CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS OF THE TENNESSEE COLLECTORS ASSOCIATION, INC.

ARTICLE 1
SECTION 1. THE NAME OF THIS ASSOCIATION SHALL BE TENNESSEE COLLECTORS ASSOCIATION AND IT IS INCORPORATED AS A NOT FOR PROFIT ASSOCIATION IN THE STATE OF TENNESSEE.
SECTION 2.THE TENNESSEE COLLECTORS ASSOCIATION IS AN AFFILIATE, AS A SELFGOVERNING UNIT OF THE ACA INTERNATIONAL, AT THE CALL OF THE MEMBERSHIP.
SECTION 3.THE CORPORATE SEAL OF THIS ASSOCIATION SHALL CONSIST OF TWO CONCENTRIC CIRCLES, BETWEEN WHICH IS THE NAME OF THIS ASSOCIATION, AND IN THE CENTER BE INSCRIBED, INCORPORATED 1944, AND SUCH SEAL SHALL BE IN THE CUSTODY OF THE SECRETARY.
SECTION 4.THE EMBLEM OF THIS ASSOCIATION SHALL CONSIST OF TWO CONCENTRIC CIRCLES, BETWEEN WHICH IS THE NAME OF THE ASSOCIATION ACROSS THE CIRCLES SHALL BE DISPLAYED AN OUTLINE MAP OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE, AND APPROPRIATELY WITHIN THE INNER CIRCLE SHALL BE THE INITIALS TCA AND THE ABBREVIATION "INC." UNDER THE INITIALS.
SECTION 5. LOCATION. THE PRINCIPAL OFFICE OF THE ASSOCIATION SHALL BE LOCATED AT NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE, THE PLACE OF BUSINESS OF THE RECORDING SECRETARY OF THE ASSOCIATION.

ARTICLE II
OBJECTS AND PURPOSES
THE OBJECTS AND PURPOSES OF THIS ASSOCIATION SHALL BE TO FURTHER AND PROMOTE THE GENERAL WELFARE OF THE COLLECTION PROFESSION IN TENNESSEE: TO PRESCRIBE AND ENCOURAGE ETHICS, TO COORDINATE THE ACTIVITIES OF THE STATE ASSOCIATION: TO ENCOURAGE AND PROMOTE THE ADOPTION OF LEGISLATION IN TENNESSEE FAVORABLE TO THE RIGHTS OF COLLECTORS AND THE CREDIT-GRANTING PUBLIC, AND TO GATHER AND DISSEMINATE MATERIAL RELATIVE TO THE COLLECTION PROFESSION WHICH MAY BE VALUABLE TO MEMBERS OF THE ASSOCIATION. TENNESSEE COLLECTORS ASSOCIATION WILL CONFORM TO ACA INTERNATIONAL BY-LAWS. 2

ARTICLE III
SECTION 1. QUALIFICATIONS. MEMBERSHIP IN THIS ASSOCIATION SHALL BE OPENED TO PROPRIETORSHIPS, PARTNERSHIPS AND CORPORATIONS WHO MAINTAIN OFFICES IN THE STATE OF TENNESSEE, ARE LICENSED BY THE COLLECTION SERVICE BOARD OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE AND ARE ENGAGED IN THE VARIOUS FIELDS OF COLLECTION SERVICES FOR OTHER PERSONS OR FIRMS.
SECTION 2. ELECTION OF MEMBERS. A PROPRIETORSHIP, PARTNERSHIP, OR CORPORATION MAY BE ELECTED A MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATION BY WRITTIEN APPLICATION TO THE UNIT AS PROVIDED UNDER ARTICLE 4.
SECTION 3. RESIGNATION. ANY MEMBER MAY WITHDRAW FROM THE ASSOCIATION AFTER FULFILLING ALL OBLIGATIONS TO IT, BY GIVING WRITTEN NOTICE OF SUCH INTENTION TO THE PRESIDENT OR THE SECRETARY OF THE UNIT, WHICH NOTICE SHALL BE PUBLISHED AND CIRCULATED TO ALL MEMBERS.
SECTION 4. CHANGE OF OWNERSHIP. MEMBERSHIP IN THIS ASSOCIATION SHALL NOT BE TRANSFERABLE. UPON CHANGE OF OWNERSHIP OR CONTROLLING INTEREST, THE MEMBERSHIP SHALL AUTOMATICALLY TERMINATE. MEMBERSHIP MAY BE CONFERRED UPON THE NEW OWNER ONLY BY APPLICATION AS HEREINAFTER PROVIDED.
SECTION 5. EXPULSION. EXPULSION IS AUTOMATIC, IF THE PROPRIETORSHIP, PARTNERSHIP, OR CORPORATION'S COLLECTION AGENCY LICENSE IS REVOKED OR SUSPENDED BY TENNESSEE COLLECTION SERVICE BOARD FOR ANY REASON. EXPULSION FOR NONPAYMENT OF DUES OR SPECIAL ASSESSMENT SHALL BE AUTOMATIC.
SECTION 6. RE-INSTATEMENT. ANY MEMBER SANCTIONED FOR NON-PAYMENT OF DUES, ASSESSMENTS OR MONIES OWED TO THIS ASSOCIATION OR FOR CAUSE MAY BE REINSTATED BY THE BOARD PROVIDED ALL DUES AND ASSESSMENTS AND MONIES OWED THE ASSOCIATION DUE AT THE TIME THE MEMBER WAS EXPELLED, TOGETHER WITH ALL DUES, ASSESSMENTS AND MONIES THAT BECAME DUE SUBSEQUENT TO THE DATE THE MEMBER WAS EXPELLED, UP TO THE DATE OF REINSTATEMENT, ARE PAID TO THE ASSOCIATION.
SECTION 7. SPECIAL MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES. THIS ASSOCIATION SHALL RECOGNIZE SPECIAL MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES.
A.CREDIT REPORTING.ANY PERSON, FIRM OR CORPORATION ENGAGED IN THE BUSINESS OF PROVIDING CONSUMER AND/OR COMMERCIAL CREDIT REPORTS TO CREDIT GRANTORS. BUT NOT ENGAGED IN THE COLLECTION OF 3
PAST DUE ACCOUNTS, MAY BECOME A MEMBER OF THIS DIVISION BY MAKING APPLICATION IN THE SAME MANNER AS REGULAR MEMBERS, PROVIDED.
