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ARTICLE I – NAME
ARTICLE II – MISSION
ARTICLE III – MEMBERSHIP, DUES, and FISCAL YEAR.
Section 1. Individual Membership
Section 2. Dues.
NECHA is a united affiliate member of ACHA. As a result, ACHA members within the jurisdiction of a united member affiliate receive concurrent membership in the affiliate organization at no additional cost. NECHA receives a designated portion of the ACHA membership dues from members within the NECHA jurisdiction.
Section 3. Fiscal Year.
The fiscal year for NECHA is January 1 to December 31.
ARTICLE IV – OFFICERS
Section 1. The officers of NECHA will be the Past-President, President, President-Elect, and a Secretary-Treasurer (or a Secretary and a Treasurer). Officers must be individual regular members of ACHA and NECHA. The secretary and treasurer shall be elected for a one-year term at the annual meeting and will take office immediately after being elected. The President-Elect will assume the office of the President and the President the office of Past-President at the conclusion of the annual meeting. The officers of NECHA shall comprise the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors.
Section 2. The duties of each officer shall include, but not be limited to, the following with additional tasks as assigned by ACHA or the NECHA Board of Directors:
Section 3. Vacancies in office which occur between annual meetings will be filled as follows: If the office of President becomes vacant, the President-elect will assume the office of President for the remainder of the term and will continue as President for the subsequent year. If the office of President-elect becomes vacant, the Board of Directors shall appoint an interim who shall serve until the next annual meeting at which time an election for President shall be held. Vacancies in the Secretary-Treasurer (or Secretary and Treasurer) offices will be filled by action of the Board of Directors until the next annual meeting. Should a Past-President be unable to serve, a recent Past-President shall be appointed with approval of the Board of Directors.
ARTICLE V – BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Section 1. There will be a Board of Directors comprised of the officers; the Regional Representative to ACHA five Members-at-Large, who will serve two year terms; and Student Representatives, who will serve two year terms.
Section 2. Members at Large
Section 3. ACHA Regional Representative – Region V – New England and New York State College Health Associations
The principal function of Regional Representative is to provide a communication link between members and affiliates in their region and the leadership of the Association. Regional Representatives shall serve as an official representative of ACHA leadership at meetings of the affiliate organizations when requested by the President or Board of Directors. Regional Representatives are responsible for presenting discussion items for regional affiliate leadership and other members in their regions to the Board of Directors. Lastly, Regional Representatives are responsible for appointing a regional member to the Nominating Committee who will serve a concurrent two-year term with each Regional Representative. Additional duties may be assigned by the Board of Directors.
Section 4. Student Representatives
Section 5. A NECHA Administrative Director may be appointed at the discretion of the Board to serve as a non-voting Ex-Officio member. The President, President-Elect, and Treasurer acting on behalf of the Board may contract with said individual who would be compensated from the NECHA operating budget.
Section 6. The Board of Directors will transact the business of NECHA in the interim between annual meetings of the membership and will report at each annual meeting.
ARTICLE VI- COMMITTEES
Section 1. Standing Committees
Section 2. The President, with the approval of the Board of Directors, will appoint such other committees as are needed to promote the affairs of NECHA.
ARTICLE VII – ANNUAL MEETING
ARTICLE VIII – ELECTIONS
ARTICLE IX – PARLIAMENTARY AUTHORITY
ARTICLE X – AMENDMENTS
ARTICLE XI – DISSOLUTION OF THE ORGANIZATION