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Daniel H. Honemann

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  1. Mr. Brown, I was simply noting that no member can properly move "that a certain member serve as chair pro tem by unanimous consent without objection", as you suggested.
  2. "A society has no executive board, nor can its officers act as a board, except as the bylaws may provide; and when so established, the board has only such power as is delegated to it by the bylaws or by vote of the society's assembly referring individual matters to it." (RONR, 11th ed., p. 482) What, exactly, do your bylaws provide with respect to the existence and composition of your organization's board?
  3. Well I, for one, have often found that attempting to construe the provisions of bylaws, which I have not read, of an organization that I know nothing about, to be rather risky.
  4. I'm afraid I left out an "s". I meant to say "... as a matter of facts .... " πŸ™‚
  5. Is it too late to point out that, as a matter of fact, you guys don't know what you're talking about? πŸ™‚
  6. I think you are absolutely right, but I also find that this situation occurs most often in organizations in which the board does in fact have complete control over the affairs of the organization and about the only thing that the full membership can do is elect board members at its annual meeting. Although the annual meeting of the full membership is just that, and not a meeting of the board, the board just can't get over the idea that they are supposed to run everything. πŸ™‚
  7. So what am I, a potted plant? πŸ™‚
  8. And be particularly careful of d discipline. It's the worst kind.
  9. But as has been noted, what is said on page 255 does not support Mr. Brown's statement that "[a] motion, for example, should not be ruled out of order unless found to be out of order by a majority vote." Just the opposite is true if the question is put to the assembly in the form in which RONR says it should be put on page 255, lines 10-15.
  10. Sustains his position as to what?
  11. If there is no applicable rule somewhere requiring something other than a majority vote, then a majority vote is the vote required for approval (RONR, 11th ed., p. 400, ll. 5-7).
  12. Well, I'm afraid that what is said on page 255 does not appear to support Mr. Brown's statement that "[a] motion, for example, should not be ruled out of order unless found to be out of order by a majority vote."
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