German Club and Constitution
German Club meets once a month every second Tuesday from 4:00p.m. till 4:45 p.m German Club members will be allowed to participate in all field trips as long as they have attended a minimum of 85% of all meetings. This club introduces students to the German culture. This club is led by students and they develop a program. Some years we have used this time to offer students time to practice and/or work on Sprachfest projects. Sprachfest will be held in January every year at UTSA. If students place in the top 5, they will advance to state in San Marcus about 2 weeks later. We also have 1-2 fundraiser per year. Our Fall fundraiser are German Advent calendars which are filled with chocolate. Spring fundraiser will be announced at a later time.
The German Club By-Laws
Independent School District
Samuel Clemens High School
Article Eins (1): Name
Section I: The organization shall be called “German Club Komm mit” (Come along).
Article Zwei (2): Objectives and Activities
Section I: The purposes and goals are to have fun while promoting the German
culture; to educate the school and community on German customs and the
Article Drei (3): Membership
Section I: Membership shall be open to all high school students who have taken/ or
will take a class based on the German language (Offered at the school).
Section II: Those students eligible for membership are subject to review and approval
by the sponsors and by the officers.
All members are expected to attend at least 50% of our weekly meetings.
We will hold meetings before and after school.
The Secretary will keep attendance records to keep track of each
member’s attendance. Members with highest attendance rate and who
have supported the club with their participation in fundraisers etc. will be
chosen first for special activities such as field trips with limited amount of
spaces or participation in our German community parties. Members are
expected to have passing grades in all their classes at all times.
Members are expected to display exemplary behavior in and out of class
and are subject to removal for major discipline infractions. The principal
and club sponsor will have the right to make this decision.
Members who would like to have their German club membership listed on
their transcript will have to attend German club meetings at least 50% of
the meetings and have to participate in approximately 75% of all German
club activities such as the Christmas party, fundraisers and Spring
Section III: Members who qualify and attend the State German Contest, will earn a
letter jacket (at their own expense) to be ordered through the school. If
they already have a letter jacket then they will be awarded a letter.
Section IV: If a student violates any of the above stated expectations or disregards
school or campus wide rules, the student may be subject to dismissal from
the club. If a student’s behavior warrants it, the sponsor and/or the
principal have the right to remove a student.
Article Vier (4): Officers
Section I: The following are officers, which serve for one year until new officers are
elected the following year in May. If an officer has to leave office early
due to leaving the district or being removed from office due to a major
discipline infraction or other reasons, the German Club members will vote
a new officer who will only finish the term until the next election takes
place. All officers will be elected by the German Club members.
(1) President: Shall open and close each meeting, coordinate meeting
procedures, and research all activities in which the club will participate
(2) Vice-President: Shall coordinate all club events, work to help plan
meetings, and take the presidents responsibilities in any case of
(3) Secretary: Shall keep a log of the minutes and things discussed in each
(4) Treasurer: Shall collect all money and record any transactions into the
club’s budget book.
Section II: Officers will be selected in May. They are required to have good conduct,
be responsible, and have a basis in the German language as well as
Section III: If any officer has repeatedly missed meetings, bad conduct, or does not
wish to uphold his/her position for other reasons, then he/she will be
forced to resign by the other officers or sponsor. Being an officer is not a
right but a privilege.
Article Funf (5): German Funds
Section I: Dues are collected at the start of each year in order for one to join and
become a member (5 dollar fee).
Section II: All fundraisers will be put directly into the budget book; participation is
optional for all members.
Section III: Money collected for the club will go towards the activities to help promote
the German culture.
Article Sechs (6): Meetings, Activities
Section I: Meetings dates will vary depending on what is decided by the sponsor,
president, and vice-president.
Section II: Meetings will be announced at the previous meeting one week in advance.
Section III: All activities will be announced in the meetings; in any case of absence
one must see the sponsor the same week the meeting was held.
Article Sieben (7): Goals
Section I: The goal of Komm mit is to enrich the surrounding area in German culture
by doing extra-curricular activities not only in school, but outside of
I agree to accept this club.
Sponsor: ________________ Date: ______
Principal: ________________ Date: ______