Masyarakat Nusantara (The Nusantara Society) didirikan oleh mahasiswa Indonesia yang sedang menuntut ilmu di University of Hawaii at Manoa, untuk memperkuat tradisi akademis dan suasana kekeluargaan yang telah dibangun sejak lama.
The Nusantara Society is created by Indonesian students in the University of Hawaii at Manoa to strengthen academic sphere and to preserve a friendship and solidarity among Indonesian students.
CONSTITUTION OF THE NUSANTARA SOCIETY
Indonesian Student Association in the University of Hawaii
ARTICLE I: NAME
The name of this organization shall be the Nusantara Society, formed by Indonesian students in University of Hawaii at Manoa.
ARTICLE II: PURPOSE
The purposes of the Nusantara Society are:
1. To develop and strengthen the nations’ senses, unity and friendship among Indonesian students,
2. To present a forum for the discussion of issues on any aspect of Indonesia,
3. To encourage cultural and social ties with all students and student organizations in the University of Hawaii at Manoa,
4. To promote understanding with other student organizations in the University of Hawaii at Manoa,
5. To help incoming Indonesian students settle in the University of Hawaii at Manoa,
6. To act on other matters related to the purposes as stated above.
ARTICLE III: MEMBERSHIP
The Nusantara Society openly acknowledges any students of the University of Hawaii at Manoa as member and will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, personal appearance, religion, national origin, political affiliation, and physical disability.
The members are expected to be present at least 50% of all the meetings and participate in all activities promoted by the Nusantara Society.
Any person interested and concerned in working with or serving on the Nusantara Society shall complete a membership form, whereupon she/he shall become a General Member of the Nusantara Society as long as she/he is registered in the University of Hawaii at Manoa.
Once graduated from the University of Hawaii at Manoa, the status of a General Member will be shifted to an Alumni Member.
As the Nusantara Society and its members agree to adhere to city, state, and national laws, to the Student Code of Conduct, and the University of Hawaii at Manoa Handbook, for those who found breaking this rules may be removed from the Nusantara Society.
A member can dismiss her/his membership with any reasons, by submitting a resignation letter.
ARTICLE IV: THE OFFICE
The Office of the Nusantara Society consists of:
1. The President shall administer, direct, and be responsible to all programs and activities; submit a report to the Annual General Meeting before hand-over the Office to the next President,
2. The Secretary shall be responsible for keeping the minutes of all meetings; maintain a complete and accurate account of attendance and membership status, and perform other duties as directed by the President,
3. The Treasurer shall keep a current record of all financial transactions, develop quarterly reports containing a list of all receipts and disbursements and distribute them among the members, will be responsible for checking the accuracy of all bills and invoices and paying them correctly and on time, will perform other duties as directed by the President
4. The Program Coordinator shall manage and arrange all program and activities under supervision of the President,
5. The Culture Coordinator shall manage and develop all cultural activities under the supervision of the President, shall synchronize the cultural project with the Program Coordinator.
All General Members have similar opportunity to nominate her/himself to be a President by submitting her/his candidacy in the General Election at the Annual General Meeting.
The President shall form the Office in a week after elected.
The Office serves for one year, start at the beginning of fall session.
If necessary, the President can remove other Officers with any objective reason.
The President can be impeached if more than 50% of the General Member signs a petition asking her/his resignation.
ARTICLE V: MEETINGS
Meetings are to be held on a regular basis at least once every month during the academic year at a commonly acceptable day and time.
The agenda of the meetings will be predefined and announced by electronic and/or campus mail. All members must maintain direct or indirect contact with the Office about the agenda of the following meeting.
Additional issues may not be put into the agenda during the meeting, unless at least 75% of the present members agree so.
Decision will be taken on the basis of majority with 50% plus 1.
Parliamentary authority shall be derived from Robert’s Rules of Order, Newly Revised (www.robertsrules.com) for decisions related to budget, officer elections, and constitution revision. All other decisions shall be consensus.
ARTICLE VI: FINANCE
The Nusantara Society will finance the activities it engages by the subsequent means:
1. Special fees determined in meetings to support organization of a designed activity,
2. Donations with conditions consistent and in harmony to the purposes of the Nusantara Society,
3. University funding.
All transactions will be handled by the Treasurer, with the prior approval of the President, and will be attached to the report of the President at the end of term.
If necessary, the Office will call for an independent committee from the Nusantara Society members to audit and double check the expenditures before being reported.
ARTICLE VII: AMENDMENTS
This constitution is binding to all members of the Nusantara Society. But it is not binding to itself.
Amendments to the constitution may be proposed annually, in the month after the elections.
If amendments are proposed by at least two members, they must be put in the agenda and be discussed in the next meeting.
Proposed amendments will be effective following approval of two-thirds (2/3) of the present members. There must be no less than 50% of the total number of members present in the vote.