††††††† 1.†††† CLUB OFFICERS
††††††††††††††††† A.††† Nominations
††††††††††††††††††††††† 1.†† Members shall make nominations for new officers from the floor at the January business meeting. Nomination committees will not be used.
††††††††††††††††† B.††† Duties of Officers
††††††††††††††††††††††† 1.†† President
††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† a.†† Shall preside over club meetings.
††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b.†† Act as club spokesman.
††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† c.†† Coordinate club activities.
††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† d.†† Appoint committee chairpersons
††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† e.†† Make appropriate decisions when a club meeting is not practical
††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† f.††† Shall oversee all club business.
††††††††††††††††††††††† 2.†† Vice-President
††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† a.†† Assume all duties of the President in his absence.
††††††††††††††††††††††† 3.†† Secretary
††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† a.†† Maintain the minutes of all club meetings.
††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b.†† Draft club correspondence.
††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† c.†† Announce meetings via phone calls.
††††††††††††††††††††††† 4.†† Treasurer
††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† a.†† Receive and disburse all funds as approved by the Membership.
††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† b.†† Maintain the clubs financial records.
††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† c. Prepare and submit a financial report at every Business meeting.
††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† d. Maintain the membership roster.
††††††††††††††††† C.††† Terms of Office
††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1.††††††† One Year
††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2.††††††† Elections shall be held annually at the January business meeting
††††††††††††††††††††††††† 3.††††††† Nominations shall be from the membership at large.
††††††††††††††††††††††††† 4.††††††† Mid-term vacancy of the presidentís office shall be filled by the Vice-President.
††††††††††††††††††††††††† 5.††††††† All other vacancies shall require a special election.
††††††† 2.†††† FINANCES
††††††††††††††††† A.††† The initiation fee will be $15.00 per individual or $30.00 per household.††††††††††††††††† B.††† Dues are $60.00 per year and will be paid twelve months in advance, due each January.
††††††††††††††††† C.†† A member of good standing may request a leave of absence
for the following reasons: Poor health, absence from the club area for an extended
period of time (3 months or more), or being enrolled as a full time student
at a College or University and living away from home. The leave-of absence must
be requested in writing. The request must be approved/disapproved by the membership
at large at the next club meeting. During the leave-of-absence the member will
not be required to pay dues.
††††††††††††††††† The leave-of-absence shall end, and the member is required to pay dues again, the first time he/she uses the club field. Exception-Students on a leave-of-absence may use the field when home on a weekend or school break without paying (except during the long summer break), as long as they are a current AMA member.
††††††††††††††††† D.††† Do audit in January on new election of officers, the President shall appoint a trustee committee to audit the club's financial records.
††††††††††††††††† E.††† Any member at or below 18 years of age is required to pay dues of $1.00 per Year and MUST have AMA Card.
††††††††††††††††† F.†††† A $50.00 petty cash fund will be made available to the club officers for minor expenses for club operations. Receipts shall be turned in to the Treasurer.
††††††† 3.†††† MEETINGS
††††††††††††††††† A.††† Regular business meetings shall be held quarterly the
first Monday of each quarter at
††††††††††††††††† B.††† Special meetings shall be called by the President when deemed necessary.
††††††††††††††††† C.††† At least two officers and 10% of the membership are needed to conduct a business meeting.
††††††††††††††††† D.††† All meetings shall be run by ROBERTíS RULES OF ORDER. Every member in good standing shall be provided the opportunity to make motions, to participate in discussions, and vote.
††††††††††††††††† E.††† All club voting shall be done by secret ballot during elections, when voting in new members, instructors, etc., and any time opposition is voiced during discussion. All other voting will be done verbally or by the raise of hands, unless objected to by any member.
††††††† 4.†††† GUEST FLYING PRIVILEGES
††††††††††††††††† A.††† A guest flyer shall be defined as: A radio control pilot that is a current member of AMA and is sponsored and accompanied by a CCRCC member in good standing.
