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Article VI– SESSIONS

1. Meetings

(a) The Board shall meet at least monthly at such times and places as may be determined.

(b) There shall be held annually a meeting in January of each year designated as the annual meeting at which the Board shall elect officers for the ensuing year.

(c) Special Meetings

A special meeting may be called at the discretion of the Chair, or on written request of three-fourths (3/4) of the members, provided that written notice is given each member at least two (2) days prior to the proposed meeting concerning the time, place and object of the meeting. At a special meeting, no business may be transacted except that specified in the call.

2. Quorum

(a) Eight members of the Board shall constitute a quorum for the dispatch of business.

3. Rules of Order

(a) The chair of the Board shall have the discretion to establish reasonable rules and procedures of conduct in order that meetings may be conducted in a fair and orderly manner and, at the same time, conducted in an efficient and effective manner to carry out the duties and responsibilities of the Board. In the event that the chair establishes rules of conduct or parliamentary procedures which are subject to a challenge by a Board member which cannot be resolved by mutual consent, then the challenge to the rule of conduct or procedure may be put to a vote in favor or against the same and, if the majority vote is against the same, then the rule of procedure/parliamentary procedure to be utilized by the chair shall be governed by the particular parliamentary rule and procedure as contained in Robert’s Rules of Order relative to the same.

4. Committees

(a) There shall be established, as a minimum, an Executive Committee, a Public Health Program Policy Committee and an Administration Committee. The Chair shall have discretion to determine appointments to such committees and specific directives thereto. The basic responsibilities of such committees shall be established periodically by the Board. At the pleasure of the Chair, additional committees may be established for the sake of conduct of business.

[Amended during Regular Meeting, December 9, 1997; Amended during Regular Meeting, June 10, 1997; Amended during Regular Meeting, November 14, 1995; Amended during Regular Meeting, June 11, 1991; Amended during Regular Meeting, August 14, 1990].

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