Article 16.

ARTICLE XVI – AMENDMENTS

Proposed amendments to the Constitution and Bylaws may be submitted by the Executive Council or in a proposal signed by no fewer than five (5) members in good standing to the regular members at least three weeks in advance of the meeting at which the vote is scheduled. A vote will be held on the proposed amendments at the next regular member meeting or during a special meeting, if one is convened by the Executive Council. A majority vote of those at the regular member meeting is needed for approval. The rules for quorum (20%) apply to this vote regardless of the venue (see Article XI, Sect. 1.2). The votes shall be cast by secret paper ballots deposited into a closed container. The counting of the ballots shall occur during that same meeting, and be performed by the WOUFT Secretary or (if the Secretary is unavailable) by some member of the Executive Council, in the presence of at least two other members of the WOUFT Executive Council. The results shall be immediately announced to the members, during that same meeting. In the event of a tie vote, the amendment(s) is/are approved. The same amendment(s) may not be introduced more than once in a three- month period.