By-Laws Change passed by members

To all GCG members

I wanted to pass along to all our members that the proposed change to our GCG By-Laws has now received 26 “Yes” votes out of 34 current members, so we have more than a 2/3 majority approving the change. And it will be retroactively effect for our 2012-13 membership year, so anyone who completed at least the minimum of 1 ARRL Club Competition contest from our list of 11 contests, and 3 “any other” contests will be carried into our new 2013-14 GCG Membership year as a member is good standing.

Those members who were unable to complete this new 1 + 3 requirement in our membership year that ended June 30, 2013 will have the option of requesting to be maintained as Probationary members going into our new 2013-14 membership year. This is absolutely not meant to belittle anyone and there will be no differentiating designation on our GCG roster shared with our members. To the club at large, we are all just members! Only your officer team will be aware of who specifically is a member in this category. Each person in this situation will be contacted by our GCG President – Jim Nail WA2MBP – in the next few days about the details and requirements of this opportunity.

Thanks to all our members who voted on this. I am very appreciative that so many folks registered their vote in less than 2 weeks so we could finalize this decision on the By-Law change.

Bob Wilson – W4BW

Email: w4bw@w4bw.net

Secretary/Treasurer – Georgia Contest Group