THE BOSTON AMATEUR RADIO CLUB
BYLAWS

General Elections
A nominating committee shall be appointed by the President at the April General meeting. The nominating committee shall present the nominees at the May General meeting. The officers of the Club shall be elected at the June General meeting. All officers shall assume the duties of their offices on the first of the month following the election.
Signed, sealed absentee ballots enumerating specific candidates for office may be accepted anytime prior to the vote for that office. No proxy ballots shall be accepted.
 
Resignation of Officers
Resignation of an officer shall be effective when received in writing by another officer.
 
Removal of Officers
An officer of The Club may be removed from office only by a two thirds vote of the membership present at a Special Meeting called for that express purpose.
 
Meetings
Quorum
A quorum shall be necessary to conduct business at any meeting. For a General or Special meeting a quorum shall consist of a minimum of ten per cent of the membership including a minimum of two elected officers. For an Executive Committee meeting, a quorum shall consist of three officers and one committee member, or two officers and three committee members.
Executive Committee Meeting
The Executive Committee shall meet at such times and places as directed by the President. Club Officers and appointed members shall be eligible to vote.
General Meeting
A General Meeting shall be called monthly at a time and place as directed by the President. Said meeting should be scheduled at a time and place so as to reasonably allow the maximum number of members to attend. Said meeting shall conduct such business as the membership shall deem appropriate except where restricted by the Bylaws.
Special Meeting
A Special Meeting shall be called by a majority vote of the members present at a General meeting or an Executive Committee meeting and shall be held at a time and place directed by the President. A Special Meeting must be held no sooner than 10 days nor later than 30 days after the meeting at which the Special Meeting was called. Proper notice of said meeting must be given and shall consist of transmittal of the proposed action and the time and place of the meeting to the membership. The agenda of a Special meeting shall be restricted to the matter(s) for which it was called.
Membership
Regular Membership
A Regular member shall receive all benefits of membership.
Family Membership
Family membership in The Club shall be open to all persons living in the same household as a Regular Member. Family Members shall have the same rights and privileges as regular members, except that mailed announcements shall be addressed to only the designated member in that household.
 
Term of Membership
The term of membership shall run concurrent with the calendar year.
Application for Membership
Application for Membership shall be made on an approved form and accompanied by payment of Dues.
Member in Good Standing
A Member shall be considered to be in good standing if their dues are current or in arrears by not more than three calendar months after the start of the fiscal year.
Revocation of Membership
Membership may be revoked by The Club for cause, pursuant to a review by the Executive Committee and presentation to the membership at a General Meeting for a majority vote. The person whose membership is being considered for revocation has the right to be heard before an Executive Committee Meeting, and by the General Meeting that is considering the revocation.
Fiscal Matters Of The Club
Membership Dues
Dues shall be payable in an amount decided by a majority vote of an Executive Committee Meeting. Dues shall be payable at the beginning of a calendar year, or at such time as an application for membership is made.
Expenditure Authorizations
A General Meeting or Executive Committee Meeting may authorize the expenditure of any amount for any purpose. A Special Meeting may authorize the expenditure of any amount, but such expenditure(s) are restricted to the agenda of the meeting. An individual Officer may authorize the expenditure of up to $100 dollars.
Dissolution Of The Club
The Club may be dissolved only by a two-thirds vote of the membership present at a Special Meeting properly called. This Special Meeting shall also decide upon the distribution of The Club assets and instruct the officers in this matter.
 
Adoption Of Bylaws
These Bylaws shall be presented to a General Meeting. Upon approval by a majority of members present they shall be adopted and placed in force.
 
Amendment Of Bylaws
The Bylaws may be amended by a majority vote of the membership present at either a General Meeting or a Special Meeting properly called.

Amendments to the Bylaws of the Boston Amateur Radio Club
Passed by vote of the general meeting held January 20, 1993

A motion to amend the Bylaws to replace the current language:

Regular Membership:
As stated in the Bylaws.

Family Member:
As stated in the Bylaws.

with the following language:

All members shall be entitled to such privileges as are not prohibited by law, regulation or the rules of affiliated organizations.

Adult Member:
An Adult Member shall receive all benefits of membership.
 
Junior Member:
An individual who is under the age of eighteen shall join as a Junior Member. A Junior Member shall receive all benefits of membership.
 
Senior Member:
An individual who is sixty-five years of age or older may join as a Senior Member. A Senior Member shall receive all benefits of membership.
 
Family Member:
An individual who lives in the same household as an Adult, Junior or Senior Member(s) may join as a Family Member. A Family Member shall receive all benefits of membership except in the case of mailings, which shall be addressed to only the designated member in that household.

A Motion To Amend The Bylaws By Adding:

Parliamentary Authority

The parliamentary authority of The Club shall be the most recent edition of The Modern Edition of Robert's Rules of Order, published by Berkely Books. However, in any case where the Articles of Organization or the Bylaws of the Club differ from said authority those governing instruments shall prevail.

The officers of the Boston Amateur Radio Club hereby attest the passage of the Amendments to the Bylaws as voted by the General Meeting held January 20, 1993.


Amendments to the Bylaws of the Boston Amateur Radio Club
Passed by vote of the special meeting called prior to business meeting held June 6, 2002, as announced in the May 2002 SPARC

A motion to amend the Bylaws to replace the current language:

Change from: “A General Meeting shall be called monthly at a time and place as directed by the President”.

Change to: “A General Meeting will be called at least 10 months of each calendar year at a time and place as directed by the President”.

A motion to amend the Bylaws to replace the current language:

Change from: “Executive Committee Meeting”

Change to: “Business Meeting”

The officers of the Boston Amateur Radio Club hereby attest the passage of the Amendments to the Bylaws as voted by the General Meeting held June 6, 2002.