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disputing new elections

22 years 10 months ago #94532 by mykidsmom
Okay back to her issue (sorry) I checked my Robert's Rules and you can call a meeting, have a adjenda ready. You can only run the meeting if the Pes + VP are not able to. You are lucky it is only March and not May too have to work this out! Also, involve the principal- I really believe this will help. I really wish you the best and my the force be with you!
22 years 11 months ago #94531 by Critter
Replied by Critter on topic RE: disputing new elections
To Mitemom and other "fairly new" officers - over and over again in this forum, we read about the need for by-laws in a PTO. No officer --strike that -- no member should ever feel awkward asking for a copy of the organization's bylaws. In fact, every member should WANT a copy! I've even pushed for our Bylaws to be included in the school directory which goes only to PTO members, so they would be readily accessible. If an officer tells you that s/he can't find a copy for you, or that you can't have a copy of the Bylaws, beware. Your PTO officers should have nothing to hide. If your organization has no bylaws, volunteer to head the committee to write them. Sound bylaws and a sound budget will save you tons of aggrevation.
22 years 11 months ago #94530 by mykidsmom
ok. first of all yes check your by-laws-next go to your trusting Roberts rules of order (sorry my 9 month old is trying to help me type!) The election was a joke, we nominate the announce the canidate in both our newsletter and the school's then a month later we vote. I am really sorry to hear your fearless leader (Pres) has been as wonderful (ha Ha) as mine! I believe that you can call a new election- PLEASE is someone up on their parlementary procedures? I am happy to hear you have the Principal's support on this matter. Please be careful but in the same note I hope this can be cleared up without any mud!
22 years 11 months ago #94529 by Pres88
Replied by Pres88 on topic RE: disputing new elections
We have had husband and wife serve on the executive board at the same time. We have nothing in the by laws against it although some did look.
22 years 11 months ago #94528 by ptomama
Replied by ptomama on topic RE: disputing new elections
i would like to know if anyone has ever had a husband and wife on the same bouard. or have any members of the same bouard been related. there is nothing in our bylaws about it.
22 years 11 months ago #94527 by Pres88
Replied by Pres88 on topic RE: disputing new elections
I agree that you should check your by laws. Ours state the month in which the election is to be held and that a written notice must be sent home 7 or 10 days prior to the vote. Nominations can be made a head of time or the night of the election. The President can not be on the nominating committee and he can not be involved in counting the votes.

I would say that your election should be held over and that a notice needs to be sent home to all parents.
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