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Project Linus of WVU SOM

ARTICLE 1:  Name, Purpose, and Membership

Section 1

The name of this organization will be the Project Linus Club of West Virginia University School of Medicine.

Section 2

The purpose of Project Linus shall be:

  1. Provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteer “blanketeers.”
  2. Provide a rewarding and fun service opportunity for interested individuals, for the benefit of children.

Section 3

Membership is open to medical students enrolled at WVU.  No person shall, on the grounds of race, creed, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, handicap, military status, or such other factors which cannot be considered lawfully, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity within the organization.

ARTICLE II:  Officers and Duties

Section 1

The executive council shall consist of the following:

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer

Section 2

Duties of the President

  • Shall be responsible of calling meetings
  • Shall reside at and conduct all meetings
  • Shall be responsible for appointing committees
  • Shall plan a program of events for his or her term of office

Section 3

Duties of the Vice President

  • Shall fulfill the duties of the president as stated in Section 2 during the absence of the presidents
  • Shall assist in the coordination and planning of calendar events

Section 4

Duties of the Secretary

  • Shall be responsible for maintaining accurate minutes of all minutes
  • Shall be responsible for correspondence to other organizations and individuals
  • Shall be responsible for all publicity for the organization
  • Shall fulfill the duties of the vice president as stated in Section 3 during the absence of the vice president
  • Shall assume duties assigned by the president
  • Shall assume duties related to alias and contacting members

Section 5

Duties of the Treasurers

  • Shall administer financial affairs
  • Shall fulfill the duties of the secretary as stated in Section 3 during his or her absence
  • Shall submit a budget proposal at the beginning of each school year
  • Shall assume duties assigned by the president

ARTICLE III:  Election Rules and Regulations

Section 1

Election of officers will be held at the last organizational meeting of the spring semester.  The officers will be elected for a period of one year.  This election will be by a simple majority of those attending the meeting, thus determining the winners.

Section 2

To hold an elected, or appointed office in this organization, a member must have at least a 75% average at the time of election or appointment, and must be a full-time student.  Furthermore, the member may not be on academic or disciplinary probation.

ARTICLE IV:  Removal and Succession

Section 1

Removal.  Action for impeachment or removal of an office may be enacted at any regular meeting by a vote of two-thirds of the members present, providing the proposed action shall have been submitted in writing at a previous meeting and written notification given to the general membership.

Section 2

Succession.  The filling of vacancies in unexpired officers’ terms shall be accomplished by holding an election in the usual manner at the regular scheduled meeting immediately following a notice of vacancy.  The election can take place during a meeting in which a vacancy occurs ( e.g., impeachment or resignation).

ARTICLE V:  Amendments

Section 1

Any amendment to this constitution must be approved by two-thirds vote of those members present and voting.


This organization will adhere to the West Virginia University Conduct Code.

OFFICERS 2020 - 2021
President – Ana Baltierra                          ab0029@mix.wvu.edu                         
Vice President - Aryana Jones                   aj0104@mix.wvu.edu
Secretary - Minahal Naveed                      mn0002@mix.wvu.edu 
Treasureer - Quincy Hathaway                  qahathaway@mix.wvu.edu

Dr. Lisa Costello                                             lmcostello@hsc.wvu.edu

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