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  1. But it is certainly normal and recommended to have the treasurer give a report at each meeting. The report does not require any action by the board or assembly; it is simply filed for a later audit (typically at the end of the year).
  2. "Lay on the Table" would be the correct motion. Usually an amendment to the Bylaws requires notice. Yes, a Special Meeting could be called to take from the table--there is no need to wait for the next annual meeting. Again, there needs to be proper notice.
  3. You could ask for a roll-call vote (requires a majority). See RONR (12th ed.), 45:45-55.
  4. Thanks for the responses. OK, I'll just give the section and paragraph numbers and presume that anyone can find the quoted line or lines therein.
  5. I just received my copy of the new 12th edition of RONR. I see that this version is using section and paragraph numbers, rather than pages and lines. The list of abbreviations does not include "ll." (lines x to y). So: what if we want to quote just a line or two from a particular section and paragraph? Can we still use "ll." within a section and paragraph, or is that now considered unnecessary or wrong?
  6. Do your bylaws allow electronic meetings? If so, simply use Zoom or some other software, and then you should be OK for getting the Nominating Committee to work and then the Assembly.
  7. But an amendment of the third degree is not allowed. RONR (11th ed.), p. 135, ll. 22=23.
  8. I think you're right. An Executive Committee may go into Executive Session upon taking a vote to do so, but it's not so automatically (unless stated directly in the Bylaws). Also they cannot disband a Standing Committee--this requires an amendment to the Bylaws.
  9. Conducting business via e-mail does not constitute a "deliberative assembly." RONR (11th ed.), p. 98, ll. 14-17. Of course, your Bylaws overrule RONR, but it's very difficult to conduct a debate via e-mail.
  10. Apparently, if a member of the assembly wishes to propose a bylaws amendment, previous notice must be given. The amendment would be debated and voted on; if passed, the amendment would then go the board for its consideration. I must say this is a rather strange situation; usually, the general membership has the final say on amendments, not the board.
  11. No rule in RONR requires that a teller be a registered delegate. However, the members of the assembly must have confidence in the Chair's choice. For a seriously contested issue, it may be wise to appoint tellers from the different camps.
  12. 20/32 is more than half, so the motion originally passed (unless your PTA requires more than a majority, which is doubtful).
  13. You would have to consult your bylaws to see how members are named to your committee. Two members would, however, constitute a quorum, so you could proceed without a third member, if necessary.
  14. I agree with Josh. I would only add that some organizations designate an individual in attendance to decide which way to vote the absentee ballots when the motion is changed from its original form.
  15. Some organizations have bylaws which prohibit spouses from being on the board at the same time. Check your bylaws.
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