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Constitution, Incorporation, and Bylaws 1976

First known bylaws of DCARC

The DeKalb County Amateur Radio Club, Inc.
Certificate of Incorporation
We the undersigned desire to become a body corporate under the Alabama non-profit Corporation Act 1955 for the purposes hereinafter stated, and for such purposes, we hereby make, execute and adopt the following certificate of incorporation and attach a schedule of the by-laws and constitution of the organization.

Article 1
The Name of this organization shall be: The DeKalb County Amateur Radio Club, Incorporated.

Article 2
The duration of this organization shall be perpetual.

Article 3
   The object of this organization shall be to develop, maintain and operate electronic equipment remotely for the purpose of general Amateur Radio procedure.    It shall be our further object and purpose to forward the development of emergency procedures so that we may better handle emergency conditions which require the use of receivers and transmitters.    We will directly cooperate with national or local civil authorities for the purpose of handling traffic into and out of disaster areas.    It shall be our further object and purpose to forward the development of such aid by the acquisition of better, more reliable electronic equipment, buildings, property and other equipment to be used for the above purposes.
   This organization shall always operate with the approval of and licensed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

Article 4
   The officers of the corporation shall be a President, a Vice-President, a Secretary-Treasurer, and a 4-person Technical Advisory Board.    Officers shall be required to hold a valid Amateur Radio license issued by the FCC.

Article 5
   Officers shall be elected by ballot of membership at the annual meeting during the month of September each year at a time and place to be announced no later than 30 days prior to the annual meeting.
     Vacancies occurring between elections must be filled by special ballot at the first meeting following the announcement of withdrawal or resignation.
   Officers may be removed from office by a two-thirds ballot of the voting membership.    Five voting members shall constitute a quorum at any meeting.

Article 6
   Duties of officers shall be as follows:    The President shall preside at all meetings of this Corporation and conduct the same according to the rules adopted.    He shall enforce due observance of this constitution and by-laws, decide all questions of order, sign all official documents that are adopted by the Corporation and perform all customary duties pertaining to the office.
   The Vice-President shall assume all the duties of the President in the absence of the President.
   The Secretary-Treasurer shall keep the constitution and by-laws of this Corporation and have the same with him at every regular or called meeting.    He shall cause all amendments, changes and additions to be noted thereupon and shall permit the same to be consulted upon request.    He shall receive and receipt all monies paid to the Corporation and keep an accurate account of all monies received and expended.    At each meeting, he shall submit a statement of receipts and disbursements.
   The Technical Advisory Board shall study reports issued by the FCC; other groups; trade manuals and other documents concerning FM repeater operation and improvements.    The members of the board shall keep abreast of the latest equipment and any used equipment available and shall report to the membership any findings deemed useful.    By a majority vote of its members, the Board shall have the authority to make any decisions concerning the operation of the repeater and its associated equipment.

Article 7
   Monthly general membership meetings shall be held each fourth Tuesday at such time and place as the President shall order.    The annual membership meeting shall be held in September at such time and place as the President shall order.    Special meetings may be called by the President upon the request of five members of the Corporation.    Forty-eight hours notice shall be given all members, notifying them of any special meeting and the nature of the business to be transacted.

Article 8
   Each voting member of the organization shall be required to hold a valid Amateur Radio license issued by the FCC.    Associate members shall not be required to hold an Amateur Radio license and shall not be permitted to vote in matters pertaining to the Corporation.

Article 9
   Individual members, officers, groups of members and groups of officers of this organization shall be limited in personal liability for the debts of the Corporation to one dollar ($1) each.

Article 10
   All records of the Dekalb County Amateur Radio Club, Inc., shall be made available for members of the organization to read, at reasonable times, and shall be made available to any authority controlling such non profit organizations.

   In witness whereof, the undersigned incorporators have subscribed their names to this certificate of incorporation this the 10th day of Nov. 1976.

President Jack Dobbs,
Vice President William V. Jacoway,
Secretary Treasurer Ed Crowe.