7.1. Vacancies on the BOD resulting from an increase in the number of Board Members or otherwise occurring, shall be filled by a vote of a majority of the Board Members currently in office. A Board Member elected to fill a vacancy shall hold office for the remainder of the vacant term.
7.2. Temporary Vacancies on the BOD. In the event a Member of the Board is temporarily unable to serve in his/her elected or appointed capacity for an extended period of time, he/she may appoint with the approval of the Executive Committee -- a temporary replacement to serve in a non-voting capacity for a maximum of three (3) consecutive months.