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Article IX. Meetings

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Section 1. Annual Business and Awards Meetings

The Annual Business and Awards Meeting for the installation of officers, presentation of awards, reviewing Region activities and transacting other business shall be held in the spring each year at a location selected by the President. This Meeting may be held during the Society's Annual Conference. The National Director shall arrange for a National Officer to preside at the installation of officers. In the event none are available, the National Director shall preside at the installation of officers. Notice of this meeting shall be received by the Region membership at least 60 days prior to the date of the meeting.

The Regional Council and officers elected for the ensuing year shall meet as a separate body prior to this annual meeting to conduct business and allow for a smooth transition of Region business activity from the current year to the next year. The President will report the results of this meeting to the attending membership at the annual meeting.

Section 2. Regional Council

The Regional Council will meet (via face-to-face, teleconferencing or electronic communication) as a separate group a minimum of two times per fiscal year.

Section 3. Technical Meetings

There shall be at least two regional technical meetings in addition to the Region�s Annual Business Meeting each year. Meetings shall be held at such times and places as designated by the President or Regional Council.

Section 4. Special Meetings

Special Meetings may be called by the Executive Committee of the Region at their discretion or shall be called upon a written request signed by ten (10) members of the Region. The membership shall be notified of such a special meeting and its purpose at least ten (10) days prior to the proposed meeting.

Section 5. Other Meetings

The Region may from time to time invite the Society to schedule Society Conferences, Symposia, Workshops or other meetings in the Region.