Goshen Amateur Radio Club, Inc.

Constitution

Article I

Name

Sec.1 The name of this organization shall be Goshen Amateur Radio Club, Inc. a.k.a. GARC.
 

Article II

Purpose

Sec I. Said Corporation is organized exclusively for charitable purposes, including, for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code.

Sec II. The Goshen Amateur Radio Club, Inc. is organized to provide a forum for those interested in Amateur Radio to meet and explore all facets of radio communication. This would include but not be limited to:

a. increasing the public awareness of the club activities
b. exploring new communication technology
c. meeting the variety of needs and interests of its members
d. the sharing of information and knowledge with its members
e. the club should not lose sight of the enjoyable camaraderie that can be generated by the common interest of the hobby
f. make communication skills available to the community when they are needed and asked for ( as the Skywarn weather spotters)
g. encourage the entrance of new people into the hobby

Article III

Membership

Sec. 1. Membership shall be those persons genuinely interested in Amateur Radio.

Sec. 2. A valid Amateur Radio Operators license is desirable but not necessary for membership.

Sec. 3. Membership shall be made of Regular Members, holders of a valid Amateur Radio Operators license, and Associate Members, not holding a valid Amateur Radio Operators license.
 

Article IV

Officers

Sec. 1. The officers of the corporation shall be: President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and Trustee (s).

Sec. 2. The officers of the corporation shall be nominated at a regular meeting in the fall followed by an election at the next regular meeting.

Sec. 3.The officers of the corporation shall be elected by a majority ballot or by acclamation of the regular members present, provided there is a quorum.

Sec. 4. The term of office for the President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer shall be one year.

Sec. 5. The term of the Trustee(s) shall run concurrent with that of the station license(s).

Sec. 6. Vacancies occurring between elections shall be filled by nomination and election at the first regular meeting following the withdrawal or resignation.

Sec. 7. Officers may be removed on a motion by a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote of the regular members present at a special meeting.

Article V

Board of Directors


Sec. 1. The Board of Directors shall be the elected officers of the corporation.
 

Article VI

Duties of the officers and Board of Directors


Sec. 1. The President shall preside at all meetings of the corporation, both regular and special, and conduct the same according to the rules adopted; he shall enforce due observance of this Constitution and By-Laws; decide all questions of order; act as Chairman of the Board of Directors; sign all official documents that are adopted by the corporation; and perform all customary duties pertaining to the office of the President.

Sec. 2. The Vice-President shall assume all the duties of the President in the absence of the later.

Sec. 3. The Secretary shall keep a record of proceedings of all meetings; keep a roll of members; carry on all correspondence; read communications at each meeting; and give notice to members of every meeting of the corporation as directed by the corporation; keep the Constitution and By-Laws of the Goshen Amateur Radio Club and have the same at every regular and special meeting. He shall cause all amendments, changes and additions to be noted thereon and shall permit the same to be consulted by members upon request.

Sec. 4. The Treasurer shall receive and receipt all monies paid to the corporation; he shall keep an accurate account of all monies received and expended. He shall pay no bills without proper authorization by the corporation. At the end of each term he shall submit an itemized statement of disbursements and receipts. He shall at the expiration of his term, turn over everything in his possession belonging to the corporation to his successor.

Sec. 5. The Board of Directors shall give direction and guidance to the corporation with the President serving as Chairperson of the Board.

Sec. 6. The Trustee(s) shall maintain the club station license(s).
 
 

Article VII

Meetings

Sec. 1. The By-Laws shall provide for regular and special meetings. At all meetings thirty per cent (30%) of the regular members plus the President or Vice-President shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.  

Article VIII

Club Finances

Sec. 1 No part of any net earnings of the corporation shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributed to its members, trustees, officers, or other private persons, except that the corporation shall be authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered and to make payments and distributions in furtherance of the purposes set forth in article II thereof.

Further, no substantial part of the activities of the corporation shall be the carrying on of propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, and the corporation shall not participate in, or intervene in (including the publishing or distribution of statements) any political campaign on behalf of or in opposition to any candidate for public office. Notwithstanding any other provision of these articles, this corporation shall not, except to an insubstantial degree, engage in any activities or excise any powers that are not in furtherance of the purposes of this corporation.

Article VIX

Amendments and/or Changes

Sec. 1. The Constitution or the By-Laws may be amended and/or changed by a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote of the regular members present at a special meeting. Proposals for amendments and /or changes shall be submitted in writing at a regular meeting and may not be voted on until the next special meeting.

Article X

Rules

Sec. 1. Robertís Rules of Order shall govern all proceedings of this club.

Article XI

Dissolution

Sec. 1 Upon dissolution of the corporation, assets shall be distributed for one or more exempt purposes within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code, or shall be distributed to the federal government, or to a state or local government, for a public purpose. Any assets not so disposed of shall be disposed of by a Court of Competent Jurisdiction of the county in which the principal office of the corporation is then located, exclusively for such purposes or to such organization or organizations, as said Court shall determine, which are organized and operated exclusively for such purposes.  
 

Goshen Amateur Radio Club, Inc.

By-Laws


Sec. 1. Membership: Membership is for those with a common interest in amateur radio who wish to improve their own skills, share their knowledge with others, and use their radio abilities for the benefit of the general community.

Membership shall be by written application, payment of dues as required, accepted by a simple majority of the regular members present, by vote at the next meeting.

Sec. 2. Voting Power: The voting power of the corporation shall rest entirely with the regular members of the corporation.

Sec. 3. Meetings: Regular meetings shall be at such a time and place as the President shall direct and there shall be a minimum of four (4) per year.

Special meetings may be called by the President upon written request of any five (5) members of the corporation, at the direction of the Board of Directors or by direction of the membership at a regular meeting. Notices shall be sent to all members informing them of the special meeting and the business to be transacted. Such notices shall be sent by ordinary postal delivery to arrive at least twenty-four (24) hours before the time therein set for the meeting. Only such business as is designated in the said notice shall be transacted at such special meeting.

Sec. 4. Dues: Dues will be determined by vote of the membership at a regular meeting after notification and discussion has been held at the previous regular meeting. The dues will be in categories of: regular, Associate, family, student, and Senior (age 62 or older).

Sec. 5. Special Committees: The President may appoint any special committee as he deems necessary or at the request of the Board of Directors or the regular membership.

Sec. 6. The Station Manager shall be appointed by the President with the approval of the Board of Directors and final approval by the Trustee(s).
Sec. 7. The Station Manager shall keep a record of corporation property and make it available when the club has need of the same. He shall see that the equipment is maintained and provide the membership with any guidance needed on how to operate the equipment. The station manager shall keep the corporation informed on the condition and replacement needs of the station. When emergency repairs are needed he shall inform one or more of the Officers after the station has been secured from further damage.

Sec. 8. The club shall maintain the K9TSM station call as a primary station license in addition to any subsequent license as directed by the regular membership.

Sec. 9. All officers shall be regular members in good and regular standing.