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Gary c Tesser

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    aspiring parliamentarian ($4.50 / hr, but I can deal)

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    Brooklyn NY USA
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    I'm interested in finding out how to set "status". I'm also interested in advising everybody not to post their birthdate, because it just makes it easier for criminals .

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  1. Combination Show of Hands/Nay Voting System?

    Boy, I'm glad he (or she: isn't "ciat" the Celtic word for "gladiola"? I left my Celtic-English / English-Celtic dictionary in the Consultation Room of my winter home in Tierra del Fuego) or she was so accommodating. (They say one way to defer mental decay accompanying advancing age is mental exercise, and one recommended specific is learning a new language: I'm trying out Sarcasm.)
  2. (Might we go into the grammar ("if" / "that"?))
  3. Yeah, I myself have been wondering about that for some 20 years or so. (I was younger then, or at least looked it.)
  4. Able to limit detail of a motion in the minutes?

    I was on tenterhooks.
  5. Thanks. How did you get there? Is that one of the those nugatory benefits of being a college graduate? (I wound up with : https://archive.org/stream/Robertsrulesofor00robe_201303/robertsrulesofor00robe#page/n121/mode/2up and: https://archive.org/stream/Robertsrulesofor00robe_201303/robertsrulesofor00robe#page/n123/mode/2up)
  6. Signs for meetings?

    Read Heinlein's "Columbus Was a Dope".
  7. Thank you Mr Transpower: #1 and 3 were spectacularly informative. (I have been wondering about this for millennia (some of the previous and some ofthe current). ) I'm a little skeptical about your #2.
  8. I couldn't. I have now spent close to an hour on it. What did you do? Would you kindly give a URL? Ah, for the good old days, when someone cheerily remarked that it was good news that someone had taught Mr Honemann how to turn his computer on, and he her replied that we might be gladder that nobody taught him how to turn it off. And now he breezily advises us to go ahead and ferret itout. Like those teachers who breezily fob off a question by saying he's leaving that as an exercise for the student. I went to Google, and tried the first dozen or so links. They don't have the pages numbered. I then tried the Wikipedia article on ROR, checking the External Links, but no dice. I expect I (and anyone else caught by this bait) I need to see a PDF file, or some other photograph-like format. (Or I might manage to could go home to Sheepshead Bay, slipping briefly from my bonds of servitude here in benighted Flatbush, and look it up in my copy, which that treasure Deb Wunder casually picked up in a garage sale, thinking Idly that I might like it, maybe ten years ago. But for pity's sake: if Dan Honemann can find it "without too much effort", I ought to be able to, with the boatloads of effort that I have already put in, and it looks like there's more coming. I'm not indefatigable, but I am obsessive. (On the other hand, he didn't actually say that he himself found it online without too much effort. Only that we ("You") others could. Since my best expedient, if I were home, would be to get up and toddle (these days, waddle or stagger or wamble) into the other room and look it up in the hard copy, most likely what Mr Honemann would have done, and maybe did, was similarly rise from his creaky old chair on his creaky old joints and toddle, waddle, stagger, or wamble across the room and pick up the real book..)
  9. As a variant of your #1 above, could not the member begin by moving to suspend the rules and ... [main motion] ? (And if not, why not, if you please.)
  10. Meeting location in minutes of teleconference meeting

    And they, and we, might prudently defer to Ms Rempel.
  11. Approval of minutes with no changes

    Thanks. It took some work.
  12. Can a board be elected w/o a vote?

    CatsterB, do the bylaws require a ballot vote? (Might not matter much, but maybe)
  13. Approval of minutes with no changes

    Jerry Havens, these guys have got it cockeyed (or haywire, I forget which is which). If you only vote if there are corrections to vote on, and there are no corrections to vote on, then you can't vote (Q. E. D., eh Doc?), and if you can't vote, obviously there is no way you can accept the minutes. (These college graduates talk themselves into knots.) The minutes have to be kept into abeyance until someone can find an error to correct. It's never hard, nothing's perfect. For example, my biker club wanted to buy dancing shoes for our school booster-club uniforms, and we were 45 minutes hunting the next meeting for a correction, when triumphantly someone proclaimed that the minutes claimed that the motion to buy teal shoes had been amended to "chartreuse," but the proposed amendment had failed, which was a relief because we could then vote to correct the minutes and because now nobody had to find out what either word means. See? Not so complicated after all.
  14. Non-voting members

    O Richard, our first quarrel. O Dan, our second first quarrel. "-Apse, upse; apse unguent, apse unguentine.-" (I ahve now cleared this stuff up.)