This excerpt taken from the AVB 8-K filed May 28, 2009.
2.01 GENERAL POWERS. The business and affairs of the Corporation shall be managed under the direction of its Board of Directors. All powers of the Corporation may be exercised by or under the authority of the Board of Directors, except as conferred on or reserved to the Stockholders by statute, the Charter or these Bylaws.
2.02 OUTSIDE ACTIVITIES. The Board of Directors and its members are required to spend only such time managing the business and affairs of the Corporation as is necessary to carry out their duties in accordance with Section 2-405.1 of the Maryland General Corporation Law, as amended from time to time (the MGCL). Except as set forth in the Charter or by separate agreement, arrangement or policy of the Corporation, the Board of Directors, each Director, and the agents, officers and employees of the Corporation or of the Board of Directors or of any Director may engage with or for others in business activities of the types conducted by the Corporation. Except as set forth in the Charter or by separate agreement, arrangement or policy of the Corporation, none of such individuals has an obligation to notify or present to the Corporation or each other any investment opportunity that may come to such persons attention even though such investment might be within the scope of the Corporations purposes or various investment objectives. Any interest that a Director has in any investment opportunity presented to the Corporation must be disclosed by such Director to the Board of Directors (and, if voting thereon, to the Stockholders or to any committee of the Board of Directors) within ten (10) days after the later of the date upon which such Director becomes aware of such interest or the date upon which such Director becomes aware that the Corporation is considering such investment opportunity. If such interest comes to the interested Directors attention after a vote to take such investment opportunity, the voting body shall be notified of such interest and shall reconsider such investment opportunity if not already consummated or implemented.
2.03 NUMBER, TENURE AND QUALIFICATION. The number of Directors of the Corporation shall be that number set forth in the Charter or such other number as may be designated from time to time by resolution of a majority of the entire Board of Directors; provided, however, that the number of Directors shall be not less than five (5) nor greater than fifteen (15) and further provided that the tenure of office of a Director shall not be affected by any decrease in the number of Directors. The minimum or maximum number of Directors provided in this Section 2.03 may be changed only by amendment to these Bylaws or by amendment to the Corporations Charter, provided that any such amendment shall be both duly adopted by the affirmative vote of a majority of the outstanding shares entitled to vote and deemed advisable or approved by the Board of Directors. Each Director shall serve for the term set forth in the Charter and until his or her successor is elected and qualified.