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  1. The actual wording is: "a majority of all registered delegates" -- which looks like it's going to be up for interpretation. That wording could mean "all who have registered," or "all currently registered." Is that an accurate reading of what has been said?
  2. When a registered convention delegate leaves, with no intention of returning, assuming he checks out with the Credentials committee, does that reduce the number of delegates used for quorum? I'm inquiring about the effect on quorum of one or several convention delegates who attend a convention for only one of the agenda items, and then leave after that particular business has been completed. The organization's bylaws do not address this situation. My best guess is that it would reduce the number of "registered delegates" (the basis for determining quorum) but I can not find a definitive answer. I looked in RONR and in Lena La Nelle Hardcastle's "Parliamentary Law Rules and P:rocedures for Conducting Conventions" but I could have missed it. And I am anticipating the need to answer this question in a few days.
  3. Bruce Lages, your summation is right on the money. Thank you all for your welcome input. I haven't posted here for 3 years, but am still thankful this forum exists, and that there are so many truly helpful people who willingly provide answers to questions.
  4. The bylaws of this organization are silent on resignations, so resignations have to be accepted (already known). The bylaws also specify that vacancies are filled by the body that elected them (which is why the "conundrum). Re. one person holding both chairman and treasurer position, in this organization that is not possible -(one person holding both offices is prohibited legally). However, much thanks for clarifying what RONR says about the vacant chairman's position -- I missed that. I think your answers have provided the necessary answers. Your help is greatly appreciated. Thank you very much!
  5. An organization has just held elections for all of its 4 officers. Each officer has a 4 year term of office, with staggered elections - chairman and treasurer were scheduled for 2020, vice chairman and secretary in 2022. The terms of office begin at a set date more than 2 months in the future. This year's election resulted in all 4 officers being elected, each to begin their new term of office more than 2 months from now. The day following the elections the current chairman, who lost his re-election bid, sent in his resignation effective immediately. The conundrum exists because the current secretary was elected as the incoming chairman; the current treasurer was elected to fill the currently vacant vice-chairman's position, for the remainder of the vice-chairman's term which does not end until 2022. The incoming treasurer was not a current officer but the current treasurer tendered his resignation when he was elected to fill the vacant term. The incoming secretary was also not a current officer, but the current secretary is still in place. And there is a legal requirement for both a chairman and treasurer of the organization. The question is: How does the office of chairman (and potentially secretary) get filled for the remainder of the current term of office? The organization's governing documents do not provide for the vice chairman to move up, providing only for the vice chairman to fill in when the chairman is absent at meetings. What is the correct means to fill both legally required positions given the current circumstance?
  6. Thank you. The answers are appreciated (and confirm my thinking).
  7. Can an organization's executive board vote in 2 co-chairmen of a standing committee? The bylaws say there will be "a chairman" of each standing committee. ----Note: I don't see how 2 people could preside, but that's not the initial question.
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