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  1. The entity wishing to transfer (delegate) powers may be a member, an officer, an executive board, or a society. 1. RONR says a member may not transfer his power to vote to another person (unless governing documents or laws allow it explicitly). Is any other member power transferrable when the rules are silent, e.g., the right to attend even if in executive session, or to nominate? 2. The bylaws say the president is to appoint the finance committee. Can the president transfer that power for the current term to the treasurer? 3. The bylaws say the executive board ("board") is to
  2. The following administrative powers were (strangely) included in our 501c3's new/first Bylaws earlier this year. We are a public middle school PTO. Only the 5th/last of these seems reasonable to me. Policies -- Seek input and approval of school administration on all matters. Funding -- Fundraising efforts beyond dues must be approved by administration. Elections of Executive Committee -- Filling mid year vacancies requires administration approval. Special Meetings -- Administration may, on his/her own, call a special meeting. Treasurer Duties
  3. Can an HOA create fake news about me and restrict my presents from their office? I am taking them to small claims for reimbursement of water damage resulting from tree-roots on common area clogging the sewer line on common area causing flood in bathroom bedroom. Results are drying,replacing dry wall, carpet matting and re painting. They removed the tree on their common area but only want to pay half of resulting damages. And now are claiming I'm disrespectful too staff...who I've checked with and verified that they are miffed by mgrs claims! They like the facts I'm not going too roll ove
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    who has authority

    My question is this. We are a small private club consisting of these officers; pres., vice pres., rec. secretary, financial secretary, treasurer, three trustees and doorman. Nothing really specific is written in the bylaws as to who has the overriding authority. In the past we have always tried to work collaboratively as officers to do the best for the membership. However recently we have some officers who seem to be power happy and are making decisions that require the approval of the membership, on their own. The basic question here is; Can the President do anything to prevent trustee's from
  5. our association has some 20 motions ,properly adopted over the years by the membership,at general membership meetings, about our travel policies. some rules and motions are strictly monetary [ spending limits], others are not [ have to do with proper behaviour, ec]. the board reviewed the full set of existing motions, left some intact, rescinded others, revised, combined etc. some now claim that this is an act of amendment of something previously adopted, and as such has to be voted on by the membership. But the parliamentarian ruled that the board's vote is enough. the bylaws say: " Power
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