Next Monthly Club Meeting
April 5, 2018 at 6:30 PM
OKC Police and Fire Dept. Training Center
800 N Portland Ave.
Oklahoma City OK, 73107
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Vote passed on 2-1-2001
Article I - Name
Article II - Objective
The purpose of the ARC, is to band together those
Department of Transportation employees who are interested in the
advancement of the radio technique and of international friendship
cemented by amateur radio communication.
Establish an Emergency Radio Facility.
Provide an amateur radio facility for amateurs
for the art of radio communications.
Article III - Membership
Full membership in this organization shall be
limited to employees of the Department of Transportation (DOT),
contract employees whose employment is in support of DOT, retired
employees of DOT, or to members of the immediate family of employees
or retired employees of the Department of Transportation.
Associate membership shall be limited to licensed
radio amateurs who are not employees of the Department of Transportation.
Junior membership shall include all persons having
a genuine interest in amateur radio but not qualifying for full
or associate membership.
Honorary membership shall be made available to
the spouse of any member and to other persons as deemed worthy by
vote of two-thirds of the voting members present at any regular
All members are encouraged to join the American
Radio Relay League, Inc.
Any full or associate member holding a valid
United States of America amateur radio operator license may vote
or hold office.
Membership or services of the club shall not
be denied anyone on the basis of race, gender, color, creed, or
Article IV - Officers and Duties
There shall be a Board of Directors, consisting
of three Full members of the Club, to provide continuing direction
and to advise the elected officers. The Board of Directors shall
have the authority to reverse or over ride any club vote that in
the opinion of the Board changes the intent of the Club. The members
of the Board shall be elected by the "Full Membership" of the Club
and shall hold their offices indefinitely unless removed by resignation,
loss of Club membership, vote of the "Full Membership", loss of
amateur operator license, permanent transfer from the vicinity of
Oklahoma City, or termination of employment by the Department of
Transportation or its successors. The Trustee of the Club Station
shall be a member of the Board of Directors.
There shall be but three officers of this organization:
The President, the Vice-President, and the Secretary-Treasurer.
They shall be elected by the majority vote of the voting membership
at the first meeting of each year and shall hold office for a period
of one year. There are no restrictions on their re-election.
It shall be the duty of the President to appoint
a Trustee of the Club's amateur radio station, to call meetings,
to preside at meetings, and to appoint (or to call for informal
election of) any such other officers or committees that he deems
desirable to aid in the administration of the Club's functions.
It shall be the duty of the Secretary-Treasure
to keep minutes of the meetings of the Club, to conduct correspondence
for the Club, to receive and disburse funds for the Club, to keep
and accurate record of all funds received and disbursed, and keep
a record of the membership of the Club.
Article V - Dues
Article VI - Change of Constitution
This Constitution may be amended by a vote of
two-thirds of the voting members. Advance notice of the proposed
issues must be advertised to all members 2 weeks or more prior to
a vote. Voting can be accomplished by meetings, E-mail, Radio Net,
or any means available to collect the vote.
Article VII - Meetings
Article VIII - Club Station and Facilities
The Trustee of the Club amateur radio station
shall be authorized to make rules within the framework of the rules
and regulations of the Federal Communications Commission for the
operation of the Club station. He/she, and duly elected or appointed
officers of the Club, shall have the authority to deny access to
the Club station to persons whom they deem not qualified to adjust
or operate station facilities, or abuse the station equipment.
Members of affiliates who have been familiarized
with the adjustment and operation of the Club station facilities
may, upon presentation of a current ACARC membership card, and valid
Federal Aviation Administration or a valid drivers license, check
out a key to the Club facilities room from the Key Control Center
located in the Headquarters Building first floor lobby. This key
privilege may be summarily withdrawn for any infraction of Club
rules, or Federal Communications Commission rules and regulations.
Such withdrawal is to be at the discretion of any Club officer,
Board of Directors, or Club Trustee.
The Club station shall be made available to communication
teams of the Aeronautical Center for emergency communications or
simulated emergency communication drills.
Article IX - Special Provisions for Non-Member Amateurs
Students and other transients assigned to the
Aeronautical Center may be granted Affiliation with the Club. This
does not constitute membership, but permits operation of the Club
station and attendance at Club meetings during the period that the
person is assigned to the Aeronautical Center. The provisions of
Article VIII apply to Affiliates also. Affiliates pay a sum as voted
on by the membership.