Section 7.01, Number and Qualifications. The officers of the Association shall be a Chair, Vice-chair/Chair-elect, and a Secretary/Treasurer. All officers shall be Association members in good standing.
Section 7.02, Term. The Chair shall hold office for two (2) years. The Secretary/Treasurer of the Association shall hold office for three (3) years. The Vice-Chair/Chair-elect shall hold office for two (2) years. All officers shall serve until their respective successors are chosen and qualify in their stead. The Secretary/Treasurer may serve a maximum of two (2) consecutive terms plus any time served in any unexpired term.
Section 7.03, Officer Elections. The Chair-elect shall be nominated from the membership through the Leadership Development Committee in even numbered years and shall be elected by ballot sent to all members eligible under Section 3.03 to vote for such position. The position of Secretary/Treasurer shall be voted on by all members eligible under Section 3.03 to vote for such position in the final year of the current Secretary/Treasurer’s term. Except as otherwise provided in the Bylaws, if the office of any officer becomes vacant for any reason, the vacancy shall be filled by the Board of Directors for the unexpired term of that office or until another election by the membership occurs.
Section 7.04, Chair. The Chair shall (1) preside at all meetings of the Board of Directors and all meetings of members; (2) assure the board carries out its responsibilities for strategy and oversight; (3) submit a report of the operations of the Association for the preceding fiscal year at each annual meeting of the Board of Directors; (4) see that all orders and resolutions of the Board of Directors are carried into effect; and (5) execute bonds, mortgages, and other contracts requiring a seal, under the seal of the Association.
Section 7.05, Vice-chair/Chair-elect. In the absence or disability of the Chair, the Vice-chair/Chair-elect shall have all the powers and shall perform all the duties of the Chair and shall also have such specific powers and shall perform such duties as may be prescribed and directed by the Board of Directors. The Vice-chair/Chair-elect shall take office as Chair upon the termination of the term of the outgoing Chair. If the office of Vice-chair/Chair-elect becomes vacant for any reason, the Board of Directors is empowered to fill the vacancy until an election can be held.
Section 7.06, Secretary/Treasurer. The Secretary/Treasurer shall (1) attend all sessions of the Board of Directors; (2) see that all votes of the Board of Directors are recorded and the minutes of all proceedings are kept; (3) assure any meeting notice required is given; (4) oversee accounts of the Association (5) authenticate records of the Association, and (6) render to the Chair and to the Board of Directors, whenever requested, an accounting of the financial condition of the Association. If the office of Secretary/Treasurer becomes vacant for any reason, the Board of Directors is empowered to fill the vacancy until an election can be held.
Section 7.07. Removal from Office. Any officer may be removed from office if not in compliance with Section 7.01 or for reasons related to fulfillment of the duties of their office including but not limited to dereliction of duty or excessive absence by a 3/4 vote of the then current members of the Board.
Section 7.08, Executive Director/CEO. The Board of Directors shall select and employ an Executive Director/CEO, the duties of which shall be determined by the Board of Directors.
Section 7.09, Voting Association’s Securities. Unless otherwise ordered by the Board of Directors, the Chair, or in the event of the Chair’s inability to act, the Secretary/Treasurer, shall have full power and authority to attend and to act and to vote on behalf of the Association at any meetings of security holders of the corporations or other entities in which the Association may hold securities, and at such meetings shall possess and may exercise any and all rights and powers incident to the ownership of such securities which, as the owner thereof, the Association might have possessed and exercised, if present. The Board of Directors by resolution may from time to time confer like powers upon any person or persons.