BEFORE BREAKFAST CLUB ( BBC ), INC.
SOME GUIDING RULES AND PRINCIPLES
This is an informal association of amateur radio enthusiasts of similar tastes and temperament who wake up very early in the morning to QSO with one another.
He is an early riser and really enjoys the early morning QSO ; he is on regular QSO before or at breakfast time ; preferably, he is a professional and 30 years old or over , he is not reluctant to host a modest breakfast once a year for about 12 to 16 regular members. Membership as far as practicable shall be dispersed to as wide an area as possible; but it is desirable to have no more than two regular members from the same town, district or area.
Any regular member may sponsor to membership an amateur radio operator who possesses the qualifications for membership and who had QSOed with the group andpreferably with all the regular members. If the sponsored applicant is acceptable to allthe active regular members, as indicated in a very secret ballot devised to avoid embar-rasments, he will then be allowed to host his admission breakfast for the regular members and from that time on he shall be a regular member.
Aside from the early morning radio QSO, the breakfast meetings are the important spices of the group. The meetings provide the occasion for camaraderie, for personal contacts, and for exchange of radio ideas.
A member should remain as such only for as long as he enjoys the QSO with, and the breakfast company of the group. Hence a member can withdraw from membership at anytime he pleases without any formal notice being needed; he can just fade away. If a member should fail to attend two (2) successive regular breakfasts without any explanation or excuse , even by air, then he shall be deemed to have withdrawn from the group and a new member may be admitted to fill the place thus vacated.
The group being a very informal one, these Guiding Rules and Principle may be revised , amended, altered or added to by a majority of the regular members at any breakfast meeting. Approved , January 17, 1981