We, the Membership of the Tulsa Amateur Radio Club, Inc.
desiring to secure for ourselves the pleasures and benefits of the association
of persons commonly interested in amateur radio, constitute ourselves the Tulsa
Amateur Radio Club, Inc. and enact this constitution as the governing law. It
shall be our purpose to further the exchange of information and cooperation
between members, to promote and encourage technical advancement, excellence and
experimentation by its members, to assist members and prospective amateurs in
achieving fraternalism and high standards of conduct to conduct club programs
and activities in such a manner as to advance the general interest and welfare
of amateur radio in the community and support the public safety when called
upon to do so.
Membership shall be open to all persons interested in
amateur radio. Class of membership shall be Full, Family, or Patron.
SECTION I - The officers of this club shall be
President, Vice President Second Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Public
Service Liaison Officer, and Trustee. They shall perform such duties as are set
forth in the constitution and the by-laws.
SECTION 2 - The officers of this club shall be
elected for a term of one year, except for the Public Service Liaison Officer
and the Trustee who shall be elected for a term of three years, by ballot of
the members present provided there be a quorum, at the first meeting in
November, with the new officers assuming their duties the first meeting of the
following January. All voting shall be by secret ballot or, upon vote of the
membership, by acclamation. Candidates for office may be nominated from the
floor at any time during the meeting prior to the balloting.
SECTION 3 - Elected officers may succeed
themselves indefinitely except the President who shall serve no more that one
SECTION 4 - Vacancies occurring between elections
must be filled by special elections at the first regular meeting following the
withdrawal or resignation of the officer. the exception shall be the office of
the President which will automatically be filled by the Vice President, who
shall be eligible for election to the Presidency at the next regular election
SECTION 5 - Officers may be removed by a three
fourths majority vote of those present and voting at any properly called
meeting at which a voting quorum is present A motion for removal of a club
officer must be made one month prior to the date at which the removal vote will
SECTION 6 - The Executive Board shall consist of
all elected officers of the club. The Executive Board will also serve as the
Board of Directors of the Corporation.
One fifth (1/5) of the paid up membership shall
constitute a quorum for the conduct of business at any meeting.
DUTIES OF THE
SECTION I - The President shall preside at all
meetings of the club and conduct the same according to the rules adopted
herein. He/she shall appoint a person to act as Parliarnentarian to decide all
questions of order in the conduct of club meetings, appoint committees, and
perform all other customary duties pertaining to the office of
SECTION 2 - The Vice President shall assume all
the duties of the President in the absence of the latter and in the event of a
vacancy occurring in that office he/she shall fulfil the remaining term of the
office of President as set forth in Article 11, SECTION 4 of this
SECTION 3 - The Second Vice President shall
preside at any meeting in which both the President and the Vice President are
absent He/she will serve as the public relations officer for the club, maintain
close liaison with the media, other area amateur radio clubs, the ARRL and
local government officials. He/she shall perform such other duties as directed
by the President and club by-laws.
SECTION 4 - The Secretary shall keep a record of
the proceedings of all meetings, keep a roll of members, report to the club new
members, full, family, and patron, carry on all correspondence, read
cormnunications at each meeting and such other duties as directed by the
president and club by-laws. He/she will be the keeper of the corporate seal and
at the expiration of his/her term of office turn over all items and properties
belonging to the club to his/her successor.
SECTION 5 - The Treasurer shall receive and
receipt for all moneys paid to the club and shall keep an accurate account of
all moneys received and expended and avail all records for audit He/she shall
pay no bills without proper authorization by the club or its officers. He/she
will report at each regular meeting to the membership the current fmancial
status of the club to include all moneys received or paid out. He/she will
perform such other duties as directed by the President and club by-laws. He/she
shall upon the expiration of his/her term of office turn over all items and
properties belonging to the club to his/her successor.
SECTION 6 -The Public Service Liaison Officer
shall be responsible to the club for all interactions with public service and
disaster commununications. He/she will serve as coordinator with the club
members regarding ARES, RACES and all civil, governmental, and charitable
organizations. The Public Service Liaison Officer will serve a term of three
years and maintain inventory of properties that such organization(s) shall
avail for use by club members /volunteers in the performance of acts of
assistance. The Public Service Liaison Officer shall, upon expiration of
his/her term of office, turn over all items and properties belonging to the
club to the his/her successor.
