Local Chapter Constitution; National Constitution

 

CONSTITUTION

ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN LAW STUDENT ASSOCIATION

At Brandeis School of Law

ARTICLE I.NAME AND PURPOSE

1.1 The name of this association shall be the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA).
1.2 The purpose of this association shall be to promote and support the legal education of Asian Pacific American law students; to provide a forum to discuss issues that affect Asian Pacific American law students, the legal profession, and the community at large; to develop a supportive network among Asian Pacific American law students, the legal profession, and the community at large.

 

ARTICLE II. MEMBERSHIP

2.1. There shall be three types of membership.

                                Full Member Chapter: A Full Member Chapter is defined as an Asian Pacific American Law Student Association at an accredited law school and in good standing with NAPALSA. Chapters shall enjoy the rights and privileges of being able to vote, and participate in any social, academic, and professional functions.

                                Full Member: A Full Member is defined as a person who is a full or part time student at an accredited law school and who is either a member in good standing in their school’s APALSA, or, if there is no such chapter at their school, an individual student member of NAPALSA. Student members shall enjoy the rights and privileges of being able to hold office, and participate in any social, academic, and professional functions.

                                Honorary Member: An Honorary Member is defined as any professors of law, any practicing lawyer, or justice not meeting the qualifications in the previous section who by application is admitted to the membership. Honorary Members shall have no right to vote or hold office but may participate in any functions of the National Asian Pacific American Law Students Association.

 

ARTICLE III. DUES

3.1. Chapter dues will be $75 and will be collected by NAPABA by October 15th. Individual dues will be $5 and will also due by September 15th.
3.2. It shall be the responsibility of all officers to solicit needed contributions from any member, organization, or person who may be willing to make such contributions.
3.3. The fiscal year of the association shall commence on August 2009.

 

ARTICLE IV. POWERS OF GOVERNMENT

4.1. The ultimate power of this Association shall be vested in its membership. A majority vote of those present at meetings shall control, or if a vote is taken by mail, a majority of those who answer within fourteen (14) days.
4.2. The officers shall execute the affairs of the Association, oversee the work of all committees, and have general authority of the property of the Association.
4.3. The President has no voting right in any meetings of the membership except when the membership vote results in a tie. Only in the case of a tie shall the President have the right to vote. The President’s vote will be the tie-breaking vote. The President shall have a right to vote in matters concerning emergency amendment procedures, whereby a unanimous vote of the officers is required.
4.4. Proxy voting is allowed and proxy votes may be submitted to the secretary any time prior to a meeting’s call to order. 

 

ARTICLE V. OFFICERS

5.1. The officers of this Association shall be composed of the following:

President

Vice President

Treasurer

Secretary

5.2. The officers shall be elected during the General Assembly Meeting during the National Conference and shall be installed to office at the Conference Banquet/Reception. Officers shall serve a term of 12 months beginning the February following installation. The officers-elect will have no vested authority until the date of installment. However, the officers-elect have the responsibilities of apprenticing the office in which they will eventually occupy.
5.3. The President shall preside over all meetings, set the agenda and objectives of the association, and see that the organization attains its goals. It shall be the duty of the President to direct all endeavors that have the Association’s interests and to keep the membership abreast of any information of pertinent concern. In addition, the President is the liaison to the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association and holds the voting right of APALSA. The President has the authority to delegate the duty and vote of representative to the NAPABA meetings to the Vice President or if the Vice President is unavailable to another qualified member as an alternate. The President shall have the power to sign matters of financial concern.
5.4. The Vice President shall assist the President in executive duties, serve as an alternate representative to NAPABA when requested by the President, serve as a liaison to outside groups when requested by the President, and shall have the duty of formal correspondence in matters dealing with the Association’s policies, concerns, or endeavors. The Vice President shall also serve as Parliamentarian during the General Assembly. In addition, the Vice President shall act as the American Bar Association (ABA) Representative. 
5.5. The Treasurer shall be entrusted with the receipt, care, and disbursement of funds. The Treasurer as the power to sign matters of financial concern and shall keep a record of all financial transactions of the Association. In addition, it is the responsibility of the Treasurer to plan and submit a fiscal budget to the officers and membership prior to the start of the officers first meeting after installation. 
5.6. The Secretary shall keep the minutes of the meetings of the Board and Association, report to the members the previous meeting’s minutes, and call to vote for approval of such minutes by a majority vote of the officers and members who are present. It is also the duty of the Secretary to: record and tally votes when called, handle the collection of secret ballots when called, and keep a roll of the membership. The Secretary shall handle internal correspondence, assist the Vice President in matters of correspondence, and have the duty of notifying members of meetings.
5.7. On March 15, the title of the incumbent President changes to “Past President.” The Past President will be a member of the Executive Board and will retain voting power. The Past President will be responsible for attending all conference calls in which he or she has notice of, and attend meetings which may require his or her presence. The Past President’s primary duty is to assist new President in all matters of transition. The Past President’s term ends May1, of the same year. 
5.8. All officers shall perform the duties usually performed by such officers and those hereinafter set forth.

