Approved by Hoofer Sailing Club BOC (3/12/90, 5/21/90) Hoofer Council (3/26/90, 5/21/90) Union Council (5/7/90)

ARTICLE I Name
The name of this organization shall be the Wisconsin Hoofer Sailing Club of the Wisconsin Union of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, herein referred to as the "Sailing Club".
ARTICLE II Purpose
The purpose of the Sailing Club shall be to promote sailing at the University of Wisconsin-Madison by providing the organization, equipment, instruction, and financing necessary to encourage recreational and competitive sailing.
ARTICLE III Membership
Section 1
Any person who is a member of the Wisconsin Union or faculty/staff of the University of Wisconsin-Madison may join the Sailing Club upon payment of dues.
Section 2
Dues, as prescribed by the Board of Captains, shall be paid by all Sailing Club members except the Commodore, Vice-Commodore, past Commodores, and the current Board of Captains. Others may receive full or partial waiver of dues as outlined in the By-Laws.

ARTICLE IV Board of Captains

Section 1
The Commodore and Vice-Commodore shall be Sailing Club members and UW- Madison students. They shall be elected individually by a majority vote of the general membership present at a regular Sailing Club meeting which shall occur within the first two weeks of August. They shall take office four weeks after the elections.
Section 2
The Commodore shall appoint to the Board of Captains a secretary, treasurer, education representative, maintenance representative, and others not to exceed a total of 22 people (including the Commodore and Vice-Commodore). The Commodore shall define their duties at the time of appointment in accordance with the purpose of the Sailing Club as stated in Article II, Section 1 of this Constitution. All Board of Captains members shall serve a term concurrent with that of the Commodore.
Section 3
The executive, legislative, and judicial powers of the Sailing Club shall be delegated to the Board of Captains.
ARTICLE V Recall
Section 1
Any member of the Board of Captains, other than the Commodore or Vice- Commodore, may be removed from the Board of Captains by the Commodore for failure to meet the duties of the office. Such an action may be overturned by a 2/3 majority vote of the Board of Captains exclusive of the member being voted upon.
Section 2
Any member of the board of Captains, other than the Commodore or Vice- Commodore, may be removed from the Board of Captains by a 2/3 majority vote of the board of Captains exclusive of the member being voted upon.
Section 3
Any member of the Board of Captains, including the Commodore and the Vice- Commodore, may be removed from the Board of Captains by a 2/3 majority vote of the general membership present at a regular Sailing Club meeting at which at least 10% of the current membership or 45 members of the Sailing Club (whichever is greater) are present.
Section 4
Notice of any recall vote shall be posted on the Sailing Club bulletin board at least one week prior to the vote.
ARTICLE VI Amendments
Amendments to this Constitution not inconsistent with the Hoofer Constitution or the Constitution of the Wisconsin Union may be proposed by a petition of ten members of the current membership of the Sailing Club. The amendment shall take effect when it is approved sequentially by a majority vote of the general membership present at regular Sailing Club meeting at which at least 10% of the current membership or 45 members of the Sailing Club (whichever is greater) are present, the Board of Captains, Hoofer Council, and Union Council.
ARTICLE VII By-Laws
By-Laws not inconsistent with this Constitution, the Hoofer Constitution, or the Constitution of the Wisconsin Union may be adopted or amended by a 3/4 majority vote of the Board of Captains, and when approved by Hoofer Council.
ARTICLE VIII Ratification
This Constitution shall go into effect when approved sequentially by a 3/4 majority vote of the Board of Captains and when approved by Hoofer Council and by Union Council.







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