Thursday, 28 July 2011 10:54
The CARS constitution allows the following types of membership to the Society:
Regular Members: Any person, who holds an Amateur Radio License issued by the Republic of Cyprus, is over 18 years old and whose permanent address of residence is in Cyprus.
- Associate Members: Any person who is interested in Amateur Radio but does not fulfill the requirements for Regular membership.
- Honorary Members: The General Meeting of the Society or the District Sections may declare as Honorary Members or Honorary President for the Society or the District Sections any person that has, through position or service, contributed greatly to the progress of the Society or the District Sections.
Regular and Honorary members have the right to vote and to be elected when they have their financial obligations towards the Society settled. They are also eligible to take part in the Management of the Society and Society affairs as well as to exercise control over the manner the Society conducts its business. It is to be understood that for a member to be eligible for election he must be over 18 years of age.
All members whether regular, associate or honorary are eligible to receive the Society magazine/online newsletter/email notifications, be presented in the CARS Online Callbook (should they so wish), and use the CARS QSL Bureau, in addition to any other services/benefits offered by the Society.
All licensed members of the Society can use the Repeaters of the Society. Trainees are allowed to use the repeaters during their training when operating from District Section stations.
Members must pay promptly their registration and subscription fees. They must abide by the articles of the Constitution, respect and comply with the decisions of the General Meetings, Central Committee, District Committees and must contribute in the best of their abilities to the betterment of the Society.
Applications for membership are submitted to the Central Committee of the Society and include the name and surname of the applicant, his address and callsign, if he has one. The application must be supported by at least two regular members of the Society and must be accompanied by the registration fee and one year's subscription fee.
The Central Committee must decide within one month on whether to accept or reject the application. In the case of a negative decision, the explanation for the decision must be made known to the applicant who has the right to appeal to the next General Meeting of the Society. It is to be understood that no person who has been previously permanently suspended from the Society can be accepted as a member without the approval of the General Meeting.