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  1. 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
  2. There will be a motion to amend the agenda, submitting a new motion under decision items. This new motion has been previously ruled as out of order, opposes charter and past organizational practice. Is the motion to amend the agenda also out of order? Or is the motion to amend the agenda considered separate from the merits of the new motion?
  3. Can the BoD modify then, approve a policy change sent to them by a committee or must it be sent back down to the committee for modification? Thanks in advance, Patrick
  4. A motion to alter the fixed hour of adjournment is classified as a main motion. A main motion can only be moved when no other motion is pending. What if the assembly wishes to alter the fixed hour of adjournment WHILE A MAIN MOTION IS PENDING? What the proper procedure for the following scenario? • An agenda has been adopted. The hour of adjournment is five o'clock. • At 4:59 p.m., the assembly is engaged in the midst of a resolution. • At 5:00 p.m., the chair's timing device rings, and the chair announces that time has expired on this agenda item. • The chair, sensing that the assembly wishe
  5. Sometimes when statutes, by-laws, policies, etc. are sumbitted to the full memberhip of the organization for vote there are grammatical or spelling errors not noticed prior to approval. Is there any provision for these administrative corrections to be done by committee or persons overseeing these documents, such as a Revision of Laws Committee, without bringing the correction back to the floor for full membership vote? Also, if printing errors happen in the same line, spelling or grammatical, may these be corrected in the next printing without full membership vote?
  6. Greetings! I am looking to send some proposals to amend the bylaws for our organization. During the draft of the proposals, I noticed where it says 2/3 of the council is needed to approve amendments rather than 2/3 of those voting. Problem is, we have not seen 2/3 of the votes being cast in years past, and bylaw amendments have been declared passed with less than the required votes. Therefore, even with an overwhelming majority of votes, the bylaw amendments will fail. How do we move forward to get needed amendments passed when the voters are not voting? Thanks, Tom
  7. I am a member of a Board that voted to change its meeting date, time, and place. The minority (adamantly opposed to the new calendar) have continued to try to invalidate the change (which was adopted by a 2/3rds majority with previous notice), first by ignoring, then by requesting an email vote (our bylaws prohibit email voting), then by making a motion at the last meeting--which I suppose "carried out" the previous motion (at least for that first meeting of the newly adopted calendar). There was no previous notice. There was a simple majority affirmative vote on the new(?) motion (that did no
  8. We will have before us at the next meeting both a motion to rescind and a motion to amend, on the same previous decision. The motion to amend is in the board packet, while the motion to rescind has only been circulated by email. I understand that the motion to amend can pass with a simple majority while the motion to rescind will require a 2/3 majority. But does one motion take precedence over the other?
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    Amend Adopted Budget

    I am at a board meeting and our organization adopted a budget in August. In this budget there is a line item for scholarships. The organization has done well financially so we would like to increse the number of scholarships so we need to change this in our budget. Is it okay to amend our adopted budget? I guess the question is it allowed by and if yes how do we motion for it?
  10. If one is looking to amend an already exsisting bylaw, how do they go about doing it? Specifically, how should the proposed bylaw change be worded and formatted? What should a proper amendment include?
  11. I belong to a 501c3 organization that currently allows membership to spouses of officers and civilian equivalents. This is stated in our constitution and bylaws. Our president recently sent out an URGENT email stating that the Board of Governors had passed a motion "I move that the club be open to all ranks." The email further stated that she intended the membership to vote on this issue at the next general membership meeting in less than two weeks. No further information was provided on how the constitution would be rewritten to incorporate this motion. Our current C&B states the followin
  12. Hello, I raised issues a couple days ago associated with confusion in a meeting, and got a great deal of helpful feedback. As I am still an RONR newbie, I'd appreciate a bit more feedback. Our group will meet again in a couple of days, and one or more members are likely to make a motion to amend a prior motion (I think this most likely), or to rescind the prior motion that was voted on at our last meeting, reopen discussion, and make a new motion on the basis of our discussion. I have two questions. First, given that the main motion from our meeting has now been voted on (and has now passed)
  13. My small board (7 members) has a by-law that allows a motion to Reconsider to be made any time within the fiscal year in which the previously-decided matter was originally decided. Otherwise, the motion to Reconsider is subject to the same rules in RONR for who can may make the motion and the number voting in favor required for its adoption. In regard to the time-frame, however, the fiscal year period is more liberal than the RONR standard, which would require the motion to be made in the same meeting as the previously-decided motion or, in the context of a session, in the same or next follo
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