Lisenco 1 Motion

Moved that Article 4 of the ARRL Articles of Association be amended to read as follows:

Article 4:

The affairs of the Corporation shall be governed by a Board consisting of fifteen Directors as defined in this Article, each representing a territorial Division comprising a geographical area as defined in the By-Laws, a President, and three Vice-Presidents.

The Directors shall be elected for terms of three years by the members eligible to vote, according to the schedule prescribed in the By-Laws. Election of Directors shall be by mail or electronic vote in accordance with the rules and regulations prescribed in the By-Laws. The Board shall meet twice a year at times and places as provided in the By-Laws. The first meeting shall be called the Annual Meeting and the second shall be called the Second Meeting. Special meetings of the Board shall be called by the President upon written request of a least one-half of the membership of the Board as then constituted.

The President and the three Vice-Presidents shall be elected by a majority of the 15 Directors every two years as defined in Article 8 of the Articles of Association. The President and the three Vice-Presidents are not eligible to vote in this election.

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Lisenco 2 Motion

Moved that Article 6 of the ARRL Articles of Association be amended to read as follows:

Article 6:

During the intervals between meetings of the Board of Directors, the affairs of the Corporation shall be administered by an Executive Committee consisting of the President, five Directors selected by the Board of Directors, one Vice-President appointed by the President and, without vote, the additional Vice Presidents and Chief Executive Officer. The term of office of the Executive Committee members shall be for one year or until their successors are elected in the case of the Director members, or the Vice President member as appointed by the President. The Executive Committee shall meet at the call of the President, but no less often than semi-annually. The Executive Committee may in its discretion submit for determination or decision by members of the Board of Directors by mail or electronic vote any proposal pending before the Executive Committee. When such submission is made, it shall be in precise terms embodying the text of the proposed resolution. Such action shall be binding upon the Executive Committee.

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Lisenco 3 Motion

Moved, that By-Law 15 of the ARRL By-Laws be amended to read as follows:

15. The President and the Vice Presidents shall possess all of the rights and duties of directors save the right to vote for the positions of President and Vice-President. The Treasurer shall possess all of the rights and duties of directors save the right to vote and the right to participate in the call of a special meeting of the Board, as referred to in Article 4 of the Articles of Association

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Lisenco 4 Motion

Moved, that By-Law 25 of the ARRL By-Laws be amended to read as follows:

25. The Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors shall be held in the vicinity of Newington, Connecticut, beginning on the 3rd Friday of January. The Second Meeting of the Board of Directors shall be held in the vicinity of Newington, Connecticut, beginning on the 3rd Friday of July. The places of the meetings shall be designated by the President and notified by the Secretary. The times and places of the meetings may be changed provided that specific provision is made therefor by (1) majority vote of the officers and directors at the next preceding Annual or Second Meeting, or (2) majority vote of the officers and directors by mail initiated by the Executive Committee or on petition of at least five directors and/or officers, such mail vote to be taken at least 60 days previous to the date proposed for the meeting.

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Lisenco 5 Motion

Moved, that By-Law 31 of the ARRL By-Laws be amended to read as follows:

31. The President shall preside over all meetings of the Board of Directors. He shall, subject to instructions from the Board of Directors, and with the assistance of the Chief Executive Officer, represent the League in its relationships with the public and the various governments, governmental agencies and officials with which the League may be concerned, and shall be the official spokesman of the Board of Directors in regard to all matters of League policy. Any vacancy occurring from time to time by death, resignation or incapacity of any member of the Executive Committee may be filled by appointment made by the President, for the balance of the original term of such member. The President shall be an ex-officio a member of all Committees unless otherwise designated.

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Lisenco 6 Motion

Moved, that By-Law 37 of the ARRL By-Laws be amended to read as follows:

37. The following standing committees are established:

Administration and Finance

Programs and Services

Each Standing committee shall consist of five Directors, plus one Vice President. or oOne Vice Director may also be appointed. Additionally, the Treasurer shall serve as a member of the Administration and Finance Committee. Appointment shall be made by the President at the Annual Meeting and shall be for a term of one year. The President shall designate the chairman of each committee. No elected member of the Executive Committee may serve on a Standing Committee. Standing committees shall make written reports at least 30 days prior to each regular meeting of the Board of Directors. Standing committees may originate studies in their fields

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Lisenco 7 Motion

Moved, that By-Law 40 of the ARRL By-Laws be amended to read as follows:

Executive Committee

40. The President shall serve as chairman of the Executive Committee. Pursuant to Article 6, the five Director members of the Executive Committee shall be elected at the Annual Meeting of the Board. One Vice President shall be appointed by the President as a voting member of the Executive Committee. The Secretary and General Counsel shall attend all meetings of the Executive Committee. Vice Presidents (in addition to the First Vice President who is appointed as a member of the Committee), and the Chief Financial Officer may also attend if the meeting agenda relates to their work. The Executive Committee is assigned specific responsibility for:

  • • Applying existing Board policy to make decisions between Board meetings

  • Evaluating proposed rules and regulatory changes for the Board

  • Assisting staff and General Counsel in Board recommendations for petitions to the FCC and other governmental and international agencies

  • Periodically reviewing and recommending to the Board any changes in the ARRL Articles of Association, By-Laws, Standing Orders, and Memoranda of Understanding with other organizations

  • • Monitoring progress of Board actions and recommendations (task tracking)

  • Monitoring progress of the implementation of, and suggesting ongoing revisions to, the ARRL Strategic Plan, working in conjunction with Standing Committees as appropriate

  • Reviewing and recommending programs designed to represent the organization to the public, enhance the organization’s image, and communicate with the media