Formation of the Board of Directors (adding and dismissing directors)
Date: June 28, 2014
We have a new president who claims it is the President who selects the members of the board and that this is typical for boards.
Of course, this does not include the 4 elected positions (Pres, VP, Treasure, Secretary) described in the incorporation papers.
This assertion is for the other 1-10 board members.
Unfortunately, our by-laws do not describe how the additional board members are added to the board, thus providing room for our President to make such assertions.
So the question is: Is it truly "typical" for community music corporations to give the President the role of selecting all other board members other than the executive board?
It seems atypical from my experience.
My experience is that at a minimum the rest of the sitting board must approve changes to the board membership.
The question arises because the President has also asserted that this privilege gives the President the right to unilaterally dismiss anyone on the board (except the 3 other elected board members).
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