 

ARTICLE VI. REGULATION, REMOVAL AND APPOINTMENT OF OFFICERS

6.1. If at any time an elected officers wishes to resign from his or her duties, he or she may do so by presenting a written statement to the Secretary setting forth the reason for such action. Resignation shall be effective only if in writing and shall become effective when tendered. It will be recorded in the minutes of the next meeting.
6.2. The removal of any officer or member shall be done in the following manner: A written complaint setting forth reasons for removal and signed by at least fifty percent (50%) of the membership which shall be presented to an officer of the association; Removal will be discussed at the next meeting of the association and; After discussion, a vote shall be taken to determine the issue of removal and removal shall occur through a majority vote of the membership present.

6.3. The appointment of any officer or member shall be done in the following manner: Nominations must be submitted by an active APALSA officer(executive board or regional representative) and each candidate must be a member from a chapter in good standing. Candidates must submit a “statement of interest” and a “statement of qualifications” (i.e. resume). Two weeks after the nomination, a telephone conference will be held for voting. Proxy voting is allowed. To be appointed, the candidate must have 2/3 vote from existing officers.

 

ARTICLE VII. MEETINGS

7.1. Meetings shall be held monthly on any day of the year as called by the officers. Meetings shall be held during Conference Calls or Online as necessitated by time and financial restraints. 
7.2. Motions to be presented for consideration on the floor can be made by any member or officer present at meetings. Discussions on motions will be made only after a motion is seconded by another member or officer. The presiding officer at the meeting shall entertain all reasonable discussion on the motion, including the tabling of the motion until a future meeting, before the presiding officer calls for a vote on the motion. Motions, including the motion to table a motion, are passed by a majority vote of those who are present. It shall be at the sole discretion of the presiding officer at the meeting to decide on taking a voice vote, a hand vote, or a secret ballot on any motion.
7.3. Motions to approve the minutes from the previous meeting can be made at any time by any member or officer present at meetings without a need for a second. Motions to approve minutes shall follow the procedures as stated in Article 7.2 of this Constitution.
7.4. The President shall be the presiding officer at all meetings unless such duty is delegated by him/her to the Vice President with notice given to the secretary before the start of the meeting.

 

ARTICLE VIII.NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY

8.1. It is the policy of the National Asian Pacific American Law Students Association not to discriminate on the basis of sex, handicap, race, color, age, religion, veteran status, or national or ethnic origin.

 

ARTICLE IX. AMENDMENTS

9.1. The Association may provide for the amendment of the constitution in the following way. Refer to Article VII. Amendment proposals may be made at any meeting of the Association by majority vote of all members present, provided that prior notice has been given to the Secretary. Proposed amendment will become effective in the next meeting’s approval of the minutes by majority vote or, amendments may be made at any time when emergency so requires, by a unanimous vote of the officers (which shall include a vote by the President) and shall be considered temporary for a thirty (30) day period or until the next meeting is possible in order to ratify or delete such amendment through the reading of the minutes.

 

CONSTITUTION

NATIONAL ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN LAW STUDENT ASSOCIATION

(As Amended October 2, 2009)

(As Amended September 26, 2010)

 

ARTICLE I. NAME AND PURPOSE

1.1 The name of this association shall be the National Asian Pacific American Law Student Association (NAPALSA).

1.2 The purpose of NAPALSA shall be:

a. to advance Asian Pacific American law students through support, advocacy, and professional development on a national level;

b. to develop a network of Asian Pacific American law student organizations across the nation;

c. to foster the exchange of ideas and promote a deeper understanding of the legal, political, and social status of Asian Pacific Americans in society;

d. to encourage leadership, participation, and involvement in the greater Asian Pacific American community;

e. to inspire law students and legal professionals to serve the interests and aspirations of Asian Pacific Americans and all diverse populations.

