OF QUARTER CENTURY WIRELESS ASSOCIATION, INC
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.
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,
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