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         We, the undersigned, wishing to secure for ourselves the pleasures and benefits of an association of persons commonly interested in Amateur Radio Emergency Communications, constitute ourselves the Southwest Kansas Emergency Communications Team (SKECT) 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 team programs and activities as to advance the general interest and welfare of Amateur Radio and emergency communications in the Southwest Kansas.


Membership: Article I


         All persons interested in Amateur Radio Emergency Communications shall be eligible for membership.  Membership shall be by such ters as the club shall provide in its Constitution.


Officers: Article II


         Sec. 1.  The officers of this team shall be President, Vice-President, Secretary-Treausurer, and Trustee.


         Sec. 2. The officers of this team shall be elected for a term of one year by ballot of the members present, provided there be a quorum, at the annual meeting.


         Sec. 3.  Vacancies occurring between elections must be filled by special elections at the first regular meeting following the withdrawl or resignation.


         Sec. 4.  Officers may be removed by a three-fourths vote of the membership.


Duties of Officers: Article III

         Sec. 1. The President shall preside at all meetings, and conduct them according to the rules adopted.  He/she shall enforce due observance of this Constitution; decide all questions of order; sign all official documents adopted by the club; and perform all other duties pertaining to the office of President.


         Sec. 2.  The Vice President shall assume all duties of the President in his/her absence.  In addition, he/she shall organize team activities, plan and recommend training for operationg benefits, and advance team interest and activity as approved by the team.

         Sec. 3.  The Secretary-Treasurer shall keep a record of the proccedings of all meetings, keep a roll of members, submit membership applications, carry on all correspondence, read communications at each meeting.  It shall be the duty of the Secretary to keep the constitution of the team and have the same with him/her at every meeting.  He/she shall note all amendments, changes and additions on the constitution and shall ermit it to be consulted by members upon request and notify each member of upcoming meetings.  And also shall receive and receipt  for all monies paid to the team; keep an accurate account of all monies received and expended; pay no bills without proper authorization (by the team or its officers constituting a business committee).  At the end of his/her term he/she shall turn over everything in his/her possession belonging to the club to his/her successor.

         Sec. 4.  The Trustee shall act on behalf of the SKECT to sign papers and documents pertaining to SKECT business.

Meetings: Article IV

         Meetings shall be beld monthly if possible or as the team deems necessary.

Dues:  Aritcle V


         The team by majority vote of those present at any regular meeting, may levy upon the gereral membership such dues or assessments as shall be deemed necessary for the business of the organization.


Membership Assistance:  Article VI


         The team will provide technical advice to members concerning equipment design and operation to assist in frequency observance, clean signals, uniform proactice, and absence of spurious radiation from team member stations.  The team shall also maintain a program to foster and guide public relations among emergency service agencies and hospitals in the Southwest Kansas region and shall participate in regular training and excercises.


Training:  Article VII


         Team members shall assist hospitals, emergency managers and any other served agencies with and participate in emergency communications and disaster training, exercises and drills to test ham radio networks and stations to ensure their readiness.  Team members shall also hold ham radio license classes and training to assist region hospitals with the licensing of their employee’s so that they may operate ham radios in their respective hospitals.


Amendments:  Article VIII


         This constitution may be amended by a two-thirds vote of the total membership.  Proposals for amendments shall be submitted at a regular meeting and shall be voted on at the next following regular meeting, provided all members have been notified of the intent to amend the constitution at said meeting.