The name of this association is the Antigua Aeromodelers Association and shall be referred to here after as A.A.A. It is a private members-only association operated and governed by an Executive Council consisting of a President, a Secretary/Treasurer and an operations director.
The purpose of this association is:
To educate both new and seasoned flyers in the mechanics and aeronautics of flight, the skills of model building, and the electronics involved in RC operation.
It is of the utmost importance that members observe first and foremost the safety rules of our particular sport. Everyone of us is hurt when carelessness causes an accident, hindering model aviation progress. The safety rules may be seen to be designed to obstruct the enjoyment of this sport, but some guidelines must be set if we are to prove ourselves the responsible people we proclaim to be. Is is not a sign of intelligence or skill to be able to fly among or above spectators. It shows a lack of common sense. You may know what you are doing, but you have no way of knowing what someone else will do. The unpredictable spectator must be allowed for when you fly.
Remember, the safety rules are there to protect you primarily. It is to your personal benefit to make certain that no action on your part will result in an accident. The temptation to show off your flying skills increases in direct proportion to the number of spectators. While demonstrating your mastery of all the variables involved in the sport. It does no good to scare anyone.
Membership is accepted upon payment of dues.
dues shall be as follows:
A. Students (up to and including 17 years of age) $10.00 per month
B. Open (Ages 18 to 65 years) $40.00 per month
C. Senior (over 65 years of age) $15.00 per month
A one-time initiation fee of $50.00 shall be required of each new membership.
Club meetings are to be held once a month.
Meetings will be held at a designated place.
Meetings will be held on the third (3rd) Monday of each month at 7:30 P.M.
Meetings shall be held in a formal business like manner, and should be as
informative as possible.
5. Club business
should prevail at all meetings. “Bull sessions”, “out of turn” and “off
the subject”, etc., should follow the meetings and programs and not be part of
The majority of the club membership, in agreement, may call a special Club
Meeting by advising the Board of Directors.
The Board of Directors may call a Special Club Meeting with prior notice to the
members of the club.
8. The Secretary
shall keep the “minutes” of every meeting.
The following business shall be executed at each business meeting:
A. Previous minutes reading and approval.
B. Additions and corrections.
C. Treasury report.
D. Additions and corrections
E. Any Chairman reports.
F. Old business.
G. New Business.
10. All voting
issues subject to a membership vote must be passed by a simple majority of a “quorum”.
A “quorum” shall be 30% of the active membership.
Additions or revisions of the by-laws are subject to a majority approval of the
Board of Directors prior to being submitted to a membership vote.
Any five (5) members disagreeing with any action taken by the officers of the
Club may, by petition, bring the matter before the Board of Directors for
Club operating expenses will be paid from the Treasury.
The president shall have the authority to spend up to $200.00 for unexpected
costs, related to Club issues, without formal approval by the club members.
The President shall preside over all meetings and conduct same in a responsible
parliamentary manner. The president shall authorize and spend reasonable Club
funds for the Club Raffle and Fun Fly prizes.
In absence of the President, the Vice President shall preside over the meeting.
In the absence of the President and Vice President, the senior member (longest
membership in the Club) of the Board of Directors that is present shall preside
over and conduct the business meeting.
The Secretary shall record the minutes of all meetings and submit them to the
membership for approval at the following meeting. In the absence of the
Secretary, the Vice President will be responsible for recording the meeting
minutes. The Secretary shall be custodian of all records including the club
roster and shall notify members of any special meetings and regular meetings.
The Treasurer shall collect all monies and keep a record of the same. He/she
shall give a report at each meeting of all receipts and expenditures. He/she
shall collect dues and maintain a bank account in the club name and arrange for
transfer of same to the succeeding Treasurer.
The Editor shall be responsible for the creation and distribution of the
All members shall be responsible for enforcing club and safety rules.
Program Committee is in charge of arranging for all:
A. Guest Speakers
D. Discussion Panels
The Fun Fly Committee is in charge of arranging for all:
C. Participation with other clubs
The Safety Committee shall be responsible for helping to enforce all Club safety
regulations and periodic safety reminders at Club meetings.
The Refreshments Committee shall be responsible for providing normal
refreshments for the Club Meetings. The costs will be reimbursed from the Club
The Field Marshall shall be responsible for the overall maintenance of the
6. The Flying
Proficiency Committee shall be responsible for maintaining a record of the
members “proficiency” ratings. They shall oversee, appoint and regulate all
Club Instructors. All changes in proficiency ratings will be subject to their
approval. The content of the various Proficiency tests is their responsibility.
The Picnic Committee shall be responsible for the annual Club Picnic.
The Banquet Committee shall be responsible for the annual Club Banquet.
The Noise Control Committee shall be responsible for recommending noise level
standards for the Club. The Committee shall provide periodic noise control
recommendations at Club Meetings.
10. The Webmaster shall be responsible for maintaining the Club Website, conducting the Internet voting (in conjunction with and as outlined by the Board of Directors), and sending letters and notices to Club Members as necessary.
By the authority vested in the management of this association, the following rules and regulations and must be compiled with for the benefit of the members and the smooth running of the association. Failure to comply with the rules and regulations herein will result in suspension of expulsion from the association.