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or rules do not have any methods of restricting or barring, individuals from membership and participating as a member of a committee.

said individual, refused to sign a confidentiality agreement as part of the Finance committees, required documents, and access.

this person cannot be trusted to keep data under their control, and wants to broadcast on social media, sensitive data. 

thus causing discord among the association and its members. 

 

since Roberts rules is our final authority  when our by-laws falls short.

this person has continually threatened to go to the IRS, and Attorney General and other agencies when they don't get their way etc.

This individual does not hide the threats and are posted on social media now. 

under Roberts rules, how can we bar this person or other means of censure to protect the association.

Robert Dingus 

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18 minutes ago, Robert Dingus said:

or rules do not have any methods of restricting or barring, individuals from membership and participating as a member of a committee.

Can we start here?  So any member can just walk in and say I'm on this committee?  There's no appointment process (for example - either by the President or the membership)?

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3 hours ago, Robert Dingus said:

under Roberts rules, how can we bar this person or other means of censure to protect the association.

With regards to expelling the individual from membership, or other forms of discipline, see Section 63 of RONR, 11th ed. If it is desired to do nothing more than to censure the member, this may be done as a main motion, although it must be understood that this is simply a formal expression of the assembly’s disapproval.

With regards to removing the member from the Finance Committee, we need to know how members are appointed to the committee in the first place.

Given the litigious nature of the member, it may be advisable to consult a professional parliamentarian and/or an attorney before proceeding with discipline, in order to ensure you have all your ducks in a row in the event of a lawsuit or other action against the society.

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I agree with both Mr. Mervosh and Mr. Martin and suggest that you get a copy if the current 11th edition of RONR as soon as possible and that you read chapter XX on discipline thoroughly, paying particular attention to section 63 as suggested by Mr. Martin.  It is in chapter XX.  Disciplinary procedures can get very complex. 

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in this case as far as the Finance Committee goes, the chair person gets a list of people volunteering to join the committee, we have 6 volunteer positions, after that person selects the committee then the list is given to the Executive committee, to approve of those appointments. Then the individuals are notified by the chair if they are on the committee.

some of our committees are by appointment and approval of the association, in this case we are safe on this point.

we have / are consulting with the attorney, just in case as well, this person along with another individual, were given legal barring in the past, would say about 4 years ago maybe more, i do not know the details of that action only that it happened.

 

Robert 

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1 hour ago, Robert Dingus said:

in this case as far as the Finance Committee goes, the chair person gets a list of people volunteering to join the committee, we have 6 volunteer positions, after that person selects the committee then the list is given to the Executive committee, to approve of those appointments. Then the individuals are notified by the chair if they are on the committee.

some of our committees are by appointment and approval of the association, in this case we are safe on this point.

we have / are consulting with the attorney, just in case as well, this person along with another individual, were given legal barring in the past, would say about 4 years ago maybe more, i do not know the details of that action only that it happened.

 

Robert 

The appointing power can generally remove the committee member.

 

He need not be "barred."  He could be removed as a committee member. 

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5 hours ago, Robert Dingus said:

in this case as far as the Finance Committee goes, the chair person gets a list of people volunteering to join the committee, we have 6 volunteer positions, after that person selects the committee then the list is given to the Executive committee, to approve of those appointments. Then the individuals are notified by the chair if they are on the committee.

Then it would seem to me that the Executive Committee may remove this person from the committee. This would require a 2/3 vote, a vote of a majority of the entire membership, or a majority vote with previous notice.

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