- Issue: Appeal to NC's Ruling the Motion to expedite urgent votes as out of order.
- Date: 5 July 2000
- AppealOn 3 July 2000, the following motion was madeby Teri Pettit and seconded by Virginia Cisewski:
" Whereas 'the great purpose of all rules and forms is to subserve the will of the assembly rather than to restrain it; to facilitate, and not to obstruct, the expression of their deliberative sense' (Robert's Rules of Order), I move that henceforth in all instances where an Advisory Board motion has been made and seconded, and is followed by at least two independent calls for the question: (1) that voting can proceed, with or without discussion, with or without a numbered motion and with or without the approval of the National Coordinator; (2) that said motion shall be automatically approved should it receive the number of aye votes necessary under the Bylaws; and (3) that the only exception shall be when the Bylaws call for a 48-hour membership notice period."
- On 4 July 2000, the Motion was ruled out of order by the NC with the following comments:
"The motion above made by Teri and seconded by Virginia is an attempt to
make a bylaws change. The AB does not have the authority to make a bylaws change. This also
flies in the face of RRO and therefore is declared out of order."
- on 5 July 2000, an appeal to this decision was made by Virgina Cisewski and seconded by Ginger Hayes stating:
I appeal this decision on the basis that:
1. the motion in no way conflicts with law, bylaws or parliamentary
procedure as applied in a continuous meeting
2. the motion is necessary for the Advisory Board to fulfill its obligations
to the membership as set forth in said bylaws.
- Appeal By: Virgina Cisewski
- Second By: Ginger Hayes
- Virginia Cisewski - NO
- Barbara Dore -
- Joy Fisher -
- Shari Handley -
- Ginger Hayes - NO
- Richard Howland -
- Gloria Mayfield -
- Betsy Mills - abstain
- Teri Pettit - NO
- Jim Powell - NO
- Pam Reid - abstain
- Maggie Stewart-Zimmerman -
- Holly Timm - NO
- Tina S. Vickery - NO
- Joe Zsdedeny - abstain
- 9 voting - we have a quorum
3 abstain - 6 No votes
The ruling that the Motion To Expedite is out-of-order is overruled.
The Motion to Expedite is on the floor.