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Question; At a general meeting to vote for officers of the board, the President invited two non-members to the meeting.This invite was to allow the two non-members to observe how the board conducted meetings and to see if they would like to join once they observed what was involved. The election officer removed them from the meeting.Could these non-members be seated at the rear of the room so as not to be taken as part of the meeting?

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1 minute ago, Guest Wayne said:

Question; At a general meeting to vote for officers of the board, the President invited two non-members to the meeting.This invite was to allow the two non-members to observe how the board conducted meetings and to see if they would like to join once they observed what was involved. The election officer removed them from the meeting.Could these non-members be seated at the rear of the room so as not to be taken as part of the meeting?

The assembly has complete discretion in this matter, not one person.  Next time someone objects to a non-member's presence, a vote should be taken and a majority vote will decide the matter.

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I agree completely with George Mervosh but have some questions for guest Wayne.

First, who was actually presiding at this meeting? The president or the elections officer?

Second, if it was the president, by what authority did the elections officer have the two guests removed?

Third, if the elections officer was presiding, why? The regular presiding officer should preside over elections unless you have a rule to the contrary.

I am assuming that this meeting was not in executive session. If it was, that changes things, but the guests could still have been allowed to remain by a majority vote.

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