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ARTICLE  9

DUTIES OF THE OFFICERS

Section 9-1

President

The President shall preside at all national meetings of the members and of the Board of Directors of the Association. In general, the President shall perform all duties incident to the office of President and such other duties as may be prescribed by the Board of Directors. The President shall be an ex officio member of all committees of the Association.

Section 9-2

Vice President

In the absence of the President or in the event of the President’s inability or refusal to act, the Vice President shall perform the duties of the President. When so acting, the Vice President shall have all the powers of the President and be subject to Bylaws of the Association. The Vice President shall perform such other duties as may be assigned by the President.

Section 9-3

Secretary

The Secretary shall keep the minutes of the meetings of the general membership and of the Board of Directors of the Association in one (1) or more books provided for that purpose, see that all notices are duly given in accordance with the provisions of these Bylaws. The Secretary shall perform all duties incident to the office of Secretary and such other duties as may be assigned by the President.

Section 9-4

Treasurer

The Treasurer shall  be responsible for all funds of the Association, and shall direct the Chief Executive Officer to receive and give receipts for all moneys due and payable to the Association, deposit all such funds in the name of the Association in such banks or other such depositories as shall be selected by the Chief Executive Officer of the Association, and submit to the Board of Directors at the annual meeting of the Association, financial reports if so requested. The Treasurer shall perform all duties incident to the office of Treasurer and such other duties as may be assigned by the President and or the Chief Executive Officer.

Section 9-5

Executive Director

The Executive Director shall act as the adminisrator and manager of  the Association Administration Office, and the direction and supervision of any staff of the Association as identified by the Chief Executive Officer. The Executive Director be responsible for the  presentation of any financial information regarding the Association to the Treasurer and other Officers, and or Directors of the Association, at each Annual General Meeting, and at such other times as directed to do so by the the Chief Executive Officer. The Executive Director shall respond, or designate someone to respond, to all inquiries regarding the Association. The Executive Director shall be the Chairperson of the Long Range Planning Committee and shall be responsible for the overall marketing of the Association with regard to the furtherance of the Association’s purpose and goals. The Executive Director shall be financially compensated commensurate with the required duties, which compensation will be established by the Chief Executive Officer and the President. In addition to this compensation, the  Executive Director will be reimbursed for all travel expenses and promotional expenses related to the Association. The Executive Director shall be responsible for the presentation of the Association’s Annual Convention. The Executive Director shall be responsible for the organization and sucessful completion of the Annual General Meeting, The Annual Board of Directors Meeting, and the Mid term Board of Directors Meeting. The Executive Director shall supervise and be  responsible for the correct completion of any member voting  which might occur at an Annual General Meeting.

Section 9-6

Chief Executive Officer

The Chief Executive Officer shall be the administrator of the Association. The Chief Executive Officer shall be responsible for the Administration Office of the Association as well as such other duties as may be directed by the President and as mandated in the Association Bylaws. The Chief Executive Officer shall have the authority to administer all Association financial funds and be responsible to account for all funds belonging to the Association and shall maintain proper accounts for Association funds and shall prepare, or have prepared by competent parties, financial statements which display receipts and disbursements of all funds, together with a balance sheet showing all assets and liabilities of the Association. The Chief Executive Officer, in conjunction with the Director of Education shall be responsible for the administration of the education program of the Association. The Chief Executive Officer shall be financially compensated commensurate with the required duties, which compensation will be established by the President. In addition to this compensation, the Chief Executive Officer will be reimbursed for all travel expenses and promotional expenses related to the Association. The Chief Executive Officer shall hold the Official Seal of the Association and be responsible for the use of the Official Seal. The Chief Executive Officer shall be the signatory of all membership certificates of the Association. The Chief Executive Officer shall be responsible for receiving any and all complaints made against members of the Association and, shall process such complaints in accordance with Article 8 of these Bylaws.

 

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