Section 1 – Designations
All Officers and Members of the Board of Directors shall be regular members of the Association in good standing.
The officers of the Association shall be appointed by the Board of Directors and shall consist of a President, a Vice President, a Secretary, a Treasurer, a Membership Chair, and a Root Scoop II Editor. The Board of Directors may also choose a Chairman of the Board, other Vice Presidents, Assistant Secretary, Assistant Treasurer and other officers and/or agents as it shall deem necessary or appropriate.
The appointment of any officer of the Association shall not create contract rights for any person, position or such officer. All officers/committee persons/appointees (“officers”) of the Association must be members in good standing. All officers of the Association shall exercise such powers and perform such duties as may be provided in these Bylaws or, as shall from time to time be determined by the Board of Directors, always in the best interests of the Association.
Officers, or Directors, may hold more than one office, but not multiple positions of Director(s).
Officers and Committee Members are not members of the Board.
Section 2 - Term of Office; Removal
The present Incorporator or Board of Directors at its annual meeting(s) may appoint those Officers set forth in the preceding Section 1 or other Sections to serve at its will. Each officer of the Association shall hold office until his or her successor is appointed and shall qualify, and be indemnified. Any officer or agent elected or appointed by the Board of Directors may be removed at any time by the Board of Directors when, in its judgment, the best interests of the Association will be served thereby.
All terms of office for officers appointed by the Incorporator, which is hereby authorized, shall expire October 23, 2018, upon acceptance by their successor on October 22, 2018, or as otherwise established by the reconstituted Board, or by the membership at an annual meeting, or until relieved of duty by the Incorporator or Board of Directors. All terms of office for officers assuming duties on October 24, 2018 shall be for a one (1) to five (5) year term as will be established or until relieved of duty by the Board of Directors.
Section 3 – Compensation
Presently, no Board Member or Officer receives compensation. Any compensation for the same, and/or reimbursement of expenses as set forth herein or as determined by the Board, presently or in the future, is hereby authorized.
Section 4 - The Chairman of the Board
The Chairman of the Board (if the Board of Directors so deems advisable and selects one) subject to the direction of the Board of Directors, shall perform such executive, supervisory and management functions and duties as may be assigned to him or her from time to time by the Board, or the Incorporator. He or she shall, if present, preside at all meetings of the Board of Directors, and have rights of address at any Annual Meeting or other meeting.
Section 5 - The President
The President shall be the chief executive officer of the Association and, subject to the direction of the Board or Directors, shall have general charge of the business, affairs and property of the Association and general supervision over its other officers and agents. In general, he or she shall perform all duties incident to the office of President and shall see that all orders and resolutions of the Board of Directors are carried into effect, acting at all times in the best interests of the Beirut Veterans of America. The President shall preside over all Membership Meetings, and shall have the rights of address to any Committee.
Section 6 - The Vice -President
The Vice President(s) shall, in the absence of the President or in the event of his or her disability, perform the duties and exercise the powers of the President and shall generally assist the President and perform such other duties and have such other powers as may from time to time be prescribed by the Board of Directors and/or the President.
Section 7 - The Secretary
The Secretary or a designee shall attend Annual Meetings and all meetings of the Board of Directors and record all votes and the proceedings of the meetings in a book or binder to be kept for that purpose. The Secretary or designee shall give, or cause to be given, notice of all special meetings of the Board of Directors, and shall perform such other duties as may from time to time be prescribed by the Board of Directors, the Chairman of the Board or the President, under whose supervision he shall act. He shall have custody of the seal the Association (if one exists), and he or she, or an Assistant Secretary, shall have authority to affix the same to any instrument requiring it, and, when so affixed, the seal may be attested by his or her signature or by the signature of such Assistant Secretary. The Board of Directors may give general authority to any other officer to affix the seal of the Association and to attest the affixing thereof by his or her signature. However, notice of the Annual Meeting is hereby set as October 22 each year in Jacksonville, NC, and notice of the same is hereby waived, disregarded, and so ordered.
Section 8 - The Assistant Secretary
The Assistant Secretary(s), if any, shall, in the absence of the Secretary or in the event of his or her disability, perform his or her duties and exercise the powers of the Secretary and shall perform such other duties and have such other powers as may from time to time be prescribed by the Board of Directors.
Section 9 - The Treasurer
The Treasurer shall have the custody of the corporate funds and other valuable effects, including securities, and shall keep full and accurate accounts of receipts and disbursements in books belonging to the effects in the name and to the credit of the Association in such depositories as may from time to time be designated by the Board of Directors. He or she shall disburse the funds of the Association as may be ordered by the Board of Directors by taking proper vouchers for such disbursements, and shall render to the Chairman of the Board, the President and the Board of Directors, at regular meetings of the Board, or whenever they may require it, an account of all his or her transactions as Treasurer and of the financial condition of the Association.
Section 10 - The Assistant Treasurer
The Assistant Treasurer(s), if any, shall, in the absence of the Treasurer or in the event of his disability, perform the duties and exercise the powers of the Treasurer and shall perform such other duties and have such other powers as may from time to time be prescribed by the Board of Directors.
Section 11 - National Service Officer
The National Service Officer (NSO), if any, will be appointed by the President to coordinate a variety of needs for the Association. The National Service Officer will facilitate communication between the Association and external audiences, be a focal point to continue the process of educating the American public about what Beirut veterans have contributed and what can be learned from the experience there. The NSO should be familiar with Veterans Administration processes.