16. Special business is
(a) all business at an extraordinary general meeting except the adoption of rules of order; and
(b) all business transacted at an annual general meeting, except,
i) the adoption of rules of order;
ii) the consideration of the financial statements;
iii) the report of the Executive;
iv) the report of the auditor, if any;
v) the election of the Executive Officers;
vi) the appointment of the auditor, if required; and
vii) the other business that, under these bylaws, ought to be conducted at an annual general meeting, or business which is brought under consideration by the report of the Executive issued with the notice convening the meeting.
17. (1) Business, other than the election of a chair and the adjournment or termination of the meeting, shall not be conducted at a general meeting at a time when a quorum is not present.
(2) If at any time during a general meeting there ceases to be a quorum present, business then in progress shall be suspended until there is a quorum present or until the meeting is adjourned or terminated.
(3) A quorum is 8 voting members present or a greater number that the members may determine at a general meeting.
18. If within 30 minutes from the time appointed for a general meeting a quorum is not present, the meeting, if convened on the requisition of members, shall be
terminated; but in any other case, it shall stand adjourned to the same day in the next week, at the same time and place, and if, at the adjourned meeting, a quorum is not present within 30 minutes from the time appointed for the meeting, the members present constitute a quorum.
19. Subject to bylaw 20, the vice-chair or one of the other Executive Officers present, shall preside as chair of a general meeting.
20. If at a general meeting-
(a) there is no chair, vice-chair or other Executive officer present within 15 minutes after the time appointed for holding the meeting; or
(b) the chair and all the other Executive Officers present are unwilling to act as chair, the members present shall choose one of their number to be chair.
21. (1) A general meeting may be adjourned from time to time and from place to place, but no business shall be conducted at an adjourned meeting other than the business left unfinished at the meeting from which the adjournment took place.
(2) When a meeting is adjourned for 10 days or more, notice of the adjourned meeting shall be given as in the case of the original meeting.
(3) Except as provided in this bylaw, it is not necessary to give notice of
an adjournment or of the business to be conducted at an adjourned general meeting.
22. (1) A resolution proposed at a meeting need not be seconded and the chair of a meeting may move or propose a resolution.
(2) In case of a tie vote the chair shall not have a casting or second vote in addition to the vote to which he or she may be entitled as a member and the proposed resolution does not pass.
23. (1) A member in good standing present at a meeting of members is entitled to one vote.
(2) Voting is by use of voting card.
(3) Voting by proxy is not permitted.
24. A corporate or institutional member may vote by its authorized representative, who is entitled to speak and vote, and in all other respects exercise the rights of a member, and that representative shall be reckoned as a member for all purposes with respect to a meeting of the society.