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BYLAW 701. MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE.
[Effective dates of amendments: July 1, 1987; October 15, 2001; February 15, 2005 and November 18, 2009.]
There shall be a Membership Committee, consisting of five Directors, and at least one shall be a Public Representative (See Article XVIII(r)). A majority of the Committee members eligible to participate in a proceeding shall constitute a quorum, except that in cases in which a Subcommittee has been designated a quorum shall consist of a majority of such Subcommittee members. The Committee members shall be proposed by the President and appointed by the Board. The President and the Board shall endeavor to propose and appoint Directors and persons who reflect the various categories of Members described in the Articles. The Committee or its designated Subcommittee shall review actions taken by the President pursuant to the President's authority under Chapter 3 to make the initial determination regarding: (a) applicants for membership in NFA or registration as Associates, and (b) continued eligibility for such membership or registration. Each Committee member shall serve for two years or until the member's successor is appointed and qualified, or until the member's death, resignation, ineligibility or removal. A Committee vacancy shall be filled in the manner prescribed in Bylaw 601 for officers. A Committee member may be removed by the Board for cause.