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CONSTITUTION
of the
Lawton Fort Sill Amateur Radio Club


ARTICLE I
NAME:
Section I. The name of this organization shall be The Lawton Fort Sill, Amateur Radio Club. The acronym will be LFSARC. This organization was incorporated in the state of Oklahoma on the 4th day of March 1958.

ARTICLE II

PURPOSE:
Section I. Lawton-Fort Sill Amateur Radio Club is organized exclusively for Charitable, Educational, and Scientific purposes, including, for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under section 501 (C) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code.

Section II. To provide the education necessary to pass the Federal Communications Commissions exam and obtain amateur radio license. To promote the proper use of amateur radio and to further the interest and development of amateur radio communications.

Section III. To assist area Civil Defense, Red Cross and other disaster relief agencies and law enforcement agencies in communications during emergencies, to provide communications for any other community service or charitable organization needing such service.

ARTICLE III

MEMBERS:
Section I. Members of this organization must hold a valid Amateur Radio Operators license of any class and in addition, meet the requirements specified in ARTICLE II of the bylaws.

Section II. Associate members of this organization must hold a valid Amateur Radio Operators license of any class, unless exempted by the Executive Board, and in addition, meet the requirements specified in ARTICLE II of the bylaws.

Section III. Only members of this organization will vote in any LFSARC business meeting or election. Payment of dues is a condition of membership. Life Members are considered paid by the LFSARC Club.

ARTICLE IV


OFFICERS:
Section I. The elected officers of this organization shall consist of a President, Vice-President and Secretary-Treasurer. These officers shall serve for a term of one year or until their successors are elected and duly qualified.

Section II. The officers of this organization shall be elected at the June business meeting by secret ballot. Election shall be by a majority vote of the votes cast. The newly elected officers will take office at the first business meeting in July.

Section III. It shall be the duty of the President to preside at all meetings and to perform the duties pertaining to the Office of President of this organization.

Section IV. It shall be the duty of the Vice-President to preside in the absence of the President and to succeed him if for any reason the office should become vacant.

Section V. It shall be the duty of the Secretary-Treasurer to record minutes of all meetings, to carry on the correspondence necessary to transact the business of the organization and to maintain the financial records of LFSARC as well as being responsible for the receipts and disbursements of such funds as may be the property of the organization.

ARTICLE V

EXECUTIVE BOARD:
Section I. This organization shall have a six member Executive Board with the authority to act for the membership, by a majority agreement of the Board, in the absence of a meeting of the membership and will be responsible to the membership for all action taken. The Board shall consist of the President (Chairman), Vice-President, Secretary-Treasurer, W5KS Trustee, and the immediate past two Presidents.

Section II. The five voting members of the Executive Board shall consist of the President (Chairman), Vice-President, Secretary-Treasurer and the immediate past two Presidents. The President may provide a standing invitation to the Chairman of the Technical Committee, and Chairman of the Emergency Committee to participate in Board meetings as non-voting members.

Section III. The Executive Board is responsible to represent LFSARC in any and all negotiations concerning physical facilities, policies and activities when persons or organizations external to LFSARC are involved. This authority may be delegated at the discretion of the Executive Board.

ARTICLE VI

DIRECTORS AND TRUSTEES:
Section I. This organization shall maintain three Directors and three Trustees. The three Directors will be the current standing elected officers.

Section II. The first Trustee shall be the W5KS Trustee, IAW Federal Communications Commissions regulation, Part 97, and will serve at the pleasure of the President.

Section III. The second and third Trustee will be the previous two Presidents of the LFSARC.

ARTICLE VII

ELECTIONS:
Section I. The President will appoint a nomination committee at the April business meeting to present a slate of candidates to the membership at the May meeting.

Section II. Additional candidates may be nominated from the floor during the May business meeting.

Section III. There must be a minimum of two members nominated for each office.

Section IV. If any candidate nominated for election has withdrawn and if this results in there being less than two candidates for any office, nominations may be made from the floor at the June business meeting, provided that those so nominated are present and accept the nomination.

Section V. No person will be elected to an office of this organization unless he is a member and has accepted the nomination for that office.

Section VI. The candidate for each office receiving the most votes from the members present at the June business meeting shall be elected.

Section VII. The President shall call a special election to fill and elected vacancy on the Executive Board, in the event of an elected member of the Executive Board is unable to serve his/her full term. The Executive Board, by majority vote, must present a slate of candidates willing to accept election to the vacation position before the election. Nominations from the floor may be made prior to the election provided the candidates are present and willing to accept the position, if elected. The term of office of such elected members of the Executive Board shall be the unexpired term of the Officer unable to serve his full term of office.

Section VIII. Eligibility for voting in the regular June election shall be limited to those persons who satisfy the requirements of membership by the regular May business meeting.

ARTICLE VIII
COMMITTEES:
Section I. The President shall appoint such committees as he deems necessary for the proper functioning of the organization and the fulfilling of its purposes. All committees will be automatically abolished at the end of the President's term of office.

Section II. The Technical Committee Chairman will be appointed by the President to manage all of LFSARC's repeaters and physical properties. As Chairman of the Technical Committee it will be his responsibility to designate committee members and to maintain proper and reliable repeater operations according to Federal Communications Commissions rules and regulations and the policies of LFSARC. He will also be responsible for all technical planning and coordination with the Emergency Committee Chairman to assure, to the best of his ability and LFSARC's resources, the capability of LFSARC to provide regular and emergency communications.

Section III. The Emergency Committee Chairman will be appointed by the President, supervise and coordinate all emergency and public service activities of LFSARC. He will also be responsible, to the best of his ability, for the planning and training of LFSARC members so they may respond to any emergency situation and perform in an efficient and professional manner.

ARTICLE IX
QUORUM:
Section I. A quorum of fifty-one percent of the membership, excluding associate members, must be present to transact the business of the organization. In lieu of a quorum, business requiring immediate attention may be transacted by a two-thirds vote of the members present, providing a majority of the Executive Board members are present.

ARTICLE X

AMENDMENTS:
Section I. This constitution may be amended by a two-thirds vote at a regular business meeting, providing that no amendment shall be called up for action unless the membership has been notified in writing, not less than thirty days in advance of the proposed changes; thus giving members ample time to give the amendment consideration.

Section II. The bylaws of LFSARC may be amended at any regular business meeting, without prior notice by a majority vote.

ARTICLE XI
DISSOLUTION OF THE ORGANIZATION:
Section I. In the event of dissolution of the organization, after the payment or satisfaction of all the debts of the organization, the remaining assets and funds of the organization shall be distributed, transferred, conveyed, delivered and paid over to the State of Oklahoma, as agents or agent only, for distribution within a reasonable time to another communication, patriotic, charitable, or educational corporation which meets the requirements and is qualified under Section 501 (C) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 as amended.

OFFICIAL:
DATE Sept 2, 1992
DIRECTORS
Cebram Mayse
Bob Sims
Clarissa Morford
TRUSTEES
Claude R. Matchette
Bob Morford

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