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Is it proper and is it really allowed to cancel a scheduled board meeting 2 days before the board meeting because 3 people cannot attend, even though more than needed for a quorum can attend?

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Guest Zev

There is no rule in this book that indicates that the call of the meeting can somehow be countermanded. The call of the meeting remains in place. Consequently, if a quorum shows up at the indicated time then a valid meeting takes place. If you know for a fact that a quorum will be present I suspect a cancellation would be extremely irritating to those that could attend and perhaps had alternate activities just to cater to the three absent members.

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2 hours ago, martein said:

Is it proper and is it really allowed to cancel a scheduled board meeting 2 days before the board meeting because 3 people cannot attend, even though more than needed for a quorum can attend?

RONR contains no  provision for the chairman or president to cancel a meeting. Any such provision would have to be found in your own bylaws or in controlling state law.

As guest Zev pointed out, if enough members to constitute a quorum show up at the meeting, they may nonetheless proceed to conduct business just as if  no cancellation had been attempted.

However, as a practical matter, in most organizations when the president or chairman issues a notice that he has canceled a meeting, the others willingly oblige and the meeting is effectively canceled.

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On 7/8/2019 at 8:22 PM, Richard Brown said:

RONR contains no  provision for the chairman or president to cancel a meeting. Any such provision would have to be found in your own bylaws or in controlling state law.

As guest Zev pointed out, if enough members to constitute a quorum show up at the meeting, they may nonetheless proceed to conduct business just as if  no cancellation had been attempted.

However, as a practical matter, in most organizations when the president or chairman issues a notice that he has canceled a meeting, the others willingly oblige and the meeting is effectively canceled.

If, however, the cancelling of the meeting on account of the three members who are unable to attend is an attempt on the president's part to control the outcomes of certain votes, the remainder of the board may wish to meet anyway. 

Not saying that such a situation would ever occur, of course...

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36 minutes ago, Louise said:

If, however, the cancelling of the meeting on account of the three members who are unable to attend is an attempt on the president's part to control the outcomes of certain votes, the remainder of the board may wish to meet anyway. 

Not saying that such a situation would ever occur, of course...

Perish forbid.

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5 hours ago, Louise said:

Not saying that such a situation would ever occur, of course...

Paraphrasing an insurance commercial:

"We've seen just about everything."

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