WHC M.E.Ch.A. Constitution



Article I: Name of organization


Section 1: The name of this organization shall be Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán (M.E.Ch.A.)

Section 2: The official symbol of this organization shall be the eagle with its wings spread, bearing a macahuittle in one claw and a dynamite stick in the other with the lighted fuse in its beak. The acronym M.E.Ch.A. shall be above the symbol with the phrase "La Union Hace La Fuerza" below.


Article II: Organizational Goals


Section 1: 1. To strive for educational, cultural, economical, political, and social empowerment within the Chicano community in order to liberate nuestra gente; 2. To undertake the responsibility of retaining our identity and furthering our cultural awareness; 3. To undertake the responsibility of uplifting and mobilizing Chicanas and Chicanos through higher education; 4. To implement plans of action concerning Chicanas and Chicanos.


Article III: Membership


Section 1: Any student of West Hills Community College is eligible to join the organization.


Article IV: Officers


Section 1: President

  1. Shall run the meetings
  2. Call special meetings
  3. Oversee all committee activities


Section 2: Vice President

  1. Assume the duties of the president in his/her absence
2.    Oversee all committee activities


Section 3: Secretary

  1. Keep accurate minutes of all meetings
  2. Act as correspondence clerk
  3. Keep record of all activities


Section 4: Treasurer

  1. Handle funds and finances for the organization
  2. Keep financial records and collect dues
  3. Always have accurate financial reports upon request


Section 5: Committee leader

  1. Reporting to the vice president of progress
  2. Any conflictions between members report the meeting for discussion


Section 6: Publicity Chairperson

  1. Advertise meetings and activities


Article V: Members of M.E.Ch.A.


Section 1: Mechistas

  1. Participate in club committees best suited for them & club activities
  2. Promote hermanidad, to feel as a familia among your Chicano brothers and sisters
  3. Promote our culture
  4. Every member in the organization is a crucial part to the club, we are all one unit


Article VI: Meetings


Section 1: Meetings shall be held once a week at 12p.m.

(Time and Day will change for every semester)


Section 2: We will meet twice in a week if we are planning an activity


Article VII: Voting Procedures


Section 1: Motion a subject

  1. A member must first motion the subject;
  2. Then another member seconds the motion;
  3. Then the motion is voted on


Section 2: Members shall be active members to be eligible to vote


  1. Shall have attended every meeting'
  2. If not attend has to report to an officer before-hand


Article VIII: Impeachment and Replacement of Officers


Section 1: Purpose of Impeachment

  1. Impeachment of officers is based on failure to perform duties
  2. Officers may be impeach because of misuse of his/her powers


Section 2: Purpose of Replacement

  1. 3 unexcused absences will result in the replacement of an officer
  2. Conduct is inappropriate


Section 3: An officer may be impeached only under the following conditions:

  1. There must be quorum (2/3 mehcistas) present during impeachment
  2. A vote of 2/3 membership required to impeach
  3. Prior to impeachment, there must be one weeks notice of intent publicized


Section 4: An officer may be replaced under the following conditions:

  1. The position will be assigned to a club executive officer until an election is held
  2. An election will then be held with a 2/3 vote


Article IX: Advisor responsibility


Section 1: To help members carry out goals and activities of the club


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