Staggered 2 year terms. Elected at the July MEA Board organizational meeting. Per Article X of the Constitution, the Executive Committee shall be the ad interim committee of the Board of Directors and shall be composed of the president, vice president and the secretary-treasurer of the Association and six (6) members elected by the Board of Directors from within its own membership for terms of two (2) years, provided that the terms of not more than three (3) of the elected members shall expire at the same time. The immediate past president of the MEA/NEA shall be a member of the Executive Committee for the first year after completing the term of president. The president shall act as chairperson of the Executive Committee. All members of the Executive Committee, except the immediate past president, shall have voting power. All proceedings of the Executive Committee shall be subject to review by the Board of Directors. The Executive Committee shall have original jurisdiction over all disputes arising under the Crisis Assistance Program and charges or other proceedings relating to the discipline of members who continue in active employment during the course of a labor dispute where the withdrawal of services by other members has occurred. The Executive Committee shall have original and only jurisdiction over all disputes arising under alleged violations of the duty of fair representation. The Executive Committee shall administer such other functions as may be approved by the Board of Directors.