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Dixie Amateur Radio Klub

Constitution and By-Laws


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 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.

Membership: Article I

All persons interested in Amateur Radio communications shall be eligible for a class of membership as specified in the By-Laws.

Officers: Article II

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

                 currently paid membership.

 Duties of Officers: Article III



Sec. 1.      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 President.


Sec. 2.      The Vice-President shall assume all 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 

                activity 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 

               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.


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.

Amendments: Article VII


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



Dissolution: Article VIII


        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 dissolution.





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 the meeting.


4.      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  


5.      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 the

 Dixie Amateur Radio Klub