SECTION A. ELECTIVE AND APPOINTIVE OFFICERS 

The following Chapter Officers, and no others, shall be elected: President, Vice President, a Vice President/Director of Hellenism, Vice President/Director of Education, Vice President/Director of Philanthropy, Vice President/ Director of Civic Responsibility, Vice President/Director of Family and Individual Excellence, Secretary, Treasurer and the Board of Governors (except the Chairman of the Board of Governors). The Athletic Director, Warden, Chaplain, Captain of the Guard, Sentinels and Communications Director shall be appointed by the President.

SECTION B. QUALIFICATIONS 

No member shall be eligible to the office of Chapter President unless he has previously served in an elective Chapter, District or Supreme Lodge office for at least one (1) year. No person shall hold an elective office in a Chapter while holding at the same time an office in the Supreme Lodge or on the AHEPA Board of Trustees. Before assuming another office in the AHEPA, it shall be required of him to resign the office he holds. A Delegate to a District or Supreme Convention shall not be considered as serving in an elective office within the meaning of this provision.

SECTION C. ELECTION AND INSTALLATION OF CHAPTER OFFICERS 

Chapter Officers shall be elected and appointed at a regular meeting of the Chapter in May or June of each year and they shall assume their duties the first (1st) day of July of that year. Written notice that Chapter elections will take place at such meeting shall be provided to the members of the Chapter at least ten (10) days in advance of such meeting.

SECTION D. PROCEDURE OF ELECTING OFFICERS 

Candidates for office shall be nominated from the floor, and they shall be voted upon by secret ballot. The President shall appoint three (3) tellers, who shall call out the names written on the ballots, and the score shall be taken down by the Secretary, and one of the Tellers, who shall in turn announce the results to the President, and the President shall announce the results to the Chapter. The candidate receiving a majority of the votes cast shall be deemed elected to the office for which he is nominated. A tie vote shall be broken by a vote of the President, but the President’s power to break a tie vote shall not deprive him of his right to vote in the first instance. Nominations and elections shall be held in one and the same meeting of the Chapter.

SECTION E. VACANCIES FILLED BY SUCCESSION 

In the event of a vacancy, however caused, in the office of the President, the same shall be filled by the Vice President, who, in such an event, shall automatically succeed to and assume the duties of the Presidency.

SECTION F. VACANCIES FILLED BY ELECTIONS 

All vacancies, other than that of the President, whenever and however caused, shall be filled by an election at the regular meeting of the Chapter immediately following the vacancy. This does not apply in the case of vacancies in appointive offices, as such vacancies shall be filled by appointment.