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Bylaw: XII. Parlimentary Procedure
All meetings shall be conducted under Robert's Rules of Order. Anything not covered in Robert's Rules of Order will Be decided by the Board of Directors.

Bylaw XIII. Resignation
If any officer or Director chosses to resign during their term, the resignation shall be accepted by the Board of Directors. The vacancy will be filled by Parliamentary Procedure if covered, otherwise will be decided by the Board of Directors.

With that in mind. Here is the question. The Board of Directors has asked for the resignation of our club President. He is refusing to do so. So the Board is calling it a forced resignation, and has proceeded to remove im from office and the board has elected his replacement. The debate is was this handled properly by our board.
All decisions were made with out any written notices either to the President that they wish to remove or to the membership.

Thanks

Dear Todd,
Too many questions to ask you, but to save time, I will say this: It sounds like a kangaroo court to me! Here are a few parliamentary principles for you to apply to the situation.
#1. The body that elected the president is the only one that can remove him. So if the assembly elected the officer only they can remove him.
#2. No one can be forced to resign. This was a removal from office.
#3. To remove from office it has to be with cause. If your bylaws state that a person serves for ___year(s) or until his successor is elected. He can be removed by notice and the motion to rescind. If it just says he serves for a year or "and his successor is elected" the members have to have a trial to remove from office.

So now you decide if it was fair!

Cheerio,

Little Ben


Question submitted by Todd on December 26, 2013