The Constitution
of the
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 members were: 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.

of the
Puget Sound Antique Radio Association

Article I - Membership

Section 1. Classes Of Membership:
  1. Member.
    1. Members may attend business meetings with the privelege of voice and vote.
    2. Members are required to pay dues.
    3. Members shall be placed on a mailing list to receive Association notices and general information.
    4. Members are recognized as Association members of the Northwest Vintage Radio Society of Portland, Oregon.
  2. Honorary Member:
    1. Honorary members enjoy all rights and privileges of members and are exempt from paying dues.
Section 2. Admission: An applicant for admission becomes a member upon payment of dues.

Section 3. Rules for Members:
  1. 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.
  2. A member must conduct himself or herself in a manner to prevent disgrace or undue criticism from being directed at the Association.
Section 4 - Suspension of members:
  1. A member may be suspended for any reason by a two thirds vote of members present at a business meeting.
  2. A member will be automatically suspended when dues are sixty days past due.
  3. A suspended member has no membership privileges during the period of suspension.
  4. A member who has been suspended may be reinstated as follows:
    1. If suspended for non-payment of dues, the member has paid dues for the delinquent period.
    2. 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:
  1. Positions of office shall be defined in the Constitution of the Association. Committees and their chairpersons may be appointed by the President.

  2. 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 2 - Elections:
  1. 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.

  2. 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 3 - Vacancies of Office:
  1. If the office of President has been held for three months or more, the Vice President will succeed the vacating President.

  2. If the office, other than President, has been held for three months or more, the President shall appoint a successor.

  3. 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.
Section 4 - Duties of Officers:
  1. The President shall:
    1. Preside all business meetings.
    2. Cast a vote in the event of a tie vote, except for election of officers.
    3. Be impartial at all times and keep the Association harmonious and progressive.
    4. Approve all orders on the treasury.
    5. Appoint committees as necessary and be an ex-officio member of every committee.
    6. Retain records necessary to properly fulfill the duties of office.
    7. Ensure that all other officers fulfill their duties.

  2. The Vice President shall:
    1. Preside over business meetings in the absence of the President.
    2. Assume the Presidency if that office becomes vacant.

  3. The Treasurer shall:
    1. Collect and give receipts for funds.
    2. Deposit all funds received in the bank account.
    3. Make only those disbursements approved by the President.
    4. Keep an accurate and legible record of all transactions.
    5. Retain all cancelled checks and financial records so that an audit may be conducted at any time.

  4. The Secretary shall:
    1. Keep an accurate official record of all business meetings.
    2. Read all communications in meetings and file materials for future reference.
    3. Keep an accurate record of each member's attendance at business meetings.
    4. Issue suspension notices when duly signed by the President and Secretary.
    5. Convey all information related to proposed constitutional amendments.
    6. Keep records of membership of each member.

  5. The Museum Curator shall:
    1. Establish and maintain a display of radios and related items in furtherance of the Association's interests.
    2. Maintain a complete and accurate inventory of all items, including ownership, in the museum, and provide a copy to the secretary.
    3. 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 thirty days.)

Article V - Miscellaneous
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 after adoption.