Article Index
ASMB By-Laws
Article I. Purpose
Article II. Members
Article III. Council Members
Article IV. Officers
Article V. Committees
Article VI. Waiver of Notice
Article VII. Indemnification of Council Members and Officers
Article VIII. Fiscal Year
Article IX. Amendments
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ARTICLE II.  Members

Section 1.  Qualifications and Dues
Membership shall be open to individuals who have educational or research experience in the field of matrix biology or an allied field and other interested members of the public. Members must pay dues and meet such other qualifications as set by the Council.

Section 2.  Meetings of the Members

2.1 The annual business meeting of the members shall be held during the biennial meeting or at such other time and place as the Council may select for the purpose of any society business the council deems appropriate.

2.2 Special meeting of the members may be called by the President or by one-third of the members of the Council.

Section 3.  Notice of Meetings
Written notice stating the place, day and hour of any meeting of the members shall be sent to all members by email or by publication not less than ten (10) nor more than fifty (50) days before the date of such meeting, by or at the direction of the President, the Secretary or by the persons calling the meeting. The purpose(s) for which the meeting is called shall be stated in the notice.

Section 4.  Membership Voting
Each member shall have one vote. There shall not be cumulative voting in the election of Council Members. When a quorum is present, the vote of a majority of the voting members present shall decide any matter voted on by the members, except where a larger vote is required by law, the Articles of Incorporation or these bylaws. The election of Council Members, at the discretion of the Council, may be conducted by mail.

Section 5.  Quorum
Ten percent (10%) of the total membership shall constitute a quorum at any meeting of the membership. Section 6. Proxies. A member may vote in person or by proxy executed in writing. No proxy shall be valid after eleven months from the date of its execution unless otherwise provided in the proxy.