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  1. Hello, I am rather new to this so I have a question. after reading this paragraph do you feel that an appeal motion can be made? The league operating secretary shall notify the executive committee and the council of the protest. A meeting shall be called as soon as possible to discuss the protest. The decision arrived at by the council will be binding on all parties. Representatives of involved teams will not be allowed to vote on the protest.
  2. The Association I belong to has an article concerning amending bylaws. The Article states in it's entirety "The Bylaws may be amended by a two-thirds (2 / 3) vote of the CEA membership present at the Annual Meeting on the first in-service day of school. All proposed changes to the Bylaws must be approved by the Executive Board prior to their submission to the general membership." My question is if a meeting is not held for numerous reasons (Covid being one of them) and amendments or general revisions are being recommended, how could the association work around the meeting not being held? I rev
  3. We are a 501-c-6, non for profit business organization. Our annual elections of officers and board are covered in the bylaws in great detail: Qualifications of candidates in May, elections voting etc. in an election general meeting in June, term starts July 1. The association is in turmoil, and consultants advised to scrap the annual election now in progress ,extend the term of the current administration to September, and hold the annual elections then. Proposed and seconded to 'suspend the rules', to scrap the current election process, extend the current board's term, a
  4. Hello: I am on the board of a 100+ year old organization. We recently had a person who claims to be an RP tell us that under RONR 12th Ed., we are "not allowed" to have a constitution. We operate under a constitution and separate bylaws, with the constitution being harder to amend, and RONR The closest thing I could find in RONR (Section 2:8), says that it's now advisable practice to combine those separate documents into one - but nothing about it being required. (For what it's worth, we are incorporated in the State of New York). So, my question to the group is: is this "const
  5. Our non-profit has modified and changed contents around in our rule book. Do we have to read the entire document in front of an open board meeting before we vote on it ??
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    Stand at ease

    How does the chair call a stand at ease, and can members motion for it. Is it debatable or Amendable and does it need to be voted on?
  7. If a board votes on a motion made by a member (raised as a resolution to issue a contract to an employee that was non-renewed-Donaldson hearing) can the motion be made again at the next meeting or is that out of order? Specifically, a vote was made in regards to above which resulted in 4 Yes, 3 No, and 2 Abstentions. This vote required a majority of the full board or 5 Yay's. Later it was realized that a member which abstained was unaware of the full majority rule and wished to vote Yay. Only a No voting member couldld put the vote on the floor again at the same meeting and refused. Can this m
  8. Our organization has no rules for membership. If you pay the yearly fee, you are deemed to be a member. Recently, however, the President and Vice-President of our organization wanted to deny membership renewal to a long-time member. Their tactic: if she tried to pay in person, the cheque would be refused; If she mailed her cheque to the President, he would not cash it or he would return it to her on the grounds that the organizations name was incorrectly stated; the amount was incorrect, etc. He then told the individual that membership could be granted if she were to meet with the Vice-Preside
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    I was asked to explain a new bylaw that I introduced that was up for a vote. After I was done speaking and voting members of an executive committee had an opportunity to ask questions, a gentleman that was not on the executive committee and had no voting rights gave a long winded opinion of why he did not think that this bylaw was a good one. This was unsolicited. I am wondering, under Roberts Rules, whether or not he had the right to speak at that time?
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    Election question

    We are electing a new officer (FS), two current officers want to run for the position (EB1 & EB2). Our bylaws state that EB1 and EB2 must resign their current positions to seek FS. This opens two seats. Nominations are in May, election is in June. The FS election will be votes on first. If the nominations for EB1 and EB2 are filled can the loser of FS be nominated and run on election night?
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    Election question

    We are electing a new officer (FS), two current officers want to run for the position (EB1 & EB2). Our bylaws state that EB1 and EB2 must resign their current positions to seek FS. This opens two seats. Nominations are in May, election is in June. The FS election will be votes on first. If the nominations for EB1 and EB2 are filled can the loser of FS be nominated and run on election night?
  12. Hello, I am confused and do not know where to find the rules or if it is even in the rules. I am currently the vice president of my student government association and the president is not allowed to vote unless it's a tied. Since the president of my association will not be able to attend a few meetings and leaves me to be the chair/facilitator do i lose my voting rights?
  13. The organization that I'm a part of has a Chairman of the Board who doesn't like to follow our Constitution, Bylaws, Rules and Regs, OR Robert's Rules. On multiple occasions this person has been told that they are indeed in the wrong and have not been following proper procedure and they have completely ignored me, made rude comments. Let's say he's just fallen short of having me removed as a member because I won't let the matter go. His actions of ignoring proper procedure have resulted in 2 members being voted out of their positions incorrectly. One being the former Chairman of the Board who
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    Rules or Bylaws?

    I would not like to be very specific to my concern on this question, so I would like to present an imaginary scenario that mirrors my concern. Let's say an organization has bylaws that require someone to show proof of owning a car in order to join. However, the officer responsible for reviewing this proof has determined that all cars must be equipped with airbags and a cd player. While most potential members can oblige this standard, not all can, and those who cannot and desire membership are told that they must equip their vehicles with these 2 items before being allowed to join. The standard
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    Board minutes

    Our Board has opted to have a minutes secretary take notes at the Board Mtgs. Should she submit the minutes to the Board Secretary first for approval or can she send them to the full Board? Also, can she sign them with the Board Secretary's title/name. We are a very new Board and want to follow the correct rules.
  16. We, a newish small HOA, have recently completed the process of revising our bylaws (a successful endeavor, with thanks to those who answered questions here). Now we, the Board, are needing to clarify policy regarding access to the fenced storm pond. It is part of the HOA common area, however its sole purpose is for runoff control. We have legal responsibilities for maintenance of that pond with the city and a requirement to keep the fence in good condition and a lock on the gate. The question before us is should there be any other reason a homeowner can go into the pond. There are half a
  17. Our HOA CC&Rs set out the authorization for an Architectural Control Committee. There is only one statement in it where the Board can give direction to the committee. Otherwise the committee is authorized to have the primary responsibility to interpret and enforce the rules and regs set out in the CC&Rs. There is one point where the Board can give direction I believe. It states: "The Architectural Control Committee shall adopt such reasonable and uniform rules of architectural control as the Board of Directors may prescribe , including, but not necessarily limited to the following:
  18. When you have the floor can you be interrupted?
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    "A majority vote is needed to adopt a motion" is what is stated in RONRIB but I do not find anything for a motion to adopt. Is there a difference?
  20. If our board creates a "rule", where is this to be recorded? It would seem that if we made a few rules, there could be a list attached with, as an adendum to the bylaws--or something like that. It seems that a rule could get "lost" in the minutes, but it also doesn't seem to rise to the level of inclusion in the bylaws--how should this be handled or where should this be recorded? If we have a new member, I'd like to be able to hand them the bylaws, a list of any rules we have, and recent minutes.
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