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  1. I’m a member of an organization with two levels of membership - voting and non-voting (called Regular Member and Associate Member. Associate Members pay less in dues and cannot vote for directors. However, the bylaws say only that directors must be members in good standing and does not exclude Associate Members from being directors. Is there anything in Roberts Rules about whether a non-voting member can or cannot be a director of the organization?
  2. Good evening! Does RONR address the definition of a "membership suspension"? It is as if I am no longer a member, not privy to any benefits? Am I held to any member obligations such as following the requirements on the membership application? Can formal charges be filed against me as a "suspended" member? Thank you in advance for taking the time to answer my questions! Megan
  3. Currently the club I belong a few of the board members are proposing amendments to the bylaws that take away all membership voting rights contained in our bylaws, leaving all decisions in the boards hands alone. Also proposed are extending unlimited board (officers/directors) terms at their discretion and taking out the provisions of informing the membership of meetings/agenda. Currently, even though our bylaws state they must provide time/date, agenda and post minutes of meetings, they provide us none of these items. It is my understanding, that this goes against parliamentary rules in gener
  4. I am not sure how to phrase this question, so please bare with me. Background: An association is meeting so that members can vote for one of two people who are seeking nomination to represent the association during an election. The only requirement is that each member (voter) must be required to live within a specific geographical area in order to be allowed to cast their ballot. Situation: There are two people seeking a nomination. Each person must sign up as many new memberships as possible in order for them to win the most votes during the nomination vote. Person X signs up 200 people and p
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    Hello all, Our question is the following: If a person is on a leave of absence (paid or unpaid) or on sabbatical, is that person still considered part of the membership of the organization (in this case, a Faculty Congress)? Thank you in advance for any help you can provide.
  6. We are a non-profit social club and our activities consist of monthly meeting, luncheons, games etc. to participate (play games) you must be a member, if you are eligible to be a member you may attend two (2) functions prior to payment of membership dues. Most of the games are played in members homes, if game requires say 8 to play and only 7 members show up, then a non-member may Sub to make the 8 but according to the rules that same Sub can only play twice before becoming a member.. A small number of members have not paid their dues and are effectively no longer members as of July1, the Boar
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    If a majority of a board is required for a quorum and seats are unfilled on the board, are vacancies included in determining a quorum. For example, If the board has 16 seats and 12 are filled (leaving 4 vacant), is the required quorum 9 or 7?
  8. 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
  9. What is the vote, majority or 2/3 for a body to terminate a person's membership from an organization? The appeal process that is in our organization for appealing a termination of membership and this is the final appeal. How many votes do we have to have?
  10. A prospective member is put up before the organization for membership and receives the maximum number of negative votes. How long before the prospective member can be reintroduced to the organization for membership?
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