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  DUKE UNIVERSITYME TOO MONOLOGUES CONSTITUTION Me Too Monologues (MTM)4/16/2013 Article I: Name  The name of this organization shall be Me Too Monologues , hereafter referred to as [MTM] Article II: !ur ose  The purposes of this organization shall be: I.  To entertain a diverse audience with performances of student, alumni, employee and faculty submitted monologues, detailing their experiences in relation to the formation of their respective identities II.  To actively engage the Duke community, and create a safe space for dialogue to emerge regarding concepts of identity, be it race, nationality, cultural background, class, and so on III.  To bring a wider scope of monologues and actors, that we might better representthe diversity of Duke niversity Article III: Mem#ers$i !ll undergraduate students at Duke niversity are eligible for membership. embers shall be classi#ed into two categories: $xecutive %oard and &ast. 'otential $xecutive %oard members must apply for an o(cer position, which will be voted on by the current board. &ast members will be determined through an audition in the )all semester, and will be voted on by the $xecutive %oard. The o(cial roster shall be maintained on the Duke*roups website. Article I%: Non&'iscrimination T shall not discriminate on the basis of political ideology, race, color, national and ethnicsrcin, disability, sexual orientation or preference, gender, or age in its membership, activities, and pro+ects. T  Duke niversity shall not tolerate harassment of any kind. Article %: cers !ny member of T can become an o(cer after being listed on the o(cial roster. -(cers shall be elected annually in the pring semester by a ma+ority vote of the current $xecutive %oard and shall take o(ce thirty /012 days prior to the end of the semester. The o(cers of this organization shall be: Executive Producer  ã &alls and presides over o(cial meetings of the organization along with the  Theatrical Director ã aintains accurate ledger and #nancial records ã !pproves all expenditures from the organization #nancial account ã !pproves /i.e. signs2 all re3uest for allocations from third4party sources ã aintains organization in good standing with Duke niversity and sponsors via communication with the niversity &enter !ctivities and $vents /&!$2 and5or other interested niversity entities ã !cts as the tie4breaking vote in matters of business ã aintains organization website and multimedia publications along with the !ssistant 'roducer and *raphic Designer ã !ssists the Theatrical Director in show preparation, including but not limited to: booking show venue, booking rehearsal spaces, reviewing show content, ac3uiring monologues and actors, and #nding sponsors. ã erves as an ex4o(cio member of any committee that is created through %y4law  Assistant Producer  ã aintains the o(cial roster of the organization   Page 1 of 4  DUKE UNIVERSITYME TOO MONOLOGUES CONSTITUTION ã 6ecords minutes of all o(cial meetings of the organization ã aintains o(cial historical #le for the organization /constitution, by4laws, minutes, rosters, #nancial records, risk management records, etc72 ã &ontacts approved vendors for 3uotations and orders ã !ssists the $xecutive 'roducer in her5his duties as re3uested ã erves as an ex4o(cio member of any committee that is created through %y4law Publicity Manager  ã erves as a representative of T on campus and in neighboring areas ã 'ublicizes T and related events ã !ttends sorority and fraternity chapter meetings, selected4living group meetings, and extracurricular meetings to promote T ã aintains organization in good standing with Duke niversity and sponsors via communication with the niversity &enter !ctivities and $vents /&!$2 and5or other interested niversity entities along with the $xecutive 'roducer ã &reates text blurbs for emailing listserves and strategic contacts ã &oordinates with the *raphic Designer on publicity materials, including but not limited to: 8yers, handouts, and T paraphernalia ã erves as an ex4o(cio of member of any committee that is created through %y4law Graphic Designer  ã Develops design and brand image with approval of 'roduction Team ã Delivers design initiatives within desired deadlines ã !ssists the 'roducers and 'ublicity anagers as re3uested ã aintains website and multimedia publications along with 'ublicity anager and 'roducers ã erves as an ex4o(cio of member of any committee that is created through %y4law Theatrical Director(s ã Is responsible for the overall practical and creative interpretation of the monologues, taking into account the budgetary and physical constraints of production. ã 9orks closely with the creative and production teams, the performers and the producer to create a performance which connects with the audience. ã $ncourages Duke &ommunity to submit monologues, through conversation, workshops or script development schemes as necessary ã !dapts a script as necessary ã !nalyses and explores the script content and conducts relevant research ã &onducts auditions for productions, selecting and hiring designers, light technicians, etc. ã anages time and organizes people and space ã !ttends production meetings as re3uested ã &onducts rehearsals ã !ttends all dress and technical rehearsals and prepares detailed notes for the cast, creative and production teams ã ;elps to publicize the production by giving interviews and leading discussions ã *ives tasks to the !ssistant Director/s2 as necessary ã erves as an ex4o(cio member of any committee that is created through %y4law  Assistant Director(s ã !ssists the Theatrical Director/s2 with her5his duties as re3uested ã <eeps the production running smoothly ã aintains rehearsal schedule   Page ! of 4  DUKE UNIVERSITYME TOO MONOLOGUES CONSTITUTION ã 9orks with the director/s2 during the audition process, and is present for all rehearsals ã erves as an ex4o(cio member of any committee that is created through %y4law Article %: A*+isors ! full4time faculty or sta= member of Duke niversity shall be selected by the executive board and serve as the organization advisor. The advisor shall be an ex4o(cio member of the organization and all of its committees.  Advisor duties ã Interpret niversity 'olicy for organization ã Direct membership to appropriate campus resources to accomplish organization goals ã !ct as the o(cial university contact in matters of policy violation Article %II: ,emo+al o- cers -(cers may be removed with a two4thirds />502 vote of the general body. The o(cer in 3uestion must be noti#ed of the vote of removal at least one /?2 week in advance and shall have the opportunity to speak before the general body prior to the vote. Article %III: .ecuti+e oar*  The executive board of T shall be composed of the organization o(cers, the advisor, andany appointee deemed appropriate by the 'resident. The executive board shall govern the operations of the organization, and shall promote the mission of the organization. Article I: Meetings 6egular meetings of T shall be held at least monthly during the )all and pring academic semesters and at the discretion of the 'resident and Theatrical Director at other times. @uorum shall consist of at least /02 members of the executive board and A1B of thegeneral body. Article : &las %y laws shall be created to dictate the structure and procedures of the organization. %y4laws may be proposed by any member and must obtain a ma+ority vote of the membership. Co by4law shall infringe on the authority of the constitution. 6e3uired by4laws, which shall be rati#ed annually, include: ã -rganization &ommittees ã 'arliamentary odi#cation /rati#ed at #rst meeting of a new executive boards term2 ã $lection of -(cers Article I: ommittees &ommittees of the organization shall be created from time4to4time by the executive board in order to organize and distribute the workload of the organization. &ommittees shall be governed by by4law and shall not have authority over the executive board or the general body. Article II: !arliamentar Aut$orit eetings and voting shall be governed by a modi#ed version of 6oberts 6ules of -rder Cewly 6evised, tenth edition. Article III: .lections $lections must be openly publicized for at least two />2 weeks and open to the membership of the organization. $lections shall be structured by the $lection of -(cers by4law. Article I%: Amen*ment !mendments to this constitution may be proposed by any member and must obtain two4thirds />502 ma+ority by a vote of the general body. Page # of 4  DUKE UNIVERSITYME TOO MONOLOGUES CONSTITUTION 'ocument 5istor:reate*:  1E5?F5>1?0%y: &ameron Thompkins, Tara *avcovich,  &aralena 'eterson Amen*e*: C5! ,ecor* o- rganiation 7tan*ing:$artere*: Page 4 of 4
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