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  1. This was posted before, but with too many details, and the results, no surprise, were tangled. Apologies. Here it is again, stripped down and simplified. To guide us in the future. Assume: A grantee organization asked for another ,annual grant, $80,000 as they got last year. A trustee submitted a motion , on time and in writing, saying: "I move to again fund the grant request, as presented, $ 80,000, and also the customary 10% contingency of $ 8,000. .. An $88,000 grant for 2020." A discussion ensued: There was a suggestion to cut down to $50,000
  2. The Dec. minutes for our non-profit group were approved at the beginning of the January meeting. There was election and change of several board members from December to January. A former board member (from December) submitted an amendment to the previously approved minutes. Who should be voting on this amendment- the December sitting board members or the new sitting board members? Does it matter if the members were present at the meeting or not? Just FYI- since our minutes are published, they include what was "done and said". The discrepancy is about what was "said" (though it is my feeli
  3. I appreciate that RONR contends such an amendment to be in order because it meets criteria of germaneness (p. 137 ll 20-29), however, if a motion to censure is intended to be raised not for violations of decorum, but as a main motion for actions of the individual, wouldn't there be a requirement for prior notice, in order that the member can know to be present to defend their actions, and so that any who have an interest in the consideration of the censure can choose whether or not to attend and where prior notice is a requirement for a motion to be able to be passed, would it not exceed th
  4. Our organization is in the process of amending a number of items in the our existing Bylaws. The suggested amendments have been sent to our membership for review and voting. Two specific amendments are confusing by their wording. Is it possible to clarify the wording after the amendments and the ballots have been mailed? The improved wording will not change the meaning or intent of the proposed changes.
  5. Can a motion be amended before it has received a second?
  6. 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?
  7. The by-laws have defined relationship (dues) and between membership classifications. This differential was integral to the classifications when adopted in the bylaws. Past practice has been to maintain the differential when dues are increased. A motion to increase the dues which embodies the stated differential is on the floor. Is an amendment that changes this differential germaine?
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    bylaw amendment

    Our Bylaws provide that bylaws may be amended by a 2/3 vote of the Board not to become effective until ratified by 2/3 vote of the membership. The bylaws also provide that all communication with the conference may be made by mail, electronic or via the USPS, except for the submission of ballots for the election of Board members which must be made by hard copy by delivery in person or USPS and may not be accomplished by electronic means. The Board has voted by more than a 2/3 vote to amend the bylaws and allow for election of Board members by electronic means. Question 1.: Must the vote of t
  9. After answering a question about By-law amendments, I thought that I would start a topic discussing different By-law amendments I have seen and to hear what other people have read or experienced. Here are what I have seen: 1) Any member can propose an amendment at the AGM, or a special meeting can be called. Either with a 2/3 vote or a majority vote of all members. 2) The Board may make changes (for large organizations with members covering a large area, as it might be hard for members to attend a meeting.) 3) The Board approves the change first, and then places it before the membership. 4
  10. I am currently serving as the Parliamentarian for our Student Assemby, and we recently came upon a discrepency on the vote for our Appropriation Committee Reports. To preface, our Appropriations committee recommends funding allocations to a other student groups on campus, and therefore they make a recommendation on the amount of money that is allocated through a resolution during their report. Since we are adopting the report, and therefore taking on the actions of the resolution, I wanted to know what the vote (majority vs two-thirds) would be to amend the recommended amount? While reading
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    Amendment a Motion

    We had a motion come up for vote and it was a tie because one member was out. We held another meeting with all members present. The motion was moved on and seconded then discussion ensued. Many ideas were put forth. The president called a vote even though discussion was not done. The motion did not pass. A member started to say she wished to amend the motion and the president interrupted and said I move to adjourn. Nobody seconded it or voted on it. The members. who wanted the motion to carry, including the superintendent got up and left. The members that voted no wanted to continue dis
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