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Bylaws

Fees: There is a $10.00 per student per year fee, which covers National Membership and insurance for all students at any Medical Explorer function. Fee also covers polo shirt with logo and snacks.  This is non-refundable.

Dress code:  While we hate to put restrictions on dress, this is a professional group.  Students are to wear the polo shirt provided by Maine Medical Center and long pants at every meeting and event.   The shirt should be visible at the meeting, not under other shirts, jackets or coats.  You may wear other shirts under the polo to keep warm.   Please no baggy, holey, or ripped clothes. A clean, neat appearance should be kept at all times. Students not meeting appropriate attire may be asked to leave the meeting or function.  For students that are coming from sporting, personal, or other events, you may wear a school uniform; however the post polo shirt should still be worn on the outside.  Any questions regarding this rule please see the post advisor.

Meeting Time: We will start all meetings on time. Students should be at all meetings and functions at least 15-20 minutes before the event time. Please do not arrive late! This is a courtesy to our speakers. If you cannot arrive on time, please e-mail me prior to the meeting, then try to enter the room quietly.

Attendance:  There are two types of membership, active and inactive. All members are required to attend at least 75% of post meetings or functions; officers and the Board of Directors are required to attend 90%. Member are also required to answer 100% of the Communicational Emails from the Post Advisors!  The post Officers/Advisors will have the attendance list as well as a list of Member Replies to important Emails. It is up to all members to make sure that they are on the list. If you are not you will not get credit for the meeting or function. All members are also required to contact the post advisor (or substitute) via e-mail, if they are going to miss a meeting or function. Failure to do so will result in an unexcused absence. Members will only allowed 1 unexcused absence per school year. Not meeting the above requirements can result in changing a members status from active to inactive(***). To be eligible to attend community functions or field trips, or to receive any college recommendation letters you must be an active member!,  If you can’t attend a meeting you must e-mail the Post Advisor marlel@mmc.org.

*** A member may change their status with Special Permission from the Post Adivisor and Board of Directors.  Please see the Post Advisor for details.

Special Functions:  Occasionally we will have special Events such as a trip, a Lab, or a visit to a Hospital  facilty such as the Operating Room.  In Order for a Member to attend such Functions they must Have an "Active Status".  Failure to be an Active member of the Post may result in exclusion form Special Events.  Please see Attendance above for definition of  "Active Status". 

Conduct: All students will maintain a level of professionalism throughout any post function, especially when our guests are presenting. If students are causing problems for those around them or the adult advisors have to discipline students, they may be asked to leave a meeting or function. If this conduct continues the members parent(s) or guardian(s) will be contacted and might be terminated from the program. Any member who wants to change their status from inactive to active may submit a letter to the post committee for reinstatement. This letter must be signed by a parent or guardian. The decision of the post committee will be given no later than one week from the meeting after the letter was received.

Leave of absence or resignation: A leave of absence will be considered for any member that wishes to keep their active status. While the member cannot participate in any post functions, they may return to the post with immediate active status upon their return (assuming that all dues are up to date). Resignation will be considered for any member who feels they cannot continue with the program, but would like to receive a letter of recommendation or use the post on college or job applications in the future. To be considered for either, the student must be an active member, submit a letter of request to the post committee, and have it signed by a parent or guardian. The committee will consider the request at the next meeting and give their decision in writing no later than one week after the meeting.


If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail Laura Marles at:
marlel@mmc.org




 

 
 
 
 
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