ARTICLE VIII: MEETINGS OF THE GENERAL MEMBERSHIP

  1. There shall be no fewer than three (3) general membership meetings each year, the place and time of which shall be designated by the Executive Committee or the President.

  2. Notice of general membership meetings (including place and time) shall be sent to each member at least ten (10) days before the meeting.

  3. The President may appoint a Parliamentarian at the beginning of each general or special meeting..

  4. No proxies shall be honored at general membership meetings.

  5. A quorum for a general membership meeting shall be defined as  at least ten percent (10%) of the total number of  Voting Members (status determined by Membership Committee) on the date of the meeting and shall continue to be considered a quorum and approve actions and have these actions remain valid despite any  Voting Member originally present for the quorum determination count having withdrawn from the meeting prior to its adjournment (such adjournment being proper and allowed despite such withdrawal).  Once a quorum is established, a simple majority rules

  6. Special meetings:

    1. The President may call a special meeting of  the NPAGR general membership with a majority vote of  The NPAGR Board of Directors. Special meetings may also be called by the President upon the written request (being individual signatures with dates, and an explanation of the purpose or purposes of the proposed special meeting). Upon receiving a proper written request, the Secretary shall notify all members at least ten (10) days before the scheduled date of such meeting. This notice must state specifics about the meeting (date, time, location, and purpose), as well as by whom it was called. No other business than that specified in the notice may be transacted at such special meeting.

    2. A quorum for a special meeting of the membership shall be defined as not less than one-quarter  (25%) of the members entitled to vote at such meeting (status determined by Membership Committee) on the date of the meeting and shall continue to be considered a quorum and approve actions and have these actions remain valid despite any Voting Member originally present for the quorum determination count having withdrawn from the meeting prior to its adjournment (such adjournment being proper and allowed despite such withdrawal).  Once a quorum is established, a simple majority rules.

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