NEW YORK METROPOLITAN AREA
Article I: Name
The name of this Intergroup shall be known as the New York Metropolitan Area Intergroup
of Nicotine Anonymous.
Article II: Object
The object of this Intergroup shall be to consolidate all ideas of all the groups and members
and to uphold the Traditions and further the principles of Nicotine Anonymous and to carry its
message to the still suffering Nicotine Addict.
Article III: Members
The membership of this Intergroup shall be composed of one representative from each of
the groups and any Nicotine Anonymous member who resides in New York State.
A group shall be composed of two (2) or more people.
Article IV: Officers
The officers of this intergroup shall be a chairperson, recording secretary and treasurer.
These officers shall perform the duties prescribed by these Bylaws, and parliamentary authority as
prescribed by Robert’s Rules of Order Revised 9th Edition.
Nominations of these officers will be held at the last meeting of the year.
The officers shall be elected by ballot to serve for two (2) years or until their successors are
elected and their term of office shall begin at the close of the first meeting of the year.
No officer shall hold more than one office at a time and no member shall be eligible to
serve more than two (2) consecutive terms in the same office.
In case any officers are unable to perform their duties, alternates shall be elected by ballot
to complete their term(s).
Article V: Meetings
Meetings shall take place four times a year on the third Saturday of the month or as the
group may deem necessary at a place the group may designate.
The first meeting of the year shall be known as the Annual meeting and shall be for the
purpose of electing officers, receiving reports of officers and committees and for any other business
that may arise.
Special meetings may be called by the chairperson or by written request of seven (7) members
of the Intergroup. The purpose of the meeting shall be stated in the call. Except in cases of
emergency, at least ten (10) days notice shall be given.
Notice of the quarterly meeting shall be sent by email to all representatives at least seven
(7) days before such meeting and shall specify the place, day and hour of the meeting and shall
state the general nature of the business to be considered at such meeting
Five (5) members of the Intergroup shall constitute a quorum.
Article VI: Committees
A finance auditing committee of three (3) members shall be appointed at the last regular
meeting of the year by the chairperson. It shall report at the annual meeting in January.
Such other committees standing or special shall be appointed by the chairperson as the
chair deems necessary. The chairperson shall be ex officio a member of all committees except the
Article VII: Parliamentary Authority
The rules contained in the current edition of Robert’s Rules of Order - Newly Revised shall govern
the Intergroup in all cases to which they are applicable and in which they are not inconsistent with
these Bylaws and any special rules of order the Intergroup may adopt.
Article VIII: Amendment of Bylaws
These Bylaws may be amended at the first meeting of the year by a two-thirds vote, provided
that the amendment has been submitted in writing at the previous regular meeting.