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Section 15

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee shall consist of the Chair and the President ( ex officio members), and no fewer than five and no more than eight members, all of whom shall serve for a term of four years. The Chair of the Corporation shall be the chair of the committee.

The Chair of the Corporation shall nominate candidates for membership on the committee, chosen from the members of the Corporation for a term of four years, one at each succeeding annual meeting, as vacancies occur, or at any stated or special meeting, notice of which shall have stated that a vacancy on the Membership Committee is to be filled. The members of the Corporation shall give careful consideration to the nominations but shall not be obliged to follow them. To provide for the terms of the members to end in different years, the appointment of any member under this Paragraph may be for a term of less than four years. If any vacancy occurs through death, resignation, or otherwise before the expiration of the four years, the member elected to fill the vacancy shall serve for the unexpired term.

A quorum for any meeting of the committee shall consist of five members, at least three of whom are not ex officio members.

The Membership Committee reports directly to the members of the Corporation and has distinct and separate functions:

The committee shall propose to the Corporation candidates for membership, including without limitation, life membership, as vacancies occur and as it deems desirable. It shall transmit to the Corporation with its recommendations the nominations for membership made pursuant to Section 4.

The committee shall propose to the members of the Corporation for its action all candidates for assignment to the standing committees: Executive, Risk and Audit (subject to Section 18.1), and Development, and the Development Committee Executive Board; and to the committees of annual recurrence: Visiting and CJAC.

The committee shall keep a record of its proceedings and may appoint a secretary for that purpose.


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