The removal language you cite does not directly address the removal of the volunteer representatives. Having volunteer representatives is a bit unusual and would not be covered by the bylaws of most not for profits. When the idea was added to the bylaws, the board may not have covered the removal of the volunteer reps. In order to answer your questions, one would have to read all of the articles of incorporation and the bylaws as well as the Oregon statutes. However, it may be that the situation is not specifically covered so the situation is uncertain.
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When “for cause” is used in a contract, it is ordinarily defined in the contract. Evidently your Bylaws do not define it. The OR corporate laws may have a definition. If not, I would say a typical definition is conviction of a felony or a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude. Or the Board may just decide to define it. Beyond that the Q is what the first clause quoted means: Does it mean any Director can be removed? Or only that “a director elected . . . by the Board” may be removed. If the latter, then the Board would not have authority to remove you, since you were elected by the core volunteers, not by the Board. This would be in keeping with the general rule of corporate law that a director can be removed only by the shareholders, and not solely by Board action.
Since the Bylaws appear to be silent on removal by the core volunteers, they would have no authority to remove anyone.
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