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(Drug Free Youth In Texas)
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ARTICLE I - NAME
The name of the organization shall be known as Drug-Free Youth In Texas. It shall hereafter be referred to as DFYIT (pronounced "d-fy it").
ARTICLE II - DURATION
The period of duration of this Organization shall be perpetual.
ARTICLE III - PURPOSE
The purposes for which this Organization is organized are to be a cooperative effort between the youth of the community, the business community and law enforcement agencies in a common goal towards a program concerned with eliminating illegal drug use and abuse in the school.
ARTICLE IV - OFFICERS
This group shall be governed by an elected leadership panel consisting of a chairman elected at large and one representative from each chapter.
A. Committees shall be appointed by the chairman as the need arises.
B. Each chapter shall determine its own governing board.
ARTICLE V - MEMBERSHIP
Membership is open to students in the community and entry will be continuous. Membership will be based on passing a urine drug test and the issuing of a DFYIT card. The card may be temporarily withdrawn upon any positive test result until another urine sample is taken and tests negative for abused drugs. Counseling will be available for students who test positive the first time. Counseling will be required for the second positive test.
ARTICLE VI - OFFICERS
In order to conduct the business of this organization, a majority of the leadership panel members must be present.
ARTICLE VII - MEMBERS
1. PLACE OF MEETING
All meetings of the organization shall be held at the school to which the leadership panel represents., and shall be designated in the notice of the meeting.
2. NOTICE OF MEETING
A written or printed notice stating the place, day, hour and purpose or purposes for which the meeting is called shall be required.
3. VOTING OF SHARES
Each member or panelist, as appropriate, shall be entitled to one vote on each matter submitted to a vote at a meeting.
A member may vote in person if present at such meeting.
4. QUORUM OF MEMBERS
The members entitled to vote, represented in person, shall constitute a quorum at a meeting of members, but in no event shall a quorum consist of less than one-third (1/3) of the members entitled to vote and thus represented at such meeting. The vote of the members entitled to vote and thus represented at a meeting at which a quorum is present shall be the act of the membership meeting, unless the vote of a greater number is required by the by-laws.
ARTICLE VIII - LEADERSHIP
1. LEADERSHIP PANEL
The business and affairs of the Organization shall be managed by an adult advisory board and a student advisory council known as the leadership panel, subject, however to such limitations as are imposed by these Bylaws.
The leadership panel may, by contract or otherwise, give general or limited or special power and authority to the officers and members of the Organization to transact the general business, or any special business, of the Organization, and may give powers of attorney to agents of the Organization to transact any special business requiring such authorization.
2. ELECTION TO STUDENT ADVISORY COUNCIL
The number of students shall be one (1) from each grade class provided that the number may be increased or decreased from time to time by an amendment to these by-laws, but no decrease shall have the effect of shortening the term of any incumbent member. At each semester election the members shall elect students to hold office until the next succeeding semester meeting, or until their respective successors are elected, or until their death, resignation or removal.
Any vacancy occurring in the student advisory council may be filled by the school officials until the next membership meeting. A member of the student advisory council elected to fill a vacancy shall be elected for the unexpired term of his predecessor in office.
4. REMOVAL OF DIRECTORS
The entire student advisory council or any individual member thereof may be removed from office with or without cause by vote of the entire membership or by school officials with cause.
5. MEETINGS OF ADVISORY COUNCIL
A meeting of the student advisory council may be held, with notice, at such time as shall be determined from time to time by resolution of the student advisory council.
6. CONDUCT OF MEETING
The student selected by the student advisory council shall preside at all meetings. Any person appointed by the presiding officer, shall act as secretary of the meetings.
ARTICLE IX - OFFICERS
1. OFFICERS ELECTION
The officers of the Organization shall consist of a president, one or more vice-presidents, a secretary, a treasurer, and such other officers as the advisory council shall from time to time determine. All such officers shall be elected at the first meeting of the membership and hold office at the pleasure of the membership,. If any office is not filled at such meeting, it may be filled at any subsequent meeting of the membership.
All officers and assistant officers shall be elected to serve until the conclusion of the current semester or until their successors are elected; provided, that any officer or assistant officer elected or appointed may be removed with or without cause.
The President shall preside at all meetings. He shall issue all orders and resolutions adopted by the advisory board. The Vice President shall, in the absence or disability of the president, perform the duties and exercise the powers of the president, and he shall perform such duties as the advisory board and/or council shall prescribe.
He/she shall submit a report of the operations of the Organization for the semester to the advisory board.
A vice-president shall perform the duties and exercise the powers of the office held, and they shall perform such duties as the advisory board shall prescribe.
The secretary shall attend all meetings of the board and all meetings of the members and shall record all votes and the minutes of all proceedings and shall perform like duties for the standing committees when required. He/she shall give or cause to be given notice of all meetings and shall perform such other duties as may be prescribed by the board.
The school shall have the custody of the organizations' funds and shall report full and accurate accounts of receipts and disbursements in books belonging to the Organization, and shall deposit all monies and other valuable effects in the name and to the credit of the Organization with such designated school as may be designated by the school officials.
ARTICLE X - MEMBERSHIP IDENTIFICATION
A DFYIT membership card will be kept valid with random testing. Failure to comply with the chapter rules puts the member at risk for review, retesting, and/or loss of membership privileges. The DFYIT membership card is the property of DFYIT and may be subject to collection by the chapter leadership panel should circumstances merit.
ARTICLE XI - ENFORCEMENT RULES
Enforcement of rules will be the responsibility of the chapter leadership panel. Any two cardholders may file a written complaint with the chapter leadership panel should they feel a cardholder has been under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The decision to retest will be made by the chapter leadership panel.
ARTICLE XII - AMENDMENT
If ever the need arises, these by-laws may be altered, amended or repealed, at any meeting having a quorum, consisting of two-thirds (2/3) of the members of the leadership panel that are present.