Constitution | By-Laws

Lakes Region Repeater Association
Constitution/By-Laws, as adopted February 18, 2019

I. Purpose

This organization shall operate as a New Hampshire not-for-profit club and will be officially known as the Lakes Region Repeater Association”; (herein referred to as “LRRA”)

LRRA is organized exclusively for charitable, educational and scientific purposes, including, for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations described under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Core, or corresponding section of any future tax code.

The objectives of the LRRA are as follows:

A. To promote interest in, as well as the advancement of amateur radio and electronics in general.

B. To promote a good relationship between LRRA and the public through public service activities.

C. To help interested persons obtain an FCC Amateur Radio License and help current licensees to upgrade their level of license class.

D. To participate in activities involving amateur radio.

E. To promote the skills required to provide the public emergency communications when necessary

II. Membership

There will be two (2) types of membership:

A. Full membership with voting privileges.

B. Honorary membership with voting privileges. Honorary members pay no dues.

III. Officers and Committees

The Association shall have the following officers and committees:

A. President

B. Vice-president

C. Secretary

D. Treasurer

E. Financial Committee

F. Technical Committee

G. Executive Committee

IV. Term of Office and Elections

The president, vice-president, secretary and treasurer shall serve a two-year period and shall be elected at the annual meeting biannually.

The Election may be conducted by email or by a radio net on the Club repeater on 147.030 Mhz with prior email notice to the membership.

The president shall appoint a nominating committee of three members, prior to an election meeting, to place into nomination the four elected officers. He shall also appoint the trustee of the association.

V. Meetings

The President shall schedule the Annual meeting each year before the end of the year.

VI. Financial Committee

The Financial Committee shall consist of five people, ie: the president, treasurer, and three others appointed by the president.

The duties of the committee will be:

A. To handle the business affairs of this Association.

B. Authorize the payment of bills.

C. Make money available, when needed, for maintenance and improvement to the repeater(s), or for other normal expenses that might occur.

D. By special meeting of the committee, make assessments on the members if it becomes necessary to keep the Association solvent.

E. Set annual fees for membership.

F. Make a full financial report at the annual meetings and announce at that time the membership fee for the following year.

G. Provide a contingency fund of $50.00 for use by the treasurer for any emergency conditions that might occur.

VII. Technical Committee

A. The president shall appoint a technical committee. This committee shall include the president and as many members as he deems necessary to keep the repeater(s) in operation. The committee shall have responsibility and authority for operation, maintenance and improvements to the repeater(s).

B. The members may at any time offer suggestions in writing to the president. The president will consult with the technical committee on the feasibility of the suggestion. He will then inform the suggestion(s) thereto.

VIII. Executive Committee

A. The Executive Committee shall consist of all current Officers, all committee chairmen, all active past presidents.

B. The Executive Committee shall meet at the call of the President and shall propose and schedule all future Association activities.

IX. Ownership

The repeater, operating under an assigned call, is owned and operated by the Lakes Region Repeater Association, under the supervision of the trustee in accordance with the rules and regulations of the FCC.

X. Changes

Amendments can be made to this constitution and by-law[s] by a majority vote of those present at an annual meeting, providing that a quorum of at least seven members are present.

Amendments can also be made by email polling with a quorum responding and the majority in the affirmative or by a radio net on the Club repeater with quorum attending and the majority in the affirmative

XI. General

The Association will conduct it’s meetings according to Robert’s Rules of Order. Seven members present and voting will constitute a quorum. A quorum shall also apply to members responding in the email form of meeting and present on the radio net form of meeting.

XII. Dissolution of the organization known a Lakes Region Repeater Association

A. Termination of Operations

In the event that the Executive Committee votes that the LRRA should cease operation and be dissolved, the motion for dissolution must receive more than a two-thirds vote of the current membership to pass.

B. Disposition of Assets

The Executive Committee shall handle the disbursement of all LRRA assets.   Upon the dissolution of the organization, assets shall be distributed for one or more exempt purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code, or shall be distributed to the federal government, or to a state or local government, for a public purpose. Any such assets not disposed of shall be disposed of by a court of competent jurisdiction in the county in which the principle office of the organization is then located, exclusively for such purpose or to such organization or organizations, as said Court shall determine, which are organized and operated exclusively for such purposes.

 

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