Organization, Officers and Standing Committees
The Council, for the carrying out of its purposes, shall consist of the Assembly and the Board of Directors.
1. The Assembly shall:
a. Consist of the total number of representatives of the Members, as prescribed in Article III, 2.
b. Be the essential governing body of the Council, having power to elect officers, initiate constitutional changes, approve the budget, make decisions, set policy, and make recommendations to the Board of Directors.
c. Hold at least two meetings a year, one of which will be the annual meeting.
2. The Board of Directors shall:
a. Consist of the past president, the officers (president, vice-president, secretary, and treasurer), and one representative appointed by each Member from its representation in the Assembly. Each member shall appoint an alternate from among its representatives in the Assembly. Appointees and alternates to the Board of Directors shall serve a term of two years and shall be eligible for re-appointment. Subject to the approval of the Assembly, the Board of Directors is empowered to appoint additional Board members from the Christian community at large, provided the number of such Board members at large does not exceed five at any one time.
b. Carry basic responsibility for the work of the Council, have the power to interpret the Constitution, to draw up the annual budget, and to appoint such standing committees as it deemsnecessary for conducting Council affairs.
c. Meet at least once between assembly meetings.
3. The Officers of the Council shall:
a. Be the officers of the Assembly and the Board of Directors.
b. Consist of a president, vice-president, secretary, and treasurer elected by the Assembly to a two-year term. No officer may serve more than two successive terms.
c. Keep the records, call meetings, prepare agendas and reports, and act for the Council between Assembly and Board of Directors meetings.
4. Committees shall:
a. Consist of a chairperson appointed by the Board of Directors. This committee chairman shall have power to choose additional members as necessary.
b. Carry out such specific tasks as are assigned to them by the Board of Directors.