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Task Force Constitution

CONSTITUTION OF THE COLORADO 14ER EVENT TASK FORCE

ARTICLE I: NAME
The name of this Organization shall be the COLORADO 14ER EVENT TASK FORCE and the principal office shall be in the State of Colorado, at the address of the president.

ARTICLE II: PURPOSE
The purpose of the Organization is to promote responsible and efficient use of amateur radio by organizing amateur radio operating events, including but not limited to the COLORADO 14ER EVENT. The Organization shall establish dates, times, rules and policies for effective operation of these events. The Organization shall strive to promote the best interests of event participants, the amateur radio community and the general public.

ARTICLE III: MEMBERS
1. The Organization shall consist of no less than five members and no more than seven members. These members shall have the sole authority and responsibility for control and management of the affairs of the Organization.
2. The members of the Organization must hold a valid Federal Communications Commission Amateur Radio License.
3. The members of the Organization shall serve indefinitely, until they resign or are removed from membership. A member may be removed by a three-fourths vote of the other members. A member may resign from his or her position at any time by providing notice to the President or Secretary. Failure to respond within 90 days to a request concerning Organization business may be considered a resignation at the discretion of the President.
4. When a vacancy exists due to resignation or other cause, the President shall nominate a person to fill the vacancy. The nominee must be approved by a three-fourths vote of the remaining members.

ARTICLE IV: DUTIES OF OFFICERS
1. The President shall preside at all meetings and lead the general operation of the Organization. The President shall enforce the implementation of this Constitution, decide all questions of order and interpretation of this Constitution, and perform all other duties normally pertaining to the office of the President.
2. The Secretary shall keep and maintain the records and financial accounts of the Organization and shall perform the duties of the President in the absence of the President. The Secretary is responsible for maintaining a current copy of this Constitution and a list of current officers.
3. The President and Secretary shall serve indefinitely, until they resign or are removed from office. The President or Secretary may be removed from office by a three-fourths vote of the other members. The President or Secretary may resign from his or her position at any time by providing written notice to the other officer.
4. When a vacancy in the office of President or Secretary exists due to resignation or other cause, a new officer shall be elected by majority vote of the remaining members.
5. The President may appoint members to perform duties not specifically defined in this Constitution such as Event Director, Publicity Director, Communications Director and Historian. Also, the President may assign duties to individuals or committees that are made up of members and/or non-members to assist in the operation of the Organization.

ARTICLE V: MEETINGS

1. Meetings of the Organization shall be called by the President as needed for effective operation of the Organization. The President shall designate the time and place for the meeting and shall provide reasonable notice of the meeting to all members.
2. Actions of the Organization must be approved by a majority vote of the members, either at a meeting of the Organization or via correspondence. In the case of a tie vote, the outcome of the vote shall follow the vote of the President.
3. The business of the Organization shall be conducted under the direction of the President using reasonable procedures determined by the President. Votes taken by correspondence may be conducted via regular postal service, electronic mail, telephone or other suitable means of communication. The President shall ensure that reasonable and appropriate methods are used to include all members of the Organization in the vote.

ARTICLE VI: AMENDMENTS
This Constitution may be amended by a three-fourths vote of the members.
The foregoing Constitution is adopted as the Constitution of the COLORADO 14ER EVENT TASK FORCE by the founding members listed below.
IN WITNESS HEREOF, as founding members of the Organization, we have hereunto subscribed our names this 1st day of May 2001.

Bob Witte, KB0CY (President)
Dan Hupp, N0TZL (Secretary)
Chris Rand, KB0QQW
Walt Hane, W4HXC
Greg Wilson, KC0ADT
Andy Goris, AA0CM
Jeff Gerst, N0XDW

[This constitution was approved electronically by all founding members on May 1, 2001]
[Article III Section 3 was modified on Feb 21, 2010 to include the 90 day clause]

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