4.3 Council

  1. There shall be at least one meeting of the Council per year. The meetings in even-numbered years shall be held during the biennial ISBIS symposium. Additional meetings of the Council may be held at any time and place to be determined by the Executive Committee. These meetings can be in person or virtual (video or teleconference). Generally, written notice (e-mail or other means) of the meeting is to be provided to the Council members at least fourteen (14) days prior to the meeting.
  2. At all meetings of the Council, every question shall be decided by a majority of votes cast. A quorum for a meeting of the Council shall be seven (7) Council members. In the event of a tie, the individual chairing the meeting shall direct the issue to be discussed again and a second vote shall be taken. If the tie remains, the individual chairing the meeting shall have the decisive vote. A resolution of the Council that is signed (electronically or otherwise) by all of the Council members entitled to vote on the resolution is as valid as if it has been passed at a meeting of the Council.
  3. The term of office of any Council member is four (4) years. No elected member shall serve on the Council for more than two consecutive terms. At least one half of the non- ex officio Council members shall be elected every two years.
  4. No Council member may at any time appoint a proxy to represent him/her at a meeting of the Council.
  5. If a Council member does not fulfill her/his obligations adequately and all efforts to remedy the problems are exhausted, the President can introduce a resolution to have the person replaced. This resolution must have the concurrence of all other members of the Executive Committee, and it must approved by two-thirds majority of the Council. In this event, the office shall be deemed vacant and filled according to article 4.2 (ix).