#02: Recall of Board Members
cdlu at pkl.net
Tue Apr 1 14:39:27 UTC 2003
It is, yes. Though we'll have to make sure the regular voting procedures
do not require the secretary to be involved as is the case in the current
bylaws, but does still allow for a fair vote to take place.
David "cdlu" Graham cdlu at pkl.net
Guelph, Ontario SMS: +1 519 760 1409
On Tue, 1 Apr 2003, John Goerzen wrote:
> Do you find this proposal acceptable?
> If so, I'll post a new version with Matt's typographical corrections and
> we'll vote on that.
> -- John
> On Wed, Mar 26, 2003 at 04:29:27PM -0600, John Goerzen wrote:
> > I have revised this proposal based on comments from David and Matt. Here is
> > the new version.
> > I propose the following amendment:
> > The paragraph in Article 7 beginning with "Vacancies in the Board" shall be
> > removed.
> > The paragraph in Article 7 beginning with "A director may be removed" shall
> > be removed.
> > In its place, the following shall be inserted:
> > Any Board member, including officers, may be removed from the board upon
> > the affirmative vote of 2/3 of the voting contributing membership. No
> > individual vote or call for votes may apply to more than one person. No
> > person may be the subject of more than one recall vote within any given
> > 90-day period.
> > Subject to the above, the membership may call for a recall vote if 10
> > members publically identify themselves as supporting such a vote. This
> > shall constitute a call for votes, and a vote among the membership shall
> > then be held immediately subject to normal voting procedures. All
> > contributing members are eligible to vote. A ballot shall have only two
> > options: recall the Board member, or leave the member in place. The vote
> > is tallied with a simple count.
> > If the vote to remove the Board member passes, the member is immediately
> > removed from the Board and any position as officer.
> > The member that is the subject of a removal vote may vote on that
> > question. The removal of a Board member does not render that person
> > un-eligible to run for re-election.
> > When a vacancy occurs on the board for any reason, whether or not a
> > result of a removal vote, if the next regular election for that particular
> > seat is 40 days or less away, the seat will be unfilled until the regular
> > election, at which point it will be filled using the regular procedures
> > laid out in this Article. If the next regular election for the empty seat
> > is more than 40 days away, a special election will be called immediately
> > for that particular seat only. The winner of that election will serve out
> > the balance of the term, and the seat will be subject to re-election at
> > the normal time.
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