ByLaws


ARTICLE V
OFFICERS

Section 1: Officer Positions. There shall be five (5) officers of the Board, constituting the Executive Committee, and consisting of a President, First Vice President, Second Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer. The First Vice President, Second Vice President or Secretary may also be Treasurer, if necessary. 5

Section 2: Election of Officers. The officers shall be elected by the Board at the first Board meeting after the Annual meeting or at the first Board meeting after the resignation of an officer.

Section 3: Length of Office. Officers shall hold their respective offices from July 1 through June 30 of the following year.

Section 4: Officer Duties. The President shall convene and preside over each Board meeting. In his/her absence the next highest ranking officer present from the following order shall do so: First Vice-President, Second Vice-President, Secretary, and Treasurer.

Section 4.1: The President shall see that the officers fulfill the Board's instructions, and that nothing is done without the Board's authority. The President shall serve for no more than one term but, with one year intervening, s/he may again be elected to the Presidency.

Section 4.2: The First Vice-President shall serve as the Diabetes Awareness Chairman and, in the absence of the President, shall perform the duties and exercise the powers of the President and shall have such powers and perform such duties as usually pertain to that office or as required by the Board of Directors.

Section 4.3: The Second Vice-President shall serve as the White Cane Chairman and shall fulfill the role of President if the President and the First Vice-President are unable to fulfill their positions.

Section 4.4: The Secretary shall be responsible for keeping records of Board action, including the taking of minutes at all Board meetings; sending out meeting announcements; distributing copies of minutes and the agenda to each Board member at least two (2) days before the next meeting via U.S. mail or e-mail; and assuring that corporate records are maintained. The secretary may sign such instruments as required of the Secretary by the Board of Directors or the Executive Committee, if any. 

Section 4.5: The Treasurer shall have the care and custody of all funds and securities of the Corporation and deposit same in the name of the Corporation in such banking institution or institutions as the Directors may designate. The Treasurer shall make a report at each Board meeting, shall chair the finance committee, assist in the preparations of the budget, and make financial information available to the Board. The Treasurer, and such other persons as the Board may designate, shall be bonded in such amount as the Board of Directors may require; the cost of such bonds to be borne by the Corporation. The Treasurer or other officers shall not disburse funds unless previously authorized by the Board of Directors. The Treasurer shall be the Registered Agent of the Corporation and shall notify the Secretary of State of such. The Treasurer shall prepare a financial statement for presentation at District Cabinet meetings and shall annually file IRS Form 990 as required.

Section 5: Signature Authority. The Board of Directors or Executive Committee shall designate the person or persons who shall sign all checks, drafts, notes, orders for payment of money, and any other instruments as may be approved by the Board. All checks, drafts, notes, and orders for payment of money shall require two signatures. Designated persons shall have the authority to sign checks, drafts, notes, and orders for the business transaction of the Board.