THE BOSTON AMATEUR RADIO CLUB ARTICLES OF ORGANIZATION
This organization shall be known as the Boston Amateur Radio Club.
(Hereinafter referred to as "The Club.")
The Club was previously known as the American Red Cross Amateur
The Club is a non-commercial association of persons interested in
Amateur Radio, organized for the promotion of interest in Amateur
Radio communication and experimentation and education, for the
establishment of emergency communications in the event of disasters
or other emergencies, for the advancement of the radio art
and the public welfare, for the representation of the radio
amateur in legislative matters, and for the maintenance of collegiality
and a high standard of conduct.
The Club is a non-profit organization. No profit or gain shall
inure to any individual.
The Club shall be open to all persons interested in Amateur Radio
without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender,
handicap or sexual preference.
The Fiscal year shall be the Calendar year.
In the event of the dissolution of The Club, the assets shall be
donated by the officers of The Club to one or more non-profit
organizations in such manner as defined in the bylaws.
The Officers of The Club shall be a President, Vice-President,
Secretary, and Treasurer.
Term of Office
The officers shall be elected to and serve terms of one year.
Eligibility for Office
All members in good standing shall be eligible to hold any of the
offices, except that no individual shall hold more than one
elected office at any one time. Further, all officers shall be
licensed Amateur Radio operators.
Duties of The Officers
The President shall have general supervision of the affairs of
the Club, shall be the authorized signatory of all contracts and
legal documents executed by The Club or shall assign another
member to sign specific contracts or documents, except as indicated
by a specific provision of the Bylaws, shall make reports
to the members of The Club, and perform all such duties as are
incident to the President's office or are properly required of
the President by the Bylaws. In addition, the President shall
appoint all standing and special committees, serving as ex-officio
member of each.
The Vice-President shall perform such duties as are incidental to
the office. The Vice-President shall assume all duties of the
President in the absence, incapacity or at the request of the
President, and shall succeed the President in said office should
the office be vacant.
The Secretary shall perform all recording duties as required for
the operation of The Club, have charge of The Club minutes, sign
all such instruments as require the Secretary's signature, and
shall make such reports and perform such duties as are incidental
to the office. The Secretary shall have responsibility for
minutes of all General, Executive Committee, and Special Meetings
of The Club. The Secretary shall maintain custody of all Club
Records, be responsible for assuring that notices for all Meetings
or other designated events are issued, and perform such
corresponding duties as are required for the operation of The
Club. The Secretary shall keep a complete record of The Club's
The Treasurer shall have custody of all funds and securities of
The Club and deposit same in the name of The Club in such financial
institutions as appropriate. The Treasurer shall sign all
checks, and shall sign all other instruments as require the
Treasurer's signature, and shall make such reports and perform
such other duties as are incident to the office. The Treasurer
shall be responsible for the collecting of dues and all other
monies due The Club. The Treasurer shall make no distribution of
funds without proper authorization by The Club. The Treasurer
shall keep a complete record of The Club's financial condition
and accounting of all Club money. An Annual Report shall be
submitted to the members. An audit of the Treasurer's accounts
may be made at any time by an audit committee appointed by the
President. Such committee shall consist of the Vice-President
and two members.
Filling of Vacancies
Vacancy of an office shall be filled by a majority vote of the
membership present at the next General meeting. The Officer so
elected shall serve the unexpired term of the vacant office.
Vacating Of Office
When any officer shall vacate their office for any reason, they
shall immediately turn over all items in their possession that
belong to The Club to their successor or another officer if no
successor is currently available.
The Executive Committee shall include the elected Officers and
all members appointed to the Committee by the President.
The Club may adopt such Bylaws as are necessary or suitable.
Adoption Of Articles
These Articles shall be presented to a General Meeting for adoption.
Upon approval by a majority of the members present they
shall be considered adopted and placed in force. These Articles
supersede any prior Articles, Constitution and bylaws previously
established. The officers shall affix their signatures to this
document pursuant to the vote of the General Meeting.
Amendment Of Articles
The Articles may be amended by a two-thirds vote of the members
present at a Special Meeting called for such purpose.