Commander’s Call & National Reports
ARTICLE IV OFFICERS, DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The National Officers of the Society shall serve as an Executive Committee, and their duties and responsibilities shall be:
1. National Commander (NC).
(a) The National Commander shall be the Chief Executive Officer of the Society and shall serve as Chair of the Council and Executive Committee. The National Commander shall also Chair any meetings of the membership unless so delegated by the National Commander.
(b) The National Commander shall have and exercise on behalf of the Council, the general day-to-day supervision of all affairs of the Society, shall supervise the Operations Officer, and shall perform such other duties prescribed in Society By-Laws, Regulations, and/or assigned by the Council.
(c) The National Commander, together with the National Adjutant, shall execute all contracts and official documents and papers of the Society which may be required to conduct the business affairs of the Society, its Objectives or by law, and/or as authorized by the Council.
2. National Vice Commander (NVC):
The Vice Commander shall maintain current knowledge of, be available to perform, and shall exercise all of the management and supervisory duties of the Commander in the absence or disability of the National Commander, and shall perform such other duties as may from time to time be assigned by the National Commander and/or the Council. In cases of resignation or permanent disability of the NC, the Council by majority vote may appoint the NVC to serve the NC’s remaining term of office; otherwise, the Executive Committee will jointly carry out the NC’s duties until a special election is held to replace the NC.
3. National Adjutant (NA):
(a) The National Adjutant shall have Society responsibility to perform and/or oversee the financial records, books, documents, papers, and custody of the Society Seal, and shall perform such other duties and have such other responsibilities as the Council may assign.
(b) The National Adjutant shall attend and/or participate in, and record, or cause to be accurately recorded, the Minutes of all meetings of the Council and the Society membership, whether held in person or by electronic means. Together with the Commander, shall sign all contracts, notes, deeds, or other documents or papers that shall be authorized by the Council and, when required, affix the Seal of the Society thereto as provided by the General Statutes of the State of North Carolina; Document preservation, corporate documents shall
be preserved permanently. Member, Post, Camp and other documents of historic nature shall also be preserved permanently but in their original form. The National Adjutant shall perform and/or oversee all duties and ensure proper management practices normally incident to the Office of National Adjutant of the Society, and shall be subject to the Society’s Charter, By-Laws, Society Regulations, and as may be from time to time required by the Council.
(c) The National Adjutant shall monitor, prepare and formalize all long term federally regulated requirements to maintain service mark registration. The initial five year declaration and all subsequent ten year interval renewals in perpetuity, shall be aggressively attended.
(d) The Council may appoint Assistant National Adjutants with such duties and responsibilities as the affairs of the Society shall make necessary or desirable, and who shall serve at the pleasure of the Council and report to the National Adjutant and coordinate administratively with the Operations Officer for administrative purposes Comptroller (Comp):
4. National Comptroller shall have Society responsibility to perform and/or oversee the Society financial matters as specified herein and in Society Regulation, and as required by the Council. The Comptroller may be required to give bond, at Society expense, in such amount required by, and in such sum and sureties as the Council may from time to time require.
(a) The Comptroller shall require and provide that the financial books of account and records shall be available for inspection by any Council Member at all reasonable times and after reasonable notice.
(b) The Comptroller shall perform and/or oversee in accordance with good accounting practices, all duties normally incident to the office of the Comptroller, subject to the Society’s Charter, By-Laws, and Regulations.
(c) The Council may appoint Assistant Comptrollers with such duties and responsibilities as the affairs of the Society shall make necessary or desirable, and who shall serve at the pleasure of the Council and report to the Comptroller and to coordinate administratively with the Operations Officer for administrative purposes.
(d) Assistant National Adjutant /Comptroller (Asst NA/Comp.):
(e) The Assistant National Adjutant/Comptroller, with approval of the Council, shall have Society responsibility to perform and/or oversee the duties and responsibilities herein required of the National Adjutant or Comptroller, in the absence or disability of those National Officers, as required by Society Charter, By-Laws, and Regulations, and shall perform such other duties as may be from time to time assigned by the Council.
Council Members at large (Councilors). Council members shall serve as Delegates of the membership as that term is described in Chapter. 55A-6-40 of the North Carolina Nonprofit Corporation Law (the Act), and shall have authority of all members under that Chapter, except the authority to elect Council members and the authority to amend the Articles of Incorporation and the Bylaws, which shall be reserved to the members. The Council shall be chaired by the National Commander All of the officers listed above shall be members of the Council with such membership to run concurrently with their terms of office as Officers of the Society.
Sub note: “Colonel Anne” will ponder the arduous affectation of member participation in society administation.in the upcoming summer issue.