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  • Parliamentary Procedure also called rules of order
  • Parliamentary Procedure
    • a set of rules for conduct at meetings that allows everyone to be hear and to make decisions.
  • Motion
    • a proposal that the entire membership takes action or stands on an issue.
    • When one makes a motion, he is just proposing an idea or suggestion for the group to take action.
  • Quorum
    • is the minimum number of members who must be present for business to be transacted.
    • Once a quorum is present, the meeting and business may proceed.
    • Quorum refers to the number of members present , not to the number of members voting.
  • Roles and Positions
  • A. Chairperson
    • is the facilitator of the meeting.
    • keeps the meeting moving along through the agenda
    • recognizes people to speak
    • enforces the rules of the meeting
  • B. Secretary
    • takes notes of the meeting, and sometimes distributes them.
  • Parts of the Meeting and Sample Expressions
  • A. Call to Order
    • The chairman would say, “The meeting will now please come to order .”
  • B. Roll call
    • secretary may call the names of the members
  • C. Business
    • The chairman will present and give a brief description of the agenda .
    • “ First in our agenda for today is the election of officers…”
    • “ If there are no clarifications regarding this matter, then we shall proceed now to our business at hand. The table is open for the nomination of candidates for the president position.”
  • D. Motion
    • members now will propose their own candidate .
  • Member 1
    • “ I respectfully nominate
    • Joshua Odom
    • to be our president.”
  • Member 2
    • “ I move that the nomination for
    • the position of president be closed.”
    • a member needs to second the motion after it has been made by someone else.
    E. Seconding the motion
    • “ I second the motion.”
  • F. General Consent Motion
    • the chairman acknowledges the motion and asks for the members’ choice .
    • the chairman announces the result .
    • “ Who is in favor of Joshua Odom?”
  • G. Announcement
    • any group member can make announcement to everyone.
  • H. Adjournment
    • This is the end of the meeting . If less formal, the chairman will just say, “If there is no further business, the meeting is adjourned.”