National Capital Chapter 70 - Ottawa, Canada

Ch 70 Constitution

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(Adopted March 27th, 1991)
(Amended November 18th, 1998)
(Amended September 19th, 2000)

Nothing in these By-Laws shall be construed as to conflict with the Constitution and By-Laws of the Quarter Century Wireless Association, Inc.


The name of this Association shall be the National Capital Chapter 70 of the Quarter Century Wireless Association.
The purpose of this Association shall be to foster and develop friendship and cooperation among Amateur Radio operators of more than 25 years standing. To operate exclusively for charitable, educational and scientific purposes in accordance with the policies of the International QCWA organization.


A. Membership in the National Capital Chapter 70 shall consist primarily of those members of the Quarter Century Wireless Accociation, Inc. who reside in the Ottawa area, but may include non-resident members who have a desire to join.

B. The procedure to be followed when applying for membership shall be established by the Executive Board, and subject to modification by a majority vote at a regular meeting.

C. Only members in good standing in the Quarter Century Wireless Association, Inc. shall be eligible as voting members in the National Capital Chapter 70.


A. The officers of the Chapter shall be, Past President, President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer, and two or more Directors. The officers shall constitute the Executive Board. The Board members shall normally be elected for a two year term by the eligible voting members. Every effort will be made to ensure that approximately half of the Board members retire each year.

B. The President shall preside over all meetings. He shall name such committees as the membership shall direct, and any special committees that the Board may direct. In the absence of the President, the Vice-President shall act.

C. The Secretary shall keep minutes of meetings, other records, attend to official correspondence with QCWA Headquarters office, send Chapter notices, etc.

D. The Treasurer shall have custody of the Chapter funds, keep accurate books of accounts, records of the Chapter membership, pay all bills and ordinary expenses. The Executive Board may authorize additional expenses.

E. The Executive Board shall perform such duties as may from time to time be delegated to it by the members and, in addition, shall have a general power to act for the Chapter between meetings. It shall have the power to fill any vacancy until the next meeting of the members.

F. The Executive Board shall serve as a nominating committee, unless a nominating committee is elected by the members. The nominating committee report shall be included in the notice of the annual meeting. Any three members may submit additional nominations provided the names are in the hands of the Secretary at least one week before the meeting. Proposed nominees must have agreed to stand for nomination.


A. Fifteen members at a general meeting shall constitute a quorum. Notice of any business meeting shall be mailed to members at least 15 calendar days before the meeting.

B. A vote of the majority of the members present shall be sufficient for the conduct of ordinary business.

C. An amendment to the By-Laws shall require a two-thirds majority of the members present.

D. An annual meeting at which officers shall be installed and reports shall be made, shall be held in November of each year at a time and place approved by the Executive Board. Other meetings may be held from time to time as determined by the members of the Executive Board.

E. All meetings will be governed by Robert's Rules of Order.


A. Dues shall be payable upon application for membership, and on January first of each year. The members may, by a vote at any regular meeting, change the annual dues and may levy assessments for special purposes.

B. When two or more members of a family live at the same address, and one is a full Chapter member, the Chapter may set a reduced rate for the additional family members. One mailing, addressed to the family shall suffice except for ballots. Ballots shall be sent to each individual member.


The accounts of the Treasurer shall be audited by a committee to be appointed by the President annually, and always at the end of the term of the Treasurer.


The Executive Board may submit to the membership any matter requiring prompt attention for ballot by mail.


These By-Laws may be amended at any time by a 2/3 majority vote of the active members present at any regular meeting.



Last modified: September 18, 2014