(a) To inform, and seek support and input from the entire membership regarding the Association’s policies and projects.(a) To inform, and seek support and input from the entire membership regarding the Association’s policies and projects.
(b) To appoint an Internal Audit Committee which shall be responsible for reviewing the accounts of the Association as necessary, or in any event, at least once every fiscal year.
(c) To appoint external auditors to review the accounts of the Association as necessary.
(d) To appoint members of the Electoral Committee pursuant to Article 6.3(d)(v)), which shall conduct the election of the President as provided under Article 6.4 of this Constitution.
Quorum and BOT Meeting Procedures
(a) One-half (½) of the entire members of the Board of Trustees (or their designees) rounded to the nearest whole number, shall constitute a quorum at its meetings.
(b) Except as otherwise specifically provided, voting at Board of Trustees meetings shall be by a simple majority of its members or their designees present with a quorum.
(c) No member of the Executive Committee shall be a designee of a Chapter at any Board of Trustees meeting including at the election of, or removal proceedings affecting the President, or the Chairperson of the Board of Trustees.
(d) Any individual who is specifically disqualified under this Constitution from being a member of the Board of Trustees is also disqualified from being a designee of a Chapter at any Board of Trustees meeting.
Election, Tenure, Duties and Responsibilities of BOT Chairperson
(a) The Board of Trustees shall elect one of its members as Chairperson of the Board provided that it shall not be the President of the Association.
(b) The Chairperson of the Board of Trustees shall be vested with power to provide leadership and direction to the Board in carrying out its functions, duties and responsibilities under this Constitution.
(c) The Chairperson of the Board of Trustees shall preside at Board of Trustees and Joint Board of Trustees/Executive Committee meetings in accordance with the provisions of Article 8.
(d) The Chairperson of the Board of Trustees shall be elected either at an Annual Convention meeting or at a meeting convened for the purpose of inaugurating a President-elect.
(e) Notwithstanding Article 5.5(d), the election of the Chairperson of the Board of Trustees and the election of the President shall be conducted in alternate years.