The Board of Directors of the MVMA shall, at their December board meeting, elect by ballot the directors of the MVMF Board with their terms commencing following the winter (January/February) MVMF Board meeting. Eleven directors shall serve a maximum of two consecutive three (3) year terms, except one of the directors shall be the immediate past president of the MVMA with his or her term being for one year only. A MVMF Board of Director who has served two consecutive terms or who has served on the board previously shall not be eligible to serve on the board again until a minimum of two (2) years has lapsed since the completion of his or her last period of service as a director on the MVMF board. The secretary/treasurer position may serve unlimited terms subject to the discretion of the board. At all times the MVMF should strive to attain no less than 50% of veterinarian majority.