 

ARTICLE II. AFFILIATION/MEMBERSHIP

2.1 There shall be two types of membership.

a. Affiliate Organization Member: An Affiliate Organization is defined as a NAPALSA dues-paying law student organization at an American Bar Association (ABA) fully or provisionally accredited law school that is dedicated to the promotion and support of Asian Pacific American law students and their professional interests. Affiliate Organizations shall enjoy the rights and privileges to vote in NAPALSA related elections (pursuant to NAPALSA Election bylaws), participate in any social, academic, and professional functions, and be eligible for any NAPALSA awards and scholarships.

b. Active Member (Individual): An Active Member is defined as a person who is a full or part time student at an American Bar Association (ABA) fully or provisionally accredited law school, and who is a member of a dues-paying NAPALSA Affiliate Organization, or if there is no such Affiliate at their school, an individual dues paying student member of NAPALSA. Active Members shall enjoy the rights and privileges to vote in NAPALSA related elections (pursuant to NAPALSA Election bylaws), hold NAPALSA elected office, participate in any social, academic, and professional functions, and be eligible for any NAPALSA awards and scholarships.

c. Honorary Member (Individual): An Honorary Member is defined as any professors of law, any practicing lawyer, or other legal professional, not meeting the qualifications in the previous section, who is an alumnus of a NAPALSA Affiliate Organization, is serving on the NAPALSA Advisory Council, or who is otherwise admitted by application. Honorary Members shall have no right to vote or hold office, except as described by this Constitution or other adopted bylaws of NAPALSA. Honorary members are not eligible for NAPALSA awards and scholarships

 

ARTICLE III. MEMBERSHIP DUES AND TERM

3.1 TERM. NAPALSA Membership Term runs annually from August 1st to July 31st of each calendar year (Academic Year). NAPALSA accepts dues from Affiliate Organizations on an annual basis. NAPALSA accepts Active Member dues from an individual student, if his/her law school is without a NAPALSA Affiliate Organization. Dues payments maintain the good-standing of an Affiliate Organization or Active Member and provide all of the rights and privileges of NAPALSA membership.

3.2 AMOUNT. Affiliate Organization membership fees (Dues) will be will be set by the Executive Board of Officers by May of each Term. Dues shall not increase in an amount greater than $25 from the previous academic year Dues amount. Late fees shall be assessed for all Affiliates paying on or after October 1st. Late fee amounts shall be determined by the Executive Board of Officers by May of each Term. For individuals who wish to join NAPALSA as an Active Member, as defined in 2.1(b) above, Dues shall be $35 per academic year, regardless of postmark date.

3.3 REFUNDS. Dues are refundable only in exceptional circumstances. An appeal to refund Dues payments must be made in writing by a duly-elected officer of an Affiliate organization and addressed to the President. The President has sole discretion regarding refunds to Affiliate organizations. Dues payments are not refundable to Active Members paying individual dues.

3.4 DUES STATEMENTS. Affiliate Organizations will receive a Dues Statement from the NAPALSA President, Treasurer, or Regional Director by September 7th of each Academic Year, which will indicate the current Dues amount and mailing address for Dues payment.

3.5 NAPABA DUES. NAPALSA is a collaborative partner of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association (NAPABA), but is not a division of NAPABA. Therefore, dues payments to NAPABA, either as an individual or affiliate member, do not automatically qualify an individual or organization for NAPALSA membership.

 

ARTICLE IV. REPRESENTATION, AUTHORITY, TERM

4.1 BOARD OF DIRECTORS. The ultimate power of NAPALSA shall be vested in its membership, as represented by an elected Board of Directors. A majority vote of dues paying Affiliate Organizations shall elect the Board of Directors annually at the NAPALSA General Meeting in November of each year. The Board of Directors shall consist of an Executive Board of Officers and Regional Directors.

4.2 EXECUTIVE BOARD OF OFFICERS. There shall be an elected Executive Board of Officers consisting of a President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer.

4.3 REGIONAL DIRECTORS. Each Region shall be represented by no less than one (1) representative (Regional Director). The Regions shall be set forth in ADDENDUM A - REGIONS.

