ARTICLE I — NAME
This organization shall be known as the North Augusta Belvedere Radio Club, Inc.
ARTICLE II — PURPOSE
The purpose of this organization shall be to promote interest in Amateur communications and experimentation; to provide emergency communication when needed; to assist others in qualifying for Amateur license privileges; and to disseminate information pertaining to all aspects of Amateur radio.
ARTICLE III — DUTIES OF MEMBERS
It shall be the duty of all members to contribute to and to participate in Club activities; to serve on committees when appointed; to be prompt in any obligations to the Club; and to further the purposes of the club.
ARTICLE IV — MEMBERSHIP
Section I: Any American citizen of good character who has a genuine interest in furthering the purposes of this organization shall be eligible for membership. There shall be two classes of membership. A full membership with voting and office holding (if elected) privileges and an associate membership without voting and office-holding privileges. Only licensed Amateurs shall be eligible for full membership. At no time shall the associate membership exceed 49% of the full membership.
Section II: Application for membership shall be made during any official meeting. Applications will be presented to the membership and will be voted upon at a subsequent meeting when directed by the President. An affirmative vote of at least two-thirds of the voting members present shall be required for membership.
Section III: All full members shall be required to be members of the ARRL (American Radio Relay League).
Section IV: Any member may be expelled from the Club for violation of the Club rules on two-thirds vote of membership present at a regular meeting after having been duly notified in writing of the offense.
Section V: All members shall receive and be required to read a copy of these Articles.
ARTICLE V — OFFICERS AND ELECTIONS
Section I: Only full members shall be eligible to hold elected Club office.
Section II: The elected officers of the Club shall be a President, a Secretary and a Treasurer. They shall be elected in November of each year.
Section III: The current President will designate a nominating committee, which will present a slate for each elective office for the next year. Additional nominations may be made from the floor under rules of parliamentary procedure.
Section IV: The members will be polled and only the names of whose who express a willingness to serve as an officer of the Club will be on the nominating list.
Section V: The term of elective office shall begin at the first meeting of the year and shall terminate at the first meeting of the following year.
Section VI: In the event of resignation, the President shall have the power to appoint a new officer for the remainder of the unexpired term. In the event the President resigns, the Secretary becomes President-Pro-Tempore and serves in this capacity for the remainder of the unexpired term.
Section VII: All or any of the officers may be removed from office by a petition signed by two-thirds of the full members of the Club.
ARTICLE VI — DUTIES OF OFFICERS
Section I: The President shall preside at all meetings of the organization and shall conduct the affairs of the Club in an orderly manner. The President shall have the power to appoint and dissolve all committees: to authorize expenditure of Club funds: to call special meetings: and to interpret and enforce these Articles.
Section II: The Secretary shall assume the duties of the President in his absence or his inability to act. The Secretary shall maintain an official Club roster: shall record the proceedings of all meetings; and shall handle normal Club correspondence. He shall give a verbal report of the previous meeting’s minutes at each official meeting.
Section III: The Treasurer shall collect, record and dispense all Club funds and property. He shall give a verbal report of the condition of the Club funds at each official meeting and shall issue a financial statement at the end of his term of office.
ARTICLE VII — MEETINGS
Section I: Meetings shall be presided over by an elected officer and six members shall constitute a quorum. Motions shall carry on a majority vote of the full members present except as specified in Articles IV, VII and IX.
Section II: Members in default of obligations to the Club of three months or more shall automatically be suspended and so notified by the Secretary. Membership may be reinstated upon payment of the obligation in full, plus a penalty charge of $0.50. The past dues obligation shall not exceed a maximum one year’s dues.
Section III: Special assessments shall be levied only after written approval by a two-thirds majority of the full members. Special assessments shall not apply to associate members.
ARTICLE IX — AMENDMENTS OF BY-LAWS
Proposals for amendments of changes of the Articles may be submitted during any official meting. The proposal will be accompanied by a written statement of the proposed changes, along with one additional copy for each full member of the Club. The proposal will be adopted only after approval of at least a two-thirds majority of the voting members present when the proposal is voted on. There will be at least a one-month delay between proposal and voting. All members must be notified in advance of the vote, either by attendance at a prior meeting, phone, or written notice.
Article X, Order of Business was eliminated from the By-Laws on 2/11/80 in accordance with the procedures of Article IX.
Article VIII — DUES, was revised on 11/10/86 to raise dues from $3.00 for full members to $15.00 for full members and $18.00 per year for family due to requirement for liability insurance.