We, the undersigned, wishing to secure for ourselves the pleasures and benefits of an association of
persons commonly interested in Amateur Radio, constitute ourselves the
Southeastern Amateur Radio Association
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
All persons interested in Amateur Radio communications shall be eligible for membership.
Membership shall be by application and election upon such terms as the club shall provide in its By-
Members cannot be a criminal or fugitive from justice.
Membership may not be denied because of race, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation,
political affiliation, marital status or any other reason that would be biased or prejudicial.
Section. 1. Offices
The officers of this club shall be President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer.
Section. 2. 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 annual meeting.
Section 3. Term limits
· An individual may not hold the same office for more than two terms and my not serve more
than three consecutive terms as an officer.
· An individual may not hold more than one office during the same term.
Section. 4. Vacancies
Vacancies occurring between elections must be filled by special elections at the first regular
meeting following the withdrawal or resignation.
Section 5. Eligibility
In order to hold an office an individual must be a member in good standing for at least one year and
hold a valid Amateur Radio license.
Section 6. 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 the President or Vice President.
Section 7. Removal of Officers
· Officers may be removed from office for cause, upon written petition of six (6) or more
members presented to the President or Vice President.
· After investigation the petition will be presented to the membership at the next regular
meeting of the club and a voted on by the membership.
· Removal of an officer requires a three-fourths vote of the full membership.
Duties of Officers
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 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
Section. 2. Vice President
The Vice-President shall assume all the duties of the President in his/her absence. In addition,
he/she shall organize club activities, plan and recommend contests for operating benefits, and
advance club interest and activity as approved by the club.
He/she shall maintain close liaison with the local ARRL's local ARES ® Emergency Coordinator
to further club participation in the Amateur Radio Emergency Service. ®
Section. 3. Secretary
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 expiration of his/her term he/she shall turn
over all items belonging to the club to his/her successor.
Section. 4. 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 the end of each quarter he/she shall submit an
itemized statement of disbursements and receipts. 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.
The By-Laws shall provide for regular and special meetings. At meetings, a minimum of one-third
of the membership shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.
Robert's Rules of Order shall govern proceedings.
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 the loss of the ability to vote or hold office.
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 radiation's from club member-
stations. The club shall also maintain a program to foster and guide public relations.
The club may elect to apply for a club call sign as provided by FCC rules Part 97.
Dissolution of The Club
Section 1. Termination of Operations
In the event that the Board of Director votes that the Club should be dissolved the motion for
dissolution must receive more than two thirds vote ofthe full membership to pass.
Section 2. Disposition of Assets
· The Board of Directors shall handle the disbursement of all assets of the club.
· No member or group of members shall receive benefit from the assets.
· All equipment will be sold and net proceeds donated to a non profit organization.
· All remaining cash will be donated to a non profit organization.
This constitution or 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 noticed by mail of the intent
to amend the constitution and/or By-Laws at said meeting.