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Revised in September, 2014

ARTICLE VI

Section 1. ELECTION
At an Annual Election, held following receipt of nominations, held no later than, on or before the 31st day of December of each year, there shall be chosen a Chairman, a Treasurer, the required number of Vice Chairman and Governors to serve in place of those whose terms of office shall expire at the end of the calendar year and to fill the unexpired terms of such other vacancies as such may exist.
Section 2. NOMINATION PROCEDURES
Nomination and election procedures shall be provided for in the By-Laws, except that any change shall require ratification by the majority of members voting in a regularly called election or via email (or other forms of generally accepted business communication).
Section 3. TERMS OF OFFICE
(a) Terms of office of all officers and members of the Board of Governors elected at the annual election shall begin on 1 January. Said officers and governors shall serve until their successors are elected and qualified.

(b) The term of office of the Chairman shall be for one year.

(c) The term of office of the four Vice Chairmen and the Treasurer shall be for three years.

(d) The term of office for elected members of the Board of Governors shall be three years.

(e) Persons elected or appointed to fill unexpired terms of office in case of vacancies as described in Section 4 of this article shall serve for the remainder of said term of office except as otherwise provided for in Section 5 of this article.
Section 4. VACANCIES
Should any Officer or member of the Board of Governors decline to serve or resign his or her office, or if his or her office should become vacant through his or her health, disability, or for any other cause, the vacancy shall be filled from nominees recommended by the Executive Committee or the Nominating Committee and elected by the affirmative vote of the Board of Governors at a duly held meeting at which a quorum participates and/or via email (or other forms of generally accepted business communication). Prior notice of this election shall be given to each member of the Board of Governors. At the discretion of the Board of Governors, such vacancy may be filled by a special election following the procedures established for the Annual Election.
Section 5. RE-ELECTION
No person shall hold the office of Chairman, Vice Chairman, Treasurer, or Governor consecutively for more than two terms, unless the election Nominating Committee deems that no new qualified candidates have presented themselves for candidacy. In such case, the term limit may be waived by consent by the affirmative vote of the majority of the Board of Governors at a duly held meeting at which a quorum participates and/or via email (or other forms of generally accepted business communication). No person shall chair or co-chair the same committee consecutively for more than three years if there are other volunteers desiring to become co-chairs.
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