Explanation of Process of Interim Vice President now President of VALA

For those VALA members not at the January meeting, and as noted in the minutes from that meeting, both Michelle Wilson, President and Karen Lemnah, Vice President announced their resignations from office. According to the following section from our by-laws, Michelle appointed Lisa Wright as Vice President prior to her effective date of resignation. Upon that effective date, Lisa became President due to the vacancy of that office. It is now incumbent upon the current interim president to appoint a member to serve as Vice President.

Section 8.  Vacancy in Office:  When a vacancy on the Board occurs for the office of the Vice President, Secretary, or Treasurer during the fiscal year the President shall appoint any regular member in good standing to fill the vacancy, who shall serve until the close of the next Annual Conference, excepting when a vacancy occurs in the office of President, the Vice President shall immediately succeed thereto.

In the event of a vacancy in the positions of both President and Vice President the past president as defined hereinto, if available, may resume the roll of president for the purposes of holding a directors meeting for the purposes of voting a new president.  Should the past president be unwilling or unavailable a directors meeting shall be called at the request of at least 3 members of the Board of Directors for the purposes of Electing a President.