CONSTITUTION OF THE MINNESOTA REPEATER COUNCIL
We, having mutual interests in the media of Amateur Radio communications, do hereby associate ourselves to form a council for our stated purposes.
ARTICLE I. NAME
The name of the organization shall be as established in the By-Laws.
A. To foster interest in Amateur Repeater communications and to improve the state of the art.
B. To coordinate Amateur Radio Repeater activities and frequencies in the State of Minnesota.
C. To determine and recommend technical and operational standards and policies.
D. To provide other assistance and services as may be within the scope of the Council.
ARTICLE III. MEMBERSHIP
A. Application for membership in the Council shall be open to all organizations or individuals (hereafter referred to as organizations), who operate a licensed repeating installation or have an interest in Amateur repeater operation and are in accordance with the purposes of the Council as set forth in Article II.
B. Representation and obligation or members shall be as established in the By-Laws.
A. The officers of the Council shall be:
B. The Officers of the Council shall be elected from within the membership and shall be responsible to the membership for the faithful performance of their office.
C. Election procedures, duties and terms of office shall be as established in the By-Laws.
ARTICLE V. MEETINGS
A. At least an annual meeting of the Council shall be held during each year.
B. Other subsequent meetings shall be as provided in the By-Laws.
C. Requirements for quorums shall be as provided for in the By-Laws.
A. Initiation fees, dues and assesments for membership in the Council shall be as established in the By-Laws.
A. The Council may not acquire real property, by purchase or trade, without the approval of a simple majority at a Council meeting. Real property thus acquired must be listed and accountability maintained.
ARTICLE VIII. BY-LAWS
A. The Constitution of the Council shall be supplemented by BY-LAWS containing procedures, responsibilities and definitions within the framework of the Constitution. However, the By-Laws shall not serve to contravene, modify or have the effect of amending the Constitution.
B. Amendments to the By-Laws shall require approval of a simple majority of votes cast by member organizations at a Council meeting.
C. Each member organization must be notified that a specific article and paragraph of the By-Laws is under consideration before such action may become an order of business at a Council meeting.
A. Amendments to the Constitution shall require the approval of a two thirds (2/3) majority of votes cast by the total membership in good standing at a Council meeting.
B. Each member organization must be notified that a specific article and paragraph of the Constitution is under consideration before such action may become an order of business at a Council meeting.
A. Any actions or recommendations, made by the Council, shall be considered as advisory in nature and are not binding on member organizations. However, members shall attempt to abide by the group philosophy in operation.
B. Members shall keep the frequency and technical committees informed of all proposed and actual changes in their systems.
Adopted 11/73 Re-typed in Microsoft Word 12/01