OARS, the Olympia Amateur Radio Society, is an ARRL special services club dedicated to promoting and supporting Amateur Radio in the Olympia Washington area as well as all of Thurston County.

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OARS Constitution

Constitution of the Olympia Amateur Radio Society

Article 1 - Purpose

1.1 The purpose of this organization shall be to promote the interest of and active participation in amateur radio, emergency communications and public service.

Article 2 - Membership

2.1 Membership in this organization shall be open to licensed radio amateurs of all classes and to others displaying a genuine interest in amateur radio.
2.2 Licensed radio amateurs who are members in good standing shall be the voting membership.

Article 3 - Officers

3.1 There shall be a President, Vice President, Secretary, Member at Large and Treasurer who shall perform those duties defined in the bylaws.
3.2 Vacancies occurring between elections shall be filled by special election at the first regular meeting at which the withdrawal or resignation is announced. Elections shall be by majority of voting members present. Elected officers will be seated immediately.
3.3 Any officer missing three consecutive meetings without prior notification may be removed from office and said office shall be filled by special election at the next regular meeting.

Article 4 - Meetings

4.1 Meetings shall be held at a time and place as specified in the bylaws.
4.2 "Robert's Rules of Order -- Revised" shall be used as a guide in the conduct of all meetings.

Article 5 - Elections

5.1 The Executive Board, acting as the "Officer Nominating Committee" shall notify the membership of the candidates selected in the October newsletter. The incumbent Vice President shall automatically be nominated for President. Additional nominations may be made by the voting membership at the October meeting.
5.2 Elections shall be held at the October meeting by majority vote of the voting members present.
5.3 The term of office shall be for one year beginning January 1 of the upcoming year.

Article 6 - Amendments

6.1 The Constitution may be amended by submission in writing of a proposed amendment at any regular meeting, but may not be acted upon until the next regular meeting.
6.2 Written notice of the meeting shall be sent to each member prior to the meeting at which the proposed amendment is to be acted on. The proposed amendment shall require the approval of two-thirds of the voting members present in a formal vote.


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