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At our Executive Meeting the Nominating Chair presented the names of all members running for 

office and who nominated them.  A member said the name of the member that nominated the candidates should not be posted because it violated privacy. It is not addressed in the organizations bylaws.

The Parliamentarian agreed with the member but could not give a reference in RROO. Is thst addressed in Roberts and should nominator be made public?  

Thanks for your help!

 

Cheery

 

 

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See the rules for MINUTES in Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised ("RONR") [11th edition, 2011].

You won't find a rule saying:

   ". . . names of the nominators are to be included."

Just the opposite, the minutes are to include the names of those who moved important main motions. -- And nominations are not main motions.

Bottom line: There no Robertian justification for including the names of nominators.

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You are free to violate the rule, and include such names. But that would be your own unwritten custom/tradition.

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11 minutes ago, coleche said:

At our Executive Meeting the Nominating Chair presented the names of all members running for 

office and who nominated them.  

This makes very little sense.

What is this "Nominating Chair" chairman of, and why is he presenting to your "Executive Meeting" (whatever that is) the names of all members running for office?

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Agreeing with Mr.Honemann, and following up on his comment, the usual  role of a nominating committee is for the COMMITTEE to come up with a list of nominees.  Others may privately suggest people who might be good for the job, but it is usually the nominating committee itself which comes up with and presents the list of nominees, usually one name per position.  Depending on your bylaws, nominations from the floor by other members usually take place at some point between the time the nominating committee submits its report and the election.  So, like Mr. Honemann, I am wondering what this "nominating chair" is chair of and what role they play in the nominating process.  What need is there for a nominating committee if members just "self nominate" by "running" for office?

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