MEETINGS OF MEMBERS
Section 1. Annual Meeting.
If and to the extent required by the Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation Law of California, the Association shall hold an annual meeting of members in the County of Los Angeles, State of California, on a date to be fixed in each case by the Board of Trustees and in the absence of different direction by the Board of Trustees shall be held immediately prior to the June meeting of the Board of Trustees.
Section 2. Special Meetings.
Except for Bylaw changes as governed by Article XII, the Association shall hold special meetings of members, upon the call of the President or upon the call of 2/3 of the Trustees. The President shall also call a special meeting upon written request therefor signed by at least 200 members of the Association. The written request shall specify the general nature of the business proposed to be transacted.
Section 3. Presiding Officer.
At all meetings of the Association, the President, or in the absence of the President then the President-Elect or one of the Vice Presidents, or in the absence of all of them, any member selected by the meeting, shall preside.
Section 4. Notices.
Whenever members are required or permitted to take action at a meeting, a written notice shall be transmitted to each member of the Association entitled to notice under Section 14(b) of Article II either by regular mail or by electronic means at his or her address or email address as it appears on the records of the Association. Notices of meetings of members may be included in any official publication of the Association but shall not eliminate the requirement that written notice be sent in accordance with the prior sentence of this Section 4. All notices of meetings of members shall be transmitted in accordance with this Section 4 not less than ten (10) nor more than ninety (90) days before the date of such meeting; provided, however, notice given by mail must be given at least twenty (20) days before the date of the meeting. Notice of any annual meeting, or of a regular meeting, if any are authorized hereunder, shall state those matters which the Board of Trustees, at the time the notice is given, intends to present for action by the members. In the case of a special meeting, the notice shall specify the general nature of the business to be transacted, and no other business may be transacted at the meeting.
Section 5. Quorum.
Fifty (50) members who are entitled to receive notice of, and to vote at, a meeting under Section 14(b) of Article II of these Bylaws shall constitute a quorum for the conduct of business at such meeting of the Association.
Such members who are present at a duly called or duly held meeting at which a quorum is present may continue to transact business until adjournment, notwithstanding the withdrawal of enough members to leave less than a quorum, if any action taken (other than adjournment) is approved by at least a majority of the members required to constitute a quorum.
Section 6. Rules of Order and Order of Business.
Except as otherwise provided by the Board of Trustees, the meetings of the Association shall be conducted in accordance with “Robert’s Rules of Order,” latest revision. At all meetings of the Association, the order of business shall be prescribed by the Presiding Officer.
Section 7. Proxy Voting.
No member may authorize another member or members to act by proxy with respect to such membership.