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  1. Nominating Committee

    It's time for the Board to select the Nominating Committee and the question is - where on the agenda does it go? Does it go under Committees or does it go under New Business or could it go under the Recording Secretary's report? Thank you
  2. Dues Grace Period

    An argument FOR the late fee assessment is that since these people are not members until they pay a reinstatement fee, we are able to do this without a provision in our bylaws. Your thoughts
  3. Xtra Rules for Membership

    Thank you - all your comments helped "expand my horizons" re the Bylaws
  4. Xtra Rules for Membership

    I wasn't looking at it from the perspective of seeking more information. I was looking at it as imposing rules for membership that aren't in the Bylaws.
  5. Xtra Rules for Membership

    What would give the Board the latitude to impose other requirements?
  6. Xtra Rules for Membership

    From the Bylaws after application is filled out, submitted to the Membership Secr and sent to the Board and the fees to the Treasurer. "Applicants shall be elected by secret ballot at any meeting of the Board of Directors. Affirmative votes of two-thirds (2/3) of the Directors present and voting at a meeting of the Board shall be required to elect an applicant. An application which fails to receive the required number of affirmative votes may be presented by one of the applicant's endorsers at the next Annual Meeting of the Club. The membership shall elect such applicant by secret ballot by a favorable vote of seventy-five (75%) percent of the members present and voting". From the Bylaws, qualifications for "Regular Membership shall be open to all persons residing in the United States who are 18 years of age and older, who are in good standing with the AKC and who subscribe to the purposes of this Club and the Code of Ethics".
  7. Xtra Rules for Membership

    Yes, it is the Board. This is what I found in the Bylaws, under Powers and Duties - "General management of the Club's affairs and the control of its property shall be entrusted to the Board of Directors, exercising these powers and performing those duties specified in these Bylaws and transacting the general business of the Club not otherwise provided for in these Bylaws. The President and/or the Board acting as a body shall have an unqualified right of access to the books, records and files of the Club."
  8. Our Bylaws specify how to become a member. Fill out the application form, attach a check for dues and a non-refundable "application" fee, send application to the Membership Secr "......who shall determine if it is in order and if so, shall promptly send the application to the Board and the fees to the Treasurer." Then the Bylaws say how the applicants will be elected and the results of an up or down vote. However, the Board has imposed some other hurdles for the applicants to go through including publishing their names in the Club bulletin and asking for feedback (positive or negative), and giving the members 30 days to do so. My question - are these extra hurdles allowed or must they be in the Bylaws?
  9. Dues Grace Period

    Thank you all!!!
  10. Dues Grace Period

    Dues are due by December 31. Our Bylaws state about late dues - "A membership will be considered as lapsed and automatically terminated if a member's dues are unpaid as of the first day of February of each year; however, the Board may grant an additional period of grace until the first day of April to such delinquent members in meritorious cases." Can the Board put penalties on members who ask for the additional period of grace before the first day of April to pay their dues?
  11. Nominating Committee

    Teleconference Board meetings are held monthly. This vote is done by secret ballot as approved by the Board but it's not called for in the Bylaws
  12. Nominating Committee

    What can be done when there is a stalemate and no one wants to change their vote?
  13. Nominating Committee

    The Board is voting for Nominating Committee members - Bylaws call for 3 members and 2 alternates. After the initial vote, 2 committee members were chosen and a tie ensured for the 3rd committee position. After 2 additional votes there is still a tie for the last position on the committee between 2 nominees, how can the tie be broken?
  14. Adopted Motions

    Under what circumstances would a defeated motion not be allowed to be renewed?