Club Constitution

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Delta Amateur Radio Club Constitution

Article I. Name of the Organization

The name of the club is the Delta Amateur Radio Club. Also abbreviated as DARC.

Article II. Purpose of the Organization

The purpose of the club is the promotion of interest in Amateur Radio communication and
experimentation; the establishment of Amateur Radio networks to provide electronic
communications in the event of disasters or other emergencies; the furtherance of the public
welfare; the advancement of the radio art; the fostering and promotion of noncommercial
intercommunication by electronic means; the fostering of education in the field of electronic
communication; with emphasis on serving the east side of Contra Costa County.

Article III. Membership requirements

Any licensed Amateur Radio Operator who submits an application and maintains payment of
dues as stated in the bylaws will be considered a voting member.

Article IV. Meetings

Robert’s Rules of Order shall govern proceedings. The bylaws shall state the time, date, location
and frequency of club meetings. At meetings, a minimum of one-third of the membership shall
constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. Meetings will be open to the public. To
attend meetings there will be no fees and membership is not required. Only active members
can vote on club business matters.

Article V. Officers of the Organization

Section 1. President
The President shall preside at all meetings and conduct them according to the rules adopted.
He/she shall enforce due observance of this Constitution and bylaws; decide all questions of
order; sign all official documents adopted by the club; and perform all other duties pertaining
to the office of President.

Section 2. Secretary
The Secretary will keep the constitution and bylaws of the club and have them with him/her at
every meeting. He/she shall note all amendments, changes and additions on the constitution
and shall permit it to be consulted by members upon request. He/she shall keep a record of the
proceedings of all meetings; keep a roll of members; submit membership applications; carry on
all correspondence; and read communications at each meeting. He/she will stand in for the
president if absent. At the expiration of his/her term he/she shall turn over all items belonging
to the club to his/her successor.
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Section 3. Treasurer
The Treasurer shall receive and receipt for all monies paid to the club; keep an accurate
account of all monies received and expended; pay no bills without proper authorization (by the
club or its officers constituting a business committee). At each meeting he/she shall provide a
statement of disbursements and receipts. While serving as treasurer he/she shall not serve any
other club office. At the end of his/her term he/she shall turn over everything in his/her
possession belonging to the club to his/her successor.

Section 4. Net Coordinator
The Net Coordinator will coordinate and supervise traffic handling activities for the club; enlist
Net Control Operators; and report on current activities in Contra Costa County related to
amateur radio emergency communications.

Article VI. Election / Removal of Officers

Section 1. Election
The officers of this club shall be elected for a term of one year by ballot of the members
present, provided there be a quorum, at the December meeting.

Section 2. Term Limits
There shall be no limits on the number of terms an officer may serve. An individual may hold
more than one office if no other capable member is eligible with exception of the position of
treasurer.

Section 3. Vacancies
Vacancies occurring between elections must be filled by special elections at the first meeting
following the withdrawal or resignation.

Section 4. Eligibility
In order to hold an office an individual must be a member in good standing and hold a valid FCC
Amateur Radio license. There is no restriction on class of license.

Section 5. Resignation
Any officer may resign his/her position in writing at which time all records and assets of the
club will be turned over to another club officer.

Section 6. Removal of Officers
Officers may be removed from office for cause, upon written petition of four (3) or more
members. After investigation the petition will be presented to the membership at the next
meeting of the club and voted on by the membership. Removal of an officer requires at least
three-fourths vote of the full membership.

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Article VII. Finances

The club, by majority vote of those present at any regular meeting, may levy upon the general
membership such dues or assessments as shall be deemed necessary for the business of the
organization. Non-payment of such dues or assessments shall be cause for expulsion from the
club within the discretion of the membership.

Article VIII. Dissolution of Assets if necessary

Section 1. Termination of Operations
In the event that the club votes to be dissolved the motion for dissolution must receive at least
three-fourths vote of the full membership to pass.

Section 2. Disposition of Assets
The President shall handle the disbursement of all assets of the club. No member or group of
members shall receive benefit from the assets. Any club owned equipment shall be donated or
sold and net proceeds donated to the Mount Diablo Amateur Radio Club (MDARC). All
remaining cash shall be donated to the Mount Diablo Amateur Radio Club.

Article IX. Process for Writing/Amending bylaws or Constitution

This constitution or bylaws may be amended by a two-thirds vote of the total membership.
Proposals for amendments shall be submitted in writing at a monthly in person meeting. These
proposals will then be sent by email to members and shall be voted on at the next following
monthly in person meeting.

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Bylaws

Article I. Membership

Section 1. Application for membership
Membership is open to all licensed Radio Amateurs. Individuals wishing to apply for
membership shall submit to the club secretary a membership application and pay required
dues.

Section 2. Dues
Annual dues of $5.00 (five dollars) per member is assessed for the purpose of providing funds
for club expenses. Membership dues are payable in January of each year. Any member whose
dues are not paid by March 1st will be considered inactive and removed from membership.
Inactive members have no voting privileges. New applicants applying after July 31st of the year
may pay half of the regular dues, $3. An exemption of membership dues is extended to full time
students.

Article II. Meetings

Section 1. Regular Meetings
Regular club meetings will be held on the last Thursday of the month at 7:00pm. Meetings are
held at the Croskey Real Estate Office, 745 Railroad Ave., Pittsburg CA 94565.

Section 2. Holiday Party
The membership may elect to have a holiday party in place of a regular meeting in either
December or January. The date, time and location shall be voted on for the holiday party by the
November meeting.