Tennessee Radiological Society
BYLAWS OF THE TENNESSEE RADIOLOGICAL SOCIETY
(Revised February 26, 2011)
Dear TRS Members,
The following are the Bylaws of the Tennessee Radiological Society with proposed changes to be addressed at our 2011 meeting. There are 3 changes of substance with the remainder of alterations being working changes to support those changes as well as clarify pre-existing wording and correct grammatical errors.
The first significant change is the addition of Allied Health Members (Article IV: Section 1:6) as a new class of membership. This is designed to allow radiology assistants who meet ACR standards as well as non physicists scientists such as MRI researchers to join our chapter. The ACR already recognizes this class of membership. Wording for our bylaws largely mimics theirs.
The second change formalizes the separation of the offices of Secretary and Treasurer (Article V: Section 1) which was done last year by the Executive Committee by way of powers by out bylaws.
The last substantial alteration is modification of the method by which members are notified of proposed amendments to our bylaws to allow notification by either written or electronic form (Article XI: Section 1). This would allow timely notification by way of e-mail and /or our website while avoiding the expense of postage.
We look forward to seeing you at our February meeting and will vote on the above at that time.
The name of this organization shall be the Tennessee Radiological Society, a chapter of the American College of Radiology, hereinafter referred to as the “Chapter.” The organization is incorporated as a general welfare corporation pursuant to the laws of the State of Tennessee, specifically: Tennessee Code Annotated 48-601, et seq.
The purposes of the Chapter shall be those of the American College of Radiology, hereinafter sometimes referred to as the “College” or “ACR.” These purposes include the advancement of the science of radiology, the improvement of radiologic service to patients and the medical community, the study of the economic aspects of the practice of radiology, the encouragement of continuing education for radiologists, and the maintenance of high medical and ethical standards in the practice of radiology.
The Chapter will be an affiliate of the American College of Radiology. The Code of Ethics of the American College of Radiology is hereby expressly adopted as the Principles of Ethics of the Chapter.
Section 1. Classification of Members. There shall be seven classes of members in the Chapter: (1) Active Members, (2) Associate Members, (3) Members in Physics, (4) Associate Members in Physics, (5) Members in Training and Members in Training in Physics, (6) Allied Health Members, (7) Retired or Inactive Members, and ( 8) Affiliate Members. All members of the state chapter shall be members of the American College of Radiology.
1. Active Membership. An active member shall:
a. Be a physician certified in radiology, in one of its recognized branches by the American Board of Radiology, the American Osteopathic Board of Radiology, or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada; or be a physician engaged in nuclear medicine on a full-time basis and certified by a specialty board that is a member of the American Board of Medical Specialties or its Canadian equivalent.
b. Be of high professional reputation.
c. Have the right to be appointed to committees and to hold office in the Chapter.
2. Associate Members. An associate member shall:
a. Be a physician who is engaged in the practice of radiology on a full-time basis, who has completed an approved residency program in radiology, and who meets all of the requirements of active membership except requirement (1)(a) of this Section 1.
b. Not have the right to hold office in the Chapter or to serve as Councilor/Alternate Councilor.
c. Have the right to be appointed to committees.
3. Members in Physics. A member in physics shall:
a. Be certified as a medical physicist or be considered the equivalent by the American Board of Radiology.
b. Have the right to be appointed to committees and to hold office in the Chapter.
4. Associate Members in Physics. An associate member in physics shall:
a. Be a physicist engaged in the practice of radiological physics on a full-time basis, but not certified by the American Board of Radiology.
b. Not have the right to hold office in the Chapter or to serve as Councilor/ Alternate Councilor.
c. Have the right to be appointed to committees.
5. Members in Training and Members in Training in Physics. A member in training or a member in training in physics shall:
a. Occupy a residency or fellowship in radiology approved by the Council on Medical Education of the American Medical Association or the American Osteopathic Association (or a formal educational program in medical physics).
b. Not have the right to vote or to hold office in the Chapter or serve as Councilor/ Alternate Councilor.
c. Not be required to pay dues.
d. Have the right to be appointed to committees.
e. Never have been a member of the Chapter before.
f. Automatically become a member of the Chapter in the appropriate class membership after:
1. Completion of training.
2. Certification by the American Board of Radiology, the American Osteopathic Board of Radiology, or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
3. Appropriate review by the Chapter, unless the member in training affirmatively declines such membership. Dues for these members shall be assessed in accordance with Article X.
