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Board meetings are monthly.  Normally the topics are forwarded to the secretary who  then types the agenda and posts it in advance. Unfortunately we have a little battle going on within our board. The secretary wants a meeting earlier in the month because there is an election coming up in February and to ensure we have time to adhere to all the rules regarding timing and informing people (some of whom are still up north and will have to be mailed absentee ballots). The president however is stating that she wants the meeting more toward the end of the month which could possible affect the timing for all this to be done.

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How are the dates of the meetings decided upon?  The Board has to follow the rules set up in the By-laws and Rules - for example, do the By-laws state that "Board meetings shall take place on the third Monday of each month"?  Or does the Board set the date at the previous meeting?  That's how the regular meeting is going to be called.

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22 hours ago, Gary Novosielski said:

Regular meetings don't need to be called because everyone presumably knows when they are held.

In RONR the words special meeting and called meeting are synonymous.

It's not unusual for an organization's rules to provide that regular meetings of the board are scheduled by the board, or by the President.

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On 1/6/2017 at 8:11 PM, Guest Sharon said:

Board meetings are monthly.  Normally the topics are forwarded to the secretary who  then types the agenda and posts it in advance. Unfortunately we have a little battle going on within our board. The secretary wants a meeting earlier in the month because there is an election coming up in February and to ensure we have time to adhere to all the rules regarding timing and informing people (some of whom are still up north and will have to be mailed absentee ballots). The president however is stating that she wants the meeting more toward the end of the month which could possible affect the timing for all this to be done.

Unless the bylaws allow one or the other of those officers to (re)schedule meetings, they can't unilaterally do so.  How do regular meetings get scheduled?  By the Board, at the prior meeting?  By the board at some point adopting a schedule for the year?  Some other method?

If the Board has the power to schedule, then there is no way they could schedule a change to the very next regular meeting without calling a special meeting (if they are allowed in the bylaws) prior to the date to which they propose to reschedule, and allowing for the required period of notice to all members of the board.

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