The membership of the Council of Leaders shall be a minimum of nine. It
shall include the CEO/President as an ex-officio member.
All Leaders of the Council shall be elected by the membership of the
Network from a slate of candidates selected by the Nominating Committee
and endorsed for consideration by the GHA’s or by write-in votes of the
Network membership. Any individual elected to the Council will take
office immediately after election to the Council and each shall
continue in office until his/her successor is elected or qualified.
The presence of at least one-half of the Leaders shall constitute a
quorum at any meeting of the Council.
Each leader shall have one vote, and a majority of those present and
voting shall be necessary for the exercise of the power of the Council.
Upon a leader's death, resignation, loss of qualifying office, or
inability to serve for any other reason, the un-expired portion of the
leader's term shall be filled by the Council.
The Council shall meet at least once monthly, at such place and at such
time as the Council may select. At these meetings, the officers of the
GHAN shall be elected in accordance with the provision of these
by-laws; any other business or affairs of the Network which may come
before the meeting with or without prior notice may be considered and
Special meetings of the Council may be held provided written notice is
served by mail, including both facsimile and electronic mail with
confirmation of receipt, at least three days in advance by the Chair of
the Council or by any two members of the Council. The written notice
shall state the date, time and place of the meeting. Actions taken by
the Council at any special meeting shall have the same force and effect
as actions taken at the normally convened meetings.
Written notice of the annual meetings of the Council shall be served in
person or by mail, including both facsimile or electronic mail with
confirmation of receipt, not less than fifteen days before the meeting,
to all members except those waiving the right to such notice.
Any action required or permitted under these by-laws and the laws of
Malaysia to be taken at the regular or special meeting of the Council
may be taken at a meeting of a quorum of members arranged by telephonic
communication at least two days in advance of the date of the
telephonic communication. Minutes of such telephonic meetings shall be
filed with the minutes of the Council meetings and shall have the same
force and effect as an affirmative vote of the Council meeting in
Unless otherwise restricted by the Certificate of Incorporation or
these by-laws, any action required or permitted to be taken at any
meeting of the Council of Leaders may be taken without a meeting if all
members of the Council consent thereto in writing, and the writing or
writings are filed with the minutes of proceedings of the Council.
Each Leader must attend a minimum of six meetings per year. If a leader
fails to meet this minimum, his or her office will become vacant for
the remainder of the term. At the discretion of the Council,
application of this rule may be waived due to extenuating
circumstances. A meeting by telephonic communication shall not
substitute, however, for these attendance requirements.