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The Constitution

of the Consciential Explorers’ Club

 

 

Article I – Name

Section 1: The name of this University of Florida (UF) student organization shall be the Consciential Explorers’ Club (CEC).

 

Article II – Genre and affiliations

Section 1: An education, training, and research science club based on projectiology and conscientiology, with no religious, political, or for-profit objectives or affiliations.

 

Section 2: Related fields: projectiology, psychology, parapsychology, sociology, neuroscience, physics, engineering, history, biology, health professions, among many others.

 

Section 3: The CEC developed from the CREF (http://cref.tripod.com) – a student-run, volunteer-based, unregistered initiative for the dissemination and research of conscientiology and projectiology, which functions as a bridge between high school and college students and advanced research and education institutions.  Other CEC clubs exist in Nova High School, Fort Lauderdale, Florida and Lisboa, Portugal.

 

Section 4: The CEC shall work closely with the International Institute of Projectiology and Conscientiology and other such serious research and education institutions.

 

Article III – Purpose and planned activities

Section 1:

- To expand and improve the understanding of human nature, bioenergy, and multiple consciential realities to greatly expand the human experience

- To demystify natural, inherent human abilities such as out-of-body experience and bioenergy manipulation in the scientific light
- To introduce members to numerous conscientiology concepts such as: multidimensionality, holossomatics, existential task, cosmoethics, penta

- To share the vision of the Consciential (R)evolution of human civilization - the individual, human societies, cultures and institutions, science and technology
- To present ideas of possible practical applications for personal and career/life-task development

- To reduce human suffering through the clarification task of assistance
- To encourage and coordinate consciential and cross-disciplinary student research and its publication
- To create an interactive atmosphere of constructive discussion on many aspects of human existence, in a natural and friendly way, free of prejudice and mysticism.

- To facilitate the meeting and communication of individuals interested in extrasensory, paranormal, projective, and consciential systems and phenomena (with and without personal experiences)
- To assist students with physical and "mental" disabilities by showing the door to extraphysical freedom and stimulating physical-extraphysical medical research

- To serve as a stepping-stone and catalyst of the Conscientiology Integration Project at UF.

 

Section 2: Planned activities include:

- training members in basic theory and practice of Conscientiology (learning and practical research)

- presentations and seminars on conscientiology & projectiology by officers and guest-speakers;

- discussion seminars and debates for creation of original questions and ideas involving interested members; students, scholars, and scientists of conventional fields; conscientiology and projectiology proponents;

- tests of projectiology and conscientiology theories, methods, and devices with the cooperation of conventional scientists and engineers;

- other cultural, scientific, social events to promote the communication of science between researchers and the general public;

- research meetings to discuss and plan theorice (theory and practice); to analyze and compare experimental results (with other members’ results and available literature).

- informal gatherings – a chance for members and others to fraternize and exchange ideas and experiences

- an archive of consciential research works for public reference

- study programs with other education and research institutions

- developing suitable research resources – devices, techniques, laboratory space

 

Article IV – The Challenge

The survival, or continuity, of a CEC is difficult because Conscientiology is not, as of yet, a widely known or studied field of science.  Leaders must find and prepare future leaders. A CEC requires a continuous series of leaders (that eventually graduate) who have a strong interest and solid understanding of:

-         the basic concepts of Conscientiology,

-         Conscientiology’s potential to revolutionize many sectors of human civilization,

-         the long-term vision, or goals, of the Consciential Integration Project at UF.

 

Article V – Membership

Section 1: All University of Florida students are invited to learn about conscientiology through membership in this organization.  Faculty, staff, and spouses may be associate members who can neither vote nor hold office.  Other individuals solely interested in learning about the subject may be affiliate members, who cannot vote, cannot hold office, and may not be entitled to the same benefits as a associate or regular members.

 

Section 2: The CEC will not intentionally discriminate on the basis of any bias or prejudice including race, creed, color/complexion, sex, sexual preferences, age, national origin, cultural group, or disability.

 

Section 3: The officers will not suspend the membership as long as the member does not disrupt the functions of the club and demonstrates interest and respect for the objectives and membership agreement of the CEC.  Members are expected to behave with the utmost respect, maturity, and ethics.

 

Section 4: ALL members must understand, agree with, follow, and sign the Membership Agreement for this organization.

 

Section 5: All students under 18 are required to inform their parents or legal guardians about the nature of the CEC through the Parental Information and Consent document, if they wish to participate in club-organized research. 

 

Section 6: Members are NOT required to BELIEVE in conscientiology, because it is not a faith or religion.  In the contrary, members are encouraged to QUESTION conscientiology, use their judgment, but keep an open mind and work to EXPERIENCE the relative truths directly when prepared.  Members will not create negative arguments in an attempt to convince others about their ideas or beliefs.

 

Section 7: The officers reserve the right to declare members ineligible for membership in this organization due to any behavior or condition that the board may fell is inappropriate or potentially harmful to the club, school, or the individual him/herself. Health and conscientiology experts will be consulted to determine if it is safe for members with certain mental disabilities to participate in CEC-sponsored research.

 

Section 8: There shall be no mandatory fee for 1-year membership.  Funding may be available through volunteer contributions; Student Government; advertisements on printed materials and website; private and governmental scientific and cultural organizations (eg National Science Foundation, UNESCO); partnership with the University of Florida libraries; fundraising activities; awards

 

Section 9: Serious infractions by students and/or officers should be reported to the appropriate host organization’s body for investigation and action (“Honor Court”).

