• Chess Club Policy

    Baldwin County Virtual School Chess Club Bylaws

    ARTICLE I: NAME & PURPOSE

    Section A: Name – The name of this club shall be BCVS Chess Club

     Section B: Purpose – The purpose of this club shall be:

    1. Play Chess
    2. Learn strategies to improve in chess
    3. Compete in monthly chess meets

     

    ARTICLE II: MEMBERSHIP & DUES

    Section A: Eligibility - Membership shall be open to all students at BCVS.

    Section B: Dues – Dues shall be $10 per year.

     

    ARTICLE III: OFFICERS

    Section A: Officers – The officers shall be a President and Secretary/Treasurer.

    Section B: Eligibility – Officers must be full time students at BCVS

    Section C: Election – The officers shall be elected by ballot at the second meeting of the fall semester by a majority of the vote cast for that office.

    Section D: Term – The officers shall serve for one school year.

    Section E: Vacancy – If a vacancy occurs in any office, it shall be filled by a special election.

    Section F: Removal – Officers can be removed by the advisor at the recommendation of the school administration due to disciplinary issues.

     

    ARTICLE IV: DUTIES OF OFFICERS

    Section A: President – it shall be the duty of the President to:

    • Preside at meetings
    • Vote only in case of a tie
    • Represent the club

    Section B: Secretary/Treasurer – It shall be the duty of the Secretary to:

    • Maintain a current roster of membership
    • Issue notices of meetings and conduct the general correspondence of the club
    • Receive all funds

     

    ARTICLE V: MEETINGS

    Section A: Meetings – Regular meetings shall be held every other week during the regular school year.

    Section B: Meets – The club may participate in monthly chess meets at area high schools.

     

    ARTICLE VI: SPONSOR

    Section A: Sponsor – Mrs. Beall shall be the faculty sponsor of the BCVS Chess Club.

    Section B: Duties – The responsibilities of the faculty advisor shall be to:

    • Maintain an awareness of the activities of the club.
    • Meet on a regular basis with the leaders of the student club to discuss upcoming meetings, long range plans, and goals of the club.
    • Attend regular meetings.
    • Assist in the orientation of new officers.
    • Explain and clarify campus policy and procedures that apply to the club.
    • Assist the club treasurer in monitoring expenditures.
    • Inform club members of those factors that constitute unacceptable behavior on the part of the club members, and the possible consequence of said behaviors.