Chronicle of the KOSMOS President

1st President :   Sang Hun Jung       September, 1998 - August, 1999

2nd President :  Hyun Sik Cho         September, 1999 - August, 2000

3rd President :   Wook Kim              September, 2000 - December, 2000

4th President :    Kyungwon Baek    January, 2000 - August, 2001

5th President :    Kwanhyun Kim      September, 2001 - August, 2002

6th President :    Nyonejin Lyu         September, 2002 -  present


Executive members

Adviser : Dr. Ritterling Soojin Kim

President : Nyonejin Lyu

Vice President : Daehyun Kim

Web Master : Kyungwon Baek


BYLAWS of the KOSMOS

ARTICLE I: NAME & PURPOSE

Section A: Name ? The name of this organization shall be KOSMOS. The name of KOSMOS is originated by the first character of Korea and the name of the most popular flower, Cosmos, through the country road of Korea during the fall season

Section B: Purpose ? The purpose of this organization shall be:

  1. To introduce Korean culture to those who are interested in it
  2. To promote the relationships between Koreans and other multicultural people
  3. To facilitate the academic achievement of Korean students
  4. To share information and keep relationships with other Universities of Wisconsin
  5. To support the global events such as banquet, food testing, and guest presentations, etc
  6. To support the newcomer with a warm welcome

ARTICLE II: MEMBERSHIP & DUES

Section A: Eligibility ? Membership shall be open to Korean students and non-Korean students who are interested in Korean culture.

Section B: Restriction ? A majority of the membership will be UW-L students; however, no person will be restricted because of age, race, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation, people of different ability, national origin, ancestry, marital status, arrest record, or conviction record.

ARTICLE III: OFFICERS

Section A: Officers ? The officers shall be a President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer.

Section B: Eligibility ? The president shall be a full-time UW-L student and all officers must be UW-L students.

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

Section D: Term ? The officers shall serve for one year and their term of office shall begin at the commencement of the fall semester.

Section E: Vacancy ? If a vacancy occurs in the office of President, the Vice-President shall assume the office for the remainder of the term and vacancies in any other office shall be filled by a special election.

ARTICLE IV: DUTIES OF OFFICERS

Section A: President ? It shall be the duty of the President to:

    1. Preside at meetings.
    2. Vote only in case of a tie.
    3. Represent the organization.
    4. Appoint committee chairpersons subject to the approval of the Executive Committee
    5. Serve as an ex-office member of all committee except the nominating committee.
    6. Perform such other duties as ordinary pertain to this office

Section B: Vice-President ? It shall be the duty of the Vice-President to preside in the absence of the President and serve as chairperson of the Program Committee.

Section C: Secretary ? It shall be the duty of the Secretary to:

    1. Record the minutes of all meetings.
    2. Keep a file of the organizationís records.
    3. Maintain a current roster of membership.
    4. Issue notices of meetings and conduct the general correspondence of the organization.

Section D: Treasurer ? It shall be the duty of the Treasurer to :

    1. Receive all funds and pay at the same on orders of the Executive Committee
    2. and signed by The President.

    3. Keep an itemized account of all receipts and expenditures and make reports
    4. as directed.

    5. Make a yearly audit to the membership at the end of each school year  and file a copy in the Student Activities Office.

ARTICLE V: MEETING

Section A: Meetings ? Regular meetings shall be held monthly during the regular school year.

Section B: Special Meetings ? Special meetings may be called by the President with the approval of the Executive Committee.

Section C: Quorum ? A quorum shall consists of the at least greater of half the total member of the organization.

Section D: Parliamentary Authority ? Robertís Rules of Orders shall govern this organization in all cases to which they are applicable and in which they are not inconsistent with these bylaws.

 

ARTICLE VI : EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Section A: Responsibility ? Management of this organization shall be vested in an Executive Committee responsible to the entire membership to uphold these bylaws.

Section B: Membership ? This committee shall consist of the officers as listed in Article III and the faculty adviser.

Section C: Meetings ? This committee shall meet at least once between regular meetings of the organization to organization and plan future activities.

 

ARTICLE VII: FACULTY ADVISER

Section A: Selection ? There shall be a faculty adviser who shall be selected each year by the membership.

Section B: Duties ? The responsibilities of the faculty adviser shall be to:

  1. Maintain an awareness of the activities and programs sponsored by the student organization.
  2. Meet on a regular basis with the leader of the student organization to discuss upcoming meetings, long range plans, goals, and problems of the organization.
  3. Attend regular meetings, executive board meetings as often as schedule allows.
  4. Assist in the orientation of new officers.
  5. Explain and clarify campus policy and procedures that apply to the organization.
  6. Maintain contact with the Office of Student Activities & Centers.
  7. Provide direction in the area of parliamentary procedure, meeting facilitation, group building, goal settings, and program planning.
  8. Assist the organization treasurer in monitoring expenditures, fundraising activities, and corporate sponsorship to maintain an accurate and up-to-date account ledger.
  9. Inform organization members of those factors that constitute unacceptable behavior on the part of the organization members, and the possible consequence of said behaviors.

ARTICLE VIII: COMMITTEES

Section A: Program Committee ? A program committee composed of the Vice-President as chairperson and four members shall be appointed by the President before the end of spring semester, whose duty shall be to plan the overall program of the organization.

Section C: Special Committee ? The president shall have the authority to appoint any special committees, with the approval of the Executive Committee, from time to time as need demands.

ARTICLE IX: AMENDMENTS

Section A: Selection ? These bylaws may be amended by a two-thirds(2/3) majority vote of the chapter membership.

Section B: Notice ? All members shall receive advance notice of the proposed amendment at least five days before the meetings.