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2015 Proposed Bylaws Changes

The Houston Association of REALTORS® Board of Directors has approved changes to the HAR Bylaws. These Bylaws changes, if approved, shall be effective January 1, 2016. Please note the underlined sections are proposed additions to the Bylaws while the crossed-out phrases are proposed deletions.

The Annual Member Meeting to act on these Bylaws changes will be held on December 14, 2015 in the HAR Board Room, 3693 Southwest Freeway. All members are invited to attend. If you are unable to attend, you may sign and return the proxy form to the HAR office by noon, December 8, 2015. The proxy grants the 2015 Chair the right to cast your vote in your absence.

ARTICLE XI—Section 9 is amended to read as follows:

ARTICLE XI – BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Section 9. MEETINGS

The Board of Directors shall provide by resolution the time and place for the holding of regular meetings of the Association without other notice than such resolution. Special meetings of the Board of Directors shall be called by the Chairman. Notice of any special meetings of the Board of Directors shall be given at least three (3) days previously thereto by telephone or as provided in Article XXIV, to each Director. If mailed, such notice shall be deemed to be delivered when deposited in the United States mail so addressed with postage thereon prepaid. Any director may waive notice of any meeting. The attendance of a Director at any such meeting shall constitute a waiver of notice of such meeting, excepting where a Director attends a meeting for the express purpose of objecting to the transaction of any business because the meeting is not lawfully called. Neither the business to be transacted at, nor the purpose of, any regular or special meeting of the Board of Directors need to be specified in the notice or waiver of notice of such meeting, unless specifically required by law or by these By-laws. Meetings of the Board of Directors may be held by means of video conferencing, conference telephone or similar communications equipment by means of which all persons participating in the meeting can hear each other, and A Director is expected to be present in person at the meetings of the Board of Directors, thus attendance shall not be accomplished or held by means of video conference, telephone conference or any type of wireless or electronic communication(“electronic means”), with an exception being that a Director can have one attendance by electronic means in a calendar year. pParticipation in a meeting by electronic means shall constitute presence in person at such meeting, except where a person participates in the meeting for the express purpose of objecting to the transaction of any business on the ground that the meeting is not lawfully called or convened.

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