"Let Us Lead By Serving Others"
Junior Beta Club is an invitation only club. A student must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher in order to receive an invitation. We are a community service organization.
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Junior Beta Club – By-Laws
Time and Place of Meetings
The time and place of meetings of this chapter of the National Beta Club shall be decided upon only after consultation with, and upon approval of, the administration of Ashland Middle School.
The time and place of meetings of this chapter of the National Beta Club shall be decided upon by the officers at the organizational meeting at the beginning of the school term.
The place of the meetings of this chapter of The National Beta Club shall be: The Ashland Middle School Library.
The purpose of this organization shall be the promotion of scholarship, leadership, and good citizenship at the Ashland Middle School.
The membership of this organization shall be made up from among the students with a 3.5 or above overall average of the Ashland Middle School who, because of their worthy character, good mentality, credible achievement, and commendable attitude, have been approved for membership by the executive head of the Ashland Middle School; provided, of course, that these students meet the requirements as set in the By-Laws of this organization as appended in here below.
Standards of Membership
Standards of membership in the Ashland Middle School chapter of The National Beta Club must conform to the general features as laid down in the National Constitution; and in all cases must be approved by the executive head of the middle school.
The classes from which members may be drawn shall be first semester 7th and 8th students. 6th grade students will be drawn from the end of the 3rd nine weeks grading period. They will begin documenting their volunteer hours during their 7th grade year.
The scholastic requirements for membership in this chapter of The National Beta Club shall be 3.5 or above average in all classes with no negative conduct grade.
Loss of Membership
A member of this chapter of The National Beta club may be dropped from membership if his or her scholastic record falls below 3.5.; however, no member may be dropped from membership for scholastic deficiency without being accorded a probationary period of one semester to raise his scholastic record above the minimum required for membership.
The executive head of Ashland Middle School may drop a member from membership for moral or disciplinary reasons that are deemed, by him or her, to be sufficient.
Administrative / Disciplined Actions
A member of this Chapter of the National Beta Club will be placed on probation if his/her weighted grade point average, for the previous 12 months, falls below a 3.5 out of a possible 4.000. All members will report their grades to the Board at the end of each semester/quarter.
Members shall submit their yearly record of service. The member must complete ten hours of service per year and participate in at least four activities sponsored by their own club. The Record of Service shall record the number of hours and the type of service performed for the year.
The local dues of this Chapter of the National Beta Club shall be five dollars per year. New members will pay a one - time fee of twenty dollars.
Affiliation and Co-ordination
This chapter of The National Beta Club is an integral part of the central organization of the National Beta Club, and shall be governed by the academic and financial policies laid down in the National Constitution of the central organization of the National Beta Club. Its coat-of-arms, motto, colors, creed, and official insignia shall be those of the National organization of The National Beta Club.
The officers of this chapter of the National Beta Club shall be: a president, a vice-president, a secretary, a treasurer, and a historian.
The duties of the president shall be: to preside at the meetings; to appoint the committees of the chapter (unless otherwise provided for in the by-laws); to represent this organization when necessary; and to administer the policies as laid down in this constitution and its by-laws.
The duties of the vice-president shall be: to preside at meetings when the president is absent or incapacitated to perform the duties of the office; and the duties of the second vice-president shall be to assist in administering the affairs of the chapter-serving on such committees as are designated in the by-laws and to be in charge of the monthly Beta program.
The duties of the secretary shall be: to keep a record of membership; to record the minutes of the meetings, and to carry on the necessary club correspondence.
The duties of the treasurer shall be: to keep a record of all financial matters pertaining to this organization; to collect and preserve the club's funds; to pay out the club's finds necessary and designated moneys to meet the financial obligations of the club; and to pass on to the treasurer succeeding him all records and funds remaining in the treasury.
The duties of the historian shall be: to arrange for publicity for any activities or special features of club operations or any of its members in local and state newspapers on radio or television.
Amending the By-Laws
The By-Laws of this Chapter of the National Beta Club may be amended by a four fifths vote of the Board, provided such amendment is placed before the club at a previous meeting.
The By-Laws will be reviewed yearly to determine if amendments are necessary.