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19 November 2009

CGS Directors, Officers and Duties

On Monday I reported on the slate of nominees to the board of directors to be announced and voted on at the Annual Meeting in January. The following is the relevant section of the society bylaws - Article V - from page two:

ARTICLE V: DIRECTORS, OFFICERS AND DUTIES

Section 1. Directors
a. The number of directors shall be not less than five (5) nor more than twenty (20).

b. The last active past president, he or she consenting, shall serve as a Member of the Board of  Directors until replaced by a new past president willing to serve on the Board of Directors.

c. Immediate family members of Directors are ineligible for candidacy during the period of the sitting Director's term.

d. The term of each Director shall be two (2) years from the date of election.

e. Any vacancy in the Board during an unexpired term may but is not required to be filled by the Board. Such Director shall serve until a successor Director is elected.

f. Directors shall be limited to a maximum of three successive two-year terms, or a total of six (6) consecutive years.

Section 2. Officers
a. The Directors shall determine officers.

b. The officers shall be President, Vice-President, Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, Recording Secretary and Corresponding Secretary.

Section 3. Duties
a. The President shall be the executive officer and spokesperson for the Society, preside at all meetings, and supervise all its business and affairs. The President shall be an ex-officio member of all committees except the Nominating Committee. The President may assign other duties to Directors as necessary. The President shall appoint committee chairs.

b. The Vice President shall have all the responsibilities of the President in his/her absence.

c. The Chief Financial Officer shall be responsible for the financial operation of the Society and serve as chair of the Investment Committee.

d. The Treasurer shall see that a proper financial system is maintained to record all receipts and disbursements of the Society.

e. The Recording Secretary shall keep a minute book of the proceedings of all meetings of the Society.

f. The Corresponding Secretary shall conduct the general correspondence for the Society and maintain a file of all the Society's correspondence.

g. The Directors-at-Large shall be assigned duties by the President as needed.

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