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  1. Our school PTO's bylaws say that in order to be a member "in good standing," one must have attended at least 3 previous meetings. However, we are about to have our election, and for most of the offices, no one "in good standing" wants to run for office. We do have some newer members who are willing to run, but they have attended fewer then 3 meetings (and for some, it will be their first meeting). As a PTO, our organization has a high turnover rate because kids graduate, so we lose 1/3 of our membership every year, and they are replaced with completely new members. We of course want to ch
  2. One of our directors served for a two year term and at the end of it agreed to finish the term of another director who resigned. The nominating committee has asked if she is eligible to serve another term as director. Terms are two years and are staggered with one director elected in even years and two in odd numbered years. Our bylaws state: "No person shall hold more than one office at a time and no officer shall be eligible for three consecutive terms in the same office." (emphasis added) A's initial term as director began at the election meeting in 2017. When A's term ended i
  3. Our Bylaws state that after three unexcused absences a Director can be removed from the Board. Three years ago this happened and now the person wants to be a candidate in our upcoming election. Is the person eligible?
  4. Is a member of a Board committee eligible to vote on a motion to approve committee meeting minutes for a mtg at which the member was not present? Is a former member of a Board comm. eligible to vote on minutes of a mtg they attended while on the comm?
  5. Assuming that all Board candidates come from our general membership, who determines the specific requirements each candidate to be "eligible"? What happens in the case where a candidate does not meet the published requirements of the Board position? Are there examples of specific requirements for a candidate to be considered "eligible" that I can locate? Thank you!
  6. Not all members of a body I am a member of are eligible to vote on all matters. Is someone who is not eligible to vote on a particular motion eligible to vote on a motion to suspend the rules regarding the motion (in this particular case, to suspend the rules requiring a second reading of a motion)?
  7. We currently have a husband/wife board combo each receiving 1 vote. Our President would now like to add his wife to our board, and another board member would like to add his wife as well. This would mean 6 votes of our 10 person board would be occupied between 3 households. We are a 501c3 organization. Does Roberts Rule of Orders say anything about that? I see it as a chance for collusion and an act of poor governing? The current husband/wife combo has stated they have no problem stepping down.
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