1.THAT THEIR REPORTING ACTIVITY IS SUFFICIENT TO PROPERLY IDENTIFY THEM AS PART OF THE CREDIT REPORTING INDUSTRY, AND
2.THAT THEY HAVE COMPLIED WITH ALL FEDERAL LAWS AND THOSE STATUES AND ORDINANCES OF THIS STATE AND OF COUNTY AND MUNICIPALITY THAT APPLY TO THE ACTIVITIES IN WHICH THE APPLICANT ENGAGES.
APPLICATION MAY ALSO BE MADE IN THE SAME FASHION BY ANY CREDIT REPORTING OFFICE UNDER THE SAME OWNERSHIP AS A REGULAR MEMBER, WHETHER LOCATED AT THE SAME ADDRESS OR AT A SEPARATE ADDRESS, PROVIDED IT IS WITHIN THE GEOGRAPHIC AREA OF THIS ASSOCIATION.
CONTINUED MEMBERSHIP IN THIS DIVISION SHALL BE GOVERNED IN THE SAME FASHION AS FOR REGULAR MEMBERS, EXCEPT THAT IT SHALL BE A PREREQUISITE OF CREDIT REPORTING OWNERSHIP AS A REGULAR MEMBER THAT THE REGULAR MEMBERSHIP BE MAINTAINED.THE PURPOSE OF THIS DIVISION SHALL BE TO PROVIDE ITS MEMBERS WITH SUITABLE SERVICES AND TO BROADEN THE STORE OF KNOWLEDGE IN THE CREDIT AND COLLECTION FIELD FOR ALL ITS MEMEERS. MEMBERS SHALL PAY DUES AS ESTABLISHED BY THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS, SHALL BE ENTITLED TO REGISTER FOR ALL MEETINGS OF THIS ASSOCIATION AND TO SUCH OTHER BENEFITS AS THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS MAY DECIDE. MEMBERSHIP IN THIS DIVISION SHALL NOT CONFER THE RIGHT OF VOTE IN ANY MATTERS EXCEPT THOSE DIRECTLY AFFECTING THE DIVISION.
B. HONORARY LIFE MEMBER. THIS HONOR, TITLE, OR DESIGNATION MAY BE CONFERRED ON RETIRED MEMBERS, MEMBERS OF THE AMERICAN COLLECTORS ASSOCIATION OR ANY INDIVIDUALS WHO MERIT SUCH HONOR BY FAVORABLE ACTION OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS. CANIDATES FOR HONORARY MEMBERSHIP MAY NOT BE ACTIVE IN THE COLLECTION INDUSTRY. SUCH MEMBERSHIP SHALL ENITLE THE PERSON SO HONORED TO ALL THE PRIVILEGES CONFERRED ON ANY OTHER MEMBER, EXCEPT THE RIGHT TO VOTE OR HOLD OFFICE. SUCH MEMBER SHALL NOT BE SUBJECT TO THE PAYMENT OF DUES OR ASSESSMENTS.
C.OTHER CATEGORIES. THERE SHALL BE A SPECIAL CATEGORY OF MEMBERSHIP IN THIS ASSOCIATION KNOWN AS MAP ATTORNEY MEMBERS.ANY PERSON OR ENTITY WHO MAINTAINS A MEMBERSHIP IN ACA INTERNATIONAL AS A MAP ATTORNEY MEMBER, MAY BECOME A MEMBER OF THIS CATEGORY BY MAKING APPLICATION WHICH CERTIFIES:
THEY ARE A MEMBER IN GOOD STANDING OF ACA INTERNATIONAL’S MAP ATTORNEY MEMBER, AND; 4
THEY AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THE ASSOCIATION’S BYLAWS, CODE OF ETHICS AND RULES OF CONDUCT.
MEMBERSHIP IN THIS CATEGORY SHALL NOT CONFER THE RIGHT TO VOTE OR HOLD OFFICE IN ANY MATTERS OF BUSINESS OF THIS ASSOCIATION.

ARTICLE IV
APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP
SECTION 1. APPI.ICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP SHALL BE MADE ON FORMS PROVIDED BY THE ASSOCIATION FOR THAT PURPOSE. THESE FORMS SHALL BE COMPLETED FULLY, ACCURATELY, AND UPON COMPLETION, MAILED BY THE APPLICANT TO THE CHAIRMAN OF THE MEMBERSIP COMMITTEE TOGETHER WITH CHECK FOR THE DUES OF TENNESSEE COLLECTORS ASSOCIATION AND AMERICAN COLLECTORS ASSOCIATION. THIS APPLICATION SHALL ALSO INCLUDE A SEPARATE, NON-REFUNDABLE, APPLICATION FEE TO BE SET BY THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF TCA.
THE MEMBERSHP CHAIRMAN SHALL PROMPTLY FORWARD COPIES OF THE APPLICATION TO MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE MEMBERS, AND TO ALL TENNESSEE COLLECTORS ASSOCIATION BOARD MEMBERS.
THE MEMBERSHIP CHAIRMAN, OR DESIGNATED COMMITTEE MEMBERS, SHALL PROMPTLY MAKE INVESTIGATION TO DETERMINE IF APPLICANT MEETS REQUIREMENTS OF MEMBERSHIP. THIS INVESTIGATION SHALL BE COMPLETED PROMPTLY.
SHOULD IN THE EVENT THAT DURING THE COURSE OF THEIR INVESTIGATION OF A COLLECTION SERVICE APPLICANT, THE MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE DETERMINE THAT THE APPLICANT FIRM DOES NOT HAVE A PROPERLY BOARD LICENSED MANAGER IN THE SPECIFIC OFFICE ADDRESS DESCRIBED ON THE APPLICATION, THE APPLICATION WILL BE RETURNED TO THE APPLICANT, WITH EXPLANATION, THAT THE APPLICATION WILL BE RE-CONSIDERED WHEN THIS REQUIREMENT IS MET.
