CONSTITUTION

OF

THE PIONEER AMATEUR RADIO FELLOWSHIP, INC.

 

PREAMBLE:

We, the undersigned, wishing to secure for ourselves the pleasures and

benefits of the association of persons commonly interested in Amateur

Radio, constitute ourselves The Pioneer Amateur Radio Fellowship, Inc.

(a non-profit organization), 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 Amateur

Radio in the community.

MEMBERSHIP: ARTICLE I

Membership shall be by application according to the terms provided in the

Club's By-Laws.

OFFICERS: ARTICLE II

Sec. 1---The officers of this Club shall be: PRESIDENT, OPERATIONS

MANAGER, TREASURER and SECRETARY. The Board of Directors shall consist

of the Officers of the club and the 3 Trustees of the Corporation.

Sec. 2---The officers of this Club shall be elected for a term of one

year which starts July 1st, by ballot of the members present, provided

there be a quorum, at the May meeting of said organization. The officers

shall, at the expiration of their term, turn over all items and records

belonging to the Club to their successors.

Sec. 3---Vacancies occurring between elections must be filled by special

elections at the first regular meeting following the withdrawal or

resignation. The written resignation shall be made to a Board Member.

Sec. 4---Officers may be removed by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the total

voting membership present. Recommendation for removal of an officer

shall be submitted in writing to a Board Member and presented to the

membership at a regular meeting. All members shall be notified by mail

and/or in the monthly club newsletter and the issue voted upon at the

next scheduled regular meeting.

Sec. 5---A member, being considered for office, must have been a member

in good standing for a period of at least six months prior to his/her

election.

DUTIES OF OFFICERS: ARTICLE III

Sec. 1---The President shall preside at all meetings of this Club, and

conduct the same according to the rules adopted. The President shall

enforce due observance of this Constitution and By-Laws, decide all

questions of order, sign all official documents that are adopted by the

Club, and perform all other customary duties pertaining to the office of

President including committee appointments.

Sec. 2---The Operations Manager shall assume all the duties of the

President in his/her absence. The Operations Manager also assumes all

direction of public services rendered to the community. The Operations

Manager shall organize Club member activities, recommend and plan

contests for the operating benefit of members, and advance Club interest

and activity as approved by this organization. The Operations Manager

may appoint traffic committees or assistants to aid him/her in specific

branches of activity.

Sec. 3---The Treasurer shall receive and give receipt for all moneys paid

to the Club. He/she shall accept applications for membership and main-

tain a role of members. The Treasurer shall keep an accurate account of

all moneys received and expended and submit a monthly statement of same

at the regular meeting. Expenditures not authorized by the Budget must

be approved at a business meeting. The Treasurer, or if necessary

another officer in his/her absence, shall sign all authorized checks.

Sec. 4---The Secretary shall keep a detailed record of the proceedings of

all meetings and present those "minutes" at the next regular meeting in

typed format for permanent club records. The Secretary shall carry on

all correspondence and read communications at each meeting. It shall be

the duty of the Secretary to keep a copy of the Constitution and the By-

Laws of the Club available for use at all meetings. The Secretary shall

cause all Constitution and By-Law amendments, changes and additions to be

noted thereon, and shall permit the same to be consulted by members upon

request.

TRUSTEES: ARTICLE IV

Article 4 of the Articles of Incorporation specifies the three appointed

Trustees of the Club. It is the responsibility of these Trustees to

oversee the operations of the Club as outlined by the Articles of

Incorporation. These Trustees shall hold their positions until said

Trustees either resign or are replaced by the Club membership. The

trustees may be removed by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the total voting

membership present. Recommendation for removal of an officer shall be

submitted in writing to a Board Member and presented to the membership at

a regular meeting. All members shall be notified by mail and/or in the

monthly club newsletter and the issue voted upon at the next scheduled

regular meeting.

MEETINGS: ARTICLE V

The By-Laws shall provide for regular and special meetings. At meetings,

the membership present, with no less than twenty percent (20%) voting

members, shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.

DUES: ARTICLE VI

The Club, by majority vote of a quorum present at any regular meeting,

may levy upon the general membership such dues or special assessment as

shall be deemed necessary for the business of the organization within its

purpose as set forth in the Preamble. Non-payment of such dues or

assessment shall be cause for expulsion from the Club within the discre-

tion of the membership. The fiscal year of this organization begins on

June 1st. Annual dues are subject to collection with 30 days of the

beginning of the fiscal year.

AMENDMENTS: ARTICLE VII

This Constitution may be amended by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the total

voting membership present. Proposals for amendments shall be submitted

in writing at a regular meeting and shall be voted on at the next

scheduled regular meeting, providing all members have been notified by

mail and/or in the monthly club newsletter of the intent to amend the

Constitution at said meeting.

ASSETS: ARTICLE VIII

The Club shall have authority to purchase, lease, rent or dispose of any

of its properties in accordance with paragraph (k) of the Club's Articles

of Incorporation. The distribution of such properties, if and when the

Club should cease activities and disband, will be in accordance with

paragraph (j) of the Club's Articles of Incorporation.

BY-LAWS: ARTICLE IX

The By-Laws shall more clearly define the above listed Articles of the

Constitution of the Club, and can be established or modified at a regular

meeting by the simple majority vote of a quorum.

RULES: ARTICLE X

Roberts Rules of Order shall govern all proceedings.

 

BY-LAWS

OF

THE PIONEER AMATEUR RADIO FELLOWSHIP, INC.

 

1. MEMBERSHIP. Anyone interested in radio communications shall be

eligible for membership. Full membership is open to any licensed radio

amateur. Associate membership is open to non-licensed persons. Associate

members will have all privileges except voting.

2. TERMINATION OF MEMBERSHIP. Termination of membership may be made for

violation of (but not limited to) club, local, state and federal laws.

Any member found guilty of a felony shall have their membership revoked

immediately without further action. Otherwise, recommendation for

removal of a member shall be submitted in writing to a Board Member. Once

submitted, the action to be taken shall include:

a. The member in question shall be given 30 days written notice

of alleged violation prior to further club action.

b. The matter shall be presented to the membership for discussion

at the next regular meeting following the 30 days written notice.

c. Upon a quorum vote, action taken shall be:

1) Dismissal of charges, OR

2) Immediate termination of membership.

3. MEETINGS. Regular meetings shall be held on the second Tuesday of

each calendar month at such place as the President shall order. 

Special meetings may be called by the President and a majority of the 

Trustees as necessary at such place as they designate. A minimum of 3 

days' notification of such special meetings must be given to the 

membership and may be done so by (but not limited to) the following 

means.

    a. Verbal notification via the weekly net and repeater announcements.

    b. Group email

    c. Postings on the web

4. DUES. A regular yearly assessment of $16.00 per member is hereby

assessed in accordance with the provisions of Article VI of the

Constitution for the purpose of providing operating funds for current

Club expenses. Dues are sixteen dollars ($16) per fiscal year (or $4

per quarter). The first quarter starts on June 1st. Family members at

the same address can join for an additional membership fee of $1.00 per

person. The Officers and Newsletter editor shall be exempt from dues

while holding position. Prorated dues will be required to retain member-

ship should their holding of said position be terminated.

5. EQUIPMENT USE. All members will be responsible to operate all Club

equipment within all F.C.C. requirements and their license class.

Members will also be responsible for the maintenance of the Club room.

On behalf of the membership, we (the undersigned), are the Trustees of

the Pioneer Amateur Radio Fellowship, Inc.

 

 

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Trustees

Robert J.Scaffidi    Dave Raines    Joy R. Spencer