Preamble
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 DAVIE / COOPER CITY AMATEUR RADIO CLUB of Davie and Cooper City, Florida 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 so conduct club programs and activities as to advance the general interest and welfare of amateur radio in the community.
Article I
Membership
All persons interested in Amateur Radio communications shall be eligible for membership. Membership shall be by application and election upon such terms as the club shall provide in its By-Laws.
Members cannot be a criminal or fugitive from justice.
Membership may not be denied because of race, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, political affiliation, marital status or any other reason that would be biased or prejudicial.
Article II
Officers
Section 1. Offices
The officers of this club shall be President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Sergeant at Arms <https://www.google.com/search?q=sergeant%20at%20arms&start=0&spell=1>

Section 2. Election
The officers of this club shall be elected for a term of one year by ballot of the members present, provided there be a quorum, at the annual meeting.
Section 3. Term Limits
There will be no term limits for officers.
Section 4. Vacancies
Vacancies occurring between elections must be filled by special elections at the first regular meeting following the withdrawal or resignation.
Section 5. Eligibility
In order to hold an office an individual must be a member in good standing and hold a valid amateur radio license.
Section 6. Resignation
Any officer may resign his/her position in writing at which time all records and assets of the club will be turned over to the President or Vice President.
Section 7. Removal of Officers
Officers may be removed from office for cause, upon written petition, by a quorum of the membership, to the President or Vice President.
After investigation by non-involved officers, the petition will be presented to the membership at the next regular meeting of the club and voted on by the membership.
Removal of an officer requires a three-fourths vote of the full membership.
Article III
Duties of Officers
Section 1. President
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.
Section 2. Vice President
The Vice President shall assume all the 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 interest and activity as approved by the club.
Section 3. Secretary
The Secretary shall keep a record of the proceedings of all meetings, keep a roll of members, submit membership applications, carry on all correspondence, read communications at each meeting, and e-mail or telephone 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.
Section 4. Treasurer
The Treasurer shall receive and receipt for all monies paid to the club; keep an accurate account of all monies received and expended; pay no bills without proper authorization (by all officers). 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.
Section 4. Sergeant at Arms <https://www.google.com/search?q=sergeant%20at%20arms&start=0&spell=1>
The Sergeant at Arms <https://www.google.com/search?q=sergeant%20at%20arms&start=0&spell=1> will maintain order at club events. At operating events such as Field Day, the Sergeant at Arms <https://www.google.com/search?q=sergeant%20at%20arms&start=0&spell=1> shall ensure that the operators are not disturbed by spectators and that the equipment loaned for operating use is treated with respect.
Article IV
Meetings
The By-Laws shall provide for regular and special meetings. At meetings, a minimum of one-third of the membership shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. Robert’s Rules of Order shall govern proceedings.
Article V
Dues
The club, by majority vote of those 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. Non-payment of such dues or assessments shall be cause for expulsion from the club within the discretion of the membership.
Article VI
Club Callsign
The club may elect to apply for a club call sign as provided by FCC rules part 97.
The President shall assign trusteeship of the club call sign.
The trustee shall:
Be a member of the club in good standing.
Hold a valid Amateur Radio license.
Not had his/her Amateur Radio license revoked or sanctioned at any time.
Not be a criminal or fugitive from justice.
Article VII
Dissolution of the Club
Section 1. Termination of Operations
In the event that the Club Officers vote that the club should be dissolved the motion for dissolution must receive more than two-thirds vote of the full membership to pass.
Section 2. Disposition of Assets
The Club Officers shall handle the disbursement of all assets of the club.
No member or group of members shall receive benefit from the assets.
All equipment will be sold and net proceeds, along with all cash, will be donated to one or more non-profit organizations. The non-profit organization will be voted on by members present at the final meeting.
Article VIII
Amendments
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 regular meeting, provided all members have been noticed by e-mail or telephone of the intent to amend the Constitution and/or By-Laws at said meeting.
Amendment I
The club fiscal year shall run concurrent from January 1st through December 31st. (Ratified via membership vote, May 14, 2014.)
We, the undersigned Founding Members of the Davie / Cooper Amateur Radio Club, do hereby ratify this Constitution on the first day of May, two-thousand and ten.
Robert Frailing - AJ4SB
Randy Basso - KJ4POR
Kristine Frailing - KJ4POI
Ransom “Buz” Bowen - KJ4POO
Lee Chaykin - KJ4USO
Davie/Cooper City Amateur Radio Club
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Constitution (Scroll down for our By-Laws)
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 to the Constitution and shall permit it to be consulted by members, upon request.

2. Membership
Full membership is open to all licensed radio 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.
Family membership consists of a “Family Primary” member who is a full member who pays the dues of a Full member and has all the rights and privileges of a full member. A “Family Secondary” member pays one half (50%) of the primary dues and has all the rights and privileges of a full member.
Applications for membership shall be submitted at regular meetings.

3. Meetings
Regular meetings shall be held once during each calendar month in a previously announced and publicly accessible location. Special meetings may be called by the President upon written request of any club members. Notices shall be sent to members concerning special meetings and the business to be transacted. Only such business as designated shall be transacted during the special meeting. Such notices shall be sent so that they arrive not less than 24 hours before the meeting, either by e-mail or telephone.

4. Dues, Fees and assessments
Annual dues are $10.00 per member, and are hereby assessed in accordance with the provisions of Article V of the Constitution for the purpose of providing funds for expenses.
If a new member joins after the 6th month of the club’s fiscal year, the dues will be one half of the yearly membership fee to cover the last half of the year..
Membership dues are payable in January of each year.
Any member whose dues are not paid by February 28 will be considered inactive and removed from the membership roster. Inactive members have no voting privileges.
Early termination of membership will not constitute a refund of dues paid.

5. Elections
Officer elections will be held annually at the regular June meeting. Officers will assume their elected positions on the first day of July.
Voting will be done using paper ballots.
Immediately after voting, the ballots will be counted openly in front of the membership, by the club officers.
Any candidate may request a recount of the ballots.
In the case of an unopposed slate, the President may entertain a motion for the Secretary to cast a single ballot.

6. Committees
Committees may be established, from time to time, as issues arise.
Committee formation may be recommended by either the members of the club or by the officers.
The President will select committee members based on the members’ abilities, knowledge and skills.
When the original purpose of a committee has been satisfied the committee will be disbanded.
Members may serve on more than one committee at a time.
Participation on committees, if needed, is encouraged.
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