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  1. Yes. It's has caused confusion because of the language, It's a majority of 13 present and eligible to vote, not majority of 11 who voted.
  2. The wording in my opinion needs changed but I was thinking that it was the majority of 13.
  3. Thank you for your input.
  4. Our rules in the Bylaws on Probationary Members being voted on for regular active membership reads " The Probationary Member shall be elected to Regular Active Membership by secret ballot vote, a majority of those Regular Active Members and Life Members present and eligible to vote being necessary to elect." There were 13 members present and eligible to vote, of the 13 only 11 voted and the vote was 6 for and 5 against which based on the language above the member did not receive the majority. The way I interpret the rule is it takes a majority of 13 members to pass not a majority of 11 who vot
  5. Thank you for your input.
  6. After reading the minutes they do not reflect a vote being taken but one member says there was a vote. So I don't know. It looks like someone made a motion but was told one was not needed. Nothing in minutes show the chair ask for objections.
  7. I wasn't at the meeting when resignations were brought up, but not sure how it was handled. Maybe they were read and the organization voted. No one made a motion as far as I know to accept, just voted I believe.
  8. Our organizational Bylaws are silent on the subject of resignations. I've read 32:8 in RONR 12th about resignations, But I cannot find anywhere how you handle a resignation. Does it require a motion and second, or does the organization take no action just assume the resignation is accepted because no one objected? Thanks
  9. It just seems that it would tie an organizations hands if you can only discipline for violations stated in Bylaws or policies. If you put all the rules you think is going to be needed in your bylaws they would look like RONR or bigger as far as pages.
  10. Member was charged for misconduct that did not violate any of our Bylaws, We used RONR 12th addition 61:3 where is states at bottom of paragraph starting at the fourth line. Conduct brought embarassment to organization. examples in paragraph doesn't mention that just "Tending to injure good name, Disturb it's well being, Hamper it in it's work". We felt embarassament to the organization could be included in that. Then it states" Wheather the Bylaws make mention of it or not". Our Bylaws makes no mention of charging someone of embarassment but something has to keep us from having our hands tie
  11. Sorry, I should have started a new question but this conversation kinda was the same as to rescind a motion. Our situation was action already taken on the motion that may need rescinded. Member placed on probation but didn't violate any By-laws.
  12. Punishment was only a 1 year probation.
  13. The attorney stated you can not discipline a member unless the rule being violated is in either the By-laws or a Personell Policy, He may have also meant the rule in Roberts would have to be in the By-Laws or policy. That's what has me confused, because I made mention to the organization and refered them to 61:3 61:22 and 63:2 RONR 12th edition. Im not a parliamentarian by no means, I just understand something the way it's written.
  14. Let's say a motion is made to discipline someone, it is carried out and later found out you could not do it. Do you rescind or just consider it being out of order and it never happened?
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