Executive of the Local
There shall be an Executive of the Local whose Membership shall consist of those positions required by this Constitution, and such other positions as determined in the Bylaws of the Local.
The Executive shall be responsible to carry out the affairs of the Local between Council Meetings, subject to direction from Members obtained in accordance with Articles 4.5 and 4.6, subject to direction from Council obtained in accordance with article 7.3, and subject to the Constitution and Bylaws of the Local and the Society.
Each Member of the Executive shall act in the best interests of the Local, shall declare any actual or possible conflicts of interest, and shall use their best efforts to perform duties assigned under the Constitution, Bylaws and Policies of the Local.
Any Member of the Local who reasonably believes that business of the Local is being conducted contrary to the Constitution, Bylaws or Policies of the Local, or that another Member of the Local is acting contrary to the Constitution, Bylaws or Policies of the Local, shall disclose the concern to the Council or the Executive, which shall conduct such investigation and take such action as appropriate. A Member making such disclosure shall not be subject to repercussions.
The Executive shall conduct its business at meetings of the Executive duly called in accordance with the Bylaws of the Local, or by other means authorized by the Bylaws of the Local.
The Executive is authorized to delegate any of its powers to one or more Members of the Executive, as it sees fit. The Executive is authorized to approve the hiring of staff to assist in carrying out the affairs of the Local and to supervise and direct the work of any such staff.
The Executive is empowered to act notwithstanding any vacancy on the Executive. Decisions of the Executive are not invalid by virtue of an irregularity in the election or appointment of any Member of the Executive.
Members of the Executive
Subject to any limitations on Membership rights set out in the Constitution and Bylaws of the Society and the Constitution and Bylaws of the Local, and subject to any limits on consecutive terms contained in the Bylaws of the Local, any Member of the Local is eligible to sit on the Executive.
With the exception of a Past President, if such a position is provided for in the Bylaws of the Local, Members of the Executive shall be elected by and from Members of the Local who are eligible to participate in the Political Processes of the Local pursuant to article 4.4, for a one year term or such longer term set out in the Bylaws of the Local, in accordance with procedures in the Bylaws of the Local.
The Members of the Executive must include the following positions:
a. A President of the Local, who shall be the representative and official spokesperson for the Local in its affairs, and shall perform such duties as may be assigned by the Executive and the Bylaws and Policies of the Local;
b. One or more Local Officers responsible for:
i. assuming the duties of the President in the absence of the President, as delegated by the Executive;
ii. ensuring that minutes are kept of all meetings provided for in the Constitution or Bylaws of the Local, and preservation of records of the Local other than financial records, which minutes and records belong to the Local;
iii. overseeing the financial affairs of the Local, and the preservation of the financial records of the Local, which financial records belong to the Local; and
c. Any such other Members of the Executive as established in the Bylaws of the Local.
Duties of the Members of the Executive shall be contained in the Bylaws of the Local.
All Members of the Executive shall serve their terms unless removed from office, or a vacancy otherwise occurs as defined in the Bylaws of the Local.
Unless an election is called in accordance with the Article 9.3 of this Constitution, vacancies on the Executive may be filled in accordance with the Bylaws of the Local.