ARTICLE II – Duties of Officers

Section 1: President

  1. Must sign the President’s Service Agreement upon designation to office.
  2. Acts as Chairperson of the Board of Directors (BOD) and Chief Executive Officer of the AVDT.
  3. Presides over all meetings of the BOD at which he/she is present.
  4. He/She shall see all orders and resolutions of the BOD are carried into effect.
  5. He/She shall have the powers of supervision generally vested in a Chief Executive Officer of a corporation.  This includes the authority to vote all securities of the AVDT during other corporation business.
  6. Serve as ex-officio member of the Credentials Committee.
  7. Automatically assumes office of Past President at end of term.

Section 2: President-Elect

  1. Must sign the President Elect’s Service Agreement upon designation to office.
  2. Performs all duties of President in the absence of the President
  3. Performs other Presidential duties as prescribed by the BOD.
  4. Serves as Chairperson of the Education and Programs Committee.
  5. Automatically assumes office of President at end of term.

Section 3: Past President

  1. Must sign the Past President’s Service Agreement upon designation to office.
  2. Serves as Chairperson of the Nominations Committee.

Section 4: Secretary

  1. Must sign the Secretary’s Service Agreement upon designation to office.
  2. Keep accurate minutes of all meetings.
  3. Maintain a working database of all memberships, BOD and committees.
  4. Perform all duties which may be incidentally assigned by the President or BOD.

Section 5: Treasurer

  1. Must sign the Treasurer’s Service Agreement upon designation to office.
  2. Shall have charge of funds of the AVDT.
  3. Maintain and report accurate accounts of the finances.
  4. Provide a written financial report at each Annual Membership Meeting.
  5. Perform all duties which may be incidentally assigned by the President or BOD.

Section 6: Members-at-Large

  1. Must sign the Member-at-Large’s Service Agreement upon designation to office.
  2. Act as spokesperson of the AVDT to other veterinary community organizations.
  3. Assists the President-Elect with the Education and Programs Committee.
  4. May serve on any elected committees.

Section 7: Removal & Vacancies

The dismissal of an Officer, appointment of additional Officers, and changes of an Officer to a different office, may be made by the BOD at any meeting.  Each Officer shall hold office at the pleasure of the BOD and may be removed at any time by a two-thirds (2/3) affirmative vote by the BOD.

No Officer may hold more than one (1) office at any time.  Each Officer shall not execute, acknowledge, or verify an office in more than on capacity unless a temporary vacancy occurs.  A vacancy in any office of the AVDT may be filled by the BOD for the unexpired portion of the term, or until an election may be held by the voting membership.

Section 8: Compensation

All Officers shall serve without financial compensation.  However, Officers may be reimbursed for their direct expenses in relation to AVDT business.


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