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(updated articles 2 and 4 to reflect changes that were voted in place by members on April 1, 2016)
 
(Article V: The Board of Directors)
 
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== Article V: The Board of Directors ==
 
== Article V: The Board of Directors ==
 
=== Section 1: Numbers ===
 
=== Section 1: Numbers ===
# The Board of Directors shall serve without pay and consist of '''five (5) ''' individuals, where at least three (3), of which, are members.
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# The Board of Directors shall serve without pay and consist of '''seven (7) ''' individuals, where at least '''three (3)''', of which, are members.
 
# Each director shall serve from the time of their election until their successor is elected and qualifies.
 
# Each director shall serve from the time of their election until their successor is elected and qualifies.
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=== Section 2: Compensation ===
 
=== Section 2: Compensation ===
 
# A director must not be remunerated for being or acting as a director but
 
# A director must not be remunerated for being or acting as a director but
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# Elections for directors shall take place in November every other year or when a member steps down, for an appointment starting the following January or the next board meeting.  The term shall be two years, according to the recommendations [http://wiki.hive76.org/Board_of_Directors here].
 
# Elections for directors shall take place in November every other year or when a member steps down, for an appointment starting the following January or the next board meeting.  The term shall be two years, according to the recommendations [http://wiki.hive76.org/Board_of_Directors here].
 
# All directors shall be elected at the same time, by the process determined in these bylaws for Votes of the Membership.
 
# All directors shall be elected at the same time, by the process determined in these bylaws for Votes of the Membership.
## The '''five (5)''' nominees with the most votes shall be the directors until the next election.
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## The '''seven (7)''' nominees with the most votes shall be the directors until the next election.
 
###If a member is running against a non-member for a board position, they must abstain from voting to avoid any personal advantage.  
 
###If a member is running against a non-member for a board position, they must abstain from voting to avoid any personal advantage.  
## If only '''five (5)''' people are timely nominated to run for director positions and accept their nominations, they shall run unopposed.
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## If only '''seven (7)''' people are timely nominated to run for director positions and accept their nominations, they shall run unopposed.
## If '''less than five (5)''' people are timely nominated to run for director, then they shall run unopposed. An election for the remaining seats shall occur at the meeting. Nominations for candidates to fill the unfilled seats shall be accepted at the meeting, and an election shall follow. That election shall follow all rules for a Vote of the Membership as defined in these bylaws.
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## If '''less than seven (7)''' people are timely nominated to run for director, then they shall run unopposed. An election for the remaining seats shall occur at the meeting. Nominations for candidates to fill the unfilled seats shall be accepted at the meeting, and an election shall follow. That election shall follow all rules for a Vote of the Membership as defined in these bylaws.
## If nobody is timely nominated to run for director, an election for all '''five (5)''' seats shall occur at the meeting. Nominations for candidates to fill all '''five (5)''' seats shall be accepted at the meeting, and an election shall follow. That election shall follow all rules for a Vote of the Membership as defined in the bylaws, and the '''five (5)''' candidates with the most votes shall become at-large directors.
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## If nobody is timely nominated to run for director, an election for all '''seven (7)''' seats shall occur at the meeting. Nominations for candidates to fill all '''seven (7)''' seats shall be accepted at the meeting, and an election shall follow. That election shall follow all rules for a Vote of the Membership as defined in the bylaws, and the '''seven (7)''' candidates with the most votes shall become at-large directors.
 
## If nobody accepts nomination to run for director positions, the existing directors may choose to retain their positions or choose to appoint another member to their seat.
 
## If nobody accepts nomination to run for director positions, the existing directors may choose to retain their positions or choose to appoint another member to their seat.
 
## If only '''one''' or '''two''' people run for director but nobody accepts nomination to run for the other seat(s), one of the then-existing directors may choose to retain their seat or appoint another person to it. The director(s) may choose who retains this power by agreement or, if two want to retain it or appoint a successor, may settle the dispute by calling the result of a coin flip. The coin shall be official United States legal tender, and shall be flipped at the annual meeting by one of the directors.
 
## If only '''one''' or '''two''' people run for director but nobody accepts nomination to run for the other seat(s), one of the then-existing directors may choose to retain their seat or appoint another person to it. The director(s) may choose who retains this power by agreement or, if two want to retain it or appoint a successor, may settle the dispute by calling the result of a coin flip. The coin shall be official United States legal tender, and shall be flipped at the annual meeting by one of the directors.
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# Members shall elect the replacement Director among the candidates who have been nominated and accepted their nomination, using the Votes of the Membership procedures defined in these bylaws.
 
# Members shall elect the replacement Director among the candidates who have been nominated and accepted their nomination, using the Votes of the Membership procedures defined in these bylaws.
 
# The replacement Director's term shall last until new Directors are elected at the next Annual Meeting.
 
# The replacement Director's term shall last until new Directors are elected at the next Annual Meeting.
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== Article VI: The Management ==
 
== Article VI: The Management ==
 
=== Section 1: Offices ===
 
=== Section 1: Offices ===