From the UUMA Bylaws:
ARTICLE VI - OFFICERS
Section 1: The officers
shall be a President, a Vice-President, a Secretary, a Treasurer, and six
Executive Committee Members-at-Large.
Section 2: Members at
large shall include portfolio-holders responsible for Professional Development;
Good Offices; Communications; Anti-Racism, Anti-Oppression, and
Multiculturalism; Chapter Visits; and Arrangements.
Section 3: The President,
or a person designated by the President, shall preside at all sessions of the
UUMA. The President shall be charged with the upholding of the Constitution and
Bylaws, Code of Professional Practice, and general policies of the UUMA. The
President shall be the chief executive officer of the UUMA and responsible for
the administrative supervision of the various offices and paid employees of the
UUMA. Within the policies set by the membership and Executive Committee, the
President shall be responsible for the continuing operations of the UUMA.
Section 4: The
Vice-President and Secretary and Treasurer shall perform the functions inherent
in their titles.
Section 5: The
A. In every third year beginning in 1997, a
President-Designate shall be elected for a one-year term. Such
President-Designate shall be automatically nominated the following year for the
three-year term of President. Petition candidates may run against the
President-Designate or the same person when he/she is nominated the following
year for President. The President-Designate shall be a voting member of the
B. The President-Designate, when such office is filled,
shall work closely with the President to learn the duties, functions, and
current efforts of the presidency. The President shall endeavor to keep the
President-Designate informed of the ongoing work of the UUMA. The
President-Designate is charged during his/her term to learn about the
presidential duties, rather than to function in a separate policy role.
Section 5: In the event
of a vacancy in any elective office of the UUMA, the Executive Committee shall
fill the vacancy until the next regular election for that office.
ARTICLE VII - THE
Section 1: The Board of
Trustees of the UUMA shall be the same as the Executive Committee. The
Executive Committee shall consist of the four Officers (President, Vice
President, Secretary and Treasurer), six Members-at-Large, and the
President-Designate when such office is filled.
Section 2: The Executive
Committee shall conduct the work of the UUMA between membership meetings. The
Executive Committee shall have responsibility for carrying on the general
purposes and functions of the UUMA. The Executive Committee shall meet at least
three times a year. Should it meet less often, it shall ask the next membership
meeting for ratification of its policy of meeting less often.
Section 3: Six members of
the Executive Committee shall constitute a quorum for the conduct of business.
Section 4: The Executive
Committee or any group designated by it may review decisions and policies of
the Unitarian Universalist Association and its agents and make appropriate
recommendations. The Executive Committee has the authority to speak for the
members of the UUMA. The Executive Committee at its discretion may bring a
position it has taken on a UUA decision or policy to the annual membership
meeting for direct endorsement.
ARTICLE VIII - STANDING
Standing Committees of
the UUMA include Professional Development; Guidelines; Anti-Racism,
Anti-Oppression, and Multiculturalism; and Ethics and Collegiality. The
Executive Committee shall appoint Standing Committees. The Executive Committee
may set up or abolish such temporary committees as may be necessary from time
to time except for those specified in these bylaws.