9. The directors shall by secret ballot elect the president of the Order from among the elective directors.
An election for the office of president shall be held every four years at the first meeting of the board of directors following the first Wednesday in October.
The president is elected for a term of four years and may not serve more than two consecutive terms.
If a president is elected for a term exceeding his term as director, he shall cease to serve his term as president on the expiry of his term as director, unless he is re-elected as director. In such a case, he shall remain in office as president for the unexpired portion of his term as president.
1973, c. 46, s. 9; 1999, c. 40, s. 176; 2008, c. 11, s. 212; 2017, c. 11, s. 1281.