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Members and Officers

Members

There are three types of members: Elected, Auxiliary, and Honorary.

During General and Special Elections, the people who are voted on to the Council are called the Elected Members. Elected Members vote on all of the issues brought before the RCSGA.

This position has many perks but has an equal number of requirements. Elected members must work two hours every week, attend all meetings and SPAR events. These members must help one another to achieve goals.

Elected Members

During General and Special Elections, the people who are voted on to the Council are called the Elected Members. Elected Members vote on all of the issues brought before the RCSGA.
This position has many perks but has an equal number of requirements. Elected members must work two hours every week, attend all meetings and SPAR events. These members must help one another to achieve goals

Senators Facts

  • There can be a maximum of 15 Senators
  • They have one vote in all matters
  • Council can give Auxiliary Members the status of Elected members when the membership falls below 7
  • They also serve on Richland College committees, when asked.

Auxiliary Member

During General and Special Elections, the people who are not voted onto the Council are offered the role of Auxiliary Membership. They are a vital part of RCSGA. Auxiliary Members often give a fresh perspective to the Council.

They must be at all major functions, but are not required to attend every meeting. They often receive the same leadership training that the Elected Members are given. In special situations, the Council can add auxiliary members to RCSGA.

  • There is no limit to the number of auxiliary members
  • They can vote when serving a committee
  • They can and have gone on to become President
  • They can serve as chairs of committees
  • They can serve as Historian or Parliamentarian

Honorary Alumni

This privilege is bestowed on former Elected and Auxiliary members who have given a great deal to the RCSGA. While they are honored by this title, they are required to continue serving the RCSGA in order for them to keep it.

Honorary Alumni are not considered to be an active part of the Council and they have no vote, but can help at functions or totrain old members.

Honorary Alumni Facts

  • There is not a limit to the number of Honorary Alumni.
  • Non-members can be given this title

Officers

There are two types of officers: Executive and non-Executive. In a nutshell, Executive officers run the usual business of RCSGA, while non-Executive officers run the unusual business of RCSGA.

Executive Officers

President: He or she presides over meetings and is considered to be the “face” or “voice” of RCSGA.

Vice-President: He or she keeps communication between the committees going, and serves as president at functions that the president cannot attend.

Secretary: He or she keeps the minutes of meetings and must be given copies of all correspondence.

Parliamentarian: He or she keeps track of the rules of order during a meeting.

Historian: He or she takes pictures of all events and keeps track of RCSGA history.

As executives, these people are aloud to delegate their duties when necessary, however; they are ultimately responsible for their duties.

Non-Executive Officers

Ambassador: He or she fulfills the duty of working with an outside organization. For example, if RCSGA is asked to serve on a Richland committee the President might appoint an Ambassador to fulfill his or her duties.

Examples of titles used are Region II Ambassador, District Ambassador, and TJCSGA Ambassador. In each instance, a member was asked to be the "face" or "voice" of RCSGA, so that the president was free to work on issues affecting the campus.