This excerpt taken from the AAPL 8-K filed Feb 21, 2007.
6.1 Place of Meetings
Meetings (whether regular, special or adjourned) of the Board of Directors shall be held at the principal office of the Corporation for the transaction of business, as specified in accordance with Section 1.1 of these Bylaws, or at any other place within or without the State which has been designated from time to time by resolution of the Board or which is designated in the notice of the meeting. Any meeting (whether regular, special or adjourned) may be held by conference telephone, electronic video screen communication or electronic communication by and to the Corporation. Participation in a meeting through the use of conference telephone or electronic video screen communication pursuant to this Section 6.1 constitutes presence in person at that meeting so long as all members participating in the meeting are able to hear one another. Participation in a meeting through electronic transmission by and to the Corporation (other than conference telephone and electronic video screen communication), pursuant to this Section 6.1 constitutes presence in person at that meeting if both of the following apply:
(a) each member participating in the meeting can communicate with all of the other members concurrently; and
(b) each member is provided the means of participating in all matters before the Board of Directors, including, without limitation, the capacity to propose, or to interpose an objection to, a specific action to be taken by the Corporation.
6.2 Regular Annual Meeting; Regular Meetings
After the adjournment of each annual meeting of the shareholders, the Board of Directors shall hold a regular meeting (which regular directors meeting shall be designated the Regular Annual Meeting) and no notice need be given for the Regular Annual Meeting unless the Regular Annual Meeting is not held at the principal place of business provided at Section 1.1 of these Bylaws. Regular meetings of the Board of Directors may be held without notice if the time and place of such meetings are fixed by the Board of Directors.
6.3 Special Meetings
Special meetings of the Board of Directors may be called at any time by the Chairman of the Board, if any, the President or the Chief Executive Officer, any Vice President, the Secretary, or by any two (2) or more directors.
6.4 Notice of Special Meetings
Special meetings of the Board of Directors shall be held upon no less than four (4) days notice by mail or forty-eight (48) hours notice delivered personally or by telephone to each director. Commencing on January 1, 2011, special meetings of the Board of Directors shall be held upon no less than four (4) days notice by mail or forty-eight (48) hours notice delivered personally or by telephone, including voice messaging system or by electronic transmission by the Corporation.
A majority of the authorized number of directors shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, except to adjourn as provided by Section 6.6 of these Bylaws. Every act or decision done or made by a majority of the directors present at a meeting duly held at which a quorum is present is the act of the Board of Directors, subject to the provisions of Section 310 of the Code (as to the approval of contracts or transactions in which a director has a direct or indirect material financial interest), Section 311 of the Code (as to the appointment of committees), Section 317(a) of the Code (as to the indemnification of directors), the Articles of Incorporation or other applicable law. A meeting at which a quorum is initially present may continue to transact business notwithstanding the withdrawal of directors, if any action taken is approved by at least a majority of the required quorum for such meeting.
A majority of the directors present, whether or not a quorum is present, may adjourn any meeting to another time and place. If the meeting is adjourned for over twenty-four (24) hours,
notice of any adjournment to another time and place shall be given prior to the time of the adjourned meeting to the directors who were not present at the time of adjournment.
6.7 Waiver and Notice of Consent
Notice of a meeting need not be given to a director who provides a waiver of notice or a consent to holding the meeting, or who attends the meeting without protesting, prior thereto or at its commencement, the lack of notice to such director. All such waivers, consents and approvals shall be filed with the corporate records or made a part of the minutes of the meeting.
6.8 Action without a Meeting
Any action required or permitted by law to be taken by the Board of Directors may be taken without a meeting, if all members of the Board of Directors shall individually or collectively consent in writing to such action. Such written consent or consents shall be filed with the minutes of the proceedings of the Board of Directors. Such action by written consent shall have the same force and effect as the unanimous vote of such directors.
The provisions of this Article VI also apply to committees of the Board of Directors and action by such committees, mutatis mutandis.