Article IV – Officers

section 1: term, removal, vacancies

The Officers of the Academy shall be a President, a President-elect, a Secretary, a Treasurer, a Past President or such other Officers, as the Board may deem necessary, who shall be elected in a timely fashion by the Board of Directors at its annual meeting. The term of all Officers shall be two (2) years. The dismissal of an Officer, the appointment of any additional Officers, and the change of an Officer to a different office, may be made by the Board of Directors at any later meeting. Each Officer shall hold office at the pleasure of the Board and may be removed at any time by a two-thirds vote by the Board. No officer may hold more than one (1) office and the Officer shall execute, acknowledge, or verify an office in more than one capacity unless a temporary vacancy occurs. A vacancy in any office of the Academy may be filled by the Board for the unexpired portion of the term.

section 2: chairman of the board

The President shall act as Chairman of the Board and shall be the Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation and shall preside at all meetings of the Board of Directors at which he/she is present. He or she shall see that all orders and resolutions of the Board of Directors are carried into effect and he or she shall have the general powers of supervision and management usually vested in the chief executive office of a Corporation, including the authority to vote all securities of other Corporation and business organizations which are held by the Corporation..

section 3: president-elect

The President-elect, in the incapacity of the President, shall perform all duties of the President, and shall perform such other duties and have such other powers within the scope of the office of President as the President of the Board of Directors may from time to time prescribe. The President-elect shall serve as Chairman of the Education and Programs Committee.

section 4:past president

The immediate past president is an officer of the board and serves as Chair of the fiscal committee. section

5: secretary

The Secretary shall keep a record of all meetings of members of the Corporation and the Board of Directors of the Corporation, shall be responsible for maintenance of a list of the entire membership, and in general, shall perform all duties incident to the office of Secretary and such other duties as may from time to time be assigned by the President or the Board of Directors.

section 6: treasurer

The Treasurer shall have charge of the funds of the Corporation, shall keep full and accurate accounts of the finances of the Corporation and shall present a written annual report of the same. The Treasurer shall perform such other duties and have such other powers as the President of the Board of Directors may from time to time prescribe.

section 7: directors at large

The Directors at Large shall act as spokespersons of the AVDT and shall help serve on all elected committees. section 8: salaries The Officers shall serve without compensation, but Officers may be reimbursed for their direct expenses.