The Our Revolution MN (ORMN) Board of Directors will be meeting on the second Sunday of February to discuss bylaws changes (See below), Healthcare for All, draft Bernie activity, MNxMN.org conference, and more. This meeting is open to the public.

 

The board will be meeting in the Community Room at the Woodbury Lunds & Byerlys.

 

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Topic: ORMN Board of Directors Meeting in Woodbury
Time: Feb 10, 2019 1:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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Proposed Bylaws Changes:

  • 5.5.5
    • Original bylaw:
      • 5.5.5. A Director of ORMN may be removed by a vote of a majority of the ORMN Board of Directors [not a majority of the quorum for a meeting but a majority of the total number of ORMN Board members]. Grounds for removal of an ORMN Board member are malfeasance [doing the job badly] or nonfeasance [not doing the job].
    • Proposed bylaw:
      • 5.5.5.a. A Director of ORMN may be removed by a vote of a majority of the ORMN Board of Directors. The vote in this case is not a majority of the quorum for a meeting but a majority of the total number of ORMN Board members, excluding the board member subject to removal. (For example, a 10 member board would then become a 9 member board, and the majority would be 5.)
      • 5.5.5.b. Grounds for removal of an ORMN Board member are malfeasance or nonfeasance.
    • Summary of changes:
      • Board member in question that is being removed can not vote as to whether they stay on the board or not
      • Brackets were supposed to be notes, not to be in the final version of the bylaws, so they were removed
      • Example was added
      • Procedure for removal and action of removal we designated a and b respectively so we can better cite things further on down the road in the case of litigation against us
  • 6.3
    • Original bylaw:
      • An ORMN Officer may resign at any time. The ORMN Board of Directors may remove an ORMN Officer through a vote of a majority of those present at a meeting of the ORMN Board of Directors.
    • Proposed bylaw:
      • a. An ORMN Officer may resign at any time. The ORMN Board of Directors may remove an ORMN Officer through a vote of the majority of the membership of the Board of Directors of ORMN. The vote in this case is not a majority of the quorum for a meeting but a majority of the total number of ORMN Board members, excluding the board member subject to removal. (For example, a 10 member board would then become a 9 member board, and the majority would be 5.)
      • 6.3.b. Grounds for removal of an ORMN Officer are malfeasance or nonfeasance.
    • Summary of changes
      • See summary of changes from 5.5.5
  • 3.3
    • Original bylaw
      • Involuntary Termination of ORMN membership- No ORMN member may be deprived of ORMN membership except through noticed disciplinary proceedings. Grounds for termination of ORMN membership include [1] unethical or inappropriate behavior toward another person; [2] physical aggression or verbal harassment of another person]; [3] misuse of ORMN’s resources or name for personal gain; or [4] gross violation of ORMN Principles. Termination requires a majority vote of the total membership of the ORMN Board.
    • Proposed bylaw
      • Involuntary Termination of ORMN membership. ORMN membership may be terminated by the board. Grounds for termination of ORMN membership include [1] unethical or inappropriate behavior toward another person; [2] physical aggression or verbal harassment of another person; [3] misuse of ORMN’s resources or name; [4] gross violation of ORMN Principles; [5] anything in violation of the ORMN Code of Conduct; or [6] engaging in activities which are nefarious in intent or meant to sabotage the organization. Termination requires a majority vote of the total membership of the ORMN Board.
    • Summary of changes
      • Change of language from “deprived” to “may be terminated”
        • Nobody is entitled to being a member of ORMN
      • Added reasons for removal due to situations that this and previous boards have run into
      • Struck last few words of subsection 3
        • Adding of subsection 5 and subjection 6
          • Subsection 5: anything in violation of the ORMN Code of Conduct
          • Subsection 6: engaging in activities which are nefarious in intent or meant to sabotage the organization. Termination requires a majority vote of the total membership of the ORMN Board
  • 5.5.9
    • Current bylaw
      • There is no compensation for serving as an ORMN Director; nor is there any reimbursement of expenses incurred for such service.
    • Proposed bylaw
      • There is no compensation for serving as an ORMN Director.
    • Summary of changes
      • Removed last clause
      • Board to decide policy on reimbursement: $0.14/mile recommended
  • Outlook email created for the committee, run by me
  • All things not clearly defined in bylaws revert to legal definition in Minnesota state statute
  • A board member must recuse themselves when they have a conflict of interest, including the case of removal from the board.

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