SECTION A. CHIEF HEAD OF CHAPTER ACTIVITIES 

The President shall be the head and presiding officer of the Chapter and shall do all things necessary and proper to promote the growth, expansion, efficient functioning and general welfare of his Chapter.

SECTION B. POWER AND DUTY TO ENFORCE AHEPA CONSTITUTION AND AHEPA BYLAWS 

It shall be the duty of the President to enforce the AHEPA CONSTITUTION, AHEPA BYLAWS, decrees, rules, and regulations of the AHEPA and to encourage strict adherence thereto among the Officers and Members of his Chapter.

SECTION C. MAY SUSPEND MEMBERS 

The President shall have the power to suspend any member, for good and sufficient reasons, by consent of the majority of the members present, after a hearing has been had thereon. Such a suspension shall remain in full force and effect while the cause therefor exists.

SECTION D. PRESIDENT TO APPOINT COMMITTEES 

It shall be the duty of the President to appoint such committees as he may deem necessary to carry on either the regular or special work of the Chapter; to appoint committees for special purposes, when required to do so by a majority of the members present at any meeting of the Chapter; to instruct such committees in their respective duties; to hold them accountable for the performance of the services assigned to them with full power of dismissal and substitution.

SECTION E. STANDING COMMITTEES OF CHAPTERS 

Each Chapter President may upon the assumption of his office, appoint the following standing committees:

1. MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE: 

To secure newly qualified members, to facilitate the reinstatement of delinquents and to encourage larger attendance at Chapter meetings;

2. EDUCATIONAL COMMITTEE: To secure competent lecturers for the Chapter and to otherwise promote the educational program of the AHEPA;

3. NATURALIZATION COMMITTEE: To aid members in their efforts to become United States citizens;

4. PUBLIC RELATIONS COMMITTEE: To disseminate appropriate publicity of all Chapter programs and functions to the press, radio, and television outlets;

5. COMMITTEE ON ENTERTAINMENT: 

To arrange for and provide wholesome programs of entertainment for the membership of the Chapter;

6. SONS OF PERICLES ADVISORY BOARD: 

Shall consist of three (3) AHEPA members, two (2) of whom shall be selected from a list of names recommended in writing by the Chapter of the Sons of Pericles, and the third to be an appointee of the AHEPA President (see ARTICLE XIII, Sons of Pericles Constitution); 

7. COMMITTEE ON FELLOWSHIP: To visit members who may be ill, and convey to them the sympathy and good wishes of the Chapter; 

8. COMMITTEE FOR THE RELIEF OF MEMBERS IN DISTRESS; and

9. OTHER STANDING COMMITTEES: Such other committees as he or the Chapter may deem necessary.

SECTION F.  EX-OFFICIO MEMBER OF COMMITTEES 

The President shall be ex-officio member of all Committees whether appointed by him or chosen by the Chapter.

SECTION G. DUTIES OF THE VICE-PRESIDENT AND VICE-PRESIDENTS/DIRECTORS 

1. VICE PRESIDENT: 

It shall be the duty of the Vice President to assist the President in conducting the business of the Chapter and to perform such duties as may be assigned to him either by the President or by the Chapter. In the event of the absence, disqualification or disability of the President, the Vice President shall assume and perform the duties of the President. The duties of the other Vice Presidents/Directors shall be as follows:

2. VICE PRESIDENT/DIRECTOR OF HELLENISM: 

The Vice President/Director of Hellenism shall be primarily responsible for initiating, implementing and coordinating all types of programs, activities, and initiatives which serve to promote Hellenism. These responsibilities will include coordinating programs with all other Vice Presidents/Directors of Hellenism, or similar Officers or committee chairpersons, at the Chapter, District and National levels, including working with the Cyprus and Hellenic Affairs Committee.

3. VICE PRESIDENT/DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION: 

The Vice President/Director of Education shall be primarily responsible for initiating, implementing and coordinating all types of programs, activities, and initiatives which serve to promote the Hellenic ideal of education. These responsibilities will include coordinating programs with all other Vice Presidents/Directors of Education, or similar Officers or committee chairpersons, at the Chapter, District and National levels, including working with the AHEPA National Educational Foundation and any other educational or scholarship organizations. In addition, the Vice President/Director of Education may serve as the Chairperson of any Educational Foundation or Fund.

4. VICE PRESIDENT/DIRECTOR OF PHILANTHROPY: 

The Vice President/Director of Philanthropy shall be primarily responsible for initiating, implementing and coordinating all types of programs, activities, and initiatives which serve to promote the Hellenic ideal of philanthropy. These responsibilities will include coordinating programs with all other Vice Presidents/Director of Philanthropy, or similar Officers or committee chairpersons, at the Chapter, District and National levels, including working with the AHEPA Charitable and Philanthropic Corporation, Penelope Foundation and any other philanthropic organizations.

