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  1. Actually, I'd grown quite fond of the number "4999" but that's water under the bridge now. There's no doubt that the new CAPTCHA is better than the old CAPTCHA but, please, don't stop dreaming. Sometimes I think Edgar forgets which side his bread is buttered on. Though of course I'm the one who should be thanking him for his yeoman-like service over these past many months.
  2. Not in RONR-Land . . . where all voting takes place at meetings and all meetings are "in-person" meetings. No phone-y meetings. And no e-mail meetings either.
  3. Sure. Though it would be better to know that in advance so you're not faced with an incomplete election should you elect someone who's not willing to serve (and who you're not able to get in touch with for a couple of days). A short note, "If elected I will serve" will do the trick. Whoever plans on nominating an absent member might want to obtain such an assurance. Better to be able to say, "I nominate John Smith who, unfortunately, couldn't be here today but has assured us, in writing, that, if elected he will be honored to serve" as opposed to, "I nominate Bill Jones. I know most of you don
  4. hmtcastle


    If the chair declared the motion adopted, either correctly or erroneously, isn't the burden of proof now on those who claim it wasn't adopted?
  5. You inform the persons who came in second that they are not "co-" anything. Failing that, you hold new elections. The fact that you didn't follow your rules doesn't mean that you can keep disobeying them. And if by "updating" your bylaws you mean including "co-presidents", that's not an improvement.
  6. hmtcastle


    But see Official Interpretation 2006-18?
  7. Neither. If your bylaws don't provide for "co-presidents" you can't have them. There's no sharing. I suspect your bylaws provide for a president. That means one. At a time.
  8. You might want to avoid the term "member-at-large". You have seven directors (if it's a board of directors) or seven trustees (if it's a board of trustees), four of whom happen to also hold an additional office.
  9. The loser is mistaken. Any member present during voting can vote regardless of whether they voted in an earlier round of voting.
  10. The general membership would hold an election just as it presumably did when the first board members were elected. The newly elected members would fill out the staggered terms of the members who were removed.
  11. No. If your organization has unwisely granted an "automatic" (ex-officio) position to the person who is your (presumably immediate) past president, I'm afraid you'll have to live with it. Unless your bylaws say otherwise, the fact that he resigned as president (instead of completing his term) is irrelevant. He's now the immediate past president until the current president leaves office. And if any past president (not just the immediate past president) is eligible then these two short-termers qualify as past presidents. Unless, again, your bylaws say otherwise.
  12. Then no one can. The general membership could but it would have to do so at a regular meeting, which kind of defeats the purpose. So you might want to amend your bylaws. See RONR's sample bylaws for one way of authorizing special meetings.
  13. They also serve who only stand and ruminate.
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