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Welsh Pony & Cob Society of America
The Welsh Pony & Cob Society of America, Inc. is pleased to announce the re-introduction of Regional Representatives, a volunteer position open to active members and initiated in 1958. The intention of the program is to have Representatives of the Society, accessible on a regional level, to provide support to both the membership and BOD; to enable the Officers and Directors of the Society to maintain optimal contact with the membership, with non-member owners of Welsh and with the general public; and in every way to promote and further the purpose of the WPCSA. PURPOSE OF THE WELSH PONY & COB SOCIETY OF AMERICA “The purpose of this Society is to maintain a Registry for the recording of pedigrees and transfers of Welsh ponies and cobs, to promote the breeding and use of the breed while striving to maintain its purity and trueness to type and to further its welfare in every way.”
The Regional Representatives have a desire and the intention to serve the purpose of the WPCSA, its membership and BOD with vigor and energy. Please help them to accomplish this objective:
It is our foremost intention to seek ways to better serve each of our members at the regional level, by gathering information and reporting in an objective and unbiased format, in order that all may be represented at the national level. We also hope to serve as a point of contact with Welsh owners who may not choose to be members at this time but who share our appreciation and love of the breed.
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Roberts Rules of Order Newly Revised
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|Below is a question I asked and the answers. Also other questions and answers posed by other members.|
"RONR" is the standard abbreviation parliamentarians use to cite Henry M. Robert III and others, Robert's Rules of Order Newly Revised, 11th ed. (Da Capo Press, 2011). The standard citation to particular pages and lines is "RONR (11th ed. [for ‘edition’]), p. or pp. [for ‘page’ or ‘pages’], l. or ll. [for ‘line’ or ‘lines’]."
These questions are based on queries repeatedly received on the Question and Answer Forum. The material here is derived from Chapter 13 of Roberts Rules of Order Newly Revised in Brief.
Question: ByLaws - Voting for Directors
Started by DML, Yesterday, 07:29 PM
4 replies to this topic
Below are our ByLaws on voting for Directors. In several of the answers it was stated that if the ByLaws specify voting by mail in ballots, then that is
how voting should be done; no exceptions. Does that include an uncontested election? Four seats were up, the four Directors said they want to continue in
their office; and the Nominating Committee did not proceed to look for nominees. Is this the correct way a nominating committee works? Also, there is
nothing in the ByLaws about nominations from the floor, can nominations from the floor be made for those uncontested seats?
Posted Yesterday, 07:34 PM
Q: In several of the answers it was stated that if the ByLaws specify voting by mail in ballots, then that is how voting should be done; no exceptions. Does that include an uncontested election?
A: Not if your bylaws say it doesn't:
#3 Josh Martin
Professional Registered Parliamentarian
Location St. Paul, MN
Posted Yesterday, 08:04 PM
Below are our ByLaws on voting for Directors. In several of the answers it was stated that if the ByLaws specify voting by mail in ballots, then that is how voting should be done; no exceptions. Does that include an uncontested election?
Q: "In the event of an uncontested election, no ballot will be prepared and the President will declare the candidates elected at the Annual General Meeting."
A: Yes, unless the Bylaws provide otherwise (and it seems that they do).
Q: Four seats were up, the four Directors said they want to continue in their office; and the Nominating Committee did not proceed to look for nominees. Is this the correct way a nominating committee works?
A: In the absence of any rules on the subject or instructions from the parent assembly, it is up to the nominating committee's discretion how to conduct its business.
Q: Also, there is nothing in the ByLaws about nominations from the floor, can nominations from the floor be made for those uncontested seats?
It would seem not. Your Bylaws require nomination by mail, and your Bylaws specify that no ballot shall be prepared in the event of an uncontested election.
-Josh Martin, PRP
#4 Guest_Darth Vader_*
Posted Yesterday, 08:05 PM
And if DML wanted to make a nomination from the floor, but the President happily sits in the Chair, and no ballot is prepared, and DML is
unhappy with this, what advice do you offer DML?
#5 Josh Martin
Professional Registered Parliamentarian
Posted Yesterday, 08:15 PM
Q: And if DML wanted to make a nomination from the floor, but the President happily sits in the Chair, and no ballot is prepared, and DML is unhappy with this, what advice do you offer DML?
A: Well, in the future, it would be best for members to make nominations by mail as required by the Bylaws. It may also be wise to
amend the Bylaws to change the method for electing the nominating committee. RONR recommends that the President should not appoint that committee.
Q: If the President never allowed the opportunity to make nominations, and never allowed an election, and two meetings go by, what would you suggest to DML?
*Question # 20:
On the other hand, if the bylaws state a term for the office but add "or until [the officer's] successor is elected," or contain other wording explicitly indicating that the officer may be removed before the term expires, then the officer can be removed from office by a two-thirds vote, by a majority vote when previous notice has been given, or by a vote of the majority of the entire membership -- any one of which will suffice. A successor may thereafter be elected for the remainder of the term.
Of course, if the bylaws themselves establish a procedure for removal from office, that procedure must be followed. [RONR (11th ed.), pp. 653-54.]
Other questions and answers.
It is wrong to assume, as many do, that the president "sets the agenda." It is common for the president to prepare a proposed agenda, but that becomes binding only if it is adopted by the full assembly, perhaps after amendments as just described. [RONR (11th ed.), p. 372, ll. 24-35; see also p. 16 of RONRIB.]
In the usual situation, where either a majority vote or a two-thirds vote is required, abstentions have absolutely no effect on the outcome of the vote since what is required is either a majority or two thirds of the votes cast. On the other hand, if the vote required is a majority or two thirds of the members present, or a majority or two thirds of the entire membership, an abstention will have the same effect as a "no" vote. Even in such a case, however, an abstention is not a vote and is not counted as a vote. [RONR (11th ed.), p. 400, ll. 7-12; p. 401, ll. 8-11; p. 403, ll. 13-24; see also p. 66 of RONRIB.)
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Listen people, there is no reason to allow anyone who claims to be an expert on Welsh ponies to bully you (intimidate,
around) into not expressing your opinion or not filling out a Judging Evaluation Form. There will NOT be consequences if you submit this form
following Welsh shows which you attend. Quite the opposite, your honest opinion will help ensure the judging of WPCSA Shows remains true to WPCSA rules and
the Breed Standard and Descriptions.
NEW WPCSA Judges Evaluation Form
You can get one from the WPCSA Office, or from the
officials at a show.