Many Board Members are confused about the difference between Board Members and Officers of the Association. The same individuals often serve as Board Members and Officers, but that is not always a requirement and the following are some of the guidelines contained within most documents.
The members of the Association for a specified term elect Board Members at an annual meeting. As an alternative, the Board may appoint them if there is a vacancy in a Board position. The Board is the decision-making entity of the Association and has the ultimate responsibility for the activities within the association. The Board Members are the individuals who will vote on issues that come before the association at regular, specific, or executive meetings.