1. The Vice President shall act in the place and stead of the President in the event of his/her absence, inability or refusal to act, and shall exercise and discharge such other duties as may be required of him/her by the Board of Directors. [Bylaws, Article VII, Sec. 4b]
  2. The Vice President-President Elect represents the President upon request and presides at meetings at the request of the President or in the absence of the President.
  3. At the last Board of Directors meeting before taking office as President (usually at the Board meeting during the annual conference), the Vice President-President Elect presents a statement of the charge, a tentative list of members, and a proposed chair for each committee. The Board may make suggestions regarding this committee information and approves the appointment of the chairs and the charges to the committees.
  4. Following Board approval, the Vice President-President Elect officially appoints each committee chair in a letter of appointment. The letter should include a statement of the charge to the committee, an outline of the chair’s responsibilities, a list of tentative committee members, and instructions for submitting a budget request to fund the anticipated work of the committee.
  5. A final list of committee members shall be presented to the Board of Directors for its approval at the June Board meeting and then forwarded to the committee chairs.
  6. Assumes office as President on June l.