For the purpose of these By-Laws:

a. “may” is used in a permissive sense;
b. “shall” is used in an imperative sense;
c. “may not” is used in a prohibitive sense;
d. “majority vote” means and includes a majority of the legal votes cast;
e. “two-thirds” vote means and includes two-thirds of the legal votes cast;
f. “member” means those persons to whom the Association has issued membership under the provision of Article III;
g. “retired” means and includes a former commissioned or warrant officer of the National Guard who is drawing retired pay or is eligible to draw retired pay based upon that service;
h. “appendix” means a document that provides details and specifics of a subject addressed in these By-Laws.