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Let Us Lead By Serving Others
The National Beta Club Mission Statement
To promote the ideals of academic achievement, character, service and leadership among elementary and secondary school students.
Recognizing and honoring high academic achievement
Preparing young people for life and empowering them to be successful
Developing the leaders of tomorrow
Demonstrating our motto "Let Us Lead By Serving Others."
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2014-2015 Edgewood Middle School By-Laws
“Let us lead by serving others”
Edgewood Middle School National Junior Beta Blub By-Laws
Time and Place of Meetings
The time and place of meetings of this Chapter of the National Beta Club shall be decided upon only after consultation with, and upon approval of, the Board of Edgewood Middle School.
The time and place of the meetings of this Chapter of the National Beta club shall be decided upon the Board at the organizational meeting at the beginning of the school term.
The school term of Edgewood Middle School will be from September 1 through May 31.
A quorum of the membership shall be constituted by a majority, to exceed 50%, of the membership. No action may be taken, which is binding upon the membership, unless a quorum is present. However, certain matters, such as a discussion of means of taking in new meeting without a quorum being present.
A quorum for the Board shall be the presence of three members.
Standards of Membership
Standards of membership in Edgewood Middle School Chapter of the National Beta Club must conform to the general features as laid down in the National Constitution, the Edgewood Middle School Constitution and By-laws and, in all cases, must be approved by the Board.
The students from which the members may be drawn shall be the seventh and eighth.
The scholastic requirements for membership in this Chapter of the National Beta Club shall be: a combined grade average of 92 out of a possible 100 for the past academic year in all four core subject areas as well as all Explore classes.
The prospective member must not have been convicted of the commission of any act classified as a misdemeanor or felony by the State code of SC or the United States Code. Furthermore, prospective members must show evidence of personal conduct that upholds Edgewood’s Code of Conduct.
Induction of Members
The induction of new members into the membership of this Chapter of the National Beta Club shall be one of dignity appropriate to the ideals of the organization.
A member of this Chapter of the National Beta Club will be placed on probation if he/she is absent from three regular consecutive meetings without prior approval of the Board sponsor. A member will be given written notification of being placed on probation after two regular consecutive meetings have been missed without prior approval by the Board sponsor. In all cases, those places on probation will receive written notification and actions required for reinstatement.
A member of this Chapter of the National Beta Club will be placed on probation if his/her grade average in core classes or explore classes falls below 92 out of a possible 100. The member must bring his/her GPA back up to 92 before the end of the end of the following semester or he/she will not be eligible for any Chapter/national benefits. All members will report their grades to the Board at the end of each school year.
A member of this Chapter of the National Beta Club will be placed on probation for failure to provide their 10 or 15 hours volunteer certification each year.
Loss of Membership
A member of this Chapter of the National Beta Club will be dropped from membership if he/she is convicted of the commission of any act classified as a misdemeanor or felony by the State Code of SC or the United States Code.
A member may be dropped from membership for moral or disciplinary reasons that are deemed sufficient by the unanimous vote of all five members of the Board. Any disciplinary infraction at a Level III or Level IV will result in automatic termination of membership.
A member of this chapter of the National Junior Beta Club may be dropped from membership if his scholastic record falls below 92 in core classes and/or Explore classes. The member must bring the grade(s) up by the end of the following semester in order to remain a member of this chapter.
As soon as possible after its activation in the Fall term of the school year, the Chapter will undertake a program of service which will be of benefit to the community. The project shall be decided upon only after consultation with, and upon approval of, the Board.
At a minimum, Edgewood Middle School National Beta Club will sponsor two service projects per year, one for the Fall term and one for the Spring term.
The members must complete 10 or 15 hours of service per year from his/her own personal ministry. The Record of Service shall be signed by both the student and the parent.
The local dues of this Chapter of the National Beta Club shall be $10.00 per year.
Amending the By-Laws
The By-Laws of this Chapter of the National Beta Club may be amended by a four fifths vote of the Board, provided such amendment is placed before the club at a previous meeting.
The By-Laws will be reviewed yearly to determine if they require amendment.