Constitution

CENTRAL OKLAHOMA RADIO CONTROL SOCIETY NORMAN, OKLAHOMA

CONSTITUTION

ARTICLE I

The name of this club shall be the Central Oklahoma Radio Control Society, and be referred to in this document as the Club.

ARTICLE II

The Club’s objectives shall be to promote model building and flying; to aid, insofar as possible, the national program and other activities of the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA); looking toward the continual advancement of model aviation in all phases in the United States; to foster sportsmanship and promote good fellowship among modelers.

ARTICLE III

All special or local enterprises of the Club shall conform to the by-laws and policies of the AMA and to the regulations as adopted by the C.O.R.C.S. Executive Board, and approved by the membership where required.

ARTICLE IV

Any persons shall be eligible for membership in the Club, provided they meet qualifications prescribed by the Club and by the AMA and hold a valid AMA license as prescribed by their by-laws.

BY-LAWS

ARTICLE I

Section 1. The officers of the Club shall be a President, a Vice President, a Recording Secretary, a Treasurer, A Field Marshall and other officers as may from time to time be deemed necessary and proper.

Section 2. The Executive Board shall consist of the President, Vice President, Recording Secretary, Treasurer, Field Marshall, Club Editor, and immediate past President.

ARTICLE II

Section 1. The President shall preside at all the meetings of the Club and shall act for them in all matters pertaining to it.  He shall act as Chairman of the Executive Board.

Section 2. The Vice President shall assume the duties of the President in the event that the President is unable to fulfill the duties of the office of President.  He shall perform the duties of Safety Officer as assigned by the President and/or the Executive Board.  The office of Vice President shall also carry the title of Safety Officer and shall be responsible for Training, Student progression, Solo qualifications, and Field safety operations.

Section 3. The Recording Secretary shall keep minutes of all meetings and the attendance roll of such meetings and shall provide an official minutes book for this purpose; and shall be responsible for, subject to the reassignment by the Executive Board, the notification of meetings, mailings, and required publicity.

Section 4. The Treasurer shall collect all monies due and shall keep a record of all the monies collected and all the monies disbursed by the Club.  He is authorized to receive contributions or specially obtained funds or gifts from any individual or institution, to be applied to the operation expenses and activities of the Club.  The Treasurer will be in charge of maintaining membership rolls.  The Executive Board shall have the discretion to require one or both signatures of the President and/or the Treasurer for Club expenditures.

Section 5. The Field Marshall shall have the responsibility for general maintenance and supervision of the upkeep of the flying field.

Section 6. The Executive Board shall conduct Club business, make presentations to the Club of proposed plans, and otherwise make decisions in and for the general interest, advancement and betterment of the Club, subject to the provisions and requirements of the Club’s Constitution and By-laws.

Section 7. All duly elected officers except the President shall be considered voting members.  The President shall be considered a voting member in the event of a tie and shall cast the deciding vote.

Section 8. The Executive Board is authorized to spend up to $100 in an emergency for expenditures necessary for club activities before the next regular club meeting.  A club officer is authorized to spend up to $25 in an emergency for expenditures necessary for club activities.  These emergency expenditures must be reported at the next club meeting.  All other expenditures and commitments must be approved by the membership at a regular monthly club meeting.  (Added by Amendment at the October 1993 meeting)

ARTICLE III

Section 1. All officers of this Club shall serve for one year from the date of the annual election.

Section 2. The nominations and annual election of officers shall be held during the regular November meeting each year.

Section 3. All officers shall be chosen from the open membership, and must be at least 21 years of age.  Committee appointment may be made at the discretion of the President.

Section 4. Officers may be removed from office at any general meeting of the Club membership upon a written request to the Executive Board for removal, and upon a majority vote, providing that all members have been notified by the Secretary.  Such written request for removal shall be postmarked no later than 10 days prior to the regularly scheduled monthly meeting, with a copy sent to the officer or officers subject to removal, according to the same time requirement specified above.

ARTICLE IV

Section 1. All vacancies except the office of the President shall be filled by a majority election following notification by the Secretary prior to the next monthly meeting.  A majority shall mean a majority of the members present at the next regularly scheduled meeting to include signed absentee ballots received by the Secretary of the Club prior to commencement of such meeting.

Section 2. A vacancy in the office of the President shall be automatically filled by the Vice President, with a new Vice President being elected as provided by in Section 1.

ARTICLE V

Section 1. Regular meetings shall be held monthly at a suitable place and time as designated and arranged by the Executive Board.

