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J. J.

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  • Birthday 01/01/1963

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    Philadelphia
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    Procedure, History, Politics, Genealogy, a Missing Person Case in Central Pennsylvania, and, of course, Donna Summer.

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  1. All of her rights of membership membership may be suspended, but a member without rights is still a member.
  2. You must attempt to fill the vacancy. The only way to do away with the office is to amend the bylaws.
  3. A person may be a member, but not a member in good standing.
  4. I think I am on same page as Mr. Martin. If someone has been suspended from membership, it is a suspension of all of their rights of membership, excluding disciplinary action. I would not make the argument, for example, that the assembly could not further discipline a suspended member, and expel that member, if some new offense was discovered; the due process right of the suspended member remains even in this case. I would further note that the some of the various rights of membership can be suspended, while others remain intact (p. 662, ll. 25-31). A person may not, at some point in time, be a member in good standing, but still be a member.
  5. Unless your bylaws say otherwise, she would remain under a disciplinary action even if she paid her dues. Do the bylaws state that a member is dropped from membership if the don't pay their dues?
  6. I am hugely sad to hear of Dr. Stackpole's passing. Thanks for posting it.
  7. If I understand the issue correctly, three members are requesting that how they voted be recorded in the minutes. That is a question of privilege and the granting of that is within the control of the majority. I agree with Messrs. Martin, Brown, Kaptur, Mervosh and Lages. I would also refer those interested to the article "On the Record, " National Parliamentarian, Fourth Quarter 2000, which gives greater detail on the process.
  8. The reason Objection To the Consideration of the Question is out of order is that the society has already been adopted your governing documents. That is something that is now not original to the organization. You are amending something previously adopted.
  9. Concurring with my colleagues, you might offer amendments, within scope, to make the motions less likely to be adopted. Further, if it should be adopted you might be able to begin the process to remove the amendment from the bylaws.
  10. This to apply to "all meetings of the Corporation." This would not apply to clubs.
  11. I think that, unless write-in votes are prohibited in the bylaws, it would be out order to conduct the election in any manner that would have the effect of prohibiting write-in votes. For example, a ballot on the motion "That A be elected," no voter could properly cast a write-in vote. He could vote for or against A only. As each member has a right to cast a write-in vote on a ballot unless the bylaws say otherwise (pp. 441-2) this rule could not be suspended and its violation would would cause the election to be null and void. It would, however, be possible, to vote for each seat separately, taking the vote each seat on a separate ballot. The rules would need to be suspended (2/3 vote). I frankly see no advantage to doing that, and it would likely take more time to complete the election.
  12. Agreed, but the most obvious case is if the motion has been fully carried out. A motion to rescind the motion, "That a new desk be purchased for the secretary," would be out of order if the desk had already been purchased and could not be returned. IMO, an appeal of the chair's ruling that the motion to rescind was out of order in this case, would be out of order.
  13. There is no requirement to have a board in RONR, though it is recommended.
  14. No, but after 10 days notice it can be amended within scope of notice.
  15. Unless you require the board to approve the specific wording of amendment, it can be amended within scope of notice. For example, the bylaws set some fee at $100; the amendment is to increase that to $200. That motion could be amended for some amount greater than $100 but less than $200. If the proposal was amended within the scope of notice, e.g. $150, it could be adopted and no further noice would be needed.
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