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How to dissolve a Subcommittee


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Guest LLPOA Heather

Our Bylaws mention nothing about subcommittee so we are referencing RRules. It clearly gives instruction on who has the authority to establish a subcommittee: A committee can appoint subcommittees, which are responsible to and report tot he committee and not to the assembly. My questions are:

It states the subcommittees are appointed by the committee. Does this mean there does not need to be a committee vote or a Board vote?

RRules explains how the subcommittee can be set up but does not mention how it is to be dissolved. Is it by committee vote? 

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The committee never gave the subcommittee any tasks. The subcommittee was established last year by a motion (from someone other than the chair) and Board vote. This was done not in accordance to Robert Rules, which we just realized. The office handles 99.9% of this issues in regards to this subcommiitee. The Committee and Executive Committee feel that it is finished. We just need to know how to dissolve it.

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The answer in almost all cases is that whatever body created the subcommittee also has the power to destroy it. If the committee created it, it can discharge it. It sounds like the Board was the one that created it in this case, in which case the Board must dissolve it (a committee cannot overrule an instruction of the Board). If it's specified in your bylaws, the bylaws must be amended to remove it. And so on. Subordinate bodies can also be dissolved by direction from a higher body, for instance, if a committee of a board creates a subcommittee, the board could give it an instruction to dissolve the subcommittee.

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The Subcommittee was made in the fires of Mount Board. Only there can it be unmade.

 

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