Chris Harrison

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  1. Yes (RONR pp. 645-648). That doesn't change matters as far as RONR is concerned but your Bylaws may give State officers more protection so you should check them.
  2. What do the bylaws say regarding what constitutes a quorum? Also, is the President a member of the body which is meeting?
  3. Such details should be located in the organization's Constitution and/or applicable laws governing those sort of organizations.
  4. That depends on the wording in the bylaws regarding the definition of a quorum. Can you give us the exact language?
  5. What you are describing sounds more like a motion to refer the motion back to the Renovation Committee to do more research. A motion to Commit (Refer) does not require the approval of the original motion maker. After a question is before the assembly it belongs to the assembly and they are the ones who decide how to proceed.
  6. That depends because the substitute may be germane to the motion being substituted or it may not be. Can you provide more detail about the original motion and the proposed substitute?
  7. That depends on the nature of the motion and how much authority the bylaws give the General Membership. That depends on whether the Board has the exclusive authority over the type of business the motion covers. See above answers as well as Official Interpretation 2006-12. See above answers as well as FAQ #20. In other words...the devil is in the details.
  8. I'm thinking the "unbeatable" and "unnameable" are a result of auto-correct on the OP's phone and it was supposed to be "undebatable" and "unamendable" and neither word is recognized by my computer's spell check.
  9. Yes that is true for a member who is serving as the assembly's parliamentarian (RONR p. 467 ll. 8-19).
  10. There is no mechanism (under RONR) for a meeting to be cancelled.
  11. Maybe. It depends on if the Board has the unilateral authority to make offers to the Cantor.
  12. Nonmembers have no rights at meetings (including the right to make motions). However, by suspending the rules (2/3 vote) the nonmember can be permitted to make motions or speak in debate.
  13. Email is not the same as "U.S. postal service communication" so it sounds like the latest that something was sent out was 9 days before. Of course even if it was sent out 10 days before one could question when does the 10 days start? From when it was sent out (how can that be proved?)? From the postmark? From when the piece of mail was delivered to the member?