Chapter Bylaws of the Health Ministires Association, Inc.

Article VII
The Governing Body

Section 7.1 The governing body of HMA shall be the Membership composed of current members.
Section 7.2 The Membership will meet annually, with the time and place to be designated by the BOARD OF DIRECTORS.
Section 7.3 Special meetings of the Membership for any purpose may be called by the President or by the BOARD OF DIRECTORS.
Section 7.4 Written or printed notice stating the place, day, hour and year of the meeting of the Membership shall be delivered by mail to each delegate not less than 60 days before the date of such meeting.
Section 7.5 The President shall chair the Membership meeting.
Section 7.6 The presence of the eligible members in attendance at the time of each meeting shall constitute a quorum.
Section 7.7 A simple majority of the members PRESENT at the Membership Meeting shall be necessary for the adoption of any motion, unless otherwise provided by these Bylaws.

Article VIII
The Board of Directors


Section 8.1 The business affairs of HMA shall be managed by the BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Section 8.2 The BOARD OF DIRECTORS shall be elected by the Membership and installed at the annual meeting and shall begin their term at the completion of the annual meeting.
Section 8.3 The BOARD OF DIRECTORS shall consist of the following:
          8.3.a. The officers of HMA
          8.3.b. The Immediate Past President
          8.3.c. The elected Chairs of Standing Committees
          8.3.d. The chairperson of each Special Interest Section
Section 8.4 The BOARD OF DIRECTORS may appoint committees, task forces, cluster groups or other units for the purpose of implementing the programs and carrying out the goals of the Membership and the BOARD OF DIRECTORS.
Section 8.5 The BOARD OF DIRECTORS shall meet at least two times annually with at least (30) days prior notification to Board members.
Section 8.6 The BOARD OF DIRECTORS Meetings are open to all members of HMA.
Section 8.7 Two-thirds (66 2/3%) of the number of members of the BOARD OF DIRECTORS entitled to vote shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of HMA business.
Section 8.8 Any vacancy occurring on the BOARD OF DIRECTORS shall be filled by the affirmative vote of a majority of the BOARD OF DIRECTORS.
Section 8.9 A member appointed to fill a vacancy shall serve for the unexpired term.
Section 8.10 Job descriptions of all members of the BOARD OF DIRECTORS will be maintained in the Policy and Procedure Manual.

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