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Guest Bonnie

Richard Brown,

So even though they are not allowed to vote in our organization since they are not elected officials, they can still make a motion? 

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Maybe we need more information about your organization and its board.

If these appointed board members are members of board, they have the same rights as all other board members to fully participate in board meetings unless your bylaws provide otherwise.  I’m assuming you are talking about board meetings. If not, please tell us exactly what meetings you are referring to. 

Edited to add: What do your bylaws say about these appointed board members? 
 

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1 hour ago, Guest Bonnie said:

So even though they are not allowed to vote in our organization since they are not elected officials, they can still make a motion? 

If they are not allowed to vote then they aren't what RONR calls members.  So they must be a special class of member that is defined in your Bylaws or Special Rules of Order, and that's where any powers or restrictions would be listed.

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32 minutes ago, Gary Novosielski said:

If they are not allowed to vote then they aren't what RONR calls members.  So they must be a special class of member that is defined in your Bylaws or Special Rules of Order, and that's where any powers or restrictions would be listed.

But guest Bonnie has said these are “appointed board members“. They might well be members of the board and entitled to vote at board meetings, but not members of the general membership and therefore not entitled to vote at general membership meetings. That is what I’m trying to get clarified with Guest Bonnie.

Edited to add  We need to keep in mind that Guest Bonnie is not asking about voting rights, she’s asking about the right to make motions, which might be permissible even if they do not have the right to vote. That is why I am asking her for more information.

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