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ARTICLE IV. (MEMBER'S RIGHTS)

The member shall have the following rights:

A. Attend the general body meeting, discuss and vote on items included in the agenda.

B. Obtain a copy of the constitution and the internal regulations.

C. Benefit from the facilities provided by the association for its members.

D. Obtain the associations circulars and publications.

E. Have access to review the records, documents and correspondence of the association at the times determined by the executive committee in the presence of the person(s) responsible.

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ARTICLE V (GENERAL BODY MEETINGS)

A. A properly called General Body meeting is the supreme authority of the OMA. The non-receipt of the notice by any person shall not invalidate the proceedings of the meeting.

B. The General Body meeting shall consist of all the eligible members who have full-filled their obligations pursuant to the constitution and internal regulations.

C. Quorum for the annual general body meeting shall be fifty (50) or twenty percent (20%) of the membership which ever is less. If the quorum is not available the meeting shall be adjourned and a second meeting shall be convened after thirty minutes (30 Min.) Or within fifteen days (15 days ) of the adjournment. This meeting shall be considered valid if attended by forty (40) members or fifteen percent (15%) of the membership whichever is less.

D. The executive committee shall call the annual General Body meeting before January 31st annually.

  1.Notice of at least fifteen days (15) shall be sent to all members in good standing, which shall include financial statements for current fiscal year and proposed amendments to constitution and/or internal regulations if any.

  2.The secretary shall present an updated list of eligible members at the General Body meeting.

E. The agenda for the annual General Body meeting shall include the following:

  1.Receive an annual report of the activities of the OMA.

  2.Receive an audited financial statement for the preceding year.

  3.Discussion of resolution.

  4.Any other relevant matters as deemed necessary by the executive committee.

  5.Elect an auditor for next fiscal year.

  6.Elect the members of the executive committee for next fiscal year.

F. EXTRA ORDINARY GENERAL BODY MEETING:

1.The executive committee may call an extra ordinary General Body meeting if requested by two third (2/3) of the executive committee members or under the provisions of ARTICLE VI Section 4.

2.Fifty members (50) or one third of the eligible members in good standing may request in writing to the executive committee to convene an extra ordinary General Body meeting, giving specific reasons for such a request. The executive committee shall call the extra ordinary General Body meeting with in fifteen days (15) of such a request.

(a)Notice of at least ten days (10) shall be given for such meetings.

(b)Only matters for which the extra ordinary General Body meeting was called will be discussed at such meetings.

(c)Quorum for such meetings shall be fifty members (50) in good standing or fifteen percent (15%) of the membership which ever is less.

 

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ARTICLE VI (THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE)

The executive committee is the highest executive authority in the association. It shall implement the policy drawn up by the General Body meeting and the resolutions adopted thereby for the realization of the association's legitimate objectives.

1.The executive committee of the association shall be elected for one year, coinciding with the fiscal year of the association, at the annual General Body meeting. The executive committee shall meet at least once in every three months. The quorum for the executive committee meetings shall be nine (9).

2.Upon the affirmative vote of at least two third (2/3) of the executive committee an executive committee member shall be removed if:

  (a) A member failed to attend three (3) consecutive meetings of the executive committee, despite notifications of such meetings without providing acceptable reasons.

  (b) An executive committee member who has been found misusing his/her authority, or association's funds or consistently working against the interests and objectives of the association.

3.Any vacancy occurring in the executive committee shall be filled from the active general members by the affirmative vote of two third (2/3) of the executive committee by appointment and such appointment shall be held valid until the no expired term of the executive committee.

 4.The executive committee shall cease to exist if more than half of the executive committee members shall resign at one time or if the number of committee members is reduced to less than one half (1/2) for any reason whatsoever, then the remaining committee members shall authorize one among them to call and conduct an extra ordinary General Body meeting. 

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