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will be staggered. Board members in Areas 1 and 3 will be nominated  
in odd years and elected in January of the following year, and Board  
members in Areas 2 and 4 will be nominated in even years and elected  
in January of the following year. 
Section 4.  Before any member s name is nominated for an office or  
Board member, the member shall agree that he or she is willing to  
serve. 
Section 5.  The Chair of the nominating committee will present the  
proposed slate of officers at the annual meeting.  Additional  
nominations may be made from the floor in accord with Article VII  
Section 2.  The nominee receiving the plurality of votes cast for  
each office shall be declared elected. 
Section 6.  If an annual winter meeting is not to be held, the  
nominating committee s proposed slate of officers will be sent by  
mail to each member.  Each member will have the opportunity to vote  
for the proposed slate of officers or write in a candidate and return  
to Chair of nominating committee by December 15.  The nominating  
committee will count ballots and notify winners by Jan 1.  The  
chairman of the nominating committee will certify the election results  
to the Secretary/Treasurer and deliver the ballots to the  
Secretary/Treasurer who will hold the same available for inspection  
by any member for six months thereafter, whereupon, ballots will be  
destroyed.  The nominee receiving the plurality of votes cast for  
each office shall be declared elected. 
ARTICLE VIII 
Committees 
Section 1.  The Chapter President shall appoint committees and  
representatives as are necessary to conduct the affairs of the  
Chapter and contribute toward regional and/or international  
objectives of the Society. Such committees and representatives  
will function during the term of office of the President or until  
their assignment is accomplished.   
Section 2.  Standing committees shall include Program, Membership,  
Awards, Education, Audit, and Nominations. 
Section 3.  The Nominations Committee shall consist of a chair  
(immediate past president) and the previous 2 past presidents.  
Only the chair may be a member of the Executive Board. 
ARTICLE IX 
Meetings 
Section 1.  An annual meeting of the Chapter membership should be  
held. The Executive Board will determine the timing and location of  
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