Version 1.43   09/27/2023


Pursuant to Article VII of the Constitution, the following are the membership and election requirements of ICRC:1)  Voting Members shall hold a valid amateur radio operator’s license recognized by the FCC, and each such member shall have one vote. 

A Voting Member is qualified by having:

  1. Participated in at least 3 weekly net check-ins using the club net logs as the definitive source, over the previous 12-month period and must meet this qualification annually to retain voting privileges. Must be current and in good standing for any dues, assessments or fees that have been defined.
  2. Or, have served previously as an officer of the Club and in good standing with any dues, assessments or fees that have been defined.2) An Associate Member may be any person interested in amateur radio and wishes to be included on the Club mailing list and participate in Club activities.
  3. Applicants for membership shall become members as of the next regular club meeting unless a majority of the members of ICRC Board votes to reject the membership application prior to the next regular monthly meeting.  The rejected applicant will be notified either formally or informally prior to or during the next regular monthly meeting and any prepaid money refunded.
  4. Any member may be expelled from ICRC upon a majority vote of the ICRC Board. The member to be expelled must have been given due  notice by mail or email at least thirty days in advance of the Board vote and must have an opportunity to be heard at the next meeting.


  1. The terms Executive Committee, Directors, Officers and Members of the Board are synonymous in definition. 
  2. All Officers and Directors of ICRC shall be Voting Members and shall have held such voting membership for at least two years prior to election or appointment to office, or have served previously as a club officer in the previous 3 years. All Officers shall not be less than eighteen years of age.
  3. Each Officer or Director may serve and continue in office until a successor has been elected or appointed, except as provided in Section 26.
  4. All Officers and Directors shall serve without compensation.
  5. The President shall preside over all meetings of the Executive Committee and of ICRC, shall be subject to instructions from the Executive Committee, shall be the official spokesperson for ICRC, shall execute official documents adopted by ICRC, and shall perform all other duties customarily pertaining to the office. The President (or president appointee) shall represent ICRC in its relationship with public and governmental agencies.
  6. In the absence or disability of the President, the Vice President shall act in the President’s stead.
  7. The Secretary shall record the proceedings of all meetings of the Executive Committee and ICRC, shall submit a summary of the proceedings at each monthly club meeting, which will be made available for club members as requested , shall maintain ICRC’s archives, shall maintain the corporate status of ICRC, shall file all non-financial reports and certificates that may be required of ICRC by the laws of the State of Minnesota, and shall perform all other duties customarily pertaining to the office.
  8. The Treasurer shall receive all monies due ICRC, depositing such in the name of ICRC in a depository account specified by the Executive Committee, shall draw and send monies as approved by a majority vote of the Executive Committee for monies over $150.00. Provide updates at monthly club meetings with summary account information made available for members as requested , shall supervise and invest any surplus funds of ICRC in a prudent manner with the approval of the Executive Committee, and shall perform all other duties customarily pertaining to the office.
  9. The Trustee shall be responsible for the inventory, care and maintenance of all Club property including but not limited to ICRC’s communications equipment, shall insure that all operation of Club communication equipment is in accordance with all rules and regulations of the Federal Communications Commission and with normal amateur practice, shall make recommendations to the Executive Committee and to ICRC on such operation and maintenance, shall be reimbursed for all reasonable expenses associated with such duties if requested and if inventory is club owned , and shall update Executive Committee on any issues or changes needed.

Executive Committee

  1. The Executive Committee shall be constituted as provided in Article VI of ICRC Constitution. Election shall be as provided by the portion of the By-Laws entitled Elections.
  2. The President or a majority of the members of the Committee may call a special meeting of the Executive Committee at any time. The Secretary shall notify each member of the Executive Committee at least seven days before such meeting. A majority of the members of the Executive Committee shall constitute a quorum for any meeting of the Committee.

