Articles of Organization


This organization shall be known as the Boston Amateur Radio Club. (Hereinafter referred to as “The Club.”)The Club was previously known as the American Red Cross Amateur Radio Club.
The Club is a non-commercial association of persons interested in Amateur Radio, organized for the promotion of interest in Amateur Radio communication and experimentation and education, for the establishment of emergency communications in the event of disasters or other emergencies, for the advancement of the radio art and the public welfare, for the representation of the radio amateur in legislative matters, and for the maintenance of collegiality and a high standard of conduct.
Non-Profit Organization
The Club is a non-profit organization. No profit or gain shall inure to any individual.
The Club shall be open to all persons interested in Amateur Radio without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, handicap or sexual preference.
Fiscal Year
The Fiscal year shall be the Calendar year.
In the event of the dissolution of The Club, the assets shall be donated by the officers of The Club to one or more non-profit organizations in such manner as defined in the bylaws.
The Officers of The Club shall be a President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer.
Term of Office
The officers shall be elected to and serve terms of one year.
Eligibility for Office
All members in good standing shall be eligible to hold any of the offices, except that no individual shall hold more than one elected office at any one time. Further, all officers shall be licensed Amateur Radio operators.
Duties of The Officers
The President shall have general supervision of the affairs of the Club, shall be the authorized signatory of all contracts and legal documents executed by The Club or shall assign another member to sign specific contracts or documents, except as indicated by a specific provision of the Bylaws, shall make reports to the members of The Club, and perform all such duties as are incident to the President’s office or are properly required of the President by the Bylaws. In addition, the President shall appoint all standing and special committees, serving as ex-officio member of each.
The Vice-President shall perform such duties as are incidental to the office. The Vice-President shall assume all duties of the President in the absence, incapacity or at the request of the President, and shall succeed the President in said office should the office be vacant.
The Secretary shall perform all recording duties as required for the operation of The Club, have charge of The Club minutes, sign all such instruments as require the Secretary’s signature, and shall make such reports and perform such duties as are incidental to the office. The Secretary shall have responsibility for minutes of all General, Executive Committee, and Special Meetings of The Club. The Secretary shall maintain custody of all Club Records, be responsible for assuring that notices for all Meetings or other designated events are issued, and perform such corresponding duties as are required for the operation of The Club. The Secretary shall keep a complete record of The Club’s membership.
The Treasurer shall have custody of all funds and securities of The Club and deposit same in the name of The Club in such financial institutions as appropriate. The Treasurer shall sign all checks, and shall sign all other instruments as require the Treasurer’s signature, and shall make such reports and perform such other duties as are incident to the office. The Treasurer shall be responsible for the collecting of dues and all other monies due The Club. The Treasurer shall make no distribution of funds without proper authorization by The Club. The Treasurer shall keep a complete record of The Club’s financial condition and accounting of all Club money. An Annual Report shall be submitted to the members. An audit of the Treasurer’s accounts may be made at any time by an audit committee appointed by the President. Such committee shall consist of the Vice-President and two members.
Filling of Vacancies
Vacancy of an office shall be filled by a majority vote of the membership present at the next General meeting. The Officer so elected shall serve the unexpired term of the vacant office.
Vacating Of Office
When any officer shall vacate their office for any reason, they shall immediately turn over all items in their possession that belong to The Club to their successor or another officer if no successor is currently available.
Executive Committee
The Executive Committee shall include the elected Officers and all members appointed to the Committee by the President.
The Club may adopt such Bylaws as are necessary or suitable.
Adoption Of Articles
These Articles shall be presented to a General Meeting for adoption. Upon approval by a majority of the members present they shall be considered adopted and placed in force. These Articles supersede any prior Articles, Constitution and bylaws previously established. The officers shall affix their signatures to this document pursuant to the vote of the General Meeting.
Amendment Of Articles
The Articles may be amended by a two-thirds vote of the members present at a Special Meeting called for such purpose.