of this College shall be a President, a President-Elect, a Vice President, an
Immediate Past President, and a Treasurer elected as provided by these bylaws.
There may also be an Executive Director of this College who shall be appointed
at the discretion of the Board of Governors. The Executive Director serves as
an ex officio member of the Board and does not have a vote.
3:002 – Requirements
shall be eligible for election as an officer of this College unless he/she has
been a voting member in good standing for five (5) years, and holds the Degree
of Fellow of the American Osteopathic College of Anesthesiologists.
3:003 – Election and Terms of Office
Committee will present for approval of the Board of Governors a slate of
nominees for the office of Vice President (one) and members of the Board of
Governors (2) at the first meeting of the Board of Governors during the Annual
Convention. Upon the end of the term of the Treasurer this position will be added
to the slate. These nominees will be presented to the membership for a
confirming vote at a meeting of the membership called for the purpose prior to
the conclusion of the Annual Convention. These newly elected officials will
assume office at the conclusion of the Annual Meeting at which they were
elected. For associations, this is the usual operating process.
shall assume the office upon completion of the term of the previous office
holder or as may be required, in the event of the existing office holder being
removed from office. He/she serves a term of one year until the close of the
Annual Convention one (1) year hence. The President-Elect shall assume the
office upon completion of the term of the previous office holder or as may be required
in the event of the existing office holder being removed from office. He/she
shall serve a term of one (1) year, from the close of the Annual Convention at
which he/she is elected until the close of the Annual Convention one (1) year
hence. The Vice President shall be elected for a term of one (1) year, from the
close of the Annual Convention at which he/she is elected until the close of
the Annual Convention one (1) year hence.
Past President shall serve from the close of the Annual Convention at which
he/she completes his/her term as President until the close of the Annual
Convention one (1) year hence. 6
The Treasurer shall be
elected for a term of three (3) years. The Treasurer may serve a maximum of two
Members of the Board of Governors may be elected for a term
of three (3) years and may be elected to a second three (3) year term.
3:004 – Progression of Officers
progression of officers is from Vice President to President-elect to President
to Past President. In the event that an orderly progression of the elected
officers is interrupted, the Board of Governors is authorized to select a
qualified individual to serve the unfilled term. The intent shall be to
preserve the integrity of the College and continuity of leadership.
3:005 - Officers
shall serve until their successors are elected and assume office.
3:006 – President
administer the affairs of this College during his/her term;
in all ways possible to the welfare of the public through this College;
c. Further the
aims of this College to the fullest extent;
such services as custom, necessity and parliamentary usage may re-quire;
with the officers, governors, committees, members, and other persons on matters
that may improve the College;
f. Appoint all
committees of this College, except as otherwise provided by these bylaws; g.
Serve as ex-officio member of all committees of this College;
meetings of the Board of Governors, the Executive Committee, and the College;
i. Serve as
the primary contact for the executive director; and
such other duties as are provided for by statute and in these bylaws.
3:007 – President-Elect
himself/herself with the business and matters of the College;
with the President on matters affecting this College;
committee appointments for the following year.
d. Assist the
President in the performance of his/her duties;
e. Preside in
the absence of the President where the President ordinarily presides;
the President at other meetings and functions when requested to do so by the
g. Other duties
3.008 – Vice President
himself/herself with the business matters of the College
with the President on matters affecting this College; 7
c. Work in concert
with the President and President-elect to identify leadership for committee
d. Assist the President in the performance of his/her duties;
e. Other duties as may be assigned.
3:009 – Immediate Past President
Past President shall provide continuity between the preceding years and current
year, and shall contribute his/her knowledge and experience to the officers and
members of this College.
a. Act as
official custodian of all funds of this College, except as otherwise
specifically approved by these bylaws, supervising their deposit in banking
institutions, and other investing funds upon the recommendation of the Board of
Governors, as provided for in these Bylaws;
responsible for the detailed accounting of all receipts and disbursements of
c. Submit a
report at the Annual Convention and midyear Executive Committee Meeting of the
Board of Governors concerning the financial transactions of this College, the
funds in his/her care, and his/her actions as Treasurer.
his/her accounts to such audits as the Board of Governors at any time direct;
such other duties as provided for by statute and in these bylaws
3:011 – Vacancies
If for any
reason the incumbent in any elected or appointed office becomes unable to
perform the function of his/her office, or is removed from office for whatever
reason, such office shall be declared vacant. Such vacancy in office shall be
filled in the following manner:
President-Elect shall immediately assume the duties of the office.
3:013 – President-Elect
President shall immediately assume the duties of the office.
shall be filled at a special meeting of the Board of Governors to be called by
the President as soon as feasible.
3:015 – Removal
Any officer or
other elected or appointed official of this College may be removed from that
office by a vote of the majority of members of the Board of Governors with
cause at any meeting of the Board. That cause may include but not limited to
violating these bylaws or the AOA Code of Ethics. 8
Section 3:016 – Travel Expenses
of this College shall receive reimbursement for expenses incurred in the
performance of official duties, the amounts determined by the Board of
Governors, except for attendance at the Annual Convention of this College.