Puget Sound Antique Radio Association
We the members of this historical radio association, in order to establish
a permanent organization to promote the preservation of historical wireless
and radio equipment, do ordain and establish this constitution.
Article I - Name
The name of the organization will be "Puget Sound Antique Radio Association."
It shall be a non-profit organization in accordance with the laws of the
State of Washington.
Article II - Founding
The Association was founded November, 1973 in Seattle, Washington. The founding
Jim Barrows, Art Corbus, Bruce Gibb, Warren Green, John Keene, Helmer Malmstrom,
Harry Stavert, Woody Wells, and Lee Williams
Article III - Classes of Membership
The following classes of membership shall exist: 1 - Member, 2 - Honorary Member.
Article IV - Qualifications For Membership
Members may be any persons who are interested in the preservation of historical
wireless and radio equipment.
Honorary members are members who have distinguished themselves in the preservation
of historical wireless and radio equipment, and/or have rendered significant
service to the Association, and have been elected to honorary membership
by a three fourths vote of the members present at a business meeting.
Article V - Officers and Elections
Officers of the Association shall be: 1.President 2.Vice President
3.Secretary 4.Treasurer 5.Museum Coordinator.
Officers shall be elected annually by a majority vote of the members
present at a business meeting. These officers will mangae the affairs
of the Association.
Article VI - Meetings
There shall be no fewer than four business meetings per calendar year.
Members shall be informed of the time and location prior to the meeting date.
Article VII - Amending The Constitution
The constitution may be amended at any business meeting by a three fourths
favorable vote of the members present. Amendments are effective
thirty days after a vote to amend.
Article I - Membership
Puget Sound Antique Radio Association
Section 1. Classes Of Membership:
Section 2. Admission: An applicant for admission becomes a member upon payment
- Members may attend business meetings with the privelege
of voice and vote.
- Members are required to pay dues.
- Members shall be placed on a mailing list to receive Association
notices and general information.
- Members are recognized as Association members of the Northwest
Vintage Radio Society of Portland, Oregon.
- Honorary Member:
- Honorary members enjoy all rights and privileges of members and are
exempt from paying dues.
Section 3. Rules for Members:
Section 4 - Suspension of members:
- Only members and their guests may participate in swap meets and making
transactions of radio equipment at Association meetings, except for such
swap meets as from time to time may be declared to be open to the public.
All members responsible for enforcing this rule.
- A member must conduct himself or herself in a manner to prevent disgrace
or undue criticism from being directed at the Association.
- A member may be suspended for any reason by a two thirds vote of
members present at a business meeting.
- A member will be automatically suspended when dues are sixty days
- A suspended member has no membership privileges during the period
- A member who has been suspended may be reinstated as follows:
- If suspended for non-payment of dues, the member has paid dues
for the delinquent period.
- If suspended for other than non-payment of dues, correction of the
cause for suspension has been made and reinstatement received a unanimous
vote of the members at a business meeting.
Article II - Dues
Section 1. Membership dues shall be twenty dollars per year, payable on or
before January 1 of each calendar year.
Section 2. Members who join after January 1 shall pay dues as follows:
twenty dollars in the first quarter, fifteen dollars in the second
quarter, ten dollars in the third quarter, and twenty dollars in
the fourth quarter with membership paid through the following year.
Article III - Meetings
Section 1. The business meeting time, date, and location may be changed by
a two thirds vote of the members present at any business meeting.
Section 2. All members will be notified promptly of any change to the time,
date, and location of the business meeting.
Article IV - Officers And Duties Of Office
Section 1 - Eligibility for office:
Section 2 - Elections:
- Positions of office shall be defined in the Constitution of the
Association. Committees and their chairpersons may be appointed
by the President.
- A candidate for office shall be a member in good standing, be present at
the business meeting when elections are held, and have attended at least
half of the business meetings held during the previous twelve months.
Section 3 - Vacancies of Office:
- Elections shall be held annually at the September business meeting. New officers
shall assume their duties and receive the materials of office immediately
following the election.
- Nominations shall be taken from the floor. Each member shall have one vote
per office, and candidates will be elected by a majority of votes cast.
Elections shall be by oral or secret ballot at the option of the President.
Section 4 - Duties of Officers:
- If the office of President has been held for three months or more, the Vice
President will succeed the vacating President.
- If the office, other than President, has been held for three months or more,
the President shall appoint a successor.
- If the office has been held less than three months an election shall be required
as defined in Section 2, in the first business meeting after the vacancy occurs.
Article V - Miscellaneous
- The President shall:
- Preside all business meetings.
- Cast a vote in the event of a tie vote, except for election of officers.
- Be impartial at all times and keep the Association harmonious
- Approve all orders on the treasury.
- Appoint committees as necessary and be an ex-officio member of every
- Retain records necessary to properly fulfill the duties of office.
- Ensure that all other officers fulfill their duties.
- The Vice President shall:
- Preside over business meetings in the absence of the President.
- Assume the Presidency if that office becomes vacant.
- The Treasurer shall:
- Collect and give receipts for funds.
- Deposit all funds received in the bank account.
- Make only those disbursements approved by the President.
- Keep an accurate and legible record of all transactions.
- Retain all cancelled checks and financial records so that an audit
may be conducted at any time.
- The Secretary shall:
- Keep an accurate official record of all business meetings.
- Read all communications in meetings and file materials for future reference.
- Keep an accurate record of each member's attendance at business meetings.
- Issue suspension notices when duly signed by the President and Secretary.
- Convey all information related to proposed constitutional amendments.
- Keep records of membership of each member.
- The Museum Curator shall:
- Establish and maintain a display of radios and related items in
furtherance of the Association's interests.
- Maintain a complete and accurate inventory of all items, including
ownership, in the museum, and provide a copy to the secretary.
- Maintain a log of all museum materials checked out by members. The log
shall include at minimum the member's name, a description of the
material checked out, and the anticipated return date (not to exceed
Section 1 - Parliamentary authority shall be the Modified Robert's Rules of Order,
where applicable, and as determined by the President.
Section 2 - The by-laws may be amended at any business meeting by a three fourths
vote of the members. Amendments shall become effective thirty days