ARTICLE VII - DUTIES OF OFFICERS

SECTION 1. PRESIDENT

The President shall be the executive head of the Regional Group with full power to enforce the "provisions of this Constitution/Bylaws and the policies adopted by the membership. He/she shall preside at meetings of the membership.   He/she shall have and exercise all of  the  functions  especially  entrusted  to him/her by the membership and shall  perform  all  of  the  duties  usually performed by such executive  officer, including appointment  of  such committees as he/she may feel necessary to the successful operation of the Group, with full authority  to dissolve such committees . 

SECTION 2. VICE PRESIDENT

 The Vice President shall perform such duties as  are  assigned  to him/her  by the  President and shall serve as Acting President during the absence  or disability of the President.  

SECTION 3. SECRETARY

The Secretary shall keep written minutes of all meetings of the membership and of the executive Committee, and shall furnish a copy of all such written minutes to the National Secretary at the National Headquarters (Attn: Administrative Director) within two (2) months of such meetings. He/she shall notify all members in good standing and National Headquarters (Attn: Administrative Director), in writing, of all Regional Group meetings, including the purpose(s) for which they are called. He/she shalt perform such other duties as are assigned to him/her.  

SECTION 4. TREASURER

The Treasurer shall maintain true and complete books of account reflecting all of the income and expenditures of the Regional Group. He/she shall report regularly to the membership on the finances of the Group and shall file budgets and financial reports with the National Association as requested and/or as required by the current edition of the BVA National Bylaws, as amended. 

SECTION 5. CHAPLAIN

The Chaplain shall be charged with the spiritual welfare of the Regional Group. He/she shall give an opening invocation and/or closing benediction at all meetings of the membership, and shall perform such other duties as assigned by the President. 

SECTION 6. SERGEANT OF ARMS

 Section 6. The Sergeant-at-Arms shall maintain appropriate  order at all times at all meetings of the membership, and shall perform such other duties as may be assigned by the President.