S Beaulieu

Motion to Adjourn

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8 minutes ago, S Beaulieu said:

Is it necessary to have a motion to adjourn our Board meeting?

Not always.  If there is a preset hour for adjournment the chair can simply declare the meeting adjourned at that time, or if after going through the entire order of business and making certain no one wishes to bring up any additional business, the chair can simply declare the meeting adjourned.  See RONR (11th ed.), pp. 240-241 for more details

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Can the president spontaneously decide to adjourn the meeting at his will with no motion made?

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Can the president spontaneously adjourn the meeting at his own will with no motion?

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10 hours ago, Guest Inquiring Mind said:

Can the president spontaneously adjourn the meeting at his own will with no motion?

 

7 hours ago, SaintCad said:

Nope.  And if he leave the members elect a Chair pro tem.

Well, as Joshua Katz correctly pointed out on July 15, the president can declare the meeting adjourned without a motion to do so in certain emergency situations.

Edited to add: also, as George Mervosh pointed out in the very first response in this thread back on July 14, he can do so if a specific preset time for adjournment has been reached or if the agenda or order of business had been concluded and he has established that there is no further business.

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3 hours ago, Richard Brown said:

 

Well, as Joshua Katz correctly pointed out on July 15, the president can declare the meeting adjourned without a motion to do so in certain emergency situations.

Edited to add: also, as George Mervosh pointed out in the very first response in this thread back on July 14, he can do so if a specific preset time for adjournment has been reached or if the agenda or order of business had been concluded and he has established that there is no further business.

Since those situations had already been dealt with in the thread, I was imagining the all-too frequent occurrence when the Chair doesn't like the way the meeting is going so they declare the meeting is adjourned and walk out.

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