Article IX: Vacancies in Office

Section 1

A vacancy on the Board of Directors shall be filled by the temporary appointment of the member in good standing by the President until such time as the Board of Directors can in regular or special meeting review nominations for the vacancy and elect a member.

Section 2

Members of the Board of Directors can make nominations for the temporary Board member by telephone, mail or at any meeting of the Board of Directors.  The Secretary shall send out nomination ballots membership with the nominations of the Board of Directors listed along with spaces for any write in nominations the members might have.

Section 3

If a vacancy arises in the office of the President by death, resignation or temporary inability to perform all duties of said office, the Vice President shall be the presiding officer of NAJA until such time as a meeting of the Board of Directors can be held for the purpose of electing such executive officer.

Section 4

If a vacancy arises in the office of the Vice President, Secretary or Treasurer, a successor shall be appointed by the President from the Board of Directors until such time as a special meeting of the Board of Directors can convene to elect a successor.

Section 5

Any member of the Board of Directors for NAJA may be removed from office for failure to attend three (3) duly called meetings.

Section 6

Officers and members of the Board of Directors may be released from office for due cause, as defined by the Board of directors, by a three-fourth vote of the membership of the Board.