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Duties and Responsibilities

The Region VII Executive Committee (REC) serves as an advisory board for the Regional Chair in guiding the affairs of the region and shall have responsibilities and powers conferred in the Regional Bylaws. The REC shall develop activities and programs for Region VII which are consistent with the goals and objectives of National Council and the wishes of the regional membership. In addition to the Chair, the REC consists of the Chair-ElectSecretary-Treasurer, Members-at-Large (2), and Immediate Past Chair.

Chair: The Chair shall be the Chief Executive Officer of the Regional Executive Committee and Region VII and is empowered to conduct activities in consultation with the Regional Executive Committee. The Chair shall have the power to call and conduct meetings, appoint members to National Council committees, appoint regional committee chairs, fill vacancies in regional officers (with the concurrence of the Regional Executive Committee), call special elections, and direct the activities of the region. The Chair shall also report the financial and business proceedings of the region to the National Council as required. The Chair shall be the second person authorized to sign checks drawn on the regional account. The term of Chair shall be for one year.

Chair-Elect: The Chair-Elect shall serve as a member of the Regional Executive Committee, and will work closely with the Chair to assist in directing regional affairs, as directed by the Chair. In the absence of the Chair, the Chair-Elect shall perform the duties of the Chair, i.e. by presiding over regional meetings if the Chair is unable to attend, etc. The Chair-Elect is elected annually by the regional membership for a one-year term beginning in January 1. When the term of the Chair expires, the Chair-Elect shall succeed to the office of the Chair for a one-year term.

Secretary-Treasurer: The Secretary-Treasurer shall be a member of the Regional Executive Committee. As chief records officer, the Secretary-Treasurer shall review and recommend revisions in the bylaws; serve as parliamentarian; maintain the records of the region, the fiscal accounts, the official membership roster, and the minutes of meetings; and, collect dues and other charges. The Secretary-Treasurer shall report the status of fiscal accounts and records to the membership at the annual national and regional meetings, and at such other times as the Chair may direct. The Secretary-Treasurer shall be responsible for the preparation of the region's annual budget for endorsement by the Chair. Minutes and financial records shall be obtained from the previous Secretary-Treasurer and delivered to the next Secretary-Treasurer. The Secretary-Treasurer shall also provide the Chair with all information and documentation required by him/her for reports to The Council. The term of Secretary-Treasurer shall be for two years.

Members-At-Large: Members-At-Large are elected from the membership and shall serve for a term of two years with the term of office staggered so that one new member shall be elected at each election. Members are eligible for renomination and election to successive terms without restriction. If an elected member-at-large is unable to complete the full term of office, the Chair shall appoint a replacement for the remainder of the original term of office.

Immediate Past Chair: The Immediate Past Chair shall serve as an ex-officio member of the Regional Executive Committee to advise and counsel the Chair and other members of the Committee. The term of office shall coincide witth that of the current Chair.

Regionally-Elected Member of the Board: The regionally-elected member of the National Board of Directors shall actively support the missions and goals of NCURA and, working in concert with the other directors, control and direct the affairs of the Council and determine its policies. Duties and responsibilities include: 1) attendance at Board meetings which occur not less than twice annually; 2) review of all minutes, reports, special studies, petitions, and other documents brought before or provided to the Board; 3) participation in special non-routine Board working groups as needed; 4) liaison with Board-appointed task forces as assigned; and, 4) design, deliberate, and approve new policies and changes to existing policies as appropriate for the mission of the Council. The time commitment annually averages two hours per week, including about four days for attendance at Board Meetings. The regionally-elected board member shall serve a two-year term, beginning January 1 every odd year.