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So our president has gone rogue.

He claims to know that only the board as a whole has the authority to make decisions, but he's not living it and is seeking to dictate to the entire board "how things are going to be."

Is there anything in Robert's Rules that speaks to the "limits" of a president's so-called power?

As well, our bylaws do read that directors are elected for "a three-year term or until the director's successor is elected." I understand that to mean that the general membership has the ability/power to remove a director at a duly called meeting for any reason (or no reason). Is this correct?

If that is correct (and if so, I surely hope it doesn't come to that, since it would cause division in the organization), what is the proper procedure for doing that at a meeting? Does one just stand up during a lull and say, "I move to remove Mr X. from the position of president"? Does notice need to be given? Should the president be made aware that this is coming?

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7 minutes ago, Guest Troubled said:

Is there anything in Robert's Rules that speaks to the "limits" of a president's so-called power?

The president has such authority only insofar as the bylaws provide it (RONR 11th ed., p. 456, ll. 27-28).

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9 minutes ago, Guest Troubled said:

As well, our bylaws do read that directors are elected for "a three-year term or until the director's successor is elected." I understand that to mean that the general membership has the ability/power to remove a director at a duly called meeting for any reason (or no reason). Is this correct?

If that is correct (and if so, I surely hope it doesn't come to that, since it would cause division in the organization), what is the proper procedure for doing that at a meeting? Does one just stand up during a lull and say, "I move to remove Mr X. from the position of president"? Does notice need to be given? Should the president be made aware that this is coming?

See FAQ #20.

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1 hour ago, Hieu H. Huynh said:

The president has such authority only insofar as the bylaws provide it (RONR 11th ed., p. 456, ll. 27-28).

Perfect. Thank you.

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