General Assembly

Powers and Duties
The General Assembly of the IAHF shall have and exercise all the powers, rights, and privileges authorized by the Articles of Incorporation and these Bylaws as follows:

  • Election of the Officers,
  • Election of the Board Members at Large,
  • Review of the longterm goals of the IAHF and
  • Adoption, amendment, or repeal of these Bylaws.


Membership
The General Assembly shall be composed of all Board of Director members and one representative from each affiliate, national and regular member

Selection of Member Representatives
Each affiliate, national or regular member is responsible for the selection of its representative to the General Assembly consistent with the conditions that may be imposed by the General Assembly or the Board of Directors.

The IAHF will send notices of meetings in accordance with the Bylaws to all members of record, which shall in turn inform their representatives.  In the event that a representative cannot attend a General Assembly, any duly designated alternate may attend and act in the representative's stead.

Annual Meeting
The annual meeting of the General Assembly shall be held at a time and place designated by the Board of Directors.

Special Meetings

Special meetings of the General Assembly may be called by the President and shall be held not less than one nor more than three months from the date of notice at a time and place designated by the Board of Directors.

Voting

  • General matters.  Each member of the Board of Directors shall have one vote at the General Assembly and each affiliate, national and regular member shall have one vote.   There shall be no absentee or proxy voting.  There is no weighted voting.
  • Voting for Officers.  When voting for Officers, the members of the Board of Directors shall have one vote and the national members shall have one  vote.  Regular members shall not vote for Officers.
  • Voting for Directors at Large.  When voting for Directors at Large, the members of the Board of Directors shall have one vote, and the affiliate, national and regular members shall have one vote.


Quorum
At all meetings of the General Assembly, members holding one third of the votes entitled to be cast and in attendance shall constitute a quorum.  The vote of the simple majority of votes entitled to be cast by the members present shall be the act of the General Assembly.

Notice
Notice of all meetings of the General Assembly shall be in writing and shall indicate the place, day and hour of the meeting and in case of a special meeting, the purpose(s) for which the meeting is called.  Notice of any meeting shall be delivered not less than 10, nor more than 60 days before the date of the meeting personally, by facsimile transmission, by mail or electronically, at the direction of the officer calling the meeting.