The bylaws of our nonprofit corporation state that a person must be a participating member of the organization for one year before being allowed to assume a role as an officer. Recently the bylaws were ignored and a new member was elected as vice president. The president chooses to do nothing about it. Is there anything we can do?
Normally your state nonprofit corporation law will provide a means of removing an officer, which is usually translated into your bylaws as a specifically permitted action for the board. It is not really a prerogative of the president. If you are a member of the board, you can propose the question for a vote. If you are a member, you can ask the board to take action.
If the board declines to act or votes against removal, you might be in a position to bring an action in court, but I wouldn’t recommend it. Long before you could reach a resolution in court, the case will have become moot because the person will have passed the one-year eligibility requirement. And you will have spent a bunch of time and money for naught.