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Constitution

HANCOCK AMATEUR RADIO CLUB
Constitution
PREAMBLE

We, the undersigned, wish to secure for ourselves the pleasures and benefits of an association of persons
commonly interested in Amateur Radio, constitute ourselves the Hancock Amateur Radio Club, 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.

ARTICLE I
Membership

All persons interested in Amateur Radio communications shall be eligible for membership. Membership shall
be by application, upon such terms as the club shall provide in its By-Laws.

ARTICLE II
Officers

Section 1. The Officers of this club shall be: President, Vice-President, Secretary and a Treasurer.

Section 2. The Officers of this club shall be elected for a term of one year by ballot of the members present,
provided there is a quorum, at the annual meeting. He or she must be a member in good standing for one year.

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

Section 4. Officers may be removed by a three-fourths vote of the membership.

ARTICLE III
Duties of the Officers

Section 1. The President shall preside at all meetings of the club, and conduct them according to the rules
adopted. He or she shall enforce clue observance of this Constitution and By-Laws, 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. The Vice-President shall assume all the duties of the President in his or her absence. In addition,
he or she shall organize club activities, plan and recommend contests for operating benefits, and advance club interest
and activity as approved by the club. He or she shall maintain close liaison with the Emergency Coordinator to further
club participation to the Amateur Radio Service Corps.

Section 3. The Secretary shall keep a record of the proceedings of all meetings, keep a roll of members,
submit membership applications, carry on all correspondence, read communications at each meeting, and mail written
meeting notices to each member. At the end of his or her term, he or she shall turn over all items belonging to the club
to his or her successor.

Section 4. The Treasurer shall receive and receipt all monies paid to the club, keep an accurate account of all
monies received and expended, and pay no bills without proper authorization (by the club or its officers constituting a
business committee). At the end of his or her term, he or she shall submit an itemized statement of disbursement and
receipt. At the end of his or her term, he or she shall turn everything in his or her possession belonging to the club to his
or her successor.

HANCOCK AMATEUR
RADIO CLUB
CONSTITUTION

ARTICLE IV
Meetings

The By-Laws shall provide for regular and special meetings. At meetings, a minimum of five members in good
standing shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.

ARTICLE V
Dues

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. Nonpayment of such dues
or assessments shall be cause for expulsion from the club within the discretion of the membership.

ARTICLE VI
Membership Assistance

The club, through designated interference, Public Relations, and Operating Committees will provide technical
advice to members concerning equipment, design, and operation to assist in frequency observance, clean signals,
uniform practice, and absence of spurious radiations from club member-stations. The club shall also maintain a program
to foster and guide public relations.

ARTICLE VII
Amendments

This Constitution or the By-Laws may be amended by a two-thirds vote of the total membership. Proposals
for amendments shall be submitted in writing at a regular meeting and shall be voted on at the next following regular
meeting, provided all members have been notified by mail of intent to amend the Constitution and/or By-Laws at said
meeting.

Robert’s Rules shall govern proceedings.