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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Rules & Regulations > Article VI



Section 6.01

The Joint Section shall meet with the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons at their respective annual meetings. At these meetings, the Joint Section's Executive Committee may call special Business Meetings when required to conduct the activities of the Section. The Joint Section shall hold an Annual Scientific and Educational Meeting at a time that does not conflict with the annual meetings of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and Congress of Neurological Surgeons, and shall hold the Joint Section's Regular Annual Business Meeting at that time.

Section 6.02 Quorum

At all Business Meetings of the Joint Section called by the Executive Committee, both regular and special, the majority of Active members present and voting at the time of the meeting shall constitute a quorum for the purposes of transacting the business of the Joint Section.

Section 6.03 Items Requiring Vote

Actions that require a vote of the Active membership of the Joint Section will be presented to the membership in the Joint Section Newsletter, or by separate mailing. Voting will occur at the next Joint Section Annual meeting. In the event of an action that the Executive Committee believes requires membership consideration before and distinct from the Joint Section Annual meeting, the action may be presented to the Active membership by special mailing. Returned ballots will be counted by the Secretary no earlier than sixty (60) days after they are sent to the members. Unless otherwise specified in the Rules and Regulations, a mail vote shall be determined by a simple majority of those who cast votes.

Section 6.04

Robert's Rules of Order shall govern the conduct of Executive Sessions of the Joint Section unless otherwise specified.

Section 6.05

Executive Committee meetings of the Joint Section shall, in an order to be determined by the Secretary of the Section, cover the following:

        1. The Call to Order
        2. The Reading of the Minutes
        3. Unfinished Business
        4. Reports of the Executive Committee and Committees
        5. Election of New Members
        6. Appointment of Committees
        7. New Business
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