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Tom Coronite

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  1. It's hard to say which is best without knowing the particulars of your assembly/society/group. But keep in mind, even if you do have a nominating committee that prepares a report, listing candidates for office, following the presentation of that report, there should still be an opportunity for (further) nominations from the floor. Having the committee gauge interest and vet candidates may be something you value. Or, you may prefer to have the assembly nominate those it wishes.
  2. That makes sense. But that sounds an awful lot more like taking attendance than determining if a quorum is present. 🙂
  3. RONR specifies the procedure for a roll call vote indicating that the names are called, and the members respond when called. If that's not what was envisioned when this bylaw was written, I can't imagine what else would be. If there's no "call" in the roll call, the secretary would simply be counting in his head, and why would he keep counting once he got to the number needed for a quorum?
  4. Not to go off topic, hopefully, but I’m curious as to why you’d suspend the rules, rather than move to remove the item from being tabled.
  5. I find that happening exclusively in the Advanced Discussion forum. Interestingly enough (or maybe not interesting at all), previously I found that forum always indicated there were unread posts, even after I had read them all.
  6. Now that both President and VP positions are vacant, why wouldn't it be proper to fill both once, as opposed to filling the VP position twice?
  7. Pretty good one, I'd say.
  8. If bylaws specify an officer holds an office for a term of ___ years OR until a successor is elected, the officer may be removed at the pleasure of the society by a 2/3 vote, majority vote with previous notice, or a vote of a majority of the entire membership. Maybe you should pursue that. It seems that would solve your dilemma, which appears to be more about qualifications to hold office (your point) than when a term ends (the current chief's point). Much would likely depend on the wording of your bylaws regarding the qualification(s) to hold office.
  9. It’s likely much would depend on the specifics of the amendment. For example, if the motion were “to call/hire Rev Smith as Pastor” and someone proposed an amendment to add “for a term of 3 years” would you rule that out of order? If the proposed amendment were “at a church other than this one” then I might be with you on that one.
  10. Acknowledging that Mr Jstackpo and Mr Martin, and everyone else, for that matter are leaps and bounds beyond me as far as being “experts”... I’d suggest again that you’d be better served focusing less on the status of the matter “struck” and more on the nature and purpose of the agenda itself.
  11. I may be oversimplifying quite a bit, but it seems to me that you (SAA) are confusing listing and prioritizing items of business (agenda) with the actual conducting of the business of a meeting.
  12. "New Business" simply refers to matters initiated in the present meeting. See p. 26 line 17. If you're voting on adopting an agenda, you're dealing with that agenda, not the matters #1 and #2. Having a matter on an agenda isn't the same as moving it. Maybe your group would be better served by using the standard order of business, rather than adopting an agenda. (Although I do note you said this was a hypothetical situation.)
  13. I think the first case is the plural of basis, which is why bases is used. The second case is singular. If anything, in your first case, perhaps the plural, decisions, would be a better fit.
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