We do not have anything in our bylaws or policies regarding removing a board member. All terms are for 1 year, except whoever receives the highest number of votes as a non-officer is given a 2 year term so as to avoid a completely brand new board with no experience. This is why we don't know how to handle this appropriately.
The board member in question is a board member until july 1st of 2018 like the rest of the current board.
The reason I was saying "old board" was that a new board just took over as of July 1st, 2017.
In our bylaws, which I attached to one of the comments, we must notify the membership of proposed changes to the bylaws at least 2 weeks prior to the general membership meeting. It does not say how. The only notification sent was an email saying the changes were on the website. However, they were in a restricted area that needed a password and no one was informed of where to find them. Members did not know where to access them. Therefor they were never accessible to the general membership.
When a vote was taken to pass the changes at the general membership meeting, yays and nays were taken. There were proxy votes given to members and NONE of the proxies were counted. I believe if I am correct that votes need to be counted and in ballot form. It was done based on the "sound" of yays. That's it. So there are two issues. 1) Members never received changes within 2 weeks of meeting and even though the board moved forward otherwise ignoring the bylaws they were also voted on incorrectly. This is why when the new board took over (everyone elected to begin July 1, 2017) we decided that the bylaw changes were null and void because the proper procedure was not followed. There is mention of repeal of bylaws in our bylaws but the board did not feel we were repealing anything because the previous board did not follow the rules.
I hope I am explaining this correctly. We are a new board that was not familiar with Robert's Rules and neither was the previous board and we are trying to follow the rules.
We also need to make sure our board members are doing their job and that is not happening with one of our board members and I would like to motion to have them removed from the board OR decide on what is the appropriate way to handle an unruly board member.