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  • Where is it mandated that organizations have to follow Robert's Rules of Order?
  • When the board approves the minutes of the annual meeting, do the members need to approve them too?
  • When a president works behind the scenes can members remove him?
  • What order do you call on members to vote?
  • What if documents are not filed with commissions? Are the officers elected still valid?
  • What happens with both the president and vice president resign?
  • What happens when we can't fill the positions of President and Vice President?
  • What happens to business made at an annual meeting whose date was contrary to the bylaws?
  • What happens if there is a tie vote for president?
  • What do you do when the Vice President refuses to fill the vacancy of the president?
  • What do you do when the last board member does not want to fill vacancies on the board?
  • What do you do when a mother and daughter want to run the club?
  • What do you do if no one wants to be vice president?
  • what do theses bylaws actually mean?
  • What are the duties of committee chair?
  • Was a mistake made in the presentation of the minutes?
  • Is it legal to ask certain people to leave when the board goes into executive session?
  • Is a vote valid if the bylaws have not been followed?
  • If you do not have a quorum can you set the date for another meeting to collect more votes to adopt a bylaw amendment?
  • If the chairman resigns his position as chair does he still remain on the committee?
  • If the chairman of the board resigns who takes his place?
  • If bylaws state that the president is chief executive officer, does that mean she has the final say on everything?
  • If a chairman resigns his position on the board can he stay on as a board member?
  • How do you replace incorrect minutes with the correct ones?
  • How do you remove a board member office?
  • How do you list the past chair on our web site?
  • How do you handle proxies that take way rights?
  • How do you get people to serve on the board?
  • How do you amend the bylaws to delete a position?
  • How do we vote on money on an adopted motion from a previous meeting?
  • How do we dismiss an officer appointed by the president?
  • How do we allow a Treasurer elect to stay in that position when it is time to be Treasurer?
  • Does a quorum change when board members resign?
  • Does a committee member have to resign his position to be nominated for an office?
  • Do you have to have a trial to remove a board member?
  • Can you force a president to resign from office?
  • Can two committee members meet private and discuss committee business?
  • Can the president set meeting dates without a committee vote?
  • Can the motion to adjourn the meeting be made while business is pending?
  • Can the founder of an organization who is a board member bypass the bylaws and make decisions on his own?
  • Can someone hold two elected offices at the same time?
  • Can school board member speak during the citizen's comment section?
  • Can objection to consideration of the motion be applied in a committee?
  • Can members attend board meetings?
  • Can an adopted budget be changed without a vote?
  • Can a vote by written mail be rescinded at a later meeting?
  • Can a vacancy for an officer be filled at the same meeting he resigns?
  • Can a resigning president become the immediate past president?
  • Can a resident in an HOA tell the other residents not to elect the current board members?
  • Can a president withdraw his resignation?
  • Can a president refuse to fill a vacancy?
  • Can a president overturn what a board has adopted?
  • Can a mistake in a motion that was adopted be corrected by the chair without a vote?
  • Can a chair of a committee change a scheduled meeting day after the meeting has adjourned?
  • Can a board reconsider at motion at the next meeting?
  • Can a board member vote when the motion is to remove him from office?
  • Can a board member vote on his own resignation?
  • Can a board introduce a motion to be voted on?
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