Article IV: Directors

Section 1- Composition of Board of Directors:

The board of directors shall be comprised of a president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer, member-at-large (MAL), deaf member-at-large (DMAL), deaf-parented member-at-large (DPMAL), and one representative from each region.  In addition, the immediate past president may serve as a non-voting ex-officio member of the board of directors for one term.

Section 2: Power and Limitations:

NO CHANGE

Section 3: Duties

A: General Duties NO CHANGE

B: Officers

6. Deaf Member-at-Large
Works with the board of directors, assisting with the coordination of  activities and communication in and among the association.

7. Deaf-Parented Member-at-Large
Works with the board of directors, assisting with the coordination of  activities and communication in and among the association.

8. (Region Representative was #7, now becomes #8)

9. (Immediate Past President was #8, now becomes #9)

10. (Executive Committee was #9, now becomes #10)

A. Comprised of the president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer, member-at-large, deaf         member-at-large, and deaf-parented member-at-large.

B. NO CHANGE

C. NO CHANGE

Section 4: Qualifications

All candidates of the board of directors, except the member-at-large positions, shall have been certified members in good standing for at least four consecutive years immediately prior to candidacy. The positions of member-at-large must have been certified and/or associate members in good standing for at least four years immediately prior to candidacy.  Furthermore, all candidates for region representative shall have been residents of their respective regions for at least two consecutive years immediately prior to candidacy.
Section 5: Term of Office

A. Officers: (president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer, member-at-large, deaf member-at-large, deaf-parented member-at-large) shall serve two year terms.  No officer shall hold the same office for more than two consecutive terms.  They shall be elected by ballot during biennial meeting years and their term shall commence at the conclusion of the biennial meeting, but no later than September 1st of that election year, providing they are not already serving an unfinished term of office.
B. NO CHANGE

Section 6: Nominations and Elections

A. Officers: (president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer, member-at-large, deaf member-at-large, and deaf-parented member-at-large) Candidates must receive nominating signatures of at least twenty-five voting members in good standing representatives of all regions.
B. NO CHANGE

C. NO CHANGE

Section 7: Vacancies

NO CHANGE

Section 8: Meeting of Directors

NO CHANGE

Section 9: Quorum

NO CHANGE