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  1. Whence your rule that the Treasurer cannot make motions? It is not an RONR rule provided that the Treasurer is a member of the association.
  2. Clearly, your two goals, "counter-packing" vs recruitment, are totally incompatible. Good luck!
  3. And that the ability to cast your vote cannot be transferred to someone else, i.e. given to a proxy (which is what handing you ballot to someone else to actually cast), unless such is authorized in the bylaws
  4. In the order you asked: 1) The ballot question is fine. 2) Yes this requires a vote on the amendment to move. 3) the one vote on the FY change will do it, BUT be sure to state that all related deadline references will be changed to accommodate.
  5. Or... it may just be simpler to state that if any membership turns over to somebody new (even a reelection), unfinished business is gone. This could be preferable to burdening RONR with yet another "exception" rule. There are quite enough of them already, thank you. A quick search through the book turns up three hundred and ten instances of "except". That is roughly one "except" every other page.
  6. There is no line beyond President - Vice-President specified in RONR. Any extension of the list is up to you to put in your bylaws, or, better, just elect a President pro tem to preside at the meeting.
  7. Which is NOT a good thing if the tellers are members of the association -- they miss out on decisions.
  8. Seems to be a lot of that going around....
  9. RONR doesn't deal with "alternate" members, so the answers to both your question will be whatever you association likes as it specifies what the roll of those "alternates" should be. RONR does discuss alternate delegates to a convention, (page 601ff) so you could get some guidance from that.
  10. Never mind that the Board member should have moved to postpone considering the report (or perhaps referring it to a style committee to fix the format), anybody can move to "take the report from the table" at the next meeting -- majority vote. If your bylaw allow them to happen, you could call a special meeting -- check page 91 for extra requirements.
  11. Only the publisher (and the A-Team) know for sure....
  12. The key to Atul's reply is the words "exclusive authority" The RONR gold standard is that the Assembly has all the decision powers for an organization but can delegate (via bylaws) some powers (or all for that matter) to an Executive Board or similar named subgroup. But delegation just says what the ExecBoard can do; the Assembly still retains the ability to do it too. But if the Assembly gives exclusive powers (for specific items) to the ExecBoard, then the latter can do what it pleases, and the Assembly (general membership) has no further say in the matter (until the bylaws get amended taking away the "exclusive" part). However, many corporate laws (I'm not a lawyer so go find a real one) flip this hierarchy over such that the ExecBoard has all the power originally and can delegate some to the general membership, or elsewhere. Presumably your church organization is incorporated, so I will leave it you you to find out what camp you are in (or perhaps some other variant).
  13. Do your bylaws say how long a term the elected members serve on the job? Please quote the bylaw text exactly, no paraphrases, please.
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