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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Act of the Board of Directors."

Here is a start to review Jean Dowling's motion at today's Del Assy -
UCO Bylaws 11/2/12 
F. Quorum and Voting
"Unless otherwise provided in the Bylaws or otherwise required under the “Florida not-for-profit Corporation Act”, if a quorum is present when a vote is taken, the affirmative vote of a majority of the Delegates present is the act of the Board of Directors."

Here are the basic elements of Robert's Rules, used by most organizations:
1. Motion: To introduce a new piece of business or propose a decision or action, a motion must be made by a group member ("I move that......") A second motion must then also be made (raise your hand and say, "I second it.") After limited discussion the group then votes on the motion.majority vote is required for the motion to pass (or quorum as specified in your bylaws.)

I believe that the Board of Directors has now voted 4 times NOT to give money to Golf/PRPC related legal causes. We have agreed they will operate on donations which allows for wide variations of individual opinions.  

1 comment:

  1. It was unfortunate that with a quorum and with a majority voting YES to remove a line item from the budget, business could not be done because of a mathematical interpretation of our bylaws.
    I read the bylaw above to mean a majority is the greater number. If you replace the word 'majority' by its meaning 'the greater number'. We got an affirmative vote of the greater number of the Delegates present. However, UCO's meaning is a mathematical 'absolute majority' ie. a number over 50% of delegates present. Because of people who did not want to vote, this was not achieved.


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