Dixie Amateur Radio Klub
Constitution and By-Laws
undersigned, wishing to secure for ourselves the pleasures and benefits of an association of persons, commonly interested
in Amateur Radio, constitute ourselves the Dixie Amateur Radio Klub 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.
All persons interested in Amateur Radio communications shall
be eligible for a class of membership as specified in the By-Laws.
Sec. 1. The officers of this club shall be President, Vice
- President, Secretary and Treasurer.
Sec. 2. Vacancies
occurring between elections must be filled by special elections at the
first regular Meeting following the withdrawal or resignation.
Sec. 3. Officers
may be removed by three-fourths vote of the
Duties of Officers:
Sec. 1. The president shall
preside at all meetings, and
them according to the rules adopted. He/she
enforce due observance of this Constitution
decide all questions of order; sign all
official documents adopted by the club, and perform
other duties pertaining to the office of President.
Sec. 2. The Vice-President
shall assume all duties of the
in his/her absence. In addition, he/she
shall organize club activities, plan and recommend
contests for operating benefits, and advance club
as approved by the club. He/She shall
maintain close liaison with the ARRL Section
Emergency Coordinator to further club participation
in the Amateur Radio Emergency Service.
Sec. 3. The Secretary shall keep a record
of the proceedings,
keep a roll of members, submit membership
on all correspondence, read
communications at each
meeting, and mail written
to each member. At the expiration of
his/her term he/she
shall turn over all Items belonging
to the club to his/her
Sec. 4. The Treasurer shall receive a receipt for all monies
paid by 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.
Meetings: Article IV
The By-Laws Shall provide for regular and special meetings. A minimum of one-third of the current paid membership shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.
Dues: Article V
The club, by majority vote of those currently paid
members 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. None-payment of such dues or assessments shall be cause for expulsion from the club
within the discretion of the membership.
Membership Assistance; article VI
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 radiations from club member-stations. The
club shall also maintain a program to foster and guide public relations.
This constitution or By-Laws may be
amended by 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. Robert's Rules shall govern proceedings
Distribution of Club Assets Due to Dissolution:
In the event of dissolution
of the Dixie Amateur Radio Klub. The Trustees and Officers of the DARKlub must jointly approve any action to make club
assets available to the membership through a sealed bid or an offer of sale for all assets to an individual or another club.
All moneys received from the transaction will then be distributed equally among the members in good standing at the time of
1. Secretary. It shall be the duty of the Secretary to keep the Constitution and By-Laws of the club 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 licensed amateurs. Associate membership is open to those actively engaged in a class leading to
an Amateur Radio License and all other interested persons. Full membership includes all club privileges as well as
rights to hold a club office and to vote for club officers. Associate membership includes all club privileges except for the right to hold office and vote for club officers. Applications for membership shall be submitted
at regular meetings. Full membership requires that yearly dues are paid or a
member who holds a honorary status in the DARKlub. Honorary status requires a vote from
2/3 of the membership body. To regain full membership it also requires members to attend at least 6 meetings a year.
3. Meetings. Regular meetings shall be held on the 3rd Monday of each calendar
month at 7:00pm. The meeting place may vary, but ample notice will be sent out.
Special meetings may be called by the president upon the written request of any five
members. Notices shall be sent so that they arrive not less the 24 hours before
Dues. A regular yearly assessment of $ 15.00 per
member prorated for new members that join during the year. Couples will pay $25.00 for dues. These assessments are in accordance with the provisions of Article
V of the
Constitution for the purpose
of providing funds for
The term of officers shall
be from January 1 to December 31st of the current calendar year.
This document adopted on (04/16/2007) By a unanimous vote by the Members of
Amateur Radio Klub