There shall be an Executive Committee with a total membership of nine (9) Compatriots, to include the following General Officers who shall be ex-officio members thereof: The President General, Secretary General, Treasurer General and Chancellor General. At the organizational meeting of the Board of Trustees in each year at the Annual Congress, the President General shall appoint the remaining five (5) members of said Committee, subject to the approval of the said Board of Trustees. In case of a vacancy for any cause in the membership of this Committee the President General shall fill said vacancy with the advice and consent of the Executive Committee. The appointment to fill said vacancy shall be confirmed by a majority of the Board of Trustees present and voting at its next meeting.
(a) The Executive Committee shall act as a Counsel, assisting the President General in his supervision of the business and affairs of the Society. It shall review proposed budgets; develop plans for the Society; confer with Committee Chairmen; receive the report of the Executive Director; review the reports of the Officers charged with joint control over the assets of the Society as authorized in Bylaws.
(b) In addition the Committee shall perform such duties as may be committed to it by an Annual Congress of the Society, or by the Trustees. It shall promote membership and assist in organizing chapters. For this purpose it may incur necessary expenses, limited to the sums available for that purpose, as determined by the Executive Committee and in consultation with each of the State Society Presidents and/or the membership thereof, if feasible, requesting the promotion of membership and the organization of chapters.
In case of death, disability or failure to serve of any Officer of the National Society, the President General shall have the power to appoint an acting successor to fill the unexpired term of Office with the advice and consent of the Executive Committee. Said appointment shall be subject to confirmation by a majority of the Board of Trustees present and voting at its next meeting. Said appointee shall have the status of a duly elected officer and shall be vested with all rights, privileges and duties of an elected Office.
In the event of the death, disability or failure to serve of the President General, the Secretary General shall be installed as Acting President General and shall serve until the next meeting of the Board of Trustees at which meeting the automatic appointment of the acting President General, as provided for herein, shall be subject to confirmation by a majority of the Board of Trustees present and voting.
The President General may call a meeting of the Executive Committee at any time, and shall call such a meeting upon written request of five members thereof. Such meeting may be for a specific time and place or for an electronic conference for a specific time. At least five (5) days written notice sent to the email address at which the member has agreed to receive notice, shall be given of all meetings of such committee; provided, however, that in cases of emergency a written waiver, signed by the person entitled to notice, or a waiver by electronic transmission by the person entitled to notice shall be deemed equivalent to notice.