Corporate Info

Board of Directors

Wayne Cornish G7OKI, President

Gary Kattenhorn M6NXK, Vice President

Roy Miller W8MRW, Secretary

Jeff Lehman KC8QCH, Technical Director

Robert Cowdrey KB1UPZ, Member Services Director

Constitution and By-Laws


We, the undersigned, wishing to secure for ourselves the pleasures and benefits of a not for profit association of persons commonly interested in Amateur Radio, constitute ourselves the World  Wide Amateur Radio Guild Inc, also known as TheGuild, and enact this constitution as our governing law. It shall be our purpose to further the exchange of information and cooperation  between members,  to promote radio knowledge,  fraternalism, and individual operating efficiency, and to so conduct group programs and activities as to advance the general interest and welfare of Amateur Radio in the world.

Article I.  Membership

All  persons  interested  in  Amateur  Radio  communications  shall  be  eligible  for  membership.  Membership  shall  be  by application and election upon such terms as the board shall provide in its By-Laws.

Membership may not be denied because of race, creed, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, political affiliation, marital status or any other reason that would be biased or prejudicial.

Section 1.  Amateur Radio Modes

ALL  licensed  Amateur  Radio  Operators  are  welcome  to  join  us  on  any  mode  of  communication  available.     IARU ETHICAL OPERATIONS STANDARDS are used by our members on all modes.   Always follow the rules as required by the licensing authorities in each respective country.  Stations requesting to join us will  be  instructed to visit our current database web link.  Once this information is received and verified, the board or its designee will register the applicant as a member, and ensure that the name and call sign is displayed as CALLSIGN – NAME.

Section 2.  Non Licensed  Modes

Visitor stations are allowed to transmit and receive on our channels for three days.  During this three day period, visitors  will  be  instructed  by  any  administrator  available  to  visit our current database weblink. Once this information is received and verified, the board or its designee will register the visitor as a member,  issue an organizational  call sign if required, and ensure that the name and call sign is displayed as CALLSIGN – NAME.

Section 3.  Removal from TheGuild

Voluntary resignation from TheGuild shall require a waiting period of 60 days before any future consideration to reapply.

Article II.  Officers

Section 1. Officers

The officers of this organization shall be President, Vice-President, , Secretary, and three Directors.

Section 2. Election

The officers of this organization shall be a permanent governing body of Licensed Amateur Radio Operators.  In the event of a vacancy, the officers will vote on a replacement for said vacancy.

Section 3. Term of Election

Officers will continue in their positions as long as desired.  Officers may be removed for cause by special election of the remaining officers.

Section 4. Eligibility

In order to hold an office an individual must be a member in good standing and hold a valid Amateur Radio license.

Section 6. Resignation

Any officer may resign his/her position in writing at which time all records and assets of the organization will be turned over to the President or Vice President.

Section 7. Removal of Officers

Officers may be removed from office for cause, upon written petition of six (6) or more licensed amateur radio members presented to the President or Vice President.  After investigation, the petition will be presented to the officers at the next regular meeting and voted on by the officers.  Removal of an officer requires a 75% vote of the administration team.

Article III.  Duties of Officers

All officers will be familiar with all policies and procedures, and all Terms and Conditions of various modes of operation.

Section 1. President

The President shall preside at all meetings, and conduct them according to the rules adopted. He/she shall enforce due observance of this Constitution and By-Laws; 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 2. Vice President

The Vice-President shall have full executive authority and shall assume all the duties of the President in his/her absence. In addition, he/she shall organize group activities, plan and recommend on air events and advance club interest and activity as approved by the officers.   He/she shall perform all other duties pertaining to this office as decided by the officers.

Section 3. Secretary

The  Secretary  shall keep a record of the proceedings  of all meetings,  keep a roll of members,  and assist in correspondence as needed by the officers.   He/she shall prepare the agenda for all officer meetings at least 24 hours before said meetings.  The meeting agenda shall be delivered by email to each of the officers.  He/she shall keep the Net Activity Logs up to date and available for all members.

Section 4.  Directors

Directors shall be tasked with various responsibilities and duties, as deemed necessary by the board.  These positions will assist in policy and procedure implementation, and have a full vote for all proposals at board meetings.

Section 4.  New Directors (Non-Board Positions)

Section  4.1.  Existing Board can/will recommend new task based directors as needed, i.e.: Net Manger, Education  Director,  New  Membership  Director,  etc.  Adoption  procedure  same  as that for any floor proposal.  These  are  not  Officer  positions.  Directors may be asked to attend Monthly Leadership Meetings as required or needed, but will not have a vote on any proposals

Article IV.  Meetings

The By-Laws shall provide for regular and special meetings of the board.  At meetings, a minimum of four (4) of the officers shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.  Robert’s Rules of Order shall govern proceedings.

Section 1. Leadership Team Meetings

Section  1.1.   Meetings  will be once per month occurring on the second Sunday of each month, or as deemed appropriate by the Board.

Section  1.2.  Regular Monthly Leadership Team Meetings will end no later than one (1)  hour from roll call time.  Items or issues not complete  within the time limit will be deferred to the next monthly meeting. Special and/or emergency meetings should not last more than the stated intended time.

Article V.  Membership Assistance

The group will provide technical advice to members  concerning  equipment  design and operation to assist in frequency observance, clean signals, uniform practice, and absence of spurious radiations from group member stations. The group shall also maintain a program to foster and guide public relations.

Article VI.  Dissolution of The Group

Section 1. Termination of Operations

In the event that the Officer Board votes that the organization should be dissolved, the motion for dissolution must receive more than two thirds vote of the full membership to pass.

Section 2. Disposition of Assets

The Board of Directors shall handle the disbursement of all assets of the organization.   No member or group of members shall receive benefit from the assets.

Article VII.  Amendments

The By-Laws may be amended by a majority vote of the board. Proposals for amendments shall be submitted in writing at a regular meeting and shall be voted on at the next following regular meeting, provided all members have been noticed by email or other electronic means of the intent to amend the By-Laws at said meeting.

Article VIII.  General Operating Procedures

Section 1.  General Non-Licensed Modes Usage Guidelines

Section  1.1.   When entering a channel that is in use, give your callsign and wait until you have been brought into the conversation.

Section  1.2.  All users speaking on the channels must give their call sign at least every 10 minutes, or in accordance with rule of the transmitting station country.

Section 1.3.  No operators under the age of 18 on any of our non-licensed modes of communication.

Section 1.4.  In compliance with IARU Standards, please use English when communicating internationally.

Section 1.5.  List of PROHIBITED PRACTICES

Section 1.5.1. Use of profanity or display of obscene photos.

Section 1.5.2. Discussions of religion, gender and/or ethnic origin, or politics.

Section 1.5.3. Playing music or sound effects.

Section   1.5.4.  Recruitment  of  members  or  guests  to  join  nonaffiliated  channels or  groups, regardless of mode or method.  Recruiters will be removed and blocked!

Section 1.5.5. Unauthorized RF linking or gateways.

Section 2.  Additional Usage Guidelines

Additional usage guidelines for our various modes of operation will be governed by the Terms & Conditions of the various modes if applicable, and will be available publicly.

Section 2.  TheGuild Net Meetings Schedule

Section  2.1.  TheGuild Nets for the purpose of education, training, and fellowship will be operated as indicated  on our website.   The frequency  and times can be changed at future times as practicality dictates.

On behalf of the Board of Directors of World Wide Amateur Radio Guild Inc., the President of the Corporation certifies that the above Constitution and By-Laws is a true and correct copy as was duly adopted by unanimous vote of the entire Board of Directors on December 14, 2017.