Film Enthusiasts Society Charter
Article I: Name and Purpose
Section 1: Name This organization shall be known as the “Film Enthusiasts Society” hereinafter referred to as “the Society.”
Section 2: Purpose The purpose of the Film Enthusiasts Society is to create a community for individuals passionate about cinema. The Society aims to host weekly film screenings followed by insightful discussions, fostering a space for intellectual engagement and appreciation of the art of filmmaking.
Article II: Membership
Section 1: Eligibility Membership is open to all individuals who share an interest in films and are committed to the objectives of the Society.
Section 2: Rights and Privileges Members have the right to attend all Society events, propose films for screening, participate in discussions, and vote on important matters.
Article III: Leadership
Section 1: Executive Board The Society shall be governed by an Executive Board, including a President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. These officers shall be elected annually by the membership.
Section 2: Responsibilities
- President: Preside over meetings, coordinate events, and represent the Society.
- Vice President: Support the President and assume their duties in their absence.
- Secretary: Maintain records, manage communication, and document meeting minutes.
- Treasurer: Manage finances, budgets, and fundraising efforts.
Article IV: Meetings
Section 1: Regular Meetings The Society shall hold regular meetings at least once a month to discuss upcoming events, screen films, and engage in meaningful discussions.
Section 2: Special Meetings Special meetings may be called by the President or upon the request of at least one-third of the membership.
Article V: Events
Section 1: Weekly Screenings The Society shall host weekly film screenings, featuring a variety of genres and styles. Members are encouraged to suggest films for consideration.
Section 2: Discussions Following each screening, there will be a discussion led by a designated member or guest speaker, fostering a thoughtful analysis of the film.
Article VI: Finances
Section 1: Funding The Society shall operate on a not-for-profit basis. Funding may be raised through membership dues, donations, and fundraising events.
Section 2: Budget The Treasurer, in collaboration with the Executive Board, shall create an annual budget detailing anticipated expenses and income.
Article VII: Amendments
This charter may be amended by a two-thirds majority vote of the membership. Proposed amendments must be submitted in writing at least one week before the vote.
Article VIII: Dissolution
In the event of the Society’s dissolution, any remaining funds and assets shall be donated to a charitable organization related to film education, as determined by the Executive Board.
Ratified on [Date]
Vice President: ___________________________
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