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Excerpts from the FAPAC Constitution and Bylaws Modified and Adopted by FAPAC-NM

        ARTICLE II

        Section 1. Chairperson. It shall be the duty of the Chairperson, as chief executive officer, to:

        a. Prepare the agenda and preside at all meetings of the general membership and of
            the Executive Board
        b. Have overall responsibility for the coordination of all of FAPAC-NM  activities
        c. Serve as the official representative and spokesperson for FAPAC-NM
        d. Appoint committee chairpersons (as designated here) and act as
            an ex-officio member of all committees, and
        e. Sign and execute agreement(s) and obligation(s), as approved by
            majority vote of the membership.

        Section 2. Vice-Chairperson for Operation. It shall be the duty of the Vice-Chairperson for Operation to:

        a. Keep FAPAC-NM current regarding activities involving Asian   Pacific American
        b. Advise and assist the Chairperson in the execution of his or her responsibilities,
        c. Function as the Chief Executive Officer of FAPAC-NM at therequest and in the
           absence, or upon the resignation, of the Chairperson.

        Section 3. Vice- Chairperson for Committees: It shall be the duty of the Vice-Chairperson for Committees to:

        a. Nominate the candidates for the committees to the Chairperson forappointment.
        b. Oversee the operation of all standing committees.
        c. Assess the need for ad-hoc committees as FAPAC-NM mission
            required and make recommendations to the chairperson.

        Section 4. Executive Secretary. It shall be the duty of the Executive Secretary to:

        a. Keep minutes of all executive, regular, and special meetings,
        b. Maintain all official correspondence and documents of FAPAC-NM,
        c. Prepare such reports and correspondence as may be assigned by  the Chairperson,
        d. Notify the membership of all meetings and functions,
        e. Circulate minutes, agendas, and other pertinent documents,
        f. Establish and maintain membership attendance and other documents records as
            needed, and

        Section 5. Treasurer. It shall be the duty of the Treasurer to:

        a. Receive and collect all funds payable to FAPAC-NM
        b. Pay all financial obligations of FAPAC-NM, as duly authorized by the Executive Board
            or by vote of the general membership
        c. Prepare and submit an annual budget at the December regular  meeting;
        d. Keep a clear and accurate record of all of FAPAC-NM receipts and  disbursements
        e. Present a report on the financial status of FAPAC-NM at each  regular meeting

        Section 6. Auditor. The Auditor is not an officer, but is an independent elected position. It shall be the duty of the Auditor to:

        a. Provide oversight on financial matters of FAPAC-NM
        b. Conduct, or cause to be conducted by a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), an annual
            audit of the financial records of FAPAC-NM to ensure fiscal accountability. A written
            audit report should be officially, submitted by the Auditor during the FAPAC-NM
            regular meeting in February.


        Executive Board

        Section 1. It shall be the duty of the Executive Board of FAPAC-NM to take the initiative in determining the policies and goals of FAPAC-NM. Members of the Executive Board are expected to attend all regular meetings of FAPAC-NM.

        Section 2. A member of the Executive Board may be considered for removal as a consequence of his or her absence from three (3) consecutive meetings of FAPAC-NM general membership, unless there is a good and sufficient reason satisfactory to the other members of the Executive Board.

        Section 3. Any member of the Executive Board or the Auditor may be removed for malfeasance, misfeasance or nonfeasance in office by a vote of two-thirds (2/3) of the active members at a regular meeting.

        ARTICLE IV


        Section 1. Standing Committees. All Standing Committees shall act exclusively, on the basis of the specific authority designated to them by FAPAC membership. The Chairperson of all Standing Committees shall be appointed and/or reappointed by FAPAC-NM Chairperson. The term of all Standing Committees' Chairperson shall be for one year.

        Section 2. The Standing Committees provide organizational assistance and contribute towards achieving FAPAC-NM established purpose and objectives. Each committee shall serve a specific function in contributing towards such purpose and objectives.

        Section 3. Standing Committee Chairpersons shall coordinate committee functions, notify FAPAC-NM Chairperson in advance of scheduled committee meetings, and appoint members of their respective committees.

        Section 4. The Standing Committees will be formed, as needed by the Executive Board and General membership in accordance with the National FAPAC Constitution & Bylaws.

        ARTICLE VI


        The regular meeting of FAPAC-NM shall be held at 1:00 P.M. at a place designated by the Executive Secretary and on the last Tuesday of each month. When the Tuesday falls on a non-working day, the meeting shall take place on the following Tuesday.