By-Laws of Abbeville High School Chapter of the National Beta Club
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 Board of Abbeville High School.
The time and place of meetings of this chapter of the National Beta Club shall be decided upon by the Board at the organizational meeting at the beginning of the school term.
The school term of Abbeville High School will be from September 1 through May 31.
A quorum of the membership shall be constituted by a majority, to exceed 50%, of the membership. No action may be taken, which is binding upon the membership, unless a quorum is present. However, certain matters, such as a discussion of means of taking in new members, the presentation of program, etc., may be carried on at a regular or special meeting without a quorum being present.
A quorum for the Board shall be the presence of three members.
Standards of Membership
Standards of membership in Abbeville High School chapter of the National Beta Club must conform to the general features as laid down in the National Constitution, the Abbeville High School Constitution and By-laws and, in all cases, must be approved by the Board.
The grades from which the members may be drawn shall be the ten through twelfth.
The scholastic requirements for membership in this chapter of the National Beta Club shall be: a weighted grade point average of 4.3 out of a possible 5.000 for the past academic year. For the purpose of weighting, the following courses shall receive a weighting of 1, with all others receiving a 0.5 : math, science, social studies, history, foreign language, and language arts.
The prospective member must demonstrate a history of service and leadership within the community.
The prospective member must not have been convicted of the commission of any act classified as a misdemeanor or felony by the State Code of SC or the United States Code.
Induction of Members
The induction of new members into the membership of this Chapter of the National Beta Club shall be one of dignity appropriate to the ideals of the organization.
Administrative / Disciplined Actions
A member of this chapter of the National Beta Club will be placed on probation if he/she is absent from three regular consecutive meetings without the prior approval of the board sponsor. A member will be given written notification of being placed on probation after two regular consecutive meetings have been missed without prior approval by the Board sponsor. In all cases, those placed on probation will receive written notification and actions required for reinstatement.
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. The member must bring his/her GPA back up to a 3.5 before the end of his/her senior year or he/she will not receive a Beta graduation tassel, certificate, or be eligible for any Chapter/national benefits. All members will report their grades to the Board at the end of each semester/quarter.
A member of this Chapter of the National Beta Club will be placed on probation for failure to attend either of the two scheduled, volunteer days per year or failing to provide their 20 hour volunteer certification each semester.
Loss of Membership
A member of this chapter of the National Beta Club will be dropped from membership if he/she is convicted of the commission of any act classified as a misdemeanor or felony by the State Code of SC or the United States Code.
A member may be dropped from membership for moral or disciplinary reasons that are deemed sufficient by the unanimous vote of all five members of the Board.
As soon as possible after its activation in the Fall term of the school year, the Chapter will undertake a program of service which will be of benefit to the community. The project shall be decided upon only after consultation with, and upon approval of, the Board.
At a minimum, Abbeville High School National Beta Club will sponsor two service projects per year, one for the Fall term and one for the Spring term.
Within thirty days of the end of each semester, members shall submit their semester record of service. The member must complete twenty hours of service per semester from his/her own personal ministry. The Record of Service shall record the number of hours and the type of service performed for the semester. The Record shall be signed by both the student and the parent.
The local dues of this Chapter of the National Beta Club shall be fifteen dollars per year.
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.