††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1.†† A guest who lives within a twenty-five mile radius of the flying field will be allowed to fly up to three times per year
††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2.†† A guest that lives over twenty-five miles away and requests to fly at the CCRCC field (such as someone on vacation or someone that spends weekends in our area) will be limited to seven days per year.
††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 3.†† Before the guest is allowed to fly unassisted they must demonstrate their ability to fly safely while standing next to a certified club instructor (Preferably using the buddy box). They must be informed of the AMA and Club safety rules and frequency board procedures. Their radio must be 1991 certified. If they do not willingly agree to abide by the rules, if they display an attitude that seems suspicious (argumentative, smelling of alcohol, etc.) any club member has the right to refuse he/she the opportunity to fly in order to prevent endangering others. If they prove to be unskilled pilots they will only be allowed to fly on the buddy box with a Certified Instructor. Instructors should not assist the guest to the detriment of regular club student flyers or members.
††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 4.†† A club member must be present during the times that the guest utilizes the field. A club member must be the last person to leave the field, and will ensure that the gate is locked. No club member shall leave a guest alone at the field. When the last member is ready to leave he/she should politely ask the guest to leave. If the guest does not comply, the member should call a club officer.
††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 5.†† Each guest pilot must show a current AMA card before being allowed to fly.
††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 6.†† Until a new prospective member joins the club he/she will be considered a guest, and therefore must meet all of the requirements stated above, including but not limited to the restrictions on the numbers of days they can fly. This will encourage the prospective member to join as soon as possible.
††††††† 5.†††† FREQUENCY CONTROL PROCEDURES†††††††††
††††††††††††††††† A.††† Immediately upon removing your transmitters from your vehicle as you arrive at the field, make ensure that ALL transmitters are turned off.
††††††††††††††††† B.††† Before turning on any transmitter ensure that your AMA card is attached in the proper frequency covering their frequency on the frequency control board.
††††††††††††††††† C.††† To fly, check to see if your frequency is empty, place your AMA card, name side out, on the frequency number, attach a frequency pin to it, and proceed to fly. After you finish flying, turn off your transmitter, it is your responsibility to ensure SAFETY
††††††††††††††††† E.††† If you are waiting to fly and there are four already flying, place your card, name side up, behind the card of someone who is already flying.† When any pilot finishes a flight, before flying a consecutive time, he/she should check to see if any cards are behind his/hers on the board.† If there is anyone else waiting they should be told that it is now available for them to fly.† This is a good way to ensure that during busy times everyone gets his or her fair chance to fly.
††††††††††††††††† F.†††† If there are no cards behind yours when you finish a flight you can fly consecutive flights, as long frequency is available.
††††††† 6.†††† PILOT INSTRUCTION PROGRAM
††††††††††††††††† A.††† Every new member must complete the structured formal club-training program before being allowed to fly unassisted.
††††††††††††††††† B.††† Certification of completion of the program is signified by a certificate signed by the club President and any two Certified Club Instructors for whom the student pilot demonstrated the final requirements of the course.
††††††††††††††††† C.††† To become a Club certified instructor requires that club members in good standing volunteer at a club meeting and then be granted the position, only after receiving a quorum of the club member's votes. The volunteer should be an experienced club flyer with the desire to patiently train others.
††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 1.†† The club instructors shall follow the structured
training plan in detail to ensure each trainee receives and learns everything
necessary to become a successful and safe pilot.
††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 2. Each student pilot will bring his/her training log with them for each lesson
††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† 3. Every new member, no matter how proficient they may claim to be, must demonstrate their flying proficiency while standing next to a certified club instructor, before they are allowed to fly solo. The proficiency required is that of the final exercise of the training program.
