ANSWER: It is a Washington State Law, RCW 24.03.125, that states, “The officers of a corporation shall consist of a president, one or more vice presidents, a secretary, and a treasurer, each of whom shall be elected or appointed at such time and in such manner and for such terms as may be prescribed in the articles of incorporation or the bylaws. In the absence of any such provision, all officers shall be elected or appointed annually by the board of directors. If the articles or bylaws so provide, any two or more offices may be held by the same person, except the offices of president and secretary. Such other officers and assistant officers or agents as may be deemed necessary may be elected or appointed by the board of directors or chosen in such other manner as may be prescribed by the articles or bylaws. The articles of incorporation or the bylaws may provide that any one or more officers of the corporation shall be ex officio members of the board of directors. The officers of a corporation may be designated by such additional titles as may be provided in the articles of incorporation or the bylaws.”
Additionally, if there is not a president listed, there will be no way to credential members in order to vote for state board positions or on the upcoming unified by-laws, by their PTA local unit at the upcoming convention. An/or having the training requirement met (this is a WSPTA by-law, and was voted in by the WSPTA membership as a requirement).