The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 7
17. The Board of Management shall elect its own Chairman; who shall, when present (or in his absence one of the Directors) preside at all meetings of the Society, and such Chairman shall keep order during any discussion, and shall put the motion and amendments in due form, and faithfully announce the decision of the majority of the members, which shall in all cases be deemed to be the decision of the meeting. The Chairman shall, in addition to his vote as a member, have a casting vote in case there shall be an equal number of votes on any question; should the Chairman not be present, any such Director as aforesaid may be appointed to act as Chairman of the meeting. When the conduct or affairs of any officer or member shall be under discussion at any meeting of the Society or the Board, such officer or member shall not be allowed to be present, except by leave of the Chairman.