Constitution and Bylaws
Constitution and By-Laws of the Northern Arizona DX Association
We, the undersigned, wishing to secure for ourselves the pleasures and benefits of the association of persons commonly interested in DXing and contesting constitute ourselves the Northern Arizona DX association and enact this constitution as our governing law. It shall be our purpose to further the exchange of information and cooperation between members, to promote radio knowledge, fraternalism and individual operating efficiency, and to so conduct programs and activities as to advance the general interest and welfare of Amateur Radio in the community.
Article I: Membership
All persons licensed in the radio amateur service, interested in DXing, contest activities and in furthering goodwill (both nationally and internationally) shall be eligible for election to membership.
Article II: Officers
Article III: Duties of Officers
Article IV: Dues
The association, by majority vote of those present at any regular meeting, may levy upon the general membership such dues and assessments as shall be deemed necessary for the business of the organization within its objectives as set forth in the preamble. Non-payment of such dues or assessments shall be cause for expulsion from the association within the discretion of the membership.
Article V: Amending the Constitution
This constitution or the by-laws may be amended by a two-thirds vote of the total active membership. Proposals for amendments shall be submitted in writing at a regular meeting and shall be voted upon at the next following meeting, providing all active members have been notified of the intent to amend the constitution or by-laws by said meeting.
Proposed 10-15-86 accepted 11-19-86
Northern Arizona DX Association
1. Secretary. It shall be the duty of the secretary to keep the Constitution and Bylaws of the Association and have the same with him/her at every meeting. He shall cause all amendments, changes and additions to be noted thereon and shall permit the same to be consulted by members on request.
2. Membership (amended 16 April 1986). Membership in the Northern Arizona DX Association shall be limited to those holders of a valid license in the Amateur Radio Service who have a proven, bona-fide interest in Amateur Radio DX operations or contesting.
There shall be two classes of membership in NADXA, with both classes having full voting rights:
B. Anyone holding a valid operator's license in the Amateur Radio service may be a candidate for membership in the NADXA subject to the following requirements:
C. Upon satisfactory proof of candidate's valid interest in DX or contest activities, the sponsor shall, prior to the next immediate regular meeting, make known his evaluation of the candidate to the officers of NADXA and such members as have evidenced and interest in the candidates suitability for membership. This may be accomplished by personal contact, mail, email, or telephone.
D. Upon acceptance of the candidates qualifications by the officers and members contacted, the sponsor shall invite the candidate to attend the next regular monthly meeting of the association; the sponsor, at such meeting, shall introduce the candidate and briefly state the candidate's qualifications for membership.
E. After the candidate's presentation at the regular monthly meeting, and prior to the next monthly meeting, each member of the NADXA shall advise the sponsor of his acceptance or rejection of the candidates application for membership. This may be done by personal contact, mail, or telephone. Endorsement by two-thirds of the active membership is required for approval of a candidates application.
F. Upon the request of the president at a regular monthly meeting, and upon approval of 100% of the active membership, the president may confer an honorary membership upon anyone who has made a substantial contribution to amateur DX/contesting activities
G. Membership in NADXA may be terminated for any of the following reasons:
Member activities detrimental to the well-being and reputation of NADXA.
(2)Loss of the members license in the Amateur Radio service due to punitive action by the FCC.
(3)In any case, upon a vote for termination by 100% of the active NADXA membership, excluding the member being considered for termination.
(4)If any member submits a request for termination of his/her membership to the president, no membership vote is required.
H. A member in good standing may be granted an absentee membership upon his/her request for a period of one year. Such absentee membership may be requested due to temporary relocation, illness, or other sufficient reason. Absentee members are not eligible to vote on NADXA matters and will be carried on the rolls as inactive members.
A request for absentee membership may be made by the member, or by the President, at any regular meeting. A simple majority vote of the membership will denote approval.
I. Any member who fails to attend six consecutive meetings, without sufficient excuse, will be placed on inactive status. The member shall be notified of his inactive status by a letter from the secretary. After six additional months, the active membership shall, by simple majority vote, decide whether to terminate or continue the inactive member. The secretary shall notify the member of the decision of the membership.
Proposed 10-15-86, accepted 11-19-86, amended 5/2007, amended 1/2012