CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS



Preamble

We,the undersigned , wishing to secure for ourselves the pleasure and benefits of an association of persons commonly interested in Amature Radio ,constitute ourselves the Kilowatt Amature Radio Club of Lamar, Missouri and enact this constitution as our governing law. It shall be our purpose to further the exchange of information and cooperation between members , to promote radio knowledge , fraternalism and individual operating efficiency, and to so conduct club programs and activities as to advance the general interest and welfare of Amature Radio and the Lamar community .



Article I

Membership

All persons interested in amateur radio communications shall be eligible for membership. Membership Shall  be eligible by simply asking and upon such terms as the club shall provide and its By-Laws.


Membership may not be denied because of race, Creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, political affiliation, marital status or any other reason that would be biased or prejudicial.



Article II


Officers

Section 1. Offices

The officers of this club shall be President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer.

Section 2. Election

The officers of this club shall be elected for a term of two years by ballot of the members present, provided there be a Quorum, at the annual meeting in January each year.

Section 3. Term limits

An individual may not hold the same office for more than two terms. An individual may not hold more than one office during the same term.

Section 4. Vacancies

Vacancies occurring between elections must be filled by special elections at the first regular meeting following the withdrawal of resignation.

Section 5. Eligibility

in order to hold an office an individual must be a member in good standing for at least one year and hold a valid amateur radio license.

Section 6. Resignation

any officer May resign his / her position in writing at which time all records and assets of the club will be turned over to the president or vice president.

Section 7. Removal of officers

Officers may be removed from office for cause, upon written petition of six  (6) or more members presented to the president or vice president.
after investigation the petition will be presented to the membership at the next regular meeting of the club and voted on by the membership.



Article III

Duties of officers

Section. 1. President

The president shall preside at all meetings, and conduct them according to the rules adopted. He / she shall enforce due observance of this Constitution and bylaws; decide all questions of order;sign all official documents adopted by the club, and perform all other duties pertaining to the office of president.

Section. 2. Vice President

The Vice-President shall assume all the duties of the president and his / her absence. in addition, he / she shall organize club activities, plan and recommend contest for operating benefits, an advanced club interest and activity as approved by the club.

Section. 3. Secretary

the secretary shall keep a record of the proceedings of all meetings, keep a roll of members, submit membership applications, carry on all correspondence, read communications at each meeting, and Mail written meeting notices to each member. At the expiration of his / her turm he / she shall turn over all items belonging to the club to his / her successor.

Section. 4. Treasurer

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 its officers constituting a business committee ). at the end of each quarter he / she shall submit an itemized statement of disbursements and receipts. At the end of his / her term he / she should turn over everything in his / her possession belonging to the club to his / her successor.



Article IV

Meetings

The By-Laws shall provide for regular and special meetings. at meetings, a minimum of one-third of the membership shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.

Robert's rules of order shall govern proceedings.



Article V

Dues

the club, by majority vote of those present at any regular meeting, May Levy upon the general membership such dues or assessments as shall be deemed necessary for the business of the organization. non-payment of such dues or assessments Shall be cause for expulsion from the club with the discretion of the membership.



Article VI

Membership assistance

The club, through designated interference, public relations,and operating 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 radiations from club member stations. The club shall also maintain a program to Foster and guide public relations.



Article VII

Club call sign

the president shall assign trusteeship of the club call sign.

The trustee shall:

Be a member of the club in good standing meet FCC requirements.

not had his / her radio amature license revoked or sanctioned at any time.



Article VIII

Dissolution of the club

Section 1. Termination of operations

in the event that the board of director votes that the club should be dissolved the motion for dissolution must receive more than two-thirds vote of the full membership to pass.

Section 2. Disposition of assets

The board of directors shall handle the disbursements of all assets of the club.

No member or group of members shall receive benefit from the assets.

all equipment will be sold and net proceeds donated to a non-profit organization.

All remaining cash will be donated to a non-profit organization.



Article IX

Amendments

this constitution or bylaws may be amended by a two-thirds vote of the total membership. Proposals for amendments shall be submitted in writing at a regular meeting and she'll be voted on at the next following regular meeting, provided all members have been noticed by mail the intent to amend the Constitution and / or bylaws it said meeting.



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 all. License radio amateurs and those not license but interested in obtaining their license are welcome. full membership includes all club privileges as well as rights to hold a club office and vote for club officers.

applications for membership shall be submitted at regular meetings or via the online form posted at www. Kilowatt amateur radio club. Com

3. Meetings

regular meeting shall be held on the first Saturday of each calendar month. special meetings may be called by the president upon a 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 notice shall be sent so that they arrived not less than 24 hours before the meeting.

4. Dues

no annual dues are required at this time. Our intent is to keep this simple, and fun. No money is required, but on occasion there may be some club expenses that only require voluntary contributions to support.

5. Elections

elections, nominations and voting should be given careful consideration. Officer elections will be held annually at the regular January meeting. Officers will assume their elected office at that time. Voting will be done using paper 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 a un proposed slate the president May entertain a motion for the secretary to cast a single ballot.

6. Interference committee

This committee shall consist of five members (appointed by the club president). The committee shall direct investigation, invite proper inquiries, established technical facts

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