By Laws

Capital Area Repeater Society

  1.  Secretary

    It shall be the duty of the secretary to keep the Constitution and By-Laws of the Society and have the same 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.
  2. Membership

    Full membership is open to all currently licensed Radio Amateurs.  Full membership includes all Society privileges as well as rights to vote and to hold Society office.

    Associate membership is open to all persons who are not currently licensed Radio Amateurs.  Associate membership includes all Society privileges except for the rights to vote and to hold a Society office.

    Application for Membership shall be in writing.

  3. Meetings

    The Society shall meet at least once annually. The annual meeting shall normally be held in October.

    Regular meetings shall be held at least quarterly. The annual meeting shall be considered a Regular meeting for this purpose.

    Special meetings may be called by the President upon the written request of any five Society members. Notices shall be sent to members concerning special meetings and the business to be transacted. Only such business as designated in the Notice shall be transacted.  Such notices shall be sent so that they arrive not less than 24 hours before the meeting.

    Between regular meetings, there may be a meeting of the executive Committee at which Society business will be discussed, organized and acted upon.  It shall be the responsibility of the Executive Committee to act prudently and in the best overall interest of the Society. A minimum of four Executive Committee members must be present at any meeting at which a vote is taken. The Executive Committee may obligate the Society to a financial expenditure of no more than $500.  Minutes of any Executive Committee meetings shall be provided to the membership on or before the next regular meeting.

  4. Dues Fees and Assessments

    The board of Directors shall propose to the members any dues or fees to be assessed to the members. The members shall vote on such proposed dues or fees.

    Annual Dues of $ 35   per member is hereby assessed in accordance with the provisions of Article V of the constitution for the purpose of providing funds for expenses.

    Membership dues are payable on or before September 1 of each year.

    Any member whose dues are not paid by September 30 will be considered inactive and removed from the membership roster. Inactive members have no voting privileges.

    Termination of membership either by resignation or expulsion will not constitute a refund of dues paid.

    The Society may accept donations

  5. Elections

    Election of Directors and Officers will be held annually at the annual meeting.

    Nominations for Directors and Officers will be made by members.

    Directors and Officers will assume their elected office on January 1 of the following year.

    Voting will be conducted using paper ballots.

    Immediately after voting the ballots will be counted openly in front of the membership.

    Any candidate may request a recount of the Ballots.

    In the case of an unopposed slate, the President may entertain a motion for Secretary to cast a single ballot.

7. Standing Committees

a.    Evecuitive Committee – This Committee shall consist of the five members of the
Board of Directors
b.    Technical Committee – Members shall be appointed by the President.
c.    From time to time, the President may appoint members to tempoary committees as

Adopted 8/26/2015
Signed Original is on file with the Secretary

(Webmaster note: Numbering here is as it is on the original documents, error is known and will be addressed by the Board of Directors)