Sadly, I have seen many bylaws that include the phrase 'non-voting ex-officio member".
Mr. Gerber, THANK YOU for your answer. It was quite illuminating.
Mr. Martin, I agree that the section in the bylaws should be clarified. Thank you for pointing out the Principles of Interpretation.
Mr. J., the exact wording is:
"The title of Past President shall be assumed by the President from the year prior, after a new President is installed. The functions of the Past President are to:
A. Serve on the Executive Committee as an ex-officio, non-voting member.
B. Serve as an advisor to the current President.
C. Perform other duties as directed by the President or the Staff Council. "
And I agree, this section of the bylaws needs addressing
Thank You and Be Well.