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State President


Constitutional Job Description (Bylaw III, Section1, 2)

Authority for management, policies and actions of the Association is vested in the Board of Directors.  As presiding officer, the Association President is responsible for the leadership of the Association.  The Board of Directors and individual members may make recommendations regarding management, policies and actions.  The legislative power of the Association shall be vested in the active membership through the Board of Directors.

 The elected officers of the Association shall be a President, President Elect, Division Presidents and District Presidents.  The President shall plan and preside at all State meetings and shall preside at committees not otherwise provided for in the Bylaws.  Such committees will be responsible to the Board of Directors.  The President shall have the power to make temporary rulings pending the approval of the Board of Directors. The President shall be an ex-officio member of all committees.  The President shall represent the Association as a member of the Executive Board of an NAfME Division and as a member of the National Assembly of NAfME.  The President Elect shall assume the duties of the President in case of the disability or absence of the President and shall have other such duties as may be assigned by the President or the Board of Directors.

Term of office (BYLAW iiI, SECTION 5)

Terms of the President, President Elect, and Past President shall be for two years, or until their successors shall be elected and installed.  The President Elect shall assume the office of President upon completion of the President’s term of office.  The President will assume the office of Past President upon completion of the President’s term of Office.  The President, President Elect and Past President shall assume their duties immediately following the State Conference.

Board of Directors (Bylaw III, Section 3)

The Board of Directors shall be composed of the President, President Elect, Past President, Division Presidents and District Presidents.  Certain Advisory members, without the right to vote, may be named by the Board of Directors.  The Board of Directors shall have general jurisdiction over, and responsibility for, the functions of the Association.  The Board of Directors shall (a) assume responsibility for management and operations of the Association and control of the funds thereof (b) appoint an Executive Director, prescribe his/her duties and compensation, and have full control of his/her actions as Executive Director, and (c) appoint an Editor of the Association’s official publications, prescribe the duties and compensation and have full control of his/her actions as Editor.

Executive Committee (Bylaw III, Section 4)

The Executive Committee of the Association shall consist of the President, President Elect, Past President, the Executive Director (without the power of vote), and four (4) members of the Board of Directors recommended by the President and approved by the Board of Directors as the President assumes his/her regular term of office.  At least one of the four at large members shall be a District President and at least one a Division President.  The Executive power of the Association shall be vested in the Executive Committee.  The Executive Committee shall be vested with the power to make emergency decisions.  The Executive Committee shall advise the Executive Director in situations not expressly covered by this Constitution.

Succession of Officers (Bylaw III, Section 7)

If the State President should be unable to fulfill the specified term of office, the State President Elect shall assume the unexpired portion of the office.  If the State President Elect is unable to fulfill the specified term of office, whether by reason of succession to the Presidency or for any other reason, the Board of Directors shall appoint a successor to complete the term of office or a special election may be held to fill the vacancy.  If the Division President Elect or the District President Elect should be unable to fulfill the specified term of office, the State President shall select and appoint, with the approval of the Executive Committee, a person to fill the unexpired portion of the term.

Re-Election of Officers (Bylaw III, Section 8)

The State President may not be elected to serve consecutive terms but may be returned to office after two years have lapsed.

Limitation of Responsibility of the Officers  (Bylaw III, Section 9)

The authority and responsibility for the management and maintenance of the good will and credit of the Association is vested in the Board of Directors, but it is expressly understood that neither the Board, nor any member thereof, not any staff member, nor any member of the Association shall be required to accept personal financial responsibility for duly authorized bills or obligations, or for litigation that may develop from authorized activities of the organization carried on in good faith and in pursuit of the objectives, purposes and activities prescribed or authorized by the Constitution and Bylaws of the Association.

Finance Committee (Bylaw VI, Section 1)

The Finance Committee shall consist of the President, President Elect and three members of the Board of Directors, recommended by the President and approved by the Board.  The Executive Director and Finance Committee will annually submit a budget to the Board of Directors for approval and make recommendations concerning the fiscal affairs of the Association as they shall from time to time deem appropriate.

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