BY-LAWSUpdated: November 8, 2017
Sec.1. The Association shall meet during the months of February, May, September and November. The meeting in November shall be the Annual Meeting.
Sec.2. Special meetings may be called by the President with the approval of a quorum of the Executive committee, or he/she shall call such meetings at the request of twenty members in good standing, and no business shall be considered except that which is specifically set forth in the call.
Sec.1. The dues of the Association shall be $260.00 per annum; payable in full in advance, or by the optional withholding system by signing Form 1187.
Sec.2. Any dues increase by the National Office will automatically increase NAPS Branch 105 dues by the same amount.
Sec.3. Associate members' dues shall be $60.00 per annum but no less than one-half of the national per capita tax per annum; payable to the local branch annually in January.
Sec.1. The election of officers shall take place at the Annual Meeting in November. The election of officers shall be for two (2) years with elections taking place in odd numbered years.
Sec.2. The election shall be by secret printed ballot
Sec.3. A plurality vote shall prevail. In the event of a tie, a second vote will be taken and only those members present at that meeting, and eligible to vote, will vote to break the tie.
Sec.4. (a) Nomination of offices shall be at the September meeting
(b) No member shall be eligible/entitled to be nominated for more than one office. This shall include those members covered under Article IV, Section 2 of this Constitution.
Sec.4. (c) Any nominee not present at the September meeting must submit a letter, in writing to the President, (c) accepting the nomination within twenty (20) days of the meeting.
Sec.5. (a) The President shall appoint, with the approval of a quorum of the Executive Committee,an Election Committee of at least three (3) members in good standing, no less than 30 days prior to the elec tion date.
(b) The election committee shall prepare numbered ballots to be mailed to every member in good standing. They will be included, with the notice of the Annual meeting, and shall be sent no less than15 days prior to the election date. A blank white envelope shall be provided for the return of the ballots. An additional sixty (60) ballots shall be printed and held by the election committee which can be used in case of a tie in the election of officers.
(c) Ballots must be returned to the election committee or placed in a provided Ballot Box in person at the Annual Meeting between 6:00 p.m – 8:00 p.m..
Sec.6. Members unable to attend the Election Meeting because of work schedule, illness, vacation, or death in the immediate family, shall submit their ballot to the Election Committee prior to the Annual Meeting.
Sec.7. The Secretary shall retain ballots for a period of 30 days after the Election and at such time the ballots shall be destroyed.
A quorum shall consist of ten (10%) of the membership, Active and Associate, as of January 1st and June 1st each calendar year. Members of the Executive Board and Executive Committee, who are excused from the meeting, shall count toward the 10% quorum.
A quorum of the Executive Board shall consist of two thirds (2/3) its members.
ARTICLE 5ORDER OF BUSINESS
Roll call of OfficersPresident’s ReportSecretary’s ReportTreasurer’s ReportLegislative ReportReport of CommitteesUnfinished BusinessNew BusinessElection of Officers or DelegatesGood and WelfareAdjournment ARTICLE 6AMENDMENTS
The By-Laws may be amended in the same manner prescribed for the amendment of the Constitution of this Association.
ARTICLE 7CONDUCT OF MEETINGS
Sec.1. The President shall appoint a Parliamentarian at each business or special meeting from the Executive Committee or from the membership if he/she deems it necessary.
Sec.2. Robert’s Rules of Order shall govern the proceedings in the meetings of this Association except where otherwise provided for by the Constitution and By-Laws, or rules adopted by the meeting in session.