Bylaws as updated in 2007
Bylaws as updated in 2007 avatar

1. MEMBERSHIP: Full membership shall be open to all licensed radio amateurs. Associate membership is open to all other interested persons. Applications may be submitted to the Secretary at any time, and voted on at the next club meeting where a quorum is present, or prospective members’ applications may be voted upon by the Executive Board at any time. Full membership includes all club privileges and rights to hold office and vote for club officers. Associate membership includes all club privileges except rights to hold office and vote for club officers. Honorary Members are members who, in recognition of their contributions to the CTRI Contest Group, may be designated as such by the Executive Board. Any Full member may make an honorary membership recommendation to the Executive Board. Honorary membership permanently grants all the rights and privileges of an Associate member.

Full members shall have access to the CTRI Yahoo Group for as long as that member remains active in the affairs of the CTRI Contest Group. Active membership is described as participation, in one calendar year, in any combination of three (3) of the following: log submission (listing CTRI Contest Group as the club affiliation) to the CTRI Contest Group’s Contest Manager from any of the specified CTRI Contest Group’s intra club contests as outlined in section five (5) of the BYLAWS, and/or work parties, meetings, or public events sponsored by the CTRI Contest Group. After one (1) year of inactivity, a Full member shall automatically become an Associate member. After one (1) year of inactive membership, the Associate member shall be dropped from the membership roster of the CTRI Contest Group and deleted from the Yahoo Group.

2. MEETINGS: Regular meeting dates, times and locations will be scheduled by the Executive Board and will occur as minimum at least once per quarter or upon the recommendation of the Executive Board. At regular meetings, a minimum of three (3) Full members, one of whom must be a member of the Executive Board, shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of club business. A special meeting may be called at the written request of three (3) Full members, at least one of which must be a member of the Executive Board of the club. The request must state the reason for the special meeting and the reason stated shall be the only business of the special meeting.

3. DUES: The Executive Board reserves the right to recommend monetary dues at the September meeting.

4. COMMITTEES: The President, in conjunction with the Executive Board, may appoint any full member in good standing to head committees and appoint other committees as necessary. While a committee is active, the chairman of that committee shall be a member of the Executive Board.

5. CONTESTS: A list of contests that will count for intra club awards will be given out at the September meeting.

Constitution as amended in 2007
Constitution as amended in 2007 avatar


We, the undersigned, wishing to secure for ourselves the pleasures and benefits of an association of persons commonly interested in Amateur Radio, constitute ourselves the CTRI (Connecticut – Rhode Island) CONTEST GROUP and enact the purpose to further the exchange of information between members, to promote radio knowledge, fraternalism and individual operating efficiency, and to advance the general interest and welfare of Amateur Radio with a particular interest in Amateur Radio contesting.


All persons interested in Amateur Radio communications shall be eligible for membership in this organization. Membership shall be by application and election upon such terms as are provided in the BYLAWS.


SECTION A. The officers of the CTRI CONTEST GROUP shall be President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Contest Manager.

SECTION B. The officers of the CTRI CONTEST GROUP shall be elected for a term of one (1) year by ballot of full members present at its annual meeting held in September, if there is a quorum present as provided for in the BYLAWS.

SECTION C. Vacancies occurring between elections must be filled by the Executive Board.

SECTION D. Officers may be removed for cause by a two-thirds vote of the full members present at a regular or special meeting.

SECTION E. The Executive Board shall consist of the officers of the club and the immediate past President. The Executive Board shall conduct business as necessary between regular meetings.


SECTION A. The President shall preside at all meetings of the club and conduct them in an orderly manner. He/She shall enforce the observance of the CONSTITUTION and BYLAWS, decide all questions of order, sign all official documents adopted by the club, and perform all other duties pertaining to the office of President.

SECTION B. The Vice President shall assume all duties of the President in his/her absence. He/She shall maintain contact with other persons outside of the club as necessary in the interest of the club membership.

SECTION C. The Secretary shall keep a record of the proceedings of all meetings, keep a roll of members, submit membership applications, carry on all correspondence, and read communications at each meeting. He/She shall also have a current copy of the CONSTITUTION and BYLAWS at all meetings.

SECTION D. The Treasurer shall keep the books for the club, accept all monies and disburse funds at the direction of the President or the Executive Board.

SECTION E. The Contest Manager shall collect, track, and tally scores for the purpose of intra club awards and administer the award program as defined by the Executive Board and outlined at the May meeting.


The BYLAWS shall provide for both regular and special meetings. Robert’s Rules of Order shall be the guiding authority for conducting business.


The club membership shall provide technical advice to members concerning equipment design and operation, to aid in frequency observance, clean signals, uniform practice and absence of spurious emissions from club member stations. The club shall also maintain a program to foster and guide public relations and promote Amateur Radio.


The CONSTITUTION or the BYLAWS of the club may be amended by a two thirds vote of the members present at any regular meeting. Proposals for amendments shall be submitted in writing at any meeting with copies made available upon request. The amendment shall be voted on at the next meeting.