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ARTICLE IX- MEETINGS OF BOARD OF TRUSTEES AND MEMBER DELEGATES

1.  Meetings of the Board of Trustees shall be held immediately prior to each National Symposium to review all necessary material for the National Symposium.

2.  Actions by the Board of Trustees shall be approved by a majority vote of the Board of Trustees except as otherwise set forth in these Bylaws.

3.  A National Symposium shall be held annually in the Washington, D.C. area between April 1 and June 30 of each year, consisting of delegates representing each Local Chapter as set forth herein. A special or emergency National Symposium may be convened by a vote of two-thirds of all Local Chapters.

4.  The National President shall arrange for all details of the National Symposium, including meeting place, housing arrangements, and other necessary details.

5.  Anticipated expenses connected with the business aspects of the National Symposium shall be included in the National budget.

6.  Deleted

7.  Each Local Chapter shall be entitled to two votes and a maximum of two accredited delegates. The Local Chapter may be represented by proxy, providing that the proxy is granted to an accredited delegate in writing.

8.  A quorum shall exist at a National Symposium when a majority of the authorized delegates are present or represented by proxy.

9.  Every member of the corporation shall have access to the sessions of a symposium but voting shall be restricted as set forth hereinabove.

10.  No executive or secret session shall be held from which the members of the corporation shall be excluded.

11.  Dues are delinquent on 1 March and 1 September and voting rights are removed until dues are paid.

12.  Symposium registration fees, for up to two delegates per chapter in good standing, will be paid for by the National.

13.  Provide funding of up to $1,000.00 per chapter towards new chapter development. These funds are executed and supervised by the Board of Trustees.