Originally Posted by Lyounger
When we reconvene the Charter Review Committee, this is one area I would like to address.
It is reasonable and efficient for the Board to appoint a replacement to a position that has less than 3 months left in its term. Continuity must be maintained and there are too many duties to be absorbed by other board members if there is a vacancy.
However, I will propose that vacated positions with 3 or more months remaining in their term are subject to a special election by the membership. It is very important that the wishes of the majority of the membership are represented as much as possible in every action and decision of the Board.
This issue was brought up at the last club meeting. The Charter change was that the board could replace somebody in March that had only been in office for 3 months. That position would remain the replacements for the rest of the year. The club would then elect someone (could be the replacement) to serve the last year of the term. Tim objected to this because the charter committee hadn't talked about it yet. We had a vote and 13 people voted for it to change and 7 voted against it. So it did not change because the charter requires a 2/3 majority vote to change it.
I have a hard time understanding how a regular club member would vote against voting for who they want in office. It seems like the board may have to pick somebody in a pinch and that person may, or may not be the best person for the job. After a few months it would be a perfect time to analyze how that job has been filled and ALSO that person may decide they don't want to do it anymore and choose not to run. In this exact case Joe does have A LOT on his plate! I could not do what he is doing! If I had a baby that was hanging on to life and a shoulder that didn't allow me to write (or disc golf) with my regular hand. I would never commit to the stress of dealing with this extremely tough situation. It's going to take a lot of time and effort for the next few months to be a board member!