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The members, officers, and directors of LAKELAND REPEATER ASSOCIATION, INC., a Florida non-profit corporation, chartered on March 1, 1976 by the State of Florida, do hereby file this Amended Charter under and pursuant to the Laws of the State of Florida relating to non-profit corporations. 


The name of the corporation shall be LAKELAND AMATEUR RADIO CLUB, Inc., and its principal offices shall be Lakeland, Florida and such other places within twenty-five (25) miles of Lakeland, Florida, as may be hereafter selected. 


The general nature of the aims, purposes, and objectives of this non-profit body corporate shall be: 

  • A. To carry out a recognized program of evaluation and study of radio techniques, methods, adn equipment, within the frequencies authorized by the Federal Communications Commission for the amateur radio service.  The results of such activity to be made available to any interested individual or group of individuals as may seek the club's assistance.
  • B. To make available to City, County, State, or Federal agencies the services of the members, equipment, adn knowledge in any activity determinded to be in the best interest of the community or nation. 
  • C. To provide regular opportunities for recreation and social interaction for members, family, and friends. 
  • D. To provide a focal point where information pertinent to the interest of the members may be correlated, evaluated, and reported. 
  • E. To develop a better understanding of amateur radio within the general public and/or other groups. 
  • F. To become a central point of information, resources, and services for the amateur radio members in the area.  It is intended that technical assistance required by amateur radio members may be obtained from this organization. 
  • G. This body corporate shall have, in general, all rights and powers which were granted explicitly and by necessary implication in Chapter 617.021 Florida Statutes at the time of original incorporation and all amendments thereto as may be presently in force or may hereinafter enacted. 
  • H. In oreder to implement the foregoing general objects, privileges, rights, and powers, this corporation, acting by and through its officers, shall have the right and power to make and enter into contracts and binding agreements of whatever nature; and shall have the right to acquire, own, hold, lease, and manage every type and class of property, real or personal, tangible or intangible, and shall have the power to admit members; and shall have the capacity to sue and be sued under the laws of the State of Florida. 


This corporation shall at all times require for its continued legal operation, a membership of not less than eleven (11) individual active persons.  There shall not be any maximum number of members, nor shall membership be restricted solely to residents of Polk County, Florida.  Membership shall be upon an annual renewal basis.  The by-laws shall provide terms and conditions of membership, admission, suspension, and termination. 


The affairs of this corporation shall be administered by the following officers: 

  • A. The President
  • B. The Vice President
  • C. The Secretary
  • D. The Treasurer
No person shall hold during any administrative year, more than one office, and no officer may delegate the powers of his or her particular office to another member, whether officer or not.  The funds of this organization shall be expended only by means of checks, orders, or drafts, in written form, signed by the Treasurer, or in the absence or inability to serve by the Treasurer, the President. 


This corporation shall be administered by a Board of Directors of not less than five (5) nor more than thirteen (13) members.  The total number shall always be an odd rather than an even number.  The by-laws shall provide for the total number, terms, powers, and methods of selection, removal, suspension, and replacement. 


There shall be at least one meeting of the general membership each year. 


This corporation shall have perpetual existence unless sooner dissolved by law. 


Amendments to the Charter may be proposed by the Board of Directors or by written petition addressed to the Secretary signed by 10% of the membership in good standing.  Amendments proposed by such petition shall be promptly considered by the Board of Directors and must be submitted to the members with recommendations of the Board by the Secretary for a vote within three months of the date when the petition was received by the Secretary. 


The Charter may be amended by a 2/3 vote of the members present and voting at any regular or special meeting called for the purpose, provided the proposed amendments have been included in the notice of the meeting and mailed ot submitted to each member at least fifteen days prior to the date of the meeting. 


This non-profit corporation shall not issue shares of stock, but may issue bonds, notes, or debentures.  No part of this corporation's property whether income, money, real or tangible property, shall ever be distributed to members, officers, or directors.  This corporation may pay compensation and reimburse expenses, in reasonable amounts, to members, directors, officers, and parties for service actually rendered and expense actually incurred for the benefit of teh corporation.  In the event of final liquidation of this corporation, the net assets, after the cost and expense of such dissolution and final liquidation had been discharged, shall be distributed, as may be determined by the Board of Directors, to a recognized and qualified charitable, educational, or governmental organization.


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