Nominating Committee of the Local Council
At least 90 days prior to the annual meeting of the local council, the President shall appoint, with the approval of the Executive Board, not fewer than three active members of the local council to serve as a nominating committee; with the majority not being then current officers of the corporation. Consideration may be given to adding the immediate past council president. If the immediate past council president is currently an officer of the council, he or she shall not be considered an officer for purposes of determining the maximum number of officers serving on the nominating committee. Inclusion of one or two persons of the highest community stature who are not active members of the local council is encouraged.
Nominations for all council elective offices shall be made by the nominating committee. The nominating committee shall nominate persons to be elected as members at large of the local council, associate and honorary members of the local council, regular members of the Executive Board, officers of the corporation and local council representatives to the National Council. No member of the nominating committee shall be eligible for nomination as an officer or member of the Executive Committee. The membership of the nominating committee shall be posted on the council website, and made available upon request at the council office, at least sixty (60) days prior to the date of the annual meeting so that members of the local council may make recommendations of possible nominees to the committee for its consideration. Recommendations to the committee shall be made in writing at least 30 days prior to the meeting. Nominations shall close thirty (30) days prior to the annual meeting. Nominations shall not be accepted from the floor at the annual meeting.
In addition to other officer positions, the Nominating Committee should select an executive vice-president who shall be elected annually and who shall perform such functions as may be assigned by the President or Executive Board. The President may designate the executive vice-president to serve as the President during the President’s absence or inability to serve. In the case of the President’s inability or failure to make such a designation, the Executive Board may do so. The executive vice-president shall perform other functions as may be assigned by the President and the Executive Board. In order to later become Council President, the executive vice-president must still be nominated and elected by the Executive Board, as set forth in Article VI, Section 1.
In the case of any council elective office becoming vacant between the annual meetings of the local council, the nominating committee may make recommendations to the Executive Board of possible nominees to fill such vacant offices. They are to maintain lists of potential candidates and to meet throughout the year to assess those candidates and make nominations when needed.