Article XIII – Amendments

ARTICLE XIII

AMENDMENTS

A. These By-Laws may be amended, added to, altered or repealed in whole or in part, by the Service Board, except with respect to this Article and any provision of these bylaws which, by an express provision in the Massachusetts General Laws, the Articles of Organization, or these By-Laws, requires action by the Members. Not later than the time of giving notice of the meeting of Members next following the making, amending, or repealing by the Service Board of any By-Law, notice stating the substance of the action taken by the Service Board shall be given to all Members entitled to vote on amending the By-Laws. Any action taken by the Service Board with respect to the By-Laws will become effective 30 days after notice has been given to the Members. Any action taken by the Service Board with respect to the By-Laws may be amended or repealed by the Members.

The By-Laws may also be amended by the membership of the Corporation by a vote of at least two-thirds (2/3) of the members present and voting at a meeting of the Corporation at which there is at least one-fourth (1/4) of the members voting, and at which such amendment(s) is voted upon subject to the provisions of Paragraph B of this ARTICLE XIII.

B. Any amendment or other action to be presented to the membership of the Corporation for consideration under the provisions of Paragraph A of this Article XIII must be in writing signed by at least twenty-five (25) members of the Corporation or by any two (2) members of the Service Board and presented to the Board of Directors through the President or Secretary of the Corporation no less than sixty (60) days prior to the date of the meeting of the Corporation at which the amendment or other action is to be presented for consideration.