1 min read

OARS Constitution
Constitution of the Olympia Amateur Radio Society

Article 1 - Purpose
1.1 The purpose of this organization shall be to promote the interest of and active
participation in amateur radio, emergency communications and public service.
Article 2 - Membership
2.1 Membership in this organization shall be open to licensed radio amateurs of all classes
and to others displaying a genuine interest in amateur radio.
2.2 Licensed radio amateurs who are members in good standing shall be the voting
Article 3 - Officers
3.1 There shall be a President, Vice President, Secretary, Member at Large and Treasurer
who shall perform those duties defined in the bylaws.
3.2 Vacancies occurring between elections shall be filled by special election at the first regular
meeting at which the withdrawal or resignation is announced. Elections shall be by majority of
voting members present. Elected officers will be seated immediately.
3.3 Any officer missing three consecutive meetings without prior notification may be removed
from office and said office shall be filled by special election at the next regular meeting.
Article 4 - Meetings
4.1 Meetings shall be held at a time and place as specified in the bylaws.
4.2 "Robert's Rules of Order -- Revised" shall be used as a guide in the conduct of all
Article 5 - Elections
5.1 The Executive Board, acting as the "Officer Nominating Committee" shall notify the
membership of the candidates selected in the October newsletter. The incumbent Vice
President shall automatically be nominated for President. Additional nominations may be
made by the voting membership at the October meeting.
5.2 Elections shall be held at the October meeting by majority vote of the voting members

5.3 The term of office shall be for one year beginning January 1 of the upcoming year.
Article 6 - Amendments
6.1 The Constitution may be amended by submission in writing of a proposed amendment at
any regular meeting, but may not be acted upon until the next regular meeting.
6.2 Written notice of the meeting shall be sent to each member prior to the meeting at which
the proposed amendment is to be acted on. The proposed amendment shall require the
approval of two-thirds of the voting members present in a formal vote.