2011 08 intro to pet meetings

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2011 08 intro to pet meetings

  1. 1. The Presbytery of East Tennessee <ul><li>An introduction </li></ul><ul><li>to presbytery meetings </li></ul>
  2. 2. Following Jesus Christ in the adventure of ministry, we will: <ul><li>CONNECT with one another in community, </li></ul><ul><li>EQUIP congregations for faithful ministry, </li></ul><ul><li>SUPPORT our churches, pastors and leaders, </li></ul><ul><li>SERVE God’s world in justice, love, and peace. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Parliamentary Procedure Adapted from Parliamentary Procedures in the Presbyterian Church (USA) by Marianne L. Wolfe, P.R.P. and from Parliamentary Procedures at a Glance by O. Garfield Jones.
  4. 4. Presenters <ul><li>Please move to the front of the sanctuary as your time on the docket nears. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Who May Speak? <ul><li>Teaching elder members of the presbytery. </li></ul><ul><li>Voting ruling elders. </li></ul><ul><li>Those presenting on behalf of a ministry team. </li></ul><ul><li>Those given special permission (corresponding members, guests, etc.) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Speakers MUST go to a microphone
  7. 7. A motion is made <ul><li>Commissioner makes motion. </li></ul><ul><li>Commissioner may not debate before the motion is seconded. </li></ul><ul><li>A motion from a ministry team does not require a second. </li></ul><ul><li>Maker of the motion has the privilege of first debate. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Debate <ul><li>Share your name and role at the presbytery meeting. </li></ul><ul><li>Tell the presbytery whether you’re speaking for or against a motion. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Speak ONLY to the Moderator
  10. 10. Alternate & Wait <ul><li>Whenever possible, those speaking will alternate between those speaking for and those speaking against a motion. </li></ul><ul><li>Commissioners may not rise to speak a second time until all others have had the chance to speak a first time. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Stay on Target <ul><li>One issue at a time is to be discussed. </li></ul><ul><li>Please confine your comments to the motion on the floor. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Put It In Writing <ul><li>Motions or substitute motions should be presented to the Stated Clerk in writing. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Vote <ul><li>Moderator states the motion. </li></ul><ul><li>Moderator takes the vote and announces the vote and the results of the vote. </li></ul><ul><li>Moderator states the next order of business. </li></ul>
  14. 14. A Successful Completion!
  15. 15. Parliamentary Moves Adapted from Parliamentary Procedures in the Presbyterian Church (USA) by Marianne L. Wolfe, P.R.P. and from Parliamentary Procedures at a Glance by O. Garfield Jones.
  16. 16. Simple Amendment <ul><li>There are only three forms of simple amendment. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To delete or strike out. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To add or insert. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To strike out and insert. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The words proposed for deletion or addition must be consecutive words. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Amend by Substitute Motion <ul><li>A SUBSTITUTE MOTION is just an amendment that changes an entire sentence or paragraph. </li></ul><ul><li>It may be amended (like any other amendment). </li></ul><ul><li>It differs from an amendment only in that the motion to substitute, if adopted, does away entirely with the original motion. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Commit or Refer <ul><li>To commit or refer back to committee for further study and amendment. </li></ul><ul><li>When this motion is made, it needs to state clearly what committee; appointment of the committee, if necessary; the task of the committee; and report time. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Postpone to a Particular Time <ul><li>It should always be used in preference to “table” because it permits debate on the propriety of postponement. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Limits on Debate <ul><li>The assembly always has the power, and moderator the right of suggestion, to limit debate to a particular hour, or extend or shorten speeches according to the necessity of the moment. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Call the Question <ul><li>The maker of the motion “to move the previous question” (close debate and immediately take the vote) must be recognized by the moderator and the motion must receive a second. </li></ul><ul><li>It is never in order when called from the floor. </li></ul><ul><li>Should not be used to prevent legitimate debate. </li></ul>

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