IMANI MULTICULTURAL CLUB CONSTITUTION
Section I: Organization Name
The IMANI Multicultural Club (IMC) is the name of this Club. IMANI is also the parent organization for the Samuel Buffalo Steppers Step Team, which has become very popular throughout Schertz, Cibolo, and the surrounding communities.
Section I: Organizational Aim and Purpose
The IMANI Multicultural Club is a student organization originally established in the year 2000 at Samuel Clemens high school. This organization was established to be a community service type of organization with an emphasis on providing a club for students of various cultures and ethnic backgrounds a place to be able to come together and have fun. Our purpose is to promote cultural awareness and unify a diverse student population through education and positive effort. The word “IMANI” comes from a Swahili word that for the seventh day of KWANZAA’s, Celebration of the Harvest. It means to believe in all our heart, our people, our parents, our leaders, and the righteousness, and victory of our struggle. Although, IMANI stands for Faith, we are not a religious organization in nature.
The qualification for membership to which every member must conform shall be as follows: Membership in the Step Team is very rewarding and fun, but demanding and requires a lot of discipline and patience. Anyone interested in being in the Step Team must audition first and be accepted by the Step Team Captains before performing at any functions. IMANI members must maintain an overall average of 75% percent in all classes, display good attendance, and excellent conduct in and out of school. Any member disciplined by administration for use of alcohol, drugs, possession of cigarettes, weapons or any other significant violation of the school handbook will be subject to expulsion from the organization. Reinstatement at a later date will be decided by the Club sponsor, officer and school administration.
Section I: Membership Qualifications
Section II: Membership Limitations
The limitations on membership shall be Samuel High School students. Parents, teachers, and community members with a genuine interest in promoting ethnic diversity throughout the district are allowed to act as sponsors. Honorary members are welcome to come back and support the organization with approval of the sponsors, officers, and administration.
Section III: Methods of Accepting New Members
Either a current member in good standing or a sponsor must recommend new members. New members are required to sign an IMANI Code of Conduct Letter. New members are then given a copy of the IMANI Merit System to read and complete. Officers will be elected (voted in).
Imani (ee-MAH-nee) Faith focuses on honoring the best of our traditions, draws upon the best in ourselves, and helps us strive for a higher level of life for humankind, by affirming our self-worth and confidence in our ability to succeed and triumph in righteous struggle.