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Strengthening Integrity in our Public Assistance Programs

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Section 6 - Duties of the Vice President.  The Vice President shall chair such committees as appointed by the President.  He/she shall, in the absence of the President Elect, perform all duties and assume all responsibilities of the President Elect.

Section 7 - Duties of the Secretary.  The Secretary shall be the historian of the Council, shall keep the minutes of meetings of the Council and the Board of Directors, and perform all other duties incident to the office of Secretary.

Section 8 - Duties of the Treasurer.

A. The Treasurer shall supervise the financial affairs of the Council. He/she shall cause a complete record to be kept of all receipts and disbursements and shall make regular reports to the Board of Directors and an annual report to the Council.  Within ninety (90) days of the close of each fiscal year, he/she shall cause an audit or a financial review of the books and records of the Council to be conducted by a certified public accountant or such other person as designated by the Board of Directors.  Audit statements or review reports shall be provided to each member of the Board of Directors and shall be made available to any voting member.

B.  The Treasurer shall annually prepare a draft federal tax return for the Council.  After review and approval by the Finance Committee, the Treasurer shall submit a finalized return to the Internal Revenue Service by the October 15 due date.

Section 9 - Duties of the Board of Directors.  In addition to the duties specified in these Bylaws, the Board of Directors shall generally govern the affairs of the Council, including but not limited to, making policy decisions for the Council; establishing rules and procedures for the Board of Directors and the Council; revising and adopting the Bylaws; and approving, modifying or disapproving reports, resolutions, or actions of officers or committees of the Council.

Section 10 - Removal of Directors and Officers.  By majority vote of a quorum of the Board of Directors, any officer elected by the Board, or any Director elected by the Board or by a region, may be removed from office for the remainder of his/her elected term, for failure to discharge the duties of the office or because his/her conduct is considered by the Board to be detrimental to the best interests of the Council, or if said officer or Director violates the Bylaws, rules or regulations of the Council.  If, during a one (1)-year period, an officer or Director shall fail to attend all scheduled meetings of the Board of Directors, such conduct may be considered a failure by said officer or Director to discharge the duties of the office.

Section 11 - Vacancies.  A vacancy in any office or on the Board of Directors shall be filled by the affirmative vote of a majority of the then members of the Board, though less than a quorum.

Section 12 - Business Manager.  The Board of Directors may employ a Business Manager who shall conduct the daily affairs of the Council under the direction of the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors may authorize reasonable compensation for the Business Manager.



 

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