Guest Josephine Posted December 20, 2011 at 07:39 PM Report Share Posted December 20, 2011 at 07:39 PM I belong to a not-for-profit organization that has a local chapter that has chapter Bylaws.The bylaws state that every officer and Executive Board member shall keep the Executive Board fully advised of official activities.The bylaws also state that the Editor (appointed by the Executive Board) of the monthly newsletter shall produce a monthly newsletter containing...officers' reports.In recent months and years, based on what I view in the newsletter, and based on my attendance of Executive Board meetings, and attempts to communicate with officers, it appears that the President and most of the elected and appointed officers have not been submitting any reports for months and/or years in some instances. At the most recent Executive Board meeting, the President announced that he was not going to give a report, to which the VP replied, yes, and we don't want to hear your report, either, or words to that effect. Several Board Members laughed nervously.Don't Robert's Rules require that reports be given, by the president and elected and appointed officers, as part of a standard agenda?If a body is out of compliance with its own bylaws, what recourse do individual members have?If the Executive Board members don't hold the President accountable, what recourse do individual members have?If an appointed officer does not submit such reports to the Executive Board and Editor (as above), can a member conclude that such officer(s) are not fulfilling their role and take action to investigate and/or request removal of same?And do Robert's Rules provide for members who are not Executive Board members the opportunity to speak during an Executive Board meeting? I thought that RR's provided a block of time for members to suggest items "from the floor" as it were.Thanks! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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