 

Article VI – Board of Directors

Section 1: The Board of Directors shall be the supreme organ of decision by excellence and shall delineate the general directives of all the CEC chapters.  The Board of Directors shall respect the regulations of the club’s host institution (in this case, the University of Florida).

 

Section 2: The Board of Directors shall consist of the founders, sponsor(s), and past presidents who have successfully served at least one complete term for a CEC club.  Individuals who have significant experience and/or learning in Conscientiology may be invited as well. Individuals whose opinion is considered of significant value to the Board's decisions but who, at the moment, lack significant learning of Conscientiology shall be Advisors or Associate Directors (who do not vote).

 

Section 3: The Board of Directors shall be responsible for the establishment of policy for the club and the overall handling of problems or disruptions that the local chapters cannot properly resolve.  The Board shall oversee the activities and conduct of the CEC chapters to ensure they are in accordance with cosmoethical, scientific, and Conscientiological principles.

 

Section 4: Decisions, including appointment of honorary Directors, require at least a 4/5 majority vote.

 

Article VII – Executive officers

Section 1: The officers of the CEC shall be: president, vice-president (the executive officers), and treasurer. The president may appoint additional officers (such as secretary, historian, dissemination director).  Executive officers must have basic training in Conscientiology (determined by the Board of Directors).

 

Section 2: The officers and sponsors are democratically elected by the members and approved by the Board of Directors. 

 

Section 3: The term of office shall be one year, and new officers shall be determined before May every year.

 

Section 4: A majority of members as well as the previous officers must be present for the election of new officers, unless the sponsor provides a reasonable alternative (such as a proxy vote).

 

Section 5: The president shall be the candidate with most votes. S/he will preside over meetings and be responsible for the other officers.  The executive officers shall work closely together with the Board of Directors to coordinate the educational and research program of the club.  The executive officers shall carry out the directives established by the Board of Directors. 

 

Section 6: The vice-president shall be the runner-up voted candidate. S/he shall preside meetings when the President is not present and coordinate, in conjunction with the president, the educational and research program of the club.

 

Section 7: The president shall appoint the treasurer and any other optional or vacant offices.

 

Section 8: Officers’ important responsibilities include:

-         finding and training future officers

-         assuring that Conscientiology’s scientific and ethical concepts are not distorted; that antagonists are not successful at intentionally undermining or misinforming about the principles and objectives of the club as an alternative to constructive discussion.

 

Section 9: Impeachment petitions for any officer can be submitted to the Board of Directors, which can call for a hearing of the official(s) in question and has the authority to impeach the officer(s).

 

Article VII – Treasurer and finances

Section 1: The treasurer shall be responsible for the fiscal/accounting facets of the club

 

Section 2:  If applicable, an annual budget (or at least a detailed description of financial priorities) set by the treasurer in council with the executive officers, must be approved by 3/4 of the members.  The treasurer will make sure this plan is followed.

 

Section 3: All financial transactions will be done by the treasurer.   A clear, detailed, updated ledger of the CEC’s debit and credit must be available online for maximum financial transparency.  Receipts for all transactions must be provided and kept for record. 

 

Section 4: Members should elect a committee to audit the financial records of the club before the end of the term of a treasurer. 

 

Section 5: A ledger of CEC’s accounting should be presented to Student Government to attest to its financial responsibility. Suspicious accounting findings should be submitted to the Honor Court.

 

Section 6 - Limited use of funding: Funds may be only ethically used for conscientiology research and education (clarification task) or charitable assistance (consolation task).

 

Article VIII – Committees

Section 1: Any committee deemed necessary to perform a particular task shall be appointed by the executive officers or sponsor(s) at the time of need.

 

Section 2: Any committee formed shall have a head chairperson, which will be appointed by the executive officers.

 

Section 3: The executive officers reserve the right of the final decision on the task a committee is assigned to and may either accept or reject the committee recommendation as it pertains to that task.

 

Article IX – Meetings and Attendance

Section 1: The officers shall call all meetings and the head of each committee shall call committee meetings.

 

Section 2: Any member of the club who does not make a conscientious effort to attend meetings shall have his or her membership reviewed by the executive officers and may be subject to suspension.

 

Article X – Additional Regulations

The CEC, its officers, members, and the Board of Directors shall adhere to the Student Guide and the other laws, rules, and regulations governing the University of Florida and its students.  The CEC will not support discrimination, harassment, and hazing against any individual or group – including those with opposing views.  Members may dissociate from the club without fear of harassment or retribution.

 

Article XI – On Amendments

Section 1: Bylaws may be amended by a 2/3 majority vote of members, but may be vetoed by the president.  The vice-president or 4/5 of the members may submit an appeal to the Board of Directors to overrule the president’s veto.

 

Section 2: Bills for amending the constitution must be proposed during meetings. Votes shall be cast by email within five days, unless the lack of objections of members in the meeting demonstrate it is unnecessary.  If the bill is supported by at least 2/3 of the members, it shall be submitted to the Board of Directors for ratification.

 

Section 3: With the Board of Directors’ ratification, the officers may amend the Membership Agreement-Pledge, effective only in the following term (except with a unanimous vote from members).