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What happens if a President resigns and then has a change of heart. There was no meeting held. Can the person continue as president..

Dear George,

As I read this, I am asking my clock self, "Is this a loaded question? Do they want him back, or is the question, "Do we have to allow him to continue as president?" A change of heart can be good if it is for the positive. Now will the other members accept it? That is the million dollar question.

Here is a basic principle concerning resignations. It must be in writing. For a resignation to be considered enforce, the governing body must vote on the resignation. No one should leave his office or its duties until the resignation has been voted on and the affirmative has prevailed. So if this has not happened then he has never left the office of presidency even though he and the others may think he did.

If he put the resignation in writing, he should ask the secretary to give it back--he is in essence withdrawing his request. If he gave it verbally and no one acted upon it, he should inform the secretary that he has reconsidered what he said and to let the others know of his intentions.

However, if this resignation was given because the president was upset with the others, it might be so easy to repair the breach. So the question is are the others happy the person resigned or do they want him back? Only your members can decide this one.

It sounds to me that some issues need to solved your organization.

Cheerio!

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Question submitted by George on June 20, 2014