11.2. If the Association receives two or more proposed resolutions upon the same subject the Board may in its absolute discretion treat one of the proposed resolutions as a proposed resolution and the other resolutions as amendments and counter amendments and may determine the order in which they are put to the general meeting. PROCEEDINGS AT GENERAL MEETINGS 12. No business shall be transacted at any meeting unless a quorum is present. Fifteen per cent of the Members (irrespective of the voting rights exercisable by the Members) entitled to attend and vote upon the business to be transacted and present in person or by proxy shall be a quorum. 13. 13.1. If a quorum is not present within half an hour from the time appointed for the meeting, or if during a meeting a quorum ceases to be present, the meeting shall be: 13.1.1. adjourned to the same day in the next week at the same time and place or to such time and place as the Board may determine: or, 13.1.2. if it has been convened upon the requisition of Members, dissolved. 13.2. If a quorum is not present within fifteen minutes of the time appointed for a meeting adjourned under Article 13.1.1 to be reconvened, the Members who are then present shall be a quorum. 14. The Chairman of the Board or in his absence the Vice Chairman or, if neither are present, some other member of the Board nominated by the Board, shall preside as Chairman of the meeting. If none of the Chairman, the Vice Chairman, or such other member of the Board (if any) are present within fifteen minutes after the time appointed for holding the meeting and willing to act, the members of the Board present shall elect one of their number to be Chairman and, if there is only one member of the Board present and willing to act, he shall be Chairman. 15. If no member of the Board is willing to act as Chairman, or if no member of the Board is present within fifteen minutes after the time appointed for holding the meeting, the Members present and entitled to vote shall choose one of their number to be Chairman. 16. A member of the Board shall, notwithstanding that he is not a Member, be entitled to attend and speak at any general meeting but shall not have a vote otherwise than as a proxy for or an authorised representative of a Member or as a Nominee Member. 17. The Chairman may, with the consent of a meeting at which a quorum is present (and shall if so directed by the meeting), adjourn the meeting from time to time and from place to place, but no business shall be transacted at an adjourned meeting other than business which might properly have been transacted at the meeting had the adjournment not taken place. When a meeting is adjourned for fourteen days or more, at least seven clear days’ notice shall be given specifying the time and place of the adjourned meeting and the general nature of the business to be transacted but it shall not otherwise be necessary to give any such notice. 18. A resolution put to the vote of a meeting shall be decided on a show of hands (and the number of votes that may be cast by each Member shall be determined in accordance with Article 28) unless before, or on the declaration of the result of, the show of hands a poll is duly demanded. Subject to the provisions of the Act, a poll may be demanded: 18.1. by the Chairman; or 18.2. by at least two Members having the right to vote at the meeting; or 18.3. by a Member or Members representing not less than one-tenth of the total voting rights of all the Members present and having the right to vote at the meeting; and a demand by a person as proxy for a Member shall be the same as a demand by the 117 Member.
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