6. Allied Health Members. An allied health member shall:
a. Be a physician not engaged in the practice of radiology, a non-physician medical professional such as a nonphysicist reseach scientist, or a radiologist assistant who is eligible for membership in the ACR. A radiologist assistant must be certified by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists (AART) as a Registered Radiologist Assistant.
b. Not have the right to vote, to hold office, or to serve as a Councilor or Alternate Councilor.
c. Have the right to be appointed to committees.
7. Retired or Inactive Members
a. Retired members shall be those active members, associate members, members in physics, associate members in physics, allied health members, and affiliate members who have retired from active practice. Temporarily inactive members shall be those from the above memberships who, for reasons acceptable to the Chapter’s Executive Committee, are temporarily unable to continue their practice. Retired or temporarily inactive members shall not be required to pay dues and shall not have the right to vote, to hold office in the Chapter, to serve as Councilor/ Alternate Councilor, or to hold committee appointment.
b. Inactive members shall also be those members and fellows of the Council of Affiliated Regional Radiation Oncology Societies (CARROS) Chapter of the American College of Radiology, who, by their own choice, elect not to participate in the activities of the Chapter. They are liable for Chapter dues, adjusted for deduction of CARROS dues, and are counted for Councilor allocation purposes. They shall not have the right to vote, to hold office in the Chapter, or to serve as Councilor/ Alternate Councilor, or hold committee appointment.
8. Affiliate Members. An affiliate member shall:
a. Be a member in one of the above membership categories who maintains active membership in another chapter that is not in the state where his or her principal practice is conducted, but chooses to have membership in this state chapter.
b. Pay dues to both chapters.
c. Have the right to vote.
d. Have the right to be appointed to committees.
e. Not have the right to hold office in the Chapter.
Section 2. Application for any of the classes of membership established in Section 1 of this article shall be in writing on a form provided by the Secretary. Application for all classes of membership except retired or temporarily inactive status shall include an agreement to abide by the Bylaws of the Chapter including the Code of Ethics of the American College of Radiology. An application must be endorsed by two (2) active members of the Chapter who shall certify the applicant’s qualifications for membership. Members-in-training shall become members upon verification of information supplied by the ACR and receipt of any pertinent fees charged by the chapter.
If an applicant is refused membership and requests a hearing on the denial of the application, the hearing shall be conducted in accordance with the procedures outlined in Article IV, Section 6 of these Bylaws, including a possible report on the action to the National Practitioner Data Bank if the membership denial is based on reasons relating to professional competence or conduct that affects patient health or welfare.
When a member in good standing transfers from this Chapter (“old chapter”) to a chapter in another state (“the new chapter”), the old chapter, after receiving notification from the College of the change, should send a notice of the member’s standing in the chapter and his or her original application to the ACR within a reasonable time, not to exceed six (6) weeks.
When a member in good standing of another chapter transfers to this chapter, the ACR will send the member’s file to this chapter, the new chapter. The secretary of the new chapter shall notify the new member in writing that the transfer has been completed. Chapter dues shall be assessed on a pro-rata basis for the year in which the transfer occurs.
Section 3. Members shall seek retired or temporarily inactive membership status by written request, which may be granted by the Executive Committee.
Section 4. The Chapter will act upon applications for Chapter membership by posting on its website a list of qualified applicants to the entire membership at least four times annually at three-month intervals or by publishing this list on a monthly basis in the ACR Bulletin. Applicants who have not generated comment submitted in writing to the Chapter secretary within 90 days of the posting shall be accepted as members of the Chapter. Those generating unresolved comment will be nominated for membership at any regular or special meeting of the Chapter, and shall, by secret ballot, be elected to membership by a two-thirds (2/3) majority of those members present who are eligible to vote.
Section 5. Any member of the Chapter may resign by submitting a letter of resignation to the Chapter secretary.
1. The Executive Committee may censure, suspend, or expel any member of the Chapter for violation of its rules, regulations, or principles, in accordance with the procedures outlined below.
