Queen's Red Cross

at Queen's University, Kingston Canada

Queen’s Red Cross – Taking Action for Humanity Are you interested in what’s happening around the world and in your community? Have you always wanted to make a difference, but didn’t know how? Consider joining us! The Canadian Red Cross has many opportunities for youth to get involved. Queen’s Red Cross focuses on the Promotion of Humanitarian Values and International Humanitarian Law through educational activities and campaigns. Some topics include: • Children and War • Landmines • Refugee Issues • International Humanitarian Law • Other local/global topics and issues Members may also assist with special events and fundraising efforts for Canadian Red Cross appeals. Fundamental Principles The work of the Canadian Red Cross is guided by seven fundamental principles: • Humanity • Impartiality • Neutrality • Independence • Voluntary Service • Unity • Universality Why Join? • Be part of the largest humanitarian organization in the world • Meet other students with similar interests and values • Learn more about various world issues • Develop your leadership skills • Add valuable volunteer experience to your resume • Make a difference in the lives of people in need Other Opportunities Group members can also volunteer at their local Red Cross branch. For more information on available volunteer opportunities, please contact queensredcross@gmail.com Queen’s Club The Constitution Article I: Name The name of this club shall be Queen’s Red Cross Club. It shall be a Queen’s student club located on campus. Article II: Objectives The objectives of the club are: i) to raise awareness of international development issues and crises ii) to offer educational activities and campaigns. iii) to provide social functions with the purpose of fundraising for the Canadian Red Cross and adding to the variety of university life iv) the activities of the club shall be carried on with no intention of personal financial gain: all profits, grants, membership fees, and accretions shall be used uniquely for carrying out the club’s objectives Article III: Affiliation with the Alma Mater Society (A.M.S.) The constitution of the A.M.S. shall take precedence over this constitution. In particular, the following sections of the A.M.S. Constitution shall be recognized: 2.01.03, 7.01, and 7.02. Article IV: Membership Full members of the club shall consist of any student or faculty member of Queen’s University, and those interested in the Kingston community. All full members are liable to an annual membership fee prescribed by the Executive Committee at its first meeting each September and approved by the club as a whole. Full A.M.S. members have the right to vote at the meetings of the General Assembly, seek nomination and be elected to an Executive office. Article V: Structure of the Executive Committee 1. The Executive Committee consists of seven Executive Officers. Two are elected annually by the members of the club and the rest hired by the beginning of September. 2. The Executive Officers shall be: President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, Public Education Chair, Fundraising Chair, Social Events Chair. 3. The Executive Officers shall have such powers and duties as are assigned to them by the constitution and as may be delegated to them from time to time by resolution of the Executive Committee 4. The Executive Committee shall serve as such without remuneration, and no Officers shall directly or indirectly receive any profits from their positions as such. 5. The quorum of the Executive Committee shall be four of its Officers, one of whom must be the Chairperson or Alternate Chairperson: voting shall consist of a simple majority of those present. 6. The Executive Committee may create special sub-committees. At least one Executive Officer shall sit on any such committee. 7. The term of office of all Officers shall end on the 30th day of April each year. Article VI: Duties of the Executive Officers 1. President – The President shall: a) officially represent Queen’s Red Cross Club. b) be responsible ex-officio for all public relations of the Queen’s Red Cross Club c) preside at all executive and general meetings d) facilitate all activities e) coordinate all subcommittees f) be responsible for all correspondence 2. Vice President – The Vice President shall: a) assist the President in the coordination of all Queen’s Red Cross Club activities b) assume the role of President in his/her absence c) preside at all executive and general meetings d) be responsible for all space bookings and equipment rental e) be responsible for the allocation, supervision, and maintenance of all equipment 3. Treasurer – The Treasurer shall: a) be the financial officer b) maintain all financial records and receive all money due to the fundraisers c) present a financial statement every month to the Executive Committee d) make a final report to the President and the Vice President at the end of his/her term of office e) propose an estimated budget in September for all activities for the year f) sign all cheques of Queen’s Red Cross Club with permission of the Executive Committee 4. Secretary – The Secretary shall: a) keep minutes of all Executive and General Meetings b) keep a record of all members of Queen’s Red Cross Club. c) carry and file all correspondence d) assist the other Executive Officers in their duties 5. Public Education Chair – The Public Education Chair shall: a) be responsible for promoting all awareness events b) be responsible for CPR course offerings c) be responsible for all publicity and press releases of all events 6. Fundraising Chair – The Fundraising Chair shall: a) be responsible for planning all the fundraising events b) be responsible for the promotion of the fundraising events c) be responsible for communicating with sponsors 7. Social Events Chair – The Social Events Chair shall: a) be responsible for planning all the social events b) be responsible for the promotion of the social events Article VII: Duties of the Executive Committee 1. The Executive Committee shall : a) hold its first meeting before the end of September and thereafter every one to two weeks as deemed necessary b) carry on the business of the Queen’s Red Cross Club within the limitations of this constitution and its bylaws c) regularly seek the wishes of Queen’s Red Cross Club members and always strive to honour them faithfully Article VIII: Provisions for the Constitution of Queen’s Red Cross Club 1. Elections: a) a General Meeting shall be held before the last week of March in order to elect (specify one or two) of the seven Executive Officers for the following year with the remaining (specify three or four) to be hired by the end of September b) the vote shall be by secret ballot c) the outgoing Chairperson shall chair the proceedings and report the result f) candidates need a majority to be elected 2. Executive Committee Transitions: a) the newly elected Executive Officers shall request the serving Executive for all files and bank accounts of Queen’s Red Cross Club before the 30th of April 3. Financial Records: a) all funds for Queen’s Red Cross Club will be located in an account in September. Article IX: A.M.S. Affiliation The A.M.S. Assembly, as the highest legislative body representing students at Queen’s, constitutes the ultimate source of authority for the Queen’s Red Cross Club. Moreover, it can set up ad hoc committees with specific terms of reference to investigate financial matters and report to its next meeting. Article X: Amendments This constitution shall be reviewed annually and any amendments shall be immediately presented to the A.M.S. for approval, through the Commission of Internal Affairs.

