Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 112 Part 2.djvu/563

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PUBLIC LAW 105-225—AUG. 12, 1998 112 STAT. 1447 §190101. Organization (a) FEDERAL CHARTER. —Reserve Officers Association of the United States (in this chapter, the "corporation") is a federally chartered corporation. (b) PERPETUAL EXISTENCE. —Except as otherwise provided, the corporation has perpetual existence. §190102. Purposes The purposes of the corporation are to support and promote the development and execution of a military policy for the United States that will provide adequate national security. §190103. Membership (a) ELIGIBILITY. — Eligibility for membership in the corporation is as provided in the constitution and bylaws of the corporation. (b) VOTING. — Each active member of a department or chapter has one vote in the conduct of official business of that department or chapter. §190104. Governing body (a) NATIONAL CONVENTION. —The corporation shall hold an annual national convention. The national convention shall be composed of delegates elected by the various departments. (b) NATIONAL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.—(1) The national executive committee is the governing body of the corporation. (2) The national executive committee consists of the president, the last past president, 3 vice presidents, 3 junior vice presidents, 3 national executive committee members, and the executive director. Each of these individuals, except the executive director, has one vote on each matter decided by the committee. (c) OFFICERS. —(1) The officers of the corporation are a president, 3 vice presidents, 3 junior vice presidents, 3 national executive committee members, an executive director, a national treasurer, a judge advocate, a surgeon, a chaplain, a historian, a public relations officer, and other officers as decided at the national convention. (2) The national officers of the corporation shall be elected at the annual national convention, except for the executive director, the national treasurer, and the national public relations officer, who shall be appointed by the national executive committee. (3) The elected officers shall hold office for one year or until their successors have been elected and qualified. (d) VACANCIES.—(1) Except for the positions of president and last past president, a vacancy on the national executive committee shall be filled by the existing members of the committee. An individual appointed by the committee to fill a vacancy serves until the next national convention when the individued's successor shall be elected for the unexpired term, if any, caused by the vacancy. (2) If the president is absent or the office of president is vacant, the national vice president of the same service as the president shall act as president. §190105. Powers The corporation may— (1) adopt and amend a constitution and bylaws; (2) adopt and alter a corporate seal; (3) adopt and alter emblems and badges;