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  1. I meant why does RONR simply require another round of voting, rather than removing the candidate receiving the fewest votes?
  2. Delaying election by proviso

    The bylaws address this. I've added the relevant sections of the meeting article for your reading. Outside of this article, the executive board has the power to "adjust the hour and place of meetings." Annotations are bolded and in brackets ARTICLE VI — Meetings Section 1. Regular Meetings. The regular meetings of the Council shall be held at least once per month, excluding the months of June and July, as scheduled by resolution at least 21 days in advance. Upon the passage of such a resolution, the Secretary shall immediately distribute it to as much of the membership as is possible. A Rotarian shall be present at all regular meetings of the Council [requirement by higher organization]. If no future meetings are scheduled by resolution, the Council shall meet at the call of the Governor [equivalent to president] or highest-ranking officer. Section 3. Special Meetings. Special meetings may be called by the Council, Governor, or Executive Board and shall be called upon the written request of 10% of the membership. The purpose of the meeting shall be included in the call, which shall be sent to as much of the membership as is possible at least three days before the meeting. No business shall be transacted at a special meeting except that mentioned in the call.
  3. Unanimous consent small committees

    So essentially, the chair should encourage dissenting opinions, clarify the exact text of what we're agreeing to, and take formal votes to establish when a decision is truly being made?
  4. I'm on a committee of 4 people that has been tasked with planning the program for an event. Since the committee is so small and we almost always agree on things, is it okay to just run on unanimous consent until someone disagrees with something and raises an objection? The parliamentary authority is RONR and no bylaws provision contradicts my plan.
  5. Constitution vs. Bylaws

    It would depend on what your constitution and bylaws specifically say, but the constitution prevails over the by-laws in every organization I'm familiar with.
  6. Found in section 8 of this official document of Rotary International (the parent organization) policy https://my.rotary.org/en/document/rotaract-statement-policy "There shall be a “Standard Rotaract Club Constitution” prescribed by Rotary International and subject to amendment only by the Board of Directors of Rotary International. As a prerequisite of its organization and certification, each Rotaract club shall adopt the "Standard Rotaract Club Constitution" and shall automatically adopt all amendments thereto subsequently made." By-laws are definitely amendable by local affiliate. My issue is that our constitution doesn't line up with the standard constitution (our constitution can be found here http://ufrotaract.wixsite.com/service/constitution).
  7. Our custom constitution: http://ufrotaract.wixsite.com/service/constitution The standard constitution: https://my.rotary.org/en/document/rotaract-constitution-and-bylaws By-Laws vary by club, but the aforementioned PDF with the standard constitution includes starter by-laws.
  8. Our custom constitution: http://ufrotaract.wixsite.com/service/constitution The standard constitution: https://my.rotary.org/en/document/rotaract-constitution-and-bylaws By-Laws vary by club, but the aforementioned PDF with the standard constitution includes starter by-laws.
  9. I've looked and no such grandfather clause exists for a club of our age. Every club must use the same standard constitution; it's a requirement, not a guideline. I think you're right. The standard constitution is the one truly in effect, but at some point in the past someone ignored the part of the standard constitution that says only the larger organization can amend it. This led to our current custom constitution.
  10. I've checked the larger organization's database and we're in there as a chartered member. The larger organization's policy is that every club adopts the standard constitution upon being chartered and that only the larger organization can amend the standard constitution. That's why I think the standard constitution is in effect, but we're just ignoring it.
  11. I belong to a club that is part of a larger organization. Whenever a club of this type is chartered, it adopts the organization's standard club constitution. However, my club has been using its own custom constitution. I believe that our custom constitution is null and void, and that the standard constitution is and always has been in effect. How would you suggest I go about transitioning to the standard constitution? I am just a member in the club. Our custom constitution: http://ufrotaract.wixsite.com/service/constitution The standard constitution: https://my.rotary.org/en/document/rotaract-constitution-and-bylaws By-Laws vary by club, but the aforementioned PDF with the standard constitution includes starter by-laws.
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