Constitution and By-Laws
of the
Bucks - Lehigh UHF Repeater Association


Preamble: We, the undersigned, wishing to secure for ourselves the pleasures and benefits of the association of persons commonly interested in amateur radio, do hereby constitute ourselves the Bucks - Lehigh UHF Repeater Association and enact this Constitution as our governing law. It shall be our purpose to provide for our membership, reliable UHF repeater communications.

Article 1 - Membership

Section 1 - All persons sincerely interested in amateur UHF repeaters solely with a personal aim and without pecuniary interest shall be eligible for membership.

Article 2 - Officers

Section 1 - The officers of this Association shall be President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer.

Section 2 - The officers of this Association shall be elected for a term of one year by ballot of the members. The tenure of office for newly elected officers shall begin at the start of the calendar year.

Section 3 - Vacancies occurring between elections must be filled by special ballot at the time which the withdrawal or resignation is announced.

Section 4 - Officers may be removed from office on motion by a three-fourths vote of the total membership.

Article 3 - Executive Committee

Section 1 - The Executive Committee shall consist of the following members: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and the immediate Past President.

Section 2 - The Executive Committee shall be an advisory body and, in general, a planning body responsible for the coordination and administration of the Association. It shall meet at least twice annually at the direction of the President to consider the business of the Association, but its decisions shall be subject to the will of the Association by a simple majority vote.

Section 3 - The Executive Committee shall be empowered to pay normal monthly bills.

Article 4 - Duties of Officers

Section 1 - The president shall preside at all meetings of this Association, and conduct same according to the rules adopted. He shall enforce due observances of this Constitution and By-Laws; decide all questions of order; sign all official documents that are adopted by the Association, and none other, and perform all customary duties pertaining to the office of President, and have power to appoint and dismiss committees.

Section 2 - The Vice President shall assume all the duties of the President in the absence of the latter.

Section 3 - The Secretary shall keep a record of the proceedings of all the meetings, keep a roll of members, submit applications for membership, carry on all correspondence, read all communications at each meeting, except when excused by action under the By-Laws. He shall at the expiration of his term of office turn over everything in his possession belonging to the Association to his successor.

Section 4 - The Treasurer shall receive and receipt for all monies paid to the Association; he shall pay no bills without proper authorization by the Association or its Executive committee. Semi-annually he shall submit an itemized statement of disbursements and receipts. He shall at the expiration of his term of office after audit by two Association members, turn over everything in his possession belonging to the Association to his successor.

Article 5 - Meetings

Section 1 - The By-Laws shall provide for regular and special meetings. At the meetings, 25% of the membership shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business except where a percentage vote of the total membership is required as noted elsewhere in the Constitution and By-Laws .

Article 6 - Dues

Section 1 - The Bucks - Lehigh UHF Repeater Association shall be empowered to levy upon the general membership dues as provided in the By-Laws for the business of the organization within its object as set forth in the preamble thereof.

Section 2 - Non-payment of such dues after written notice thereof subject to thirty days grace shall be cause for expulsion, unless such expulsion be excepted by a majority of membership present.

Article 7 - Membership Assistance

Section 1 - The Association through designated members or committees will provide technical assistance to members concerning equipment design and operation, to assist in frequency observance, clean signals, uniform practice and absence of spurious radiations from Association Repeater and member stations. The Association shall also maintain a program to foster and guide public relations in those channels favorable to amateur work.

Article 8 - Amendments

Section 1 - This Constitution or the By-Laws may be amended by a two-thirds majority of the Association members at a meeting, provided all members have been notified by mail of the intent to amend the Constitution and/or By-Laws at a specified meeting. Proposals for amendments shall be submitted in writing at a regular meeting and may not be voted on until the next regular meeting.

Article 9 - Rules

Section 1 - Robert's Rules of Order shall govern proceedings.

# 2 BY - LAWS

Section 1 - Secretary: It shall be the duty of the Secretary to keep the Constitution and By-Laws of the Bucks-Lehigh UHF Repeater Association and have same with him at every regular meeting. He shall cause all amendments, changes and additions to be noted thereon and shall permit same to be consulted by members upon request. He shall provide each new member with a copy of the Constitution and By-Laws.

Section 2 - Membership: Applications for membership shall be submitted at a regular meeting in writing and each application must express the willingness of the applicant to abide by the Constitution and By-Laws and such rules as shall from time to time be promulgated by the Association. Applications shall be submitted with a sponsoring signature of a member in good standing to the secretary for processing and presentation to the membership for voting at the next regularly scheduled meeting. Two-thirds of the members shall provide the applicants approval before he shall be considered elected to membership. Expulsion for reasons other than delinquency in dues may be accomplished by the direct recommendation of the Executive Committee and a two thirds vote of the total membership. Section 3 - Meetings: Regular meetings shall be held semi-annually as the President shall order. Special meetings may be called by the President. Notices shall be sent to all members informing them of the special meetings and the business to be transacted. Such notices shall be sent so that in the ordinary postal delivery they shall arrive at least twenty-four hours before the time therein set for the meeting. Only such business as is designated in the said notice shall be transacted at such special meetings.

Section 4 - Dues: The annual expenses of the Bucks - Lehigh UHF Repeater Association shall be equally divided for payment by its members, payable as expenses are incurred, in accordance with the provisions of Article 6 of the Constitution. The Treasurer shall forward written notice to all members delinquent as of thirty days.

Section 5 - Committees: The President shall appoint the following committees: 1 - Interference; 2 - Publicity; 3 - Technical Assistance; 4 - Special Committee as required.

Section 6 - Nominations: At the second annual meeting, the President shall open nominations for the succeeding year in the following order; President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer. Offices will be acted upon separately and closed before proceeding to the next. Nominations shall then be closed and vote taken in order of each office.

On this Twenty-Eighth Day of the Month of November in the year of our Lord One Thousand Nine Hundred and Seventy-Four, the Charter members have here unto set their hands and seal.

            Trustee:   Norman H. Drechsel - WA3KEY
            Trustee:   Stephen A. Leibe - WA3RXP

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