Article IX

Directors and Officers

Section 1 – Governing Body.

The governing body of this club shall be the board constituted as the bylaws may provide.

Section 2 – Authority.

The board shall have general control over all officers and committees and, for good cause, may declare any office vacant.

Section 3 – Board Action Fund.

The decision of the board in all club matters is final, subject only to an appeal to the club. However, as to a decision to terminate membership, a member, pursuant to article XI, section 6, may either appeal to the club or request arbitration. If appealed, a decision of the board shall be reversed only by a two-thirds vote of the members present, at a regular meeting specified by the board, provided a quorum is present and notice of the appeal has been given by the secretary to each member at least five (5) days prior to the meeting. If an appeal is taken, the action taken by the club shall be final.

Section 4 – Officers.

The club officers shall be a president, a president-elect, and one or more vice-presidents, all of whom shall be members of the board, and a secretary, a treasurer, and a sergeant-at-arms, who may or may not be members of the board as the bylaws shall provide.

Section 5 – Election of Officers.

(1) The term of Officers other than President. Each officer shall be elected as provided in the bylaws. Except for the president, each officer shall take office on 1 July immediately following election and shall serve for the term of office or until a successor has been duly elected and qualified.

(2) Term of President. The president shall be elected as provided in the bylaws, not more than two (2) years but not less than eighteen (18) months prior to the day of taking office. The president shall serve as president-elect for the year immediately preceding the year as president. The president shall take office on 1 July and shall serve for a period of one (1) year or until a successor has been duly elected and qualified.

(3) Qualifications. Each officer and director shall be a member in good standing of this club. The president-elect shall attend the district presidents-elect training seminar and the district assembly unless excused by the governor-elect. If so excused, the president-elect shall send a designated club representative who shall report back to the president-elect.