1. Standing Rules of the Board of Directors

By a two-thirds vote of all members of the Board of Directors, the Board may adopt standing rules not in conflict with the Articles of Incorporation and these Bylaws to govern its proceedings and to repeal such rules by a two-thirds vote of all members of the Board of Directors, provided that the proposed standing rule has been presented in writing prior to the meeting of the Board of Directors.

 

2. Councils and Committees Standing Rules

A Council or Committee may adopt standing rules not in conflict with the Articles of Incorporation and these Bylaws, to govern its proceedings and to further any of the purposes of CMS, and may amend or repeal such rules, provided that the proposed standing rule has been presented in writing prior to meeting.

 

3. Location of Standing Rules

All standing rules are available on the CMS website.

 

4. Policy Statements

  1. The Board of Directors has the sole authority to adopt policy for CMS.
  2. At each meeting of the Board of Directors, all motions of the Board which have been passed shall be reported to the membership.
    1. A motion or resolution that defines the belief and philosophy of the organization is policy and is applicable indefinitely unless changed. A policy sets a standard for judging and deciding all new proposals dealing with the subject or situation covered by this policy.
  3. All policy approved by the Board of Directors will be placed in the CMS policy manual. Sections of the policy manual will be reviewed by the Board of Directors, various councils, or sections as necessary and these bodies will make recommendations to the Board of Directors with regard to any resolutions or motions which should be eliminated from the policy manual by sunsetting or which should be amended.