Revised Aug 18 Club Meeting Announcement
QST QST Calling all K6BJ Club Members
We earnestly request your (Live or Virtual) presence at NEXT FRIDAY’s SCCARC Club Meeting.
There are two reasons.
First, we will have a great speaker and a subject that could be useful for many of us.
Second, we have a proposed change to our Bylaws that we plan to introduce for your consideration and
we will be voting on the change at the September meeting.
Here is a little on the planned presentation from our speaker, John Portune:
August 18th 7:30 PM Pacific time is confirmed for the Santa Cruz County Amateur Radio Club (K6BJ)
on the topic of “Simple Sleeve Dipole From Coax.”
Feel free to record the session for your members’ reference.
There’s a short description on w6nbc.com and a short bio . John Portune W6NBC
Here is the background on why your board believes that we should change the Bylaws:
At our next regular third Friday club meeting on August 18, we will have the formal reading of
the proposed change (which we discussed at our last board meeting). This reading is so that
the proposal can be voted upon at the September meeting.
Change our Bylaws, Article V, Section 4.
“Fifteen percent of the membership of the Club shall constitute a quorum.”
“Ten percent of the membership of the Club shall constitute a quorum.”
This proposal will be voted on at our following regular club meeting Friday, September 15.
Here is the article in our Bylaws that governs changing them:
“ARTICLE IX. AMENDMENT OF BYLAWS:
These bylaws can be amended at any regular meeting of the
Club by a two-thirds vote, providing that the amendment has been
submitted in writing at the previous regular meeting.”
Our club Bylaws say we must hold a election at our November meeting each year. At times we’ve had unfortunate trouble reaching the number of participants to achieve a quorum for the needed annual election.
(now we have 154 members total)
10% = 16 members
15% = 24 members
According to Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised, the “requirement for a quorum is protection against totally unrepresentative action in the name of the body by an unduly small number of persons.”
Robert’s Rules of Order Newly Revised (pre-Covid pandemic) also states that the quorum set in an organization’s bylaws “should approximate the largest number that can be depended on to attend any meeting except in very bad weather or other extremely unfavorable conditions.
It pains me to mention it. But, we have not had 24 members at any of our meetings in recent memory. Hence the desire
to have a more practical quorum.
HERE AS A REMINDER IS THE ZOOM LINK FOR NEXT WEEK’S MEETING. OR, PLEASE LET’S MEET IN PERSON
AT LA POSADA ON FREDERICK ST.
W6OJE is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: K6BJ SCCARC Zoom Meeting
Time: Aug 18, 2023 07:30 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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