NMTARC

The New Mexico Tech Automotive Racing Club

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The New Mexico Tech Automotive Racing Club (NMTARC) is a highly energized group of students from New Mexico Tech that share a common interest in cars. Our members enjoy both working on and racing their cars. We apply engineering and technology from the classroom directly to our automotive hobby.

NMTARC was founded in January of 2002 to encourage and support members of the New Mexico Tech student body interested in any form of auto racing. Our club participates in racing events across New Mexico and is competitive in both autocross and drag racing. We are currently supported by the NMT Student Association and the hard work of our members. NMTARC is one of the most active student clubs at New Mexico Tech.

We are always looking for sponsorship, so if you'd like to get your name out at our events, please contact us!

 
Constitution

Article I - NAME

The official name for this club will be the New Mexico Tech Automotive Racing Club. The responsibilities of the members and elected officials of the club shall be outlined by the following articles.

Article II - PURPOSE

The primary purpose of the New Mexico Tech Automotive Racing Club is to involve members in various styles of automotive competitions. The members are to attend regional competitions when possible, and compete when they feel so inclined.

Article III - MEMBERSHIP

Membership in the New Mexico Tech Automotive Racing Club is open to all members of the New Mexico Tech community. The New Mexico Tech community includes:
- New Mexico Tech full time or part time students
- New Mexico Tech full time or part time employees
The ability to compete in events will be based on the rules in place by the governing bodies. No member will be turned away because of the inability to attend or compete in any event.

Article IV - MEETINGS

The New Mexico Tech Automotive Racing Club will be required to hold at least two meetings per month. Meeting times and places are to be prearranged by the president of the club. The meetings shall be held at a convenient time for as many of the members as possible.

Article V - EXECUTIVE BOARD

The New Mexico Tech Automotive Racing Club will have:

A President, whose duties include:
- Preside at all meetings
- Generate a calendar of events for the semester
- Organize trips to special events
- Inform members of events
- Vote on any matter brought before the club

A Treasurer/Secretary, whose duties include:
- Assist the President in all of his/her duties
- Form and itemize a budget for the semester
- See to all financial transactions keeping with the New Mexico Tech Policy for clubs and organizations

Additional elected positions may be part of the New Mexico Tech Automotive Racing Club. The above list represents the minimum elected positions the New Mexico Tech Automotive Racing Club can function with.

Article VI - ELECTIONS

Officers shall be elected bi-annually by current members of the New Mexico Tech Automotive Racing Club who have paid any dues or fees required by the day of election. Elections shall be held during the first week of each semester. The fall term shall be from the first week of school in August until the first week of school in January. The spring term shall be from the first week of January until the end of finals week in May. The summer term shall be from finals week until the first week of school in the fall.

Article VII - FINANCES

Section 1. Budget
The New Mexico Tech Automotive Racing Club will be expected to develop a budget request in the format required by NMT Student Government (generally due mid-spring semester). In addition, the New Mexico Tech Automotive Racing Club must realize that clubs have the responsibility to generate funds to augment any funding given by Student Government. Student fees are not expected to fund 100% of the clubs activities.

NOTE: No money from the club is to ever be spent on any individual's vehicle. This includes, but is not limited to: factory or aftermarket parts and accessories, gasoline, and periodic maintainance.

Section 2. Sponsorship
The members of the club shall seek outside sponsorship to obtain funds necessary to attend or host events pertaining to the New Mexico Tech Automotive Racing Club. Sponsorship may be in the form of either funds or needed equipment for the club.

Section 3. Fund Raising
The club may hold special events in order to acquire funds. Any event which requires special insurance or licensing shall be done so in the manner that is required by the law or that of the sanctioning body.

Article XI - AFFILIATIONS

The New Mexico Tech Automotive Racing Club will become involved with any governing bodies that the club officials feel necessary in order to function properly. Individual involvement of the members will be recommended on a case-by-case scnenario.

Article X - ADVISOR

The New Mexico Tech Automotive Racing Club will select a full-time faculty/staff member to serve as the club advisor. The advisor should have an interest in automotive racing as well as a desire to help the club prosper. The duties of the club advisor shall include:
- The overseeing of meetings and club decisions
- To apply the guidelines outlined in the constitution
- To help assure the safety of the members in events

Article XII - RATIFICATION

The New Mexico Tech Automotive Racing Club will vote on and amend all of the articles of the constitution before it is ratified.

Article XIII - IMPEACHMENT AND EXPULSION

Should the members of the club feel that any member of the executive board be unable to see to his/her duties, an impeachment hearing can be held and with a 2/3 majority, the said member will be removed from office. Should a member of executive board feel it necessary to expel a member from the club, a similar hearing will be held and a vote taken. Should a 2/3-majority vote be cast, the member will be removed from the club.

Article XIV - AMENDMENTS

Amendments to this constitution will be brought forward to the president of the New Mexico Tech Automotive Racing Club. The amendment shall be voted on and, with a 2/3-majority vote, the amendment shall be ratified.

Amendment I - STREET RACING

The New Mexico Tech Automotive Racing Club does not in any way endorse, condone, or tolerate any illegal activities including, but not limited to, street racing and property damage. Any club members or officers participating in such events while displaying New Mexico Tech Automotive Racing Club markings (e.g., stickers, apparel, signs) or in any other way representing the New Mexico Tech Automotive Racing Club will be immediately expelled from the club.

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