SFTS Constitution

Stand for the Silent Constitution

 
ARTICLE I – Name and Purpose
 
SECTION A: The name of this organization shall be Stand for the Silent- (School Name). 
SECTION B: The purpose of this organization is to fight against bullying, which can lead to 
adolescent depression and suicide.

 
ARTICLE II – Membership
 
SECTION A: Pledge Card – Everyone interested in joining Stand for the Silent must sign a 
pledge card.
SECTION B: Chapters
1. Establishment of a Chapter – 
a. All groups interested in creating a Chapter must contact the Board of Directors for 
eligibility by emailing contact@standforthesilent.com.
b. Once the Board has approved the Chapter’s application they will receive the 
establishment package.
c. All Chapters must have an elected governing council.
1. Governing council must consist of a President, Vice President, Secretary, 
Treasure, and Representatives.
2. Council will be elected by a nomination and majority vote.
3. Officer’s duties shall be determined by the Chapter.
d. Each Chapter should have at least one sponsor to over see and approve all 
Chapters’ activities.
e. Each Chapter shall make a quarterly report of members to the Board of Directors.f. Order forms for merchandise and pledge cards will be provided upon request.
 2. Establishment Package -
 a. All establishment packages shall contain: a Stand for the Silent Constitution, order 
forms for pledge cards and bracelets, and a roster that shall be returned to the Board 
of Directors with names of all members.
 b. Dues will be determined by the amount of bracelets ordered. Each bracelet will 
cost $1 unless notified by the Board of Directors.
 

ARTICLE III – Rules and Regulations
 
SECTION A: This organization shall follow the revised edition of Roberts Rules of Order in 
running its meetings. 
SECTION B: The Stand for the Silent logo is a trademark symbol and should not be used unless 
permitted by the Board of Directors.
 

ARTICLE IV – Finances
 
SECTION A: All fundraisers must be approved by the Chapter sponsor before it is sent to the 
Board of Directors.
SECTION B: All fundraisers will go through the Board of Directors for final approval.
SECTION C: All profits made through fundraisers shall remain the Chapter’s unless otherwise 
notified by the Board of Directors.
SECTION D: The sponsors shall conduct an annual audit and report it back to the Board of 
Directors.

 
ARTICLE V – Committees
 
SECTION A: Standing committees include: Publicity, Programs, and Projects.
1. Publicity – will be responsible for promotion of Stand for the Silent.
2. Programs – will be responsible for selecting and securing guest speakers for events and 
meetings.
3. Projects – will be responsible for initiating new projects and overseeing them. 4. Chapters are free to set up their own committees after approval by the sponsor. 
SECTION B: Special committees shall be appointed by the Board of Directors as the need 
arises.
 

ARTICLE VI – Amendments
 
SECTION A: The Constitution may be amended at any time by the Board of Directors with a 
motion of three fourths vote of the Board of Directors.
SECTION B: Chapters may send in amendment requests to be approved by the Board of 
Directors. 
SECTION C: Amendments shall take effect following the vote.
 
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