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Constitution


CONSTITUTION OF THE QUAD COUNTY AMATEUR RADIO CLUB


(AS AMENDED December 19, 2014)


ARTICLE I – NAME


SECTION 1:


The name of this organization shall be the Quad-County Amateur Radio


Club. The quad-counties shall consist of Cameron, Clearfield, Elk,


Jefferson and surrounding counties in Pennsylvania.


ARTICLE II – ORGANIZATION


SECTION 1:


The registered office of the club shall be P O Box 599, Du Bois, PA 15801 .


SECTION 2:


The club may also have offices at such other places as the Executive


Board may, from time to time, appoint or the business of the club may


require.


SECTION 3: (Deleted 12/19/2014)


ARTICLE III – MEMBERSHIP


SECTION 1:


The membership of this club shall consist of full, chapter, associate and


family membership. Membership term shall coincide with the calendar year.


SECTION 2:


The Full (voting) membership shall be any licensed amateur of any class


with a station license in effect for a location in the Quad-Counties.


SECTION 3: Deleted (12/19/2014)


SECTION 4:


The Associate membership shall consist of persons who are ineligible for


Full or Chapter status. Associate members may not vote on QCARC


matters and shall not be counted in determining vote percentages or for


determining quorums.


SECTION 5:


Combined Full-Chapter membership shall be permitted upon payment of


the applicable dues. However, vote counts shall be determined on a “one


person – one vote” basis.


SECTION 6:


The Family members shall consist of persons that are members of the


same household of a Full or Associate member. Family members shall


have the same privileges as the primary club member of the household.


Family membership shall run concurrently with the primary membership.


ARTICLE IV – OFFICERS


SECTION 1:


The officers of the club shall be president, vice-president, secretary and


treasurer. These officers shall also be members of the Executive Board, of


which there shall be five additional members. Officers and board


members must be licensed amateurs and current members of the Club for at


least one year.


SECTION 2:


All officers and Board members shall hold their offices for the period of


one year from the date of their election at the annual meeting, and until


their successors are elected and qualified.


SECTION 3:


The President shall preside at all meetings of the membership and of the


Executive Board, preserve order, regulate debate and carry out the


enforcement of this constitution to the best of his ability. He shall sign all


papers and documents of any kind on behalf of the club. He shall have the


power to call special meetings at his discretion or when requested to do so


by five or more Full members' signatures. He shall appoint committees


from time to time as needed.


SECTION 4:


The Vice-President shall perform the duties of the president in his absence


and shall assist him in such a manner as the President may request.


SECTION 5:


The secretary shall keep all minutes, records, books and papers, and


perform such correspondence as may be necessary and required.


SECTION 6: (Last sentence deleted 9/15/00)


The treasurer shall have custody of all monies of the club. He shall


deposit the same in a bank account in the name of the club and he shall


               pay all bills as directed by the membership by check, said check to be


               signed by the Treasurer, or in his absence by any other club officer.


SECTION 7:


The Executive Board shall manage the affairs of the club and pay current


running expenses of the club as they accrue and may expend sums of


money not to exceed one-hundred dollars ($100) in any one month for


unusual or extraordinary expenses that may arise, without the prior


approval of the membership. They shall have the power to fill any


vacancy in any office until the next annual meeting. Three Board


members, one of whom is either the President or the Vice-President, shall


constitute a quorum for the transaction of business fo the Executive Board.


It shall be the duty of the Executive Board to present at each annual meeting


of the membership a full and complete statement of the business and affairs of


the club for the preceding year, and at such time as the membership shall direct.


SECTION 8:


Any official of the club may be removed from office by a vote of twothirds


of the total membership of the club, provided that charges against


said official are made in writing and are filed with the secretary at least


one month and one day before the vote is taken. A copy of the charges


shall be served on the accused official by the secretary at least two weeks


before any vote shall be taken.


ARTICLE V – FUNDS


SECTION 1:


The monies of the club shall be maintained in a general fund and in such


other funds as the Executive Board determines as necessary.


SECTION 2: (deleted 2/19/93)


SECTION 3:


The general fund of the club shall consist of all monies not designated for


a specific fund, whether from donations, or dues.


SECTION 4:


Dues for all classes of membership shall be set as required from time to


time by a two-thirds vote of members present.


SECTION 5: (deleted 2/19/93)


SECTION 6:


Dues for renewing members shall be the full amount for the calendar year.


Dues for initial membership shall be pro-rated as follows:


 

As amended at the November 18, 2016 regular meeting


January - March  $15.00
April - June  $11.25
July - September  $7.50
October - December  $3.75


 

ARTICLE VI – MEETINGS


SECTION 1:


The annual meetings of the club shall be held on the third Friday of


October of each year.


SECTION 2:


The regular meetings shall be called on the third Friday of each remaining


month.


ARTICLE VII – AMENDMENTS AND RATIFICATION


SECTION 1:


The constitution of the club may be ratified or amended at any regular or


annual meeting, by a two-thirds vote of the members present. The


amendments must be published in the newsletter prior to that meeting.


ARTICLE VIII – QUAD-COUNTY FM ASSOCIATION (Deleted 9/15/00)


 
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