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Section 2 - Election and Terms of Directors.

A.  The Board of Directors shall consist of the current officers, the elected and appointed Directors, and Past Presidents.  Each region shall elect three Directors from among the members of that region, for terms of three (3) years each.  Terms shall be staggered so that only one of the three sitting Directors' terms shall expire in a given year.

B.  The elections shall be held at the time of the annual meeting of the Council by those members from each region registered at the annual international training conference or at the respective regional conferences sanctioned by the Board of Directors.  Any person who is a current member, and who has been a member for the past year, shall be eligible for election to the Board of Directors.

C.  Each Director shall be elected by a majority of the regional members registered at the annual international training conference and present at the election meeting.  Elections held at regional conferences shall be confirmed to the Board of Directors within ten (10) days from the elections, by means of confirmation petitions signed by a minimum of ten (10) percent of the registered members from the applicable regions.

D.  If a new region is established, the initial election of the terms for the three (3) Directors shall be staggered so that there will be Directors elected for terms of one (1) year, two (2) years, and three (3) years, respectively.

E.  The Board of Directors may appoint up to three (3) Directors-at-Large to serve for terms of one (1) year each.

F.  When a region fails to elect three Directors, and the Board is unable to elect individuals from within that region to fill the vacancies, the unfilled seat(s) shall be deemed open to the general membership for election by the Board of Directors consistent with these Bylaws.

G.  The Board of Directors shall accept nominations to appoint Directors at Large to fill vacant seats. The Board may then elect Directors whose terms shall be for periods of one year each.

Section 3 - Installation of Officers and Directors.  All newly elected officers and newly elected or appointed Directors shall assume the duties of their offices at the same time.  Installation shall occur at the banquet or at a meeting on the last full day of training at the annual international training conference.

Section 4 - Duties of the President.  The President shall be the chief elected officer of the Council. He/she shall preside at all membership meetings and serve as chairman of the Board of Directors.  The President shall preside over activities of the Council, present a report at the annual meeting, appoint or discharge the chairpersons and members of committees as those committees are authorized by the Board of Directors and such other committees the President shall deem appropriate to meet the objectives of the Council, and perform such other duties as are inherent in the office of President or as authorized by the Board of Directors.

Section 5 - Duties of the President Elect.  The President Elect shall, in the absence of the President, perform all duties and assume all responsibilities of the President.  Following the expiration of the term of the President, the President Elect shall assume the office of the President. Installation shall take place as indicated by Article V, Section 3.


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