Guest Michael K

Bylaw waived

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Our club has a bylaw that states that the club will not enter into a contract for services rendered by a member, if the contract amount is over $3,500. At a regular meeting a member asked that the by law be waived so as he could bid on the contract at hand.. The attending members considered it and took a vote and let him bid and win the contract. I say this was wrong and basically illegal in relationship to our bylaws which require a notice of change or amendment to our bylaws.  Any thoughts??

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Such a rule is not in the nature of a rule of order and cannot be suspended, therefore the adopted motion is null and void and a point of order should be raised at your next meeting.  RONR (11th ed.), p. 251 (a).   The bylaw must be amended if they want to allow this in the future.

Edited by George Mervosh

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