2. Disciplinary questions related to such violations shall be initially referred, in writing, to the President of the Chapter. The matter shall be referred to the Chapter’s Committee on Judicial Affairs, which shall investigate the merits of the charges. On the basis of the findings of this investigation, the Committee on Judicial Affairs shall recommend to the President either that disciplinary action be taken or that no such action be taken. If the Committee on Judicial Affairs decides that disciplinary action should be taken, its recommendation shall be submitted to the President in writing.
3. If disciplinary action is recommended by the Committee on Judicial Affairs, the member shall be notified in writing that a professional review action may be taken against him or her and the reasons for the proposed action. The member shall be informed that he or she has the right to request a hearing on the proposed action at any time within sixty (60) calendar days. The member shall be provided with a written summary of his or her rights during the hearing. A member who does not request a hearing within the 60-day period waives the right to such a hearing and shall be deemed to have accepted the recommendation of the committee. The committee’s report shall then be forwarded to the Chapter’s Executive Committee for ratification, in accordance with Section 9 of this article. If the disciplinary action is based on professional conduct or competence that affects or could affect patient health or welfare, the final decision of the chapter shall be reported to the National Practitioner Data Bank within fifteen (15) days. A failure to request a hearing after a complaint has been filed and found to be meritorious will also result in loss of membership in the Chapter.
4. If the member requests a hearing on a timely basis, the President of the Chapter must give him or her written notice of the time, place and date of the hearing. The hearing shall take place no earlier than thirty (30) calendar days after the date notice has been sent. Postponements and extensions of the hearing date may be granted by the hearing officer on a showing of good cause. The notice of the hearing shall include the names of witnesses expected to testify.
5. The hearing shall be held before an arbitrator mutually acceptable to the physician and the Chapter, a hearing officer appointed by the Chapter who is not in direct economic competition with the member involved, or a panel of three (3) active members of the Chapter appointed by its Executive Committee who are not in direct economic competition with the member involved. The right to a hearing may be forfeited if the member fails to appear without good cause, and the member shall be deemed to have accepted the disciplinary action involved. If the right is forfeited without good cause, membership in the Chapter may be terminated, and a report on the action may be forwarded to the National Practitioner Data Bank.
6. During the hearing the member has the right to be represented by an attorney or other person of his or her choosing; the right to have a record made of the proceedings, copies of which may be obtained by the physician on payment of any reasonable charges associated with its preparation; the right to call, examine, and cross-examine witnesses; the right to present evidence determined to be relevant by the arbitrator, hearing officer, or panel, regardless of its admissibility in a court of law; and the right to submit a written statement at the close of the hearing.
7. Evidence at the hearing should be presented first by the Chapter Executive Committee and then by the member. The Executive Committee may then introduce evidence to rebut the member’s evidence but may not introduce evidence or issues not previously raised either by the committee or by the member. The complainant shall be entitled to attend the hearing and may be required to testify. Judicial rules of evidence and procedure relating to the conduct of the hearing, the examination of witnesses, and the presentation of evidence shall not apply to a hearing conducted under the terms of these Bylaws. The Executive Committee shall bear the burden of persuading the hearing officer or panel by a preponderance of the evidence that the action or recommendation is reasonable and warranted.
8. At the end of the hearing, the member has a right to receive the written recommendation of the arbitrator, hearing officer, or panel, including the basis for the recommendation. He or she also has the right to receive the written decision of the Chapter, including the basis for the decision.
9. Ratification of disciplinary action against any member of the Chapter shall require the affirmative vote of no fewer than three-fourths (3/4) of the membership of the Executive Committee present at the meeting when the action is taken. On ratification by the Executive Committee, the disciplinary action shall be effective and be promptly reported to the Judicial Committee of the American College of Radiology by the secretary of the Chapter. Members against whom disciplinary actions are taken by the Chapter may appeal the decision to the Judicial Committee of the ACR.
10. If no appeal is made within thirty (30) days, a letter containing the final decision shall be prepared by the arbitrator, officer, or panel, with a copy going to the member who is the subject of the disciplinary action. A waiver of the right to appeal shall be deemed to mean that the member has accepted the decision of the Chapter. If the disciplinary action is based on professional conduct or competence that affects or could affect patient health or welfare, the final decision of the Chapter shall be reported to the National Practitioner Data Bank within fifteen (15) days.
