POC members elect a volunteer board each year at the Annual General Meeting (AGM).
Board composition: National Board of Directors is made up of eight to twelve member-voted Directors, four (4) of whom serve as Officers, plus the immediate Past President.
Board meetings: The Board meets monthly via telephone and twice a year for face-to-face sessions.
Voting: Members vote for Directors each year at the Annual General Meeting (AGM). Members can also vote electronically, with all votes tallied with the AGM votes.
The role of president: When the current President has completed his or her term, the Directors choose the next President from within the National Board.
Other role appointments: At the first Board meeting of the year, which takes place after each annual conference, the Directors choose their roles for the year, and appoint a Vice President. Terms are for two years, and each Director may repeat a single position twice before having to step aside from that role (they may stay on the Board, but must assume a different role). Each year, other than the Officer positions, the Directors' roles may change to best suit the skills and interests of the elected Board members.
Role requirements: Each role has clearly defined responsibilities, which are outlined in the following PDF documents (these open in a new window or tab).