The general meeting is the parliament of the local. The business of the general meeting normally includes local policy, election of officers and consideration of reports from the executive and standing committees. The agenda for local meetings and all reports should be distributed to members prior to the meeting and form part of the official record for that meeting. In conducting the meeting, the president should observe the rules of order as contained in the Members’ Handbook. The order paper for the meeting and all procedures and arrangements are the responsibility of the executive.
The local council is responsible for administering the affairs of the local. This includes the appointment of committees and representatives on other committees or to other organizations. All committees should be responsible to the local council and should report directly to the council. The local council should be responsible for approving all activities and projects which come under the general policy provisions of the local association and the provincial Association.
In locals where no local council exists, the executive should assume the previously mentioned responsibilities. In addition, the executive committee should assume the administrative responsibilities of the local. These duties include preparing agendas for council and general meetings, exercising general supervision over the affairs of the local, preparing and transmitting necessary reports to the provincial Association and supervising the financial affairs of the local.