a. The Articles of Incorporation and these By-Laws may be amended at a General Conference of the Association by a two-thirds vote of the members present at any meeting of the Association at which a quorum has been established. An amendment may be proposed by the Board or a member of the Association and shall be submitted in writing to the Executive Director of the Association at least ninety (90) days prior to the date set for the convening of the conference at which the proposed amendment is to be considered. As soon as practicable after its receipt by him, the Executive Director shall mail copies of the proposed amendment to the members of the Committee on By-Laws of the Association, which shall render a report to such conference, with such recommendations concerning the proposed amendments to the Board of Directors not less than thirty (30) days prior to the date set for the convening of the conference.
b. The Board at its last meeting prior to the General Conference shall consider each such proposed amendment and shall vote to support, to oppose, or to take no position on the proposed amendment. This action of the Board shall be advisory only and shall be reported by the Chairman of the Committee on By-Laws to the General Conference at such time that the proposed amendment is being considered.
2. By Unanimous Vote
The Articles of Incorporation and the By-Laws may be amended at a General Conference by Members of the Association by a unanimous vote without prior notice and without prior action by the Committee on By-Laws.
3. Effective Date
Unless otherwise provided, an amendment of the By-Laws shall be effective upon the adjournment sine die of the General Conference of the Association that adopted it. The amendment of the Articles of Incorporation shall be effective as provided by law.
4. Appendices to the By-Laws
Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 11.01, Appendices to the ByLaws may be amended by a General Conference of the Association by majority vote on the recommendation of the Board of Directors without referral to the Committee on By-Laws. Such amendments may be proposed and will be considered by the Board as are proposed amendments to the By-Laws. The action of the Board on proposed amendments will be mailed to the Board of Directors not less than thirty (30) days prior to the date set for the convening of the Conference at which amendments are to be considered.