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ARTICLE FIVE - OFFICES
5.01 TITLE AND APPOINTMENT
The Directors of the Corporation shall be President, Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary and three At Large Directors. Any two or more offices, except President, Vice President, and Treasurer may be held by the same person. The President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary shall be elected by direct vote of the Members. Directors shall be entitled to hold office until removed or their successors are elected and qualified. There shall be no limit on the number of successive terms an individual may serve in a specific office.
5.02 REMOVAL AND RESIGNATION
Any Director may be removed, for cause, by vote of a two-thirds majority of the Directors at any meeting of the Board,. Any officer may resign at any time by giving written notice to the President, or the Board of Directors, as a whole, or the Secretary of the Corporation. Any resignation shall take effect upon receipt or at any later time specified therein. Unless otherwise specified therein, the acceptance of such resignation shall not be necessary to make it effective.
Should any vacancy occur in any office of the Corporation, the Board of Directors may appoint an acting successor.
Directors as such shall not receive salaries for their services, but by majority vote of the membership, a fixed sum for expenses of attendance, if any, may be paid to Directors for attendance at each meeting of the Board. This policy does not preclude any Director from service.
Directors may receive the following benefits:
- Free or reduced admission to all dances and Syndicate events, excluding the Austin Lindy Exchange.
- Ability to purchase merchandise at cost. The benefits shall be determined by majority vote of the Board of Directors.
The President shall be the chief executive officer of the Corporation, subject to the control of the Board of Directors. The President shall have general supervision, direction, and control of the business and officers of the Corporation; shall have the general powers and duties of management usually vested in the office of the President of a corporation; shall have such other powers and duties as may be prescribed by the Board of Directors or the Bylaws; and shall be ex officio a member of all standing committees, including the Board of Directors, if any. In addition, the President shall preside at all meetings of the Members and Board of Directors.
5.06 VICE PRESIDENT
The Vice President shall have such powers and perform such duties as from time to time may be prescribed by these Bylaws, the Board of Directors, or the President. In the absence or disability of the President, the Vice President shall perform all the duties of the President, pending action by the Board. While so acting, the Vice President shall have the powers of, and be subject to all the restrictions on, the President.
The Treasurer shall:
- Have charge and custody of, and be responsible for, all funds and securities of the Corporation, and deposit all funds in the name of the Corporation in those banks, trust companies, or other depositories as the Board of Directors select.
- Receive, and give receipt for, monies due and payable to the Corporation.
- Disburse or cause to be disbursed the funds of the Corporation as may be directed by the Board of Directors, taking proper vouchers for those disbursements.
- If required by the Board of Directors of the President, give to the Corporation a bond to assure the faithful performance of the duties of the Treasurer's office and the restoration to the Corporation of all corporate books, papers, vouchers, money, and other property of whatever kind in the Treasurer's possession or control, in case of the Treasurer's death, resignation, retirement, or removal from office. Any such bond shall be in a sum satisfactory to the Board of Directors, with one or more individual securities or with a surety company satisfactory to the Board of Directors.
- In general, perform all the duties incident to the office of the Treasurer, and such other duties as from time to time may be assigned to the Treasurer by Article Six of these Bylaws, by these Bylaws generally, by the President, by the Board of Directors, or by law.
The Secretary shall:
- See that all notices are duly given as required by law, the Articles of Incorporation, or these Bylaws. In case of the absence or disability of the Secretary, or the Secretary's refusal or neglect to act, notice may be given and served by an Assistant Secretary or by the President, Vice President, or Board of Directors.
- Be custodian of the minutes of the Corporation's meeting, its Corporate Record Book, its other records, and any seal which it may adopt. When the Corporation exercises its right to use a seal, the Secretary shall see that the seal is embossed upon all documents authorized to be executed under seal in accordance with these Bylaws.
- Maintain, in the Corporate Record Book, a record of all Members of the Corporation, together with their current mailing addresses.
- In general, perform all duties incident to the office of Secretary, and such other duties as from time to time may be required by Article Six of these Bylaws, by these Bylaws generally, by the President, by the Board of Directors, or by law.
Officers of the Austin Swing Syndicate serve specific functions to be determined by the board. Examples include, but are not limited to: Staffing Coordinator, DJ Coordinator, Membership Coordinator, and Webmaster. These positions are appointed by the board, and may be filled by board members or members in good standing.
Chairs for the Austin Swing Syndicate are heads of committees to be determined by the board. Examples include, but are not limited to: Social, Music, ALX, and Publicity. These positions are appointed by the board, and may be filled by board members or members in good standing.