• Clubs and organizations are a great way to help develop character and the skills that will benefit you in school, your career, and in life. Skills like commitment, leadership, effective communication, and being able to work successfully in a group all come from participating in a club or organization. Joining a club is a great way to make friends, develop leadership skills, and boost your college resumé.

    At Everglades, student-led organizations and clubs are welcome and encouraged. Such clubs and groups shall function under the authority of the principal, subject to the following provisions:

    • Organizations may be initiated only upon prior approval of the principal, through the Activities Director.
    • A definite purpose shall be established through the adoption of a constitution and bylaws which conform to the policies and philosophy of the school and which shall be an integral part of the total educational program.
    • A copy of this constitution is to be kept on file with the Inter Organizational Council (IOC) sponsor. Any changes to the constitution must also be submitted to the IOC.
    • Each school organization must have a school sponsor, appointed by the principal, and be responsible to them.
    • The club's membership roster and a list of officers must be filed with the IOC after each club is organized at the beginning of each year. According to The School Board of Broward County Guidelines, club members must have no obligations to participate in club activities. Obligations will be checked twice a year.
    • Any activity or fund-raising event must have the approval of the principal to be entered on the Master Activities Calendar. All funds relating to such organizations/events shall be deposited in the internal account of the school to be disbursed only upon prior approval of the principal.
    • All clubs must maintain, as a minimum, the following records:
      • A complete and accurate set of minutes.
      • An accurate list of all members.
      • Complete accurate financial reports.
      • A file of all correspondence.
    • The secretary's minutes must be turned in to the IOC each month at the IOC meeting. A treasurer's report, updated membership lists, and a summary of the club's activities must be filed with the IOC at the end of the year.
    • All posters, advertising a club event or pertaining to a club, must be approved by the club sponsor and must be signed by the Activities Director. No posters or any other type of advertising will be displayed on the walls inside the building. Inside the building, clubs may post information on the bulletin boards that are not assigned to a department or a club. Banners, flyers and posters may be posted anywhere on the outside of the building, but can only be posted using blue painters’ tape.
    • Each club or organization MUST be represented at ALL IOC meetings.

    Note: Participation in ALL after-school extracurricular and supplemental clubs, programs, and extended learning opportunities require a signed parent/legal guardian permission form prior to a student being permitted to attend. The permission form must be completed in its entirety and submitted to the club or activity sponsor.

    A separate form, signed by a student’s parent/legal guardian is required for each club, program, or activity and must be maintained by the club sponsor.