11. Before the ACR’s Judicial Committee hears an appeal, it shall notify, by registered or certified mail, the member in question no fewer than thirty (30) calendar days before its meeting that the member may then appear in person or be represented by an attorney or other person of his or her choosing to present any arguments that the member believes will show that the disciplinary action should be reversed. If the member fails to appear or send his or her representative to the appeal hearing, then the final report of the Chapter’s decision shall be sent to the member and forwarded to the state medical board or licensing authority within fifteen (15) days in accordance with the regulations of the National Practitioner Data Bank.
12. If a majority of the Judicial Committee determines that the disciplinary action taken by the Chapter against one of its members is supported by the evidence and is the result of fair procedures that are consistent with the Bylaws of the ACR and of the Chapter, the Judicial Committee shall affirm the disciplinary action. If a majority of the Judicial Committee reverses the disciplinary action, the matter may be remanded in whole or in part for further proceedings or may be completely or partially dismissed.
13. The Chapter’s Executive Committee and the ACR’s Judiciary Committee shall comply with all procedures for reporting adverse professional review actions based on professional conduct or competence that affects or could affect patient health or welfare to the National Practitioner Data Bank.
Section 1. The officers of the Chapter shall be the President, President-Elect, Secretary, and Treasurer. All officers shall serve as members of the Executive Committee.
Section 2. The Nominating Committee shall prepare a slate of nominees for all available offices. All nominees must possess the qualifications set forth in Article IV Section 1. The Nominating Committee shall post the slate prior to the beginning of the annual Chapter meeting. Additional nominations may be received at time of the election. The election of the Officers shall be by ballot at the annual Chapter meeting. The candidate who receives a majority of the votes cast by those Chapter members eligible to vote and present at the meeting at the time of the vote is taken shall be elected. In the event no candidate receives a majority, a second ballot shall be taken on the two candidates receiving the greatest number of votes.
Section 3. The President, President-Elect, Secretary, and Treasurer shall serve a term of (2) years or until their successors are elected and qualified. The President-Elect having successfully completed his/her term shall automatically assume the office of the President. The officers of the Chapter shall be eligible for additional terms. Officers shall assume their duties following the annual ACR meeting in the same calendar year in which they were elected.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS -- EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
The Board of Directors, also referred to as the Executive Committee, shall consist of the current officers of the Chapter, the two immediate past presidents, and current Councilors and Alternate Councilors. The Executive Committee shall act for the Chapter between the regular meetings of the Chapter and seek general membership opinion when necessary.
DUTIES OF OFFICERS AND COMMITTEES
Section 1. The President shall be the presiding officer of the Chapter and shall perform all of the duties which custom and parliamentary practice associate with the office of President. He or she shall be an ex-officio member of all committees. He or she shall act as chairman of the Executive Committee.
Section 2. In the absence of the President, or in his inability to act, the order of succession to the duties shall be as follows: (a) President-Elect, (b) Secretary (c) Treasurer..
Section 3. The Secretary shall record and preserve the minutes of the proceedings of meetings of the Chapter and of the Executive Committee and shall forward promptly to the Executive Director of the American College of Radiology a copy of the minutes of each meeting of the Chapter. He or she shall notify all members of the Chapter of their appointments and he or she shall keep a record of the membership of the Chapter. He or she shall notify all members of the time and place of meetings and of any special business to be brought before the Chapter.
Section 4. The Treasurer shall receive all monies due the Chapter and shall disburse such monies. He or she shall make a report of the funds of the Chapter at each annual meeting.
Section 5. Vacancies occurring in any office, councilor/alternate councilor, position, or committee of the Chapter shall be filled by action of the Executive Committee. The newly appointed replacement shall complete the term of the vacancy.
Section 6. For the purpose functioning of the Chapter, the Executive Committee shall establish standing committees. Upon approval of the Executive Committee, the President shall appoint the members to these committees unless otherwise specified in this section. Each committee shall consist of at least three such appointees- representing each of the three general geographic divisions in the state, if practicable. The following standing committees have been established:
1. Committee on Judicial Affairs. This committee shall consider charges of unethical conduct involving a member of the Chapter and shall transmit its recommendations to the Executive Committee of the Chapter. The Committee on Judicial Affairs shall be composed of three (3) members appointed by the President with the approval of the Executive Committee. Where possible, members of the Executive Committee shall not be appointed to the Committee on Judicial Affairs.
