3. Executive Committee
3.1. There shall be an Executive Committee made up of voluntary members to carry out the policy of AAfA and to provide for its administration, management and control. It shall consist of four Officers (a Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson, Secretary and Treasurer) and not less than three nor more than seven ordinary members. The Executive Committee shall have the right to co-opt not more than two additional Members and to fill vacancies.
3.2. The Executive Committee shall be elected by the Members at the Annual General Meeting. The Officers shall be elected by the Executive Committee from among its members at its first meeting.
3.3. No Officer may hold the same office for more than two years.
3.4. The Executive Committee may appoint from amongst its Members such other Honorary Officer(s) as it may determine from time to time. It shall have the sole right to appoint sub-committees as required and to co-opt members to serve on such sub-committees. It shall also have the power to co-opt Members to fill vacancies.
3.5. The Executive Committee shall meet at least once each quarter. The lowest whole number greater than half of the Executive Committee membership shall constitute a quorum for an Executive Committee meeting.
3.6. The Executive Committee and sub-committees shall hold office until the following Annual General Meeting, except in the event of a resignation whereby there can be a co-option to fill this position.
3.7. No Executive Committee Member may serve for more than six years consecutively on the Executive Committee. They may return to the Executive Committee, if they wish, after a full calendar year’s break and subject to a lifetime maximum of 9 years as a member of the Executive Committee. (This addition to Article 3 will come into effect in January 2020)