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  1. Well, a motion, the second one, to spend more would be out of order if there wasn't enough $$ in the bank to cover the larger (in total) amount to be spent.
  2. jstackpo

    Vote on motion

    And he/she can vote "No" (but not debate against) if someone convinces him that the proposal was a bad idea.
  3. jstackpo

    motion to renew?

    Correct - but not TOO much later. Reconsider has time limits -- see page 316 (b).
  4. jstackpo


    Exactly! Otherwise you and the others will have no idea what you are talking about, in terms of coming to a decision. That can make for a looooong meeting. If you really have some idea of what is important, move to refer the general idea (stated, of course) to a committee -- see pages 168ff. - with instructions to draw up a clear coherent motion and bring it to the next meeting. Committees are the place to hash out possibilities, meetings are for decisions. RONR has no requirement that motions be placed on an agenda. Just make the motion when you know what it is.
  5. <soapbox> And the vagaries of voting need a lot more discussion in the cases with three or more choices/candidates, which is where preferential voting in its various forms (rank the candidates, then Condorcet or drop the last guy or keep only the top two or score the choices with a Borda Count, &c) is appropriate. </soapbox>
  6. jstackpo

    No AGM notes were taken

    Have the Board, or other people with good memories, attempt to reconstruct the minutes of the previous AGM and present them for approval at the upcoming meeting. Remember: minutes need only contain what was done (i.e., motions adopted, defeated, &c) not what was said (i.e., speeches and other remarks). See page 68 for more details.
  7. On #4: if neither the originator nor any other member moves the controversial amendment, then nothing more need (or should) be done. Probably not proper to pull it off the agenda (before agenda is presented for adoption) since the notice is clearly out there. An item on an agenda is NOT equivalent to someone moving the item. But moving to strike it when the agenda is pending is fine. It would be effectively the same as requesting permission to withdraw the item.
  8. jstackpo

    Changes to motion after notice is given

    I'd say it would depend on the details of the notice. If the notice gave the exact words of the proposed bylaw amendment, then "No" is my answer. If the notice is still informative but doesn't give exact words (which it should in my view) then "Yes" is my answer. RONR, page 596, line 27 says that "fairly inform" is adequate notice.
  9. Although I don't have a 10th edition RONR at hand to verify this, my recollection is that the Authorship Team struck out the phrase "published minutes" in preparation of the 11th edition. (A ghostly remainder of the phrase remains in the index.) So it means what ever your association wants it to mean. In its place is a (new) discussion of published "proceedings" (page 475) which are NOT minutes, but are for the "public". BTW, whence came the title of this thread?
  10. jstackpo

    Overturn Board Decision

    Possibly may depend on your bylaws (although the state laws, if applicable, would supersede). Do your bylaws give exclusive authority to the board? If not your course of action is entirely correct. The 2/3 vote vs. majority of entire membership question is easy: whichever one is easiest to obtain.
  11. Is the COO (whatever that may stand for) actually a member of the board? This would have to be specified in the bylaws. If not, he has no right to "place" anything before the board. Only members of the Board have that right.
  12. jstackpo

    Point of Order

    No. And No.
  13. jstackpo

    Urgent question

    Yes, still a member. A "resignation" is a request to be excused from a duty - page 289ff. Check those pages for what you, the board, can or should do with the resignation. Until it is accepted (or a "reasonable" time has passed) nothing has changed.
  14. Raise a point of order, or simply propose a motion rescinding the action (and maybe censuring the Board) at the next general membership meeting. The members are in charge, not the board. Stay away from "motives". Your are not a mind reader.