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    Ziggy
    Flatchatter

      Hi Jimmy, two people have recently resigned from our strata committee – the secretary and one other. At the AGM, we voted for 5 members to be on the SC. So, do those two vacancies need to be filled ASAP (and how) and does a new secretary have to be elected amongst the remaining three?

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      Jimmy-T
      Keymaster

        So, do those two vacancies need to be filled ASAP (and how) …?

        There’s no hard and fast rule but until you have filled the vacancies, anyone can come along and nominate themselves for election to the committee and you’d be hard pressed to refuse since the scheme has already established the size of committee it wants.

        The remaining committee members can co-opt new members by a simple internal vote. The roles of secretary can also be reallocated by a simple vote and one member can have more than one office.

        and does a new secretary have to be elected amongst the remaining three?

        No.  Any co-opted member of the committee can be elected to the role of office-bearer.  I recently resigned from the committee of our investment property where I was also chair (not least because I think office-bearers should live in the building).  My successor as a member and as chair had already been identified before I triggered his election by resigning. He was elected to the committee, stood as chair and was elected to that too.

         

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        scotlandx
        Strataguru

          Bear in mind that the quorum for any meetings is based on the number set at the AGM, so with 2 people gone your quorum is still 3, i.e. you need all the current members to achieve a quorum.

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