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George Mervosh

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  1. Roll Call Vote Election

    That's correct, or they may abstain.
  2. Elections

    You should check with your school board's attorney. The attorney will know which voting method must be used.
  3. Majority of quorum

    There is no such phrase in RONR, for good reason. If it's in a set of governing documents you're reading that group will have to figure out what it means.
  4. Closed Sessions

    "A meeting enters into executive session only when required by rule or established custom, or upon the adoption of a motion to do so. A motion to go into executive session is a question of privilege (Section 19), and therefore is adopted by a majority vote. " RONR (11th ed.), p. 95 If the meeting is to resume without being in executive session a motion adopted by majority vote or unanimous consent to end the executive session portion will do the job as well. You should read RONR (11th ed.), pp. 95-96 for the entire brief passage on executive sessions.
  5. From Board to Committee

    I think the latter.
  6. vote requires 2/3 - round up or down?

    If she actually has the 4th Edition in book form, I'm buying you the biggest bottle of Beefeaters they make.
  7. vote requires 2/3 - round up or down?

    http://www.robertsrules.com/faq.html#5 Also, next time start a new thread. http://robertsrules.forumflash.com/topic/25416-important-read-this-first-faq-and-information-for-new-members-and-guests/
  8. Election of new officers

    From the footnote on p. 6 of RONR - "Members in good standing are those whose rights as members of the assembly are not under suspension as a consequence of disciplinary proceedings or by operation of some specific provision in the bylaws."
  9. Elections

    The time to debate the nominees is while nominations are open and in order. No member may speak about their vote while the actual vote is being conducted.
  10. Nope. But if he wants to read the cited pages he'll get one.
  11. See RONR (11th ed), p. 162ff for the use of the device, Filling Blanks.
  12. Elections

    No motion is needed. Once nominations conclude you can proceed straight to the election.
  13. The answer to your question is, no. RONR limits a subordinate board's ability to discipline its members. Basically, all the board can do it is have a disruptive member removed from a meeting for causing the disruption. Here's what RONR says about it: " It may protect itself against breaches of order by its members during board meetings, and against annoyance by nonmembers, by employing the procedures outlined on pages 645–49, but the maximum penalty which may be imposed upon a disorderly member of the board is that he be required to leave the meeting room during the remainder of the meeting" RONR (11th ed.), p. 486. "It" is the board.
  14. Bylaw Amendments

    No organization does it more than NAP, believe me.
  15. Approval of minutes of the last meeting

    I'm a professor now? Want to award me a doctorate as well?
  16. Approval of minutes of the last meeting

    I'm a professor now? Want to award me a doctorate as well?
  17. As far as the rules in RONR are concerned, non members have no right to be in the meeting room: "A society has the right to determine who may be present at its meetings and to control its hall while meetings are in progress; but all members have the right to attend except in cases where the bylaws provide for the automatic suspension of members who fall in arrears in payment of their dues, or where the society has, by vote and as a penalty imposed for a specific offense, forbidden attendance. " RONR (11th ed. ), p. 644 Also, no rule in RONR grants him any right to demand the meeting be recorded.
  18. elections

    At the 2FP that's last call and yeah, we'd actually elect Mickey Mouse at that time of night.
  19. elections

    The assembly can re-open nominations in hopes of finding a compromise candidate and if you're voting by ballot (which I'm not sure you are given your opening statement) make sure there's a space for write-ins. It wouldn't be the first time a write-in candidate won. But you must keep trying to complete this election.
  20. Combination Show of Hands/Nay Voting System?

    Raise a point of order that the standard voting method for motions requiring a majority vote to adopt is a voice vote. If he's uncertain of the result of the voice vote he or another member (if they feel it's too close) can demand a division (a rising vote). Raising hands is fine for a very small body so I don't know if it's appropriate ever in your group. A roll call shouldn't be used unless your rules require it or a motion to take one is adopted. But mixing two different methods isn't a procedure you'll find in RONR.
  21. Preface to a motion

    Oh I'm not willing to bet the farm on it but "Any new business not on the agenda will be at the will of the Voters Assembly." seems like one of those rules that provides for its own suspension.
  22. Preface to a motion

    I think Mr. Tatara wants to know if a preamble is proper in this motion, which is an interesting question since it seems to me like this more of a motion to suspend the rules and take up the matter the maker wants introduced. I don't know the answer to that question.
  23. Abiding by a passed motion

    Aside from not saying you can't throw rocks (I thought it was bricks) at the presiding officer, it also neglects to say the Treasurer can't abscond with all of the society's funds and retire in Tahiti, but maybe in the 12th it will.
  24. Reconsideration of a Point of Order

    Just keep it to 5 minutes per effort like you did in these two threads. We don't want you to be in those meetings too long, you see.
  25. Motion conflicts with previously adopted motion

    If it was simply a conflicting motion not presented as one to amend something previously adopted, that's where the problem comes in on p. 343. Once a motion to amend something previously adopted is pending, you've overcome the hurdle of what RONR is saying on p. 343. See pp. 74-76. Now, certain procedural mistakes may occur while processing the motion, such as what's described in OI2006-18, but that's another matter.