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  1. But you cannot normally make a motion without first getting recognized--except, however, you may interrupt when another is speaking to raise a Point of Order, Appeal from the Decision of the Chair, call for Division of the Assembly, ask a Parliamentary Inquiry, or make a Request for Information. Also, if another has been assigned the floor but has not yet begun to speak, you may Object to the Consideration of the Question or ask to Reconsider a previous motion.
  2. RONR (11th ed.), p. 599, ll. 3-12: "An assembly may delegate its authority in this connection in a particular case, by adopting, for example, a resolution such as the following: Resolved, that the secretary [or, "the...committee"] be authorized to correct article and section designations, punctuation, and cross-references and to make such other technical and conforming changes as my be necessary to reflect the intent of the Society in connection with ..."
  3. Uh, why would that be the case? What do your bylaws say?
  4. Side note: My experience with Consent Calendars is that they save a lot of time--especially for dealing with routine business. So, you might expect to get some push-back if you try to eliminate them completely.
  5. Those who changed the location prior to a bylaw amendment are responsible for all costs involved.
  6. I interpret this as meaning that if there is an emergency, the chair may take an action. However, this would have to be ratified at the next meeting. If it's not ratified, the chair would not be reimbursed for any expenditures he or she made.
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    RONR (11th ed.), p. 89, ll. 16-22: "When notice is required to be sent, unless a different standard is specified that requirement is met if written notice is sent to each member either: a) by postal mail to the member's last known address; or b) by a form of electronic communication, such as e-mail or fax, by which the member has agreed to receive notice."
  8. If this were a voice vote and you doubt the result, you (or anyone at the meeting) could yell out "Division!"--this is a "Division of the Assembly) ((RONR, 11th ed.), p. 52, ll. 9-35). This requires a standing vote.
  9. Do you have any rule specifying how many minutes a member of the Board can speak to a motion? Presumably, such a limit, if it exists, would apply to non-Board members, as well.
  10. RONR (11th ed.), p. 460, ll. 13-17: "Any member has a right to examine [the minutes] ...at a reasonable time and place, but this privilege must not be abused to the annoyance of the secretary."
  11. A secretary pro-tem should be elected by the assembly.
  12. The bylaws must clearly state that e-mail voting is allowed, otherwise it is not.
  13. 1) A quorum would normally be a majority of the board members or 7 in your case, so 8 attendees would be fine (unless your bylaws say differently). 2) In a special meeting, only the topics given in the call can be considered at the meeting. 3) E-mail voting is only allowed if your bylaws specifically allow it.
  14. What do your bylaws say regarding discipline?
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