In the event an officer or standing committee chair must resign during the operating year, he/she shall notify the president or executive committee in writing. All of such resignations shall be accepted at the next regular meeting of the executive committee.
Should a vacancy occur in the office of the president, the president-elect may assume the office for the remainder of the term. If the president-elect declines to assume the office, the vice president-elect may assume the office for the remainder of the term. If the vice president declines to assume the office, the nominating committee shall appoint a person to the presidency, subject to approval of the executive committee. This appointment shall be only until the next official election.
The president shall fill by appointment vacancies in any other office. The appointments are subject to the approval of the executive committee. The term of office under these circumstances shall be until the next official election.
Any appointee to an unexpired term of office shall be eligible to be nominated to hold one full successive term of office.
In the transaction of all business matters before the Council, Executive Committee and Standing Committees, the parliamentary authority shall be the most current, revised edition of Roberts' Rules of Order.
Use of Roberts' Rules of Order may be suspended by a majority vote of the members present at a given meeting of either the Council or Executive Committee.
Conflict of Interest/ IRS Limitations
No part of the net earnings of the Council shall inure to the benefit of, or be distributable to its members, officers, or other private persons. The Council shall be authorized and empowered to pay reasonable compensation for services rendered and to make payments and distributions in furtherance of an officer's responsibility. No substantial part of the activities of the Council shall be in the carrying on of propaganda, or otherwise influencing legislation. The Council shall not participate in or intervene in any political campaign on behalf of any candidate for public office.
Notwithstanding any other provision of these articles, the Council shall not carry on any other activities not permitted by a corporation exempt from federal income tax under section 501C(3) of the IRS Code or any future provisions of a corresponding U.S. law. The Council shall not carry on any activity not permitted by a corporation whose contributions are deductible under section 170C(2) of the IRS Code or the corresponding provisions of any future U.S. Revenue Statute.