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The position of President became vacant due to resignation. The Vice President was installed as President and called a meeting of membership to elect a Vice President but there was no quorum. The president indicated in the meeting notice that if a quorum was not met he would appoint the Vice President, because this was a key role and work needed to be accomplished. Several executive board members attended the meeting and agreed on the presidential appointment of the Vice President. Can the president appoint board members with notice and executive approval?

Dear Pink,
This certainly is a dilemma for your organization. On one hand members chose not to attend the meeting when they were specifically told how important this was to get a Vice President, and the executive board members present agreed. Then there is the rule that no business can be conducted without a quorum. I do not know why members did not show up at the meeting. Was it because the meeting was held at a time when no one could come? I would suggest that another meeting be called to ratify this "appointment-election." If the members are really concerned like you are then they should let the board know this and insist on another meeting. But perhaps they are not concerned since the new President already took note of this in the call to the meeting letter.

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Question submitted by Pink on August 16, 2016