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A Board of Directors consisting of 12 members shall govern the Association, except for years when the immediate Past President serves an additional year (see below) during which the board will have 13 members.
The Board President, when serving his/her final year of service of the elected term, will automatically remain on the BOD, transitioning into the Past President position. This extension is not considered another term of service on the board. The Past President position allows for full voting privileges, during that time, there will be 13 voting members on the BOD.