and may act independently or as part of an environmental chain. An “environmental chain” consists of two or more environmental clubs located on the same campus and they may work independent of each other or in tandem to complete the larger projects.

Each environmental club is expected to have the following in place: An educational advisor (the teacher or a concerned parent) Note: In the case of an adult other than a teacher a background check will be made and dependent upon the state requirements fingerprinting may be required. Since the individual is working with children we are only trying to protect our children from those who would intentionally cause them harm. There will be three officer positions consisting of a president, vice president and a secretary/treasurer.

Duties:

Advisor:

· Provides technical assistance when needed, prequalify all projects

· Assures all expectations are met in relationship to the environmental clubs affiliation with The Environmental Education Center.

· Approves of environmental club’s name

· Approves of environmental club’s budge by semester

· Works with other “Advisors” on campus

· Serves as technical advisor to Middle School environmental clubs in the same district or on the same campus if a private school

President:

· Elected by popular vote to a one academic year in office

· Handles, with the assistance of the Advisor, all correspondence with The Environmental Education Center

· Runs all meeting according to Robert’s Rules of Order

· Serves a ad-hoc member of all committees

· Approves, with the assistance of the Advisor, all projects and submits all paperwork to The Environmental Education Center in a timely manner

Vice President:

· Assumes the duties of President in the absence of the President

· In charge of membership

· Works with the Secretary/Treasurer to assure all bookkeeping and records are accurate and up-to-date

· Signs off on all correspondence involving membership or monies collected with The Environmental Education Center

Secretary/Treasurer:

· Responsible for keeping accurate membership rosters

· Responsible for keeping accurate records of each meeting

· Responsible for making an accurate accounting of all dues collected

· Responsible of notifying, on a timely manner, The Environmental Education Center of membership and dues collected.

· Works with the Vice President to assure accurate records of all membership rosters and active accounts

Dues Structure:

Each campus will pay $150 annually to have one or more “Environmental Clubs”. Special considerations will be made for Title I campuses, please check with the regional director or call The Environmental Education Center and ask for membership.

Each “Environmental Club” will collect $35 annually from each student member. The fee structure is based on a nine month schedule. For the entire year the one time amount is $35, for a semester the amount due is $20, for the last three months the amount due is $15. Monies are due to The Environmental Education Center by September 12, January 7, and by April 7. Failure to pay the per head fee as outlined will result in the environmental club’s charter being placed on hold and/or revoked. Special considerations will be made for Title I campuses, please check with the regional director or call The Environmental Education Center and ask for membership.

College and/or University – Public and/or Private

Structural Design:

Each “Environmental Club” will consist of no less than 15 members with no base set for a maximum number of participants.

Each campus environmental club is expected to act independently or as part of an environmental chain. An “Environmental Chain” consists of two or more environmental clubs located on college campuses in the same city, area or region but not across state lines. They may work independent of each other or in tandem to complete the larger projects.

Each environmental club is expected to have the following in place:

Academic/educational Advisor

President

Vice President

Corresponding Secretary

Recording Secretary

Treasurer

Duties:

Advisor:

· Provides technical assistance when needed, prequalify all projects

· Assures all expectations are met in relationship to the environmental clubs affiliation with The Environmental Education Center.

· Approves of environmental club’s name

· Approves of environmental club’s budge by semester

· Works with other “Advisors” on campus

· Serves as technical advisor to Middle School environmental clubs in the same district or on the same campus if a private school

President:

· Elected by popular vote to a one academic year in office

· Handles, with the assistance of the Advisor, all correspondence with The Environmental Education Center

· Runs all meeting according to Robert’s Rules of Order

· Serves a ad-hoc member of all committees

· Approves, with the assistance of the Advisor, all projects and submits all paperwork to The Environmental Education Center in a timely manner

Vice President:

· Assumes the duties of President in the absence of the President

· In charge of membership

· Works with the Secretary/Treasurer to assure all bookkeeping and records are accurate and up-to-date

· Signs off on all correspondence involving membership or monies collected with The Environmental Education Center

Corresponding Secretary:

· Responsible for keeping accurate membership rosters

· Responsible of notifying, on a timely manner, The Environmental Education Center of membership and dues collected.

· Handles all correspondence in a timely manner for the club with all parties

· Works with the Vice President to assure accurate records of all membership rosters

Recording Secretary:

· Responsible for keeping accurate records of each meeting

Treasurer:

· Responsible for making an accurate accounting of all dues collected

· Responsible of notifying, on a timely manner, The Environmental Education Center of membership and dues collected.

· Works with the Vice President to assure accurate records of all membership rosters and active accounts

Dues Structure:

Each campus environmental club will pay $150 annually to receive a charter for their environmental clubs.

Each “Environmental Club” will collect $50 each semester from each member with the following exception that summer dues for both summer semesters will be $50.

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