There have been a number of questions about the upcoming changes to the Club constitution, so I wanted to answer some of those questions.
What are we changing?
To read what we approved for consideration, the changes are listed here and a ballot form is included. For those of you who would like to see the original, what is being removed, and what is being added, we have a “revision marked” file showing the modifications to the Constitution and By-Laws.
Why does my vote matter?
Under the terms of our current Club constitution, any changes have to be approved by a two-thirds majority of the current membership. That’s a problem when less than half of our current members attend an average meeting. We appreciate your support of amateur radio through your membership; making your position clear on the changes is one additional way you can support the Club.
How long do I have?
Votes from active members must be received by meeting time on January 9, 2024, to be considered, so if you don’t think that you’ll be able to attend the January meeting, please submit your vote by another means before January 9th.
I can’t make the January meeting. How do I vote?
There are three ways to vote. First, print out the ballot form and mail it to:
Tri-County Amateur Radio Club
PO Box 321
Fort Atkinson, WI 53538-0321
Alternately, if you wish to vote to accept all of the changes we discussed at our last meeting, simple send this message to the club email at TCARC (at) W9MQB.org:
BALLOT I, (print name)_____________________________, certify that I am an active member of the Tri-County Amateur Radio Club, Inc. and hereby submit my vote on the proposed Constitutional changes: SELECT ONE: _____ I vote AYE to approve all of the proposed changes listed below. OR _____ I vote NAY to reject all of the proposed changes listed below. OR ____ I wish to vote for each of the proposed changes individually, as shown underneath each item listed below. (If you pick this option, please list the items you wish to vote for or against individually here) Signed (Your name): ________________________ Date: ______ Call Sign: _____
If you choose the last option, just list which items you are voting for or against. If we receive your vote by 6 PM on Tuesday, we’ll include it in the tally, under the old terms of the constitution.
Questions? Send me an email, or add a comment below, and I’ll do my best to answer.
Mike Zore (AE9MZ), Club Secretary