Jump to content
The Official RONR Q & A Forums
Guest John Rochard

President and Vice President of Group Resign at the Same Time

Recommended Posts

Guest John Rochard

We have a situation where our President resigned effective immediately and a week later the VP resigned effective immediately as a result of not wanting to fill the role of President.

What now?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

7 minutes ago, Guest John Rochard said:

What now?

Check the bylaws to see how vacancies (in this case two of them, obviously) are filled.

Let us know what you find (if possible please quote the exact (relevant) words of your bylaws) and we can help you with any next steps that might be required.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Note to guest John: the provisions Dr. Stackpole is asking you to quote might be found in two different places in your bylaws. There is probably a section dealing with a vacancy in the Office of the President and a separate section dealing with other vacancies. Also, let us know if you have more than one vice president.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Since you'll be scouring your bylaws to get more information, please note:

"The power to appoint or elect persons to any office or board carries with it the power to accept their resignations, and also the power to fill any vacancy occurring in it, unless the bylaws expressly provide otherwise. In the case of a society whose bylaws confer upon its executive board full power and authority over the society's affairs between meetings of the society's assembly (as in the example on p. 578, ll. 11–15) without reserving to the society itself the exclusive right to fill vacancies, the executive board is empowered to accept resignations and fill vacancies between meetings of the society's assembly. For particular vacancies, see page 457, lines 22–30 (president-elect), page 458, lines 7–18, and page 575, lines 6–17 (president and vice-presidents). See also page 177 (vacancies in a committee). 


Notice of filling a vacancy in an office (including a vacancy in an executive board or executive committee) must always be given to the members of the body that will elect the person to fill it, unless the bylaws or special rules of order clearly provide otherwise."

RONR (11th ed.), pp. 467-68

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...

×
×
  • Create New...