October Member Meeting

The October member meeting is coming up in a couple weeks on October 6th. The meeting will take place at the normal time and place, the American Red Cross at 7:30pm, as well as the pre-meeting dinner at Cowtippers at 6:00pm. Addresses and other information is on the Member Meetings page.

The program for October is a presentation about Battle Bots by Randy Farmer, N4FET. Randy was involved in this year’s ABC TV program, “Battle Bots,” and will discuss that program and how RF is involved with the various teams’ creations.

Additionally, we will be voting on the proposed Bylaw change involving the membership period. The changes presented at the September meeting were the following (underlines are adds, strikethroughs are removals):

Update section 3.05 to say the following:

Any member who has not renewed by April 1 within 30 days of the expiration date of their membership shall be dropped from the active membership roll. Such member may be reinstated to membership by paying dues for the current year at any time restart a new membership at any time.

Update section 8.01 to say the following:

Annual dues for all membership levels shall be proposed by the Executive Officers and approved by the members. Annual dues are payable on January 1st of each year. A new member joining the Club after July 1 shall pay half dues to carry through to the end of that calendar year. A new member joining after October 31st shall pay full membership dues and shall have that payment cover the remainder of the current calendar and the next calendar year. Annual dues are assessed in 12 month increments, on the anniversary of the membership in the club. Members before September 2016 shall have their renewal fixed on January 1.

Schedule B shall be published as a companion to the bylaws outlining the sub categories of membership and their individual dues. This schedule may be modified by recommendation of the board at a regular meeting as defined in Section 7.01.

Update Schedule B with the following changes:

Member and Non-Voting Member to $30 per year.

Life Member to $500 one time.

Update 9/18: Slight update to Section 3.05.

2 thoughts on “October Member Meeting”

  1. In “Updating” Schedule B above, the old rates weren’t posted and crossed-out to reflect a one time raise of Over 36%! I think the rate change should be published and phased in over multiple years…not a onetime raise…the club will loose membership if this onetime increase isn’t phased in over 2-3 years! My 2cents

    1. Mike,

      The increase in the yearly membership fees to $30/year was already voted on several meetings ago, however the by-laws were never updated and since we’ll be voting on other bylaw changes now then we included this.

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