AFTER INVESTIGATION BY MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE IS COMPLETED, AND ALL REQUIREMENTS ARE DETERMINED TO BE MET, THE MEMBERSHIP CHAIRMAN SHALL FORWARD APPLICATION TO THE EXECUTIVE SECRETARY OF TENNESSEE COLLECTORS ASSOCIATION WHO SHALL INFORM ACA INTERNATIONAL ON A PROPERLY PROVIDED FORM OF THIS APPLICATION PENDING AND ASK THAT IT BE PUBLISHED IN THE NEXT ISSUE OF THE COLLECTOR MAGAZINE. 
IN THE EVENT THAT TENNESSEE COLLECTORS ASSOCIATION DOES NOT EMPLOY AN EXECUTIVE SECRETARY, APPLICATIONS WILL BE SUBMITTED BY MEMBERSHIP CHAIRMAN TO THE ELECTED SECRETARY OF THE TCA BOARD.
SECTION 2. THE MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE, WITHIN ONE MONTH FOLLOWING THE DATE OF PUBLICATION, SHALL INFORM THE CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMITTEE OF THE RECEIPT OF ANY OBJECTIONS TO THE: APPLICATION. SUCH OBJECTIONS MUST BE IN WRITING SETTING FORTH THE REASON OR REASONS FOR SUCH OBJECTION. THE MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE SHALL BE REQUIRED TO MAKE A DETERMINATION OF ALL APPLICATIONS WITHIN A PERIOD OF TWO (2) MONTHS FOLLOWING THE DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THE NOTICE OF APPLICATION. NOTICE OF THE ACTION TAKEN BY THE MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE SHALL BE GIVEN IN WRITING TO THE EXECUTIVE SECRETARY WHO SHALL THEN PROMPTLY NOTIFY THE APPLICANT AND THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF ITS DECISION. IF THE MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE SHALL FAIL TO PROVIDE A MAJORITY VOTE TO ACCEPT THE APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP, SUCH COMMITTEE SHALL REQUEST, BY WRITTEN FORM TO THE PRESIDENT, THAT A SPECIAL MEETING OF THE MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE AND THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS BE CONVENED, AT WHICH MEETING IT SHALL HEAR AND DISCUSS THE DECISION OF THE MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE. THE BOARD SHALL THEN CONSIDER ALL FACTORS CONCERNING THE APPLICATION AND VOTE ON THE APPLICATION. A MAJORITY VOTE IN FAVOR OF ACCEPTANCE OF THE APPLICATION SHALL BE SUFFICIENT TO CONFER MEMBERSHIP ON THE APPLICANT.
SECTION 3. SHOULD THE APPLICANT OR HIS SPONSOR. DISAGREE WITH THE DECISION OF THE BOARD; THEY MAY, IN WRITING TO THE PRESIDENT, REQUEST A HEARING BEFORE THE BOARD. AT WHICH TIME THE SPONSOR, APPLICANT, OR PERSON(S) OBJECTING TO, MAY BE CALLED UPON TO GIVE TESTIMONY.THE DECISION AS TO THE TIME AND PLACE OF SUCH A MEETING WILL BE AT THE DISCRETION OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS. WHERE THERE IS NO OBJECTION FILED, ALL EFFORTS SHOULD BE MADE TO EXPEDITE THEIR APPROVAL AS RAPIDLY AS POSSIBLE. THE DECISION OF THE BOARD AT THIS HEARING IS FINAL,

ARTICLE V
DUES AND ASSESSMENT
SECTION 1. MEMBERSHIP DUES IN THIS ASSOCIATION SHALL BE SET BY TENNESSEE COLLECTORS BOARD OF DIRECTORS TO CONFORM TO AMERICAN COLLECTION ASSOCIATION. THERE WILL BE NO REGISTRATION FEE FOR THE FIRST REGISTERED MEMBER AT THE ANNUAL MEETING. IF MORE THAN ONE (1) PERSON FROM THE SAME OFFICE REGISTERS, THEN THE REGULAR REGISTRATION FEE AS SET BY THE BOARD WILL BE PAID.
SECTION 2. ASSESSMENTS. LEGISLATIVE DUES IN THIS ASSOCIATION SHALL. BE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FOLLOWING FORMULA: 6
MEMBERS EMPLOYING 1 TO 9 EMPLOYEES, $50.00 PER YEAR:
MEMBERS EMPLOYING 10 TO 20 EMPLOYEES, $100.00 PER YEAR:
MEMBERS EMPLOYING MORE THAN 20 EMPLOYEES, $150.00 PER YEAR.
THE WORD "EMPLOYEE" SHALL INCLUDE THE OWNER, IF AN INDIVIDUAL: THE PARTNERS, IF A PARTNERSHIP; THE OWNER'S AND PARTNER'S WIVES, OR MEMBERS OF THEIR FAMILY IF THEY WORK IN THE OFFICE ALONG WITH MANAGERS, SUPERVISORS, AND ALL OTHER PERSONS WHO WORK FOR THE MEMBER IN THE COLLECTION DEPARTMENT, AND FROM WHOM INCOME TAXES OR SOCIAL SECURITY TAXES ARE WITHHELD.
SECTION 3. PAYMENT OF DUES. FOR SO LONG AS THIS ASSOCIATION SHALL MAINTAIN UNIT MEMBERSHIP IN THE AMERICAN COLLECTORS ASSOCIATION, SUCH DUES AS MAY BE ASSESSED BY THE AMERICAN COLLECTORS ASSOCIATION SHALL BE PAID BY EACH MEMBER TO THE TREASURE OF THIS ASSOCIATION IN ADDITION TO THE DUES OF THIS ASSOCIATION.
DUES ARE PAYABLE IN ADVANCE OF JUNE IST OF EACH YEAR. DUES STATEMENTS SHALL BE MAILED TO ALL MEMBERS ON OR BEFORE JUNE 1ST OF EACH YEAR. THE FISCAL YEAR OF THIS ASSOCIATION SHALL BEGIN ON THE FIRST DAY OF JUNE OF EACH YEAR AND END ON THE 31ST DAY OF MAY OF THE FOLLOWING YEAR.
SECTION 4. PAYMENT OF ASSESSMENTS. ANY MEMBER WHOSE ASSESSMENTS REMAINS UNPAID SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER BILLING SHALL BE NOTIFIED BY CERTIFIED MAIL THAT HIS/HER MEMBERSHIP MAY BE TERMINATED UNLESS THE ASSESSMENT IS PAID WITHIN THIRTY (30) DAYS FROM RECEIPT OF SAID NOTICE, AFTER WHICH TIME THE BOARD WILL MAKE FINAL DETERMINATION OF THE MATTER.
