ESA National Honor Society Omicron Beta Chapter ESA National Honor Society Omicron Beta Chapter ESA National Honor Society Omicron Beta Chapter ESA National Honor Society Omicron Beta Chapter
 

FAQs

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How can I get involved?

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There are lots of ways to get involved. You can become more involved in the chapter by attending business meetings, participating in debates, and going to the group service projects. You can also join a committee, or even run for office! 

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Who are the officers?

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The officers are responsible for keeping the chapter operational. The elected officers are the: president, vice president, secretary, treasurer and communications officer. Their responsibilities are described in the chapter bylaws. The elected officers set the yearly dues. They may also appoint other members to positions such as committee leaders and sergeant-at-arms. The officers will frequently consult the adult advisor when making decisions.

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When are the elections held?

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Officer elections for each year are held near the end of the previous ESA year. This gives the new officer team time to prepare and to make appointments.

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May I run for office?

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Yes. Any member may run for an office. According to the chapter bylaws, in order to seek the office of president or vice president, a member must have completed one year of membership in the Omicron Beta chapter, and must be entering the 10th, 11th, or 12th grade.

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Who creates the agenda?

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You do! The chapter bylaws state that the vice president compiles the agenda for each meeting. Any member may submit an agenda item, and the vice president will edit or combine submissions as needed. The vice president must notify the members about the agenda a week before each meeting, so any late submissions can't be included.

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What sort of things are the dues used for?

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The yearly budget is available to view under "Publications/Articles" on the website.

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How many members are there?

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We typically have about 15-25 members. Currently, there are 15 members.

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May parents stay for meetings?

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Yes; parents may stay and watch during the meetings. However, parents may not participate in the debate and should not address the membership during the debate.

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What are the requirements for membership?

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   According to the Omicron Beta chapter bylaws, to be eligible for membership a student must score at or above 1200 on the SAT, 1200 on the PSAT, 26 on the ACT, or a 90% composite score on the IOWA or Stanford tests. Once a student enters the 10th grade, he or she must reapply.

   To successfully complete the ESA year, a member must attend at least two student-led meetings, and two Omicron Beta service projects.