a. The National BOD shall consist of the National President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer (appointed), each active Region's President and a Director from each inactive region, elected from the Association membership assigned to that region, in accordance with BYLAW V, SECTION 1 e, at the Annual Meeting of the Members. These Directors are to be identified as Director, European Region; Director, Western Region; etc. The Executive Director shall serve as a Ex-officio member of the National BOD. He will not have a vote on the National BOD/EXCOM
b. Since each Director represents their respective region, if they leave the region, a written resignation must be submitted to the National President at least 30 days prior to the departure date, so that a replacement may be appointed.
c. No Director shall hold another elected or appointed national, region or chapter office concurrently. Exception to this policy will be Region Presidents who are automatically members of the National BOD by virtue of their positions as Region Presidents.
It shall be the duty of the National BOD to initiate and approve the policies of the Association, to give effect to the endeavors of the Association and to keep all National elective offices filled between meetings. It shall be the duty of the BOD to assemble at meetings called by its members.
Members of the National BOD shall take office immediately upon installation and shall serve the term of office indicated below or until their successors have been duly elected and assume office.
a. The President, Vice President, and Secretary shall serve concurrently with their term in elective office.
b. The Treasurer shall serve as long as he/she is acceptable to the National President and the BOD concur. a. Any sitting Region Director shall have the authority to appoint or remove his or her Deputy Region Director, with or without cause, and shall report any such changes to the Board of Directors within five calendar days.
c. Regional Directors shall serve the term to which elected.
d. Region Director shall serve concurrently with their term as Region President.
Any vacancy on the National BOD shall be filled under the provisions of BYLAW VI, SECTION 6.