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Jorge
06-12-2009, 12:11 PM
Having read the bylaws, twice, I'd be interested to know how the board plans to fill the vacancy that now exists.

ThomEmery
06-12-2009, 12:17 PM
Jorge Is there a prescribed method in the Bylaws?

Jorge
06-12-2009, 12:25 PM
Jorge Is there a prescribed method in the Bylaws?

I don't see a method mentioned anywhere. Just that the remaining directors, may fill the vacancy at the next regularly scheduled meeting. The method for electing members to the board is spelled out much more clearly.

That's why I'm asking the question.

Jeff_in_KC
06-12-2009, 12:28 PM
I asked someone yesterday and according to that person (who definitely should know) the precedent has already been set to go back to the previous election and select the person with the most votes who did not get elected. In this instance, it would be Mike Buddai, which is a good thing.

Now, whether this mess of an organization will stick to precedent or not, I cannot say with any certainty. I think legally it should since nothing indicates how to fill vacancies in the by-laws. APPARENTLY they're so worried about all the BS that they can't even put policies in places for vacancies. No wonder Rod wanted out...

willkat98
06-12-2009, 12:33 PM
I don't see a method mentioned anywhere. Just that the remaining directors, may fill the vacancy at the next regularly scheduled meeting. .

Thats it.

Someone brings up a candidate in a motion, they vote, and thats it.

I beleive thats the porcess. No need to "plan" anything.

I recall Mike Lake rejoining the board this way when Dr BBQ stepped down. (I think I recall it that way)

I asked someone yesterday and according to that person (who definitely should know) the precedent has already been set to go back to the previous election and select the person with the most votes who did not get elected. In this instance, it would be Mike Buddai, which is a good thing.

..

Was this precedent set after the Dr BBQ replacement? I don't watch that political theater much anymore

parrothead
06-12-2009, 02:06 PM
Is there anything in the bylaws that refers to Robert's rules of order? The by-laws for our homeoener's association stated that anything that is not covered goes to Robert's rules of order.

stlgreg
06-12-2009, 02:10 PM
regardless of precedent, by law is bylaw

Jeff_in_KC
06-13-2009, 07:41 AM
regardless of precedent, by law is bylaw

And it was stated that there are no by-laws covering this. It's really a pointless discussion though. The BoD will just do whatever they want to do.

ThomEmery
06-13-2009, 08:46 AM
I have thought about running next year
A friend asked "Are you sure you want in on that?"
LOL Great question

Jorge
06-13-2009, 10:37 AM
It's really a pointless discussion though.

That's one reason I posted here:wink::mrgreen: I'm hoping to find out how the BoD plans to handle this, from the source.

drbbq
06-13-2009, 07:49 PM
When we realized that John Ross had been ineligible to run but had been elected the seat that would have been his was given to the guy he'd edged out and I think that was Rod. When I resigned I suggested Mike Lake who had been a board member in the past but hadn't even run the previous election. The board agreed and asked Mike to do it so the precedent thing isn't real.

Mike Budai would seem like a reasonable choice but I doubt it's a lock.

Plowboy
06-13-2009, 08:57 PM
I heard rumors last night that Yankee may get a nomination.

The Giggler
06-13-2009, 09:05 PM
I heard rumors last night that Yankee may get a nomination.

Yankee would be a good addition because he's a solid guy and a great cook. Besides, those Bostonians don't put up with any chit.... :biggrin:

Sledneck
06-15-2009, 10:55 PM
I heard rumors last night that Yankee may get a nomination.

Yankee would be a good addition because he's a solid guy and a great cook. Besides, those Bostonians don't put up with any chit.... :biggrin:From what I have been reading he would have to really crazy or really stupid to accept:rolleyes:

jminion
06-16-2009, 02:24 AM
As Ray said the BOD can put anyone they want into the position, just needs a majority of the votes of remaining members of the Board.

Rod replaced John Ross, that year he had the next highest vote count on the list of candidates but Mike Lake case he had not run the year Ray resigned.

Ford
06-16-2009, 07:08 AM
Thats it.

Someone brings up a candidate in a motion, they vote, and thats it.

I beleive thats the porcess. No need to "plan" anything.



The last copy of the by-laws I have says the same thing and is the "policy" So the BOD votes with a majority rule. It's clearly defined and simple. And it's a process that's in a number of organizations. Elections cost money, even on-line ones so it's there for economy and speed.

And it was stated that there are no by-laws covering this. It's really a pointless discussion though. The BoD will just do whatever they want to do.
There is clearly a by-law that says the BOD decides at the next meeting. How they do it is up to them. So you are right ,they will do whatever they want to do. We the members so empowered them.

