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Section 3 - Special Meetings.  Special meetings of the membership of the Council may be called by the President of the Board of Directors at any time and place, or may be called upon written request to the Board of Directors by a quorum of the regular members of the Council.  Notice of such special meeting shall have been given to all members of the Council not less than ten (10) days prior to the time of the meeting.  Ten (10) percent of the membership or fifty (50) members, whichever is less, shall constitute a quorum for the calling of special meetings.

Section 4 - Rules of Procedure. The order of business for annual and special meetings shall be as designated by the Board of Directors.  Where no order is so designated and when not otherwise expressly provided for in these Bylaws, the order of business and conduct of meetings shall be governed by Robert's Rules of Order, Revised.

Section 5 - Action Without a Meeting.  Any action required or permitted to be taken at a meeting of the Council members, Directors, or any committee of the Directors, may be taken without a meeting if a consent in writing, setting forth the action so taken, is signed by all of the members or Directors entitled to vote with respect to the subject matter thereof.  Where all the actions that would otherwise have been taken at the annual meeting of members or Directors are taken by written consent as provided herein, no such annual meeting need be held for such a year.

Section 6 - Waiver of Notice.  Whenever any notice is required by these Bylaws, or by law, to be given to any member or Director of the Council, a waiver thereof in writing signed by all persons entitled to such notice, whether before or after the time stated therein, shall be equivalent to the giving of such notice. Presence without objection also waives notice.


ARTICLE V - OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS

Section 1 - Election and Terms of Officers.

A.  The officers shall be a President, President Elect, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer.  Each shall be elected by the Board of Directors for a one (1)-year term or for the remainder of an unexpired term.

B.  The Nominating Committee, as set forth in Article VI, Section 3, shall submit in writing to the membership present at each annual international training conference a proposed slate of officers for the following year.  The proposed slate of officers shall be posted following mid-year board meeting on the UCOWF website and shall be posted at the conference registration.

C.  Any member may nominate other persons for the offices of President Elect, Vice President, Secretary, or Treasurer.  These nominations are to be submitted by anyone from the general membership to any member of the Nominating Committee after the posting of the proposed slate of candidates.  The Nominating Committee shall interview each nominee to assure that the person nominated is willing to serve if elected and will obtain biographical information about each nominee.  The Nominating Committee shall present the nominations and biographical information to the Board of Directors prior to the election.



 

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