ARTICLE VI

Section 1. ALL membership dues must be paid for the entire year by the JANUARY (Added by Amendment at the March 1996 meeting.) February meeting.No monthly payments unless authorized by the Treasurer.  Failure to comply shall result in the member being dropped from the roll.

Section 2. A temporary membership valid for three months shall be available one-time only to any person of any age who will be in the Norman area for a limited time.  If circumstances change and the person will be remaining in the Norman area and wants to join at the end of the three month period, the temporary membership initiation fee will be credited toward a regular initiation fee and regular membership fees will commence immediately provided the difference in fees and dues is paid within 10 days of the end of the three month period.  If more than 10 days pass between the end of the 3-month temporary membership and the person joining of a permanent basis, the person shall pay full initiation fee and dues as required for any new member. (Added by Amendment at the October 1993 meeting.)

Section 3. Initiation fees shall be waived for the youngest of immediate family members living in the same household when the family has two members who have paid the normal initiation fees at the time the youngest members join. (Added by Amendment at the October 1993 meeting.)

Section 4. The initiation fees and dues shall be:

Classification / Initiation Fee  / Dues

Junior (18 years old or less) / $25 / $12 per year

Current OU Student / $37.50  / $20 per year

Open(19 years – 65 years) / $50 / $36 per year

Senior(65 years or older) / $37.50 / $20 per year

Temporary(One time only, all ages)  / $16 / $9(for 3 months)

(Added by Amendment at the October 1993 meeting.)

ARTICLE VII

Section 1. Membership classification shall be as follows:

  • Open: 19 years or older, full flight privileges.
  • Junior: 18 years or younger, full flight privileges.
  • Associate: Same as open but defined as wife, husband, child or parent of an active club member, no flight privileges, and is unable to hold an office. Associate memberships do not require AMA membership.

Section 2. Honorary membership may be granted by the Executive Board’s approval.  No fees are required by this type of membership and no flying or voting privileges are attached.

Section 3. At the regular January meeting, each member shall show either a valid AMA license for the year, or proof of application for the same. Failure to comply by the March meeting shall result in the member being dropped from the roll.

Section 4. Any person who is active in model building and flying, or is genuinely desirous of learning may complete and present an application at a regular meeting requesting membership acceptance.  The application shall be signed by an active member of the Club.

Section 5. An application for membership acceptance shall be approved by the Executive Board.

Section 6. A member shall be obligated to pay dues whether or not he/she attends a meeting.

Section 7. A member must be in good standing to be eligible to participate in Club contests or similar functions.

Section 8. A member may be dropped from the membership roll due to misconduct that may compromise his fellow members or bring disgrace upon the organization or injure its reputation or violate its constitution or by-laws and established rules, at any regular meeting of the Club membership providing all members have been notified by the Secretary at least three (3) days in advance of such removal proceedings.  A member may be dropped from the membership roll pursuant to and according to the notice and removal procedure as provided for in Article III, Section 4.

Section 9. Guests will be welcome to fly a model aircraft from this field for a total of four (4) days.  Such person must have a valid AMA license on his/her person at the time of his/her flights and be accompanied by a dues paying member and shall be subject to all rules to this Constitution and By-laws.

Section 10. Emergency suspension: a member’s flying privileges may be suspended by the Executive Board until Article VII, Section 8 can be complied with.

ARTICLE VIII

Section 1. Amendments may be made to this Constitution and By-laws at any general meeting by a majority vote, providing that all members have been notified no less than 10 days prior to such meeting of the nature of the Amendment and that the Amendment is to be considered.

THIS CONSTITUTION EFFECTIVE JUNE 13, 1988 as authorized by the Executive Board and the Membership.

President – Ricky L. Page
Vice President – David E. Deselms
Recording Secretary – John Zimmerman
Treasurer – William E. Koenig
Field Marshall – Jabo Jones
Club Editor- J. W. Kenler
Past President – Tony Bollinger

Notes:
The club officers witnessing the amendments passed in October 1993 were:
President – Herb Hickman
Vice President – Don Farris
Secretary – Don Preston
Treasurer – Jim Traw
Field Marshall – Tom Feland
Club Editor- Davis Egle
The club officers witnessing the amendments passed in March 1996 were:
President – Dean Thompson
Vice President – Bill Frederick
Secretary – Don Farris
Treasurer – Herb Hickman
Field Marshall – Tom Feland
Club Editor- Davis Engle

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