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Guest posted a topic in General DiscussionCan you expel/kick out a dues paying member of a nonprofit organization? If so, how? Our bylaws and standing rules do not say anything in that regard. Our parent organization's bylaws only mention how to impeach an officer, which this person is not. Thanks in advance!
Question: Is it appropriate for a Board of Trustees to waive the membership dues for a specific member? Background: For at least 20 years, the member holding the committee position of "rental manager" has had their dues waived during their tenure as rental manager. The historical rationale for the dues being waived is due to the nature of this position being "on call" to show the building to prospective renters, meet with renters on the day of rental and inspect the facility following the rental. The rental manager position is unlike any other position in the organization (all volunteer) in that work performed by all other members (committees, officers etc.) can be performed at times of their calling and are not under an “on call” description. Our organization's bylaws state: (1) The government of the organization is vested in the Board of Trustees. (2) The Board of Trustees shall be responsible for the maintenance and operation of all facilities and conduct of all activities. (3) Dues shall be in an amount to be set from time to time by the Board of Trustees, however no increase in dues shall be effective until action by the Board of Trustees has been ratified by an affirmative vote of 2/3 of the members present at the next general meeting of the membership after 10 day notification of such action has been sent. (4) Member’s dues cover the organization's fiscal year (1 July to 30 June) and members of record will be billed full annual dues on 1 June each fiscal year. Again, my question: Would it be in line with the bylaw duties and responsibilities (noted in #1 and #2 above) for our organizations Board of Trustees to waive the membership dues for our “rental manager” given the outlined duties and responsibilities and the “historical background” noted above?