Article I. NAME
The name of this body shall be the American Indian Library Association. Hereafter referred to as the Association.
The object of the Association shall be to promote the development of and access to library and information services by American Indian people.
Article III. MEMBERSHIP
Any person, library, or other organization interested in promoting the development of and access to library and information services by American Indian people may become a member upon payment of the dues provided for in the bylaws.
Article IV. EXECUTIVE BOARD
(b) The Executive Board shall determine all policies of the Association, and its decisions shall be binding upon the Association, except as provided in Sec. 7 of this Article.
Sec. 2. The Executive Board shall consist of the officers of the Association, the Newsletter Editor, the immediate past president, and committee chairpersons.
Sect. 3. Executive Board members shall be elected as specified in the Bylaws of the Association.
Sec. 4. A vacancy in the elected membership of the Executive Board shall be filled by Presidential appointment with the advise and consent of the Executive Board. The person so appointed will serve until the following election.
Sec. 5. The Executive board shall report in writing to the membership on its activities not later than thirty (30) days following its meeting.
Sec. 6. A majority shall constitute a quorum of the Executive Board.
Sec. 7. Any action of the Executive Board may be set aside by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of members present at any membership meeting of the Association, or by a mail vote by a two-thirds (2/3) majority of returned ballots. Such vote by mail shall be held upon petition of twenty percent (20%) of the Association.
Article V. OFFICERS
Sec. 2. Terms of Office. The secretary and the treasurer shall serve on the Executive Board for a term of two (2) years. The president-elect shall serve the first year after election as vice-president, the second year as president, and the third year as immediate past president. All officers shall serve until the adjournment of the meeting at which their successors are chosen. The term of office for which Executive Board members are elected shall be determined by the Nominating Committee provided for in the Bylaws.
Sec. 3. Duties of Officers.
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There shall be at least one annual meeting of the Executive board and one annual meeting of the membership as provided in the Bylaws.
Article VII. AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION
Amendments to the Constitution and Bylaws shall originate within the Association. A proposed amendment shall become effective when it has been approved by a two-thirds (2/3) majority of returned ballots. The means of voting shall be determined by the Executive Board.The Executive Board shall fix the time for the beginning and closing of balloting in a mail vote. The text of any amendment shall be mailed to members in written form at least thirty (30) days before a vote on an amendment is to be taken.