THE WISCONSIN AMATEUR PACKET RADIO ASSOCIATION (WAPRA or WAPR)
B. PURPOSE - The purpose of this association shall be to act in an educational, scientific and advisory capacity in the following and other matters:
1. Packet Radio educational programs
2. Packet Radio network planning and development
3. Packet Radio frequency planning and coordination
4. Inter- and Intra-network planning and coordination
5. Development and dissemination of technical information regarding Packet Radio
6. Enhancement of Packet Radio operation in Wisconsin
7. Liaison with organizations having the same interests Statewide, Regionally and Nationally
8. Act on behalf of the membership in matters affecting Packet Radio which come before the Federal Communications Commission, American Radio Relay League or other regulatory or advisory bodies
B. A FULL MEMBER shall be any individual holding a current Amateur Radio Operator license.
C. An ASSOCIATE MEMBER shall be any individual not holding a current Amateur Radio Operator license.
B. BOARD OF DIRECTORS - The Board of Directors of the Association shall consist of the officers specified in Section A. of this Article plus three members elected at-large.
C. TERMS OF OFFICE - The Officers and Directors of the Association shall be elected for a term of one year by a vote of the Full Members present at the Annual Meeting. The individual receiving the most votes shall be considered elected.
D. VACANCIES - All board vacancies occurring between elections must be filled by special ballot at the first regular meeting after th vacancy is announced. If an elected officer or director fails to attend three successive meetings without due notification to the board, which shall inform the membership, he shall be considered as if he has submitted a formal resignation.
B. VICE-CHAIRMAN - The vice-chairman shall assume all duties of the chairman in the absence of the latter and assist the chairman in the discharge of his duties, as required.
C. SECRETARY - The secretary shall keep a record of the proceedings of all regular and special meetings, keep a roll of membership, keep the By-Laws and have same with him at all meetings of the Association and maintain a file of all official correspondence.
D. TREASURER - The treasurer shall collect all dues and assessments of the Association, receive and receipt for all monies paid to the Association, keep an accurate account of all monies received and expended and retain copies of all bills, vouchers and receipts.
E. DIRECTORS - The at-large directors, together with the officers, shall formulate actions on matters of Association business. Directors may be appointed to chair committees, as needed, to meet the goals of the Association.
B. Committees, as required, shall be appointed by the Executive Committee.
B. REGULAR MEETINGS - Regular Meetings shall be held not less than four times per year, including the Annual Meeting, and shall be called by the Executive Committee.
C. SPECIAL MEETINGS - Special Meetings may be called by the Executiv Committee as required. Special Meetings may be held in conjunction with larger Amateur Radio gatherings such as Swapfest and Conventions and may be informational rather than business meetings. This does not preclude the Association from conducting business at such meetings.
D. NOTIFICATION - Meeting notification shall be mailed to all member to arrive at least one week in advance of the scheduled meeting date. Meeting notices may be contained in the official publication of the Association.
E. RULES - "Roberts Rules of Order, Revised" shall govern proceeding at all meetings of the Association.
F. VOTING - Balloting shall be taken on the basis of one vote per Full Member in attendance. A quorum is required to act on any motion brought before the Association.
G. QUORUM - A Quorum shall consist of 10% of the Full Members.
H. ATTENDANCE - All meetings shall be open to all members and any interested persons.
B. MONIES - Normal operating expenses shall be defined as stationery supplies, postage, costs related to the official publication of the Association, educational materials and other repetitive items Expenses other than those considered to be normal operating expenses shall be approved by a majority vote at a Regular or Special Meeting, providing a quorum is present.
C. FISCAL YEAR - The fiscal year of the Association shall begin July 1 and shall run through June 30 of the next year.
D. DISSOLUTION - Upon dissolution of this Association the assets of the Association shall be transferred to a non-profit organization having similar interests.
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