ARTICLE IV. Local Meetings

  1. General Meetings
    1. The Local shall hold a General Meeting annually each September, and all Members of the Local shall be notified via written or electronic mail at least four weeks prior to the General Meeting. For the purpose of notification of General Meetings, the Local shall keep and maintain a list of Members. A notice of elections shall be included in the notice for a General Meeting. It shall also include the names of people who are running for elected positions.
    2. The Executive Committee shall post public notice of the General Meeting reasonably in advance.
    3. Officers shall be elected at a General Meeting.
    4. The outgoing Executive Committee shall present a report on the status of the Local’s finances.
    5. The General Meeting is the highest legislative body of the Local.
    6. A General Meeting may adopt a priorities resolution to guide the organization’s work in the coming year.
  2. Regular Meetings
    1. The Local shall hold Regular Meetings at least once monthly, the time and place of which shall be set in a schedule published and distributed by the Corresponding Secretary. The Regular Meetings will set Local policy and work priorities, and will include political education sessions.
    2. The Executive Committee will set the agenda for Regular Meetings. In general, the Regular Meeting is the operating legislative body of the Local.
    3. The Corresponding Secretary shall notify Members and will post public notice of the Regular Meeting reasonably in advance.
  3. Special Meetings
    1. The Executive Committee may call a Special Meeting of the Local on five days’ notice when an urgent and important matter requires deliberation.
    2. A quorum (as defined in Article IV, Section 4) of members may also call for a Special Meeting to deliberate important matters, or call for an action to be taken (without a meeting) after approval by electronic vote, provided that number of ballots cast exceeds the quorum.
    3. Business transacting at a Special Meeting may only relate to the matter at hand.
  4. Quorum
    1. A quorum of at least twenty members (or twenty percent of the total membership of the Local, whichever is less) is required for General, Regular, or Special Meetings to transact business.