We the undersigned, wishing to secure for ourselves the pleasure and benefits of association of persons commonly interested in Amateur Radio, constitute ourselves the Wayne Amateur Radio Club (known as the Club) and enact this constitution as our governing law. It shall be our purpose to further exchange of information and cooperation between members, to promote radio knowledge and good operator practice, fraternalism and individual operation efficiency, and to so conduct Club programs and activities as to advance the general interest and welfare of Amateur Radio in the community.
To render a public service to governmental agencies during impending storms or other severe weather as well as to assist in disaster relief operations and other community functions as required.
All persons interested in Amateur Radio communication shall be eligible for membership. Membership shall be by application and election upon such terms as the Club shall by its By-Laws provide.
The officers of this Club shall be President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. The Club shall have an Executive Committee, which will consist of the Club Officers, the immediate Past President and Trustee.
The officers of this Club must be a licensed amateur in good standing and shall be elected for a term of one year by ballot of the members present, provided there be a quorum, at the meeting in December.
Any officer may succeed himself in office, if elected by the membership.
Vacancies occurring between elections must be filled by special elections at the first regular meeting following the withdrawal or resignation.
Officers may be removed by two-thirds vote of the members present.
Officers may only be elected to a single position except for the Secretary and Treasurer, which may be a combined office.
DUTIES OF THE OFFICERS
The president shall preside at all meetings of this Club, and conduct the same according to the rules adopted. Enforce due observance of this Constitution and By-Laws; decide all questions of order; sign all official documents that are adopted by the Club, and none other, and perform all other customary duties pertaining to the office of president.
The vice-president shall assume all the duties of the president in the absence of the latter. In addition he/she shall coordinate club activities with the operating activities chairman and maintain close liaison with the Club Emergency Coordinator.
The Secretary shall keep a record of the proceedings of all meetings, keep a roll of members, submit applications for membership, carry on all correspondence, read communications at each meeting, and mail written meeting notices to each member when required. He/she shall, at the expiration of his term, turn over all items belonging to the Club to his successor.
The Treasurer shall receive and receipt for all moneys paid to the club, keep an accurate account of all moneys received and expended; pay no bills without proper authorization (by the Club or its officers constituting a business committee). At the end of each year he/she shall submit an itemized statement of disbursements and receipts. At the end of his/her term he/she shall turn over everything in his/her possession belonging to the club to his/her successor.
The By-Laws shall provide for regular and special meetings. At meetings, a minimum of five voting (5) members and two (2) officers shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.
The Club, by two-thirds vote of those present at the annual business meeting, may levy upon the general membership such dues 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 shall be cause forexpulsion from the Club within the discretion of the membership.
The Club, through disunited committee, will provide technical advice to members concerning equipment design and operation, to assist in frequency observance, clean signals, uniform practice, and absence of spurious emissions from Club member-stations.
The Club shall maintain a program to foster and guide public relations.
This Constitution may be amended by a two-thirds vote of those members present at the annual business meeting during January. Proposals for amendments shall be submitted in writing at a regular meeting and shall be voted on at the annual business meeting, provided all members have been notified by mail and/or e-mail approximately fourteen (14) days prior of the intent to amend the Constitution at said meeting.
The By-Laws may be amended, by submitting in writing any proposal to the executive committee, prior to any regular business meeting and passed by two-thirds vote at the next business meeting with a quorum.
A proxy vote may be used for members unable to attend the annual business meeting. The proxy vote shall be submitted to one of the club officers by either mail or e-mail. The Secretary must receive this proxy vote prior to the scheduled meeting.
Robert's Rules of Order shall govern proceedings where not in conflict with the Constitution and or By-Laws.
The Club shall have the privilege of owning property both real and personal and the right to buy and sell said property in the Club name.
Any purchase or acceptance of Club property must have the approval of the executive committee, which must notify the membership of the transaction at the next scheduled meeting.
Before any transaction involving the sale of club property with a market value over $50, it shall be voted on at the next meeting.
The Trustee shall have the privilege of assigning or loaning Club-owned property subject to the approval of the Executive Committee. Any person in possession of Club owned property shall be responsible for that property and its use.
The Club shall not be liable for the effects of any personal use of Club-owned property.
The Club shall have the expressed right to establish and maintain a Club station and to establish operating procedures within the privileges granted by the FCC.
THIS CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS ARE COMPLETE AND ACCURATE AS REVISED OF THIS DATE. January 16, 2003
Stan Walker, KE8X
Stan Kinney, N8RNK