SECTION 5. DEFAULT AND TERMINATION OF MEMBERSHIP. ANY MEMBER WHOSE DUES REMAIN UNPAID SIXTY (60) DAYS AFTER BILLING SHALL BE NOTIFIED BY CERTIFIED MAIL THAT HIS/HER MEMBERSHIP SHALL BE TERMINATED UNLESS HIS/HER DUES ARE RECEIVED WITHIN THIRTY (30) DAYS FROM RECEIPT OF SAID NOTICE, AFTER WHICH TIME HIS/HER MEMBERSHIP IN THIS ASSOCIATION SHALL AUTOMATICALLY BE TERMINATED.

ARTICLE VI
MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS
SECTION 1. ANNUAL MEETINGS. THIS ASSOCIATION SHALL HOLD AN ANNUAL CONVENTION AT SUCH TIME AND PLACE AS SHALL BE DETERMINED BY THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS. WITH A SIXTY (60) DAY NOTICE. IF WARTIME RESTRICTIONS OR OTHER CONTINGENCIES MAKE IMPOSSIBLE OR IMPRACTICAL THE HOLDING OF ANY ANNUAL CONVENTION, THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS ARE 7
EMPOWERED TO POSTPONE OR CANCEL SAID CONVENTION. EACH MEMBERSHIP SHALL HAVE ONE VOTE.
SECTION 2. SPECIAL MEETINGS. SPECIAL MEETINGS MAY BE CALLED BY THE PRESIDENT OR BY A MAJORITY OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS AT THEIR DISCRETION. NOTICE FOR ANY SPECIAL MEETING IS TO BE GIVEN IN THE SAME MANNER AS THE ANNUAL MEETING. EXCEPT 5 DAYS IS REQUIRED INSTEAD OF 90 DAYS. NO BUSINESS OTHER THAN THAT SPECIFIED IN THE NOTICE OF THE MEETING SHALL BE TRANSACTED AT ANY SPECIAL MEETING.
SECTION 3. QUORUM. THE PRESENCE OF THE MAJORITY OF THE REGISTERED MEMBERSHIP ATTENDING AT THE ANNUAL MEETING OF TENNESSEE COLLECTORS ASSOCIATION SHALL BE NECESSARY TO CONSTITUTE A QUORUM FOR THE TRANSACTION OF BUSINESS OF THE ASSOCIATION.

ARTICLE VII
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
SECTION 1. NUMBER. THE AFFAIRS OF THE ASSOCIATION SHALL BE GOVERNED BY A BOARD OF DIRECTORS. THE BOARD SHALL CONSIST OF THE PRESIDENT, PRESIDENT ELECT, VICE PRESIDENT, TREASURER AND SECRETARY. TWO (2) NATIONAL (AT-LARGE) DIRECTORS, AND THREE (3)(AT-LARGE) DIRECTORS, ONE FROM EACH MAJOR GEOGRAPHICAL SECTION OF THE STATE AND THE IMMEDIATE PAST PRESIDENT.
SECTION 2. TERM OF OFFICE. THE PRESIDENT, THE PRESIDENT ELECT, THE VICE PRESIDENT, TREASURER AND SECRETARY, THE (3) STATE (AT-LARGE) DIRECTORS IMMEDIATELY UPON THEIR ELECTION TO THESE OFFICES, SHALL TAKE OFFICE AS DIRECTORS, AND SHALL HOLD OFFICE UNTIL THEIR SUCCESSORS AS OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS HAVE BEEN ELECTED AND QUALIFIED.
THE FIVE OFFICERS THREE (3) STATE (AT-LARGE) DIRECTORS AND TWO (2) NATIONAL (AT-LARGE) DIRECTORS WILL BE ELECTED BY THE MEMBERSHIP. THE NATIONAL DIRECTORS WILL BE ELECTED INITIALLY TO ONE AND TWO YEAR TERMS. AFTER THIS INITIAL ELECTION, THE TERMS WILL RUN FOR TWO YEARS.
SECTION 3. DUTIES OF DIRECTORS. THE BOARD MAY: (1) HOLD MEETINGSAT SUCH TIMES AND PLACES AS IT DEEMS PROPER. (2) ENTER INTO CONTRACTS AND AGREEMENTS ON BEHALF OF THE ASSOCIATION (3) ESTABLISH POLICIES AND STANDARD OPERATION PROCEDURE (4) DEVELOP PROGRAMS FOR THE ASSOCIATION TO UNDERTAKE (5) DISCUSS8
GENERAL BUSINESS OF THE ASSOCIATION, IMPLEMENT SUCH POLICIES AND PROCEDURES AS REQUIRED FOR PROTECTION AND INTEREST OF WELFARE OF MEMBERS.
ACTION OF THE BOARD BETWEEN CONVENTIONS SHALL BE FINAL AND BINDING
AND UNTIL REVERSED OR MODIFIED BY MEMBERS IN CONVENTION ASSEMBLED.
SECTION 4. MEETINGS OF BOARD, REGULAR MEETINGS OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS SHALL BE HELD IMMEDIATELY PRIOR TO THE ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING.
SPECIAL MEETINGS MAY BE CALLED BY THE PRESIDENT AT ANYTIME PROVIDED A FIVE (5) DAY NOTICE IS GIVEN TO THE BOARD.
DIRECTORS MAY, AT THE REQUEST OF THE CHAIRMAN. VOTE BY MAIL UPON ANY SPECIFIC QUESTION ARISING BETWEEN MEETINGS.
A MAJORITY OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS SHALL CONSTITUTE A QUORUM FOR THE TRANSACTION OF BUSINESS, AT REGULAR AND SPECIAL MEETINGS. PROXJES MAY BE OBTAINED WHEN THE DIRECTOR(S) ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND IN PERSON DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND THEIR CONTROL.

