AMENDED AND RESTATED (2002)
ALBUQUERQUE AMATEUR RADIO CLUB
( a non-profit corporation)
- This corporation shall be known as the ALBUQUERQUE AMATEUR RADIO CLUB.
- The principal office of the corporation shall be in the City of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and the agent in charge thereof upon whom process against the corporation may be served is the Secretary of Record listed upon the Annual Corporation Filing.
- This corporation is formed exclusively to facilitate the exchange of information and general knowledge and education in the promotion of radio knowledge, fraternalism, and individual operating efficiency of amateur radio operators and those objects specifically set forth in the Articles of The Corporation.
- The governing body of the corporation shall consist of a Board of Directors of not less than three, nor more than nine members, and the original incorporators shall constitute the Board of Directors of this corporation for the next ensuing year.
- The Board of Directors shall hold annually, on a date selected by the Chairman of the Board, a meeting of the Board of Directors, and special meetings of the Board of Directors may be held upon the written request by two directors.
- Members of the Corporation. All persons interested in amateur radio shall be eligible for membership. Membership shall be by application upon such terms as the corporation by its Bylaws provide.
- Membership shall be in two categories, regular and associate.
- Regular member shall mean anyone possessing a valid amateur license of any class. Associate member shall mean any unlicensed person interested in amateur radio. Associate members shall be denied voting privileges pertaining to business matters of the Corporation or to the operation of an Amateur Radio station.
- Application for regular or associate membership may be made by completing the standard membership application and the payment of applicable dues. Each applicant must express a willingness to abide by The Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws of the corporation and such rules as shall be from time to time promulgated by the corporation.
- The directors shall be elected for a term of one or two years as proscribed in the Constitution by a ballot of the regular members as defined by these Bylaws, at a regular meeting, provided that there is a quorum of the regular membership present and entitled to vote.
- At the December meeting, the regular members by a majority vote shall elect a President, a Vice-President, a Secretary and a Treasurer, who shall serve in such capacity for the next year.
- Any officer so elected by the regular members may be removed from office by a vote of three-fourths of the regular members.
- Vacancies in the Board of Directors due to death, resignation or from any cause whatever, shall be filled by the remaining Directors or Director, and said Board is empowered to adopt Bylaws for the government of this corporation and to amend and repeal the same at any regular or specially called meeting of the Board on a majority vote of the Directors.
- The President shall preside at all meetings of the membership of this corporation and conduct such meetings according to the rules adopted. The President shall decide on questions of order, sign all official documents and papers for and in behalf of the corporation, as well as performing 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 President and shall be program coordinator for the members of the corporation.
- The Secretary shall keep a record of the proceedings of all meetings, produce and distribute a monthly newsletter containing at a minimum the proceedings of the previous meeting, carry on all correspondence and read communications at the meetings.
- The Secretary shall, on expiration of his term of office, turn over all records and other things within his possession belonging to this corporation to his successor in office and take a receipt therefor from his successor.
- The Treasurer shall receive and receipt for all monies paid to the corporation, keeping an accurate account of all monies received and expended. The Treasurer shall maintain a membership roster indicating membership status. The Treasurer shall pay no bills or other obligations of the corporation except those pertaining to the routine club expenses such as postage, Post Office Box and stationery items, without proper authority.
- The Treasurer shall, quarterly, submit an itemized statement of all disbursements and receipts. At the expiration of his term, all records and other things in his possession belonging to the corporation shall be turned over to his successor in office and shall take a receipt from his successor after an audit of the financial records by a committee appointed by the President. The financial records of the corporation shall be audited annually.
- Meetings. There shall be regular meetings and such special meetings as the officers and directors of the corporation may desire to hold. At regular or special meetings of members of the corporation, twenty or more members of the regular membership present shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.
- Whenever a regular member shall be entitled to vote as provided by these Bylaws, only those regular members in good standing shall be eligible to vote and/or hold office, and to vote on items concerning the functions and purposes of the corporation, including the election of directors and expenditure of corporate funds.
- The corporation may, with the consent of the majority vote of the regular members at any regular or special meeting of the members of this corporation, levy upon the general membership such dues or assessments as shall be deemed necessary to carry on and conduct the business of the corporation within its objects and purposes. Nonpayment of such dues or assessments shall be cause for expulsion from the corporation.
- It shall be the duty of the Secretary to keep the Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws of the corporation at all regular or special meetings of the members of the corporation and he shall be responsible for seeing that the members of the corporation are furnished with all amendments, changes or additions to the Bylaws of the corporation.
- Regular meetings shall be held on the first Saturday of each calendar month or on other dates, if the first Saturday would be an inconvenience to the membership (i.e. when a national holiday falls on the first Saturday, etc.), at such place or places as the President and Board of Directors shall from time to time specify. Special membership meetings may be called by the President upon written request of any ten members of the corporation. Notice of such special meetings, shall be sent to all members of the corporation, together with the agenda to be conducted at such meetings. Such notices shall be sent by ordinary mail or email so that the members shall have at least 24-hours notice prior to the time set for such meeting. At such meetings only that business which is designated in said notice shall be transacted. Each member shall be assessed once in a Calendar year in the month of January dues for the purpose of providing funds and defraying expenses of the corporation. The Treasurer will provide a roster at the end of the first quarter to determine membership status.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, we have hereunto set our hands and seals this 8th DAY OF _December_ , 2002 .
- Richie L. Allen, President
- Jerry M. Boyd, Vice President
- Glenn C. Wonn, Secretary/Treasurer
- Michael J. Eaton, Director
- Douglas J. Asher, Director
- Marcus Lieberman, Director
- Michael H. Pendley, Director
- Brian P. Mileshosky, Director
- Thomas R. Lea, Director