The officers of the Association will be President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer.
The officers of the Association will be elected as follows at the National membership meeting by a majority vote of the Members In Good Standing of the Association. President and Secretary positions shall be elected in even years and Vice-President and Treasurer in odd years. Officers will be elected from the current Board of Directors. Any officer may serve any number of terms as long as he or she is in good standing and elected annually.
The PRESIDENT will:
A. Be the chief Executive of the Association.
B. Preside at all meetings, both Membership and Board of Director meetings.
C. Have the power to convene special meetings of the Membership and the Board of Directors.
D. Have the power to appoint all committee chairs, except the Chair of the Nominating Committee.
E. Have the power to appoint a member to fill any vacancy created on the Board of Directors. Such appointment shall be for the balance of the current year. If a vacancy occurs of a director whose term has a year or more to fulfill, then a special election will be held to fill that vacancy.
F. The President will serve as Advisor to the Board of Directors for two years following the tenure of office.
The VICE PRESIDENT will:
A. Perform duties as prescribed by the President.
B. Serve in the President’s stead when necessary.
C. Chair the Programs Committee.
The SECRETARY will:
A. Be responsible for keeping and reporting the minutes of National Membership and Board of Directors meetings, with said reports being available at the next meeting.
B. File any certificates or reports required by any statute, local, state or federal.
C. Submit to the membership, as appropriate, any communication addressed to the Office of Secretary, and to give and serve all notices to the members.
D. Attend to all correspondence of the association, after approval of the Board of Directors, and exercise all duties incident to the office.
E. Submit the minutes of all Membership and Board of Director meetings to the Audit Committee as requested.
The TREASURER will:
A. Have custody of all funds of the Association, maintaining such funds at a financial institution approved by the Board of Directors.
B. Keep accurate financial records of the Association, including bank statements, paid receipts, invoices, budgets, canceled checks, a current list of Members In Good Standing.
C. Make disbursements as authorized by the Board of Directors and/or the general membership.
D. Make available a complete financial statement at all Membership and Board of Directors meetings and such other times as requested by the Board of Directors or the Membership. This report will contain the closing balance.
E. Submit financial records and a copy of the annual budget to the Audit Committee as requested.