Article VI: Meetings

  1. General Membership

    a. A General Meeting of the Membership will be held at a minimum of once every twenty-four (24) months. Such meetings shall be held at such time and place as the Board of Directors shall determine.  The meeting shall be called by the President.  The Secretary shall cause to be transmitted to individual members, and medication-assisted treatment related entities within member states and countries, a notice of the time and place of such general membership meeting.  This notice shall be given at least twenty-one (21) days in advance of the date of such meeting.

    b. Except as otherwise provided by these Bylaws or other applicable law, the general membership shall not have any voting rights in relation to the governance of the Association.

  1. Board of Directors

    a. The annual meeting of the Corporation Board of Directors shall be held in the last quarter of the year at such time and place as the Board of Directors shall determine, or if that date shall prove impracticable, as near thereto as the Board of Directors shall determine. The meeting shall be called by the President. The Secretary shall cause to be transmitted to all members in good standing at their address as it appears in the membership roster of this Corporation, a notice of the time and place of such annual meeting.  This notice shall be given at least twenty-one days in advance of the date of such meeting.

    b. Regular meetings of the Corporation Board of Directors shall be held quarterly, and shall be predetermined by the Board of Directors when and where these meetings shall be held. The meetings shall be held in the State of New York or such other places as the Board of Directors shall determine.  The meetings shall be called by the President.  Notice shall be given at least fourteen (14) days in advance of the date of such meetings.

    c. Special meetings of the Corporation Board of Directors may be called by the President or any nine (9) directors when it is determined to be in the best interest of the Corporation.  Notices of such meetings shall be transmitted to all members in good standing at their addresses as they appear in the membership roster, at least ten (10) days before the scheduled date set for such special meeting. Such notice shall state the reasons that such meeting has been called, the business to be transacted at such meeting and by whom called.  No other business but that specified in the notice may be transacted at such special meeting without the unanimous consent of all present at such meeting.

    d. The presence at any Board meeting of not less than one-half of the members including at least one officer shall constitute a quorum and shall be necessary to conduct the business of this Corporation; but a lesser number may adjourn the meeting.

    e. The Board of Directors shall make such rules for the conduct of its meetings as it shall determine. In the absence of such rules, Roberts Rules of Order (Newly Revised)   shall govern the conduct of meetings.

    f. Notice of all meetings shall specifically state the time, date and place at which such meeting will be held. Notice of the Annual Meeting or of a Regular meeting shall contain copies of the minutes of the previous meeting for which the notice is sent.

    g. For the purpose of determining the members of the Board of Directors entitled to notice of or to vote at any meeting of Board of Directors or any adjournment thereof, or to express consent to or dissent from any proposal without a meeting, or for the purpose of determining the Board members entitled to receive any distribution or any allotment of any rights, or for the purpose of any other action, the Board shall fix, in advance, a date as the record date for any such determination of Board members.  Such date shall not be more than fifty nor less than ten days before any such meeting, nor more than fifty days prior to any other action.

    h. At all meetings of the Board of Directors, the President or in his/her absence the First Vice President shall preside.

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