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  1. The by-laws of my organization state that past-presidents may be appointed to the Nominations Committee, but only as non-voting members. Does this mean these non-voters can make motions to nominate a person who did not apply to be on the board? The intent of the provision was to draw upon the wisdom and institutional knowledge of the past-presidents without allowing them to unduly influence the direction of the organization. It seems that if they are allowed to do everthing but vote, such as moving to nominate someone from the floor, that this would violate the intent of the by-law. Thoughts a
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