Duties of Past President
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The past president at any level of the League shall:
- serve her council and president in a consultative capacity. She may advise and assist the president using her experience and expertise as a member of the council concerned.
- be responsible for the archives and history of her council. If a public archives facility is used as a repository for items of historical value, the past president should identify all items in a catalogue format, retaining a copy for the council records. The history of a council is preserved through scrapbooks, photo albums and council minutes. The past president should be responsible for these important books, so members will have a permanent record of the work accomplished by their council.
- facilitate and encourage the study and implementation of the Constitution & Bylaws.
The past president should encourage members to become knowledgeable about the Constitution & Bylaws and to conduct the affairs of the council accordingly. Any questions related to the interpretation of the Constitution & Bylaws shall be referred to the national chairperson of laws.
- submit an annual report to the next level (parish to diocesan, diocesan to provincial, provincial to national), summarizing her years activities (see Past President-Guidelines for Reporting). A copy of the monthly and annual reports must be filed with the recording secretary.
Source: HANDBOOK FOR PAST PRESIDENTS 2004