Talk:Bylaw Changes

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Notes on voting in new members from meeting on 2009-6-30:

  • Majority of non-abstaining nay votes will cause vote to fail
  • Minimum 2 nays to table membership vote
  • A membership vote can only be tabled once. A second tabling causes a membership vote to fail.
  • Given less than 2 nays, majority of non-abstaining yay votes will cause vote to pass

We may need to clarify whether this only happens at a meeting, or other venues/methods of voting. It seems we'll have different rules for several kinds of votes. Dickie 10:19, 1 July 2009 (CDT)

The wording could be changed here to be closer to RRO: In specific, by RRO, you can't Table something that has been voted on. Similarly you can't Withdraw a motion that has already gone to vote. You can 'Reconsider' a motion that has already failed. I would suggest changing this so that for Membership proposals/motions, 2 Nays results in a failed proposal that must be Reconsidered in X amount of time by any board member. Omegix 17:23, 1 July 2009 (CDT)

A Board member should be expelled if there is a majority vote from all members (as opposed to just a Board vote). Perhaps more control should given to the members instead of solely with the board. Open the power so the board is not the only influence. Members may want to have a say on who is becoming a member or changes to the facilities. This is one step to maintain a balance of power between the board and everyone else. PsychoAU 10:32, 10 July 2009 (CDT)