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  1. During October Executive Committee meeting, all of the elected officers of our party resigned (Chairman, 1st Vice Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer.) At the meeting, the remaining members of the Exec committee elected Chairman Pro Tem and Secretary Pro Tem. I am a member of this organization, but not an officer. Per the Bylaws, the process to hold an election for the officers take a period of time. Bylaws require a · formal nomination period, · Town Hall discussion for nominees to present themselves before the Central Committee membership and · finally, a special meeting for just the election of Officers. During this period, before the election of Officers, what are the duties, responsibilities, and limitations of chairman Pro Tem? Our bylaws are silent on this issue. For example 1. Can Chairman Pro Tem change the rules for Membership of the organization? 2. Can the Chairman Pro Tem set a new schedule for future meeting of Executive committee or Central Committee Member meetings? 3. Can Chairman Pro Tem present Bylaw Changes? 4. Can chairman Pro Tem Appoint Officers? Article 4 Officers.docx
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    At our last Board of Trustees meeting, it was brought to our attention that if a member of the State Chapter Representative is not able to attend, per Robert's Rules, we are not allowed to have a substitute sit in who has voting rights. All Board members are voted in by the general membership except the State Chapter Representative, who is voted in by their local Chapter. The explanation that was given, per Robert's Rules, since the State Chapter Representative is an elected official, they can not be replaced with a Pro Tem. Below is what is written in our Bylaws and Guidelines, but we are being told that this is a conflict with Robert's Rules. My question: Are we in conflict with Robert's Rules by allowing a Pro Tem to sit on the BOD with the way our Bylaws are written? Article XII - Conduct of Business All business of the Corporation shall be conducted according to Robert's Rules of Order, if not otherwise specified in these Bylaws or Guidelines. Guideline 4 - State Chapter Representative Pro Tem G4.1 In the absence of a Member Chapter's State Representative at a meeting of the State Board of Trustees, a majority of the Member Chapter's Individual Members and Commercial Members present may elect one of their members to serve as the State Chapter Representative Pro Tem. All help is appreciated.
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