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  1. After a presentation I made to my HOA Board, I requested that my PowerPoint presentation be attached to the minutes of the meeting. I was flat out told no. I was wondering if Robert's' Rules has a position on this.
  2. At a board meeting of my organization, members of the organization (not board members) are given an allotted time on the agenda to make comments. Generally, after that, only board members speak. is there anything in Robert’s Rules, that would prohibit a member of the organization from raising their hand to ask a question and be recognized by the chairman, outside of the member comments part of the meeting?
  3. When my Home Owners Association’s Board of Directors meets, there is a place on the agenda for members’ comments. The members are homeowners equal to the board members. Once the member comments part is over and the meeting progresses, does a member have the right to comment or make a point of order, or are the members passive observers at this point?
  4. Board member resignation is not covered in my organizations By-Laws. When does it become effective? Also, does the resignation letter itself need to be entered into the minutes? My concern is that there are some mistruths and inaccuracies presented, and while I don't want to obstruct, I do not want this entered into record as much of it is not true.
  5. If 12 of 15 board members are present at a meeting and vote on a motion, does it pass as a “majority” if 6 vote in favor, 4 against, and 2 abstained?
  6. It’s time for me to increase my knowledge of Robert’s Rules / Parlimentary Procedure. Can anyone recommend a good program for mastering the subject? Thanking you in advance for your input.
  7. This is the preceding section of the bylaws: “A proxy with the board nominations listed will be mailed to each member no later than two (2) weeks prior to the Annual Meeting.” The entire section is now part of the question listed above. Since it was implied in the first section that a slate consists of candidates for all open positions, the petition being submitted must include an alternate slate. Not just one name.
  8. This is the section of the bylaws in question: “The Nominating Committee shall propose a slate of officers at the same time. Officers will be elected by the new Board of Directors after the Annual Meeting. Each nominated Director or Officer must be approved by two-thirds (2/3) of the Nominating Committee. A proxy with the board nominations listed will be mailed to each member no later than two (2) weeks prior to the Annual Meeting. The Membership may propose alternate candidates for the Board of Directors by submitting a slate supported by ten (10) member signatures. Alternate candi
  9. The question is: is the NomCom’s decision void due to an ineligible member? Or since the objection was made only after the nominations were announced (and the committee was automatically discharged) does the NomCom’s decision stand?
  10. There really is no motion. The NomCom emails its decision to the BOD as well as the membership. There is always the option to add other nominees (as stated in the bylaws), although I’m not sure if that was ever done. I believe the only reason there was any objection here is because certain people did not agree with the NomCom’s decision. Rather than nominate another slate, they chose to challenge the NomCom’s validity.
  11. The exact wording of the bylaws is as follows: The Board of Directors will appoint a three (3) person Nominating Committee to suggest a slate of candidates for election at the Annual Meeting. No Officer shall be a member of the Nominating Committee although other Board Members are eligible. a) Should a member of the Nominating Committee be proposed as a candidate for either a Director or Officer position, that member will recuse himself or herself from the Nominating Committee and a new member of the Nominating Committee will be appointed by the Board of Directors immediately. Memb
  12. The committee member who is also running for re-election was nominated by the committee. It was my feeling that the time to protest the improperly placed candidate was prior to the committee reporting it’s decision. Protesting afterwards is more of a protest against the decision, not the member.
  13. My organization’s bylaws states that people running for office should not be allowed to be on the nominating committee. Do to an oversight, a candidate was put on the committee. There was no questions, complaints or concerns about this until after the committee rendered its decision. Then all of the sudden, people had a problem with that member of the committee. Should the committee’s decision be rendered invalid due to the oversight in picking a candidate for committee membership, or since there were no objections until after a decision was made, should the Nominating Committee’s decisio
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