5. VICE PRESIDENT/DIRECTOR OF CIVIC RESPONSIBILITY: 

The ‘Vice President/Director of Civic Responsibility shall be primarily responsible for initiating, implementing and coordinating all types of programs, activities, and initiatives which serve to promote the Hellenic ideal of civic responsibility. These responsibilities will include coordinating programs with all other Vice Presidents/Directors of Civic Responsibility, or similar Officers or committee chairpersons, at the Chapter, District and National levels, including working with Cooley’s Anemia Foundation, the AHEPA Bone Marrow Registry Program, AHEPA National Housing Corporation, Papanicolaou Cancer Fund, Penelope House and any other similar organizations.

6. VICE PRESIDENT/DIRECTOR OF FAMILY AND INDIVIDUAL EXCELLENCE: 

The Vice President/ Director of Family and Individual Excellence shall be primarily responsible for initiating, implementing and coordinating all types of programs, activities, and initiatives which serve to promote the Hellenic ideal of family and individual excellence. These responsibilities will include coordinating programs with all other Vice Presidents/Directors of Family and Individual Excellence, or similar Officers or committee chairpersons, at the Chapter, District and the National levels, including working with all other affiliates, divisions or auxiliaries of the AHEPA Family, the AHEPA Family National Sports Programs, the Sons of Pericles, Maids of Athena, and any other organizations dedicated to promoting family values and individual excellence.

SECTION H. DUTIES OF THE SECRETARY 

The Secretary shall keep minutes of all meetings and conduct all correspondence delegated to him by the President. No communication shall be official without the seal of the Chapter. He shall also collect all dues from members and turn them over to the Treasurer immediately after collection; he shall countersign all receipts for dues. He shall execute a bond payable to the Chapter in the sum of One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00), as security against defalcation of the Chapter’s funds. The premium for such bond shall be paid by the Chapter. The Secretary shall submit a semi-annual report to the Chapter in the form of an itemized statement showing the amounts received and the sources from which the receipts came; the amounts disbursed and the purposes for which such disbursements were made; the balance in bank to the credit of the Chapter; the number of members in good standing; number of delinquents; number of suspended and the names of deceased members. This report shall also contain an account of any other matter of importance to the Chapter. Copies of this report shall be sent to AHEPA Headquarters and to the District Governor.

SECTION I. DUTIES OF THE TREASURER 

The Treasurer shall receive all monies coming to the Chapter, care for the finances, and pay out all monies upon a vote of the Chapter. All checks issued by him shall be countersigned by the President. All receipts to the members for dues shall be issued by him (to be countersigned by the Secretary) and shall contain the seal of the Chapter. The Treasurer shall make a report of the finances of the Chapter at every meeting and also quarterly reports to the Chapter. He shall execute a bond payable to the Chapter in the sum of One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00), as security against defalcation of Chapter money coming to his hands. The cost of said bond shall be paid by the Chapter. He shall keep books and records of all matter pertaining to his office; he shall pay out no monies, unless so ordered by a majority vote of the members of the Chapter present at a regular meeting, or unless provided for in the AHEPA CONSTITUTION and AHEPA BYLAWS or by decrees of the Supreme Conventions. His bond shall be held by the Board of Governors of the Chapter.

SECTION J. DUTIES OF THE WARDEN 

It shall be the duty of the Warden to open and close the Chapter Hall, to have custody and take good care of all property of the Chapter, regalia, insignia, and paraphernalia, and to preserve it from abuse and destruction.

SECTION K. DUTIES OF THE CHAPLAIN 

It shall be the duty of the Chaplain to open and close the meetings of the Chapter with prayer; and to promote the spiritual welfare of the members.

SECTION L. DUTIES OF THE CAPTAIN OF THE GUARD 

It shall be the duty of the Captain of the Guard to execute the orders of the President and to assist him in the conduct of the meetings and initiation ceremonies.

SECTION M. DUTIES OF THE SENTINELS 

It shall be the duty of the Sentinels to guard the entrances to the Chapter Hall and to keep out those who have no right to enter while the Chapter is in executive session.

SECTION N.  DUTIES OF THE BOARD OF GOVERNORS 

It shall be the duty of the Board of Governors to examine the books and records of all Officers of the Chapter and to report to the Chapter for rejection or approval; such reports shall be made at least once every three (3) months. The Board of Governors shall supervise the business of the Chapter but shall not negotiate or perfect any business without the approval of a majority of the members of the Chapter present at a regular session thereof.

SECTION O. DUTIES OF THE COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR 

It shall be the duty of the Communications Director to have access to e-mail and internet service and to disseminate all information pertaining to AHEPA to his chapter membership.