By-laws Article V

Article V


Section 5.01 Officers.  The officers of the organization, all of whom shall be members of the Executive Committee and have such powers and duties as the Executive Committee from time-to-time may prescribe, shall be the:

  1. President
  2. President-Elect
  3. Vice-President
  4. Past-President (ex-officio)
  5. Secretary
  6. Treasurer

Section 5.02 President: Powers and Duties.  The President shall preside at meetings of the Executive Committee and represent the Delaware Network to the National Committee.

Section 5.03 President-Elect: Powers and Duties. The President-Elect shall support the President and act as liaison to the Committee Chairs. The President-Elect shall assume the role and duties of the presidency at the end of the President-Elect term. The President-Elect shall perform the duties of the President when the President is not present or if the President is unable to perform the duties of the presidency.

Section 5.04 Vice-President: Powers and Duties. The Vice-President shall perform such duties as assigned by the President including leading or supporting major initiatives. The Vice-President shall perform the duties of the President when the President and the President-Elect are not present or are unable to perform the duties of the presidency.  In the absence of a President and President-Elect, the Vice-President shall serve as President until the next June 30th.

Section 5.05 Secretary: Powers and Duties. The Secretary shall keep the minutes of the meetings of the Executive Committee, and shall perform the duties and functions customarily performed by the secretary of a corporation.

Section 5.06 Treasurer: Powers and Duties. The Treasurer is a two-year commitment and may be re-elected.

  1. Render an account of the financial condition of the organization whenever called upon to do so;
  2. Advise the Executive Committee in the preparation of the budget proposals;
  3. Direct that the books and accounts of the organization follow standard accounting procedures.
  4. For amounts over $500.00, the Treasurer shall seek approval from another Officer prior to issuing a check.

Section 5.07 Officer Emeritus. The executive committee at their discretion may appoint a former officer who has provided meritorious service over time to the organization.  This individual shall act in an advisory capacity to the Executive Committee.

Section 5.08 Delegation of Officer’s Duties. In the absence of any officer, the Executive Committee may delegate or authorize the temporary delegation of her powers or duties to any other member of the Executive Committee.

Section 5.09 Election of Officers. The officers shall serve as the nominating committee and will present nominations to the Executive Committee. Elections shall be held in May or June. The officers shall be elected by the Executive Committee but may not be elected for more than two (2) consecutive terms. The Vice President, President-Elect, and Past-President shall serve one-year terms beginning on July 1st and ending on June 30th. The President, Treasurer and Secretary shall serve two-year terms beginning on July 1st and ending on June 30th.

Revised March, 2022.


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