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Article VII

Section 1. Number

The officers of TUG will be a President, a Vice President, a Secretary, and a Treasurer. The Board of Directors may from time to time elect or appoint such other officers including more vice presidents and assistant officers, as it may deem necessary. Any two or more offices may be held by the same person with the exception of the offices of President and Secretary.

Section 2. Eligibility for Nomination

Any member may be nominated for TUG President, and any Director may be nominated for the other Board offices.

Section 3. Nomination Procedure

Any member may be nominated for election to the office of TUG President by submitting a nomination petition in accordance with the TUG Election Procedures.

Section 4. Election and Term

The President will be elected by the general membership in accordance with the TUG Election Procedures.

All officers shall be selected for a term not to exceed two years. The terms of office and timings of elections may be lengthened or shortened by up to 9 months by the Board of Directors to avoid vacant posts or to avoid serious disruption to the business of TUG.

Officers other than the President shall be appointed by the Board of Directors. Any officer may be removed by the Board of Directors whenever, in its judgment, the best interests of TUG will be served thereby.

Section 5. Election Procedures

All elections will be conducted in accordance with the TUG Election Procedures approved by the Board of Directors. The election of the President shall be by mail ballot of the entire membership. The candidate receiving the most votes will be elected.

Section 6. President

The President will preside at meetings of the General Membership, the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee.

Section 7. Vice President

The Vice President will serve in the absence of the President and will undertake other administrative duties as designated by the President.

Section 8. Secretary

The Secretary will maintain the records of TUG and see that all notices are duly given in accordance with the provisions of these Bylaws or as required by law. The Secretary will also conduct TUG correspondence.

Section 9. Treasurer

The Treasurer will serve as chief financial officer and in general, will perform all of the duties incident to the office of Treasurer and such other duties as from time to time may be assigned to him by the President or Board of Directors.

Section 10. Vacancies

When an office becomes vacant for any reason, the President will appoint a Director to serve out the remainder of that term. When the office of the President becomes vacant, the Vice President will become President for the remainder of the President's term and will then, as President, appoint a Director to serve as Vice President.

Section 11. Signing of Instruments

All checks, drafts, orders, notes and other obligations of TUG for the payment of money, deeds, mortgages, leases, contracts, bonds and other corporate instruments may be signed by such officer or officers of TUG or by such other person or persons as may from time to time be designated by general or special vote of the Board of Directors.

Section 12. Voting of Securities

Except as the Board of Directors may generally or in particular cases otherwise specify, the President or the Treasurer may on behalf of TUG vote or take any other action with respect to shares of stock or beneficial interest of any other corporation, or of any association, trust or firm, of which any securities are held by TUG, and may appoint any person or persons to act as proxy or attorney-in-fact for TUG, with or without power of substitution, at any meeting thereof.

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