ARTICLE VIII
OFFICES AND DUTIES
SECTION 1. METHOD OF ELECTION. THE PRESIDENT SHALL APPOINT A NOMINATION COMMIITEE OF ANY THREE (3) MEMBERS, PRIOR TO THE ANNUAL CONVENTION, WHO SHALL MEET PRIVATELY AND SELECT THE NOMINEES FOR OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS FOR THE FOLLOWING YEAR. AT LEAST ONE OF THE NATIONAL DIRECTORS SHALL BE A PAST PRESIDENT. ON THE LAST DAY OF THE CONVENTION, THERE SHALL BE A BUSINESS MEETING OF THE CONVENTION TO ELECT THE OFFICES. AFTER THE REPORT OF THE NOMINATION COMMITTEE, ADDITIONAL NOMINATIONS MAY BE MADE FROM THE FLOOR THE VOTING SHALL BE BY SECRET BALLOT WHEN THERE IS MORE THAN ONE NOMINEE FOR THE SAME OFFICE.
ANY MEMBER, EXCEPT HONORARY MEMBERS, SHALL BE ELIGIBLE TO HOLD ANY ELECTIVE OFFICE. ALL OFFICERS SHALL BE MEMBERS. ALL OFFICERS SHALL SERVE WITHOUT PAY UNLESS OTHERWISE APPROVED BY THE MEMBERSHIP IN THE ANNUAL CONVENTION. ALL OFFICERS SHALL TAKE OFFICE IMMEDIATELY UPON THEIR ELECTION, EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE PROVIDED.
SECTION 2. DUTIES OF OFFICERS OF THE ASSOCIATION SHALL BE AS FOLLOWS: 9
(A). PRESIDENT. THE PRESIDENT SHALL PRESIDE AT ALL MEETINGS, BE THE EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF THE ASSOCIATION AND CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS, SIGN ALL OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS, APPOINT ALL COMMITTIES NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR, AND GENERALLY SUPERVISE AFFAIRS OF THE ASSOCIATION. THE PRESIDENT SHALL ALSO BE EX-OFFICIO MEMBER OF ALL COMMITTEES.
(B) PRESIDENT ELECT. THE PRESIDENT ELECT SHALL ASSUME ALL THE DUTIES OF THE PRESIDENT IN THE PRESIDENT'S ABSENCE OR IN ANY MANNER WHEN THE PRESIDENT IS UNABLE TO ACT. SHOULD THE OFFICE OF PRESIDENT BECOME VACANT, THE PRESIDENT ELECT WOULD ASSUME THIS POSITION AND TITLE. THE PRESIDENT ELECT SHALL PLAN AND COORDINATE THE ANNUAL MEETING.
© VICE-PRESIDENT. THE VICE, PRESIDENT SHALL ADVISE WITH AND ASSIST THE PRESIDENT AND PRESIDENT ELECT AND PERFORM THE DUTIES OF THE PRESIDENT WHEN THE PRESIDENT AND PRESIDENT ELECT ARE ABSENT OR IN ANY MANNER UNABLE TO ACT. SHOULD THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT ELECT BECOME VACANT. THE VICE-PRESIDENT WOULD ASSUME THIS POSITION AND TITLE.
(D) TREASURER.THE TREASURER SHALL OVERSEE, ALL FUNDS OF THIS ASSOCIATION AND THEIR DISBURSEMENTS UNDER DIRECTION OF THE PRESIDENT OR THE BOARD. SHOULD THE OFFICE OF VICE-PRESIDENT BECOME VACANT, THE TREASURER WOULD ASSUME THIS POSITION AND TITLE. IT SHALL BE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE TREASURER TO ASCERTAIN THAT ALL FEDERAL TAX FOR.MS ARE FILED. AND THAT THE ANNUAL CORPORATE REPORT IS PROPERLY AND TIMELY FILED WITH THE SECRETARY OF STATE OF TENNESSEE.
(E) SECRETARY. THE SECRETARY SHALL OVERSEE THE RECORDING OF THE MINUTES OF THE ANNUAL MEETING, AS WELL AS MEETINGS OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS, OR ANY SPECIAL CALLED MEETINGS OF THE MEMBERSHIP. IN THE EVENT THAT TENNESSEE COLLECTORS ASSOCIATION DOES NOT EMPLOY, OR IN ABSENCE OF THE EXECUTIVE SECRETARY, THE SECRETARY SHALL RECORD ALL MINUTES, MAINTAIN MINUTE BOOK, HANDLE ALL CORRESPONDENCE AND APPLICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP AS PER ARTICLE V OF THESE BY-LAWS, SEND OUT NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETINGS AS WELL AS MEETINGS OF THE BOARD, OR CALLED MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS. SHOULD THE OFFICE BECOME VACANT, IT MAY BE FILLED BY ANY MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATION ENGAGED IN COLLECTION SERVICE INDUSTRY IN GOOD STANDING BY APPOINTMENT OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS. THE SECRETARY SHALL SECURE AND COORDINATE VENDOR PARTICIPATION AT THE ANNUAL MEETING. THE SECRETARY SHALL WORK CLOSELY WITH THE PRESIDENT-ELECT FOR AN EFFECTIVE ANNUAL MEETING. THE SECRETARY DESIGNATE SHALL AGREE TO ATTEND THE ACA INTERNATIONAL UNIT LEADERSHIP
(F) CONFERENCE. THE REPRESENTATIVE SHALL RECEIVE COMPENSATION FOR THESE DUTIES TO THE EXTENT OF ACTUAL COST OF TRAVEL AND LODGING INCLUDING MEALS AND ALL OTHER REASONABLE EXPENSES NECESSARY TO THE PERFORMANCE OF THE RESPONSIBILITIES TO THE ASSOCIATION.
(G) NATIONAL DIRECTORS. AT LEAST ONE OF THESE DIRECTORS SHALL BE A PAST PRESIDENT. THESE DIRECTORS ARE MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF ACA INTERNATIONAL AND SHALL ACT AS THE REPRESENTATIVES OF THIS ASSOCIATION ON THE BOARD. IT SHALL BE THEIR DUTY TO PARTICIPATE IN ALL SESSIONS OF THE AMERICAN COLLECTORS ASSOCIATION BOARD AND TO VOTE THEIR HONEST CONVICTIONS ON ALL MATTERS BEFORE THAT BODY, BUT TO GENERALLY REFLECT THE OPINION AND VIEW OF THE TENNESSEE COLLECTORS ASSOCIATION. THEY SHALL RECEIVE COMPENSATION FOR THESE DUTIES TO THE EXTENT OF ACTUAL COST OF TRAVEL AND LODGING INCLUDING MEALS, AND ALL OTHER REASONABLE EXPENSE NECESSARY TO THE PERFORMANCE OF THEIR RESPONSIBILITIES TO THE TENNESSEE COLLECTORS ASSOCIATION. THE TERM OF SERVICE FOR A NATIONAL DIRECTOR SHALL BE TWO YEARS.
