George Mervosh

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  1. See your other thread.
  2. Someone else should give the report and move for the adoption of the recommendation. Then the committee chair can argue against its adoption. "In the case of a committee, the committee chairman is the reporting member unless—because he does not agree with the report or for any other reason—he does not wish to give it, in which event the committee chooses another one of its members." RONR (11th ed.), p. 506
  3. I agree. It's probably not going to go well when you replace him but order is required, even for law enforcement personnel. The pages Mr. Martin cited should help. I don't see the need to hire someone, to be honest. It's your job to maintain order and a calm firm demeanor with command of the proper rules is your ammunition.
  4. I don't think that opens any doors. RONR says the business must be specified in the call.
  5. p. 38 indicates the "more" proper, albeit less formal statement is - "Is there any debate"
  6. Since you (yes, you) seem to have a command of the facts, read the earlier cited pages to help determine if there was indeed a violation of the rules where a point of order can be raised later. Right now I just don't see it.
  7. I didn't mean you personally, sorry. From what I can tell based on your facts, nothing on p. 444-446 in RONR (11th ed.) applies.
  8. So you want to invalidate the election of the VP, but not the other officers who were on the same ballot? Personally I think the election should stand as is.
  9. Which rules are those? Typically, the membership handles the discipline of members.
  10. As long as a quorum is present, the motions adopted are not null and void solely because of the absence of the Secretary.
  11. As long as a quorum is present, certainly. Someone else should take the minutes until his return.
  12. I'm just an old fuddy duddy that's always addressed the presiding officer by their title when recognized, regardless of what motion or question I have. I'm also a fan of using the forms and examples in the book as closely as I can remember them. They're there for a reason.
  13. The form and examples in the book have the member saying "Mr. President" in both cases. RONR, pp. 229 and 294. Oh, and it's a Request for Information in the 11th Edition, not a Point of Information ( though that term is not improper), The example shows both..
  14. The chair can assume a motion to adjourn. The chair should have said - “ If there is no objection, the meeting will adjourn due to the lack of a quorum” and paused to be sure there was no objection before declaring it adjourned, as there are other actions the assembly could have taken prior to adjourning.
  15. Yes, as long as the committee has more than one member of your group in it, no second is required. Check your bylaws as most require a 2/3 vote for an amendment to be adopted, but whatever they say is required is what's required.