ARTICLE 7 – AMENDMENTS
7.01 General. These By-laws and Articles of Incorporation of the Society may be amended or revised provided that:
a. the amendment or revision is proposed by the By Laws Committee or by not less than 10 percent of the Individual Members, and
b. the proposed amendment or revision is approved by the Executive Committee, and
c. notice of the proposed wording of such amendments or revisions shall have been sent to each Individual Member for consideration, starting an open voting period of not less than 21 calendar days, and
d. the amendment is proposed at the business meeting to the Chair
e. a rising vote of the members and at least 2/3rds in favor of the amendment is required. If quorum is not achieved, the vote can be tabled to the next business meeting.
7.02 In the extraordinary event of an emergency amendment, as determined by the Executive Committee, written vote of the members may be obtained by electronic or paper means allowing for a voting period of at most 21 days. A 2/3rds affirmative vote is required for approval.
7.03 Any Individual Member who abstains from voting shall be counted as an affirmative vote.