2.2 Licensed radio amateurs who are members in good standing shall
be the voting membership.
3.2 Vacancies occurring between elections shall be filled by special election at the first regular meeting at which the withdrawal or resignation is announced. Elections shall be by majority of voting members present. Elected officers will be seated immediately.
3.3 Any officer missing three consecutive meetings without prior
notification may be removed from office and said office shall be filled
by special election at the next regular meeting.
4.2 "Robert's Rules of Order -- Revised" shall be used as a guide
in the conduct of all meetings.
5.2 Elections shall be held at the October meeting by majority vote of the voting members present.
5.3 The term of office shall be for one year beginning January
1 of the upcoming year.
6.2 Written notice of the meeting shall be sent to each member prior to the meeting at which the proposed amendment is to be acted on. The proposed amendment shall require the approval of two-thirds of the voting members present in a formal vote.
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1.2 The Vice President shall preside in the absence of the President. The Vice President's responsibilities include chairing the Program Committee.
1.3 The Secretary shall record the minutes of the regular club meetings, handle club correspondence, maintain club records and distribute the club's monthly newsletter.
1.4 The Treasurer shall control and maintain records of all club funds, keep the membership list current and keep detailed records of other fund drives. The Treasurer will keep the records current and provide the Executive Committee a detailed monthly report. The Treasurer will report the current balances of accounts, expenditures and income by including a monthly statement in the newsletter. The books will be available for display at each club meeting.
1.5 The Member-at-Large shall represent the general membership
at the Executive Board meetings, and can serve on other committees as needed.
3.2 Nominations for Honorary Lifetime membership may be introduced by any member at a regular meeting of the membership. Upon a vote of a two-thirds majority of the voting membership present at the next regular meeting, the Honorary Lifetime membership shall be awarded.
3.3 No person shall be accepted for membership unless he/she agrees
fully to comply with all of the provisions of the Articles of Incorporation,
the Constitution and the Bylaws of the Olympia Amateur Radio Society. Any
member who violates his/her membership agreement may have his/her membership
revoked by a two-thirds majority of the voting members present at any regular
meeting of the membership.
4.2 Students of club sponsored novice classes shall be gratis members during and one month following class completion.
4.3 Annual membership shall be due on the 1st of January. New
member dues will be prorated monthly for the first year.
5.2 The Custodian will be the custodian of all club-owned property, and shall maintain a current inventory list in duplicate of all items and their locations. One copy of the list will be held by the Custodian and one will be held in the file of the Treasurer.
5.3 Members shall have access to the use of club-owned property as defined in the station rules. Individuals using club-owned property in this manner are responsible for the care and preservation of the property while in their hands. No item of club-owned property may be modified or removed by any of the members without express approval of the Executive Board.
5.4 Acquisition of new property and the disposition of old property shall be subject to a majority vote of the voting membership attending any regular meeting. Necessary repairs to club-owned equipment will be accomplished at a minimum cost to the club, and such costs shall be subject to review and prior approval of the Executive Board.
5.5 The Board of Directors shall select a Trustee from the OARS
membership to be the Trustee of the Club Callsign/License issued by the
FCC. The Board of Directors may change the Trustee of the Callsign/License
as necessary. Notification of the change shall be given to the outgoing
Trustee and the OARS membership.
6.2 The Executive Board shall meet once each month at a time other
than the regular meeting of the membership. The time and place of the Board
meeting shall be designated by the President and announced at the regular
8.2 The committees may appoint such agents or assistants as they find necessary to conduct committee business.
8.3 Standing Committees:
Objectives: To identify the source of RFI complaints and, if amateur related, attempt to resolve.
Policies and Procedures:
1. The RFI Committee will intervene only if requested by the complaining party -- or the FCC.
2. If an RFI complaint is determined to be within the complainant's equipment, the RFI Committee will advise action to be taken; not correct or repair any equipment.
3. If the assistance of the RFI Committee is requested by the FCC, the Committee will attempt to locate the source of the RFI:
b. If the source is of or by citizens' band operated stations, the findings will be so reported.
c. If the source is of or by amateur radio, the Committee will make contact and attempt to resolve.
Objective: Maintain repeaters for use by club members.
1. It should consist of a chief operator and not more than four members appointed by the Executive Board.
2. All maintenance and/or modifications to the repeaters must go through this committee.
3. This committee is responsible to the Board of Directors and ultimately the membership.
The committee has discretionary control of budgeted repeater maintenance
funds. Any extra expenditures must be approved by the Board of Directors/membership.
9.2 Voting members shall be notified, in writing, at least seven days prior to a meeting in which bylaws amendments are acted upon. The proposed amendment shall be stated in the notice.
9.3 The adoption of a proposed amendment shall require the approval of two-thirds of the voting members present in a formal vote.
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