Zombie Squad Amateur Radio Club
We, the undersigned, wishing to secure for ourselves the pleasures and benefits of an association of persons commonly interested in Amateur Radio, constitute ourselves the Zombie Squad Amateur Radio Club (ZS-ARC) and enact this constitution as our governing law. The Zombie Squad Amateur Radio Club is an extension of the Zombie Squad organization (ZS-Inc.), and exists solely at the discretion of the Zombie Squad Board of Directors, who shall retain the right to disband the ZS-ARC at any time. It shall be our purpose to further the mission of Zombie Squad Inc. in the areas of emergency communications and community service by promoting technical knowledge, individual operating efficiency, cooperation between club members, cooperation between ZSARC and other organizations, the encouragement and training of prospective amateurs, the use of our communications services during emergencies, and a high standard of conduct in all club activities.
Sec. 1: There shall be two levels of membership: Full membership and Associate Membership
Sec. 2: Any member in good standing of Zombie Squad, having paid current yearly dues to Zombie Squad, shall be eligible for Associate membership, with all benefits of membership including the right to vote in officer elections but excluding the right to run for any club office.
Sec. 3: Any member of Zombie Squad, having paid yearly dues to Zombie Squad, having earned at least a Technician Class FCC Amateur License, and being a current American Radio Relay League member, shall be eligible for Full membership with all benefits, including the right to vote in officer elections and run for club office.
Sec. 4: Any Full member who fails to meet the qualifications for Full member status shall be relegated to Associate membership.
Sec. 5: Any person who for whatever reason ceases to be a member in good standing of Zombie Squad shall have their membership in ZSARC revoked.
Sec. 1: The officers of this club shall be President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer.
Sec. 2: The officers of this club shall be elected for a term of one year by simple majority by written ballot of at least 70% of current Full members. Elections shall take place in November of each year, with officers assuming their duties January 1st of the following year.
Sec. 3: If an officer other than the President is removed, or resigns, or is otherwise unable to fulfill the obligations of the office, that office will be filled by a special election at the first regular meeting following the vacancy in office.
Sec. 4: If the President is removed, resigns, or is otherwise unable to fulfill the obligations of the office, the Vice President will advance to the office of President, serving as such until the next scheduled election. The Vice-Presidency will be filled according to the standards of Article II Section 3.
Sec. 5: Officers may be removed by a 75% majority vote written and secret ballot of Full members. A motion for removal of an officer must be made at least 30 days prior to the date at which the removal vote will occur.
Duties of the officers:
Sec. 1: The president shall preside at all ZSARC meetings, and conduct the same according to the rules laid out in this agreement. The president shall enforce compliance with this constitution and bylaws, decide all questions of order, sign all official documents adopted by the ZSARC, and appoint those offices necessary to accomplish the mission of ZSARC. The President shall be responsible for all licensing and operational matter with regards to ZSARC equipment, and shall perform all other duties associated with the office of president. The President shall serve as liaison between ZSARC and ZSN.
Sec. 2: The Vice-President shall assume all duties of the President in the President's absence. The Vice-President shall organize, plan, and recommend club activities and events, and advance the mission of ZSARC in all matters.
Sec. 3: The Secretary shall keep a record of the proceedings of all meetings, keep a roll of members, carry on all correspondence, read communications at each meeting, approve press and public relations affairs, and notify members of all special meetings. It shall be the duty of the Secretary to keep the constitution and by-laws of ZSARC, and to bring the same to every meeting. The Secretary shall note all amendments, changes and additions to the constitution, and shall permit it to be consulted by members upon request. At the end of the Secretary's term, all items belonging to or pertaining to the club shall be turned over to the incoming Secretary, or to the President.
Sec. 4: The Treasurer shall receive and receipt for all monies paid to the club; keep an accurate account of all monies received and expended; pay bills only with proper authorization by the club officers. At the end of each month, the Treasurer shall submit an itemized statement of disbursements and receipts. At the end of the Treasurer's term, all items belonging or pertaining to the club shall be turned over to the incoming Treasurer or the President.
Sec. 5: Officers may delegate non-essential tasks to Full members. Delegation of tasks by any officer to any other person shall not absolve that officer of the responsibility for completion of those tasks.
Sec 1: Given the international nature of ZSARC, meetings shall be held via electronic means so designed that all authorized to attend may do so, as approved by the President.
Sec. 2: Meetings open to all members shall be held no less than once quarterly.
Sec 3: Special meetings and meetings of the board officers shall be called at the discretion of the President or his designated representative.
Sec. 4: Meetings shall be kept as informal as possible in keeping with the goals of the meeting. Should conflicts arise, the meeting will be governed under "Robert's Rules of Order, Revised", as interpreted by the President.
Amendment to the Constitution and bylaws:
Sec 1: This Constitution and Bylaws may be amended by a two-thirds majority vote of ZSARC Full members, provided all members have been given 30 days notice by email of the intent to amend this constitution and bylaws at said meeting.
Sec. 1: Any item purchased with ZSARC funds becomes the sole property of ZSARC. Any items donated to ZSARC become sole property of ZSARC.
Sec 2: Upon dissolution of ZSARC, any and all assets become sole property of Zombie Squad, Inc.
Sec 1: ZSARC shall adopt as it's main purpose the dissemination of accurate information regarding emergency communications to the Zombie Squad community and the communities in which ZSARC members live.
Sec. 2: ZSARC shall create and maintain a program to foster good public relations with communities, the press, other amateur radio organizations, and government agencies.
Sec. 3: ZSARC members are responsible for knowing and abiding by the appropriate FCC rules and regulations, as well as generally accepted amateur radio etiquette, including the ARRL voluntary band plans. Repeated and/or intentional violations will result in suspension of club operating priveleges, and possible revocation of club membership, as approved by the board of officers.
Sec. 1: As an extension of Zombie Squad, it is important that club members adhere to the following code of conduct while attending club events.
- A. Use of the Zombie Squad Name
Zombie Squad: National must approve any and all uses of the Zombie Squad name, logo, or other intellectual property for event staging, publicity, community service, or other purposes.
B. Speaking With the Media
When contacted by any media outlet, the club representative must notify ZS:HQ before proceeding with any publicity.
C. Obeying the Law
While representing Zombie Squad, ZSARC and members are required to be aware of and obey all applicable laws.
D. Respect People
Zombie Squad does not discriminate based on race, sex, religion, sexual orientation, political affiliation, etc. While representing Zombie Squad, club members will create an environment welcoming to others and respectful of their differences.
E. Not a Political Party or Advocacy Group
Zombie Squad does not support or endorse any political affiliation or any ideology over another. ZSARC may not knowingly take part in any event that advocates a political or religious agenda.
Here ends the Zombie Squad Amateur Radio Club Constitution. We, the undersigned, have read and approve of the spirit and letter of this Constitution.