WCARC Constitution



We, the undersigned, wishing to secure for ourselves the pleasures and benefits of the association of persons commonly interested in amateur radio, do hereby constitute ourselves the Wood County Amateur Radio Club, and do enact this constitution as our governing law. It shall be our purpose to facilitate the exchange of information and general cooperation between members, to promote radio knowledge, and to so conduct Club programs and activities as to advance the general interest and welfare of amateur radio in the general community.

Article I - Membership
Article II - Officers
Article III - Duties Of Officers
Article IV - Meetings
Article V - Dues
Article VI - Membership Assistance
Article VII - Rules
Article VIII - Amendments


Section 1: All persons interested in amateur radio shall be eligible for membership by application and election upon such terms as the Club shall by its Bylaws provide.

Section 2: All persons joining the Club who are not Radio Amateurs shall become licensed within one year of membership in order to continue membership.



Section 1: The officers of this Club shall be: President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, a Board of Directors to be composed of the immediate past President plus one Board member for every twenty members or portion thereof on record as of the annual election meeting, and any other officers so desired by the Club. This group of officers shall be called the Executive Committee.

Section 2: 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 election meeting in December. The immediate past President shall be appointed to the Board of Directors for a term of one year. If for any reason, the past President cannot be appointed, the appointment shall be transferred to the past Vice-President, or past Secretary, or past Treasurer, in that order. If all are unavailable, the position shall be left vacant for the year.

Section 3: Vacancies occurring between elections must be filled by special ballot, at the first regular meeting at which the withdrawal or resignation is announced.

Section 4: Officers may be removed on motion by a three-fourths vote of the membership.



Section 1: The President shall preside at all meetings of this Club, and conduct the same according to the rules adopted; he shall enforce due observance of this Constitution and Bylaws, decide all questions of order, sign all official documents that are adopted by the Club, and none other, and perform all customary duties pertaining to the office of President.

Section 2: The Vice-President shall assume all the duties of the President in the absence of the latter.

Section 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 mail written notices to each member of every meeting of the Club, except when excused by action under the Bylaws. He shall at the expiration of his term turn over everything in his possession belonging to the Club to his successor.

Section 4: The Treasurer shall receive and receipt for all monies paid to the Club; he shall keep an accurate account of all monies received and expended. He shall pay no bills without proper authorization by the Club or its officers constituting a business committee. At the end of each quarter he shall submit an itemized statement of disbursements and receipts. He shall at the expiration of this term turn over everything in his possession belonging to the Club to his successor.

Section 5: The Board of Directors shall assist the President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer in planning Club activities and in carrying out other duties assigned by the general membership.



Section 1: The Bylaws shall provide for regular and special meetings. At meetings, the members present shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.



Section 1: The Wood County Amateur Radio 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 within its objectives as set forth in the preamble thereof. Non-payment of dues or assessments for a period of six months shall be cause for expulsion from the Club within the discretion of the membership.



Section 1: This Club shall enact appropriate rules to minimize interference in operation between stations of its members; it shall formulate adequate plans for disposition of any cases of interference to other radio services where reported as caused by any amateur station operation in the area of club jurisdiction. This 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 spurious radiations from Club members' stations. The Club shall also maintain a program to foster and guide public relations in those channels favorable to amateur work.



Section 1: Roberts' Rules (or Cushing's Manual) shall govern proceedings.



Section 1: This Constitution or the Bylaws may be amended by a two-thirds majority of the Club members at a meeting, provided all members have been notified by mail of the intent to amend the Constitution and/or the Bylaws at a specified meeting. Proposals for amendments shall be submitted in writing at a regular meeting and may not be voted on until the next regular meeting.