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I received this question from Alan in Australia:

What is the correct procedure, when the secretary resigns early in the term?

If the Secretary (or any other office holder) resigns early, then most constitutions allow for the president or the committee to appoint another until the next AGM.

If the president does it, it should always be with the approval of the committee. You do not need to go back to the membership unless the constitution says you must but that is rare in my experience.
Please Note: The author accepts no responsibility for anything which occurs directly or indirectly as a result of using any of the suggestions or procedures detailed in this blog. This is not, and should not be taken as legal advice. The author is not a lawyer. All suggestions and procedures are provided in good faith as general guidelines only and should be used in conjunction with appropriate advice relevant legislation, constitutions, rules, laws, by-laws, and with reasonable judgement. If you are in any doubt, seek appropriate advice.

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