4.4 FUNDRAISING OFFICER. The Fundraising Officer shall report directly to the Executive Board and shall not have any voting rights. The mission of the Fundraising Officer shall be to organize and perform all fundraising for NAPALSA.

4.5 PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER. The Public Relations Officer shall report directly to the Executive Board and shall not have any voting rights. The mission of the Public Relations Officer shall be to communicate on behalf of NAPALSA to the relevant public and maintain the official NAPALSA website and any other NAPALSA presence on the internet.

4.6 ADVISORY COUNCIL. NAPALSA shall have an Advisory Council comprised of alumni officers. The Advisory Council shall adopt its own Bylaws of operation and shall only vote or participate in governance matters pursuant to this Constitution. The mission of the Advisory Council shall be to promote the interests of NAPALSA, maintain connections with NAPALSA Alumni, and assist NAPALSA with fundraising efforts.

4.7 VOTE. Each Regional Director shall have one (1) vote. The Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary shall have one (1) vote. The Conference Chair shall only vote in matters pertaining to the National Conference. The President shall only vote in the event of a tie vote. The vote of the Board of Directors shall be controlling. Any Officer or Director not present at time of vote forfeits his/her vote.

4.8 TERM. The Board of Directors are elected for a term of approximately 14 months (Term). Newly elected Directors are installed at the NAPABA/NAPALSA Conference in November of each year. Effective February 1st, Directors become active and assume full responsibility of their elected positions.

4.9 TRANSITION PERIOD. The time period between November Installation and January 31st of the Term year is a transition period for the Outgoing Board to finalize projects, including completing payment and details of the November NAPALSA Conference, and acclimating the new Directors to their elected positions. This includes the completion and transmission of detailed and accurate records of all NAPALSA business relevant to each director role in order to provide this information to the position successor. A Transition Summary is required of all Outgoing Officers, Directors and Conference Chair.

SEE ADDENDUM D – FORMS AND LETTERS.

 

ARTICLE V. BOARD OF DIRECTOR DUTIES

5.1 The Board of Directors of NAPALSA shall be composed of the following:

a. President

b. Vice President

c. Treasurer

d. Secretary

e. Regional Representatives

5.2 The Board of Directors shall be elected during the NAPALSA General Meeting and installed in November of each year. Directors shall serve a term of 14 months, effective for active duties on February 1st.

5.3 The Conference Chair shall be elected during the NAPALSA General Meeting. The Conference Chair is not a full voting member of the Board of Directors.

5.4 Detailed duties of the Board of Directors, Executive Board of Officers, and Conference Chair shall be described in ADDENDUM B – DETAILED BOARD DUTIES.

 

ARTICLE VI. RESIGNATION, SUSPENSION, AND REMOVAL OF DIRECTORS

6.1 RESIGNATION. If at any time an elected Officer, Director or Conference Chair, wishes to resign from his/her position, he/she may do so by presenting a written and dated statement to the President setting forth the reason for such action. Resignation shall be effective only if in writing, and shall become effective when tendered. It will be recorded in the minutes of the next meeting. Election to fill such vacancy shall be detailed in Article VIII.

6.2 CAUSE FOR SUSPENSION OR REMOVAL. An Officer, Director, or Conference Chair may be suspended or removed from his/her position for reason of nonparticipation, incompetency, inefficiency, dishonesty, immoral conduct, insubordination, discourteous treatment of Members, Affiliates or community partners, neglect of duty, any other failure of good behavior which does not adhere to the mission and vision of NAPALSA. Any Member of NAPALSA may bring complaint against an Officer, Director or Conference Chair by filing such reasons in writing with the President. The President may bring a complaint against any Director, Officer or Conference Chair in his/her capacity as Member. The President may not vote in any suspension or removal issues, except in event of a tie.