††††††† 7.†††† MISCELLANEOUS
††††††††††††††††††††††† A.††† We are formed as a club to have fun, but we must also be responsible. Our few rules are AMA required for safety and insurance purposes or were created to promote fairness for the overall group. In order to maintain a safe environment, Every member is required to comply with all AMA and club safety rules at all times. Every member is encouraged to be a friendly reminder to each other to follow the rules. We must do everything possible to prevent anyone from being hurt and to prevent property damage. Safety is of utmost importance and our ability to keep a flying field heavily depends on compliance. It only takes one mistake to hurt someone or cause an embarrassing situation that may result in loss of club credibility and our flying field.
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RADIO CONTROL CLUB CONSTITUTION
††††††† 1.†† ORGANIZATION:
††††††††††††† A.†† The Crystal Coast Radio Control Club (CCRCC) shall be a non-profit organization.
††††††††††††† B.†† CCRCC shall be chartered with the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA) and conform to the policies and Safety Code of that organization.
††††††††††††† C.†† CCRCC shall comply with all Federal Communications Commission regulations as they pertain to remote control model operation.
††††††††††††† D.†† The club shall be organized and administered under the direction of elected officers; President, Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer.
††††††††††††† E.†† Individual Members shall not incur any financial gain from club transactions. Any excess monies shall be deposited in the club treasury.
††††††† 2.†† PURPOSE:
††††††††††††† A.†† The purpose of this club is to promote the building and flying of remote control model aircraft and to promote fellowship among the membership and other similar clubs.
††††††† 3.†† CHARTER:
††††††††††††† A.†† This club shall maintain a charter through the
††††††† 4.†† MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS:
††††††††††††† A.†† Members shall be of good moral character.
††††††††††††† B.†† Members will maintain a current AMA membership card to ensure adequate individual liability insurance protection
††††††††††††† C.†† Prospective members shall attend at least one club. meeting prior to being voted in and spend a total of 8 hours at the field with other members present. A majority Written vote of the membership-at-large constitutes acceptance.
††††††††††††† D. To involuntarily revoke an individual's membership, for anything other than excessively delinquent dues, a statement must be submitted to the president and an approval by at least two of the elected officials is required.
††††††† E.†† To be considered a member in good standing, the member must be no more than 3 months behind in dues. Over 3 months behind will result in loss of voting and flying privileges. A member over 3 months behind will he notified in writing that he is delinquent and be given one additional month to pay all dues. If full payment is not made by the due date, the member will automatically he removed from the club roster. Also their name will be posted at the club field as a former Member to ensure that they no longer use the field. In order for a former member to regain their membership, they must request new membership, pay all past overdue dues and initiation fee, and be voted in.
††††††††††††† A member that leaves/quits the club in good standing (all dues paid) and wishes to return later, may not he required to repay the initiation fee, if the membership vote, to waive the fee when the former member reapplies for membership.
††††††††††††† Club members are encouraged to pay club dues in advance, to prevent the possibility of becoming delinquent.
††††††††††††† F. NONVOTING ASSOCIATE MEMBERS: Anyone who wishes to be associated with this club in a non-flying/driving status may be enrolled as a NON-VOTING Associate Member by paying the regular Initiation Fee, renewable each year.† AMA membership is not required. All other privileges of the club apply.
††††††††††††† G. CAR TRACK USAGE:† Use of the clubs car track as NON-VOTING Club participant requires dues of $45.00 annually CARS ONLY †and a Initiation Fee of $15.00 not combined with airplane dues.† You MUST pay to use both. Fee is $75.00 annually for use of both field and car track.† NO GUESTS ALLOWED!
††††††††††††††† All youths under the age of 18 will pay dues of $14.00 annually.
††††††† 5.†† AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION
††††††††††††† A.†† All proposed amendments shall be presented to any club officer .for presentation and discussion at the next scheduled meeting. A favorable vote of a QUORUM is required for its adoption.
††††††††††††† This CONSTITUTION adopted on† ††††††††† DAY OF††††††††††††††† 200__