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All National Officers shall be elected to serve in their respective offices for a term of two years or until their successors are duly elected and qualified.  All elections shall take place at the National Convention, unless otherwise provided for.  Section 11, Charter and Constitution of the Knights of Peter Claver and By-Laws of the Knights of Peter Claver Ladies Auxiliary.

Supreme Lady

The Supreme Lady shall be the Chief Executive Officer of the Ladies Auxiliary and shall, as such, exercise a general supervision over all National Officers and Subordinate Courts.  Article III, Section 3

She shall enforce all laws of the Ladies Auxiliary. Article III, Section 4

Upon approval of the Ladies Board of Directors, she shall have authority, should she determine that any  National Officer or Officer of a Subordinate Court has been guilty of negligence, or of any dishonest act, or has committed an indictable offense, or has mismanaged or misappropriated the funds, whether the same be of the National Court, or a Subordinate Court, or any Division of the Ladies Auxiliary, to suspend such officer and execute other acts necessary to protect the interest of the Order, after proper trial. Article III, Section 5

 

She shall sign all Charters, select passwords, and transmit to the National Secretary for dissemination to Grand Ladies of subordinate Courts.  She shall approve all Membership Certificates of all Divisions of the Ladies Auxiliary. Article III, Section 6

 

She shall countersign all orders for the payment of money from the National Court, when the same are approved by her. Article III, Section 7

 

She shall make and publish an Annual Report of activities on the general condition of the KPC, Ladies Auxiliary and of her office to the members.  She shall require, and shall be furnished, within ten days, following the close of the fiscal year, an Annual Report from all National Officers, and State or District Deputies of the National Court. Article III, Section 8

 

She shall preside at all meetings of the National Court and Board of Directors.  She shall appoint all committees of the National Court, and shall be Ex-Officio, a member of all committees except the Committee on Nominations and Elections. Article III, Section 9

 

She shall, when necessary and in the interest of the Order, visit and inspect the proceedings of any Court, or may direct any officer or member of the Order to represent her in these matters. Article III, Section 10

 

She shall, at all times, seek advice, counsel and approval of the Board of the Directors of the National Council in all matters pertaining to the welfare of the Order. Article III, Section 11

 

She shall have all powers necessary and incidental to the execution of her duties, and for any abuse of these powers, she may be disciplined, censured, or impeached by the National Convention. Article III, Section 12

The Supreme Lady shall be present at Executive Committee meetings whenever business referring to or action pertaining to the Ladies Division is taken up by the committee. Article III, Section 13

She shall receive due compensation for her services. Article III, Section 14

Vice Supreme Lady

In case of death, resignation, disqualification, absence, refusal or neglect of the Supreme Lady to discharge the duties of her office, the Vice Supreme Lady will serve the unexpired term of said Supreme Lady.  In case of temporary disability due to sickness of the Supreme Lady, she shall perform all duties incumbent upon the Supreme Lady until the disability is removed.  In addition, she shall represent the Supreme Lady whenever designated or called upon by the Supreme Lady to do so.  She shall receive due compensation for her services.  Article III, Section 15

National Secretary

The National Secretary shall keep a true and faithful record of the proceedings of the National Court and Board of Directors to be circulated within sixty (60) days of the proceedings.  Article III, Section 16

She shall notify the Grand Lady of each Court the change of password for the period January thru June; July thru December, and communicate the password to them in a sealed envelope, using the code.  Article III, Section 17

She shall keep in charge the Seal and affix the same to all documents emanating from the National Court Board of Directors.  Article III, Section 18

She shall, prior to the National Convention, receive, examine and report all credentials of members and delegates claiming membership in the National Court, and shall turn over the credentials of Delegates to the Credentials Committee.  Article III, Section 19

She shall report annually, at the National meetings of the National Court, all her acts and duties performed since the previous national meeting of the National Court.  Article III, Section 20

She shall sign all Charters and Membership Certificates issued by the National Court.  Article III, Section 21

She shall conduct all of the business correspondence in a prompt and systematic manner, keeping files of all documents or property belonging to the Order.  Article III, Section 22

She shall, at the expiration of her term of office, deliver over to her successor all records, documents, or property belonging to the Order.  Article III, Section 23

She shall perform such duties as may be imposed consistent with the laws of the Order, and determined and required by the Board of Directors, and shall receive due compensation for her work.  Article III, Section 24

National Treasurer

The National Treasurer shall report all receipts and disbursements annually as is required by the National Court or Board of Directors.  Article III, Section 25

She shall perform such other duties as may be imposed by the National Court Board of Directors, and shall receive due compensation for her work.  Article III, Section 26

National Lay Board Member

The Lay Board Member shall be a Member-at-Large.  She shall perform such duties as may be required of her by the Supreme Lady and the Board of Directors.  As Coordinator of the Annual National Convention Workshop Program, she shall conduct periodic surveys of the general membership on organizational policies, procedures, legislation and issues of concern.  She shall report her findings to the Board of Directors for review and consideration.  Article III, Section 27

National Counselor of Junior Daughters

The National Counselor of Junior Daughters shall have supervision over and shall promote the growth and development of the Junior Division and shall make an Annual Report to the National Court of the Ladies Auxiliary.  Article III, Section 28

The National Counselor of the National Court of the Junior Daughters shall have authority to enforce all laws, rules and regulations of the Junior Court, issue passwords, enforce and require obedience of all laws, rules and regulations of the National Court, Ladies Auxiliary that pertain to the Junior Court.  Article III, Section 29

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