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ARTICLE 8 : Changes in the Constitution

Alteration in principle to this Constitution shall receive the assent of two-thirds of the members present and voting at a General Meeting or a Special General Meeting.

The resolution for the alteration of the Constitution must be received by the Secretary General of the Association at least 90 days before the meeting at which the resolution is to be brought forward. At least 60 days notice of such a meeting must be given by the Secretary General to the membership. Such proposals shall be considered by the International Council at its next meeting. Their decision to vote shall be communicated to the general membership of the Association at the next General Meeting. A two-thirds majority of those in attendance is required to have proposed changes accepted.

Alterations to Article 2 (objects), Article 10 (dissolution) or this clause, shall take effect until the approval in writing of Companies Commissioners or other authorities having charitable jurisdiction has been obtained. No alteration shall be made to the Constitution which would have the effect of causing the Association to cease to be a charity or tax exempt organisation in law.

Amendments of a technical nature may be proposed at an International Council Meeting and, if approved, be put to the General Meeting immediately following for ratification. Such an amendment must receive the assent of two-thirds of those members present and voting.