This Document of Organization supercedes in whole all previous versions.
The name of this organization shall be Del City Amateur Radio Society, referred to by its FCC-assigned callsign W5DEL.
The purpose of W5DEL shall be to facilitate the proliferation of amateur radio in all aspects including newer technologies, as well as traditional ones. Our goal is to portray amateur radio in a true way that new comers will gravitate into the amateur radio service.
Membership shall be open to any person possessing an amateur radio license who actively supports W5DEL’s purpose as set forth in this document. We reserve the right to decline membership to anyone the board deems to not represent the goals and mission of this organization.
W5DEL shall have five officers plus our trustee, a president, a vice president, a secretary, emergency management coordinator, and a treasurer. The positions of president and vice president, if permanently vacated, shall be filled through a nomination and vote of the membership. The treasurer shall be appointed by the president and vice president. A member shall be designated as the Amateur Radio License Trustee. The Trustee shall establish and maintain an Amateur Radio Club Station for the exclusive use of the licensed members of W5DEL, and shall carry out the duties designated by the Federal Communication Commission for the trustee of this station. In the event that the trustee can no longer perform the duties of Trustee, he shall designate another Society member who holds an amateur license to apply to the FCC to succeed him as trustee. The president shall concur in the selection of this new Trustee.
W5DEL shall not collect dues unless deemed absolutely necessary by the officers for ongoing expenses required for the operation of the organization.
All meetings of W5DEL shall be informal and may be called at the discretion of at least two officers. Such meetings may take place, in person, over amateur radio or through other electronic communication means.
Use of Club Repeaters/Nodes:
Any member wishing to use W5DEL’s amateur radio repeaters, internet gateway, etc. for transmitting purposes must satisfy the trustee as to their authority to do so by presenting a copy of their amateur radio license. Both the president and trustee must approve requests to utilize the station’s callsign for special operating events. A copy of the station log with operators signatures must be submitted to the Trustee for filing after an approved special operating event is concluded.
Meeting minutes of W5DEL are maintained by the President at his/her discretion.