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ok here goes, We have a chairman of our bylaws committee that says he can handpick members of that committee and that not just anybody from the membership can join and i am wondering if this is what roberts rules of order say, because there is nothing in our bylaws or rules that say so, and no other committee does this. please advise.

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...We have a chairman of our bylaws committee that says he can handpick members of that committee and that not just anybody from the membership can join and i am wondering if this is what roberts rules of order say, because there is nothing in our bylaws or rules that say so, and no other committee does this. please advise.

Do your bylaws say nothing about how committee members are to be selected? Is the bylaws committee defined in the bylaws, or was it established by motion?

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We have a chairman of our bylaws committee that says he can handpick members of that committee and that not just anybody from the membership can join and i am wondering if this is what roberts rules of order say, because there is nothing in our bylaws or rules that say so, and no other committee does this. please advise.

Instead of looking for the rule that says he can't, ask him to show you the rule that says he can. If he can't find it, then he can't do it.

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Do your bylaws say nothing about how committee members are to be selected? Is the bylaws committee defined in the bylaws, or was it established by motion?

there is nothing in our bylaws or rules and no motion's that state how committee members are selected, since 1947 when we were chartered all any member had to do was show up at the committee meeting and join them.

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...chairman of our bylaws committee says he can handpick members of that committee ...

That is not anything from Robert's Rules of Order.

However, an exception exists, for a tellers committee.

... not just anybody from the membership can join ...

Correct.

You don't join a committee by just showing up.

You must be appointed by the appropriate party.

... there is nothing in our bylaws or rules that say so, and no other committee does this.

If there is no rule in your documents of governance, then the rule in Robert's Rules of Order is this:

• Whoever creates the committee, populates the committee, and picks the chairman of the committee.

• If the bylaws create the committee, then the organization, not a single individual, populates the committee, and picks the chairman of the committee.

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there is nothing in our bylaws or rules and no motion's that state how committee members are selected, since 1947 when we were chartered all any member had to do was show up at the committee meeting and join them.

When the bylaws are silent about the manner of appointing committees, any of the five methods discussed in RONR (10th ed.), pp. 475-479, may be used. The committee's parent body has the power to decide which method to use.

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That is not anything from Robert's Rules of Order.

However, an exception exists, for a tellers committee.

Correct.

You don't join a committee by just showing up.

You must be appointed by the appropriate party.

If there is no rule in your documents of governance, then the rule in Robert's Rules of Order is this:

• Whoever creates the committee, populates the committee, and picks the chairman of the committee.

• If the bylaws create the committee, then the organization, not a single individual, populates the committee, and picks the chairman of the committee.

There are standing committees that are the same every year and the President appointes the chair,

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There are standing committees that are the same every year and the President appointes the chair, this is the only chairman that claims he hand picks the committee.

Hey, if that is YOUR rule, then obey your rule.

Just be aware of what the difference is, between your rule, and the corresponding rule for committee appointment in Robert's Rules of Order.

Where the organization has a customized rule, the corresponding rule in one's parliamentary authority will yield to the organization's rule.

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Hey, if that is YOUR rule, then obey your rule.

Just be aware of what the difference is, between your rule, and the corresponding rule for committee appointment in Robert's Rules of Order.

Where the organization has a customized rule, the corresponding rule in one's parliamentary authority will yield to the organization's rule.

But he still claims he gets to hand pick his committee members and says that roberts rules of order so, thats why he can.

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But he still claims he gets to hand pick his committee members and says that roberts rules of order so, thats why he can.

Hah. Let him point to where Robert's Rules of Order says so. I bet he can't, because it isn't there.

Stop his nonsense. End the discussion and put it to a vote. He has only one vote.

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