THE PIONEER AMATEUR RADIO FELLOWSHIP, INC.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
Robert J.Scaffidi Dave Raines Joy R. Spencer