Queen's Red Cross
Queen's University
Kingston , ON
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The Canadian Red Cross is the leading humanitarian organization through which people voluntarily demonstrate their caring for others in need. The Canadian Red Cross is a member of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, which includes the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, the International Committee of the Red Cross and 186 national Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

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Tonight is the night! First Queen's Red Cross meeting- Douglas Library 103 at 730pm! Eat snacks and have fun! All are welcome!

Published on 2014-09-21 22:11:21 GMT

Do you love free snacks?Non-profit work? Care about humanitarian issues? Come join us on Sept. 21 at Douglas Library Room 103 at 7:30pm for our first info session! ALL ARE WELCOME, NEW MEMBERS WELCOME! :)

Published on 2014-09-15 01:22:47 GMT

Hey there! If you are still interested in taking the first aid course Queen's Red Cross is offering, make sure to shoot us an email at queensredcross@gmail.com as soon as possible!

Published on 2013-03-19 23:53:20 GMT

Queen's Commerce Bosses are hosting a Red Cross Awareness week to support the Canadian Red Cross! Go check out their epic tshirts and weekday events....and like our Facebook page or join the Queen's Red Cross team to find out more ways to support the Red Cross in the future! :) http://www.facebook.com/events/565228173501410/?ref=3

Published on 2013-03-12 01:54:29 GMT

Hey guys! Thank you to everyone that bought a shirt. Every $10 will be donated to the Red Cross and every dollar was donated for a good cause. We still have some Medium and Large Tanks left so please message if you would like to purchase one! Thank you :)

Published on 2014-10-17 16:57:37 GMT

Come check us out at university/ union corner for our $10 homecoming tanks/tees with proceeds going to the Red Cross. We are already selling out of sizes so come quick !

Published on 2014-10-16 16:01:59 GMT

Queen's Red Cross will be having our FIRST MEETING of the school year for both new and returning members on Sunday, Sept. 21 at Douglas Library in Room 103 at 7:30pm. ALL ARE WELCOME TO LEARN MORE about our anti-bullying, sexual harassment prevention, humanitarian issues and first aid events!

Published on 2014-09-11 23:17:48 GMT

Congratulations Meghan McIlwain! You are the winner of the $50 Starbucks giftcard offer!! We hope you think of Queen's Red Cross as you enjoy your lattes in months to come! :)

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