#02: Recall of Board Members [CALL FOR VOTE]

John Goerzen jgoerzen at complete.org
Tue Apr 1 15:11:17 UTC 2003

[ chairman hat on ]
The below bylaws amendment are up for vote among bylaws committee members.

Committee members, please reply to this message with your vote.  Yes or no
only, please.

This vote will end one week from today or when three yes or three no
votes are received, since the outcome will then be certain.

[ proposal follows ]
The paragraph in Article 7 beginning with "Vacancies in the Board" shall be

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
  contributing 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
  ineligible to run for reelection.
  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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