5.1 Corporation Officers. Four officers, a Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer, shall be elected from among the Governing Board members at the fall meeting. The Chair and the Vice-Chair shall each serve two-year terms. The first elected Secretary shall serve a one-year term. Following that one year term, the Secretary shall serve two-year terms. The Secretary and the Treasurer shall serve two years and be elected during alternate years. Officers may not be reelected upon completion of a term, but may be reelected after an interval of two years. Anyone who has completed a term in one office may be elected immediately to another office. The Corporation officers shall constitute the Executive Committee and shall make policy and conduct the business of the Corporation.

5.2 Time of Election, Installation. Officers shall be elected at the fall quarterly Governing Board meeting and shall take office on the following January 1st.

5.3 Duties of Officers.
Chair: Serves as chief executive officer of the Corporation, presides at all meetings, is the official representative of the Corporation and designates others to represent the Corporation when necessary, appoints the Advisory Council and other committees serves as ex officio member of all committees with the exception of the Nominating Committee, and supervises the activities of the Director and volunteers.
Vice-Chair: Performs all the duties of the Chair in the absence of the Chair, attends meetings and works in close cooperation with the Chair and the Governing Board, and succeeds to the office of Chair in case the Chair vacates that office.
Secretary: Keeps accurate records of all meetings of the Corporation, maintains membership data and support information, notifies Board members of the date, time and place of all meetings, maintains up-to-date records of the Corporation Bylaws and Articles of Incorporation, and files required reports.
Treasurer: Verifies receipt and deposit of all funds received by the Corporation, disburses monies properly authorized for payment, keeps proper records of all transactions, renders interim financial reports at each quarterly Board meeting and a final financial report at the winter meeting, closes all financial records and submits the records for audit thirty (30) days after the close of the fiscal year. The Treasurer may be assisted by other Governing Board Members as approved by the Executive Committee.

5.4 Vacancies. The resignation of the Chair of the Board shall result in the elevation of the Vice-Chair to be Chair for the remainder of the Chair’s term. If another elected officer vacates his or her post, the vacancy shall be filled temporarily by the Chair until a replacement can be elected by the Executive Committee