Article VIII


Section 1 - Proposed amendments to the Constitution and Bylaws to be considered at the Annual Business Meeting shall be signed by at least ten (10) Class I Members and must be presented to the Board of Directors at least 60 (sixty) days before the opening of the Annual Business Meeting. The Board of Directors shall cause them to be sent to each member, together with a proposed effective date, at least 30 days before the Annual Business Meeting.

To become effective, affirmative action upon proposed amendments, taken by a majority vote of the Class I Members at the Annual Business Meeting, shall be ratified by a two-thirds majority of all Class I Members voting by letter ballot. Ballots must be sent out to all Class I Members within 15 days and, to be valid, must be returned within 30 days after the close of the Annual Business Meeting.