The Constitution of
The Duke Vegetarian Club
The primary purpose of Plan V is to provide vegetarian meals in a cooperative environment. Plan V is dedicated to helping educate vegetarians at Duke on nutrition and cooking, to exploring a diversity of meatless cuisine, and providing meals in a community setting for vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike. Plan V aims to promote the vegetarian lifestyle at Duke though campus events, educational activities, and most importantly meals.
Article I. Organization:
Section 1. The Officers of the club shall be President, Treasurer, Webmaster, and External liaison.
Section 2. The overall organization shall prepare vegetarian dinners on a weekly basis during the fall and spring semester.
Section 3. All meals will be prepared in a cooperative environment
Article II. Fees:
Section 1. The cost of the meal currently stands at $4.00; this may be amended by majority vote at any meal where there is a quorum.
Section 2. Members in good standing shall be able to use there meal plan to purchase Plan V meals as per our agreement with the Dining and Events department (see "Dining and Special Events Department, Support of the Plan V Program", Appendix A, henceforth refereed to solely as " Support").
Section 3. Failure to pay meal fees in an expedient manner will result in removal from membership.
Article III. Officers:
Section 1. Elections
Section 2. The President shall do the following:
Section 3. The Treasurer shall do the following:
Section 4. The External Liaison shall do the following:
Section 5. The Webmaster shall be responsible for maintaining and updating the Plan V webpage in a timely and tasteful manner.
Section 6. The Executive council shall consist of all officers and in addition to responsibilities states elsewhere shall be responsible for the following:
Article IV. Quorum:
Section 1. A quorum of the overall organization shall be that portion of the membership which attends a meal or activity where a notice of a vote on the issue in question has been posted a minimum of 48 hours before hand on the web page and e-mail list.
Section 2. A quorum of the overall organization shall be those present at any meal or activity where attendance is greater or equal to the average attendance over the last 10 activities or meals.
Section 3. For the purposes of voting, Hare Krishna meals will not be considered with respect to average attendance or as a regular activity and attendees will not be considered members of Plan V.
Article V. Equipment:
Section 1. Plan V shall purchase and maintain the basic equipment necessary to prepare the appropriately sized meals.
Section 2. All members shall be financially liable 100% of the cost of all equipment they use.
Section 3. Once purchased all equipment shall be stored in the storage cabinet, which shall be locked at all times it is not in use. The Executive Council is responsible for al keys to the cabinet.
Article VI. Amendments:
Section 1. Any member of the group who is in good standing can propose an amendment to the constitution.
Section 2. Proposals for amendments must be submitted to president, these must be announced by email and web page no less that 72 hours in advance of a vote and must take place at a regularly scheduled activity or meal.
Section 3. Amendments shall be ratified by a 2/3 vote of the quorum at the activity or meal.
Article VII. Duke Vegetarian Club:
As of October 1997 in agreement with the former leadership and membership of the organization known as the Duke Vegetarian Club and the leadership and membership of Plan V, these two groups have merged and hence forth Plan V shall be responsible for all activities and organizing which were previously that of the Duke Vegetarian Club. This shall include but is not limited to freedom to use the name "Duke Vegetarian Club" and responsibility for coordinating and sponsoring the weekly Hare Krishna meal.
Last Updated 7.Oct.2003