ARTICLE I – Introduction
undersigned, wishing to secure for ourselves the pleasures and benefits of the
association of persons having a common interest in Amateur Radio constitute
ourselves the Carolina DX Association, hereinafter called CDXA, enact this
constitution as our governing law. It
shall be our purpose to so conduct club programs and activities as to advance
the general interest, knowledge and welfare of amateur radio.
ARTICLE II – OFFICERS
Section 1. – Officers
officers of CDXA shall consist of a President, Vice-President,
Secretary-Treasurer, Newsletter Editor, Contest Manager, Packet Cluster
Manager, and W4 QSL Bureau Manager, all of whom comprise the Executive
Section 2. – Duties
President: The president shall be the Chairman of the
Executive Committee, shall preside at all meetings of the CDXA and shall
conduct such meetings in accordance with the rules and regulations adopted by
Vice President: The Vice President shall assume
all the duties of the President in the absence of the President.He shall also secure programs and make all
arrangements for the regularly scheduled meetings.
Secretary-Treasurer: The Secretary-Treasurer shall have the normal
clerical and record-keeping responsibilities and shall report the financial
condition of the CDXA to the Executive Committee as requested.
from the membership, appointed by the President, which will audit the financial
condition of the CDXA on an annual basis.
Newsletter Editor: The Newsletter Editor shall have
the responsibility of collecting news concerning DX and other related
information. This information shall be
published at least quarterly in the newsletter.
The executive Committee shall have editorial control of all contents.
Manager: The Contest Manager shall have
the responsibility of encouraging participation of members in radio
contesting. In addition, the Contest
Manager shall ensure proper credentials are presented to sponsoring
organizations as to the authenticity of club membership.
Packet Cluster Manager: The Packet Cluster
Manager shall have the responsibility of managing the CDXA packet cluster
Bureau Manager: The W4 QSL Bureau Manager
shall have the responsibility of managing the ARRL's fourth call area single
letter prefix incoming QSL card service.
Section 3. – Tenure
The term of
office for all officers of the CDXA shall be for one year commencing January 1.
Section 4. – Vacancies
in any office shall be filled immediately at a specially called election or at
the next regularly scheduled meeting following the vacancy.
Section 5. – Qualification
shall be full members of the CDXA in good standing and eighteen (18) years of
age or older.
Section 6. – Removal from Office
may be removed from office by majority vote of the members.
ARTICLE III –
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBERS
business and affairs of the CDXA shall be managed by the Executive Committee
which consists of the seven elected officers.
ARTICLE IV – MEETINGS
Section 1. – General
scheduled meetings shall be decided by the Executive Committee and published
thirty (30) days in advance to the membership.
Meetings shall be held nominally once each quarter throughout the
ARTICLE V – ELECTIONS
Section 1. – General
the CDXA shall consist of a President, Vice President, Secretary-Treasurer,
Newsletter Editor, Contest Manager, Packet Cluster Manager, and W4 QSL Bureau
Manager. These officers shall be elected
from the membership by simple majority vote.
Officers shall be elected for a period of one (1) year and any officer
may succeed himself.
Section 2. – Time
election shall be held during the last quarterly meeting of each calendar year.
Section 3. – Standing Rules
Rules of Order Revised will be used for parliamentary procedure.
ARTICLE VI –
may be amended by a majority vote of the membership.
to the Secretary-Treasurer prior to the next meeting and shall be voted on at
that meeting, provided all members have been notified of the intent to amend
the Bylaws at said meeting. Article VII
of these Bylaws is irrevocable and cannot be amended.
ARTICLE VII –
Section 1. – Dissolution
In case of
dissolution of CDXA, no member or group of members will receive any benefit
from the assets. All remaining assets
after all debts are clear shall be donated to a nonprofit organization which is
exempt for income tax purposes.
ARTICLE VIII –
Section 1. – Eligibility
the CDXA shall adhere to “The Amateur’s Code” as published from time to time in
The ARRL Handbook for Radio Amateurs.
Full membership shall consist of those valid
licensed amateur operators approved for membership by the Executive Committee,
having an interest in promoting amateur radio, and having paid the annual
membership dues. In the event that any
licensed amateur operator is denied membership by the Executive Committee, such
decision of the Executive Committee may be overruled at any regularly scheduled
meeting by a majority vote of members attending.
We, the Executive Committee, being in complete accord and
agreement with these Bylaws as set forth in this document, do attest by our
As amended, December 13, 2012
President _______________________________ Date ________
Vice-President ____________________________ Date ________
Secretary-Treasurer _________________________ Date ________
Newsletter Editor ___________________________ Date ________
Contest Manager ___________________________ Date ________
Packet Cluster Manager _______________________ Date ________
W4 QSL Bureau Manager ______________________ Date ________