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CONSTITUTION BYLAWS

 

Sec. 1 - NEW MEMBERSHIP: All applications for new Regular Member- ship shall be made on an official membership application form. These applications, accompanied by payment of annual dues, shall be submitted to the Secretary.

Subsec. A - Names of applicants must first be published in the Club bulletin. Following said publication, applicants must be formally introduced, in person, at a business meeting, by an official of the Club. Membership will be automatically conferred 25 days after the formal introduction of an applicant unless an objection is sustained by the Executive Committee.

Subsec. B - An objection to an applicant for membership must be submitted, in writing, to the Secretary within 7 days following the formal introduction of the applicant. The Secretary shall refer any objection to the President for final action by the Executive Committee. In the event that the application is not approved by the Executive Committee, the dues shall be returned to the applicant.

Sec. 2 - REINSTATEMENT: Members dropped for nonpayment of dues may be automatically reinstated within one year upon payment of all delinquent and current dues.

Sec. 3 - ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP: Instructors may submit applications to the Executive Committee for Associate Membership status on behalf of persons attending training classes sponsored by the Club if such trainees are interested in attending meetings. Others who also might be interested in receiving news of Club activities via the bulletins may be given Associate Membership status by the Executive Committee. Such persons may include, for example, the Director and Vice Director of the ARRL Division, the ARRL Section Communications Manager, the New Providence Recreation Commission Executive, etc.

Sec. 4 - MEETINGS: Regular business meetings normally shall be held on the second Monday of each calendar month (except during the months of July, August, and December) at such place as the President shall order. Special business meetings may be called by the President. Notices shall be mailed to all members informing them of the special meeting(s) and the business to be transacted. Such notices shall be posted at least 72 hours before the time set for the meeting. The Annual meeting shall be held in November.

Sec. 5 - DUES: Annual dues for Regular Members, established in accordance with Article VI, Sections 1 and 2 of the Constitution, are due each year on January 1st. For individuals applying during the calendar year the following rules apply: 1) Prior to September, applicants will pay full annual dues for the current year; 2) Dues paid during or after September will cover the remainder of the current year and all of the following year.

Sec. 6 - EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE: The Executive Committee shall function as provided in Article IV of the Constitution.

Sec. 7 - OTHER COMMITTEES: The President shall appoint committee heads and specify the responsibilities of standing committees. There will be standing committees for Education, Publicity, and Club Bulletin, and Radio Frequency Interference (RFI). The President may appoint such other committees as are appropriate. All committees shall serve for the term of the President who appointed them.

Sec. 8 - FIELD DAY: The Club will normally participate in the annual ARRL Field Day activity. The prime direction for this activity will fall under the duties of the Activities Manager who may elect to appoint a Field Day coordinator. Club participation in Field Day may be canceled in the event of extraordinary circumstances by the concurrence of the Activities Manager and the President, or their designated representatives.

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