Role of the President
The MeOTA president must be a member of AOTA and serves for a two year term. During their term the president has a variety of roles. The president presides over the meeting of the Association in accordance with Robert’s Rules of Order. The president is also responsible for guiding and conducting the activities of the Association in accordance with the general policies of AOTA and MEOTA. When requested, the president provides membership verificationn for the Representative and Alternate Representative, or notifies the Credentials Review and Accountability Committee of the Representative Assembly if no representation is possible. In addition, the president chairs the Executive Board of MEOTA, appoints committee chairs, and submits the MEOTA annual report to the membership. Annually, the president attends the AOTA conference as a member of the Association of State Association Presidents (ASAP) or appoints an alternate. The president is authorized to deposit and withdraw funds in the absence of the Treasurer as well a to perform any duties pertinent to the office The president is a voting member of the MeOTA Executive Board and remains as such for one year as past president.