Article VIII - Meetings

SECTION 1. REGULAR MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS

A.  Regular meetings of this organization shall be held the second tuesday of January, February, March, April, May, September, October, November and December, except, when said meetings fall on a national or state election day, the board and membership meetings may be changed to another day.

B.  Time and place of these meetings shall be established by the board of directors with the membership duly notified at least seven days prior to the date of the meeting.

SECTION 2. SPECIAL MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS

A.  Special membership meetings may be called by the president, by a majority vote of the board of directors or by petition signed by ten percent of the membership and filed with the secretary.

B.  All members shall be notified of the purpose of the meeting by mail at least seven days in advance of such meeting and the notice shall be mailed no later than three days after the request for a special meeting has been received by the secretary.

SECTION 3. SERGEANT AT ARMS

A.  Sergeant at arms shall be appointed at each membership meeting by the president with the approval of the vice-president, secretary and treasurer.

B.  He/she shall take charge of the door at the meetings and see that none but members with membership cards enter. He/she shall announce by name members without membership card and if it is found that they are in good standing, he/she shall admit them.

C.  He/she shall assist the president in the preservation of order.

SECTION 4. QUORUMS

A.  Twenty-five members in good standing shall be present to constitute a quorum for the transaction of business at any regular or special membership meeting of this organization.

SECTION 5. MOTIONS

A.  Written motions received by the secretary of this organization prior to the start of any meeting of this organization shall have priority over motions originating from the floor and shall be taken up under new business in the order of their receipt and directly following any new business for which advance notice has been given.