SECTION 7 - The Trustee shall be responsible for
the establishment and maintenance of the club's "radio station(s)"
and equipment. He/she shall keep a record of all property and equipment
belonging to the club which is not the responsibility of another officer or
member, to include all equipment/property donations and the disposition thereof
The trustee will serve a term of three years which will not coincide with that
of the Public Service Liaison Officer He/she shall upon the expiration of
his/her term of office turn over all items and property belonging to the club
to his/her successor.
SECTION 8 - The Executive Board shall appoint a
Chief Operator who will be the trustee of the club license and set forth
operating standards for the club. The Chief Operator will possess an Advanced
or higher class amateur radio operators license and serve an indefinite term
and be removed by a simple majority of a quorum. The Chief Operator will not
have any voting privilege on the Executive Board.
SECTION I - To establish and effect an
association of members interested in the furtherance of Amateur Radio in the
United States and the State of Oklahoma, to band with related or non related
civic or fraternal organizations with like or similar interests; to further
educate members and others regarding the use of Amateur Radio for social
betterment, and to establish uses for communication in times of emergency,
declared or undeclared; to provide through it's membership a dedicated number
of Amateur Radio operators for the dissemination and communication of both
official and unofficial information in the public interest, when determined
desirable by club officers or when called upon by any official agency of the
City, County, State or Government of the United States of America.
SECTION 2 - To raise money, funds and valuable
services for the furtherance of activities of the club; To provide qualified
members of the TULSA AMATEUR RADIO CLUB to conduct educational seminars or
classes, individually or in association with other organizations with like
intention and purpose, for the teaching and education of anyone interested in
amateur Radio and Electronics for becoming licensed by the Federal
Communications Commission (FCC), Novice Radio Operators and upgrading such
licenses to more advanced levels of skill and leaming together with instruction
in Morse code for such advancement, all in the interest of furthering the hobby
of Amateur Radio, and providing potential members for the club or the general
benefit and knowledge of both members and interested individuals; To provide a
forum for research, education, exchange of ideas, experimentation and
scientific purpose, for all who have an interest or seek such knowledge.
SECTION 3 - To do all and everything necessary,
suitable, and proper for the accomplishment of any of the purposes or
attainment of any of the objects heretofore set out or mentioned herein, either
alone or in association with other individuals, businesses, corporations,
partnerships, including but not limited to, the County, State, Federal,
Municipal bodies and all agencies or subdivisions of each of the forgoing; and
in general, to do and perform such things and acts and to transact such
business in connection with the forgoing objects and purposes not inconsistent
with the general laws of the land or the objects and aims of TULSA AMATEUR
SECTION 4 - Upon the dissolution of the
corporation, the board of trustees shall, after paying or making provisions for
payment of all of the liabilities of the corporation, dispose of all of the
assets of the corporation exclusively for the purpose of the corporation in
such manner, or to such organization or organizations organized and operated
exclusively for charitable, educational, religious, literary or scientific
purpose as shall at the time qualify as an exempt organization or organizations
under SECTION 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954, or the
corresponding provision of any future Internal Revenue Law, as the board of
directors shall determine, or such sums may be disposed of as otherwise
provided by the laws of the State of Oklahoma.
The officers, directors, and members of the Corporation
shall not be liable for it's corporate debts.
ACTIVITIES TO BE
To engage in any lawful act or activity for which the
Corporation may be organized as a non profit corporation under the laws of the
State of Oklahoma.
The by-laws shall provide for regular and special
meetings. At meetings a minimum of one-fifth (1/5) of the paid up membership
shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.
The club, by the majority vote the those present at any
regular meeting, may levy upon the general membership such dues and assessments
as shall be deemed necessary for the business of the organization within its
objects as set forth in the Preamble. Non-payment of such dues and/or
assessment may be cause for dismissal from the club at the discretion of the
For more information, see Bylaws: Dues
This constitution or the by-laws may be amended by a
two-thirds vote of the total membership. Proposals for amendments shall be
voted on at the next following regular meeting, provided all members have been
notified by mail or publication in the club newsletter of the intent to amend
the constitution and/or by-laws at said meeting.
Robert's' Rules of Order shall govern