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Article 10 (Meetings)

10.1

All formal meetings of the chapter shall be conducted in the following order: a) Opening ceremonies b) Roll Call c) Approval of minutes of the previous meeting d) Reports of officers e) Reports of regular committees f) Reports of special committees g) Reports of campus organizations h) Old Business i) New Business j) Good Delt/Scholar of the Week/Bozo/Quote k) Announcements I) Discussion of progress of pledge class and pledges m) Brotherhood n) Reading of Fines o) Closing ceremonies

10.2

The order of business for all informal meetings shall be the same as in 9.1, except that the opening and closing ceremonies shall be omitted. The meetings shall be called to order and adjourned in regular parliamentary procedure.

10.3

Regular meetings shall be held at intervals not greater than two weeks, except during recesses from classes, at a time and place to be determined by the chapter. Formal meetings shall be held at least monthly, again except during recesses from classes, and such formal meetings shall be conducted in due ritualistic form with regalia and paraphernalia.

10.4

Any pledge or pledges found on chapter premises during the time allotted for a formal meeting or found in or attempting to gain entrance to any place where Fraternity paraphernalia is stored shall be brought up for depledgement at the next chapter.

10.5

Special meetings may be called by the president or by a petition signed by at least two-thirds of the total active membership or the chapter. When such special meeting is called by a petition of the active chapter, 24 hour notice must be given to all members of the chapter.

10.6

Two-thirds of the total active membership of the chapter shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, and the act of a majority present at any meeting which there is a quorum shall be the act of the chapter, except as otherwise provided by the Constitution and Bylaws of the Fraternity, bylaws of the chapter, or by Robert’s Rules of Order, Revised.

10.7

The officers shall be elected by a majority vote of the chapter at a meeting attended by at least a quorum.

10.8

Pledges may be voted upon at any regular meeting or at a special meeting called upon for that purpose.

10.9

Any member of the active chapter entitled to vote in chapter meetings who is present but does not vote upon call shall be recorded as abstaining.

10.10

Attendance at all meetings shall be compulsory. Any member who shall be absent without an excuse shall be subject to a $10 fine; any member who shall be tardy without an excuse shall be subject to a $5 fine

10.10.1

To be excused by the president, a reason for the absence must be given more than twenty four hours before the meeting.

10.10.2

If circumstances do not allow for twenty four hour advancement, the entire Executive Committee must vote unanimously to excuse the member.

10.11

Robert’s Rules of Order, Revised shall govern all proceedings of the chapter meetings when applicable. Matters of parliamentary procedure in dispute shall be referred to the internal vice president, who shall act as parliamentarian of the chapter.

10.12

Active members must say their ritualistic items to the Guide or President twenty-four hours before the first formal chapter of the semester, or lose voting privileges for that semester. If the member does not say their ritualistic items two consecutive semesters, they permanently lose voting privileges. In the case of New Members initiated in the current semester, they must recite their ritualistic items before the formal chapter immediately following initiation.