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  1. There is a specific reason for this procedure which creates this dilemma, although I will not bore the members of the forum with the 'why'.
  2. Of course. Could a Committee of the Whole meet outside of a meeting of the Assembly? As in, an assembly would rather convey a Committee of the Whole to make a recommendation at the next meeting rather than doing it during a meeting. Is this allowed?
  3. Can an Assembly have a meeting of the Committee of the Whole outside of a meeting of the Assembly?
  4. Hi all, Am I correct in my interpretation of 25:3 that if an assembly has a Special Rule of Order stating, "All members shall have two opportunities to speak on each question for no more than 9 minutes per speech per day" and that if that assembly adopts a motion to Limit or Extend Limits of debate to a time that is contrary to their Special Rule of Order, that motion is effectively the motion to Suspend the Rules and in order? Am I also correct that it does not require a higher threshold than a 2/3 vote as per #92 in the tinted pages? Thank you all in advance.
  5. Thank you, gentlemen! I presumed this to be the case, although I wanted to be sure.
  6. Hi all, a quick question about quorum that a friend of mine and myself were discussing. Suppose a bylaw clause states, "Section #. Quorum. A majority of the Board of Directors shall constitute a quorum." Suppose further that there are 20 members of the Board of Directors and that 15 of them resigned partway through their term for whatever reason (these resignations are accepted). Suppose the bylaw provision regarding vacancies on the Board is, "Section # Directors. A vacancy in a position of elected director shall be filled by the Board until the next General Meeting. No vaca
  7. Suppose this is the case, would a remedy for KTB's situation be to move the contracting of the individual anew if possible (and maybe pursue a censure or some other measure against the Board)?
  8. Agreed. Thank you! This is a case where fix the time to which to adjourn would have come in handy.
  9. Let's for sake of discussion show the bylaw clause pertinent here: "[the governing documents can be amended] by a two-thirds vote provided that notice of fourteen (14) days has been provided to all members of the Board of Directors" Does this change anything? I don't think so, but I don't mind hearing everyone's opinion.
  10. I am inclined to agree with you. Thank you!
  11. Hi all, Suppose you have a meeting where you considering a motion that requires 7 days notice as per the bylaws. Further, suppose that this meeting is inquorate. The President then calls a special meeting with 4 days notice as required in the bylaws to consider that motion, is notice fulfilled? Or does the special meeting also have to be at least 7 days in advance?
  12. Hi all, From what I am reading about Suspend The Rules, (25:1) it makes it clear that an assembly can use this motion, that I know; although, from what I have read, it seems that this is not something a committee can explicitly do (unless a special rule of order/bylaw clause states that they can of course). This is based from my reading, there is nothing to my knowledge that says it one way or another. So, can a committee move to suspend the rules? Thank you all in advance!
  13. Dr. Kapur, do you think this would also apply in the case of requiring members to register in advance? For example, in the call stating that all members who wish to attend must register 48 hours prior to the start of the meeting, in your opinion, would this be covered by 61:6 or would it have to be in the nature of a special rule of order/bylaw clause?
  14. Thank you Mr. Martin, you addressed all of my concerns. You addressed my concern here with the sentence, I was unsure how it would occur at its first instance. For my curiosity, what sort of bylaw language would authorize the Board to have such power? I have seen Boards that have the ability to amend their society's bylaws; therefore, even if they are unable to institute this on their own volition, I assume they can change the bylaws to reflect the language you kindly presented above? Thank you!
  15. Hi all, I wanted to ask a hypothetical about the use of a credentials committee at an AGM. Is it proper to require prior registration to an AGM and then have a credentials committee of sorts as per 59:14? I recognize the difference between an AGM and a Convention from RONR's perspective; I wonder what the members here think about the use of registration as per 59:14 at a general meeting of an organized society? I think from an organizational perspective; it would be difficult (especially in a virtual world) to not ID the members to ensure they are entitled to be present and vot
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