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- The name of the Society shall be both 'Cambridge
University French Society' and 'Société Française de
l'Université de Cambridge'.
- The aim of the Society shall be the promotion of all
aspects of French and Francophone language and culture in Cambridge.
- Membership of the Society shall be extended to all
members of the University of Cambridge and any others who may apply to the Committee. There shall be a yearly fee for
Annual Membership or a one-off fee for Life Membership, both of which will be
fixed by the Committee. The Committee shall not refuse an application for
membership on the grounds of race, sex, sexual orientation, religion or
political views. Any member may be expelled by the Committee for bringing the
Society into disrepute. All members shall have full voting rights at Society
- Meetings of the Society:
- Ordinary meetings
shall be held fortnightly during Full Term, or at any time deemed fit by the
- The Annual General Meeting (AGM) shall be held each
year at the end of the Lent Term. The time and venue of this meeting will be
determined and publicised by the Committee at least seven Full Term-days
- The Committee of the Society shall be elected at the
AGM. Nominations must be submitted to the Junior Treasurer and Membership
Secretary at least three Full Term-days before the AGM. Any member of the
Society may be nominated for any Committee post by two other members of the
Society. There may be hustings at the AGM. Votes shall be counted by two
persons chosen at the AGM and who are not candidates for Committee posts. The
election and count shall be conducted using a 'First Past The
Post' system. The Committee may at its discretion co-opt Committee members to
itself where it perceives the need, or to fill any vacancies which may arise.
- The Committee shall consist of: Chair (one post), Junior Treasurer and
Membership Secretary (one post), Events Co-ordinator (one post),
FranceCam/Newsletter Editor (one post) and Events Officers, whose
responsibilities shall be the running of specific events, as requested by the events coordinator.
- External Committee Members:
- A Senior Treasurer shall be appointed by the Committee
each year to audit the Society's accounts.
- An Honorary President shall be appointed by the
Committee each year.
- Amendments to this Constitution must be proposed by at least two
members of the Society, and must be submitted to the Junior Treasurer and
Membership Secretary in writing. This constitution may only be amended at an
AGM, or a meeting specially called for that purpose. No vote on a
constitutional amendment shall be valid unless at least ten percent of the
Society's membership is present at the meeting. Should this quorum not, however, such a vote may,
with the decisive and unanimous agreement of the Committee, take place half an
hour later with any number of members.