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During the first year, as Chairperson-Elect, the elected individual shall become familiar with the duties of the Chairperson and shall, in the absence of the Chairperson, perform such duties and shall also have such other duties and responsibilities as assigned from time to time by the Chairperson and/or the CRN Executive Committee.
The Chairperson-Elect shall hold office for a term of one (1) year and automatically assumes the Chairperson position, a one (1) year term, followed by a one (1) year term as Immediate Past Chairperson.
The Chairperson-Elect must have current or previous experience as a member of the CRN Executive Committee to be eligible for nomination and subsequent election to that office.
The Secretary/Treasurer shall keep minutes of all meetings and transactions of the CRN and of its Executive Committee meetings; monitor the expense reports of the CRN Executive Committee and shall communicate with the NKF staff and finance office in this regard. The Secretary/Treasurer shall be a member of the Nominating Committee and shall serve as Chairperson of this Committee in the event that the Immediate Past-Chairperson cannot serve in this capacity. The Secretary/Treasurer may also be assigned other responsibilities and duties by the CRN Chairperson and/or Executive Committee from time to time.
The Secretary/Treasurer shall have been a voting member of CRN Executive Committee for a minimum of one (1) year during the previous five (5) years in order to be eligible for nomination and subsequent election to this office.
The Secretary/Treasurer shall serve for a two (2) year term in office. This officer may be nominated and re-elected for one (1) additional term of office.
Region II and IV Representatives
The Regional Representatives must reside within the CRN Region from which elected. The Regional Representative shall serve as a voting member of the CRN Executive Committee.
Each Regional Representative shall represent the CRN in their respective Regions and shall communicate the substance of the actions taken and policies adopted by the CRN Executive Committee to the CRN members in their Regions.
The Regional Representatives shall serve as liaison to local CRN groups within their respective Region and shall assist these Regional groups in any way possible, especially in organization and development of new, local CRN affiliated groups. In this capacity, the Regional Representative shall be responsible for communicating the suggestions and requests of those CRN members in their Region to the CRN Executive Committee and/or other CRN Standing Committees as needed.
Each Regional Representative shall contribute information of interest from regional CRN members and/or groups to the Communications Chair and the CRN Newsletter Editor for publication.
Each Regional Representative shall be responsible for communicating with and maintaining an active, working relationship with the elected Alternate Regional Representative from her/his Region.
Regional Representatives shall serve a two (2) year term and are eligible for re-election for one (1) consecutive term of office.
Region II and IV Alternate Representatives
The Alternate must reside within the CRN Region from which elected.
The Alternate shall be a non-voting member of the CRN Executive Committee and as such will not be budgeted for attendance at CRN meetings unless officially substituting for the current Regional Representative, or in some other capacity at the request of the CRN Chairperson.
The Alternate, in the event that the Regional Representative is unable to perform the duties set forth herein, shall assume these duties and responsibilities until the Regional Representative is able to resume these or until the end of the Regional Representative's term in office, whichever applies.
Each Alternate Regional Representative shall assist the Regional Representative in contributing information of interest from the regional CRN members and/or groups to the Communications Chair and the CRN Newsletter Editor for publication.
The Alternate shall serve for a term of two (2) years, and is eligible for re-election for one (1) consecutive term of office.
Region II includes: Alabama, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Bahamas, Caribbean, Europe, Puerto Rico
Region IV includes: Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Mexico, Central America, South America