12.1 The National Executive shall meet regularly and as frequently as is reasonably required to ensure the proper supervision and management of the Associations’ affairs.
12.2 Not later than at its last meeting for the year, the National Executive shall set its schedule of meetings for the following year.
12.3 The Executive Director shall formally notify each member of the National Executive of the time, place and agenda of each meeting at least seven days before the meeting.
12.4 The National President, after consulting the Executive Director, may call a special meeting of the National Executive whenever he or she believes the business of the Association warrants it and must do so when requested in writing by any three members of the National Executive.
12.5 Six members of the National Executive shall be a quorum.
12.6 The National President, after consulting the Executive Director, may decide that a particular matter requires an urgent decision of the National Executive, in which case the matter may be considered and voted on electronically eg, by teleconference, fax or email. Unless three or more members of the National Executive object to this method of considering and deciding on a particular matter, any decision made in this way shall be as valid as if it had been made at a meeting of the National Executive.
12.7 If a member of the National Executive is absent without reasonable cause for three or more consecutive meetings they shall automatically be removed from office and the position shall be filled in accordance with the procedures for filling a casual vacancy.