Club Meetings

  1. ICRC shall meet regularly in the evening of the first Wednesday of each month or a time and place designated by the President. The Executive Committee may authorize the President to omit regular when good cause exists. Due notice shall be provided for all Club meetings by way of announcements at club meetings, on radio nets, and ICRC’s website.
  2. A quorum as determined by roll call, shall consist of one tenth of the voting members of ICRC. If a quorum is not present at a regular or special meeting no official action will be taken and will adjourn.
  3. No matter deemed substantive by the presiding officer may be voted upon, although it may be introduced and debated, unless it has been presented at the monthly radio club meeting at least thirty days before the meeting at which the matter is to be voted upon. The President’s decision may be overruled only by unanimous consent of the Club Board, in which case the matter must be acted upon within the next two consecutive regularly scheduled Club meetings at the Boards discretion to schedule.
  4. Special meetings of ICRC must be called by the President upon a written petition of at least twenty-five percent of the Voting Members. Such a meeting shall be held within fifteen days after presentation of the petition. The Secretary shall give due written notice to the membership of the time, place and subject of such meeting at least seven days in advance of such meeting.
  5. On questions of order or procedure not covered by the By-Laws the provisions of the current edition of Robert’s Rules of Order shall prevail.



  1. Elections shall be held at the regular Club meeting in November every year. At this meeting, the membership shall elect the President and Secretary on one year and then the Vice-President and Treasurer the next year.
  2. Nominations shall be solicited from the floor at the October meeting and a list of potential Candidates for office shall be emailed to the voting membership 15 days prior to the November meeting during which elections will occur.
  3. At the November regular Club meeting additional nominations will be solicited from the floor prior to voting.
  4. Vote shall be by secret ballot and shall be tabulated by three disinterested members.
  5. The candidate receiving the majority of valid votes cast will be declared the winner.
  6. In absence of a majority, the two candidates with the largest number of votes shall participate in a run-off election to be held at the regular November election meeting.
  7. Elected and appointed Officers and Directors shall take office on the first day of the following year.
  8. Directors shall serve terms of two years. The positions of Treasurer and Vice President shall be elected in the even-numbered years and the positions of President and Secretary shall be elected in the odd-numbered years.
  9. In the event of a vacancy in any elected office, whether by resignation, removal, or lack of a willing nominee, the Executive Committee by a majority vote shall appoint a qualified member to such office. At no time shall any member of the Executive Committee have two or more votes, such as that given him or her by proxy for another member.
  10. An Officer or Director may be removed from office before the expiration of his or her term of office by a vote of two-thirds of the voting membership present at a regular or special meeting called for such purpose. A motion for such removal may be made by any voting member or by the Executive Committee. Such consideration for removal is defined as a substantive matter and shall be governed by the provisions of Section 19. An Officer or Director position shall be considered vacant if the holder of the position is absent at three consecutive Executive Committee meetings, or no attendance at regular club meetings in one calendar year.

Other Matters

  1. The President, with the approval of the rest of the Executive Committee, may appoint such committees as may be needed for the proper operation of ICRC. Such committees shall serve at the pleasure of the Executive Committee. Standing Committees include, but are not limited to, Membership Committee, Newsletter Committee, Awards Committee, Technical Committee, and the Volunteer Examiner Team.
  2. ICRC shall maintain an official website which will provide a forum for club information such as training opportunities, club activities,
  3. These By-Laws may be amended at any time by a majority vote of the club Executive Committee, or a two-thirds vote of all voting members of ICRC provided due notice of the proposed amendment shall have been posted on the website or emailed at least fifteen days before the regularly scheduled meeting of ICRC at which such proposed amendment is to be voted upon, by a two-thirds vote of the voting members present at such meeting.

Duly adopted this 27th day of September 2023 by a majority vote of The Isanti Radio Club Executive Committee.

Kyle Hendricks KE0GPI, Vice President
Ervin Kleinschmidt AE0KE, Treasurer
Jodie Showalter KC0MWY, Secretary
Rick Wagner KF0RIK, President