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Gary Novosielski

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  1. Yes, a motion to censure a member is in order if RONR is your parliamentary authority. But apart from expressing the displeasure of the assembly with the actions of the member, censure carries no consequences beyond that. Censure can be a "penalty" imposed as a result of a formal discipline process, or as the result of an ordinary main motion. If you think a more severe penalty is in order, you'll need to check your bylaws to see if there are any disciplinary procedures contained there. If not, the procedures in RONR (12th ed.) would apply, contained in Chapter XX. Specifically, since
  2. I suspect you are using "table" in a sense not used in the U.S.
  3. I believe they are the same, since both result in having nobody elected.
  4. It could most easily be accomplished as a correction at the next meeting, when approval of minutes is pending.
  5. Preferably full pirate regalia.
  6. If the rules in RONR apply, then yes. You can use the motion to Amend Something Previously Adopted (RONR 12th ed. §35). This requires a second, is debatable and amendable, and for passage requires: a 2/3 vote if no previous notice has been given; or, a majority vote if notice of intent has been given at the previous meeting, or in the call if the current meeting; or, a vote of a majority of the entire membership (of the body that is meeting); any one of which will suffice.
  7. What happens after the change is not particularly relevant. But I'm not sure you can just change the members of a board by a vote, unless your bylaws provide for such a thing. Is this the normal time for elections of board members, or is this some other type of change?
  8. This is a nine year old thread on a different subject. Please ask you question by starting a new topic.
  9. The time frame was any time before the meeting was adjourned. This is one of the few motions that can be adopted without a quorum present. If the meeting was adjourned without setting a time to which to adjourn, it's just over. Your next regular meeting will occur as usual. If it's urgent enough to call a special meeting, and your bylaws allow those, that's another option.
  10. Agreeing with Mr. Merritt, it might be of interest to you that the procedure he suggests can be done without a quorum present, which eliminates the need to cajole people to show up at a meeting that likely will not accomplish anything except setting a future meeting date. It would be good to let the members know what your intentions are with respect to the annual meeting.
  11. The main problem was the confusion of an order of business (presumably a special one), with a Special Order, which is not an order of business at all. I apologize for anything I said that contributed to the confusion, and reaffirm anything that I said that dispelled it.
  12. Aside from the votes on any individual amendments, only one vote is required to pass the entire resolution. The wording of the Resolved portion is debated first, and when no (further) amendments are offered, no vote is needed, as the desired wording has been decided. Debate then occurs on the Whereas clauses, and when no (further) amendments are offered, that wording has now been decided, and the wording of the resolution (as amended) is then the pending question. Further debate may occur. Eventually, a vote is taken to either approve or reject the resolution.
  13. And where would "should not ever" fit in the list? 🙂
  14. Ah, I misread your reply as saying that we had to wait for that to occur in the future. "I'm just a boy whose intentions are good; "O Lord, please don't let me be misunderstood" 🎵
  15. The officers and board are subordinate to the general body.
  16. Just because they adopt a special order of business doesn't make it a Special Order of Business.
  17. I think not. But then would they count toward the quorum requirement? Perhaps if two of the four are disqualified, the quorum becomes a majority of the remaining two, i.e. two.
  18. No, I'm saying that the term Special Order of Business is not a term. A Special Order pertains to one item of business for one meeting. The Standard Order of Business contains a subdivision called "Special Orders", which occurs fourth in the Standard Order of Business. It is possible to revise the order of business to add or delete categories, or you can adopt an agenda for the meeting, in which case an order of business would not be used.
  19. No. A Special Rule of Order is as you have described. A Special Order (not "of business) is a question or item of business that has been set to be taken up at a particular hour, and takes precedence over any other business that may be in progress at that hour.
  20. There is a motion to Reconsider which can be made after the motion passed. But it can only be moved by someone who voted on the prevailing side of the original motion--in this case by someone who voted Yes on it. How did this gentleman vote?
  21. There's no reason why newly elected directors would not have access to prior years' minutes, but admittedly not much can be learned in one day.
  22. Were there not even any write-in votes for Vice President? That's unusual. In any case, this sounds like an incomplete election to me, so it should be completed by having the membership vote on the office of Vice President, which the present incumbent has now agreed to run for.
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