2. Fellowship Committee. This committee shall annually review the membership for the Chapter for the purpose of nominating members to fellowship in the American College of Radiology. This committee shall be composed of Fellows of the College. Nominations shall be approved by the Executive Committee, signed by the President or Secretary of the Chapter, and supported by a minimum of two letters from Fellows of the American College of Radiology, and addressed to the Chairman of the Commission on Credentials of the American College of Radiology..
3. Membership Committee. This committee shall review applications for all classes of membership in the Chapter and shall report its recommendations to the Executive Committee at any regular meeting. The committee shall also oversee the promotion of new membership and the promotion of the entire membership in the Chapter.
4. Nominating Committee. This committee shall present to the annual meeting nominations for all offices or positions scheduled for election, established in these Bylaws and shall, when possible, consist of the three past Presidents and two members elected by the Chapter who are not members of the Executive Committee.
5. Legislative Committee. This committee shall review all proposed state and local legislation and regulations applicable to the practice of radiology and report its recommendations and findings to the Executive Committee.
6. Bylaws Committee. The Bylaws Committee shall be responsible for periodic review of the Bylaws and provide recommended revisions when necessary.
7. Sections for Members in Training and/or Resident Physicians. Members in training, members in training in physics and/or resident physicians may organize in sections governed by their own bylaws, subject to the approval of the Executive Committee.
Section 7. The executive Committee may establish additional ad hoc committees to perform one or more Chapter functions, without amendment of these By-laws. Such committees shall confine their activities to the purpose for which they were appointed and shall report to the Executive Committee.
Each standing committee shall present a written report at the annual meeting.
COUNCILORS AND ALTERNATE COUNCILORS
OF THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF RADIOLOGY
Section 1. The Chapter shall elect Councilors to the Council of the American College of Radiology in such numbers on the terms authorized by the Bylaws of the College.
Section 2. Election of Councilors and Alternate Councilors. The Nominating Committee shall prepare a slate of nominees for the available positions of Councilor and Alternate Councilor. All nominees must possess the qualifications set forth in Article IV Section 1. The Nominating Committee shall post the slate prior to the beginning of the annual Chapter meeting. The election of the Councilors and Alternate Councilor shall be by ballot at the annual Chapter meeting. The nominees who receive the most votes of those Chapter members eligible to vote and present at the time the vote is taken shall be elected. Each such Chapter member eligible to vote and present at the time of the vote may vote for no more nominees than the exact number of available positions.
Section 3. Term of Office. The term of a Councilor shall be three (3) years and he or she shall be eligible to succeed himself or herself for a second term of three (3) years. He or she shall also be eligible for additional three (3) year terms provided there is no less than one (1) year lapse after two (2) terms of consecutive service in this position. During the lapse, he or she may serve the Chapter in any other capacity including Alternate Councilor. The alternate councilor may at any time serve as an officer of the Chapter. To ensure that the term of one-third (1/3) or a number as near thereto as practicable of the Councilors expires each year, the term of any or all Councilors may be established at less than (3) years, providing that this amended term is announced prior to the election of the individual for that position. Councilors and alternate councilors shall assume their duties following the annual ACR meeting in the same calendar year in which they were elected.
Section 4. Duties of the Councilors.
1. To attend the meetings of the Chapter and of the American College of Radiology, to familiarize themselves with activities and problems at the local and national levels, and to act as liaison between the Chapter and the American College of Radiology,.
2. To participate actively in the meetings of the Chapter and of the American College of Radiology, to contribute to the Chapter and the American College of Radiology ideas, guidance and advice, and to stimulate the preparation of Chapter resolutions for presentation to the Council.
3. To serve as a (local) representative of the American College of Radiology in which capacity he or she may be called upon by the:
a. Officers of the College:
1. To transmit communications from the College to the Executive Committee of the Chapter.
2. To confirm the retirement of Fellows or Members applying for retired status in the College.
3. To help evaluate charges against a radiologist of irregularities in ethical and contractual matters.
4. To assist with surveys and inspections undertaken by the College.
5. To submit to the College, when requested, reports concerning legislative, social, economic, educative, and other important matters affecting Radiology.
b. Radiologists in his or her area:
1. To advise and assist in matters of radiologic ethics and economics.
2. To act when requested as the intermediary of the individual radiologist in his or her dealings with the American College of Radiology.
c. Radiologists outside of his or her area for information concerning his or her area.
d. Physicians and others who are not radiologists for information about and interpretation of radiological affairs.
