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  1. Can board members going into executive session vote to exclude one of their own members if that person is perceived to be a potential confidentiality risk?
  2. I lodged an ethics grievance with our national organization against our local officers. It was accepted for adjudication and the National ethics committee found completely in my favor. The accused requested a hearing, then proceeded to obstruct the hearing, threatening a lawsuit because they objected to the venue and hearing officer. National postponed for over a year. Two of the three recently resigned. The third was a minor, though culpable player. The Nation Executive Committee recently closed the case without rendering a verdict, on the grounds that they have no jurisdiction over the two r
  3. I serve on a committee of another nonprofit organization (not the one that employs me) and this group wishes to develop a confidentiality policy that allows committee members to disclose the decisions made in our meetings, but does not allow members to discuss the meeting content/discussion. We thought we might apply the idea of Executive Sessions to our meetings, but don't know if the term is applicable to committee meetings, especially if they are typically closed meetings anyway. What the group is trying to avoid is members sharing: 1) key business information outside of the group that
  4. We are a lodge system. The board of directors took disciplinary action against a full-time employee. The action was discussed and voted on in executive session. Now some of the membership are demanding to know the action taken. The board is holding firm to the fact that employee-employer actions are confidential and releasing the information to the general membership, even in an executive session with the members present, would subject the club to potential lawsuit for disclosing confidential employee information. Is the board correct to withhold the information or should it disclose the actio
  5. I have a two part question: If the Board decides that they would like to have an executive or "in camera" session does this automatically exclude anyone but Board members from attending i.e. staff or Corporate Secretary? Also, the minutes of the meeting, if they are recorded by a person that is not the official Corporate Secretary, are they still to be kept by the to the official CS? There seems to be some confusion as to what an executive session is and how it should be handled when the secretary is a staff member but also the CS. It is my understanding that the CS records and keeps
  6. A member has questioned the confidentiality of Executive Board Meetings. Meeting Minutes are posted for all meeting which give the result of approved or disapproved motions, decisions, etc. At what point does Roberts cover the discussion in an executive meeting? Would this not hamper an open discussion of a topic during a board meeting?
  7. We had a meeting recently that was to be an informal meeting between the old and new boards of directors. At the last minute the president sent an e-mail to everyone that he had been requested to invite certain members to express views on another member. The by-laws clearly state the time requirements, timeliness of notification ( varies for different types of meetings) and that an agenda had to be prepared. if this were to be a "meeting" by definition. The bylaws also state that guests may be invited by the board of directors; which I assume is a majority. After being polled 4 hours before th
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