We, the undersigned, wishing to secure for ourselves the pleasures and benefits of the association of persons commonly interested in Amateur Radio, hereby form a non-profit organization and enact this Constitution as our governing law.
The name of the organization shall be the "Watertown Amateur Radio Club, UA".
The period of existence for the organization shall be perpetual.
The purposes of the organization shall be to promote interest in Amateur Radio, to promote the knowledge of radio technology, to assist the government and public in communications in times of emergency, to provide other public service from time to time, and to carry on any other activities of a nature which are compatible with and will enhance the purposes set forth above.
The location of the organization's principal office shall be the residence address of the Secretary of the organization, until such time as the organization acquires its own facility.
SECTION 1. The organization at all times shall be composed of no less than five Members. The maximum number of Members shall be unlimited.
SECTION 2. All persons interested in Amateur Radio, solely with a personal aim and without pecuniary interest, shall be eligible to be a Member.
SECTION 3. Membership shall be by application and election upon such terms as shall be provided in the By-Laws of the organization.
This organization shall be governed in accordance with By-Laws adopted by the Members of the organization at their initial meeting, and as those By-Laws are amended from time to time by the Members. Said By-Laws shall provide for Officers who will manage the organization. In addition, the By-Laws shall set forth all of the rights and duties of Members and Officers, the financial procedures for the organization, and any requirements regarding meetings, books, records, etc., as may be appropriate in the conduct of the affairs of the organization. In the event that any provision of the By-Laws shall conflict with any provision of this Constitution, the provision of this Constitution shall control.
This Constitution may be amended at any meeting by a two-thirds vote of all Members entitled to vote. The intention to adopt any such amendments at a meeting must be disclosed in writing in advance to all Members in accordance with the notice provisions set forth in the By-Laws.
Executed by the undersigned initial Members this 17th day of June, 1982.
(Note: The original document has signatures of the initial Members.)
The only amendment since June 17, 1982 was to add the designation "UA" to
the name of the Club in the Constitution title and in Article I.
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