Jump to content
The Official RONR Q & A Forums
Guest Dennis Pfennig

Election for president elect not held

Recommended Posts

Guest Dennis Pfennig

our constitution says that the immediate past  president will serve one year to be replaced at the end of that year by a president elect. We had no one willing to serve as president elect. Does the immediate past president then stay in office until and when the president elect position is filled? Or is the immediate past president out at the end of the year and a vacancy then take place on the Board of Directors as there is no president elect and the immnefaute past president,’s one year term has expired?

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
51 minutes ago, Guest Dennis Pfennig said:

our constitution says that the immediate past  president will serve one year to be replaced at the end of that year by a president elect.

I feel like something has to be missing here, because this sounds like people move from president-elect to past president without ever being President. Can you clarify please?

52 minutes ago, Guest Dennis Pfennig said:

Or is the immediate past president out at the end of the year and a vacancy then take place on the Board of Directors as there is no president elect and the immnefaute past president,’s one year term has expired?

The answer ultimately requires interpreting your bylaws, which only your organization can do, but it seems to me that, just using the meaning of the words, the immediate past president remains the immediate past president until someone else, having once been President, ceases to be so. However, we might be able to provide more help if you give us the exact language from your constitution.

You'll also find that many of us here recommend against having an automatic role, such as a board position, for the immediate past president, but that's another issue.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

it seems to me that if the bylaws actually say that the IPP "serves for one year" on the board, without further qualification, then there is no reason to believe that the IPP would remain past one year.  If the bylaws say "for one year or until the President-Elect is chosen" that would be a different story.

It's not possible to try to guess the answer from a paraphrase.

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...