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shall give notice in writing of the alteration desired, to the Secretary, at least fourteen days before the meeting.
8. Notice of all proposed alterations in, and additions to the laws shall be inserted in the circular convening the meeting.
9. The Association shall be governed by a Council of not less than twenty, nor more than forty members, exclusive of ex-oflicio members. The presidents of the Branches shall be cx-officio members of the Council, and shall be entitled to attend and vote at its meetings.
10. Half of the members of the Council shall retire annually in rotation, but shall be eligible for re-election. I he portion of the Council to retire at the end of the first year shall be determined b_\ arrangement or by lot.
11. The Council shall be elected once every year at a general meeting of the members, and shall have the power to fill up such vacancies as may occur in its body during its term of office, among those elected at the annual general meeting. No one elected to the Council shall be considered as a member, until he signify his acceptance of such membership by letter or otherwise.
After the annual election, should the number of members of the Council be found to be less than thirty, a general meeting shall within a month be specially convened to supplement the election by filling up vacancies.
12. The Council shall, at its first meeting, elect a President, Vice-Presidents, and Treasurer, and shall have power to appoint a Secretary and other salaried officers.
Jewish Members of Parliament, willing to accept the office, shall be ex-officio Vice-Presidents and Members of the Council.
13. The Council shall meet on the first available Thursday or on such other day as may be determined, once in every month from October to July inclusive. The Council may be convened whenever occasion shall require. Five members shall form a quorum.
14. All questions shall be decided by a majority of votes. The President or presiding Chairman shall in the case of equality of votes, have in addition to his own, a casting vote.
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