All officers of the club shall be full or
family members and hold a valid amateur radio license.
President - it shall be the power/privilege
of the President to make such committee appointments as are
necessary to carry out the business and basic purposes of the
club. Vice President - he/she shall preside at any meeting from
which the president is absent He/she shall be the Chairperson of
the Programs Committee. Second Vice President - he/she shall, in
addition to the duties outlined in the constitution, be
Chairperson of the Membership Committee. Secretary - it shall be
the duty of the Secretary to keep the original copies of the
constitution and by-laws and have the same with him/her at every
meeting. He/she shall cause all amendments, changes and additions
to be noted thereon and shall pemit the same to be consulted by
members upon request. Treasurer - it shall be the duty of the
Treasurer to receive all moneys and, in cooperation with the
club's secretary, notify the membership when their dues are due
and handle all other financial matters affecting the club not
specifically covered in the constitution. Expenditures that exceed
$300 must be voted on by the membership. amounts under $300 the
Executive Board can approve. Public Service Liaison Ofllcer - it
shall be the duty of the Public Service Liaison on Officer to
coordinate all communications with ARES, RACES and all civil,
governmental, or charitable organization so requesting such
communications/assistance from club members or other volunteers.
He/she will establish written policies and procedures regarding
the above organization interactions. the public service liaison
officer will perform such duties as directed by the Executive
Board and have voting membership within the Executive Board. The
Public Service Liaison Officer will serve a three (3) year elected
term set forth in the constitution.
Trustee - the Trustee will perform all
duties as outlined in the constitution and appoint Alternate
Trustee(s) to serve the club and assist in the maintenance of the
club station(s) and properties. The Trustee will serve a three (3)
year elected term set forth in the constitution.
Full Membership - shall be open to all
persons promoting an interest in amateur radio and desiring to
further their interest by participation therein. Full members must
possess a valid and current amateur radio license. Application for
membership may be submitted at any regular club meeting or to the
clubs designated address.
Family Membership - shall be open to those
members of the immediate and dependent family living with a full
member, except that children of a full member shall no longer be
eligible for family membership after they have reached 21 years of
age. Only family members holding a valid amateur radio license
shall be eligible to vote or to hold office.
Patron Membership - shall be granted to any
persons or organization(s) not defined as a full or family member,
who wish to support the club, and includes all club privileges
except the right to vote and/or hold club office. Removal of a
Member - any member may be removed from the club for: a) conduct
deemed unacceptable to the club, b) conduct deemed unacceptable to
amateur radio practice. termination shall be at the discretion of
the Executive Board and a majority vote of a quorum (excepting
that member so affected) cast by secret ballot at a regular club
Dues shall be $20 per year for each Full
Member and each Patron Member. For Family membership, dues shall
be $ 10 per year per person as defined in Family Membership.
Membership cards, properly signed, shall be given to all members
each year and shall serve as a receipt for all dues paid.
Meetings shall be held at a time and place
designated by the Executive Board. A minimum of nine (9) business
meetings shall occur during the club's calendar year. All business
pertaining to the club shall be handled at this time. The
President shall have the power to call special meetings in the
event of an emergency affecting the club and/or its members.
Notification of a special meeting shall be by the most expedient
means available at the time, telephone, radio or mail.
Nominating Committee - the President shall
appoint a member not holding a position on the Executive Board to
serve as Chairman of the Nominating Committee three (3) months
prior to the annual election of officers. The member so appointed
shall have the power to appoint a sufficient odd (uneven) number
from the club membership with the intent of recommending a state
of officers for the upcoming year to the club membership.
By-laws Conmiittee - the President shall
appoint a By-laws Committee Chairman immediately following the
annual elections. The Chairman so appointed will select an
appropriate representation of committee persons from the
membership to insure that club business is conducted in accordance
with accepted bylaws. The By-laws Committee will also propose any
necessary updates to the constitution and by-laws to assure
Constitution and Bylaws adopted November
Vince Moore, N5RFW, President
Richard Morgan, WB5IQS, Secretary
Amended November 18, 1997