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 Saddleback Repeater Association, Incorporated Constitution

Saddleback Repeater Association, Incorporated, Constitution and Bylaws

Article I

Name

The name of the organizati on is Saddleback Repeater Association, Incorporated (here inafter re ferre d to as "SRA" ).

 

Article II

Purpose

The purpose of the organizat ion is to operate and maintain an open repeater in the two-meter amateur band. Where the term "Open Repeater" defines squelch or CTCSS operated receiver(s), provided that CTCSS frequencies are published and made readily available to amateurs. Squelch operated receiver(s) are preferred except when interference beyond SRA control forces deploy ment of CTCSS operation to ensure emissions are within FCC regulations

Article III

Membership

Sec. 1 Members must hold a valid amateur license of technician class or above.

Sec. 2 Types of membership

(a) Full member—currently up-to-date with dues payment. Has all voting anddiscussion privileges. Can hold office and serve on committees.

(b) Honorary—all rights and privileges of full member . Not required to pay dues.

Article IV

Officers

Sec. 1 The officers of the SRA shall be: President, Vice President, Secretary , Treasurer and Director .

Sec. 2 Officers shall be elected for a one-year term by ballot of the members present at the March meeting.

Sec. 3 Vacancies occurring between elections must be filled by special election at the first regular meeting following withdrawal or resignation.

Sec. 4 Officers may be removed by a three-fourths vote of the voting membership by mail ballot to the repeater licensee.

Article V

Duties of Officers

Sec. 1 The President shall preside at all meetings of the Saddleback Repeater Association and conduct the same according to the rules adopted. S/He shall enforce due observance of this Constitution and the Bylaws; decide all questions of order; sign all offici al documents that are adopted, and none other, and perform all other customary duties pertaining to the office of President.

Sec. 2 The Vice President shall assume all of the duties of the President in the absence of the latter . The Vice President is the ex officio head of all committees. The Vice President shall present the Secretary's and Treasurer's reports in their absence.

Sec. 3 The Secretary shall keep a record of the proceedings of all meetings, keep a roll of members, submit applications for membership, carry on all correspondence, read communications at each meeting, and send meeting notices via e-mail to each member and other interested parties.

Sec. 4 The Treasurer shall receive all monies paid to the SRA; s/he shall keep an accurate account of all monies received and expended. S/He shall pay no bills without proper authorization by the SRA or its officers constituting a business committee. At the end of each quarter s/he shall submit an itemized statement of disbursements and receipts. S/He shall at the expiration of her/his term turn over all items belonging to the SRA to her/his successor.

Article VI

Meetings

Meetings will be held quarterly in March, June, September and December. Special meetings may be called at the discretion of the President.

Article VII

Committees

Sec. 1 Technical Committee: Purpose is to repair and maintain the repeater. Chairman of the committee will be appointed by the President, and four other members will be appointed by the President with the approval of the Chairman and membership of the SRA.

Committee members will be honorary members of the SRA and will pay no dues.

Sec. 2 Other committees—will be formed as needed

Article VIII

Dues

The SRA, by majority vote of the dues paying 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 SRA. Nonpayment of such dues or assessments within three (3) months of due date shall be cause for suspension from the SRA unti l such dues are paid in full. A ll dues shall become payable on A pril 1 of each year .Only the members of the SRA who are current in their dues payment shall be able to make any motions or vote on any motions made at SRA meetings or participate actively in any decisions concerning any other SRA business .

Article IX

Amendments

This Constitution and/or the Bylaws may be amended by two-thirds vote of the total voting (i.e. dues paying) membership present. Proposals for amendments shall be submitted in writing at a regular meeting and shall be voted on at the next regular meeting provided all members have been notified by e-mail of the intent to amend the Constitution and/or Bylaws at said meeting. .

Article X

Disposition of Assets

 

If for any reason it shall become necessary to abandon the activities of the Saddleback Repeater Association, it shall be the duty of the officers, trustee and fiscal committee to call a meeting of all members who are in good standing. Those present at such meeting shall determine the most reasonable and expeditious means to bring an end to the SRA's existence and decide the disposition of the assets and equipment in whatsoever manner the parties present shall decide. A vote of a simple quorum of the members and officers present is suff icient to so act. If monies remain after the SRA is dissolved, said monies shall be used to clear any debts owed by the organizati on.Any monies remaining thereafter may be donated to any fund or charity the parties at saidlast meeting shall desire.Under no circumstances shall any individual affiliated with the SRA in any way , either as a member or as a past member, realize any financial gain from such remaining monies.

Bylaws

Dues

New members shall pay the amount of 1/12th of the annual assessment times the number of months remaining in the fiscal year (April-March).

Secretary

It shall be the duty of the Secretary to keep the current Constitution and Bylaws of the SRA and have the same with her/him at every meeting. S/He shall cause all amendments,changes and additions to be made thereto and shall permit the same to be consulted by members upon request.

Treasurer

The Treasurer shall make a financial report at each of the regular quarterly meetings or at any time upon request.

Membership

A member may be removed for non-payment of dues or by a two-thirds vote of members for just cause.

President              ________________________________________________________

Date                    ___________________________

Vice President     ________________________________________________________

Date                   ___________________________

Secretary           _________________________________________________________

Date                  ___________________________

Treasurer          __________________________________________________________

Date                 ___________________________

Director            __________________________________________________________

Date                 ___________________________

Member           __________________________________________________________

Date                 ___________________________