NOMINATIONS FOR THE NATIONAL DIRECTOR POSITIONS SHALL BE LIMITED TO THOSE PERSONS WHO HAVE BEEN MEMBERS OF THE ASSOCIATION FOR AT LEAST TWELVE (12) MONTHS. THE SECRETARY SHALL PROVIDE THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF ACA INTERNATIONAL WITH AT LEAST FOURTEEN (14) DAYS PRIOR NOTICE OF AN ELECTION OR APPOINTMENT OF NATIONAL DIRECTORS AND WITH THE RESULTS OF SUCH ELECTION WITHIN THIRTY (30) DAYS THEREOF.
IN CASE MEMBERSHIP OF THIS ASSOCIATION DROPS BELOW THE LEVEL OF REQUIRING TWO DIRECTORS. THEN THE ONE DIRECTOR ELECTED BY THE GENERAL MEMBERSHIP SHALL BE A PAST PRESIDENT.
(H) AT LARGE DIRECTORS. THE THREE AT LARGE DIRECTORS SHALL SERVE AS LIAISON FOR THE MEMBERS OF THIS DIVISION OF THE STATE TO INSURE PROPER COORDINATION OF THE ASSOCIATION AFFAIRS. SPECIFIC DUTIES MAY BE DELEGATED BY THE BOARD, OR UPON REQUEST BY THE PRESIDENT, A DIRECTOR MAY BE ASKED TO PERFORM CERTAIN FUNCTIONS IN HIS AREA
(I) SECTION 3. VACANCIES. SHOULD THE OFFICE OF PRESIDENT BECOME VACANT BY REASON OF DEATH, RESIGNATION OR DISQUALIFICATIONS, THE PRESIDENT ELECT, ELECTED AT THE LAST CONVENTION OF THE ASSOCIATION SHALL IMMEDIATELY BECOME
(J) PRESIDENT AND SHALL ASSUME ALL THE RIGHTS AND DUTIES OF THAT OFFICE.


IN CASE OF VACANCY OF OTHER ELECTED OFFICES, THE VACANCIES SHALL BE FILLED AS PRESCRIBED UNDER ARTICLE 8, SECTIONS A,B,C,D,E. SHOULD THERE BE VACANCIES OF OTHER DIRECTORS, THE BOARD MAY, AT THEIR DISCRETION, ELECT A REPLACEMENT FOR SUCH VACANCY, FOR THE EXPIRATION OF THIER TERM UNTIL THE NEXT ANNUAL CONVENTION.
SECTION 4. INDEMNIFICATION OF OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS. EVERY OFFICER AND DIRECTOR OF THE ASSOCIATION SHALL BE INDEMNIFIED BY THE ASSOCIATION AGAINST ALL EXPENSES AND LIABILITIES, INCLUDING COUNSEL FEES, REASONABLE INCURRED BY OR IMPOSED UPON HIM IN CONNECTION WITH ANY PROCEEDING TO WHICH HE MAY BE MADE A PARTY, OR IN WHICH HE MAY BECOME INVOLVED, BY REASON OF HIS BEING OR HAVING BEEN AN OFFICER OR DIRECTOR OF THE ASSOCIATION, OR ANY SETTLEMENT THEREOF, WHETHER OR NOT HE IS AN OFFICER OR DIRECTOR AT THE TIME SUCH EXPENSES ARE INCURRED, EXCEPT IN SUCH CASES WHEREIN THE OFFICER OR DIRECTOR IS ADJUDGED GUILITY OF WILLFUL MISFEASANCE OR MALFEASANCE IN THE PERFORMANCE OF HIS DUTIES: PROVIDED THAT IN THE EVENT OF A SETI'LEMENT THE INDEMNIFICATION HEREIN SHALL APPLY ONLY WHEN THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS APPROVES SUCH SETTLEMENT FOREGOING RIGHT OF INDEMNIFICATION SHALL BE IN ADDITION TO AND NOT EXCLUSIVE OF ALL OTHER RIGHTS TO WHICH SUCH OFFICER OR DIRECTOR MAY BE ENTITLED.
SECTION 5. REMOVAL OF OFFICERS AN OFFICER MAY BE CONSIDERED FOR REMOVAL FROM OFFICE IN THE EVENT THAT THE MEMBER FIRM THAT HE OR SHE IS CONNECTED WITH OR EMPLOYED BY, SHOULD FAIL TO BE LICENSED BY THE STATE OF TENNESSEE COLLECTION SERVICE BOARD, OR SHOULD SUCH FIRM RESIGN FROM MEMBERSHIP IN THE AMERICAN COLLECTORS ASSOCIATION, AND THE TENNESSEE COLLECTORS ASSOCIATION.

ARTICLE IX
APPOINTMENT OF COMMITTEES
SECTION 1 METHOD OF APPOINTMENT. IMMEDIATELY UPON BEING ELECTED TO OFFICE, THE PRESIDENT SHALL APPOINT THE FOLLOWING COMMITTEES: MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE, PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY/FDCPA COMPLIANCE COMMITTEE, AUDIT COMMITTEE, LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE, RULES AND REGULATION COMMITTEE, AWARD COMMITTEE, PUBLICATIONS COMMITTEE, AND PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE. THE PRESIDENT SHALL ALSO 12
DEEM NECESSARY AND THE NUMBER TO SERVE ON EACH OF THESE COMMITTIES PREVIOUSLY NAMED OR LATER APPOINTED SHALL BE WITHIN THE DISCRETION OF THE PRESIDENT.
HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPOINT COMMITTIES AT A LATER DATE THAT HE MAY
SECTION 2. DUTIES OF COMMITTIES.
