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  1. Members of an executive board I'm on were considering both resolutions and bylaws amendments to forward to our central committee. The resolutions were forwarded to us by a resolutions committee, except for a late resolution submitted by a member. The bylaws amendments were mostly product of our rules committee, although one was mostly unchanged as submitted by a member. When considering these items, our chair and other board members insisted that a vote was not required on each amendment they wished to make to these typed resolutions and bylaws amendments. After some argument from me about this, they then insisted that the motion to pass the resolutions and bylaws amendments was a combined motion to simultaneously amend them. ("I move to pass the resolution with the following amendments: ...") Is this allowed under Robert's Rules? Must not the resolution or bylaws amendment be amended first, each amendment passing or failing, before voting on the motion as amended after all amendments have been disposed of?
  2. An organization requires all "resolutions" to be given 45 days advanced notice. Amending the bylaws requires 2/3 vote of all present and voting. They want to amend the bylaws striking the requirement for a reserve fund but have not given any notice. Is the amendment a resolution? Can notice be suspended? Is amending the bylaws a more specific form of 'resolution' and as such the requirement for 2/3 vote supersedes the more general notice required for 'resolutions'? TIA
  3. At our annual Convention we have thirty resolutions. Must I read everyone or could I give each voting delegate a copy of the resolutions and say Resolution #3 and take a vote or do IO have to read everyone,
  4. I am a member of an organization that operates with modified Robert’s Rules. Recently 2 very similar organizations merged and adopted new rules. Both bodies and the new one allowed members to submit requests for changes in the rules, operating procedures and official stances on issues for decision at the annual meeting. One of the former organizations called these requests “Petitions.” The other called them “Resolutions.” The merged organization adopted the “Resolution” language. I believe a Petition is a request for action submitted by a qualified individual to the body and a Resolution is what the body decides to do. Is there a real difference between these two words?
  5. Recently, we had a AGM, where a Special resolution to review a Jucirary Council, was found defiffcient in wording, and didnt make it to the floor. (21 day notice) In that Same AGM meeting, the same resolution, was brought back to the floor as an "Ordinary resolution" the Question is: Is the Ordinary Resolution allowed without a 21 day notice, wince the CHAIR assisted the group fo people to correct the wording, and allowed it to be passed. Special Resolution (21 day Notice) Ordinary Resolution (NO 21 day notice required? or YES it is required)? Is there documentation to this.. please provide links. the chair allowed this to happen and infact assisted in making the appropriate changes ... I think this was dirty...
  6. If a Resolution has two or more "THEREFORE " statements how is it handled? For example, (1) Is each "Therefore": statement considered a "motion" in itself, that is, does each "Therefore" statement requires a separate vote? (2) .can two topics though related but significantly different be grouped under one (s) single "Therefore, be it resolved" I suspect "yes" to (1) and "no: to (2) but I would like to confirm as I am still in the "learning curve" regarding "RRO" and some of my colleagues have different views on both topics. Any reference to specific RRO section would be most appreciated. Thank you.
  7. Our group wants to amend our non-profit corporation's bylaws. However, both the governing legislation and our bylaws say that the members of the organization can only confirm or ratify changes passed by the board of directors. Member resolutions are considered "advisory." It would seem that our members are subordinate to the board - powerless!
  8. Need some help with new business. Can a resolution be offered and voted on in the new business section of an agenda? Or does a resolution need to be provided prior to a meeting?
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    Committee Resolutions

    Does a resolution/motion coming forward from a committee need a second?
  10. Our Board revised the Bylaws last year to allow for additional seats to be opened (maximum of 25) in the incident they wanted to place a good candidate on the Board, prior to the Annual Meeting. This past year, one additional position was opened by Resolution the 21st position). The stated term of this position was one year. Some have the understanding that after the term ends, the 21st position is automatically closed, btu the Bylaws specifically states that the new position opened by Resolution must be filled at the next Annual Meeting. If the Board wishes to close the 21st position, doesn't that take another Resolution?
  11. In our Academic Senate, we've created Ad-Hoc committees by resolution a few times. Now we have an Ad-Hoc committee that wants to change it's name and the timeline set forth in the resolution that created it. My question is, once the resolution is passed, does the name, charge and membership of the Ad-Hoc committee become somehow separated from the resolution? Or is it still tied to that resolution and to change anything requires a specific RR motion? Many thanks, Laurel Holmstrom Sonoma State University
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