4. To assist preceptors of radiology in his or her area with the teaching of medical ethics and economics.
Section 5. Duties of the Alternate Councilor. The Alternate Councilors shall help the Councilors in their performance of their duties and accompany the Councilors to meetings of the Chapter and the American College of Radiology. The Alternate Councilors shall prepare to act for the Councilors whenever necessary, except that said Alternative Councilor shall not succeed to the position of Councilor unless specifically elected by the membership of the Chapter as provided in Article VIII herein, or except when selected by the Executive Committee to fill a vacancy occurring in a Councilor’s term until the next regular or specially called meeting of the Chapter as provided in Article VII Section 5.
Section 1. Annual and Other Regular Meetings. The annual meeting of the Chapter shall be held at such time and at such place as shall be selected by the Executive Committee. Notice of the exact time and place of such meeting shall be sent to the members by the Executive Committee not less than thirty (30) days prior to such date.
Additional regular meetings may be scheduled by the Executive Committee, and notice of the time and place thereof shall be sent to the members by the Executive Committee not less than thirty (30) days prior to any such scheduled meeting.
Section 2. Special meetings of the Chapter shall be called (a) by the President when deemed necessary by the Executive Committee, (b) at the request of the Board of Chancellors of the American College of Radiology, or (c) by petition of 20% of voting members in good standing. Notice stating the time, place and purpose of the meeting shall be sent to each member at least twenty-one (21) days prior to the meeting. At a special meeting, no business may be transacted except that for which such special meeting was called.
Section 3. Quorum. A quorum shall consist of ten per cent (10%) of the membership providing there is at least one (1) representative from each of three (3) geographic areas of the state present.
Section 4. Order of Business. The following shall be the order of business at all regular meetings of the Chapter.
1. Call to order.
2. Reading of the minutes of the previous meeting of the Chapter and the meetings of the Executive Committee.
3. Report of the Secretary-Treasurer.
4. Report of the Membership Committee.
5. Election of new members.
6. Report by the President as chairman of the Executive Committee.
7. Report of the Committee on Standards on Radiologic Practice.
8. Report of the Committee on Judicial Affairs.
9. Other committee reports.
11. Unfinished business.
12. New business.
13. Report of Councilor(s).
14. Election of officers.
DUES AND ASSESSMENTS
Section 1. All active members, associate members, members in physics, associate members in physics, allied health members, and affiliate members shall pay dues in an amount based upon a budget prepared by the Executive Committee and approved by the members at the annual meeting. Such dues shall be payable on March 1 of each year. Inactive, retired and members in training and members in training in physics shall not pay dues.
Introductory members shall not be assessed for dues for the remainder of the billing cycle in which they complete their training and for the next complete billing cycle.
Assessments may not be levied except upon recommendation of the Executive Committee and by a majority vote at the annual meeting of the Chapter, notice of such recommendation having been sent to each member not less than thirty (30) days prior the meeting.
Section 2. Names of members in arrears in payment of dues or assessments shall be referred to the Executive Committee for action.
Section 1. Amendments to these Bylaws may be made at any regular meeting of the Chapter by the favorable concurrence of two-thirds (2/3) of the members present and voting, provided the proposed amendments shall have been presented in written or electronic form to the Executive Committee at least forty-five (45) days prior to the meeting at which the proposed amendments are to be voted upon. The Executive Committee shall notify the members of proposed amendments not less than thirty (30) days prior to such meeting.
Section 2. Any amendment so adopted shall not be contrary to the requirements for Chapter status in the American College of Radiology. This conformity shall be established before such amendment shall be added to the Bylaws of the Chapter.
DISBURSEMENT OF ASSETS
IF THE CHAPTER IS DISSOLVED
In the event the Chapter is dissolved, the residual assets, after all obligations are paid, will be donated to the American College of Radiology.
Note: These bylaws were amended, pursuant to Article XI, Section 1, at the regular meeting of the Chapter on March 7, 2009.
Note: These bylaws were last amended, pursuant to Article XI, Section 1, at the regular meeting of the Chapter on February 26, 2011.