Re: #06: Public resolutions

From: David Graham <cdlu(at)pkl(dot)net>
To: John Goerzen <jgoerzen(at)complete(dot)org>
Cc: spi-bylaws(at)lists(dot)spi-inc(dot)org
Subject: Re: #06: Public resolutions
Date: 2003-03-26 16:16:50
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On Wed, 26 Mar 2003, John Goerzen wrote:

> [chairman hat on]
> Up for discussion:
> 06 Resolutions should be public.

Resolutions should be public, but not must be public.

The by-laws can obligate the board to publicise all resolutions the board
does not unanimously agree to keep under wraps. Such secret resolutions
must be released to the membership minus whatever sensitive information
they contain within 60 days. This would allow the board to resolve a
sticky issue about, for example, bank accounts without sensitive
information - such as account numbers - being released. By requiring
unanimity of the board to keep a board resolution censored, any board
member can choose to overturn that decision and it will be a very seldom
used rule, which may or could become necessary at some point in the

David "cdlu" Graham cdlu(at)pkl(dot)net
Guelph, Ontario SMS: +1 519 760 1409


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