6.3 SUSPENSION. The suspension of any Officer, Director or Conference Chair, except for the President, shall be effective in the following manner:

a. WRITTEN NOTICE. The President shall inform the Officer, Director, or Conference Chair in writing of complaint within ten (10) business days. The writing will inform the individual that the complaint may result in suspension or removal of the Officer, Director, or Conference Chair. The President must provide a reasonable time for the Officer, Director or Conference Chair to cure the reasons for the complaint.

b. 30 DAY SUSPENSION. Upon a second complaint, or a failure to cure the reasons for the initial complaint, the President may suspend the title of any Officer, Director or Conference Chair for a period not to exceed 30 days, in which time the individual must cure the reasons for the complaint. Should the Director or Officer fail to cure the reasons for the complaint within 30 days, the President must initiate removal of the Officer, Director or Conference Chair as described in Art. 6.4.

c. SUSPENSION OF PRESIDENT. Should the President be subject to suspension, the

Vice President will serve as the noticing officer. A majority vote of the Full Board of Officers is required to suspend the President.

d. MEETING TO APPEAL SUSPENSION. Any suspended individual may call a meeting of the Full Board of Directors to appeal the 30 Day suspension. Such meeting must be called within seventy-two (72) hours and held within seven (7) days of notice of suspension. A suspension of any individual may only be overturned with a three-fourths vote of the Board of Directors.

6.4 REMOVAL. The removal of any Officer, Director or Conference Chair, except for the President, shall be effective in the following manner:

a. COMPLAINT. A written complaint setting forth reasons for removal shall be presented to the President. Should removal pertain to the President of NAPALSA, the written complaint shall be presented to the Vice President with copy to the NAPALSA Advisory Council.

b. WRITTEN NOTICE AND MEETING OF BOARD. A meeting regarding the reasons for the removal complaint shall take place within ten (10) days of receipt of complaint, including weekend days. The Officer, Director or Conference Chair against whom such complaint is brought shall be informed in writing at least five (5) days prior to the meeting and shall have an opportunity at the meeting to be heard and the persons bringing the complaint against the Officer, Director or Conference Chair shall have the same opportunity.

c. VOTE OF THE BOARD CONTROLS. After discussion, a vote shall be taken to determine the issue of removal. A majority vote of the Board of Directors shall control the issue of removal for any Executive Officer (other than President), Director or Conference Chair. A three-fourths vote of the Board of Directors is required for the removal of the President.

 

ARTICLE VII. MEETINGS

7.1 NUMBER OF MEETINGS. The General Membership, Board of Directors, Executive Board of Officers, and Advisory Council are required to meet during their Term.

a. The General Membership shall meet no less than annually. The General Membership meeting shall take place at the NAPALSA Conference each year. The General Membership shall elect the incoming Board of Directors during this meeting.

i. VOTE OF THE MEMBERSHIP. Each Affiliate Organization shall have one (1) vote to elect the incoming Board of Directors. An Affiliate Organization present at the General Membership meeting shall have one (1) additional vote, for a total of two (2) votes.

1. Proxy Voting. Affiliate Organizations not present at the General Membership meeting may assign its one (1) vote by proxy to another Affiliate Organization, only by providing written notice to the Outgoing President and with an authorized representative signature of both the Affiliate Organization and the designated proxy. Should the designated proxy not place the Affiliate proxy vote, the vote is forfeited.

2. Alternative Voting. Affiliate Organizations not present during the General Meeting, which do not wish to designate a proxy, may cast its one (1) vote by ballot or email in advance of the General Meeting, at the sole discretion of the Election Committee.

ii. VOTES BY INDIVIDUALS. Active Members, whom have paid individual membership dues because there is no Affiliate Organization at their law school, are entitled to one (1) vote, only if present at the General Membership Meeting. Individual Active Members are not entitled to vote by proxy.

b. The Board of Directors shall meet no less than quarterly during their Active Term, between February 1st and December 1st. Meetings may be held by Conference Call or via online chat. Meetings must be in a forum that allows for interactive discussion amongst the Directors.

c. The Executive Board of Officers shall meet no less than six (6) times during Active Term, between February 1st and December 1st. Meetings may be held by Conference Call or via online chat. Meetings must be in a forum that allows for interactive discussion amongst the Officers.

d. The Advisory Council shall meet no less than quarterly during Active Term, between February 1st and December 1st. Meetings may be held by Conference Call or via online chat. Meetings must be in a forum that allows for interactive discussion amongst the Officers. Meetings of the Advisory Council may be held simultaneously with either general Board of Directors meetings or Executive Board meetings.

e. The Executive Board and Advisory Council shall meet together no less than twice (2) during Full Term, between December 1st and January 31st of the following year.

