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  1. This is a question regarding the membership and board of a nonprofit corporation. We have a board of 14, including 4 officers who serve 2 year terms, 9 board members who serve 3 year terms in a 3-year rotation, and an immediate past president. According to our bylaws the general membership elects the officers and board members and RONR is our parliamentary authority. We currently have several members on the board that have something of a disdain for parliamentary procedure and refuses to recognize or comply with the fiduciaries. When breaches of either are pointed out, other board members chim
  2. I was at a Town Council Board of Zoning appeals meeting where the majority of people were against a property being zoned a multi-family home even though a judge had ruled the property a multi-family home more then 30 years prior. The person heading the meeting claimed the Board used Roberts Rules to conduct their meeting. Initially time was not mentioned, but since only the homeowner was for the zoning change he needed to present his case. Those opposed each had an opportunity to talk as well as having a lawyer talk for them. The Board would not allow a person to speak more then once.
  3. In our organization, we have a "mother" organization with several associated regions who affiliate by annual dues. Within each region, there are several clubs. The regions are expected to be in conformity with the mother organization. Each club is expected to be in conformity with the regions. This particular region has violated our bylaws by refusing to pay certain fees (the clubs voted by a 2/3 majority not to pay) which then resulted in late fees added. The mother organization simply went ahead and placed them in "not good standing". During our 2012 meeting, we heard from the President
  4. We have a 7 member Board, of which 3 people were voted in by the Board to serve on a Hearing Committee (for a trial). The three voted in to serve on the committee, were the only people eligible due to the severe conflicts of interest with the defendant. Of the three people on the Hearing Committee, two of their terms are up at the end of the year. Our by-laws state specifically that the Hearing Committee must be made up of Board Members. The Hearing is currently scheduled for the last weekend of the year. The Certified Mail sent to the defendant to notify them of the charges, response due
  5. We will be holding a disciplinary hearing at the end of the month and one of the key witnesses is seven hours away over a mountain pass. There is concern than snow will keep them from attending the hearing in person. Can Skype be used at a hearing? Our by-laws don't address using electronics.
  6. I belong to a private national club. I was brought up on charges by another member, and a diciplinary hearing was held. I have sent emails to various board members requesting a copy of the transcript or minutes, and have been told that the board decided the meeting was a closed meeting and no minutes were taken. Yet a professional transcriptionist was preent and I was asked to give copies of all my documentation to her to for inclusion in her transcript. She did type throughout the hearing and ask for clarification on the spelling of names. My question is how do I go about getting a copy of t
  7. If a member is requested to attend a hearing as a witness in a complaint against another member, is the member/witness entitled to a copy of the complaint before the scheduled hearing or does the member/witness have to wait until the hearing to know what the complaint involves ?
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    Disciplinary Charges

    If a member of an orginization brings charges against another, can the complainant drop the charges prior to the hearing? Our by-laws are silent on the matter.
  9. I have a rather serious situation concerning a nonprofit (member) organization. I haven't seen referenced here in the forum. An recently elected member of an executive board (of about 25 elected and appointed members) discovered that the board had been repeatedly violating the organization' s bylaws. This executive board member noticed the entire executive board of the violations and requested that the board members immediately correct the conditions, follow its own bylaws including comply with all state and federal laws, in addition to requesting that the entire board undergo a fidu
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