FORX Amateur Radio Club Constitution

By-laws

ARTICLE I: MEMBERSHIP

    Membership Qualifications:
      a. Full Membership
        1. Applicant must have an interest in Amateur Radio.
        2. Pay Membership dues.
      b. Youth Membership
        1. Applicant must have an interest in Amateur Radio.
        2. Must be 21 years old or younger.
        3. Pay applicable Youth Membership dues.
      c. Senior Membership
        1. Applicant must have an interest in Amateur Radio.
        2. Must be at least 62 years old.
        3. Dues are voluntary. Voting rights are granted with voluntary dues.
      d. Family Membership
        1. Applicants must have an interest in Amateur Radio.
        2. Family Membership shall be limited to two adults and any dependents 18 years of age or younger.
        3. Pay applicable Family Membership dues.
      e. New Members - New members will secure voting rights after 90 days of membership.
ARTICLE II: OFFICERS
    Section 1 - The officers of this Club shall be President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Activities Director. Officers must hold a valid Amateur Radio Operators License.
    Section 2 - The officers of this Club shall be elected for a term of one year by a majority vote of the members present and voting, provided there be a quorum, at the meeting in May. The new officers will assume office beginning June 1st.
    Section 3 - Vacancies occurring between elections must be filled by special elections at the first regular meeting following the withdrawal or resignation.
    Section 4 - Any officer may be removed by a two-thirds vote of the membership present and voting.
    Section 5 - The office of Secretary and Treasurer may be held by the same person.
    Section 6 - A Board of Directors shall exist and consist of the current officers, the Editor of the Newsletter and no more than two elected members at large.
ARTICLE III: DUTIES
    Section 1 - The President shall preside at all meetings of this club, and conduct the same according to the rules adopted. He shall enforce due observation of the Articles and By-Laws, decide all questions of order, sign all official documents that are adopted, and perform all customary duties pertaining to the office of president.
    Section 2 - The Vice-President shall assume all the duties of the president in his/her absence.
    Section 3 - The Secretary shall keep a record of the proceedings at all meetings, keep a roll of members, carry on all correspondence, and read communications at each meeting. It shall be the duty of the secretary to keep the constitution and By-laws current and have them available for review at every meeting. He shall at the expiration of his term turn over all items belonging to the Club to the successor.
    Section 4 - The Treasurer shall receive and receipt for all monies paid to the Club and keep an accurate account of all monies received and expended. He shall pay no bills without proper authorization. Once a year, all the treasurer's records shall be audited by a representative of the general membership. At the end of each quarter he shall submit an itemized statement of disbursement and receipts. He shall at the expiration of his term turn over everything in his possession belonging to the Club to his successor.
    Section 5 - The Activities Director shall organize Club member activities: contests, license examinations, and meeting presentations. He may appoint committees or assistants to aid him in specific branches of activity.
    Section 6 - The Board directors shall carry out the general business of the Club. The president will hold the office of the Chairman of the Board. General business will consist of: planning, recommendations for agenda of upcoming meetings, obligation of funds up to $100.00 for Club approved activities, and obligations of up to $500.00 for emergency repairs of existing Club equipment.
ARTICLE IV: MEETINGS
    Section 1 - At all meetings of the membership, a minimum of one-fourth of the paid up membership shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. There shall be no voting by proxy. At all meetings of the Board of Directors, a simple majority shall constitute a quorum. Regular meetings shall be held on the last Tuesday of each calendar month. If the date of the meeting shall fall upon a legal holiday, the meeting shall be held in the preceding week.
    Section 2 - Special meetings may be called by the president upon the written request of any five club members, or at the request of the Board of Directors. Notices shall be sent to members concerning special meetings and the business to be transacted. Only such business so designated shall be transacted. Such notices shall be sent so that they arrive not less than 24 hours before the meeting time.
    Section 3 - The annual meeting of this corporation shall coincide with the May club meeting.
ARTICLE V: FISCAL YEAR - The fiscal year is coincident with calendar year.

ARTICLE VI: DUES

    Section 1 - The Club, by two-thirds vote of those voting members present at any regular 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 Articles. If dues are not received within 60 days, membership shall lapse.
    Section 2 - Dues rates.
      1. Full Member: $20.00 annually
      2. Youth Member: $10.00 annually
      3. Senior Member: $10.00 annually
      4. Family Membership: $27.00 annually
    Memberships may be prorated for periods less than a year at a rate of 1/12 of annual dues per month.

    Section 3 - Club membership will run concurrent with the calendar year, defined as 1 January through 31 December.

ARTICLE VII: COMMITTEES
    Committees may be formed to coordinate, manage, or address specific tasks or problems.
ARTICLE VIII: RULES
    Robert's Rules shall govern proceedings.
ARTICLE IX: CORPORATE SEAL
    The corporation shall not have a corporate seal.
ARTICLE X: AMENDMENTS
    These By-laws may be amended by a two-thirds majority vote of the total paid up membership in attendance at the ratifying meeting. Proposals for amendments shall be submitted in writing at a regular meeting and shall be voted on at the next following regular meeting, provided all members have been notified by mail of the intent to amend the By-laws at said meeting.