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Tom Coronite

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  1. Email motion

    From what you describe about your bylaws, it sounds as if the motion failed. It did not get the required 100%.
  2. Suspend the rules

    Suppose you had a standing rule that required any check written for more than $250 required two signatures. That would apply to the Treasurer's duties outside the context of a meeting. That rule couldn't be suspended.
  3. Officer Eligibility Nominations

    If you are asking if you can disregard a provision in your bylaws requiring something to happen before a bylaws amendment can be considered, the answer is probably no. If you are asking if the president can disregard provisions in your bylaws requiring elections by the membership and/or qualifications for office, the answer is probably no.
  4. Amend postponement to a date certain

    Does "in the regular order of business" quoted above (early in the quote) apply within a meeting or session only, or can it be applied to another meeting or session?
  5. DEBATE DURING PROPOSED BY-LAW CHANGE

    If they are not members of the body that is deliberating, they could be given permission per the cited reference. But, if by "non voting member" you mean a member of the body that is deliberating, but for whatever reason your group eliminates their right to vote (as we see many times in forum scenarios) that is likely a bylaws interpretation question. JPOW, are you referring to members (who are not allowed to vote) of the body debating the proposal?
  6. President as chair automatically

    Someone else who was apparently ALSO not specified in the bylaws? Wow. SMH...
  7. Inclusion of an item in the minutes

    It would appear it's a typo; it should be item 8, from the right book.
  8. Power to Remove

    OK. That certainly makes sense. Thank you.
  9. Power to Remove

    Only that officers serve "for terms of 3 years or until their successors are elected."
  10. Power to Remove

    If the church elects officers at its annual meeting, it stands to reason they also have the power to remove from office. The church's executive board, called the Church Council, is empowered to act for the church (between meetings of the church) in all secular matters not otherwise provided for in the bylaws. Does the Church Council's authority to act for the church include the power to remove from office? Or is it a matter of bylaws interpretation?
  11. board of director problems

    There was a resignation. The sentence you partially quote mentions the president resigned, so apparently he's off the board.
  12. Bylaws - What takes precedent?

    Transpower, Do you see any difference in degree of specificity in "...appoints THIS (the) committee" vs "...appoints ALL committees"?
  13. Can you overule a bylaw

    Perhaps the removed officer could, after being removed, be brought onto the board again, depending on what your bylaws say and what the provision regarding "removal" means. You may be seeing why such a hard-and-fast removal clause is unwise, and maybe should be changed.
  14. Too many abstentions

    Would leaving the room solely so the motion would pass, making their action singularly responsible for adopting the motion, really make them feel better than simply voting yes? It may very well be possible their fear of a "conflict of interest" is unfounded, unless they for some reason have a pecuniary interest not held in common with other members. Is that really the case?
  15. ..or a 2/3 vote, period.
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