Removing members from a non profit organization
We are a non profit family oriented equine riding club. At an event earlier this month we had two members who let loose with horrible language and aggressive behavior. We have a set of By-laws that states you can not do this sort of thing, so the Officers & Directors got together and voted them out. Of course they are extremely angry and have threatened to sue however if we don't stick by our decision we will lose over half of the remaining members. Any ideas on how to move forward with this? Also a side note here, in our By-laws it states Any person asked to leave club property or activity will appear before the Board of Directors at their next regular meeting for disciplinary action, however every individual involved with this conflict sent in an incident report, then the vote was taken, then the two in question sent in their incident reports and the Board re-voted to kick them out anyway due to the fact that everyone in the club will leave, so it was decided that it isnt necessary to have them sit around and scream at the board members. How confusing!!! OK here is the big question... Is what we are doing OK? Thanks for your help, I know it's confusing.