Club By-Laws


1. Secretary

It shall be the duty of the Secretary to keep the constitution and By-Laws of the club and have the same with him/her at every meeting. He/she shall note all amendments, changes and additions on the constitution and shall permit it to be consulted by members upon request.

2. Membership

Full membership is open to licensed Radio Amateurs.

Associate membership is open to those actively engaged in a class leading to an Amateur Radio license and all other interested persons.

Full membership includes all club privileges as well as rights to hold a club office and to vote for club officers.

Associate membership includes all club privileges except for the right to hold office and vote for club officers.
Applications for membership shall be submitted at regular meetings.

3. Meetings

Regular meetings shall be held on the first Tuesday of each calendar month. Special meetings may be called by the President upon the written request of any five club member. Notices shall be sent to members concerning special meetings and the business to be transacted. Only such business as designated shall be transacted. Such notices shall be sent so that they arrive not less than 24 hours before the meeting. Regular meetings may be held by teleconference, but an in-person meeting must convene at least 4 times in a calendar year.

4. Dues Fees and Assessments

As of the formation of the club, the Board of Directors have decided to charge dues. The board reserves the right to changes this decision.

5. Elections

Officer elections will be held annually at the regular November meeting. Officers will assume their elected office January 1 of the following year. Nomination Committee

The President will appoint a nomination committee two months prior to elections.

The committee will be charged with finding qualified candidates to run for office.

The committee will present a ballot to the president at the regular meeting one month prior to elections at which time the President will entertain a motion for nominations and to accept the ballot.

The final ballot will be published and made available to all club members by mail. The president will dissolve the nomination committee after the annual elections.

6. Voting

Voting will be done using ballots. This process may be done by paper or electronic ballots.

Immediately after voting the ballots will be counted openly in front of the membership.

Any candidate may request a recount of the ballots.
In the case of an unopposed slate the President may entertain a motion for the Secretary to cast a single ballot.