(turned-in to the Office of Student Life – 102 Sproul Hall, 8/30/2006)
CHARTER – W6BB AMATEUR RADIO CLUB
ARTICLE I – The name of this organization shall be the W6BB AMATEUR RADIO CLUB
ARTICLE II – PURPOSE:
The W6BB Amateur Radio Club exists to further amateur radio on the University of California, Berkeley campus and beyond. Amateur radio has long been a hobby that promotes international good will and understanding. Furthermore, the club shall exist to help the University in the following ways:
Publicity – Through frequent contacts between this station and thousands of others, this radio station has given the University of California, Berkeley a presence in amateur radio all over California, the United States and countries throughout the world.
Training – members involved in the W6BB Amateur Radio Club have excellent opportunities for self-training and educating others in technical and operational aspects of amateur radio and communications technology.
Providing a Reserve of Trained Personnel – Members of the W6BB Amateur Radio Club have always been a reserve of personnel trained in radio technology and communications practice.
Recreation and Social Interaction – Member of the W6BB Amateur Radio Club have provided valuable opportunities to meet others interested in amateur radio and participate in a variety of club activities.
Public Service – The W6BB Amateur Radio Club, in cooperation with other local amateur radio clubs, shall look to provide assistance with public service events. Members of the club also train to provide assistance during emergencies.
ARTICLE III – MEMBERSHIP
All students, staff (including retired), faculty (including emeritus), and alumni who have an interest in amateur radio are eligible for membership.
Additionally, the club will also permit honorary members. Honorary members shall be admitted or expelled by a unanimous vote of the Board of Directors upon petition by at least three (3) active members. Such petition shall be acted upon within six (6) academic weeks upon presentation of petition to a member of the Board.
Only currently registered students, faculty and staff may be active members in the W6BB Amateur Radio Club. Only active members may vote or hold office. This is in accordance with campus regulations and shall be reviewed each calendar year.
We will not haze according to California State Law; we will not restrict membership based upon race, color, national origin, religion, sex, physical and mental disability, medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics), ancestry, marital status, age, sexual orientation, citizenship or status as a covered veteran (special disabled veteran, Vietnam-era veteran or any other veteran who served on active duty during a war or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized).
Any members who have had their amateur radio license revoked or suspended shall no longer be considered members of the club.
ARTICLE IV – OFFICERS/ELECTIONS
The W6BB Amateur Radio Club is essentially an egalitarian and informal organization. However, the club will, by simple majority vote, elect or appoint the following positions:
1. The President will organize, coordinate and preside over general W6BB Amateur Radio Club meetings.
2. The President will maintain the agenda of each meeting and ensure that unresolved items from previous meeting are resolved with prompt completeness.
3. The President will provide a neutral report of any item placed on the agenda that does not have a Standing Committee representative present at the meeting, but will not be responsible for screening agenda items.
4. The President will guide and encourage adherence to the W6BB Amateur Radio Club Mission Statement and will serve as the responsible party to any inquisition into the said document.
1. The W6BB Trustee shall maintain the FCC licensing/registration for the W6BB Amateur Radio Club.
2. The Trustee shall report to the Board in writing when s/he is no longer able to fulfill the duties of this position. The Board will convene and appoint an interim W6BB Trustee at the earliest possible time.
3. To be eligible for the position of W6BB Trustee, the candidate must possess a valid FCC Amateur Radio License.
1. The Secretary will be responsible for all record-keeping of the club. This includes the club’s web presence and handling of Office of Student Life registration issues.
2. Secretary handles club publications and publicity both on and off campus.
3. The Secretary serves as the primary signatory
ARTICLE V – MEETINGS
The W6BB Amateur Radio Club shall meet monthly. Additional meetings may be called by any member of The W6BB Amateur Radio Club, but are generally determined by the Board.
Prior to June 1st of each year, the W6BB Amateur Radio Club will convene and select a ‘skeleton crew’ to deal with club matters over the summer months. These matters are mostly to do with antenna maintenance, station locations issues such as cleaning and wiring, and checking mail and email as well as maintaining an up to date web presence.
The club maintains an email list where meetings will be announced and discussed. In the case of an emergency meeting, the President, or a proxy, will announce the time and place via email to the email list.
ARTICLE VI – CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS
All amendments, additions or deletions must be filed with the ASUC Office of Student Affairs, 102 Sproul Hall within one week of adoption.
ARTICLE VII – DISSOLUTION
All unspent ASUC funds shall remain the property of ASUC, all Graduate Assembly funds shall remain the property of the Graduate Assembly. Remaining privately-obtained funds may be donated to another nonprofit organization with prior approval of the ASUC Senate Finance Committee.