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chinafleet

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At the last Board meeting the BOD motioned and approved an unusual expediture of money. A day or so later someone remembered that an expediture of that amout needed to be approved by the members.

A Board member suggested the BOD vote to rescind the motion and was told by the president "The board basically tabled that motion since we as a board were not able to okay the amount asked for."

I was under the impression a motion cannot be tabled after it is voted on? If that's correct do we rescind?

Thank you.

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I was under the impression a motion cannot be tabled after it is voted on? If that's correct do we rescind?

If the board didn't have the authority to do what it did, it doesn't have the authority to rescind the motion. The remedy is a point of order and a ruling that the unauthorized action is null and void. Nothing gets "tabled".

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It seems to me that the board action to approve the expenditure would only become out of order (and a potemtially big liability to the board members) if they went ahead and actually spent the money without membership approval. But the board voting to approve the expenditure would seem like a logical first step, to be followed up by presenting the board's action as a recommendation to the membership for their required approval.

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It seems to me that the board action to approve the expenditure would only become out of order (and a potemtially big liability to the board members) if they went ahead and actually spent the money without membership approval. But the board voting to approve the expenditure would seem like a logical first step, to be followed up by presenting the board's action as a recommendation to the membership for their required approval.

To know that, we'd need to know the exact wording of the motion. Was it to Recommend, or to Spend? The scenario sounded much closer to the latter. The chair, while me he may be misinformed about the proper remedy, apparently agreed that it should have been ruled out of order at the time.

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