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ARTICLE XI.           Meetings

Section 1.        Special Meetings.     Written request of ten chapters of the Association to consider a specific subject.  Notice for any special meeting is to be given in the same manner as for the annual meeting.  No business other than that specified in the notice of meeting shall be transacted thereat.

Section 2.        Waiver.           Not withstanding the provisions in the foregoing sections, a meeting of the delegates of the Association may be held at any time and at any place within the State of New York, and any action may be taken thereat, if notice is waived in writing by every member of the delegation having the right to vote at such meeting.

Section 3.        Quorum.  The presence in person or representatives of at least 50% of the chapters comprising this Association shall be necessary to constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.  A lesser number shall cause the meeting to be adjourned to some future time, not less than ten, nor more than twenty days later.  The Secretary shall notify each duly accredited representative of the chapters forming this Association entitled to vote, at least five days before the date of the meeting.

Section 4.        Voting.  Two duly accredited representatives of each chapter comprising this Association represented in person shall be entitled to vote.  All question, the manner of deciding which is not otherwise prescribed shall be decided by a majority vote of the delegates present.            

Section 5.        Order of Business.  The order of business shall be as follows at all meetings of the duly accredited representatives of the several chapters comprising this Association:

1.         Call of roll
2.         Proof of notice of meeting or waiver of notice
3.         Reading of minutes
4.         Receipt of communications
5.         Election of officers every two years
6.         Reports of officers
7.         Reports of committees
8.         Unfinished business
9.         New business
10.      Agenda items

Any question as to priority of business shall be decided by the chair without debate.  This order of business may be altered or suspended at any meeting by a majority vote of the members present.