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Can a social club seretary have the power to suspend someone without it going to committee, and also can they over rule the vice chairman on any matter concerning the club

Dear Lee,

Really? Are you dealing with the Queen of Hearts? The social club secretary has only the power the bylaws give her or him or the members decide to yield to this type of tyranny. Where is the president? Only the president has the power to make rulings according the bylaws and the parliamentary authority. Don't you have meetings where the officers can vote? I say it is time to take back democracy and make this unruly officer obey the bylaws, have meetings, and vote. The majority rules. Members can only be suspended by following the rules the society has adopted. I say "Off with the social secretaries power, pen, and position." It may be time to appoint a new social secretary.

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Question submitted by Lee Atkins on November 15, 2015