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  1. *** URGENT *** An Executive Board Member Resigned from their position during our last meeting. Their goal was to add themselves as a candidate for a different Board Position but because the window for making a lateral move was closed, they had to resign and take the chance to not get voted in again. So they resign, stated they understood the consequences and the board accepted their resignation. Following this, the board went ahead and continued on with usual business with this person still in the meeting and weighing in on things they no longer had a say in, Further, when the boar
  2. Background - Our board president has resigned and the resignation has been accepted by the board. Our constitution & bylaws state that either the immediate past president or president elect can assume the vacated position. The board consulted with the immediate past president and president elect and unanimously voted to have the immediate past president assume the title of board president. Question - our constitution & bylaws have no language regarding what, if any, role a president who resigns should have on the executive council. It's the opinion of some members that the presid
  3. I am currently the President of a 5-member Board of Directors for a senior housing cooperative in Minnesota. The other officers are a Vice-President, a Secretary, and a Treasurer. The term of office for all officers is one year. There are seven months left in that period. Yesterday, for personal and/or health reasons, our Vice President has submitted her letter of immediate resignation from the Board and therefore also from her office as our Vice President. Five months ago, the five officers were elected in the order of President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer. When the Vice Presid
  4. Between board meetings, we have had 3 members of our board resign due to conflicts on the board. As a nonprofit, what is the process that needs to be done if they have submitted their resignations via email and will not be at the next meeting? A few are asking to see the emails. I am under the impression that we just need to make the resignations noted on the minutes and the board acknowledge them. We do not have anything in our bylaws on how to handle this situation. Thank you for your prompt assistance.
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    I resigned in early spring. The group that I belonged to did not fill my position and another vacancy on the Board. It is my understanding that they cannot get a quorum to have meetings. I don't think there was a quorum to hear my resignation. Does the resignation still stand? Is there any case previously for a reinstatement of membership or rescind the resignation or do I have to go through the process as a new member? Thank you for commenting! HC
  6. President resigned, vice president stepped up to fill the spot . The question is, for how long does the vice hold the position ?. Our club holds election every year , President and directors positions are 2 year positions and it is staggered so only half come up for re election each year. The president's position is not due for re-election until this fall 2019. Does the vice president hold this position until 2019 or is it shortened and put in for a vote in this years election fall 2018 ? Our bylaws do not address this problem .
  7. Our association elects a new Vice President every year in late spring for a one year term. He/She then automatically elevates to the position of President the following year. The current VP is thinking of taking a job beginning Fall 2018 that would preclude his ongoing membership in the Association, which means he would also not be able to serve as President next year. Under our Bylaws, any vacancy in an elected position can be filled by President, with the approval of the Executive Board. There are no provisions for special elections, and we have never had a President who was not Vi
  8. I have had the position of president for 6 months, I have been asked to resign by the discipline due to "lack of trust" or be suspended. if i resign do i still hold position of past president?
  9. To clarify a earlier question: Roberts Rules re: Actions that Cannot be Reversed a,b,c says "unexecuted parts of action can be reversed/rescinded". A bod member resigned. Accepted by board and posted as "effective 5/27/17". Bod member then changed mind. Board accepted and cancelled resignation. Now members are saying/ complaining the bod didnt follow Roberts'. Is the reversal valid under the above as "unexecuted parts of action" since the effective date hasnt arrived? Thank you!
  10. President of nonprofit member organization (board term 7/1/16 - 6/30/18) resigned March 2017. Bylaws do not state how to replace president mid-term. Current VPs have declined the position. Do we solicit nominations and put forth a ballot to the membership?
