Garland Amateur Radio Club
a Texas non profit corporation.
Bylaws of the GARC as revised on 24 June 1996
Table of contents
Bylaws of the Garland Amateur Radio Club
24 June 1996
Article I General Return to top of page
1.01 Name. The name of the organization is the GARLAND AMATEUR RADIO CLUB (the "GARC")
1.02 Purposes. The GARC is organized for the charitable, educational and scientific purposes which without limitation include:
Article II Membership Return to top of page
2.01 Eligibility. GARC Membership is open to anyone having an interest in Amateur Radio.
2.02 Membership Process. Membership in the GARC shall be granted upon submission of a completed membership application, together with appropriate dues by the start of the March meeting.
2.03 Membership Types. Membership privileges and dues are as follows:
2.04 Maintaining Membership. To maintain membership in the GARC, a member must have paid dues for the current year and must abide by the Bylaws as determined by the Board of Directors.
2.05 Removal of Members. Any member may be expelled from the GARC by a two-thirds majority vote at a regular membership meeting. The member in question must have been notified, by the Board of Directors, of the intent of an expulsion vote and of the date that the vote is to be taken. The member shall be allowed to defend his or her position to the GARC membership prior to the vote. A member that is expelled shall be refunded a prorated portion of that members dues,
2.06 Voting Rights. Full members and student members shall have the right to vote on all matters brought before the membership. Associate members do not have voting rights.
2.07 Family Privileges. FCC Licensed spouses of full, and student members shall receive the same privileges as the primary member upon request
2.08 Amateur Radio Class Attendees. Non-Members enrolled in classes given by the GARC, receive associate membership privileges until such time as they pass the FCC Novice or higher class test, at which time they receive full membership for the remainder of the year in which the class was held.
2.09 Dues Annual dues shall be payable by members no later than March 1. Failure to pay dues by this date shall cause the delinquent member to be considered inactive for a period not exceed 12 months, after which time he/she shall be dropped from the GARC roster. Full dues paid at time during the inactive year shall reinstate the delinquent member to full active membership.
2.10 Personal Radio Operations. The GARC shall not attempt to govern the actions of its members in the operation of their personal radio stations.
Article III Officers Return to top of page
3.01 Positions. Officers of the GARC shall consist of the President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Education Director, Newsletter Editor and Communications Director. These officers shall constitute the Board of Directors and shall carry out all the duties of officers and directors as defined by laws and by the Articles of Incorporation and these Bylaws.
3.02 Qualifications of Officers. A Member of the GARC may serve as an officer provided He/She holds a valid amateur radio license. Both the vice president and communications director must hold a valid technician or higher class license. to hold the office of president a member must have been a member for at least one ( 1) year prior to the time of election , and hold a General or higher class license.
3.03 Elections. Officers shall be elected at the March membership meeting.
3.04 Station Trustee. A trustee of the GARC radio station will be appointed by the board of directors and approved by a majority vote at a regular membership meeting.
Article IV Newsletter Return to top of page
4.01 General. A GARC newsletter shall be published monthly for distribution to the active membership and reciprocation clubs.
4.02 Purpose. The newsletter shall provide notice of meetings, notice of club activities, and carry only articles of general interest to the hobby of amateur radio.
4.03 Advertisements. Advertisements in the GARC newsletter shall be at the discretion of the board of directors. All advertising copy must be approved by the board of directors before publication.
Article V GARC Radio Station Return to top of page
5.01 General The GARC radio station shall be under direction of the Communications Officer, and shall be maintained for use of all licensed GARC members.
5.02 Operation Policy. The station shall operate in compliance with the FCC rules and regulations and existing GARC rules at the time.
5.03 Station Operating Policy. The latest issue of the ARRL OPERATORS Guide shall be used as the basis for operating procedure.
Article VI Meeting Procedures Return to top of page
6.01 Quorum. The voting members present at any regular meeting shall be considered a quorum for conducting ordinary business and changing the bylaws.
6.02 Meeting Chair. All meetings shall be carried out by the president, in his absence, the vice president. If both are absent the meeting may be chaired by any other member of the board of directors.
6.03 Minutes. Minutes of all meetings shall be recorded by the secretary. If the secretary is not in attendance, the chairman will appoint a temporary sectary before preceding with GARC business.
6.04 Rules of Order. All proceedings of the GARC shall be generally governed by ROBERTS RULES OF ORDER, newly revised.
6.05 Committees. Committees may be appointed from time to time as the need arises. Committee appointments shall be made by the president and must be approved by the board of directors.
6.06 Voting by Mail. Voting on specific issues by mail, when allowed by the board of directors, shall be conducted according to ROBERTS RULES OF ORDER. Mail ballots shall not be opened until balloting takes place.
6.07 Proxy Voting. Proxy voting is not allowed.
Article VII Amendments to Bylaws. Return to top of page
Notice of proposed changes to these Bylaws must be published in the Arclite immediately prior to a meeting where voting on the proposed change(s) will occur, A two-thirds majority of the voting members present at the meeting shall be required to pass a proposed amendment.
Article VIII Dissolution. Return to top of page
Upon dissolution of the GARC, The Board of Directors shall, after paying or making provisions for payment of liabilities of the GARC, dispose of the assets of the corporation in accordance with the provisions of Article Eight (Disposition of Assets) of the articles of incorporation of the Garland Amateur Radio club and in strict compliance with the requirements of Section 501(c)(3) of the internal revenue code of 1986 or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code.
Revision Notes. The 24 June 1996 version of the Bylaws of the Garland Amateur Radio club was a compilation of the provisions from the former "Constitution and Bylaws". These changes were made in order to qualify the GARC as a charity as defined in section 501(c)(3) of the internal Revenue Code. and no substantive changes were intended, The Fundamental organization document of the GARC is its "Articles of Incorporation" (amended and restated as of 27 May 1996). Some of the provisions formerly in the Constitution and Bylaws were moved to the Restated Articles of Incorporation.