CONSTITUTION OF THE
FULTON COUNTY AMATEUR RADIO CLUB
We the undersigned, wishing to secure for ourselves the pleasures and benefits of the association of persons commonly interested in Amateur Radio, do hereby constitute ourselves the Fulton County Amateur Radio Club and do enact this constitution as our governing law. It shall be our purpose to facilitate the exchange of information and general cooperation between members, to promote radio knowledge, fraternalism, and individual operating efficiency, and to so conduct club programs and activities to advance the general interest and welfare of amateur radio in the community.
All persons interested in amateur radio shall be eligible for membership, provided that at all times Fifty-one percent (51%) of the members must be licensed radio amateurs and members of the American Radio Relay League, and provided further that any unlicensed member must obtain an amateur radio operator's license within one (1) year after becoming a member or forfeit. his membership.
The officers of the club shall be a President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer. Any nominee must have been a member of the club for one year.
The officers of this club shall be elected for a term of one year by ballot of the members present. provided there is a quorum. Nominations and elections shall be filed annually at the January meeting or at the first meeting thereafter at which a quorum is present.
Vacancies occurring between elections must be filled by special ballot, at the first meeting at which the withdrawal or resignation is announced.
Officers may be removed on motion by a three-fourths (3/4) vote of the membership
DUTIES OF THE OFFICERS
The President shall preside at all meetings of this club, and conduct the same according to the rules adopted, He shall enforce the observance of this Constitution and By-Laws, decide all questions of order; sign all official documents what are adopted by the club, and none other, shall appoint committees as deemed necessary and perform all 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.
(a) 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 and read communications at each meeting and at the expiration of their term, shall turn over to there successor in office everything in their possession belonging to the club.
(b) They shall have charge of the Constitution and By-Laws of the club and shall cause all amendments, changes, and additions to be noted thereon. They shall make said Constitution and By-Laws available for the inspection of any member upon request.
The Treasurer shall receive and receipt for all monies paid to the club, keep an accurate account of all monies received and expended, pay no bills without proper authorization by the club (or by
its officers constituting a business committee); and at the expiration of his term turn over to their
successor everything in there possession belonging to the club. They shall submit itemized statements of receipts and disbursements monthly or at such times as the membership may call for the same.
The By-Laws shall provide for regular and special meetings. At meetings, 2 officers and twenty-five percent (25%) of the membership shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.
The Fulton County Amateur Radio Club, by a majority vote of the total membership may levy
upon the general membership such dues or assessments as shall be deemed necessary for the business of the organization within its objectives set forth in the preamble thereof. The membership of any member who is delinquent in the payment of dues or assessments for thirty (30) days after the same become payable may be forfeited.
The club shall enact appropriate rules to minimize interference in operation between stations of its members, it shall formulate adequate plans for disposition of any cases of interference to other radio services were reported as caused by any amateur station operation in the area of club jurisdiction. The club through designated interference, public relations, and operation committees will provide technical advice to members concerning equipment design and operation to assist in frequency observance, clean signals, uniform practice, and absence of spurious radiation from club member stations. The club shall also maintain a program to foster and guide public relations in those channels favorable to amateur work.
This Constitution and the By-Laws may be amended by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the total membership. Proposals for amendments shall be submitted in writing at a regular meeting and may not be voted on until the next regular meeting.
Robert's Rules shall govern proceedings
(Adopted August 10, 2000)
A quorum shall consist of 2 officers and 25% of the membership.
(c) Membership shall be divided into 2 classes. Full and Associate member. A Full member will require an Amateur license of any class. Associate membership will have no requirements. Only Full members have voting privileges and may hold office in the club.
(d) An Associate member who obtains an Amateur license will automatically become a Full member.
(e) Anyone may become a member by paying the annual dues.
(a) Regular meetings shall be held as determined annually and at such places as the President shall order. Notices shall be sent to all the members informing them of the special meeting and the business to be transacted. Such notices shall be so sent that in the ordinary postal delivery they shall arrive at least twenty-four hours before the time therein set for meetings. Only such business as is designated on the notice shall be transacted at such special meetings.
(a) Dues shall be $15.00 per year. Dues for students shall be $7.50 per year. With no family having to pay over $40.00 per year.
(a) In order to help support the ARRL and to maintain the affiliation requirements for this club all persons are required to join the ARRL at the time of entering into the club or within one year thereafter and must maintain said membership. This provision may be waived in any case where the club officers decide it imposes undue hardship upon a member.
(Adopted August 10, 2000)