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Chris Harrison

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  1. Unless the Bylaws require a ballot vote the Chair should declare the sole candidate elected (RONR p. 443). If a ballot vote is required then a ballot vote is required even if there was only one nominee.
  2. "For purposes of determining eligibility to continue in office under such a provision*, an officer who has served more that half a term is considered to have served a full term in that office." *Referring to a provision in the governing documents regarding term limits.
  3. See RONR p. 575 ll. 2-5. So the question is whether he served EXACTLY one year of the 2 year term or a little less or a little more than a year?
  4. Though RONR p. 456 ll. 9-18 applies to this somewhat.
  5. RONR doesn't caution or mention the Chair being careful though with the clear potential of that rule being abused it would behoove the Chair to use that rule VERY rarely. That is why I said " the general opinion of this board in the past is a Chair should be very careful..." With the exception of taking disciplinary action against the Chair later there is really no immediate recourse for the members if the Chair is acting in bad faith other than a member stating the question themselves. Granted there are cases where there cannot be more than one reasonable opinion but, if there is any chance there might be another reasonable argument...even if that chance is very small...the Chair should allow the Appeal. Any time the Chair uses the rule on page 256 he is for all intents and purposes thwarting the will of the assembly by not allowing them to challenge his ruling. That should only be done when it is absolutely...100%...bet your life savings and 401k that you are right...certain that the assembly only has one reasonable way to decide the Appeal. True, though the way I view it is if the Chair rules the Appeal dilatory and won't allow it the effect is the same as if he ignored it. In either case the assembly isn't given the opportunity to consider the Appeal.
  6. I don't think RONR says for sure but given why the Chair's name is called last in larger assemblies I would not think it would be under Small Board rules. Works for me..
  7. If I remember correctly the general opinion of this board in the past is a Chair should be very careful about ruling an Appeal dilatory because there are not two reasonable opinions. A Chair doing so risks 1) having pp. 650-651 implemented and a member stating the question themselves, 2) the assembly taking disciplinary action against the Chair, or 3) both.
  8. As long as this person meets the qualifications for both Treasurer and Governor (and the Bylaws don't forbid holding both offices at the same time) I see no problem.
  9. All the names listed on the bulletin board by both the Nominating Committee and petition(s) would be the members' choices come election time.
  10. You can't have Special Meetings unless the Bylaws provide for them (with one exception). See RONR p. 92 ll. 9-13.
  11. No. They can take a Recess, set up an Adjourned Meeting, Adjourn, or take steps in order to obtain a quorum. There are a few other measures which may be in order as well. See RONR pp. 347-348 for more detail.
  12. I would strongly suggest you all talk to someone who is familiar with the Statute in question (a lawyer?) before having that Board meeting because somehow I suspect the minutes alone would not satisfy the Statute's definition of "recording".
  13. It is up to you all to interpret your own Bylaws.
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