Q: Club By Laws
I have been a member of a club for the last 30+ years. This club has always charged dues to meet expenses. For the past several years the club has experienced a positive cash flow. The previous administration concluded that the organization didn’t need the excess funds that resided in the treasury. That administration passed a motion granting all members a 5 year dues hiatus, thereby extending everyone’s membership by 5 additional years.
A new administration took office and immediately rescinded the previous dues motion, thereby reducing everybody’s membership.
Can a benefit granted by a previous administration be rescinded? If not, what redress do I have against the individual directors who voted for the new motion?
A: It is probably going to cost you many thousands of dollars to file a lawsuit to find out. Perhaps a few of the members should go to speak with a local attorney about this.
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