Involve and promote students of all genders, walks of life, able bodied
and disabled, in campus life and activities, student unity, and self
advocacy. Create bridges and
interaction between the able bodied and disabled while extinguishing
stereotypes and misconceptions.
Provide factual information and support on disability issues to the
All members must be currently enrolled at either Grossmont or
College and hold an active ASCC card
(Associated Students of Cuyamaca College)
Membership is open to the entire student body at Grossmont or
College, not just DSPS
students. Membership will not be
based on race, color, religion, age, sex, disability, or national origin
Membership shall be granted to any student according to requirements as
stated in Article III, Section 1 and having submitted a membership
application. Application for
membership shall be available at club meetings, on the club website or
by request from any club officer.
List of Officers to be elected:
Election of Officers
Members in good standing, having fulfilled Article III, Section 1, 2,
and 3, may vote for the election of officers
Candidates for club officers may be nominated through self-nomination or
by another member.
Election of officers shall commence during a regular club meeting.
If a member is unable to attend a club meeting during elections,
they may make arrangements to vote prior to elections via email.
Emails to be sent to faculty advisor
The vice president and faculty supervisor shall regulate and monitor the
election of officers, supervise the count of votes, and verify the
eligibility of the candidates and the members voting in the election.
Officers shall be elected by receiving the most votes among the
candidates for each office and be in good standing with the club and
Grossmont or Cuyamaca
Elections shall take place in September/October (Fall semester) of each
Eligibility of Officers
All executive officers must be enrolled in
at least one course (vs. a minimum of 6 units as required by
ASCC) as per club member vote for
this change (02/01/06)
due to the specific and variable accommodation needs for disability
Only club members in good standing may be eligible and elected to become
Duties of Officer
President: organize and preside at meetings, monitor club functions,
including the club website
Vice-president: assist the President with meetings, run meetings the
absence of the president, supervise and regulate the election of
Secretary: take minutes of the meetings, maintain necessary records, and
make necessary reports to ASCC
Treasurer: keep financial records and prepare monthly statements for
club meetings, make required financial reports to ASCC
Public Relations: arrange for activities and speakers, promote club,
assist in obtaining new membership, and
Fund raiser: Plan and coordinate fund raising activities
Webmaster: maintains and updates club website
Vacancy of Office:
In the event of a vacancy in President, the vice president shall hold an
emergency election and have the members elect a qualified club member,
as per Article III section 1, 2, and 3, to fill the vacancy for the
remainder of the term.
In the event of a vacancy in any office other than President, the
members shall appoint a qualified person to fill the vacancy for the
remainder of the term.
Vacancy shall occur when an officer becomes unable to perform the duties
of the office, officially resigns, or is unable to obtain a vote of
confidence by a majority of the voting membership, or term limits have
been met as per article IV section VI.
Tenure of Office
A student can remain an Executive Board member (officer) for up to 2
consecutive years (4 semesters) in the same position or any combination
of other positions.
Determination of Dues:
1. There will be no dues.
Changing of Dues
If changes are to be made, it will take a 2/3 majority of votes by all
Approval of expenditures
It is recommended that all expenditures made on behalf of the club be
approved and endorsed by the faculty advisor beforehand
failure to secure approval of expenditures by the faculty advisor may
result in the amount not being reimbursed
The treasurer and the advisor will keep the records.
Audit and financial Records
Treasurer shall present a summary of financial records to the Club upon
request of faculty advisor, President, change in status of funds, or
upon request from any member of the club
Treasurer shall submit required records to the ASCC in a timely fashion
Secretary shall submit required records to the ASCC in a timely fashion
Selection of Advisor
Club ABLED will have a full time faculty advisor from
Duties of Advisors
Advisors shall attend meetings and events.
If unable to attend, the advisor shall have a suitable
Advisors should assist/supervise officers in the planning of meetings
Advisors should assist the president with monitoring activities and
Advisors should council officers so that practices and procedures are in
accordance with the rules set forth by the club and by the ASCC
Regular and/or Special Meetings
Meetings will be held regularly at a time and place to be determined at
the beginning of each semester by the club members and advisor (College
Special meetings are to be arranged and scheduled by the public
relations or fund raising officer
Regular meetings and special meetings may be combined.
Proceedings shall be separated out.
Executive meetings may be called by the president or faculty advisor
Executive meetings of elected officials and faculty advisor may be held
for the purpose of planning, discussing vacant officer positions, or
matters deem necessary for the betterment and welfare of the club
Executive meetings shall be open to all members, but members shall not
have the right to participate in discussion and/or vote
Activities will be determined by the Executive Board and
Activities of the club shall include but not be limited to regular club
meetings, special meetings, executive meetings, and events
Amendments of the constitution shall conform to the requirements of the
Amendments shall be done at regular club meetings
The constitution may be amended by a two thirds vote of the Executive
Board or a two thirds vote of the core group membership providing a
quorum of at least 50% of active members are present
All amendments must be subject to the approval of the Executive Board of
the Cuyamaca College