Directors and Officers
as ratified on July 15, 1992 and approved by
The American Kennel Club
Section 1Board of Directors. General management of the Club's affairs shall be entrusted to the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors shall be comprised of the President, 1st Vice President, 2nd Vice President, Corresponding Secretary, Recording secretary and Treasurer who shall be elected to serve one year terms. The immediate Past president shall be a non-voting member of the Board of Directors in an ex officio status for the year following his or her term in office. Five other Directors shall be elected to serve two year terms, two being elected in even-numbered calendar years and three being elected in odd-numbered calendar years. The Officers and Directors shall be elected as provided in Article IV, and shall serve until their successors are elected. Other than the Corresponding and Recording Secretaries and Treasurer, no member serving a full two year term as a Director shall be elected to consecutive terms in any one office.
Section 2Officers. The Club's Officers, consisting of the President, 1st Vice President, 2nd Vice President, Corresponding Secretary, Recording Secretary and Treasurer shall serve in their respective capacities both with regard to the Club and it's meetings.
(a) The President shall preside at all meetings of the Club and of the Board, and shall have the duties and powers normally appurtenant to the office of President in addition to those particularly specified in these bylaws.
(b) The First Vice President shall have the duties and exercise the powers of the President in case of the President's death, absence, or incapacity. The Second Vice President shall have the duties and exercise the powers of the President in case of the President's and First Vice President's death, absence, or incapacity. In the death, absence, or incapacity of the First Vice President, the Second Vice President would automatically assume the position of First Vice President.
(c) The Corresponding Secretary shall have charge of the correspondence, notify members of meetings, notify new members of their election to membership, notify Officers and Directors of their election to office, keep a roll of the members of the Club with addresses, and carry out such other duties as are prescribed in these bylaws.
(d) The Recording Secretary shall keep a record of all meetings of the Club and of the Board and of all votes taken by mail, and of all matters of which a record shall be ordered by the Club, and carry out such other duties as are prescribed in these bylaws.
(e) The Treasurer shall collect and receive all monies due to or belonging to the Club. He/she shall deposit the same in a bank approved by the Board, in the name of the Club. His/her books shall at all times be open to inspection by the Board and he/she shall report to them at every meeting the condition of the Club's finances and every item, receipt, or payment not before reported; and at the annual meeting he/she shall render an account of all monies received and expended during the previous fiscal year. The Treasurer shall be bonded, the expense to be paid by the American Bloodhound Club.
(f) The Delegate to the American Kennel Club shall be elected by the membership to a two year term of office. The Delegate shall attend all meetings of the American Bloodhound Club but shall exercise those privileges appurtenant to the Board only if an elected member of the Board as set forth in this article. It shall be the duty of the delegate to attend all Delegate meetings of the American Kennel Club, and to vote on all matters presented there according to the advice and instruction of the Board of Directors of the American Bloodhound Club. The Delegate to the American Kennel Club shall not be limited to the number of consecutive terms of office he/she may serve.
Section 3Vacancies. Any vacancy occurring on the Board or among the Officers during the year shall be filled until the next annual election by a majority of all the members of the Board; except that a vacancy in the office of President shall be filled automatically by the First Vice President, and the office of First Vice President shall be filled automatically by the Second Vice President, and the resulting vacancy in the office of Second Vice President shall be filled by the Board.