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Section 9 - Regions.  To establish an organized system of representation in the Council, membership is divided into eleven (11) regions, as follows:

REGION I - Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont.

REGION II - New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands.

REGION III - Delaware, District of Columbia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, West Virginia.

REGION IV - Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee.

REGION V - Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, Wisconsin.

REGION VI - Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas.

REGION VII - Iowa, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska.

REGION VIII - Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah, Wyoming.

REGION IX - Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, American Samoa, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands.

REGION X - Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington.

REGION XI - The Provinces and Territories of Canada.



Section 1 - Annual Meeting.  There shall be an annual meeting of the membership of the Council at a time and place designated by the Board of Directors.  The Board shall publish notice of the annual meeting, in a newsletter or by other means, to members of the Council, not less than ten (10) days prior to the proposed meeting.

Section 2 - Meetings of the Board of Directors.  The Board of Directors of the Council shall meet not less than once each year, at the time of the annual meeting of the Council, concurrent with the training conference.  Other meetings may be called by the President and shall take place subsequent to the receipt of formal notice.  The format of any other meeting(s) may include telephone conference; video conference; and/or web-based delivery.  Issues brought to a vote must be approved by a simple majority of those Directors present (50% +.)

Section 2A - Quorum.  The Quorum is defined as a simple majority of the voting members of the Board of Directors of the Council (50% +.)  The voting members of the board of Directors of the Council consists of three (3) members from each of the eleven (11) Regions; plus three (3) Directors-at-Large; plus five (5) elected Officers, President; President Elect; Vice President; Secretary; Treasurer and Past Presidents.  Based on the voting members of the Board of Directors of the Council, the quorum is met with twenty one (21) members in attendance.  Those members serving in an apportioned seat as described in Article V, Section 2 (G); who are in attendance at a meeting of the Board, shall be counted to meet the quorum.


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