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Re: Towards a true international AMSAT - worldwide ...



My dear friends,



I can ask:



In this context, after all which is the confederative paper of the IARU in
the World?



Best Regards,



Mariano Gonçalves (ex. CR6XI)

CT1XI







----- Original Message -----
From: "Luc Leblanc VE2DWE" <luclebla@sorel-tracy.qc.ca>
To: <amsat-bb@amsat.org>
Sent: Monday, October 31, 2005 6:53 PM
Subject: RE: [amsat-bb] Towards a true international AMSAT


> On 31 Oct 2005 at 10:27, Reicher, James wrote:
>
> > Seeing as how AMSAT-NA "is organized exclusively for scientific
> > purposes, including, for such purposes, the making of distributions to
> > organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under section
> > 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954" "pursuant to the
> > District of Columbia Non-profit Corporation Act" (quotes are from the
> > Articles of Incorporation), you are completely erroneous in your
> > assumption that AMSAT-NA is an international organization.  It is a US
> > corporation, whose members include people and/or societies in other
> > countries.
>
> I'm aware of that and that's why in accord with the article 3 of AMSAT
Bylaws and by the actual minding of the actual BOD they feel that are
representing Canada Mexico and US
> interest and even more AMSAT-NA this NA is for North America. If AMSAT is
not representing North America as an international entity i will recommend
BOD to change this name
> for AMSAT-US!
>
> If AMSAT opens his membership internationnaly in his Bylaws it makes sense
they want to represent international interest!
> see below.
>
>
> ARTICLE III - "MEMBERSHIP, DUES AND PRIVILEGES OF MEMBERSHIP"
>
> Section 1
>
> Membership shall be open internationally to any person or group indicating
an interest in supporting the purposes, objectives and activities of the
Corporation. An applicant
> for membership shall complete an application form and membership shall
become effective upon receipt of membership dues.
> Section 2
>
> Thank's for your inputs and as " A US corporation, whose members include
people and/or societies in other countries." that's what i am suggesting an
amendment to the bylaws
> to reflect this international inclusion in the scope of AMSAT-NA and not
AMSAT-US who is irrelevant as per the actual BOD mindings. We should not
forget also AMSAT
> relationship with ARISS and the International space station who is funded
here in North-America by Canada and the United States. The international
membership acceptance
> included in AMSAT bylaws make it an evidence and a logical and a normal
course of action to follow.
>
>
> Luc Leblanc VE2DWE
> AMSAT 33583
> www.qsl.net/ve2dwe
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