I am running for Moore Republican Women President. It is important that you register immediately. The current executive board has limited voting eligibility. Voting has been restricted to those who register and purchase a lunch. In the past, registration for the luncheon has been limited, with the available seats selling out. Additionally, the MRW executive board is unlawfully preventing new members from participating in the upcoming November 3rd election.
The bylaws provide that if you live in Moore County, you are a Republican woman, and you pay the fee, you are a member. Members are eligible to vote. You can even bring your check to the next meeting, per the website.
The bylaws do not have any restrictions on timing of membership.
ARTICLE IV MEMBERSHIP AND DUES
Section One Eligibility
A. Active Membership
1. Any woman, who is a registered Republican in Moore County, North Carolina, and who accepts and advocates the objectives (Article II) and policies (Article III) of MRW, shall be eligible for membership.
2. A member in good standing shall be a member who has paid the required dues for the current calendar year.
But the MRW Bylaws have now been amended without notice and without a vote of MRW members. Additionally, new members have been prevented from registering for the November 3rd luncheon. This is a violation of the MRW Bylaws.
ARTICLE XI AMENDMENTS AND REVISIONS
After Executive Board approval, these bylaws may be amended or revised by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of those active members present and voting, a quorum being present, at any regular meeting of MRW or a special meeting called for that purpose, provided notice of the proposed amendment(s) or revision has been given in writing to all members at least thirty (30) days prior to the general meeting.
There was a special meeting held on Saturday October 16th by the MRW Executive board. The rules were changed without notice to the MRW members. Maureen Krueger, also running for MRW President, was invited and was present at this meeting. I was not invited.
Upon motion of the Membership Chair, membership was retroactively cut off, effective October 16th. This was done without notice to MRW members and violated the MRW Bylaws.
A copy of the meeting's minutes are below. Click on the link to read.