Can the Vice-President be a Member of the Nominating Committee?

Can the Vice-President be a Member of the Nominating Committee?
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QUESTION:

I would like to know if an officer now serving as vice-president should be a member or chair the committee to nominate new Officers/Board members? I felt it might be a conflict of interest. If you would let me know who should be excluded from being on or chairing this committee I would very much appreciate it. Who is to appoint the chairman of the nominating committee?
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ANSWER:

The only person that Robert's Rules recommends should NOT to be on the nominating committee is the president, so the vice-president could be a member of or even chair the committee. Many bylaws provide that the president appoints all committees EXCEPT the nominating committee, so check your bylaws to see if they have anything to say on the matter. If your bylaws are silent on this matter, then the members appoint committees and committee chairmen.