Article II: Membership

Article II: Membership 
Section 1: Categories of Membership 
A. Any person, 18 years or older, of any nationality, regions, or country who is interested in the purposes of AMEPPA shall be eligible for membership.
B. Categories of membership and rights and benefits pertaining thereto (including the right to vote or any limitation or denial of same) shall be determined based on the structure established from time to time by AMEPPA’s board of directors (hereafter “Executive Board”). 
C. No membership dues are required.
Section 2: Rights of Membership 
A. All individuals holding membership in AMEPPA shall have the right to vote for officers and for Executive Board membership, stand for election to office, attend meetings of AMEPPA, and may have such other rights and benefits of membership as the Executive Board may from time to time determine. 
B. Organizations may not be members of AMEPPA but can enter into collaborative networks and relations as approved by the Executive Board.
C. Members are encouraged to join the network as Members At-large. 
Section 3: Meetings of the Membership 
A. Annual Meeting: AMEPPA will hold an annual meeting. The annual meeting of members shall be held at a time and place designated by the Executive Board.
B. Other Meetings: AMEPPA encourages members to work together to hold conferences at places and times to be determined by the respective conference planning committees.  AMEPPA also encourages members to work together to pursue projects with local and regional interests.
C.  All meetings of the membership shall be open to any member of AMEPPA 
Section 4: Quorum of Membership 
Ten percent of the members entitled to vote shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business by the membership electronically, in-person, or a combination. The act of a majority of the membership entitled to vote present at a meeting at which a quorum is present shall be the act of the membership.  In the absence of a quorum, any action taken shall be recommendatory only, but may become valid action if subsequently confirmed by a majority vote, in conformity with the quorum requirements, by a mail or electronic ballot of the membership entitled to vote.
Section 5: Termination or Denial of Membership 
Membership can be terminated or denied by the decision of the Executive Board whenever the Board determines any member or applicant appears to have acted in violation of AMEPPA’s Bylaws.  
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