YankeeBBQ
06-16-2009, 09:59 AM
From what I have been reading he would have to really crazy or really stupid to accept:rolleyes:

I've been called both on more than one occasion. If nobody's willing to step up then things will never get better. If I was nominated I would accept.

Jorge
06-16-2009, 10:17 AM
I've been called both on more than one occasion. If nobody's willing to step up then things will never get better. If I was nominated I would accept.

Consider yourself nominated.

At this time it's unclear what procedure the BoD will use to fill the vacant seat. In the most recent election Mike Budai, had the largest number of votes of the candidates not elected. I believe he should be given the option to accept, or decline the seat on the board.

Should the board decide to accept nominations from the membership it is my intent to nominate Mike Budai, and Steve Farrin.

FatBoyz
06-16-2009, 10:19 AM
oh come on Jorge you know you have know voice in the kcbs your just a member why would thay givew you a say.... i hope we all got the sarcasum in thet... did i spell sarcasum right?...lol

Jorge
06-16-2009, 10:22 AM
oh come on Jorge you know you have know voice in the kcbs your just a member why would thay givew you a say.... i hope we all got the sarcasum in thet... did i spell sarcasum right?...lol

Billy, the fact that I understood most of that just scares the chit out of me.

Diva
06-16-2009, 10:33 AM
Billy, the fact that I understood most of that just scares the chit out of me.

I understood it too :shock:

Jeff_in_KC
06-16-2009, 12:41 PM
The last copy of the by-laws I have says the same thing and is the "policy" So the BOD votes with a majority rule. It's clearly defined and simple. And it's a process that's in a number of organizations. Elections cost money, even on-line ones so it's there for economy and speed.


There is clearly a by-law that says the BOD decides at the next meeting. How they do it is up to them. So you are right ,they will do whatever they want to do. We the members so empowered them.

I really didn't mean that to sound negative but I suppose it came out that way.

ique
06-16-2009, 01:49 PM
Consider yourself nominated.

Seconded

BBQchef33
06-16-2009, 01:52 PM
Seconded



thirdeded.




is that a word?

Bentley
06-16-2009, 02:48 PM
It's really a pointless discussion though. The BoD will just do whatever they want to do.


LOL...Ya think!

Scottie
06-16-2009, 03:50 PM
I sent my nomination of Mr. Farrin to Mike Lake this morning...

Please don't hate me Steve.... :eek:

Plowboy
06-16-2009, 04:05 PM
thirdeded.




is that a word?

Not sure, but Billy says you spelled it right. (Or is that write? Rite?)

pigmaker23
06-16-2009, 04:52 PM
VOTE FOR STEVE , he needs the work !

Jorge
06-17-2009, 10:05 AM
I sent the quoted message below to the board this morning. Whether anyone else agrees with that or not, I'd urge all members to contact the board and let them know what you would like to see happen. As members, we have the obligation to make our wishes known.

Over the last several days I've been reading quite a bit about recent, and past events, associated with KCBS and the board in particular.

At the moment I'm much more interested in how the vacant seat on the board will be filled, than any of the other issues. Having read the bylaws it is my understanding that the board may fill the seat in any manner they choose. I would strongly urge you to look at the results from the most recent election and select Mike Budai to fill the vacant seat. The membership spoke by casting their ballots in the most recent election.

This past year, the desires of the membership regarding who served on the board was an issue in an unrelated matter. The board chose to honor the wishes of the membership at that time, and I'm hopeful that you will again.

It is also my understanding that the standing Nomination Committee has recommended to the board that nominations be accepted to fill the vacant seat. Should the board choose to accept this recommendation I would like to nominate both Mike Budai, and Steve Farrin who are both members in good standing to the best of my knowledge. Mr. Farrin has stated publicly that his preference is for the seat to be filled by Mr. Budai. I agree, and support his statement. Both gentlemen have my support based on what I know about Mr. Farrin personally, and Mr. Budai from those that I've spoken to that know him.

While I know that the bylaws don't require the board to notify the membership of how they plan to handle this issue in advance of taking action, I would ask that you do so. I believe that an open process would benefit those already serving, any new member chosen to serve, as well as the membership as a whole.

Thank you for your time, as well as your service to KCBS.
Sincerely,

Jacked UP BBQ
06-17-2009, 10:11 AM
All this for a couple trophies and drunk weekends.

Bastey Boy
06-17-2009, 10:25 AM
All this for a couple trophies and drunk weekends.

Trophies??!! :idea:

YankeeBBQ
07-15-2009, 08:57 PM
The new BOD member is Mike Budai

Jeff_in_KC
07-15-2009, 10:04 PM
The new BOD member is Mike Budai

NICE!!! Congrats to Mike! I know he's old school and will do right by the cooks!