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Honor Society

National Junior Honor Society
Bylaws St. Paul Chapter

 Est. February 2012


ARTICLE  1:   NAME AND  PURPOSE

Section A: Name -The name of this organization shall be the St. Paul Chapter of the National Junior Honor Society of St. Paul Catholic School.

Section B: Purpose -The purpose of this chapter shall be to create enthusiasm for scholarship, to stimulate a desire to render service, to promote worthy leadership and citizenship, and to encourage the development of character in students of St. Paul Catholic School.

 


ARTICLE II: MEMBERSHIP

Section A: Membership - Membership in this chapter shall be known as active and honorary.   Honorary membership may be bestowed upon individuals who have extended outstanding service to the school or community in keeping with the purposes of the Honor Society.  Honorary membership bestows upon an individual all the privileges of membership without imposing any of the obligations of membership.  Active members become graduate members upon graduation.  Graduate and honorary members have no voice or vote in chapter affairs.

Section B: Criteria - Membership in this chapter is an honor bestowed upon deserving students by faculty, and shall be based upon the criteria of scholarship, service, leadership, citizenship, and character .

Section C: Eligibility- To be eligible for selection for membership in this chapter, candidates must:

 1. Service: The student who serves:

 

2. Leadership: A student exercises leadership when her or she:

 

 3. Citizenship: The student who demonstrates citizenship: 

 

4. Character:  The student of character:

 


ARTICLE Ill: SELECTION OF MEMBERS

 

Section A: Selection Committee -The selection of members to this chapter shall be by a majority vote of the Faculty Council consisting of five (5) faculty members appointed by the principal. The chapter advisor shall be the sixth, nonvoting, ex officio member of the Faculty Council.

Section B: Selection- The following selection process shall occur:

 1. Students' academic records shall be reviewed to determine scholastic eligibility.

 2. Students determined as scholastically eligible ("candidates") shall be notified and asked to complete and submit the Student Activity Information Form for further consideration for selection.

3. The faculty shall be requested to evaluate scholastically eligible candidates using the official evaluation form provided by the chapter advisor.

4. The Faculty Council shall review the Student Activity Information Form and faculty evaluations to determine membership based on service, leadership, citizenship, and character.

5. The selection of new active members shall be held once a year during the second semester of the school year.

Section C:  Induction- Candidates become members when inducted at a special ceremony. Once selected and inducted, all members are expected to maintain all obligations of membership .

Section D:  Student Transfers -An active member of the National Junior Honor Society who transfers from this school will be given a letter indicating that status of his or her membership and signed by the principal or chapter advisor.  An active member of the National Junior Honor Society who transfers to this school will be automatically accepted for membership in this chapter.  The Faculty Council shall grant to the transferring member one semester to attain the membership requirements, and, thereafter, this member must maintain those requirements for this chapter in order to retain his or her membership.

   


 ARTICLE IV:  DISCIPLINE AND DISMISSAL

  

Section A: Discipline- Consideration for dismissal from the National Junior Honor Society shall include:


Section A: Dismissal- In all cases of pending dismissal:

 

 


ARTICLE IV:  OFFICERS

 

Section A: Election -The officers of the chapter shall be president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer.


Section 8: President- it shall be the duty of the President to :

 

Section C: Vice-President-  It shall be the duty of the Vice-President to :

 

Section D: Secretary- It shall be the duty of the Secretary to :

 Section E: Treasurer- It shall be the duty of the Treasurer to :

 


 ARTICLE V : EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

 

 

Section A: Responsibility- This committee shall have general charge of the meetings and the business of the chapter , but any action by the executive committee is subject to the review of the chapter members.

Section B: Membership- This committee shall consist of the faculty advisor and the chapter officers.

 

 


ARTICLE VI:  MEETINGS


Section A: Meetings- Regular meetings shall be held monthly during the school year . All chapter members are expected to attend all regularly scheduled chapter meetings.

Section B: Parliamentary Authority- Robert's Rules of Orders, shall govern this chapter in all cases to which they are applicable and in which they are not inconsistent with these bylaws 

 


ARTICLE VIII:  ACTIVITIES


Section A:  Chapter Projects -    The chapter shall determine one or more service projects for each school year.  All members shall regularly participate in these projects.  The chapter shall publicize its projects in a positive manner. These projects shall have the following characteristics:

Section B:  Individual Projects- Each member shall have the responsibility for choosing and participating in an individual service project that reflects his or her particular talents and interests and is approved by the chapter advisor.

This is in addition to the chapter projects to which all members contribute.

 

  


ARTICLE IX: EMBLEM

 

Section A: Privilege- Each member of this chapter who is in good standing with regard to the membership standards and member obligations shall have the privilege of wearing the emblem adopted by the National Junior Honor Society . Chapter members who are completing eighth grade in good standing shall be granted the privilege of wearing the honor cords or other insignia adopted at the local level at graduation.

 

Section B: Return- Any member who withdraws, resigns or is dismissed from the chapter shall return the emblem to the chapter. If the member purchases such emblems, the chapter is obligated to reimburse the student for said expense.

 

 


ARTICLE XI: POWERS

 

Section A:   Chapter Advisor- The chapter advisor is given the authority to supervise the administration of the chapter activities as delegated by the school principal.

 

Section B: Principal -The school principal shall reserve the right to approve all activities and decisions of the chapter .

 

Section C:  Bylaws- These bylaws are designed to amplify provisions of the National Constitution and cannot contradict any components thereof.  The chapter is obliged to adhere to the provisions of the National Constitution in all activities it undertakes .

 

 


ARTICLE  XII : AMENDMENTS

 

Section A:  These bylaws may be amended by a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote of the chapter membership, provided notice of the proposed amendment has been given to members at least one month prior to the vote.  The exceptions are Articles  Ill and IV (selection and discipline) , which are developed by the Faculty Council with the approval of the principal. Bylaws and amendments must be consistent with the constitution of the National Honor Society.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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