Section 1. Members

The Association shall be a membership organization with only one (1) class of members.

The “Members” shall be those persons who are :

  1. licensed by the New Mexico Board of Nursing as Registered Nurses and certified as Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists pursuant to the Nurse Practice Act of the State of New Mexico;

  2. members of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists who have paid their membership dues in full for the current year as required by the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists; and

  3. qualified for membership in accordance with any other requirements set forth in the Bylaws of the Association.

Section 2. Meetings of the Membership

A. Annual Meeting. The annual meeting of the members shall be held each year on date selected by the Directors for the purposes of: receiving the election results for Officers and Directors of the Association, receiving reports of Officers and Standing Committees, and for any other business to come before the Association. In the event that such annual meeting is omitted by oversight or otherwise, the Board of Directors shall cause a meeting in lieu thereof to be held as soon thereafter as may be convenient. Any business transacted shall be as valid as if transacted or held at the annual meeting. Such subsequent meeting shall be called in the same manner as provided above.

B. Special Meetings. Special meetings of the members may be called by the President, or the Secretary, or a majority of the Board of Directors, or a majority of the members of the Association.

C. Notice of Membership Meetings. The President or Secretary shall designate the date, time, place, and object of any membership meeting. Notice shall be given to all members by an Officer or a designated Member of the Association, either personally, by mail, or by electronic mail not less than ten (10) nor more than fifty (50) days prior to the date of the meeting. The notice shall be given to each member of record at the member’s address or e-mail address as it appears on the membership files of the Association, unless the member shall have filed with the Secretary of the Association a written request that notice intended for the member be mailed to some other address designated in such request.

D. Quorum. At any meeting of the membership, five percent (5%) of all members, represented in person, shall constitute a quorum, but a lesser interest may adjourn any meeting, and the meeting may be held as adjourned without further notice. When a quorum is present at any meeting, a majority of the Active membership represented shall decide any question brought before such meeting. If the question is one upon which by express provision of the law or of the Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws of the
Association, a larger or different vote is required in which case express provisions shall govern and control the decision of such question.

E. Annual Dues. Annual dues for each member shall be due and payable to the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) on or before the date established by the AANA.