reelsman

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  1. I do not understand what you mean by "Action Session", but RONR, 11th ed., has a whole section devoted to the order of business. Take a look at RONR (11th ed.), §41, pp. 351ff.
  2. No rule in RONR limits how a member of an executive board can vote on recommendations of a committee of which he was a member.
  3. In small boards and committees, seconds are not necessary, RONR (11th ed.), p. 488, l. 1.
  4. Do I sense a "not hole"?
  5. No. If the report does not recommend any action, what motion would be needed?
  6. The chair would have no reason to know the will of the assembly before making the request.
  7. The instances where the chair's use of unanimous consent are proper are always distinguished by the fact that the use does not give the appearance that the chair is acting in a partial or partisan way. Just for a few examples: The chair may admit a motion that a member has called out without being recognized if no other member had risen to claim the floor The chair may permit a speaker in debate to continue his remarks after the expiration of his time if it is evident that the assembly is absorbed and no one objects The chair may introduce, without objection, a guest speaker in advance of the scheduled time for his presentation or program if the guest speaker needs to be excused from the meeting early
  8. That's an interesting reply, especially in the light of the new language, "...even by a unanimous vote", in RONR (11th ed.), p. 263, ll. 17,18.
  9. No. But, if the proper parliamentary procedures are being followed, there should be no reason for the board to be "...at a standstill..." (deadlock?).
  10. I disagree with the application of the cited text in this particular circumstance (though not what is said, in general).
  11. I certainly agree with this.
  12. Who says the member should withdraw from the board's meeting room while actions pertaining to the matter are pending? I certainly did not intend to imply any such thing.
  13. A special meeting can only be called by those to whom the power is assigned in the bylaws. The regular presiding officer presides. The only topics about which official action can be taken are those that are mentioned in the call of the meeting sent to all the members by the secretary as prescribed in the bylaws. If emergency action is required about other matters not mentioned, the action must be ratified at a later, properly-called meeting (regular or special) in order to be the official action of the society.
  14. The paragraph about the adoption of the main motion will be the same, regardless that action taken was improper or invalid.
  15. If the question was the next one up, anyway, it should have just been announced as pending, and a motion or unanimous consent request was neither necessary nor proper. At any rate, we'll learn'ya on this forum that the presiding officer refrains from the kind of active participation in the transaction of business that is proper and expected of other members of the assembly. He refrains in order to maintain the appearance the impartiality while in the chair. There are exceptions for points of order, objections to the consideration of a question, and appeals from the decision of the chair.