LEICESTER RADIO SOCIETY
AFFILIATED TO R.S.G.B.

G3 LRS

Rules - September 1957 amended January 1971 - December 1982 - January 1985

  1. The Society shall be called the "Leicester Radio Society".

  2.  The objects of the Society shall be to promote the knowledge and practice of Amateur Radio and kindred subjects.

  3.  The society shall have a committee consisting of the following officers
    1. The Chairman
    2. The Secretary.
    3. The Treasurer.
    4. The Assistant Secretary.
      and five additional members

  4. The duties of the committee shall be as follows :-
    1. The Chairman shall take the Chair at meetings.
    2. The secretary shall keep all members informed of the forthcoming activities of the society, and keep minutes of the business at each Annual and Special General Meeting and at meetings of the committee. Be responsible for all correspondence from and to the Society.
    3. The Treasurer shall keep a proper record of the Accounts and report on them at the Annual General Meeting. The Treasurer shall receive all monies and pay all accounts on the orders of the committee and when required, surrender the same to the committee
    4. The Assistant Secretary will assist the Secretary, plus duties as contest manager.
    5. The Committee shall be responsible for planning the activities of the Society bearing in mind its objects and shall meet under the Chairmanship of the Chairman not less than every six weeks throughout the period of October 1st - June 1st.
      Four members of the committee shall be a quorum at the committee meeting.

  5.  Powers of the committee :-
    1. The commitee shall consider every application for membership and shall admit or refuse any application as they think fit
    2. The committee shall be entitled to expend the society's monies in the furtherance of the objects of the society and for this purpose, purchase equipment, hire accomodation and seek suitable property for club premises. Sell equipment as they think fit provided that :-
      No equipment shall be sold for any price without first being offered for sale at an ordinary General Meeting and no higher price being offered. The committee shall see that one of it's Members keeps a register of equipment belonging to the Society, such register to be available for inspection by any member at any reasonable time.
    3. The commitee shall decide the venue of the Meeting but any changes of venue shall be notified to members in advance.

  6.  Membership :-
    1. Any person interested in Amateur Radio and kindred subjects shall be eligible for membership, but membership shall not be granted except after consideration of application for membership by the committee at a Committee Meeting.
    2. No person other than a member shall be entitled to be present at any meeting of the Society except that any member shall be entitled to bring a visitor to a meeting, but, no person may attend as a visitor more than twice in one year

  7.  Meetings :-
    1. ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 
      1. The AGM shall be held on a Monday in January. The Secretary shall give members 14 clear days notice of the AGM
      2. The Officers and Committee Members of the Society shall be elected at the AGM by vote of FULLY PAID up Members only. They shall take office immediately on election and retain office until the next AGM.

    2. SPECIAL GENERAL MEETING 
      1. A group of not less than six members may submit a request to the committee, through the Secretary that an Special Meeting be held. Such request shall state the reason for holding such a meeting and put forward a date for the meeting and the Secretary shall give members 14 days notice of the motion, place and date of the meeting.
      2. An Special general meeting may also be called by the Committee where it is desired to change the Rules of the Society or whenever the committee shall consider that a matter of sufficient importance has arisen to warrant calling such a meeting.

  8. FINANCIAL YEAR AND SUBSCRIPTION :-
    1. The financial year of the society shall run from January 1st to December 31st. The membership fee shall be £6 per year, payable in one lump sun during the month of January, or in two instalments one in the month of January and one in the month of July. Any member who does not pay his fee shall at the discretion of the committee be removed form the membership list and be deemed to have resigned.
      Life Membership shall be granted for a fee of £60.
    2. Members who at the Annual General Meeting are under 17 years of age or undergoing full time education shall pay half the current fee but shall have no voting rights.