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  1. Guest

    Committee powers

    A committee was formed to oversee a national tour. The chairman assigned by the president has insisted that the contract with the host hotel be presented to the committee and then to the membership for approval. A committee member has taken it upon himself to negotiate and sign the contract without approval of the chairman or the membership. What are our options?
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    Six members of the board were voting on wither or not to approve the minutes. Three said yes and three said no however two of the members that said no where not on the board when the meeting or minutes where done. They were swear in the day of the vote. Is the vote a lost? what does this mean?
  3. I would like to know if its legal for a duel member SAL and ALR who holds a president or commander in one org. to hold another office in the other org. ?
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    Bylaw amendments

    If proposed bylaw amendments have been voted on and adopted by members can new proposed amendments be immediately submitted for the same bylaws?
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    Our bylaws state that there are four officers: chair, chair-elect, secretary and treasurer. We do not deal with any money, no dues are collected, nothing. Does robert's rules of order require that a treasurer be one of the officers? Is it proper, in accordance with Robert's Rules of Order, to not have an individual assigned as a treasurer in this case?
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    By laws

    When by lays are read on the floor by the committe can amendments be made by members?
  7. I am just wondering if the minutes of a regular Board meeting for a non-profit organization are private to only board members, or are available upon request to non board members of the organization? Thank you
  8. Hi, In our constitution it states that "Standing Committees must elect a chair at their first meeting within one week of the AGM" I was elected onto one of our standing committees and we held our first meeting 5 days after the AGM. There can be up to 5 members on this standing committee, but only 4 were nominated and elected unopposed. We had 3 of the 4 at the first meeting so we had a quorum. The former Chairperson conducted the meeting to carry out the election of office bearers, and then nominated one of the 3 members for the position of Chairperson, who accepted his nomination, and I nominated myself for Chairperson. We are supposed to have a secret ballot, but it seemed a little pointless, as whoever won, we would know who the 3rd member voted for. She then decided to abstain from voting, so it was a Mexican stand off. Our constitution states that in the event that a Chairperson cannot be decided, the member with the longest term of voting membership of our club would then be elected Chairperson. The 3rd member of our committee had the dates that the 2 nominees had joined the club, and it was noted that I had been a member for 18 months longer than the other nominee, so I was duly elected as the new Chairperson, and proceeded to conduct the meeting according to the Agenda. Everything seemed in order, until several days later that the other nominee went to the administration office, and got the actual dates that we had both joined the club. He discovered that when I originally joined I was only an Associate Member for the first 2 years, and not a Senior member with voting rights, so he is claiming that he should be appointed the rightful Chairperson, as a mistake had been made at the meeting. I agree that the constitution states this, and agree with that decision. However, my question is this, as the former chairperson nominated the other nominee, I don't believe that he had the right to do this, as he was no longer a member of the committee, so I would then be the only official nominee, and it should be decided that I was then elected unopposed? Do you agree with my line of thought? Thanks Steve Kennedy
  9. I would like to know if it is required to state in the meeting minutes, who voted no and abstained from a vote.
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    does a brown vote on a negative motion pass the question in the affirmative
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    does a brown vote on a negative motion pass the question in the affirmative
  12. The need to expell a member in our 50 year old voluntary service club is imminent for posting in open social media facebook and his blogs, remarks highly injurious to the good name of our club and for making derogatory remarks on our club officers, accusing them publicly of manipulating and falsifying the club's minutes when he did not even attend the meeting and for refusing to remove and stop all his offending writings or to part ways amicably. Such conduct, umdoubtedly, render him unworthy of membership. Whilst our Club's Constitution & By Laws provide for explusion at a members meeting by a 2/3 majority vote of members present and voting, it is silent on the number of members required for the requisition and the number of days notice for the meeting. Our CBL also provides for proceedings to be conducted in accordance with Roberts Rules of Order but I am unable to find the answers in RONR, hence I am writing to seek help and advice. The logical thing to do is to amend our CBL but this takes time and there is an urgency to stop him from causing more damage. (He is writing almost every day and even fabricating things) Also, a special committee of 4 past presidents was tasked to interview him and come out with its findings and make the appropriate recommendation to our Board of Directors for action. Unfortunately the committee took it upon themselves to make peace between him and the president while he still continues with his offensive blogs and facebook on other members and on the club. Would all those public postings be sufficient to conclude his unworthiness of membership and no further due process is required? Thanks for any advice.
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