It means he is not a CURRENT card carrying member ...meaning he is not current with his dues and failed to follow the appropriate protocol that keeps him a member of the guild. Based on that he does not qualify this year ...maybe next time he could return to stand for election when his membership is in good standing and up to date. It is absolutely wrong to even defend such a situation - if he is irresponsible enough to think he can bypass a basic membership requirment how can he become an efficient president ???