8. Special Meetings Special

8. Special Meetings

Special meetings of the membership of the Corporation may be called by the President, by a minimum of three voting members of the BOD who have joined in a written request for a membership meeting filed with the State Office; or by qualified delegates possessing not less than ten percent (10%) of the entire voting strength of the membership who have joined in a written request for a membership meeting filed with the State Office. The proposed agenda for the meeting shall be included in the written meeting request filed with the State Office by the party calling the meeting. The State Office shall cause a notice of such meeting to be mailed to all members at their addresses as they appear in the membership roll book at least seven (7) days but not more than fifty (50) days before the scheduled date of such meeting. Such notice shall state the date, time, place, purpose of the meeting as set forth in the proposed agenda, and by whom called. 

When notice is given by first class mail, electronic mail or facsimile, notice shall be deemed to have been given on the date of the mailing or transmission.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, any notice by electronic mail or facsimile shall not be deemed to have been given if (1) the State Office is unable to deliver two consecutive notices to the member by electronic mail or facsimile;  or (2) the State Office otherwise becomes aware that notice cannot be delivered to the member by electronic mail or facsimile transmission.  Notwithstanding the above, the State Office shall send notice of meetings by first class mail to any member who requests in writing that notice of meetings be delivered by such method.

No notice need be given to any member who submits a signed waiver of notice before or after the meeting, or who attends the meeting without protesting, prior thereto or at its commencement, the lack of notice to him or her.  Such waiver of notice may be written or electronic.  If written, the waiver must be executed by the member or the member's authorized officer, director, employee, or agent by signing such waiver or causing his signature to be affixed to such waiver by any reasonable means, including, but not limited to facsimile signature.  If electronic, the transmission of waiver must be sent by electronic mail and set forth, or be submittted with, information from which it can reasonably be determined that the transmission was authorized by the member. 

No other business but that specified in the notice may be transacted at such special meeting without the unanimous consent of all present at such meeting, provided that those present constitute a quorum.