7.2 CALLING MEETINGS. Meetings may be called by any member of the Executive Board of Officers.

7.3 PRESIDING OFFICER. The President shall be the presiding officer at all meetings of the Board of Directors or Executive Board of Officers, unless such duty is delegated by the President to another Officer, with notice given to the Secretary before the start of the meeting.

7.4 MINUTES. Minutes shall be taken by the Secretary during all meetings of the Board of Executive Board. In the absence of the Secretary, the President, or presiding officer, shall appoint another member of the Board to record Minutes. Minutes shall be approved by Motion or other method, such as email, as determined by the President.

7.5 AGENDAS. The calling officer is responsible to provide a detailed agenda to scheduled meeting participants at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance of the meeting time.

7.6 MOTIONS. Motions to be presented for consideration on the floor can be made by any Director present at meetings. The presiding officer at the meeting shall entertain all reasonable discussion on the motion, including the tabling of the motion until a future meeting, prior to calling a vote on the motion. Motions, including the motion to table a motion, are passed by a majority vote of Directors present. It shall be at the sole discretion of the presiding officer at the meeting to determine method of taking a vote, whether by voice or ballot. Anonymous voting is not permitted.

7.7 VOTING. Voting rights in meetings of the Board of Directors and Executive Board of

Officers are as follows:

a. EXECUTIVE BOARD. Each Officer, including the President, shall have one vote. In the event of a tie vote, the tie shall be broken by a majority vote of the Board of Directors.

b. BOARD OF DIRECTORS. The President has no voting right in meetings of the Board of Directors, except in the event of a tie vote. The President has one (1) vote to break a tie. The Conference Chair has no vote in governance matters of NAPALSA, but has one (1) vote in regard to all matters pertaining of or relevant to the Annual NAPALSA Conference.

 

ARTICLE VIII. ELECTIONS AND INTERIM ELECTIONS

8.1 TIME FOR ELECTIONS. Elections for Board of Directors shall be held annually.

8.2 TIME FOR INTERIM ELECTIONS. Interim Election proceedings shall proceed once the vacancy becomes imminent.

8.3 ELECTION AND INTERIM ELECTION COMMITTEE. The Election and Interim Election Committee shall consist of all members of the Executive Board of Officers whom are not eligible as candidates for the Incoming Board of Directors. The Outgoing Secretary shall serve as Chair of the Election Committee. Should the Outgoing Secretary be eligible as a candidate for the Incoming Board of Directors, the Outgoing President shall serve as Chair of the Election Committee. Should the Outgoing Secretary and the Outgoing President be eligible as a candidate for the Incoming Board of Directors, the Executive Board of Officers shall appoint a Chair of the Election Committee.

8.4 ELECTION AND INTERIM ELECTION BYLAWS. See ADDENDUM C – BYLAWS for proceedings relating to the general Election. See ADDENDUM D – BYLAWS for proceedings relating to the Interim Elections.

 

ARTICLE IX. NON-DISCRIMINATION POLICY

It is the policy of the National Asian Pacific American Law Student Association not to discriminate on the basis of sex, sexual orientation, disability, race, color, age, religion, veteran status, or national or ethnic origin.

ARTICLE XI. AMENDMENTS

10.1 AMENDMENTS PERMITTED. NAPALSA may amend the Constitution and any corresponding bylaws.

10.2 PROCESS TO AMEND. Amendment proposals shall be in writing and shall be ratified with a majority vote of the Board of Directors.

a. Prior to a vote of a Constitutional Amendment, Directors shall have no less than forty-eight (48) hours to review such Amendment. Amendments may be ratified via phone, email, or other method. Interactive discussion is not required to ratify an Amendment; however, any Director may call a meeting to discuss an Amendment within forty-eight (48) hours of a scheduled vote.

b. Ratified Amendments are immediately effective.

c. Ratification of amendments shall appear in the minutes of the next meeting of the Board of Directors, including the date of ratification.

10.3 EMERGENCY AMENDMENTS. Amendments may be made at any time when emergency so requires, by a unanimous vote of the Executive Board of Officers, which shall include a vote by the President. Such emergency Amendment shall be considered temporary for a thirty (30) day period, during which time the Amendment must be ratified by the procedures described in 10.2 above.

 

ARTICLE X. BYLAWS

NAPALSA may have governing Bylaws to set forth rules of policy and procedure. Bylaws, if any, shall be found in ADDENDUM C – BYLAWS.

 

 

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