  11. A 5 member school board generally follows Robert's Rules (the bylaws are woefully inadequate and make no mention of resignations). One member had a recall election pending, and on the last day possible, he tendered his resignation to the Superintendent and the Election Officer. This was good enough for the Election Officer, who cancelled the election. But the school requires his resignation to be accepted by the school board. The semi-recalled board member convinced 2 other members to follow him out the door (turning resignation letters in to the Superintendent, but refusing to attend a mee
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    President resigns

    Our President resigned and as stated in the bylaws a single vacancy "may be filled" by a vote of the remaining executive board (6 of 7 elected positions). A majority voted to allow the Vice President to be both acting President and Vice President. There is no provision for a member of the executive board to hold two positions. Our group is governed by bylaws first and then by Robert's Rules of Order. Can the Vice President fill both positions? Or does the Vice President give up that position when promoted to President, thus creating a vacancy?
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    Board member resigns

    Bylaws state that the immediate past/former Director will be on the BOD. 1. Can this person resign from the BOD? 2. If this person can and does resign from the BOD, is she/he then replaced by the Director who served immediately prior to him/her? Or is the position left unfilled?
  14. Hi, a question that arose that I didn't know the answer to is: in a regularly meeting deliberative assembly, if the chairman constantly proposes motions but is overwhelmingly rejected each and every time he does so, does he have a moral obligation to resign? (I am not a member of this assembly so I do not know a great deal of details, but I do know there is discontent brewing.)
  15. I am the treasurer of a small sports organization. Last year's treasurer was, let's say, not a financial genius. I was given the backs of 2 checkbooks, aka, her ledger, and a box full of receipts and unopened bank statements. I went to the bank, on my own time, had them print out every bank statement for the past two years, printouts of every cashed check, I organized the receipts by month, and printed out ledger sheets, and pretty much started from scratch. I caught up the past two years books to current, even though I have just been the treasurer for this year. They are accurate to the
  16. My Board chairman resigned mid term due to significant health issues. Our by laws do not address a succession plan. Does RONR advise how to handle the appointment or vote to replace until next annual meeting? (Next annual meeting is in March 2017)
  17. A vote was called and ruled upon based with a majority vote. Now a member of the majority has resigned. Can the replacement member make a motion (maybe under new businesses) to revoke the past vote? Or does it need to be a sitting member of the majority from the existing vote.
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    I have a situation I am not sure about. Our President resigned a quarter way through their term of office. They continue to come to meetings and cause trouble. At election time gets nominated for another position before her original term is up? Can they run?
  19. Good evening, Our president has just tendered his resignation, with 9 months remaining in his term. According to our Bylaws, the 1st VP becomes Pres and shall remain as such for 9 months (until next AGM). Many in the org suggest that the Past President's term is also complete, and his replacement ought to be appointed from a pool of qualified candidates in accordance with the bylaws. Your thoughts?
  20. If a member has been terminated for cause, does the Board have to accept the members' letter of resignation after he/she declines to attend, but before, the scheduled due process/fair hearing?
  21. At our regular meeting of our nonprofit organization the husband of our Trearurer with the treasurer sitting next to him hostily resigned for his wife. Besides the fact that her husband gave her resignation how do you suggest retrieving our treasurey documents and checkbook? Is there a set time period? Do you have a letter suggestion to send to her via email?
  22. A Board Member officially resigned 4 months ago (her term would have had 20 months left) and now that the elections for new Board Members are about to begin, this ex-Board Member has nominated herself to run for the Board again. We have no policy in our By-Laws regarding this. What is the precedence for this on other Boards or in RONR? Is there anything preventing her from running again? Can we add a provision regarding this action to our By-Laws before the official Ballots go out?
  23. My Vice President of our Fire Company Auxiliary just submitted her resignation as VP. What is proper procedure of replacing a person for this position?
  24. The Secretary of our HOA Board resigned ' I hereby resign my position as Secretary of the Board of Directors' The resignation was accepted by the President. Can the Director say that they only resigned as Secretary and are still on the Board?
  25. A member of our group sent a letter to the president of our group and all of the board members. However, the president of the group did not receive the letter, by email, but the rest of the board members did. A fellow board member sent the letter to the president a day or two later upon finding he did not receive the original letter. Upon receiving the letter, he addressed the resignation from the member and accepted her resignation. Some members of the board feel he acted out of order and believes that RRONR says he should have conducted a meeting with the board to address the resignation
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