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(2) members of the nominating committee may be members of the current board of
directors. At the regular meeting of the Society, the president shall request a committee
member to call the first meeting and the committee shall elect its own chairman. The
nominating committee shall nominate a member in good standing for each elected
position on the board of directors and report its nominations at the regular meeting in
Section 3. Qualifications for Serving on the Board of Directors
Each officer and director must be a member in good standing of the Society. An officer
or director may hold only one (1) position at a time; may only serve in the same position
for two (2) consecutive terms; and may only serve on the board of directors for three (3)
consecutive terms. A member nominated for the position of president or executive vice
president for workshops may have served three (3) previous consecutive terms, allowing
for a fourth (4) and final consecutive term to be served in either position. The library
liaison may serve an unlimited number of terms. A member of the Society may not serve
as president without having served as an elected officer or director for a least one (1)
year. One who has served more than one-half of a term on the board of directors shall be
credited with having served that term.
Section 4. Election of Officers and Directors
The officers and directors, except the parliamentarian and the library liaison, shall be
elected at the regular meeting in April by a majority vote of those present and voting.
The presiding officer shall accept additional nominations from the floor, provided the
consent of the nominee has been obtained. The officers and directors shall be installed at
the annual meeting in May, shall assume their official duties following the close of the
meeting, and shall serve for a term of one (1) year or until their successors are elected.
Article V - Duties of Officers
The duties of the officers shall include, but are not restricted to, the following. Each
officer shall appoint, as needed and with the approval of the board of directors, a staff
and/or committees to assist in the accomplishment of these duties.
Section 1. The President
The president shall be the chief executive officer and the official spokesperson for the
Society; shall affix the official signature for the Society on all legal documents; shall
provide general supervision of the Society activities; shall preside at all meetings of the
Society and the board of directors; and shall be ex-officio member of all committees
except the nominating committee. The president shall appoint the parliamentarian, library
liaison, and all committees and chairmen as necessary to carry on the work of the
Society. The outgoing president shall write an annual report to the membership for
publication in the DGS Newsletter and shall bind the Society minutes for placement in the
Section 2. The Executive Vice President
The executive vice president is responsible for all fund-raising activities of the Society,
including workshops. In the absence or incapacity of the president, the executive vice
president shall assume the duties of the president.
Section 3. The Vice President for Education
The vice president for education shall be responsible for all nonrevenue educational
events, including programs at the regular meetings of the Society.
DGS Journal 1977
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