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MEMBERSHIP
2.1 Qualification, Selection and Rights.
Membership in the Corporation shall be open to all who are interested in the purposes of the Corporation as set forth in these by-laws. The Board of Directors may establish classes of membership and dues (or exemptions from dues) for each class, in its sole discretion. In addition, the Board, in its discretion, may set reasonable membership duties. Approval of applications for membership in the Corporation shall be made by the Board of Directors. All members, notwithstanding any such above classification, shall enjoy the full right to vote for the election of directors of the Corporation in accordance with these by-laws and the Articles of Incorporation and such other rights and privileges as these by-laws now, or hereafter may confer upon them, or as provided by law.

2.2 Membership Classifications and Status.
There shall be two classes of membership: Teacher Members and Associate Members. The Board of Directors may create other such classes and subclasses of membership as it may from time to time determine. Active membership shall be conferred upon each individual who has met the qualifications of membership and who is current with the payment of any dues or fees commensurate with the individual’s membership classification.

  • 2.2.1 Teacher Members.
    A Teacher Member shall be defined as a member of the Association who has obtained registered Teacher Training from the Suzuki Association of the Americas (SAA). All Teacher Members must be active members of the SAA.

  • 2.2.2 Associate Members.
    An Associate Member shall be defined as a member of the Association who supports the cause and well-being of the Association.

2.3 Annual Membership Meeting.
An Annual Membership Meeting shall be held each year at a place and time determined by the Board of Directors. At the Annual Membership Meeting, the members may elect directors and transact such other business as may properly come before the meeting. A slate of Directors shall be presented by the Nominating Committee sixty (60) days prior to the Annual Membership Meeting.

2.4 Special Meetings.
Special meetings of the members shall be called at such times and places, within Williamson County or Davidson County, as directed by the Board of Directors or upon the written request for such filed with the Secretary of the Corporation by at least twenty-five percent of the current membership.

2.5 Notice of Meetings.
Written notice of each meeting of the members, whether annual or special, shall be sent, either by postage prepaid mail or electronic mail, at least ten (10) but not more than fifty (50) days prior to the date of such meeting, to the members’ addresses last appearing on the records of the Corporation. Each notice of a meeting shall state the time and place appointed for the holding of the meeting and, generally, the business to be transacted at the meeting.

2.6 Quorum.
At each meeting of the members, whether annual or special, the presence in person of ten percent of all members entitled to vote shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business. If there be no quorum at a meeting or at any adjournment thereof, then those present may adjourn such meeting, without notice other than by announcement at the meeting, until a quorum is present and thereupon any business may be transacted which might have been transacted at the meeting as originally called.

2.7 Voting.
Except as otherwise required by law, by the Corporation’s Articles of Incorporation, or by these by-laws, a majority of the active members present in person at any duly constituted meeting of the members may decide any question and take any action, including the election of the Board of Directors as set forth in Article III, which may properly come before such meeting.