I am president of a fiber arts nonprofit guild.
The following is quoted from this Guild's ByLaws:
a) In conducting the affairs of this Guild, the final authority for procedure shall be Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised, 10th edition, (2000), wherever applicable and not inconsistent with the Bylaws. (This will be changed to reflect 11th edition in December.)
From our ByLaws: "In the absence or disability of the President, the Vice-Presidents in order of their rank shall perform all duties of the President. In accordance, a Vice-President shall have all of the powers and restrictions of the President." (I had major surgery the week before the Board meeting).
c) All Officers are required to keep their Procedure Manuals currently updated and to make this information available to the President and their successors at the joint April Board meeting.' (I have and follow the Procedure Manual, with a monthly task listed "will set the Agendas for the General and Board Meetings)
At the last Board Meeting, the following occurred:
Format of General Meeting: Discussion was held concerning the new format for our general meeting implemented by "me".
Time is too long to sit without a bathroom break
"Agenda Item", should it before or after the break?
Board reached a consensus that "Agenda Item" should be after the break.
Here are my questions:
1) What is a "consensus" within an organization whose authority for procedure is within Roberts Rules?
2) Is there a legal reason I should reset the Agenda according to this "consensus".