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Removal of President

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Guest Rocco

I’m part of a sports organization who’s president is abusing power and constantly working the grey areas of our horribly vague Bylaws. 

Several of us want to vote him out, but we have no proper explanation of this in our bylaws. We have voted others out in the past by majority, but this one will go down with a fight using everything possible to stay. 

- If making a motion to vote out the president, does the president get a vote for themself? 

- If there is cause against their actions/character, does anything protect them?

- Are there any solid full-proof guidelines to ensure this process works?

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10 hours ago, jstackpo said:

Do you have ANY "how to" instructions, whether "proper" (your word) or not?

If not see Chapter XX in RONR.  Good luck!

No, there’s nothing written about how to remove a board member except for a small excerpt talking about just cause. 

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Agreeing with Dr. Stackpole and Mr. Huynh, disciplinary matters, including the removal of officers, can be rather technical and complicated.  RONR devotes 26 pages to the subject of discipline (and removal from office) in chapter XX in the 11th edition of RONR.  btw, that edition significantly expanded the chapter on discipline, so be sure to use the 11th edition and not a prior edition.   Those rules are too complicated for us to sum them up in brief snippets in this forum.

Also, be sure to study carefully whatever your bylaws say about removal from office.  If they mention the word "cause", that can make removal more difficult.  Study your bylaws and study chapter XX of the current 11th edition of RONR.  And start with FAQ # 20 as mentioned by Mr. Huynh.

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5 hours ago, Guest Rocco said:

No, there’s nothing written about how to remove a board member except for a small excerpt talking about just cause. 

And what does that small excerpt say about just cause?   Does it mention by whom they may be removed, for example?

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