(A). MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE. SHALL CAREFULLY AND PROMPTLY INVESTIGATE ALL SUBMITTED APPLICATIONS AS PER ARTICLE IV OF THESE BY-LAWS TITLED APPLICATIONS. IT SHALL ALSO BE THE DUTY OF THE COMMITTEE TO CONDUCT ALL MEMBERSHIP CAMPAIGNS AND IN EVERY POSSIBLE MANNER SECURE WORTHY NEW MEMBERS FOR THIS ASSOCIATION.
(B). PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY/FDCPA COMPLIANCE COMMITTEE SHALL RECEIVE, STUDY, AND DETERMINE ALL COMPLAINTS AGAINST ASSOCIATION MEMBERS WHEN THESE COMPLAINTS ARE PRESENTED TO THE COMMITTEE IN WRITING
A COPY OF THE WRITTEN COMPLAINT WITH BURDEN OF PROOF AGAINST A MEMBER SHALL BE SERVED BY CERTIFIED MAIL, RETURN RECEIPT REQUESTED, UPON THE MEMBER WHOSE CONDUCT HAS BEEN CRITICIZED HE SHALL HAVE TWENTY (20) DAYS IN WHICH TO ANSWER THE COMPLAINT IN WRITING TO THE PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY COMMITTEE.
ALL MEMBERS OF THE PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY COMMITIEE SHALL BE GIVEN AN OPPORTUNITY TO STUDY BOTH THE COMPLAINT AND THE WRITI'EN ANSWER AND SHALL EXPRESS THEIR CONCLUSION TO THE CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMITTEE. IF A MAJORITY OF THE PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY AGREES ON A SOLUTION, THE CHAIRMAN SHALL COMMUNICATE THIS SOLUTION TO THE PARTIES INVOLVED AND ORDER THAT THE APPROPRIATE ACTION BE TAKEN.
IF THE PARTY HAS BEEN FOUND IN VIOLATION DOES NOT AGREE TO ACCEPT THE DECISION OF THE PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY COMMITTEE, HE HAS THE RIGHT OF APPEAL TO THE FULL BOARD OF DIRECTORS. THAT APPEAL MUST BE FILED WITHIN THIRTY (30) DAYS AND SHALL BE HEARD IN THE PRIVATE SESSION AT THE NEXT REGULAR OR SPECIAL MEETING OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS AT A TIME SET BY THE CHAIRMAN. BOTH THE COMPLAINOR AND COMPLAINEE SHALL BE INVITED TO APPEAR BEFORE THE BOARD TO PRESENT THEIR SIDES OF THE DISPUTE. THE BOARD SHALL THEN GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION TO MAKE ITS DECISION, AND HAVING REACHED IT, SHALL MAKE IT KNOWN TO THE PARTIES INVOLVED.
THE DECISION OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS SHALL BE FINAL. ANY MEMBER REFUSING TO ABIDE BY THE DECISION OF THE BOARD WITHIN THJRTY (30) DAYS THEREAFTER SHALL BE EXPELLED. 13
IN CASE OF A FORMAL HEARING BEFORE THE PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY COMMIITTEE OR. THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS, BOTH PARTIES TO A DISPUTE MUST BE GIVEN TEN (I0) DAY'S NOTICE BY CERTIFIED MAIL OF THE TIME AND PLACE OF THE HEARING. THEY MAY APPEAR 1N PERSON OR MAY BE REPRESENTED BY COUNSEL.
MINUTES OF ALL MEETINGS OF THE PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY COMMITTEE, ITS PROCEEDINGS AND DECISIONS SHALL BECOME A PART OF THE PERMANENT RECORDS OF THE ASSOCIATION.
THE CHAIRMAN OF THE PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITY COMMITTEE SHALL HAVE EXPRESS AUTHORITY TO APPOINT ANY MEMBER OR MEMBERS OF THIS ASSOCIATION AS A SUBCOMMITTEE TO INVESTIGATE ANY COMPLAINT AND TO REPORT ITS FINDINGS TO THE COMMITTEE, BUT SAID SUBCOMMITTEE SHALL HAVE NO AUTHORITY TO DISCIPLINE ANY MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATION OR, TO FINALLY DETERMINE THE COMPLAINT.
THE FDCPA COMPLIANCE COMMITTEE SHALL ACT AS COMPLIANCE OFFICER FOR THE ASSOCIATION AS OUTLINED BY ACA INTERNATIONAL.
(C). AUDIT COMMITTEE THIS COMMITTEE SHALL AUDIT THE BOOKS AND ACCOUNTS OF THE ASSOCIATION AT LEAST ONCE PER YEAR AND SHALL MAKE REPORT OF ITS FINDINGS TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND MEMBERS AT ANNUAL MEETING.
(D). LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE. SHALL CONCERN ITSELF WITH ALL PROPOSED LEGISLATION, BOTH AT THE STATE AND NATIONAL LEVEL, WHICH WOULD AFFECT THE WELFARE OF THE COLLECTION PROFESSION, AND CREDIT GRANTORS. IT SHALL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALERTING THE MEMBERSHIP TO SUCH LEGISLATION.
LEGISLATION PROPOSED BY A MEMBER SHALL BE SUBMITTED TO THE LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE. THE COMMITTEE WILL, WITHOUT UNNECESSARY DELAY, FORWARD SUCH PROPOSED LEGISLATION WITH RECOMMENDATION TO THE PRES/DENT FOR CONSIDERATION BY THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS. NEITHER THIS COMMITTEE, NOR ANY MEMBER, SHALL LEND THE NAME OF THE ASSOCIATION, OR IN ANY WAY COMMIT THE ASSOCIATION TO THE SUPPORT OF, OPPOSITION TO, OR AMENDMENT OF ANY PROPOSED LEGISLATION WITHOUT THE APPROVAL OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE TENNESSEE COLLECTORS ASSOCIATION AND A MAJORITY OF THE GENERAL MEMBERSHIP REGISTERED AT THE SUBSEQUENT ANNUAL MEETING.
THE CHAIRMAN OF THIS COMMITTEE SHALL ALSO ACT AS LIAISON OFFICER TO THE TENNESSEE COLLECTION SERVICE BOARD, AND SHALL ALSO REPRESENT THIS ASSOCIATION AT THE ANNUAL ACA INTERNATIONAL’S LEGISLATIVE 14
CONFERENCE. THE REPRESENTATIVE SHALL RECEIVE COMPENSATION FOR THESE DUTIES TO THE EXTENT OF ACTUAL COST OF TRAVEL AND LODGING INCLUDING MEALS AND ALL OTHER REASONABLE EXPENSES NECESSARY TO THE PERFORMANCE OF THIS RESPONSIBILITY TO THE ASSOCIATION.
