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 Announcement
Revised November 1987
 
CONSTITUTION
PREAMBLE
We, the undersigned, being desirous to secure for ourselves the pleasures and benefits of the association of persons commonly interested in Amateur Radio, by furthering better co-operation among its members, developing individual efficiency, furthering the interest of radio in the general community, do hereby constitute ourselves the Old Post Amateur Radio Society and do enact this Constitution as our governing law.

ARTICLE I
All provisions of the Constitution of the Old Post Amateur Radio Society following the Preamble of the Constitution are hereby repealed and the constitutional provisions and by laws enacted hereunder shall be the governing law of the Society.

ARTICLE II
MEMBERSHIP
Section 1. All persons interested in Amateur Radio shall be eligible for membership.
Section 2. The membership of the Society shall be subdivided into two classes; i.e., Voting and Participating Members.
Section 3. To be eligible for Voting membership, and applicant must maintain an Amateur's Operator's License in good standing. Voting members shall have the fullest possible powers authorized by the terms of this constitution and By-laws and regulations enacted by the Society.
Section 4. To be eligible for Participation membership, an applicant must demonstrate a genuine interest in Amateur Radio to the satisfaction of the society. Participating Members shall be endowed with full privileges of membership in the Society, PROVIDED HOWEVER, that no Participation Member shall be entitled to vote in the election of any officer, director, or other governing members of the Society.

ARTICLE III
OFFICERS
Section 1. The Officers of the Society shall be:
a. President
b. Vice-President
c. Secretary-Treasurer
Section 2. There shall be a board of directors, as here after provided in the Constitution.
Section 3. The officers of this Society shall be elected for a term of one year by ballot of the Voting members. The nomination will be held in November; elections in December; officers to take office in January.
Section 4. Officers may be removed on motion and second by two Voting members, at two consecutive meetings and a majority vote of the total membership at each meeting.

ARTICLE IV
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Section 1. A Board of Directors shall consist of five members and the President of the Society. There shall be four Voting Members plus the President. Two members shall be elected for a one-year term and two for a two-year term. There after, all members shall be elected for a two-year term.
Section 2. The Board of Directors shall have the power to enact by-laws and transact the Society business with the approval of a majority of the members.
Section 3. The provisions for election and removal of members of the Board of Directors shall be the same as for officers of the Society.

ARTICLE V
DUTIES OF OFFICERS
Section 1. The President shall preside at all meetings of the Society and conduct the same according to the rules adopted in this constitution and the bylaws associated here-with.
Section 2. The Vice-President shall assume all the duties of the President in the absence of the latter.
Section 3. The Secretary-Treasurer shall keep a record of the proceeding of all meetings, keep a roll of members, submit applications for membership, and all other such duties as may be specified in the by-laws. The Secretary Treasurer shall receive and receipt all monies paid to the Society. He shall keep an accurate account of all monies received and expended. He shall pay no bills without proper authorization, and at the end of each quarter he shall submit an itemized statement of disbursements and receipts.
Section 4. All officers shall, at the expiration of their terms, turn over all property belonging to the Society.

ARTICLE VI
ELECTION
Section 1. To be eligible for election to any elective office of the Society, the member must have been a member in good standing in the Society for at least four consecutive quarters prior to election.
Section 2. To be eligible for an appointive office of the Society, the member must have been a member in good standing for at least two consecutive quarters prior to appointment.

ARTICLE VII
VOTING
Section 1. At all meetings the majority of those present are a quorum.

ARTICLE VIII
DUES AND ASSESSMENTS
Section 1. The Society, by majority vote of those present at any regular meeting, may levy upon the general membership such dues and/or assessments as shall be deemed necessary for the business of the organization within the object as set forth in the Preamble of this Constitution, provided that no assessment in excess of one dollar shall be made without the approval of a majority of the members.
Section 2. When a member is in arrears two quarters in the payment of his dues, the Secretary shall remove his name from the list of Voting members.

ARTICLE IX
AMENDMENTS
Section 1. This Constitution may be amended by a two-thirds vote of the total membership.
Section 2. To amend the Constitution, the following procedure must be observed:
a: Proposals for amendment must be submitted at a regular meeting and read to the members at this time and the three following meetings.
b: At the two meetings following the meeting at which the amendment is proposed, there must be a three-fourths majority vote of the members present.
c: Voting on amendments and/or proposal of amendments shall be done only at the regular meetings.
d: Amendments of the by-laws are to be done in the same way as the Constitution, with the exception that the vote is to be taken only at the meeting following the introduction of the amendment.

BY-LAWS
PRESIDENT
Section 1. It shall be the duty of the President to enforce the observance of this Constitution and By-Laws, decide all questions of order, sign all official documents that are adopted by the Society, and perform all customary duties pertaining to the office of President.

SECRETARY-TREASURER
Section 2. It shall be the duty of the Secretary-Treasurer to carry on all correspondence, read communications at each meeting. He shall keep the Constitution and by-law's of the Old Post Amateur Radio Society and have the same present at every regular and special meeting. He shall cause all amendments, changes, and additions to be noted thereon and shall permit the same to be consulted by members upon request.

MEETINGS
Section 3. Regular meetings shall be held on the first Wednesday of each calendar month at such place as the President shall order.
In the event it is impossible to hold the meeting on the regular date, members shall be informed of the change as soon as possible.

DUES
Section 4. A regular yearly assessment of $15.00 per member or $20.00 per family membership is hereby assessed to provide funds for current expenses. The payments may be made quarterly if so desired.
Section 5. There shall be a student membership, the dues for any student being $10.00 for one year. The student must be attending a recognized institution of learning full time, to come within the qualifications of this provision.

COMMITTEES
Section 6. The President shall at any time he deems necessary, appoint committees for any reason he deems necessary. These committees shall serve at the discretion of the President.
Section 7. There should be a report of progress given at each regular meeting by the chairman concerning his group. Should the chairman for some reason find it impossible to attend the meeting, he shall delegate one member of the committee to render the report.


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