Native Plant Initiative of Greater New Orleans
ARTICLE I. POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE OFFICERS
(A) PRESIDENT’S POWERS
The President shall preside at all meetings of the Association and of the Board of Directors is executive head of the Association. They shall enforce its Articles of Incorporation and By-Laws, rules and regulations, exercise the will of the Association and Board of Directors. They shall appoint, under the direction of and subject to the approval of the Board of Directors, all committees not otherwise provided for.
(B) VICE-PRESIDENT’S POWERS
The Vice-President shall, during the absence or disability of the President, exercise all the powers and discharge all the duties of the President until the President shall resume their duties or a successor be chosen.
(C) DUTIES OF THE TREASURER
The duties of the Treasurer shall be to issue the Association funds, and checks to address all expenses and Accounts Payable, maintain all financial records; receive, deposit and record all incoming monies of the Association. and assume the additional duty of function as controller of the budget as instructed by the Board of Directors. They shall, on ceasing to hold office, surrender to their successor, or any other person that the Board of Directors shall designate, all records of the Association under their control.
(D) DUTIES OF THE SECRETARY
The Secretary shall be responsible to the Board of Directors to keep minutes of all meetings of the Association and of the Board of Directors. They shall, on ceasing to hold office, surrender to their successor, or any other person that the Board of Directors shall designate, all records of the Association under their control. They shall report to the Board of Directors as requested by the officers.
ARTICLE II. POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
- The Board of Directors shall constitute the governing body of the Association and shall have the general power to determine the policy of the Association and shall carry such policy into effect. The Board may expend the funds of the Association to carry out the purpose of the Association and in general do each and every act and thing which it may deem accessary in order that the purposes, objectives, business and affairs of the Association may be properly managed and conducted.
- The Board of Directors shall hold at least four (4) regular meetings annually and such other meetings as it may deem necessary. All Board of Directors meetings shall follow “Roberts’s Rules of Order” for parliamentary procedure.
- Special meetings of the Board may be called by the President or shall be called by the President at the request of any three members of the Board of Directors at any time and the Secretary shall give reasonable notice to all members of the Board of Directors.
- The Board of Directors shall have direct supervision of all expenditures and all funds of the Association. The Board may at any time cause all books and accounts of the Association or any of its officers to be audited by an auditor of recognized ability.
- Each member of the Board of Directors shall be entitled to one vote.
- If a vacancy occurs in the Board of Directors, the Board shall fill the vacancy by majority vote, until the next Elections cycle at which point a permanent replacement can be nominated and voted in to serve the remainder of that term.
- The President shall have the authority to present an issue to all Board members by telephone, mail or e-mail and ask for their votes electronically.