Association of Anatomy,
Cell Biology and Neurobiology

Section 1.  In addition to the annual meeting                         
prescribed by the constitution, meetings may be                  
called at the discretion of the Executive Committee            
of the Association or at the request of one-fourth or           
more of the voting members of the Association.

Section 2.  In the case of the annual meeting, notice           
of the time, place, and tentative agenda shall be                  
mailed to all members at least thirty days prior to the          
meeting.  It shall not be necessary to give advance             
notice of items on the agenda except for                               
amendments to the constitution and the election of            
special members.  However, the Executive                           
Committee should use its discretion in providing                 
notice concerning important matters to be                            

Section 3.  In the case of specially called meetings,             
the agenda shall be set forth in the notice of the                 
meeting and action on any other item introduced at             
the meeting, that does not involve a change in the              
Constitution or Bylaws, shall require ratification                   
either by two-thirds of the total membership voting             
on a mail ballot or by a majority of the voting                         
members present at the next annual meeting.


Section 1.  Manner of Election: Officers and                          
Councilors required by these Bylaws to be elected by         
the Members shall be elected in the following                      

A.     The President would ordinarily be the                              
President-Elect from the previous year.  Due
consideration shall be given by the Nominating                     
Committee to achieving broad, geographic                             
representation on the Executive Committee.

B.     The Secretary-Treasurer will create a                              
confidential ballot that will be sent to each                            
member.  The ballot shall contain instructions                      
that include a deadline for receiving the                                
completed ballots, and this deadline shall not                       
be sooner than 20 days from the date of                                
mailing.   Such notice shall be mailed to each                        
Member at his last known address appearing                       
on the Association's records.  Each member                         
shall then cast his votes and mail his ballot to                      
the office of the Secretary-Treasurer.   Only                          
original ballots shall be counted.  A simple                            
majority is required for election to                                          
President-Elect or Secretary-Treasurer.  The                         
two candidates who receive the highest                                
number of votes for Councilor will be elected.                      
In the event of a tie vote for any office, the                           
incumbent Executive Committee shall elect the                    
nominees to said office by secret vote.

Section 2.  Successive Terms: A President may serve          
for only one term.  Councilors may serve for no more          
than two terms which may be consecutive.  The                   
number of terms served by the Secretary-Treasurer            
has no limit.  A member of the Executive Committee            
of the Association cannot run for another office                   
unless his present appointment will end by the                    
time he/she would be elected.


The Association shall receive recommendations from         
the Executive Committee and shall determine dues             
for membership by a majority vote at the annual                   


Section 1.  If the President dies, resigns, or is                      
incapacitated, the President-Elect shall immediately            
become President.  If the time he/she serves is less           
than six months, he/she shall serve as President                 
until the second annual business meeting following            
his becoming President-Elect; in this case, a new                
President-Elect will be voted upon at the next                      
election.  If the time served is six months or more,              
his/her term will conclude at the end of the next                  
annual meeting.  Depending on the type of transition, it
might be necessary to hold a special election for              

Section 2.  All other interim vacancies occurring                  
among the officers shall be filled through                              
appointment by the Executive Committee.

Section 3.  All members who cease being                               
Chairpersons at their institutions will remain                        
members of the Association until the end of the next          
annual meeting after vacating the Chair.  If a member         
who ceases to be a chairperson is on the Executive           
Committee, the remaining Executive Committee                   
members shall determine whether it is in the best               
interest of the Association for that individual to be              
allowed to finish his term of office.  In the case the              
President-Elect ceases to be a chairperson, term of            
office refers to being President-Elect, President, and         
Past-President.  In the case that the President                      
ceases to be a chairperson, term of office refers to             
President and Past-President.

Section 4.  Individuals who cease to be a chairperson         
are eligible for Emeritus membership if they have                
been a member of the AACBNC for 10 years or more            
or if they have made significant contributions to the           
Association.  Individuals may request to become an            
Emeritus Member or be nominated by any member of          
the Association.  Nominations should be made to the          
Secretary-Treasurer.  The Executive Committee                   
recommends candidates to the membership for                   
approval at the Annual Meeting.  Emeritus                    
membership requires a majority vote of the                    
membership present at the meeting.  Emeritus members
do not have dues and do have all rights and privileges
within the Association as do regular members apart from
the right to vote and hold office on the Executive
Committee with the exception of the office of
Secretary-Treasurer. They do have the right to run for the
office of Secretary-Treasurer and if elected they would be
exempt from paying dues and would serve in the capacity
of a regular member of the Association including the right
to vote. Emeritus members do have the right to be a
Representative of the Association.


All proceedings at the meetings of the Association,             
its Executive Committee or other committees shall              
be governed by Robert's Rules of Order, revised,               
except where otherwise provided in these bylaws.


These bylaws may be amended in the same manner             
as the constitution.

Revision to Article 4, Section 4,
Accepted January 20, 2007