Use of "except" in a personal real-world application of Bylaws - help!

emmajoru1emmajoru1 Member
edited April 2014 in General 37 karma
I live in an artist cooperative. It is stated in our Bylaws "Except for the chairperson of the committee, such committee members need not be Directors."

The chairperson of one of our committees is not a Director.

That doesn't fly with the logic of the given Bylaws, right? Doesn't the chairperson NEED to be an elected Director? The quote-unquote chairperson in question says that I'm wrong, and that the chairpersons of our committees need not be Directors. Who is right?

Comments

  • michellemoon0708michellemoon0708 Alum Member
    79 karma
    "Except for the chairperson of the committee, such committee members need not be directors" = MD(Member director)<-->C (chairperson).

    Hope that helps!
  • Jonathan WangJonathan Wang Yearly Sage
    edited April 2014 6736 karma
    The general rule is that committee members don't need to be directors. The first half gives you the lone exception to this rule - the chairperson. Just rearrange the two halves this way: "Such committee members need not be Directors, except for the chairperson of the committee."

    Long story short, you're right and your chairperson is bad at parsing English.
  • emmajoru1emmajoru1 Member
    37 karma
    Ok thank you so much!
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