Section 1. PRESIDENT: The President shall act as the Council’s Chief Executive Officer and preside over meetings of both the Board of Directors and the representative body, and will determine all agendas.
Section 2. FIRST VICE-PRESIDENT: The First Vice-President shall assume the duties of the President in the President’s absence or incapacity and will carry out other assignments as directed by the President and /or Board of Directors.
Section 3. SECOND VICE-PRESIDENT: This officer shall assume the duties of the President in the President’s and the First Vice-President’s absence or incapacity and shall carry out other assignments as directed by the President and/or the Board of Directors.
Section 4: SECRETARY: The Secretary shall keep a record of all meetings of the Council and of all matters of which a record shall be ordered. He/She shall have charge of the correspondence, notify the officers and Council members of their election to office, keep a roll of the members, carry out other duties as are prescribed in these Constitution and By-Laws or by direction of the President or Board of Directors. The Secretary will provide a copy of the minutes of the quarterly meeting and special meetings to each member of the Council and its officers. The Secretary shall also send notice of quarterly meetings to all delegates of the Council.
Section 5: TREASURER: The Treasurer shall collect and receive all monies due to and belonging to the Council. He/She shall deposit the same in a bank satisfactory to the officers and Board of Directors, in the name of the organization. The books shall be open at all times to inspection by the officers and he/she shall report to them at the quarterly meeting the condition of the organization’s finances and every item of receipt or payment not before reported. At the Fourth Quarterly meeting, he/she shall render an accounting of all monies received and expended during the previous fiscal year. There shall be an audit of the books at least thirty (30) days prior to election of officers for the ensuing year. The Treasurer may be bonded in such amount as the officers may determine. He/She, at the time of taking office as Treasurer, shall obtain a signature card from the council’s bank to change the signature of authorized check signers to the newly elected authorized check signers. Authorized check signers shall be the President of SCVAC, the Treasurer and the Secretary. All checks shall be signed with two (2) authorized signatures.
Section 6: LIAISON OFFICER: The officer will coordinate veteran concerns within the county, state, or nationally, and bring them to the attention of the Council, subject to the ratification of the Board of Directors and the representative body. At the discretion of the President and the Board of Directors, this officer also acts as the liaison between the Council and the Shasta County Board of Supervisors and other entities as designated.
Section 7: PARLIAMENTARIAN: The Council Parliamentarian should be a member who is versed in parliamentary law and procedure. He/She shall be elected primarily to advise the presiding officers and the organizations on questions of parliamentary law and procedure, thus helping to safeguard the rights and privileges of all the members equally, and to assist in the transacting of the business of the assembly legally and efficiently. The Parliamentarian shall be strictly nonpartisan at all times.
Section 8: BOARD OF DIRECTORS: There shall be five (5) additional Officers designated as members of the Board of Directors of the Council, and elected by the representative (delegates). Additionally, the retiring immediate Past President of the Council shall automatically become a member of the Board of Directors for a one-year term.
Section 9: GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES: The officers and Board of Directors shall have the responsibilities of overseeing the business and general affairs of the Council, but the ultimate authority shall rest in the representative body comprised of the designated delegates of the member posts/chapters/auxiliaries.
Section 10: VETERANS SERVICE OFFICER: The Shasta County Veterans Service Officer (CVSO) will be invited to participate in the regularly scheduled membership meetings and Board of Directors meetings. To avoid any conflict of interest, the CVSO will not have voting privileges nor be permitted to hold office. The CVSO will address issues pertaining to the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) and the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) as requested by the President and/or governing Board. SCVAC members/veterans or their eligible dependents requesting individual counseling and assistance will be referred to the CVSO.