(CVMA Bylaws – Current to January 2022)
(Proposed/to be adopted in April 2022)
The officers of the Association shall be a President, a President-Elect, and a Secretary-Treasurer. Each officer shall hold office for one (1) year following installation, or until a successor has been installed.
The officers shall constitute the Corporation Officials of the Association and as such shall be charged with the duty of complying with the laws of the United States and the State of California that govern corporations.
There shall be an Executive Director employed by the Board of Governors. The duties of the Executive Director shall be such as are delegated by the Board of Governors and shall be such duties normally pertaining to such an office. The Executive Director need not be a member of the Association.
A Parliamentarian and Alternate Parliamentarian shall be appointed annually by the Board of Governors.
The CVMA President shall be the chief executive officer of the Association, and shall serve as Chair of both the Board of Governors and the Executive Committee. The President shall also serve as an ex-officio member of all committees. The President shall make all required appointments to standing and special committees, and recommend tasks to the committees for approval by the Board of Governors.
The President shall exercise personal leadership in the motivation of other officers, Governors, committee members and the membership to achieve the goals and objectives of the Association. The President acts as chief spokesperson and inspirational leader, and takes an important role in evaluating organizational performance and effectiveness. The President shall work in partnership with the Executive Director to ensure that organizational goals are achieved.
The President-Elect shall assume the office of President following their term as President-Elect. The President-Elect also performs the duties of the President in the event of the President’s absence or inability to serve.
The Secretary-Treasurer (hereinafter, “Treasurer”) shall oversee the management of the funds of the Association, ensuring (a) that proper records are maintained of the Association’s financial reserves, and that those reserves are invested in accordance with the policies of the Association, (b) that an annual budget is prepared and submitted to the Board of Governors, (c) that the Association retains competent accounting and auditing professionals, and (d) that an annual audit or review of the Association’s financial condition is conducted.
 The Treasurer shall satisfy the requirements of Corporations Code section 5213(a) for the position of “treasurer” and “secretary.”
 A review shall be conducted in lieu of an audit only in situations in which an audit is deemed by the Treasurer, in consultation with the Board of Governors, to be infeasible. (As an example, in 2020, the Association held a review rather than an audit in order to observe safety protocols attending to the COVID-19 pandemic.)