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    BOT Pro Tem

    At our last Board of Trustees meeting, it was brought to our attention that if a member of the State Chapter Representative is not able to attend, per Robert's Rules, we are not allowed to have a substitute sit in who has voting rights. All Board members are voted in by the general membership except the State Chapter Representative, who is voted in by their local Chapter. The explanation that was given, per Robert's Rules, since the State Chapter Representative is an elected official, they can not be replaced with a Pro Tem. Below is what is written in our Bylaws and Guidelines, but we are
  2. The default in RONR is that there are no qualifications for officers (RONR, 11th ed, p. 447, l. 16ff). But many organizations' bylaws do have some qualifications, such as you have to be a member, or you have to have been a member for X amount of time. (A) In such cases, can a person who does not meet those qualifications be elected to be a pro tem officer for the meeting? (B) If the answer is NO, then does that prevent an assembly from allowing a professional parliamentarian preside, if the person does not meet the qualification? (C) If the answer it NO to (A), if bylaws requi
  3. Based on a recent topic discussed on this forum, I thought that I would ask a specific question about pro tem positions: If there is a vacancy in a position (for example, the Secretary), could the Board not 'appoint' a Secretary pro tem until such time as the position is filled? As the election of a position would require notice, it could be two or three months before the vacancy is filled and if someone is willing to hold office for those meetings why not simply pass a motion such as "Until the position of ____ is filled, John Doe will act as _____ pro tem."
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