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President Resigns/ Is she past president?


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The President resigned 5 months before the end of her term. The President Elect is now President for a 2 year term. Normally, his term would have begun this June. Custom has been that the Past President serves for one year on Executive Committee and then a President-Elect is elected to serve for one year before becoming President.  Since the President resigned during the second year of her term, can she serve as Past President on the Executive Committee either now or in June?

 

The constitution says that the officers are: “President, a President-elect, a Treasurer, the Past President, and six members-at-large of the Executive Committee.” and 

 
 "Should the office of the President become vacant during the second year of the term, the President- elect shall assume the presidency. Should the office become vacant during the first year of the term, the Past President shall assume the presidency until the end of that year at which time the President-elect shall assume the office. Should the President-elect, Treasurer, Past President, or any member-at-large vacate his/her office before the term is completed, the Executive Committee will fill the position by interim appointment from the Association membership. "
 
If the Executive Committee appoints a person to fill in for the President-elect, what happens in June? Does the new appointee continue to fill the position of President Elect for next year? Does the President who resigned serve as Past President?
 
Obviously, the constitution is a mess. Please help!

 

 

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The (immediate) past president is the person who was president just before the current president (regardless of why, or how, he left office . . . unless, perhaps, he died). So it looks like your resigned president is now on your executive committee.

 

You're just lucky he didn't resign during his first year in office or, at least as I understand [sic] your rules, as the (immediate) past president he'd then become the president. Again.

 

"Should the office [of President] become vacant during the first year of the term, the Past President shall assume the presidency until the end of that year , , , "

 

That rule is priceless!

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You're just lucky he didn't resign during his first year in office or, at least as I understand [sic] your rules, as the (immediate) past president he'd then become the president. Again.

 

Oh, come on. The only reasonable interpretation of the rule is that the person who is the Immediate Past President before the resignation is accepted becomes the President.

 

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