(E) RULES AND REGULATIONS COMMITTEE SHALL DRAFT AND REVISE FROM TIME TO TIME, RULES AND REGULATIONS AS MAY BE NECESSARY FOR THE WELFARE OF THIS ASSOCIATION IN THE CONDUCT OF ITS BUSINESS AND TO ADVANCE AND REGULATE THE BUSINESS AND PROFESSIONAL CON'DUCT OF THE MEMBERSHIP. SUCH RECOMMENDATION SHALL BE SUBMITTED TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS IF BETWEEN CONVENTIONS. THIS COMMITTEE SHALL HAVE AUTHORITY TO ENACT SUCH CHANGES TO THE BY-LAWS AS MAY BE DEEMED NECESSARY.SUCH ACTS BY THE BOARD SHALL HAVE FULL FORCE AND AFFECT UNTIL PASSED ON BY THE MEMBERSHIP AT THE NEXT ANNUAL CONVENTION.
(F). AWARDS COMMITTEE. THIS COMMITTEE SHALL, IN THE EVENT THAT THEY SO DESIRE, HONOR AT THE ANNUAL MEETING, AN INDIVIDUAL MEMBER WHOM DURING THE COURSE OF THE FISCAL YEAR HAS RENDERED OUTSTANDING EFFORT TOWARD THE BETTERMENT AND IMPROVEMENT OF THE COLLECTION SERVICE INDUSTRY OR AN INDIVIDUAL MEMBER, WHO HAS CONSISTENTLY LOWER A PERIOD OF TIME, MADE SUCH EFFORTS IN BEHALF OF THE BETTERMENT OF THE INDUSTRY, AND THIS ASSOCIATION.
THIS HONOR SHALL BE KNOWN AS THE "JACK FLETCHER" AWARD IN RECOGNITION OF THE LONG AND MERITORIOUS EFFORTS OF JACK FLETCHER, WHO GAVE MUCH OF HIMSELF TOWARD THIS EFFORT FOR MANY YEARS TO THE BETTERMENT OF THE INDUSTRY AND THIS ASSOCIATION.
THIS COMMITTEE SHALL ALSO DESIGNATE WHENEVER IT SO DESIRES, THE TITLE OF HONORARY LIFE MEMBER AS PER ARTICLE 11, SECTION 3 OF THESE BY-LAWS.
(G). THE PUBLICATIONS COMMITTEE. THE PUBLICATIONS COMMITTEE SHALL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR PERIODICALLY COMPILING AND PUBLISHING AN ASSOCIATION BULLETIN, NEWSLETTER OR MAGAZINE.
CHAIRMAN OF THE COMMITTEE SHALL BE THE PUBLICATION EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, AND THE MEMBERS OF THE COMMITTEE SHALL ASSIST WITH THE GATHERINGS AND WRITING OF MATERIAL, AND OTHER WORK INCIDENTAL TO PUBLICATION. THE CHAIRMAN OF THIS COMMITTEE SHALL BE RE-IMBURSED FOR EXPENSES INCIDENTAL TO THE PUBLICATION AND MAILING OF THE PUBLICATION. 15
(H) THE PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE. THE PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE SHALL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR PROMOTING BETTER RELATIONS AND UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN MEMBERS OF THE ASSOCIATION AND CREDIT GRANTORS, EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS, OTHER INDUSTIRES AND THE GENERAL PUBLIC.
IT SHALL, FROM TIME TO TIME, SUBMIT FOR PUBLICATION TO REPRESENTATIVE MAGAZINES AND NEWSPAPERS, ARTICLES DEALING WITH THE PURPOSE OF THE COLLECTION INDUSTRY AND THE VALUE OF COLLECTION SERVICE TO CREDIT GRANTOR AND DEBTOR ALIKE: PROMOTE AN INTEREST IN GOOD PUBLIC RELATIONS AMONG THE MEMBERS OF THE ASSOCIATION: PROVIDE SPEAKERS FOR CIVIC, SERVICE AND TRADE GROUPS: SUPERVISE OTHER ASSOCIATION PUBLIC RELATIONS PROGRAMS: AND GENERALLY PROMOTE THE BEST INTEREST OF ALL COLLECTORS WITH THE GENERAL PUBLIC

ARTICLE X
PARLIAMENTARY AUTHORITY
A PARLIAMENTARIAN SHALL BE APPOINTED BY THE IN-COMING PRESIDENT AND SHALL SERVE UNTIL HIS SUCCESSOR IS APPOINTED. HE MAY SUCCEED HIMSELF IN CONSECUTIVE TERMS WITHOUT LIMITATION.
THE PARLIAMENTARIAN SHALL BE FAMILIAR WITH THE BY-LAWS OF THE ASSOCIATION AND SHALL ADOPT ROBERT'S RULES OF ORDER REVISED, WHICH SHALL GOVERN ALL DELIBERATIONS WHERE THESE BY-LAWS ARE SILENT. THE PARLIAMENTARIAN SHALL BE PREPARED TO EXPRESS AN OPINION ON POINTS IN QUESTION WHEN REQUESTED BY THE PRESIDING OFFICER.
ARTICLE X1
AMENDMENTS
AMENDMENTS TO THESE BY-LAWS SHALL BE BY MAJORITY VOTE OF THE MEMBERSHIP IN THE ANNUAL CONVENTION. THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OR THE MEMBER PROPOSING SUCH CHANGE SHALL NOTIFY THE SECRETARY, SUBMITTING PROPOSED CHANGE OR ADDITION, AT LEAST SIX (6) WEEKS PRIOR TO THE DATE OF THE ANNUAL CONVENTION. IT SHALL BE THE DUTY OF THE SECRETARY TO DETERMINE THAT NOTICE OF SUCH PROPOSED CHANGES SHALL BE FORWARDED TO THE MEMBERSHIP AT LEAST THIRTY (30) DAYS PRIOR TO THE CONVENTION.